Dr. Phi ponders the difference between responsibility and license.

James Fallows seems pretty excited about the climate deal worked out between the US and China. It apparently took a lot of work. John Kemp and Tim Mak, however, are less impressed. The major concession that China is making, was already believed to be the case two years ago.

A Russian lawmaker thinks there need to be a bunch more Putins, and propose mailing women his sperm so that they might produce them. Patrick Smith at Salon might approve.

Once upon a time, the SS United States was one of the most remarkable watercraft in the United States. Now it sits in decay, paying dock rent of $60,000 per month.

Sweden has a lot of the laws (and culture) that people here say we need to help women in the workplace, and the result isn’t all that different than here. Ditto Norway.

A third of all divorces in 2011 contain the word “Facebook.”

Gary Ries picks up recycling bottles and cans from city trash cans in San Diego, helping the environment and making a little bit of money. The city seeks to put a stop to that.

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers, a truly great record, turns 20. Man, I feel old.

Megan McArdle goes to bat for alimony.

Taylor Swift, whose eight seconds of static made it to #1, opts out of Spotify. It would stand to reason that more big artists would benefit from doing the same, which makes me wonder if Spotify won’t eventually become something of a platform for discovery.

Politicians often follow polls, but when they don’t they have the ability to actually help shape public opinion.

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2 Responses to Linkluster Shreveport

  1. Peter says:

    That situation with the SS United States sounds a bit dubious. $60,000 per month just to tie up at a pier seems absurd, especially as it seems obvious that there aren’t any services being provided. I really would like to know if the dock owner is taking advantage of the nonprofit that owns the ship.

    • trumwill says:

      I dunno, seemed not-too-unreasonable to me. Something like that probably only has a few places to park for the long term, and a lot of competition for those few parking spaces.

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