Friday, January 17, 2014

Bits and Pieces - January 17, 2014

A pickup artist gets his comeuppance. From xkcd.

A history of Israel's secret nuclear arsenal.

Have senators actually read the Iran sanctions bill? With embedded video of an excellent speech by Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Nice infographic of the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons. And some doubts raised about earlier intelligence.

In a Twitter conversation with a man who insisted that only cost-benefit should be considered in dealing with guns (and FREEDOM was one of his variables), it occurred to me that the pain and suffering involved should be counted in the equation as well. Here's someone who agrees. It's also a matter of what kind of society we want to be. Do we really want to teach children they may be shot at any time?

Finally, something brighter:


Frank Wilhoit said...

There is a highly dreadful typo in your link to the Guardian article about Israel's (not Iran's) nukes.

Cheryl Rofer said...

Fixed. Thank you!