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The Telegraph: Jimmy Carter: I could have beaten Reagan if I was more 'manly'
Heh. [rdbrewer]

Pundit Press: CBS: Climate Change Behind Ebola Outbreak
Hey, remember that song by Joe Jackson, "Everything Gives You Cancer"? Yeah, that. [rdbrewer]
Daddy Warpig's House of Geekery: Was There A GJP Mass Effect 3 Conspiracy?
"The 'Gamers are Dead' articles that launched #GamerGate were, in his opinion, 'most similar to the Mass Effect 3 controversy…when a lot of the gaming press wrote similar pieces about how gamers were entitled.' There was 'a similar contempt towards their readers.'" [rdbrewer]


Court: Obama Admin Can’t Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser
"The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday." What was Goolsbee doing with Koch tax returns? [rdbrewer]


Michael Bastasch: Environmentalists Are Actually Hurting Endangered Species Now
"'Lawsuits are a lucrative business for environmental groups since the federal government often reimburses attorney fees at taxpayer expense,' said Jack Ekstrom, chairman of Western Energy Alliance. 'Attorneys for the environmental lobby line their pockets and organizations flood the agency with listing petitions for species that are not truly endangered to boost their fundraising.'" [rdbrewer]
Hillary Clinton delivers powerful speech. Warning: This may cause you to vote Democrat! [dri]
Meet the people who want to turn predators into vegans [dri]
Charles Whitman's rifle used in 1966 University of Texas rampage on sale for $25k [dri]
David Stockman: Uncle Sam’s $8 Trillion Annual Debt Churn: Why Washington Is Pertrified Of Honest Interest Rates
Via Drudge. "The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year...." [rdbrewer]
ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion Lets Convicts Rob the Elderly and Vulnerable of Health Care
35% (!!!) of Medicaid expansion recipients have a criminal history. Insane. [JohnE.]

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Brave rangers risk being killed by baby elephant’s mother as they rescue it from drowning in watering hole as its parent defends its calf
Aww. Just a little tiny elephant. Two guys pushed it out. There's another rescue video down the page. Via @ComradeArthur. [rdbrewer]

Reddit: [Stories] Creepypasta are great, but does anyone have any good true creepy stories?
@Zakn linked this. A lot of these two or three paragraph stories are very creepy. Some would be great to adapt for campfire stories. [rdbrewer]


Daniel Halper: A Chance for Victory in Virginia?
Quoting Bill Kristol: "'And now we're seeing movement in the next tier, the long shot states. Here in Virginia in particular, where Ed Gillespie has been trailing incumbent Democrat Mark Warner by about 20 points in most polls, two surveys late last week had him down by only 9 and 12 points.'" [rdbrewer]


Kevin Williamson: The Gelded Age
"The inequality-based critique of the American economy is a fundamentally dishonest one, for a half a dozen or so reasons at least." [rdbrewer]

Mother Jones: Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.
Via Drudge. "But some agencies have found the process of getting rid of unwanted military gear next to impossible. Agencies can't return or trade equipment without Defense Department approval, and because the Pentagon technically still owns the equipment, they can't sell it." [rdbrewer]

Roger L. Simon, PJM: Liberals as Low Information Voters
"I’m talking about the workaday liberal, the well-educated professionals who are our friends, relatives and neighbors. They are, increasingly, low information voters, living in willful or perhaps willed blindness. In a recent months I have been startled by many examples of this. In a casual conversation, an Ivy League graduate and author of several best-selling books asked me what I meant by 'quantitative easing'...." Oy. Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]
HP Lovecraft's Buzzfeed listicle.
NopeNopeNopeNope NopeNope Nope hey that's cute Nope NopeNopeNopeNope NopeNopeNopeNope... [ArthurK]
Some principles of a Middle East strategy. Jerry Pournelle -- who has forgotten more about history, politics, and the military than Obama ever knew -- weighs in on our latest Middle East engagement. [Fritzworth]
I Watched that "Madam Secretary" Show . . . Stunned Ox. A former (conservative) US Foreign Service official grits his teeth, watches "Madam Secretary", and finds it's every bit as wretched and inaccurate as he feared. Also, if you're not reading his blog, you should be. [Fritzworth]

Sonny Bunch: Vox’s Business Model: Stupidity Clicks
"Here’s a tweet with a photo that is targeted to really, really dumb and gullible people who are so horribly ignorant they don’t know that 'hands up' is a universal gesture that signifies 'I am not a threat.' The post itself contains absolutely no proof...." [rdbrewer]

CNET: New 'Diamond nanothreads' may make space elevator a reality
"Scientists produce ultra-thin threads of carbon atoms they say should be stronger and stiffer than any existing man-made material." [rdbrewer]

Camille Paglia, Time: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil
"Young women today do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature." [rdbrewer]

James Traficant, dead at 73
Rest in peace.

Salena Zito, TribLive: The lament of the fed-up voter
"The conclusion is simple but jarring: Many longtime Democrats and Republicans are shedding party loyalty because of disgust with Washington." [rdbrewer]

CBS: Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Drone Surveillance
"Brown said in a statement that the bill appears to be too narrow and could go beyond what the state and federal constitutions would prohibit." So what, Jerry? That's what they wanted. Why have a bill at all if you're just going to rely on what you believe constitutional limits are? Added: From Time, "[L]egislators will probably respond by proposing a complete moratorium on drone use in the state...." [rdbrewer]
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