Links – April 28, 2017

Carried away: The inside story of how the Carl Vinson’s canceled port visit sparked a global crisis.

How to hack and not hack a missile. The New York Times is getting some stuff wrong lately.

This seems to be what Trump called the entire Senate to the White House for.

No evidence that military strikes “send a message.”

Did Donald Trump draw a red line on Syrian chemical weapons?

The video here shows how open source information can be used to check on the claims of chemical weapons strikes.

Scuttle the Iran Nuke Deal? That Approach Didn’t Stop North Korea.

Why the North Korea nuclear agreement is not a precedent for Iran.

Three stories about Estonia, to cheer you up!

Song as resistance: The strange story of Estonia’s singing revolution. I don’t find the story strange, think it makes a lot of sense, but headline writers. Top photo from here. I love that place. The song stage, seen here from what I’d estimate as a quarter of a mile, holds 30,000 people.

Estonia has large reserves of oil shale, not to be confused with the shale of the fracking industry. They’d rather use it than depend on Russia for natural gas, but it’s a dirty energy source.

Controversy as the Museum of Occupations becomes the Museum of Freedoms and adds engagement with the themes of resistance, restoration, and freedom.


Robert Pirsig died this week. His Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance was a formative book for many of us.

One comment

  1. The Blog Fodder · April 28, 2017

    the armada story was almost funny if it hadnt come so close to getting a bunch of us incinerated


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