Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 3 Link Log

I came online to do something else today, but I've found a few links in the e-mail. Categories: Constitutional Rights, Family, Food, Phenology Link, Poem, Politics, Science, Technology.

Constitutional Rights 

Ray Thomas discusses how the NRA is not like ISIS, as some poor idjit has claimed.

http://ipatriot.com/nra-like-isis/

Family 

Nobody should even try to "monitor" whether parents drink or take drugs at home, but I don't know whether this friend of a friend realizes that it's already possible to report this kind of situation when you find it. A drunk or stoned, passed-out parent is guilty of criminal neglect if found alone in a situation where children are endangered by his/her incapacity.

http://kimsiscstuff.blogspot.com/2016/08/drunken-parenting-constitutes-child.html

Food (Yum) 

Drink your salad?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/gazpacho-recipe.html

Phenology Link 

Giant Swallowtail butterfly spotted in Minnesota:

http://pameladean.livejournal.com/176256.html

Poem 

Well, free verse, anyway...a wedding piece:

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1352/togetherness-a-poem-and-wedding-blessing-sriram-shamasunder/

Politics (Election 2016)

In North Carolina, election officials, desperate to help their Republican friends, craft a variety of sneaky ways to block Democrats from voting. Neighbors, per-lease...you have to play by the rules to win. (Thanks to Elizabeth Barrette for this link.)

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/07/29/3803405/breaking-federal-appea%20ls-court-strikes-worst-voter-suppression-law-nation/?ref=yfp

There's no official rule against fundraising for the candidate who represents your party in a different State, but this web site has asked before: If we were a bunch of millionnaires here, which we are not...how could we imagine that someone in a different State could represent us? How would an official in a different State be able to represent us? Somebody recently sent me a fundraising e-mail in aid of this Congressman from Montana. His web site should interest any readers this web site may have in Montana:

http://www.ryanzinke.com/

If you didn't watch Hillary's America, you might want to read the book:



Just to keep things fair and even...both major parties seem to be putting their most unlovable candidates out front here. (The Huffington Post shared the ABC link.)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-father-fallen-soldier-ive-made-lot/story?id=41015051

http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/03/trump-on-his-spat-with-parents-of-slain

Science 

Strange effects of microwaves:

http://nowiknow.com/grape-balls-of-fire/

Technology 

Succinct comment on last week's news about corporations using copyright laws to prevent people repairing their own gadgets:

http://harvey-rrit.livejournal.com/395188.html