Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oakland church won’t be fined, and won’t be fazed

American Executive Arrested in Iran

Studios Chasing James Bond Film Rights

GOP contenders brace for volatile road to Iowa

An Afghan warlord takes over as the Taliban expands its reach

Magufuli Declared Winner in Tanzania’s Election

Lesbian couple alleges Honolulu ​​police officer harassed them over public kiss​

The Lost NYC Subway Map That May Vastly Improve Modern Ones | WIRED

The Politics of Evasion

When Does Technological Advancement Actually Lead To Prosperity? | Ian Welsh

The devastating potential of an extreme solar storm and what the White House is doing about it

China will take ‘all necessary’ measures in future US sail-bys

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015

From impassive abstraction to riotous baroque

China's Troubling New Social Credit System—And Ours

Cartoon from The New Yorker

Cartoon
“Quick, Robin—to the man cave.”

Unlocking the brain’s secrets

Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction' - BBC News

Black Women’s Breast Cancer Rate Matches Whites’

Dow Down, A Little


Smart software spots statistical errors in psychology papers

Collapse of New England’s iconic cod tied to climate change

Visiting Etsy, Amazon’s Next Prey - The New Yorker

Turkey Has Its Own Ben Carson, and the Bad News Is That He’s Already President

A Sonoma special: Big city flavors in rural settings

Interactive map Ireland to the United States: A brief history of emigrati

The agony of Jeb Bush

Group plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

Saudis: Iran must accept Assad exit

You're About to Get Too Expensive for Your Pension Plan

Soldier shoots one-year-old American girl at US border

The benefits of getting older

IRA ‘oversight’ of Sinn Féin has roots in 1977 document

Chinese Shipper Cosco Planning Regular Trans-Arctic Sailings

If you leave EU you face barriers to trading with America

Bush and Rubio Are on a Collision Course

The Trouble With Jeremy Corbyn’s Mainstream Revolution

Is defeat in the Lords the beginning of the end for the Conservatives?

The Bards of Boston

The Bards of Boston
John Wieners used poetry to evoke the eccentricity of the shared city.
Wieners was a bard of Boston’s decay, on the hunt for urban transcendence.
They disappeared beside the sea
at Revere Beach as
I aint seen them since.

If you find anyone
answering their description
please let me know. I need them

to carry the weight of my life
The old gods are gone. What lives on
in my heart

is their flesh
like a wound,
a tomb, a bomb.

U.S. economy grew an anemic 1.5 percent in third quarter

U.S. economy grew an anemic 1.5 percent in third quarter
 Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Buru of Economic Analysis.  In the second quarter, real GDP increased 3.9 percent.

China to end one-child policy


A woman, pregnant with her second child, lies on a bed as her daughter places her head on her mother's stomach in Hefei, Anhui province, China, in February 2014

China to end one-child policy
It has been dead for a long time.

Rubio leads race for cash from billionaire Sheldon Adelson

Who Has Gained Ground Since Russia Began Its Airstrikes

IBM Is About to Become the Best Weather Forecaster Ever

A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students

Report Card: Cruz and Rubio Shine at Battle of Boulder

Why Canada's New Prime Minister Can't Go Home Again

Nepal elects first female president

Nepal elects first female president
Nepal's newly elected President Bidhya Bhandari (C) walks out from the parliament after she was elected to power in Kathmandu, Nepal 28 October 2015. "She is the second person to hold the mainly ceremonial role.
The 54-year-old is currently the vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist)."

Britain is heading for another 2008 crash: here’s why

BBC - Travel - Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets