Friday Links (rescued tiger edition)

Rescued tiger, Aasha (© IN-SYNC EXOTICS)

Rescued tiger, Aasha (© IN-SYNC EXOTICS)

It’s Friday! And we’re into August, now. The year just keep zooming by! I’m much less tired and cranky this week. Part of that is because I worked from home an extra day this week, and working from home is always less stressful than a day in the office. I also have upgrading a few of my devices and had been having probably way more fun than I ought to playing with them. And, since Camp NaNoWriMo is over, I spent a lot of time this week reading, instead of writing.

But I need to get back to writing. Especially since I have promised some stories to several people.

Anyway, here are links to some of the interesting things I read on the web this week, sorted into various topic areas.

Links of the Week

I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump. This is a long read, but it is an excellent article that has almost nothing to do with Trump, and instead talks about a few hundred years of how poor people of all races have been treated and manipulated in North America.

Happy News!

Sick Tiger Cub Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery And Finds Love!

News for queers and our allies:

Anti-Gay US Rep. Tim Huelskamp Loses Primary.

Catholic Archdiocese Loses Motion to Dismiss Fired Gay Employee’s Discrimination Lawsuit – VIDEO.


NASA plans to launch study of asteroid that could destroy Earth.

Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas. Scientists are baffled at this seemingly altruistic behavior, which seems to be a concerted global effort to foil killer whale hunts.

Something crazy happens to Jupiter’s moon Io for 2 hours every day.

Where Does The Mass Of A Proton Come From?

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Science fiction publishing has a major race problem, new report shows.

Suicide Squad is worse than Batman v Superman. No, we didn’t think it was possible either.

That Time CBR Trashed Emma Frost Because of Sexism.

The Book Chelsea Clinton Touted as Her Childhood Favorite (Wrinkle in Time) Is Now Outselling Trump’s Art of the Deal.

What does Suicide Squad say about the state of superhero movies?

And other news:

A sexual assault case involving refugee children in Idaho. A microcosm of America in the age of Trump.

How Do Private Security Patrols In Seattle Neighborhoods Affect Livability?

Report: Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight In WA Economy. “Eighteen percent of the state’s 930,000 immigrants are entrepreneurs, and they’re employed at higher rates than the general population”

SPD’s efforts to prevent heroin deaths earns a visit from Surgeon General.

LAST TRUMP FOR THE SUIT? Luke Leitch fears that top-to-toe tailoring may be about to meet its maker.

This week in Writing

Did We Change the Definition of ‘Literally’? .

This Week in Tech

Lions’ Larry Warford wary of mind control, stops playing Pokemon Go.

WA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST COMCAST FOR MORE THAN $100 MILLION. This is just one of the reasons I voted to re-elect him this week… Or maybe I should say more than a million reasons: ” The lawsuit accuses the company of more than 1.8 million violations of Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act”

New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages.

Chip Card Nightmares? Help Is on the Way.

This Week in Diversity

Why There Is No Such Thing As Too Much LGBTQ Representation On TV.

This Week in Police Problems

Poll: Police harassment familiar to young blacks, Hispanics.

Culture war news:

Liberty Counsel Loses Yet Again, Federal Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Roy Moore’s Suspension.

Stockton mayor arrested at youth camp in Amador County. Previously, Mayor Silva has held official town hall meetings at an anti-gay megachurch and once held a taxpayer-funded ceremony to present the key to the city to God (who sadly did not attend).

Court denies North Carolina motion to stay decision on voter ID law.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom choice for now.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liars:

Jill Stein Watered Down Her Own Statement Rejecting the Myth That Vaccines Cause Autism.

Jill Stein Explains Her Plan to Stop Trump by Electing Him President.

Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.

Why is no one in the Republican establishment directly condemning Trump’s nascent movement of thugs and fanatics?

John Noonan on nuclear deterrence and Donald Trump.

This week in Politics:

Repeat After Me: A Vote For Jill Stein Is A Vote For Donald Trump.

No, Clinton shouldn’t shift right to accommodate Trump dumpers.

Moderate Republicans cruise to victories in Kansas primaries.

Political DataViz: Who Lies More – A Comparison .

All Politicians Lie. Some Lie More Than Others.

Former Donald Trump Aides Are on the Ground in Wisconsin Trying to Defeat Paul Ryan.

Overworked And Underfunded, Mo. Public Defender Office Assigns Case — To The Governor.

This Week in Feminism

Obama Writes Feminist Essay in Glamour.


David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85. Until I saw his obituary, I never knew Huddleston was in that movie, because I’ve never seen it nor been interested in it. To me, Huddleston was one of the last of the great character actors: he played similar men in supporting roles in hundreds of TV episodes and movies.

Things I wrote:

Pot shots from the troll gallery: false equivalency edition.

Jill! Jill! Stein is Daft! Daft! Daft!

Asymptotic identities and contradictory infinities – more of why I love sf/f.


All My Life – Tom Goss:

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Lindsey Stirling – Something Wild ft. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (From Disney’s Pete’s Dragon):

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A Great Big World – Won’t Stop Running:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. For more than 20 years I edited and published an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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