Friday Highlights

Good morning.

  1. Note to Mr Obama, tell our allies to f-off … and the might just tell you the same.
  2. Penn State visits the UK.
  3. “Debate” methodology.
  4. Of consequentialism.
  5. Of Germany, the EU, ethics and the Bloodlands.
  6. Race and UCLA admissions.
  7. Of government and their pull in the judicial chambers.
  8. Da Chicago way.
  9. A little morning Physics.
  10. The high court and a case.
  11. I bought this dvd for this scene … I’m not sure yet whether my kids appreciate it, alas.
  12. Leave ya with a tune. … and an attentive listener?

3 responses to “Friday Highlights

  1. 1.Note to Mr Obama, tell our allies to f-off … and the might just tell you the same.

    1. When did we tell GB to fuck off?
    2. Don’t trust British papers reporting FP. They tend to be unreliable, possibly due to the British foreign secrets act which technically makes it illegal for them to report any real leaks of classified info.

  2. 7.Of government and their pull in the judicial chambers.

    Interestingly it doesn’t say clearly if she plead guilty (in which case there’s not much merit in trying to dispute the evidence) or not guilty (in which case she had to have been found guilty). The argument that there’s no problem because the line didn’t seem to slow down doesn’t pull for much IMO. Just because a single disruptive person could be contained and dealt with in a way that didn’t slow down the rest of the line doesn’t make it not a disruption. I do think, though, that they should demonstrate that someone did something more than ‘just be ornery’ before charging ‘em with a crime.

  3. 8 Chicago Way

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dramatic-spike-chicago-homicides-slow-17547042

    Seems it’s a good idea to try to keep tabs on the ‘Chicago murder spike’ question. While the summer was higher than 2011 it seems the last two months were lower than 2011 which seems to imply while 2012 will have more murders in Chicago than 2011, it will probably not be correctly described as a ‘spike’ when all the dust settles.

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