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Weekend links

  • Take responsibility. Find purpose. Live longer.
  • The taxman tools up for the blockchain.
  • Are you ready to have your drivers license replaced by a cellphone app? (H/T ML)
  • Jonathan Alter mourns the death of Newsweek.
  • Woman motorcyclist shoots and kills a 60-year-old man in a road rage incident south of Seattle. (She was “detained” and released; a witness saw the man strike her before she shot him and one account says he had her on the ground.)
  • Those NY cops who raped that 18-year-old girl in the back of their van? If they can convince a jury the sex was “voluntary,” they may get away with it. In 35 states it’s apparently legal for cops to have sex with people they hold in captivity, as long as the arrestees “consent.”
  • “The house that spied on me.”
  • One might imagine that the head of the Swedish Heritage Board would be … you know, Swedish. Or of Swedish heritage. Or at least fond of Sweden’s culture. But no, not these days. The world has gone mad.
  • Via Shel in comments, a study shows that people with “low cognitive ability” are more likely to retain false info, even once they know it’s false. The more interesting part is what this might say about what poor cognition actually is.
  • I think you need a moment of cuteness now. So have some critters begging for treats.


  1. fred
    fred February 11, 2018 3:10 pm

    That cop sex is beyond the pale.How that could be legal when they had kidnapped her and holding her be called consensual sex,insane!!!
    Why in the HELL are there laws allowing cops on duty to have sex with ANYONE!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jim B.
    Jim B. February 11, 2018 6:56 pm

    They’re cops, like the IRS, they get to screw people all the time.

    Government, eh?

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