Guns & Suicide
Monthly Archive: May 2018
What goes up must come down. Because of Gravity. Maybe. Turns out gravity might not be all we thought it to be, and might have a “dark” side.
Earlier this week, Virginia became the 33rd State to pass legislation expanding Medicaid. While the national conversation still mostly focuses on the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, the majority of states have quietly expanded government-run healthcare options.
The case for shotgun cohabiting by someone against premarital cohabiting.
Bail is bad, mugshots are bad, killing your spouse by rigging the parachute also bad.
A busy 48 hours in the international intrigue business, as two big name Vladimir Putin critics turned up in the news, with some very surprising results. First on Tuesday came news out of the Ukraine of what appeared to be another dissident journalist assassinated:
Wolf children, the Isle of California, Pepsi the great military power, and the Fall of Rome…
Difficulty in communication.
Starbucks will be closing around 8,000 company owned stores on the afternoon of May 29th, to give mandantory training to over 175K employees on what the coffee giant is calling “Racial-Bias Education”. The closing and training had been announced weeks ago in the aftermath of an incident in Philadelphia were a Starbuck manager called the police on two black customers sitting in the store
It is well-known that the foster care system is imperfect. Some complain that child protection agencies are not proactive enough, leaving children in harm’s way. Others accuse the agencies of engaging in “child stealing”. No matter which is true, one can hardly imagine an issue for which improvement is more crucial.
Babylon Bee, local newspapers, mugshots, and getting pwned by Trump.
Worms. Predatory worms.
America will be celebrating Memorial Day on May 28th, 2018. Along with a long weekend, folks thoughts will turn to the meaning of the holiday, honoring the fallen of American conflicts. But over 216K of them are buried or memorialized as missing in foreign lands.
Retroactive is a #ICYMI listing of all the great reading from the week that was. Ordinary Times is a group endeavor to explore and illuminate culture, with the word “culture” interpreted broadly. Here, you will find discussions of politics and law, art and sports, family and faith, laughter and grief, food and fiction.
Matthew Stewart’s piece on “the 9.9 percent” in the Atlantic is more interesting (and probably easier to remember) than jeremiads about the “one percent”.
Searching for an Ur-story of the story found in Three Amigos, A Bug’s Life, and Galaxy Quest
Of the 12 men who have walked on the moon, there are only 5 left living. Alan Bean, who became the fourth human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, died May 26th after a brief illness.
The Department of Justice would like a word about your router. In fact, according to an FBI Public Service Announcement, they would like all of you to reboot your small office and home office routers.