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The cannabis entrepreneurs preparing to fight Jeff Sessions’ renewed war on an herb. They think it might be a war of regulation and bureaucracy this time.
Kim du Toit muses on bedside guns.
Why did we hear so little about Turkish goons — employees of the dictator Erdogan — beating up peaceful American protestors? In America? I’m sure Erdogan’s thugs are just shaking in their jackboots that the U.S. State Department had a very strong and forceful hissy-fit after the fact.
It’s always hilarious to hear this, but there’s a growing body of evidence that says it’s so. THC, the mind-altering component of cannabis may improve memory in the elderly. Yes, that stuff that makes you forget the sentence you’re in the middle of may help you remember better.
How to say no without feeling guilty.
The irreverent Stephen Fry faces blasphemy charges in Ireland for expressing a low opinion of God.…
For general edification and wonderment, here’s a blog about dictatorship and resistance in Venezuela. (H/T M)
University officials tell a fraternity their planned event is appropriating someone else’s culture. But they refuse to state which culture.
Thanks to a link Shel dropped into comments on my “Theda’s Kin” post, I fell down a rabbit hole of the brain’s striking ability to make accurage snap judgments. Here’s a short version of what Shel was getting at: how we can tell criminals from non-criminals with only their faces to go by. And similar accuracy turns out to apply with our “gaydar,” “mordar,” etc. (What’s mordar, you may ask? Why, it’s our unusual ability to quickly recognize Mormoms, even when they’re not walking up to our doors wearing suits and ID badges.)
But then, sometimes, as in this short story, identity is a trickier matter. (H/T. MJR)…
Utah adopts the nation’s lowest blood-alcohol limit for DUIs. This affects gun owners, too. And may soon infect many more states, as the NTSB recommends the (absurd) limit. Do I smell a government looking for more opportunities to make money by creating new offenders?
How the fedgov made health care more expensive and made heroin cheaper.
Flash story: “The High Cost of Contact.” Favors delivered by force do tend to be expensive. (H/T MJR)
ISPs claim our browsing history and app use are not sensitive information and they should be allowed to share (sell) it freely. (H/T JB)
Can “convervatives” win the hearts and minds of millennials?
“Right and Rules.” MJR comes up with another short story with a message.
A (semi) mainstreamer observes that there really is a liberal media bubble and tries to understand why.
The residents of Trier, Germany, don’t seem to want that gift statue of Karl Marx. But not because … well, you know, Marx. And the hundreds of millions of deaths his ideas led to. But because they don’t like the giver.
Which is more unjust? That a possible war criminal got away with it for decades? Or that “justice” now calls for extraditing a 98-year-old man?…
Happy 28th birthday, WWW. On this day, the Web’s creator, Tim Berners-Lee talks about its three biggest threats.
“Purple America” has all but disappeared.
Vin and Cat want us to know that their ABE storefront now offers collated collections, with categories including “Comics and Graphic Novels” and “A Hit Before Your Mother Was Born.” (NFI on my part.)…
Bet you didn’t know that brewing and serving tea is a manly art.
Or that we’re getting closer to the time when we’ll be able to print our own body parts. (Yeah, I know this news is frustrating for some of my friends; seems this great day always remains on the horizon.)
DA won’t retry cops for killing a homeless man who was in the process of retreating from them.
A short-term “fasting diet” may regenerate a diabetic pancreas. Again, it’s mostly mice so far. But interesting.
“Drugs, disposal of.” Dealing with the recent untimely loss of his wife, Kim du Toit goes on a quest to discover how to rid himself of a pharmacopia of her prescription medicines.
Borepatch warns: Buyer beware! when it comes to “connected” cars. Like all other supposedly smart devices, they’re just bright enough to violate your privacy.…