Saturday

1. Gramsci was the type, of course, like Guevara and Soetoro, Bill Ayers, who should be shot first, discussed afterwards:

2. Oh do go away:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/added-sugar-food-labels-heart-disease-diabetes

3. Z Man:

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=17104

One of the stranger things you will see when you tour the place is young people constantly looking at their phones. At first I thought they were just texting friends or simply unable to pay attention. Instead, what I learned is they were looking at pictures on-line of where they were in the castle. In other words, reality was now their virtual reality and virtual reality was their reality. They could better relate to the images on their phones and the descriptions, than the actual place with the plaques describing the rooms.

4. Agreed – kindest thing for their future, a few days in klink:

5. How about banning Facebook?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47974579

6. Think the url gives you the idea:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer

7. Last but not least, oh noes, this is worse than Hillsborough:

http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/brexit-is-putting-birminghams-recent-renaissance-at-serious-risk/

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

6 comments for “Saturday

  1. Penseivat
    April 20, 2019 at 14:22

    4. “Mummy, I’ve come to Heathrow to stop people going on holiday, or travelling to work, and there are some really nasty Police officers here who are using a strange word to stop me. I don’t know what that word means, Mummy, and I’m scared. Can you tell Daddy to come down here in the Landcruiser and get me. He can also explain what the word “No” means. Please, Mummy. I’m really, really, scared.”

  2. Doonhamer
    April 20, 2019 at 18:05

    #6. The Grenfell Tower was another example of radically changing a proven safe structure by adding firewood with built in chimney on the surface and pretending it was the same building. And of course the cladding was fully approved, all the clever people signed it off and it had the advantage of saving the planet.

  3. April 20, 2019 at 18:33

    Yes, both.

  4. james wilson
    April 21, 2019 at 09:00

    Pretty sure there never has been a working class revolutionary. They spawn in the leisure class.

    • April 21, 2019 at 10:40

      Voltaire springs to mind.

    • dearieme
      April 21, 2019 at 15:05

      Hitler, maybe? He was a poor failed art student and ex-soldier. Hardly one of the leisure class.

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