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[BLOG] Some Friday links
blogTO notes that a waterfront LCBO is set to become another Toronto condo development.
Centauri Dreams looks at the difficulties involving with slowing down a light sail launched at relativistic speeds towards an extrasolar destination.
Dangerous Minds looks at a 1972 mail-order catalogue from a German retailer, full to the brim with retro-ness.
The Dragon’s Tales reports on the discovery of a hot Jupiter orbiting T Tauri star V830 Tauri.
Language Log looks at Trump’s odd phrasing regarding Frederick Douglas, while Marginal Revolution notes the man’s opposition to racist immigration bars.
Marginal Revolution looks at how some children at Cambodian orphanages are not actual orphans, but are merely taking advantage of foreign funding.
The Planetary Society Blog looks at a proposal for a new probe to study Enceladus and Titan for signs of habitability.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes Trump’s command responsibility for a failed military raid in Yemen.
The Russian Demographics Blog shares a map looking at the word for “church” in different European languages.
Towleroad notes a court ruling in the United Kingdom barring an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman from interacting with her children in real time, and reports on a Russian website that purports to warn users how many gay people are in any given city.
Understanding Society describes the problems with implementing ideologies and even policies in a very complex world.
Window on Eurasia notes one Russian parliamentarian’s call for taking northern Kazakhstan, and reports on new border controls between Russia and Belarus.