Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WHAT A WELL-WRITTEN PIECE by Charlie Martin: “Depression Is No Joke; Pushing back against the fools who don't have the faintest notion of what real depression is.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

HMMMM: Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I HVAE NO IDEA: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CHINA'S long history of harvesting organs from living political foes.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

BBC: Caution needed with Gaza casualty figures.

Friday, August 08, 2014

WHAT?? 94% of Academic Economists Admit to Unacceptable Research Practices, Including Sex for Co-authorship and Promotion.

ISIS Exterminating Minorities in Iraq. True, you can't submit a terrorist group and the army of a democratic country to the same moral standards, but for a change I'd like to see here just a tiny bit of the indignation by Europeans than the one towards what's been happening in Gaza.

IT IS… NASA Probes Record Sounds In Space – And It’s Terrifying.

11 COMPANIES that shaped the modern world.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WILL YOU LOSE YOUR JOB TO A ROBOT? Silicon Valley is split.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

THIS IS FANTASTIC…: “A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.”

THE MONTBLANC seeen from an eagle-mounted camera:

Monday, August 04, 2014

AT LAST some non-alarmist information on the danger posed by ebola.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

WHAT YOU WON'T SEE in the Spanish media: “Hamas murder campaign in Gaza exposed: Islamist regime has killed dozens and tortured others as 'collaborators' with Israel in war's aftermath, Amnesty and Guardian sources say.”

UPDATE. 40 questions for the international media in Gaza.

Friday, August 01, 2014

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict.

AMAZING: How one man's lies almost destroyed the comics industry.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BRENDAN O'NEILL: Is the Left anti-Semitic? Sadly, it is heading that way.

Monday, July 28, 2014

CONFUSED? Then this is for you: The Middle East Friendship Chart.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES IN PUTIN'S COURT: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator.

BRENDAN O'NEILL: Your pity for Palestinians is making things worse in Gaza: Western thirst for images of the dead could be contributing to the bloodshed.

TODAY, the English edition of Barcepundit turns 10. They grow up so fast, don't they?

Monday, July 21, 2014

UGLY INDEED: The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C..

Friday, July 18, 2014

NOT BAD: 5 NYC Apartments That Rent For More Than $100,000. A month.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES CRASH: World demands answers from Russia after plane's destruction.

UPDATE. Jane's: MH017 mostly likely downed by Russian-backed separatists.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WELL ARGUMENTED: We Don't Need a Corporate Income Tax, by Megan McArdle. Keynesians and social-Democrats, read it thoroughly before you jump to criticising the piece, you'll see how you can understand it even if you don't agree with it.

ALLISON KAPLAN SOMMER: The only way Israelis can win the PR battle: Die more.

UPDATE. It seems the've now put it behind the paywall, sorry…

BRENDAN O'NEILL: The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism gets thinner every day.

hy are Western liberals always more offended by Israeli militarism than by any other kind of militarism? It’s extraordinary. France can invade Mali and there won’t be loud, rowdy protests by peaceniks in Paris. David Cameron, backed by a whopping 557 members of parliament, can order airstrikes on Libya and British leftists won’t give over their Twitterfeeds to publishing gruesome pics of the Libyan civilians killed as a consequence. President Obama can resume his drone attacks in Pakistan, killing 13 people in one strike last month, and Washington won’t be besieged by angry anti-war folk demanding ‘Hands off Pakistan’. But the minute Israel fires a rocket into Gaza, the second Israeli politicians say they’re at war again with Hamas, radicals in all these Western nations will take to the streets, wave hyperbolic placards, fulminate on Twitter, publish pictures of dead Palestinian children, publish the names and ages of everyone ‘MURDERED BY ISRAEL’, and generally scream about Israeli ‘bloodletting’. (When the West bombs another country, it’s ‘war’; when Israel does it, it’s ‘bloodletting’.)

Anyone possessed of a critical faculty must at some point have wondered why there’s such a double standard in relation to Israeli militarism, why missiles fired by the Jewish State are apparently more worthy of condemnation than missiles fired by Washington, London, Paris, the Turks, Assad, or just about anyone else on Earth.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NO, IT'S NOT a metaphore of the economic future: Scientists develop a material so dark that you can't see it.

HYPOCRISY DEFINED: “People who say they are concerned about climate change use more electricity than those who say the issue is 'too far away to worry about', government-commissioned study finds”.

While it's true that

That is in part due to age, as people over 65 are more frugal with electricity but much less concerned about global warming.

However, even when pensioners are discounted, there is only a “weak trend” to show that people who profess to care about climate change do much to cut their energy use.

this is no excuse. If 65-year-olds prove that you can be frugal with your electricity, why do people who precisely advocate for a more frugal lifestyle aren't? It's as if they didn't really believe what they're saying.

Monday, July 14, 2014

AT POPULAR SCIENCE: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked.