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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
  • Friday links

  • No kidding. People who buy from legal cannabis stores make more visits to fast-food joints. (Is there anything somebody won’t conduct a study on?)
  • Yeah, tell us what we already know (but do it with graphs). The millions who feel left behind by the “recovery” were actually left behind by the “recovery.”
  • Using stored (treated) gas after five years? It’ll be interesting to learn the outcome of this experiment.… 11 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • The right to be wrong. One of the key beliefs on which western freedoms are built.
  • New Equifax CEO makes noises as if he’s really sorry (his company’s stock has taken a giant dump) and intends to take real steps to salvage relations with the abused public. It’s something.
  • Does it really take returning to 1950s technology? I hope not. But stranger things have happened (like security-conscious nerds tippy-tapping on typewriters).… 11 Comments
  • Encounter with Hurricane Irma, Part III

    This is a guest post by Rick Burner. He’s a member of the Living Freedom Commentariat and one of several Florida residents who kept us posted before, during, and after Hurricane Irma. He was kind enough to write up this after-action report, of which this is the third and final part. Rick blogs occasionally at The Working Fish and Being Renewed. —– Click here for Part I and Part II. —– AN ENCOUNTER WITH HURRICANE IRMA, PART III By Rick Burner Heat indices (H.I.) are from the NOAA Heat Index Calculator. They are in degrees Fahrenheit at mid-afternoon, in the…

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    Encounter with Hurricane Irma, Part II

    This is a guest post by Rick Burner. He’s a member of the Living Freedom Commentariat and one of several Florida residents who kept us posted before, during, and after Hurricane Irma. He was kind enough to write up this after-action report, which I’ll post in several parts (of which this is the second). Rick blogs occasionally at The Working Fish and Being Renewed. —– Click here for Part I. —– AN ENCOUNTER WITH HURRICANE IRMA, PART II By Rick Burner Aftermath Heat indices (H.I.) are from the NOAA Heat Index Calculator. They are in degrees Fahrenheit at mid-afternoon, in…

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    An Encounter with Hurricane Irma, Part I

    This is a guest post by Rick Burner. He’s a member of the Living Freedom Commentariat and one of several Florida residents who kept us posted before, during, and after Hurricane Irma. He was kind enough to write up this after-action report, which I’ll post in several parts. Rick blogs occasionally at The Working Fish and Being Renewed. —– AN ENCOUNTER WITH HURRICANE IRMA, PART I By Rick Burner Introduction No matter the emergency for which we are preparing, a bad snowstorm or the end of civilization, all disasters start out as short-term. If the situation lasts longer than a…

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    Want to donate to Texas hurricane relief (but not to the Red Cross)?

    I should have thought of this earlier, but it took a neighbor to put it in my head. She stopped me on the street yesterday and asked if I knew of any local relief organizations in Texas she and her mother could donate to. They didn’t want to send money to the ubiquitous Red Cross because of its high administrative costs. The Salvation Army was a possibility but not what she’d prefer. Did I have any better ideas? Well, of course the best idea was to ask Commentariat member, Texan, and shelter volunteer Larry Arnold. He responded: My church is…

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    I hate it when that happens

    Been dry and warm. I’ve been working on the outside of the house (north wall, exterior of screen porch; I’d have pix except for my camera having died and the phone cameras being a PITA). But yesterday was misty. Enough that the “mist” dripped from the eaves all morning. So I slipped under the cover of the screen porch and returned to shingling the wall between porch and bedroom. A small fear I’ve been nursing soon proved true: I’m going to run out of shingles on the last row. On the very last freakin’ row. I hate it when that…

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