"Quick Fishing Kit from Common Materials"--Dave Canterbury
- "...3,2,1: B-Day! The Brexit referendum begins"--Deutsche Welle. An overview of the issues and how the referendum will be conducted.
- From a couple days ago: "8 killed in Mexico during clashes between residents, teachers and police"--CNN. "The clashes between teachers, state police and local residents also left 53 civilians and 55 police officers injured, according to the Oaxaca state government." The teachers are rioting to protest changes to how they (the teachers) are evaluated.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Mob violence in lawless Paris: Terrifying video shows 'woman tourist' viciously attacked by marauding youths in city deserted by police despite 'state of emergency' and Euros rampage"--Daily Mail. Other violent attacks as well. The article appears to blame it on "football hooligans," but it seems speculative given the lack of information. Lessons: police cannot protect you from random crime; and don't do be in stupid places at stupid times.
- "Large Movement Detected Along San Andreas Fault"--Forbes. From the article: "By systematically removing noise from the vertical velocity data set, the scientists were able to extract a massive spatial vertical movement. The vertical movement spans 200 km with ±2 mm per year movement. Although the vertical movement is not significant to human detection, the fact that it trends over hundreds of kilometers provides a fingerprint for how the fault continues to evolve and where we may see future earthquakes." The scientists hope to use the information to fine tune earthquake predictions.
- "EXCLUSIVE - 'I want a husband who can satisfy me in bed': Syrian war has left cities full of single women... but given lesbians freedom to have relationships"--Daily Mail. From the article:
While the vast majority of the dead in the Syrian conflict so far have been young men killed fighting each other, countless others have departed as migrants before they meet the same fate.
Some are avoiding compulsory military service, others airstrikes or rebel militias; many thousands are already in Syrian government prisons.
The result is a permanent demographic hole in the Syrian population. It's women, especially those who might have wanted to get married or to have children, who've been left behind.
This is a terrible humanitarian crisis. The only thing to be done is for Europe to ship male Syrians back to Syria.
- "Surveillance Awareness – Terrorism Avoidance"--Anonymous Conservative. The author uses a report of an attack by Philippine terrorists on a marina in order to kidnap American and Canadian tourists as a springboard to discuss some counter-surveillance techniques.
- "After Orlando, the Homemade AR-15 Industry Surges"--Wired. Gun control is turning into an issue of the legitimacy of the government; that is, the government losing its legitimacy if it enacts new gun control. But why risk a loss of legitimacy? Glenn Reynolds, in citing this article, comments: "But all this gun control is really about putting those bitter clingers in Flyover Country in their place, and asserting the supremacy of bicoastal power. So that it won’t do much to limit guns isn’t a big objection, because that’s not what it’s really meant to do anyway."
- "MSF: Nearly 200 die of starvation at Nigerian refugee camp"--Deutsche Welle. The inhabitants of the camps are refugees fleeing Boko Haram. Lesson: don't be a refugee if you can help it.
- "It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean"--Gizmodo.