This one was taken in Pyongyang. More here.
Category: Photo Blogging
Blogging will continue to be light over the next few weeks. I’m in the homestretch of finishing up by book manuscript.
- Newsweek continues the long, proud newsweekly tradition of unskeptical drug war cheerleading.
- Local news investigation finds that Atlanta cops have shot 100 dogs since 2010. That number is fairly meaningless without more detail. The notable takeaway is that only one police department in the entire Atlanta metro area gives cops any training on how to deal with dogs, and that department only started this year.
- Speaking of which . . .
- Beautiful photo of New York City shortly after Sandy.
- But for video, Chicago edition.
- Federal judge rules that police can install hidden cameras on private property without a warrant.
- Here’s the most important column you should read today. Oddly enough, the word poll appears nowhere in the text! It’s Tyler Cowen on stalled progress in the fight against world hunger.
- The Justice Department files suit against a bank for the crime of lending prudently.
- Ezra Klein on the carbon tax. This is a tax that I, a libertarian, support. Someday, when I’m done writing this book, I’ll put up a post explaining why.
- This seems like a weird fight for Facebook to be picking.
- Andrew Ferguson destroys the latest fawning presidential profile.
- New Mexico, which doesn’t recognize same sex marriages, fines a photographer who refused to photograph a same sex wedding.
- Congress passes a warrantless wiretapping bill despite having no idea what it actually does. The lede to the linked story also works with almost any other story.
- The real causes of Muslim protests.
- Lots and lots and lots and lots of great photos of dogs.
- This week in Islam-related hoaxes. In the interest of fairness, here’s a non-Islam related one via Radley, who also pointed me to the next item and to this horrifying picture of a wet koala.
- CNN: “Iran already has a missile that could reach the US!” Sort of.
- This coming Sunday is a red-letter day in alternate history. (Via Jesse Walker)
- The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again. (Via my friend Grace)
- Human evolution: what we can learn from stone tools and petrified stools, and a scientist discusses why men love tits.
- Alaska town has had a cat as mayor for the last 15 years.
- Florida judges say, “Mens rea? What’s that?”
- Dr. Marty Klein debunks the myth of “sex addiction”; I’ve done the same twice on my own site, but his is a lot more thorough and a lot less bitchy.
I finally got around to uploading to Picasa the last of my vacation photos from last year. Here’s a set starts in Plitvice Lakes National Park, then from Split, then along the incredible drive from Split to Dubrovnik, and finally, shots from wonderful Dubrovnik.