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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • blogTO looks at Queen and Bay in the 1960s and examines the PATH in the 1970s.
  • Centauri Dreams suggests that beamed power might be detectable by SETI.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at ancient salmon fishing in Alaska and notes the state of the Ukrainian war.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers the extent to which crime can warp societies.
  • Far Outliers notes the heckling women protesters of Kyrgyzstan.
  • Language Log shares a bad translation of into English from Chinese.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes how Indonesian drilling triggered a mud volcano.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at cap and trade in China and wonders why deflation has returned to Japan.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog maps abortion in Europe.
  • Savage Minds shares a list that is also an ethnography.
  • Towleroad notes the appearance of PrEP on American television.
  • Window on Eurasia criticizes Putin’s diplomatic strategies, notes that there are three million Muslims in Moscow, looks at the controversy surrounding Syrian Circassian refugees, notes some Russian tourists are now saying they are Belarusian, and notes the challenges of Belarus.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • The Boston Globe‘s Big Picture reports on Olympics evictions in Brazil, compares school life in Boston and Haiti, and follows an elderly man climbing Mount Washington.
  • blogTO suggests jets will not be coming to the Toronto Island airport and argues the city is unlikely to legalize Uber.
  • The Broadside Blog examines the staggering level of income inequality in the United States.
  • Centauri Dreams considers, in real-life and science fiction, the problems with maintaining artificial economies and notes the complexities of the Pluto system.
  • Crooked Timber notes the problems of organized labour and Labour in the United Kingdom.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes how atmospheric oxygen may not automatically point to the sign of life.
  • The Dragon’s Tales maps volcanic heat flow on Io and wonders if that world has a subsurface magna ocean
  • Far Outliers notes a popular thief in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and looks at the politicization of the German military after the 1944 coup.
  • Geocurrents calls for recognizing the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan and Somaliland and looks at the geography of American poverty.
  • Language Log notes Sinified Japanese.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money examines the complexities of race and history in New Mexico.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that India unlike China cannot sustain global growth, approves of Snyder’s Black Earth, and notes poor economic outcomes for graduates of some American universities.
  • Otto Pohl is not optimistic about Ghana’s economic future.
  • The Planetary Society Blog evaluates the latest images from Mars.
  • pollotenchegg evaluates the 1931 Polish census in what is now western Ukraine.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at why Syrian refugees will not be resettled in South America and observes that Mexico has birthright citizenship.
  • Cheri Lucas Rowlands describes the negative relationship for her between blogging and writing.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog examines rising mortality in Ukraine and notes changing ethnic compositions of Tajikistan’s populations.
  • Savage Minds talks about the importance of teaching climate change in anthropology.
  • Transit Toronto notes Toronto now has nine new streetcars.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi considers the situation of poor people who go to good schools.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the lack of Russian nationalism in the Donbas, observes the scale of the refugee problem in Ukraine, and looks at Russian alienation of Moldova.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • blogTO shares an amusing piece of guerrilla art in Toronto’s financial district.
  • Centauri Dreams notes the shockl waves encountered by the Voyager 1 probe in deep space.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper wondering why planets have not been found orbiting contact binary stars.
  • Geocurrents looks at the fascinating connections between migration and northern California’s marijuana industry.
  • Joe. My. God. notes a Florida judge who granted that state’s first same-sex divorce, and in so doing also recognized same-sex marriage.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at what the United States can learn from Disneyland.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes the delays in NASA’s plan to capture a near-Earth asteroid.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer argues that the Nicaragua Canal is still not very likely.
  • Towleroad notes a mass ran in support for marriage equality and gay rights in Taiwan.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at a Belarusian desire for a national church more separate from Russia’s, notes the potentials for separatism in Karelia, looks at the complexities of name changes in Kyrgyzstan, and shares a Ukrainian analyst’s hyperbole surrounding a possible Russian collapse.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Centauri Dreams wonders if extraterrestrial civilizations might not be found through large-scale megaengineering but rather through nano-scale artifacts.
  • Crooked Timber’s Maria Farrell takes a look at trends in Internet governance in a post-American world.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that Arianespace may need more subsidies.
  • The Financial Times‘s World blog follows increasing instability in Venezuela.
  • Otto Pohl wonders when neocolonial economics will stop in Ghana, a country that could become a manufacturing power but doesn’t.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw likes the gentler and less strident politics of New Zealand.
  • Registan features a guest post from David Levy on the subject of Kyrgyzstan’s entrance into the new Russian-dominated customs union. Yes, it might be an instance of Russian force majeure, but it is also what large segments of Kyrgzystan would like. (Protection from Chinese products features.)
  • Savage Minds features a guest post from Elizabeth Cullen Dunn explaining why she is boycotting Sochi, not only because of the historical ethnic cleansing of the Circassians but because of the contemporary ethnic cleansing of Georgians. (She did fieldwork in Georgia; it sounds grim.)
  • Window on Eurasia paraphrases an argument to the effect that supporters of a European linkage will have to overcome the fears of the industrial but uncompetitive southeast as to how their economies will survive.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

  • Livejournal community ohnotheydidnt shares the unretouched photos of Lena Dunham in Vogue, showing how
  • Inter Press Service reports on criminals in Kyrgyzstan who are targeting
  • Open Democracy’s Aleksei Mazur writes about the gradual birth of civil society in the modern cities of post-Soviet Siberia.
  • CBC notes that the Crown in Ontario contests the rights to community visits of mentally ill Richard Kachkar, who was found not criminally responsible of killing a Toronto policeman.
  • The Atlantic Cities writes about strategies to make living in San Francisco affordable again.
  • China is on the verge of having the credit bubble that has propped up its economy pop, notes The Atlantic.

Written by Randy McDonald

January 21, 2014 at 12:03 am

[BLOG] Some Monday links