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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • blogTO looks at the role of the pigeon in Toronto.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers the first steps towards estimates of the distribution of planets across the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the discovery of a herbivorous plant.
  • Joe. My. God. notes an American homophobic preacher who argues that Russia will nuke the US for being gay-friendly, and notes the Polish parliament’s rejection of legislation on civil unions.
  • Language Hat notes, contra Chomsky, that there is no such thing as a language instinct.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money mocks opposition to lifting the Cuban embargo and notes Rudolph Guiliani’s support for whatever the police do.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at American representation in North Korean films and reports on the Chinese reaction to The Interview.
  • pollotenchegg maps population change across Ukraine over 2014.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes the effect, or lack thereof, of global economic shocks on Argentina.
  • Peter Rukavina shares the script he used to strip The Guardian (of Charlottetown) website of ads.
  • Torontoist describes the history of the Mail and Empire.
  • Towleroad links to the interview of the widowed partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the departure of migrant labourers from Russia, looks at Russian preferences to keep a pro-Russian Donbas within Ukraine, and looks at the ideological issues surrounding Russia’s opposition to Ukraine and the West.
  • Yorkshire Ranter Alex Harrowell reports on right-wing party politics in England.
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