Linky Friday: Live From Las Vegas
Pets:[P1] A look at hero pitbulls.
[P2] I’ve had two dogs that have beat eating one another’s poop and vomit for so long I think they’ve been trading the same bug back and forth for two weeks.
[P3] The story of two hero dogs, who woke up a probably peeved owner and brought them outside to a woman who was freezing to death.
[P6] Your dog regrets nothing.
Religion:[R1] Russell Moore looks biblically at how to handle the revelation that people you admire has done wrong.
[R2] Is rock music getting religion?
[R4] Mormon blogger Carolyn says the LDS Church needs to do more about violence against women.
[R5] A look at cults, exotic religion, old religion, and male dominance. Religious institutions reflect their cultures as well as affect them, so it’s not a surprise. But interesting all the same.
Environment:[E1] Alden Wicker looks at how we can recalibrate our consumerism for the sake of the environment.
[E2] What if the planet demands that we have to keep some economies behind? I suppose the answer is going to depend heavily on whether or not you’re in one of those economies.
[E3] A look at the utter destruction of our coral reefs.
[E4] Ted Nordhaus is worried about our unrealistic climate change goals.
[E5] David Roberts does a really good job outlining the sometimes conflict between anti-climate change advocacy and environmentalism.
[E6] Maybe polar bears aren’t about to get slaughtered by climate change. I swear, polar bears have the best PR guys.
Health:[He1] This is not new information. There is some preventive care that lowers costs. Most of it doesn’t.
[He2] Japan’s emergency rooms are getting taxed, possibly to the point of collapse.
[He3] In Britain, does the NHS serve the populace, or does the populace serve the NHS?
[He4] Theodore Dalrymple writes of a surgeon who erred and was tried for manslaughter.
[He5] Imagine how much more effective this might be if they were allowed to suggest that they can help people quit smoking and/or that they are less risky than cigarettes?
[He6] For the Reason Foundation, Adrian Moore argues that health care providers ought to be able to innovate. The devil, of course is in the details. Really, though, both the public and private aspects of our system need work.
[He7] America’s worse opioid crisis of the 20th century.
Crime:[Cr1] According to a new study, male criminals have criminal children, but female criminals apparently only do if they mate with male criminals.
[Cr2] Should Guantanamo detainees have a right to art? More specifically, a right of their art to leave the base.
[Cr3] We may have laughed, but it worked.
[Cr4] Women used to use hatpins to keep unwanted suitors at bay. Male legislators of course sought to ban them.
[Cr5] This is going the extra mile to impress a woman.
[Cr6] Gosh, says the defender of asset seizure, if you don’t let the police keep the proceeds why would they even bother busting people at all?