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Government evils — but I repeat myself

Friday links

  • In news-of-the-creepy: the recently dead can now unlock smartphones with their fingers or eyes.
  • Speaking of creepy, Sean Parker accuses Mark Z and FB of exploiting vulnerabilities in human psychology. (No sh*t, Sherlock. That’s what FB exists to do.)
  • Electric cars: major polluters. (Yet another truth obvious to anyone who ever looked honestly at the question without being dazzled by the claims of clean urban air.)… 6 Comments
  • Monday links

  • Elderly small-town doctor who accepts mostly cash patients loses her medical license because she doesn’t have a computer to report to her state’s mandatory drug-monitoring program.
  • Where oh where have we heard stories like this before? And why do politicians never see the predictable end to the tale? California plans to slap monumental taxes on legal cannabis in hopes of filling up the state’s shaky treasury.
  • The paradise papers are shaking up some otherwise comfortable people.… 36 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • Making “frugal” sexy.
  • Why did the left go nuts when Trump obeyed the law on Obamacare?
  • Although this article manages to sling the usual mainstream insults, there’s no question: Art Robinson and his family do fascinating science.
  • Clayton Cramer — whose research was instrumental in busting lying anti-gun “historian” Michael Bellesiles — is writing a book on mass murder in America and would like reader comments.… 9 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • The latest must-know development, if you want to be a proper social-justice pecksniff: Black people from Africa or the Caribbean … aren’t black.
  • Questions to ask the former Equifax CEO when he testifies before Congress this week. Aside from, “Would you like a last cigarette and a blindfold?”
  • In the future hotel rooms will know how you like to sleep. Hilton is already experimenting. Restful thought, eh?… 10 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • Cops across the land can celebrate this milestone. The “non-lethal” Taser has now been implicated in over 1,000 deaths. (Each and every one of them, of course, is an anomaly, nothing to do with tasing at all, and besides all the dead no doubt got what was coming to them.)
  • The madness of driverless cars. (Especially given the present state of “security.”)
  • Wonder if a notice like this one would give SWAT cops pause — or merely encourage them to come in with guns already blazing?… 21 Comments