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Monday links

  • Canada: no longer cool thanks to Justin The Dim.
  • Castro and the Kennedy assassination. More than anything, this serves as a reminder that U.S. journalists have always blamed “violent right wingers” even when evidence points to the left.
  • Anybody here tried Seen.Life — yet another new FB alternative? Fred mentioned it in comments the other day.
  • You have to wonder what kind of lesson, exactly, a college student like this one is learning from the poisonous climate of intolerance she lives in.
  • Faking scientific data? Ha — that’s for amateurs! You’ve really made it when you can fake a scientist.
  • Have you ever heard of The Battle of Blair Mountain? Neither had I, although it seems as if it should be a known event right up there with the attack on the Bonus Army and the Battle of Athens, Tennessee. (H/T ASM826 over at Borepatch’s place)
  • How to build a walking trailer from scrap. (H/T MJ)


  1. M Ryan
    M Ryan November 28, 2016 8:21 am

    It’s strange yet refreshing to see the left leaning Macleans magazine trashing “Baby Doc” Trudeau. Looks like the Boy Who Would be Prime Minister is getting his first taste of the real world. What frightens me is the Liberals are trying to overhaul the way the electoral system works in Canada. The object is to scrap the first past the post system in place for a mixed proportional one. The result, if this passes, will be coalition governments and the Liberals will stay in power… forever.

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold November 28, 2016 10:03 am

    The Walking Trailer seems to be a rather complicated version of native American travois.

    I can see where adding wheels would make it a bit easier to pull, and better clear small obstacles.

    One point: If you lash the load to the platform it doesn’t have to be level.

  3. jc2k
    jc2k November 30, 2016 11:37 am

    There was a movie made on the Battle of Blair Mountain called ‘Matewan’ released in 1987. It’s been a couple of decades since I saw it, but if I recall correctly it wasn’t bad.

  4. Claire
    Claire November 30, 2016 11:55 am

    I remember seeing the previews for that movie jc2k and thinking it looked pretty interesting. Never did see it, though. Will see if Netflix has it now, thanks.

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