[Peeks around the corner of the Internet.] Psssst — is it safe to look at the news again yet? The only word I’ve had from the outside world is from NPR. That’s been good for about 30 seconds a day, as they’ve dropped their all-immigrant-all-the-time coverage for their utmost favorite topic, all-blood-dancing-all-the-time. But I’m optimistic; I’m going to go out and check the news, assuming not every media outlet can be so narrow-minded.
- Why should you be outgunned by violent people who hate you?
- This Atlantic article has been around for a few years. But at moments like this it’s encouraging to recall that in the past even the mainstream media has acknowledged that “gun control” has historically had malign intent. (H/T DT)
- LOL. Casting Lord of the Flies with Democrat presidential candidates.
- This morning, Blogger locked the blog No Lawyers — Only Guns and Money. Owner John Richardson has appealed.
- The faces show it’s not a “white male problem.”
- What all that weird sh*t in email headers means and how to use it to identify spoofed mail.
- This science article begins as a good summation of what the Cascadia subduction zone is all about. If you live on the upper west coast, you probably already know that. Then it gets into new research and analysis that predicts where (though not when) The Big One might strike. (Good one courtesy of MtK.)
Amid all the bad news, here’s a pair of heartwarmers and hankie-wringers:
- Her newborn life was saved as her father read his struggling premie daughter those famous books about The Boy Who Lived. Now, the rambunctious five-year-old Harry Potter fan gets a visit from
Draco MalfoyTom Felton.
- She walked into a shelter and asked to adopt their oldest, most unwanted dog. She left with two.
And from the incomparable Len Savage: