tuesday reading list

“We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised—and it should be.”

~ Edward Snowden

(NSA Leaker and Professional Coward)

Mo’ people, mo’ problems. We’re not growing enough food to continue feeding the world’s ever growing population.

A gang of unlikely misfits coming together to create something great, thats right. The Gang of 8 is the Wu Tang Clan of Immigration Reform

In a wild West where wildfires reign supreme, the Hotshots are the elite group of firefighters charged with facing the increasingly frequent heat.

Those who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it. What happens when education no longer imparts a sufficient understanding of where we have been?

In case you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s series on Eastern Kentucky, Fifty Years of Night.


tuesday reading list


“The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.”

~ Louis Vermeil

Guns and gun deaths play a big role in urban violence, suicide, the Drug War, civil conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, and more… but do gun makers care at all?

Suicide now takes more lives than heart disease. Who is likely to commit suicide and why can’t we stop killing ourselves?

Your job may suck, but at least you’re not a tosher, London’s sewage scavengers who sold salvaged waste for money.

You can choose to hate the classics like the Great Gatsby, but no one is going to take you seriously.

We may complain about the NBA blocking some trades and allowing others, but in Eastern Europe basketball means crooked leagues, poor play, and poisonous fireworks being set off inside stadiums.