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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO lets us know about planned subway closures and reports about Sam the Record Man’s sign.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks bravely about her recent failures.
  • Centauri Dreams speculates about the future.
  • Crooked Timber examines the strength of the labor movement within the Democratic Party even if it wanes in the United States at large.
  • D-Brief notes a Chinese mechanical chameleon.
  • Language Hat shares Winnie the Pooh in multiple languages of the North Caucasus.
  • Steve Munro notes the collapse in Union-Pearson Express ridership.
  • The Planetary Society Blog updates us on Curiosity.
  • Progressive Download’s John Farrell notes a simulation suggesting black holes could be gateways after all.
  • Torontoist uses a photo of mine to illustrate an article on the LCBO.
  • Towleroad recommends Key West.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes Amazon Web Services’ support in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • On Livejournal, bitterlawngnome shares some remarkable vintage print ads from the early 20th century.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that robots installed the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the abundant water ice on the surface of Pluto.
  • Joe. My. God. and Towleroad note the imprisonment of Philadelphia gaybasher Kathryn Knott.
  • Language Hat explores college girl fiction.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Marco Rubio’s encounter with a gay man in New Hampshire.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the global market for super-butlers.
  • Steve Munro considers how Smart Track and GO will co-exist.
  • Otto Pohl compares nation-building in Central Asia with that in the Middle East.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes a conference held in Moscow on Muslims and their space in that city.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • Gerry Canavan shares his curriculum for his course on the lives of animals.
  • Centauri Dreams reflects on Pluto.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog notes the predominance of “dead white guys” in sociology.
  • Geocurrents notes the awkward position of Tatarstan, caught between Russia and Turkey.
  • Joe. My. God. notes same-sex marriage will be available in Greenland from the 1st of April.
  • Language Hat reacts to the controversial French spelling reform.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a site of judgemental maps of cities.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the surprisingly strong resistance to anesthesia in the 19th century.
  • Towleroad notes that the time Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana went to a London gay bar will be made into a musical.
  • Window on Eurasia notes one response to separatism in the Russian Far East.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly advises readers how to conduct interviews.
  • City of Brass’ Aziz Poonawalla thanks Obama for quoting his letter on Islam in America.
  • Crooked Timber takes issue with The New Yorker‘s stance on Sanders.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the complexity of interactions between stellar winds and the magnetospheres of hot Jupiters.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that ex-gay torturers in the United States have gone to Israel.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the scale of the breakdown in Venezuela.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at changing patterns in higher education.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes that carbon capture is difficult.
  • Peter Rukavina shares a preliminary printed map of Charlottetown transit routes.
  • Savage Minds notes the importance of infrastructure.
  • Strange Maps shares very early maps of Australia.
  • Torontoist notes an early freed slave couple in Toronto, the Blackburns.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the implications of global warming for Arctic countries.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO depicts a new Toronto condo tower that will also be a vertical forest.
  • D-Brief notes the latest German success with nuclear fusion.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the discovery of Jupiter analog HD 32963b.
  • The Dragon’s Tales provides updates about the Russian wars in Syria and Ukraine.
  • Geocurrents examines the demographic history of the Philippines.
  • Language Log notes odd sound borrowings into Taiwanese.
  • Une heure de peine’s Denis Colombi notes that sociology by its nature is political but not normative.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Russian fears that Belarus is drifting westwards and argues Kaliningraders are shifting towards a Europe-oriented identity.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • BCer in Toronto Jeff Jedras foodblogs from different Ottawa junkets.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly lists 20 ways to enjoy winter. (If it comes.)
  • Centauri Dreams shares the latest Pluto imagery and examines the ancient impact that created the Moon.
  • Crooked Timber notes that volunteers who help refugees arriving in Greece might be criminalized.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes that some Earth-like worlds at different points in their history might be difficult to identify, and notes a SETI search looking for flashes from KIC 8462852 has turned up nothing.
  • Geocurrents maps development in the Philippines.
  • Marginal Revolution shares Alex Tabarrok’s opinion that home ownership is overrated.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Marc Rayman notes how important light is for Dawn“s imaging of Ceres.
  • pollotenchegg notes the historical patterns of ethnic change in southeast Ukraine, the Donbas standing out as especially Russian in population in language.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes demographic changes in Chechnya.
  • Transit Toronto notes that Toronto has gotten its 14th and 15th streetcars from Bombardier.
  • Window on Eurasia examines possible outcomes from Tatarstan’s confrontation with the Russian federal government, notes the influence of Central Asian migrants on Russian Islam, suggests Russia is over-centralized, and notes one proposal to abolish Russia’s ethnic units.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • blogTO answers the question of why Toronto has “Lower” streets.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes how exoplanets can lose their exomoons if they orbit too closely.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes differences in American and Chinese rhetoric about nuclear weapons.</li
  • Geocurrents looks at Chavacano, a rare Spanish-based creole language in the Philippines.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the problems of unionization in the South, concentrating on non-white minorities in a region where state governments are dominated by white supremacists of one kind or another.
  • Personal Reflections considers visual language.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders what, if the Democratic Party candidate loses the 2016 American president election, the postmortem would look like.
  • Spacing Toronto examines the downtown Toronto micronation known as the Republic of Rathnelly, created in the centennial year of 1967.
  • Torontoist notes Glad Day’s donation of hundreds of books to Toronto’s new LGBTQ youth shelter, while Towleroad notes how the hom of an anti-gay church in New York City’s Harlem can be made into a similar one.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia will be found culpable in The Hague for ethnic cleansing of Georgians in 2008, and notes Putin’s misrepresentation of historic demographics in Ukraine.
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