Black Hills Brawl: The longest running rivalry you've never heard of - SB Nation. Black Hills State and South Dakota School of Mines playing for the Homestake Trophy:
The Sea of Crises - Grantland. Sumo wrestling and a failed coup, among other things.
Adding Lightness: One way or another, Ford's new aluminum truck is a game changer - The Economist
The last farmer: At 94, one rural Missouri farmer continues to till his land - Washington Post
Impact of Earned Income Tax Credit on Rural People - Center for Rural Affairs.
The EITC has become a major source of income support for low-income rural taxpayers, particularly in the South. Greater non-metropolitan area usage of the EITC follows general economic trends in the nation, including:Meet the Queen Bees Building Buzz for the Honey Industry - Modern Farmer. Mouthpieces for Big Honey. The picture of the girl wearing the tiara and bee beard is awesome.
The EITC has become a “rural program,” or at least a non-urban program. It is important to rural people and their well-being. It is also important to the economies of rural communities.
- Concentration of poverty in many rural locations across the nation.
- Rural per capita income that is 78% of urban per capita income (2012).
- Rural earnings per job that is 71% of urban earnings per job (2012).
- Rural poverty rate that is nearly 19% higher than the urban poverty rate (2012).
Chicken of tomorrow - Aeon. A history of the rise of Big Poultry.
Fascinating Photos of NASA's Abandoned Launch Sites - Wired
Collapse: The Oro Mudslide and the Community That Survived It - Seattle Met
The Green Monster: How the Border Patrol became America's most out-of-control law enforcement agency - Politico. Considering the LAPD, NYPD and Ferguson PD are competition, the Border Patrol has to be pretty wild.
Four Ways to Innovate Through Analogies - Wall Street Journal. An obvious analogy that helps me understand things better are the analogies between electricity and water/air. For example, the greater the current/flow, the greater the resistance, while the larger the wire/pipe the lesser the resistance. Voltage to head pressure, etc.
Tony Robbins, CEO Whisperer - Fortune. From infomercial pitchman to multimillionaire to power-brokers. Hey, everybody is susceptible to sales pitches.
Life in the unemployment capital of America - Vox. Yuma, Arizona. See also, The hidden truth about job growth, lost amidst the statistical noise and optimists' hopes - Fabius Maximus
How the U.S. Government Tested Biological Warfare on America - Priceonomics
How Boy Bits First Came To Be - All Things Considered. The evolution of penises.
The two things you need to know about the Supreme Court's new Obamacare case - Vox. What a legalistic, and totally nihilist case to try to fuck over poor people. The refusal to set up state exchanges, expand Medicaid and fix these little mistakes in the law show how un-Christian the self-proclaimed Christian Republicans like Jim Jordan and Tim Huelskamp really are. If there is a Hell, there is a special place in it for these hypocrites.
In Heart of Eagle Ford, Karnes City Peers Beyond Boom - Texas Tribune See also Shale Drillers Idle Rigs From Texas To Utah Amid Oil Rout - Bloomberg. The Bloomberg article is kind of a mixed bag, but I also think that the price drop won't last an extremely long time. Three to twelve months, maybe.
Five Reasons Why Texas Won't Turn Blue This Year (or Anytime Soon) - Texas Monthly
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