[Ed Note: Most of these were featured previously. I’ve places the ones that are not reruns at the top.]

wwf#BanPrimaries.Oooh, free photo editing software.

Joel Kotkin and Charles Marohn debate conservatism vs suburbia.

The teacher shortage may be making a comeback.

Most sheriffs and police chiefs are on board with concealed carry. Granted, most serve over rural areas (Los Angeles County and Beaverhead County each get one sheriff) and that skews the numbers.

Maybe WASP values had their place, and we’re less than we could be without them.

We’ll have to pass the bill before we know what’s in it, of course, but some are concerned that Hillary Clinton’s tuition plan may backfire.

Are video games taking young men out of the workforce? Well, that’s better than turning them into psycho-murderers I guess? Anyway, some serious reflection on the voluntarily unemployed.

Branko Milanovic looks at populism in the international context, from Trump to Putin. And China!

The people of Windsor, Canada, are living with an unpleasant sound possibly coming from an industrial island, but no one is sure what to do about it.

setitallonfireYou guys are going to get tired about links about brutalism, but I’m not going to get tired of sharing them. But save it for the buildings and not
Brutalism for architecture yes, but websites, please.

Things like this aren’t really helping the pro-immigration cause. Or maybe they are, if they do successfully convince people reoffend rates are lower than they evidently are.

Economists investigated the notion that sex tends to make people happy by trying to encourage some couples to have more sex, and it did not make them happier.

Pork rectums, it turns out, need to be deboned and inverted before they can be sold.

Given that a lot of sign language is spoken-language related, and that some of the affectations used in sign language relate to culture, it’s not surprising that sign language isn’t global.

It doesn’t take much to impact people’s beliefs towards the non-existence of climate change. Also, how repeated falsehoods become truths.

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9 Responses to Linkluster Beltway (v2.0)

  1. fillyjonk says:

    As much as I dislike and find-depressing Brutalist architecture, I have to admit the concept of “Brutalist” websites is interesting.

    (And I wonder: are those “ugly” websites more compatible with things like screenreaders for the disabled?)

    though I will say, in my bleaker moods lately, I wonder if Brutalism in everything isn’t what we’re heading for. I would argue the old-school generic food items have a Brutalist aesthetic (which I remember from my childhood: plain white or yellow packaging with the name of the item, e.g., ROLLED OATS printed on it in a plain black font).


  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    Sheriff deputies (& state troopers) tend to be a lot more relaxed about CCW holders as well. It’s the city cops that think (mistakenly) that every gun is pointing at them.

    It makes sense, if a person goes through the process, even if it’s just an application process, to get a permit, that person probably has enough respect for the law to not be killing a cop during a simple contact. It’s not a perfect gauge, but it has value.

  3. Michael Cain says:

    The Colorado sheriff’s association gave up on publicly endorsing policies when they figured out that the sheriffs for the ten big (and one smaller) Front Range counties (of 64 total) represented almost 85% of the population of the state and often had a different (urban/suburban) agenda than the rural sheriffs. About the time that happened, there were rumors around the Capitol that the Front Range sheriffs had threatened to withdraw their memberships.

  4. Jaybird says:

    The whole young men/video games thing strikes me as a somewhat elegant solution.

    Subsidize VR goggles and we can probably get away with housing them in something much closer to a dormitory. (Set up a cafeteria on one of the main floors and you can get away with not needing to provide kitchens either.)

    After that, you just need soma. They’re out of the way and we don’t have to worry about them siring children.

    Probably a lot cheaper than prison, too.

  5. Plinko says:

    I think the interesting axis on the CCW is really more reflective of evolved thinking on conceal vs. open rather than urban/rural these days now that ban isn’t a viable preference for them.

  6. Brandon Berg says:

    Not complaining because free, but this is a rerun from a week or two ago, isn’t it?

  7. SFG says:

    Never had a problem with WASP values. They built the country, after all. If I go to France, I will drink wine, watch boring movies, and do my level best to act French, even though I know I won’t fool anyone.

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