Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Link Log January 6

Why would anybody resist rolling down a car window at a "sobriety checkpoint"? Why lead a police officer to believe that you're concealing drunkenness? Based on observations of some good (sober) friends, my guess would be that this guy foolishly bought a vehicle with "power windows" and is afraid that, if he rolls the window down, the mechanism will break down and he'll be unable to get it up. Be public-spirited, Gentle Readers--insist on an oldfashioned crank-type window. It can save you from a stupid, useless hassle with a frazzled cop, and if you're ever in the type of traffic accident I survived, it just might save your life.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/06/i-challenge-him-to-please-come-to-lee-county-hell-go-to-jail-florida-sheriff-threatens-silent-dui-checkpoint-guy/?

Good news for U.S. homeschoolers:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/05/states-likely-to-ease-unnecessary-burdens-on-homeschoolers-education-group-says/?

What's a disabled vehicle still good for? This top ten list might be worth printing and saving:

http://www.naturalnews.com/048198_survival_apocalypse_scavenging.html#

People should not attack police officers. But if "hate crimes" is currently defined as crimes motivated by hate of a "race...or sexual orientation" but not hate of an actual sex, we're missing a major point, and we'd be better off just admitting that people don't commit real crimes out of good will, anyway. A crime is an act of hate. One human life is not worth more than another human life.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/05/white-house-we-would-consider-adding-protection-for-cops-to-hate-crimes-statute/?

Like fun facts? Need a gift for someone who does? (I like fun facts; it's on my Amazon Wish List.)

http://booktrib.com/2015/01/now-i-know-amazes-with-fascinating-and-obscure-facts/

Four ways to do the stitch crochet instructions call "single crochet"...

http://www.allcraftconnection.org/2015/01/4-ways-to-single-crochet.html

(Depending on where they're written, crochet instructions have all kinds of other systems for naming more elaborate stitches, but single crochet seems to be constant.)

A new book of new words Bob Levey would enjoy:

http://booktrib.com/2015/01/lizzie-skurnick-concocts-the-words-we-need/

Dear old Bubblews, still ripping off multiple amputees and cancer survivors and other people desperate enough to write for the Internet for a living...

http://www.bubblews.com/news/9773089-lol-still-stuck-at-2200