Saturday, January 9, 2016

NFL Playoffs Weekend Links

Well, the Bengals might exit the playoffs in the first round yet again, but that won't stop me from sharing some good stories with you:

Griffey In His Prime Was The Second Coming Of Willie Mays - FiveThirtyEight

Shadow Boxer - SB Nation

A Fighter's Hour of Need - New York Times

World's Largest Meatpacking Firm Wants To Test Out Robot Butchers - The Salt

Water Quality Would Get $4.7 Billion School Tax Diversion - Des Moines Register.  We see who ranks where in Iowa.

Hey Oregon "Militia": Here's The History Lesson You Missed - Esquire and How The West Wasn't Won - Bloomberg

Lawyer: 231 children abused in German Catholic choir - USAToday.  The first story I saw just said "German choir."  I had to click through to confirm it was the Catholic Church.  Not that I was surprised.

In east Buffalo, drug addiction's grip is tightened by decades long cycle - The Guardian

Inside The Tiny Police State With Seven Armies - The Daily Beast

No Accident: Inside GM's deadly ignition switch scandal - Atlanta Magazine

Trivers' Pursuit - Psychology Today

How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain - Priceonomics

Why Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want Your Vote - Bloomberg

What Did the Governor Know About Flint's Water, and When Did He Know It? - The Atlantic

The worst idea in the presidential debate: a return to the gold standard - Michael Hiltzik.  Thanks, Ted Cruz.  You have to be smart enough to know this is just blowing smoke up gold bugs' asses.  But you are a big enough of an asshole to actually pretend to believe it.

Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid - Tax Foundation

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