As I write this, I have massive hiccups. I keep trying to muffle them, but occasionally one will sneak out. mhic mhic mhic HICCUP! mhic
Oh my God, I just can’t even with the Flint water crisis. This is a 19th century problem that WE SOLVED. And the effects are so terrible. Werner Troesken wrote an excellent but horrifying book about it. I can’t believe this could be happening in the 21st century. We need a revolution. Public safety, infrastructure… a new war on poverty a war for public health, public safety.
Also awful from true stories backward.
This article illustrates exactly the problem with Macklemore. Eminem doesn’t have this problem because he’s actually GOOD. (Though Thrift Shop is truly catchy. But it’s good like All about that base is good, as a one-hit pop wonder.) So his heart is in the right place, but man, can the Grammies be awarded on merit for a change, instead of to the not as good white guy?
DeRay McKesson is awesome. I wish this interview could have gone on longer!
The horrible consequences of reporting sexual harassment. Burn, patriarchy, burn.
So even though isidewith has me 95% with Bernie and 92% with Hillary, I’m going with Hillary (#2 is going with Bernie), assuming I can get my damned voter registration thing figured out for the absentee ballot (my registration is “in suspense” because the post office here sucks and only occasionally delivers mail to us instead of returning it). This is basically how I feel. And extra especially this comment from megpie71.
This is a really interesting interview with Sia about crafting pop music.
Go climb that cupboard!
If someone gives you a whole lot of persimmons, this is a good recipe.
How to slice a pizza. (The answer may surprise you)
This is pretty cool, also exsanguinate is a pretty cool word.
h/t historian for this post whose comments you should definitely read
With the stock market down, now is a good time to do Traditional IRA rollovers/conversions, in case you’re ever thinking of doing a backdoor roth. Why? Because you pay taxes on the earnings and when the stock market is down, you have smaller earnings (possibly even losses)
Policy wonks might be interested in this economics lecture on household finances, wealth, and mistakes. Related: why bond prices go down when interest rates go up.
November lessons? from table for one
Very cool money post from a Natural Scientist.