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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes evidence that Kardashev Type III civilizations do not exist.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the new Kenya-Somalia border war, suggests the United Arab Emirates will be building a mountain to try to trigger rain, and notes that the new French-built submarines of Australia will come with American tech parts.
  • Language Log looks at the changing meaning of “feel”.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests Russian power might be on an upswing and looks at European Union proposals to fine countries which do not accept refugees.
  • The NYRB Daily notes the controversy surrounding Poland’s Second World War museum at Gdansk.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at robotic activity around the solar system.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers the question of whether or not Napoleonic rule did kickstart growth in western Germany.
  • Savage Minds continues the discussion of decolonizing anthropology.
  • Torontoist notes a protest tomorrow by Ontario parents unhappy that the provincial government will not cover enough of an effective autism program.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at class divisions in Russia and notes a proposal to divert water from Siberian rivers to China.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO shares the exciting news that the new Star Trek series will be filmed in Toronto.
  • James Bow reacts to Bombardier’s newest delay in the delivery of streetcars.
  • Centauri Dreams considers gravitational lensing.
  • D-Brief notes the discovery of a moon for dwarf planet Makemake.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper claiming the Titius-Bode law applies to other planetary systems.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes France’s winning a contract to build Australia’s new attack submarines.
  • Language Log notes a Hong Kong government initiative promoting Cantonese.
  • Marginal Revolution considers the problems with San Francisco.
  • Transit Toronto notes a recent joint meeting of the TTC and Metrolinx councils.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Acts of Minor Treason’s Andrew Barton writes about the deep, ineradicable, legacies of the past.
  • The Dragon’s Tales looks at China’s Shijian-10 reusable satellite.
  • Far Outliers notes the bloody naval tactics of the War of the Spanish Succession and looks at the plight of the post-war English sailors in the Caribbean.
  • Geocurrents explains why Muslims in Tatarstan are much less radicalized than their Chechen counterparts.
  • Language Hat looks at the 2002 Nobel lecture of Imre Kert├ęsz.
  • Marginal Revolution misreads talk of Brexit as political theatre.
  • Steve Munro looks at the ability of the TTC to absorb, or not, an influx of money from the federal government.
  • pollotenchegg maps various language minorities in Ukraine.
  • Window on Eurasia wonders if Putin’s new National Guard will affect Chechnya’s Kadyrov, and wonders if Putin is preparing to strike against oligarchs for the elections.

[NEWS] Some Sunday links

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  • The Atlantic notes how some Americans are dealing with an invasive species, the lionfish: by hunting and eating them.
  • Bloomberg notes that the Ukrainian prime minister resigned as a result of the Panama Papers.
  • Bloomberg View notes the creation, in Russia, of a military force directly under the president.
  • CBC notes the report of an Uber driver in Ottawa that he only made eight dollars an hour after costs, and considers whether Canada might be obliged to provide First Nations children with education in their languages.
  • The Conversation notes the sophistication and lasting power of Australian Aborigines’ star maps.
  • NOW Toronto notes divisions among the NDP’s young members as to what to do with Mulcair.
  • The Toronto Star notes the need for Mulcair to get approval from a large enough majority of NDP delegates.
  • The Dragon’s Tales linked to this War is Boring article arguing that a Japan armed with nuclear weapons would have made things much worse.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Crooked Timber takes issue with the idea of navies to keep sea lanes open.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a paper speculating how Planet Nine formed.
  • Geocurrents shares slides examining the Brazilian crisis.
  • Joe. My. God. reports on the Colombian constitutional court’s approval of same-sex marriage.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money wonders what will happen to the North Korean army’s soldiers in the case of state failure.
  • maximos62 notes the historical influences of Chinese and Indonesians in Australia, particularly in the north of the country.
  • pollotenchegg maps the shifting distribution of the Ukrainian population from 1939.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer talks about, among other things, the New York City accent.
  • Understanding Society looks at the ideologies and institutions which will help improve life in rural India.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Russia’s problems with dealing with its past and observes that the West did not want the Soviet Union to disintegrate.

[NEWS] Some Thursday links

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[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • The Inter Press Service suggests climate change is contributing to a severe drought in Nicaragua.
  • Reuters notes China’s plan to implement sanctions against North Korea.
  • Atlas Obscura explores the now-defunct medium of vinyl movies.
  • Science goes into detail about the findings that many pre-contact American populations did not survive conquest at all.
  • CBC notes evidence that salmon prefer dark-walled tanks.
  • Universe Today notes the discovery of a spinning neutron star in the Andromeda Galaxy.
  • Vice’s Motherboard notes how Angolan users of free limited-access internet sites are sharing files through Wikipedia.
  • MacLean’s notes how an ordinary British Columbia man’s boudoir photos for his wife have led to a modelling gig.
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