Friday Links (something other than bad luck edition)

This week's Surviving the World Comic is spot on.

This week’s Surviving the World Comic is spot on. (click to embiggen) survivingtheworld.net

It’s Friday, the third Friday in September. I should be more happy about that than I am.

This week, my husband came down sick early in the week, and I have followed. So it hasn’t been a fabulous week for us. And you may notice that this week’s collection of links is a bit shorter, as once again I haven’t had as much time to read the news.

Anyway, here are the links I gathered this week, sorted into categories as accurately as I could.

Links of the Week

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy.

One of the most common questions in American small talk is seen as rude in much of the world.

Study: Atheists behave more fairly toward Christians than Christians behave toward atheists.

Science!

Uranus is a ‘nightmare’ with a lopsided, tumbling magnetic shield that opens and closes every day like a light switch.

The Sun’s Energy Doesn’t Come From Fusing Hydrogen Into Helium (Mostly).

Climate-change deniers are the new Marlboro Men.

What We Know about the Climate Change–Hurricane Connection: Some links are indisputable; others are more subtle, but the science is improving all the time.

Is climate change wreaking weather havoc? Evolving science seeks answers.

Why Extreme Deadly Hurricanes, Heat Waves and Wildfires Are Here to Stay.

The weather report is climate science, too.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Inspiration via meme.

Harrison Ford on ‘Star Wars’, ‘Blade Runner’, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face.

This Week in the Economy

Amazon Is Not Your Newly Cheating Lover, Seattle. It’s a Massive Business With a Low-Tax Agenda.

This Week in Difficult to Classify

Freelancers Sue Historic Black Magazine for $70,000 in Unpaid Invoices.

Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows.

This week in awful news

Multiple victims in shooting at Freeman High School; one student dead; suspect detained.

This week in awful people who only have themselves to blame

The ‘Handbook For Mortals’ Saga Continues As Lani Sarem Goes On The No Apologies Tour.

Liberal Celebrities Who Helped Elect Trump, Kindly STFU About DACA – You already proved that your ideology matters more than our safety.

News for queers and our allies:

Six Actors We Lost Prematurely To AIDS Who Are Worth Remembering.

This week in Writing

Let Me Tell You.

This Week in Tech

Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked.

An old link, but worth repeating: Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Guest Editorial: Enough About 9/11, Already.

This Week in Inclusion

I Was Made to Believe There’s Something Wrong With Me: Why #BlackLivesMatter in YA Lit.

This Week in Police Problems

The Detective Who Pulled a Gun on a Motorcyclist Had a History of Road Rage Complaints.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

“Oh hi Ivanka”: Finally, we know the least essential White House employee’s real role.

What it took for Republicans finally to feel betrayed by Trump.

This week in Politics:

Mayor Ed Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Him of Child Sex Abuse.

What You Need to Know About the Seattle Mayoral Succession.

“Prophetess” Opal Covey Comes in Last Place in Toledo Mayoral Race (Again).

This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and other deplorables:

Good Christian Boys: Jesus Worse Than Hitler.“We executed Nazis after World War 2 for engaging in collective punishment and ordering reprisal killings—rounding up and shooting innocent villagers after resistance fighters staged attacks. Kevin would have us believe that Jesus—the Prince of Peace, the Friend of the Poor, the Lamb of God, etc.—will happily drown little old straight ladies in nursing homes because He’s angry at gay men cavorting in bars on the other side of town.”

Study: A Picture of a Black Person Can Anger Trump Supporters and Change Their Politics.

Vox Day thinks lying is great “persuasion.” Unless people are lying about him..

This Week in Foreign Enemies

Pro-Russian Bots Sharpen Online Attacks for 2018 U.S. Vote.

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan.

China is getting tougher on North Korea—to stop the US from getting tougher on it.

This Week in Sexism

Amber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods.

Emma, J.Law, and Scarlett’s Older-Man Problem.

Farewells:

Edith Windsor, Lesbian Trailblazer Who Changed Your Life, Has Died.

Edith Windsor, gay rights pioneer, dies at 88.

Postscript: Edith Windsor, 1929-2017.

How Edith Windsor Became a ‘Matriarch of the Gay-Rights Movement’.

Jerry Pournellle (1933-2017).

Things I wrote:

Sunday Funnies, part 25.

Confessions of a writing tool addict—good intentions paving the way.

Worry about you and other revelations for a Wednesday.

How people use a word can tell you more about them than they wish — more adventures in dictionaries.

Videos!

Alfie Arcuri – If They Only Knew:

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Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey – History Repeating:

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The Hound – Can’t Let You Go (Official Video):

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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. I publish 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 in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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