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Midweek links

  • The prosecution of Cody Wilson for having sex with an underage prostitute absolutely reeks of being a setup by enforcers pissed off that they couldn’t get him any other way. (H/T MP)
  • In July, it became the first cannabis company to go public on the Nasdaq. Tilray is making a lot of people rich. But it’s partying like it’s 1999, says The Motley Fool.
  • The fedgov gives itself permission to spy on journalists — another delightful use of the FISA system. 23 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • For the first time in 45 years, a Texas cop is found guilty for a murder he committed in the line of duty. Now let’s see whether he serves the time any other cold-blooded killer would. Ummmm … nope.
  • It is not a violation of Twitter policy to wish someone would kill the children of NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch — even though it is a violation of Twitter policy to wish for the killing of anybody else.
  • The economy: “Winter is coming.” 12 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • A judge knocks the latest Bloombergian nonsense off the Washington state ballot. Our own Comrade X had something to do with this. And the billionaire victim disarmers hoisted themselves on their own petard (i.e. their sheer incompetence).
  • Georgia cop tasers an 87-year-old grandma who was cutting dandelions. His department defends him, ’cause you know, an old lady with a knife has a “capacity” for attacking a cop, even if she isn’t.
  • He robbed the bank. Sixty years later he returned there for dinner. (H/T MJR) 15 Comments
  • Monday links

  • Pennsylvania is SO twentieth century. They got Defense Distributed to block downloads of 3D-printable gun plans. Lots of verbal hand-wringing. No acknowledgement that VPNs and proxies make physical location irrelevant.
  • Pity that neither the PA gov nor the Catholic church was so interested in protecting residents against 300 pedophile priests included in an upcoming “nuclear bomb” grand jury report.
  • We don’t need the future Silicon Valley is selling. 8 Comments