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[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Centauri Dreams reports on asteroid P/2016 G1, a world that, after splitting, is now showing signs of a cometary tail.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog considers outrage as a sociological phenomenon. What, exactly, does it do? What does it change?
  • Joe. My. God. reports on a new push for same-sex marriage in Germany, coming from the SPD.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money examines the Alabama government’s disinterest in commemorating the Selma march for freedom.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at Oxford University’s attempt to recruit white British male students.
  • At the NYRB Daily, Masha Gessen warns against falling too readily into the trap of identifying conspiracies in dealing with Trump.
  • pollotenchegg maps the distribution of Muslims in Crimea according to the 1897 Russian census.
  • Savage Minds takes a brief look at ayahuasca, a ritual beverage of Andean indigenous peoples, and looks at how its legality in the United States remains complicated.
  • Elf Sternberg considers the problems of straight men with sex, and argues they might be especially trapped by a culture that makes it difficult for straight men to consider sex as anything but a birthright and an obligation.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers how the complexities of eminent domain might complicate the US-Mexican border wall.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on protests in Russia and argues Belarus is on the verge of something.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • blogTO notes that the redevelopment of Toronto’s Port Lands is continuing.
  • Crooked Timber argues that climate denialism exposes the socially constructed nature of property rights.
  • D-Brief notes the reburial of Kennewick Man.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes there is no sign of a second planet around Proxima Centauri.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money looks at life in Texas.
  • The LRB Blog analyzes Milo’s stumble.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the levels of disorderliness different societies, like Sweden, can tolerate.
  • The NYRB Daily reports on the poisoning of a Russian dissident.
  • The Planetary Society Blog suggests Voyager 1 picked up Enceladus’ plumes.
  • Peter Rukavina writes of his mapping of someone’s passage on the Camino Francés.
  • Supernova Condensate looks at the United Arab Emirates’ plan to build a city on Mars in a century.
  • Torontoist reported on a protest demanding action on the overdose crisis.

  • Towleroad describes the plight of Mr. Gay Syria in Istanbul and reports on the progress of same-sex marriage in Finland.
  • Understanding Society considers the complexity of managing large technological projects.
  • Window on Eurasia links to one Russian writer arguing Putin should copy Trump and links to anotehr suggesting the Russian Orthodox Church is overreaching.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • Apostrophen’s ‘Natha Smith talks about his tradition of the stuffed Christmas stocking.
  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling talks about the decline of the Pebble wearables.
  • blogTO lists some of the hot new bookstores in Toronto.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about some of her family’s traditions.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at the ancient history of rice cultivation in the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the willingness of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation to recognize same-sex marriages.
  • Language Log shares a photo of an unusual multi-script ad from East Asia.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money considers the Russian involvement in the American election and its import.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a book about the transition in China’s financial sector.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on efforts to revive the moribund and very complex Caucasian of Ubykh.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Beyond the Beyond shares an early 17th century Catholic Church communication doubting the Earth went around the sun.
  • blogTO notes the sympathy cards placed outside the American consulate in Toronto.
  • Crooked Timber argues that liberal progressivism hasn’t been tried in recent years and so can’t have failed.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares one model explaining the contradictions between the faint young sun and a warm early Mars.
  • Far Outliers reports on the roles of different types of British servants in India.
  • Language Hat shares a history of Canadian English.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Richard Rorty’s prediction of a Trump-like catastrophe and argues that economics do matter.
  • On the anniversary of the Bataclan, the LRB Blog reflects on the music of France.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes the grim predictions of Hans-Joachim Voth as to the degeneration of American life likely under Trump.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes the relatively low population growth of France in the 19th century.
  • Towleroad notes Trump’s statement that gay marriage is settled.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Belarus will have less maneuvering room under Trump.
  • Arnold Zwicky considers the colours of the pride rainbow.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith talks about his upcoming session at the Naked Heart literary festival here in Toronto.
  • blogTO notes that Metrolinx is set to kill Bombardier’s LRT contract.
  • Centauri Dreams talks about the discovery of planets in the system of HD 87646, one not unlike Alpha Centauri.
  • Dangerous Minds talks about a documentary on skinheads.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to two papers about the discovery of planetary debris in orbit of white dwarfs.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a paper speculating if the primordial atmosphere of Titan was ammonia.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog talks about the vote and immigrants.
  • The LRB Blog notes the worrying state of Brexit rhetoric.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a digital atlas of Mi’kmaq names in Nova Scotia.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at the economic meltdown in Zimbabwe.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at China’s powerful new Long March 5 rocket.
  • Towleroad notes Kim Davis’ large legal bill.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy’s Orin Kerr supports Hillary, another noting how Utah can save the US from Trump.
  • Window on Eurasia argues Putin’s Russia is more dangerous than the Soviet Union and suggests that the official definition of the Russian nation is brittle.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • blogTO lists ten zine artists of note in Toronto.
  • Centauri Dreams reports on new simulations of gas giant formation.
  • Dangerous Minds shares photos of Halloween partiers in New York City’s West Village circa the early 1990s.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze reports that the system of HR 2562 may include a brown dwarf.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that a Northern Irish party leader has vowed to block gay marriage because of Internet rudeness.
  • Language Hat considers the complexities involved in translating the Odyssey.
  • Language Log reports on how the Chinese word “daigou” might be infiltrating into English.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the popularity of an Indonesian coffee shop known for its cyanide, and reports that East Asian men contribute little to parenting time.
  • The NYRB Daily reports on a new exhibition about the Brontës.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog charts references to Ukrainian separatists in Russia media.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how some wish to abolish restive northern autonomous regions like Sakha, looks at how some Russian Orthodox activists wish to ban Halloween, and suggests Russia is isolated in its anti-Western sentiment.

[LINK] “First heterosexual civil partnership in British Isles celebrated”

The Guardian‘s Owen Bowcott describes the first heterosexual couple to acquire a domestic partnership in the United Kingdom. All I can say is that if the United Kingdom wanted domestic partnerships to be viable, on the model of France, they would have been opened up long before now to opposite-sex couples.

The first opposite-sex couple in the British Isles to go through a civil partnership ceremony have celebrated their union in Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man.

Adeline Cosson, 24, and Kieran Hodgson, 22, wanted to “keep it simple” rather than have a traditional wedding. They are considering getting married at a later date.

Civil partnerships, which were introduced in 2004 for same-sex couples following lobbying by equal rights campaigners, are not available for heterosexual partners in the UK.

A London couple, Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, are going to the court of appeal in November to argue that denying opposite-sex couples civil partnerships breaches their human rights.

But the Isle of Man, which is not part of the UK and decriminalised gay sex in the 1990s, made civil partnerships available to everybody this summer.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm