Monday, November 06, 2017

Coffee and Provocation

God and Government
More mass shootings. At a church, which pretty much makes a mockery of the "thought and prayers" response we hear too often. What can we do? ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens. .

A New Species of Orangutan?
Many breathless articles are proclaiming a new species of Orangutan. But a subspecies is not a species, as I have said many times before.  Bottom line:  there is no new species.

Taking a Hybrid to Everest?
Dzo are a cross between Tibetan between yaks and cattle. The male version of the hybrid is infertile, but the females are fertile, allowing for the “back breeding” of three-quarter mixes. The hybrids are larger and stronger than either the yaks or cattle of the region, making them ideal pack animals for hauling gear to the base of Mount Everest.

Excellent Real Estate Porn
Scottish castles here and country estates there.

Big Farms Produce
Farms with $1 million or more in annual sales, which are only 4% of total U.S. farms, now produce two-thirds of the country’s agricultural output.

Fatburg to Fuel
A 143-ton "fatberg" — an enormous clotted, mass of fat and garbage found clogging a London sewer — is being turned into fuel.

As Rare as Escalators in Wyoming
There are only two escalators in all of Wyoming.

A Day Late Abraham Lincoln created the secret service – on the day he was shot.

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