Linky Friday #64
[G1] Because women prefer to be pat down by women, female TSA agents are disproportionately put on pat-down duty which aside from the unpleasantness is detrimental to their careers.
[G2] Washington may not be working, but James Fallows says that our cities are.
[G3] From James Hanley: Using computer modeling to prevent marathon traffic jams.
[H1] West Virginia is on the road to making (most) pseudoephedrine prescription-only.
[H2] Uninsured patients are more likely to get shuffled out to a trauma center, which turns out not to be such a bad thing for them, care-wise.
[H3] Aaron Carroll is coming around (a little) on retail medical clinics.
[H4] Checklists are supposed to prevent unnecessary medical errors, but recently in Ontario, they didn’t work. Why? Bill Gardner explains.
[H5] From James Hanley: Putting beer on your meat is healthy(er) for you.
[E1] I didn’t know that there was such a thing as vertical wind turbines, but now I do and they look pretty cool and are apparently pretty efficient.
[E2] Meanwhile, in Alaska, there is the hoverturbine! World’s highest.
[E3] Can we turn infrared into a renewable energy source?
[E4] Nevada is going green, thanks to the green energy industry.
[E5] From James Hanley: IPCC finds more scientific uncertainty about climate change and extinctions.
[A2] League Alum Jamelle Boule wonders if increased divesity might make the United States more like Mississippi. I was thinking about that when I read Hanley’s post about the emergence of Hispanics. A bipoduct of whites becoming a minority might be that they start voting more like one. (link via Mark Thompson)
[A3] Gentrification and decay in New York City, in 36 pictures. (Via Saul Degraw)
[A4] From Vikram Bath: Marijuana legalization doesn’t appear to have led to increased crime rates in Colorado.
[A5] From Christopher Carr: A compelling article on what Murrysville might have been if assclown had used guns instead of knives.
[A6] At Hit Coffee, I write about the geography of economic mobility within the United Statesand what the NYT map from last year does and does not say.
[W1] Canada demands more Canadian porn.
[W2] For fear of the demographic problems looking, Japan is considering the previously unthinkable: Immigration.
[W3] Erica Eichelberger went to Nigeria and met some scammers.
[W4] The role that a wet climate played in Genghis Khan’s conquering of Asia.
[W5] The various scenarios of an American-Russian war.
[V1] From Sam Wilkinson: A slow-motion video capture of a subway platform.
[V2] From Sam Wilkinson: A short documentary about a man named Umit Mesut, a man who loves film.
[V3] The digestion (or lack thereof) or ramen:
[V4] Introducing a generic corporate video: