thursday reading list

And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.

Revelation 11: 18

Climate change will cause stress and breakdowns in many of the US’s critical energy and defense sectors. Let’s pray that Congress and state legislatures, such as Kentucky’s, can begin taking a more proactive stance on the issue.

As Congress stagnates on the immigration debate, a reminder that people’s lives constantly hang in the balance as the world  turns.

As the world shrinks, Adventurers shift from pure exploration to the pursuit of the extreme.

With FWD.us and other Silicon Valley-based Political Action groups attempting to take on Washington, techie teens need to realize they’re not politicians.

What sells for $65 per drink and is more difficult to acquire than a Ferari? Pappy Van Winkle (Louisville Magazine, page 66) is rapidly becoming the “unobtainium” of rednecks and red carpet alike.

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.

thursday reading list

“George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.”

~ Mark Twain

If logical thought and abstract truth cause so much conflict and do nothing to aid our survival, why are they so important to us?

It happened with hip hop. Will the success of “thug lit” lead to a fall in the authenticity of the genre of the streets?

While the world burns, let’s pat the Senate Judiciary Committee on the back for immigration reform.

Daniel Fried was a well-respected power player with more than 40 years in diplomacy, but even he couldn’t close Gitmo.

They don’t often get a pat on the back, but Newsweek’s new online-only format is amazing. Check it out by reading their coverage of the Oklahoma tornado in text, photos and video.

Ever feel like you’re missing out on something at the beginning of NBA games? You are. Take a dip into the private pool that is NBA daps.

Nestled at the intersection of Iranian intrigue, factional violence, and gorgeous mountains, Tbilisi is the home to the great Tbilisi Photo Festival and a spark for social change in the region.