Friday Night Linkdump
* The future’s already here, it’s just not evenly distributed: “Dizzy and sick”: McDonald’s workers strike after enduring 110 degree heat.
* Detroit declares bankruptcy. The U.S. cities that have filed for bankruptcy, in one map. Only Wall Street Wins in Detroit Crisis Reaping $474 Million Fee. Race and ethnicity 2010: Detroit.Robots, Race, Globalization and the 1%. Dirty tricks from Governor Snyder.But not so fast.
* On Twitter, Jim Henley suggested that we view these laws as a variation on deputization — but it’s a weirdly open-ended form, a kind of freelance self-deputization. It’s recruiting potentially every white male (along with everyone who identifies culturally with the white male power structure over against minority groups) to appoint himself a police deputy and join in the ongoing war on minorities that we euphemistically call “law enforcement” in this country.
* More details on San Jose State’s rejection of MOOCs: University Suspends Online Classes After More Than Half the Students Fail.
* Texas Monthly profiles Wendy Davis and the Democrats’ fight to flip Texas.
* Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.
* Save the Cat! Why Every Hollywood Movie is Exactly the Same.
Written by gerrycanavan
July 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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