Sunday Reads: Other Things

Good Morning

 My son is missing, he never came back home last night. So….

Russian Crash in the Sinai: Rescuers, Investigators Comb Crash Site for Clues – NBC News


Egypt’s top prosecutor orders restricted access to plane crash site as probe continues – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online


Russian plane crash in Sinai: All 224 on board killed –


Russian delegation arrives in Egypt to begin crash investigation | Reuters


Is this video proof ISIS shot down Russian plane killing all 224 on board? | Daily Mail Online


Why ISIL is a Vast Exaggeration: & No, it can’t Shoot down Planes | Informed Comment


Israeli soldiers tell Palestinians: ‘We will gas you until you die’ | Informed Comment


Doctor guilty in three overdose murders in landmark verdict – NY Daily News


Notre Dame tutor set up athletes and daughter for sex: suit – NY Daily News


Six die in Texas amid storm that brings torrential rains and flooding


‘YOU ARE A LYING B*TCH!’: Truthers attack grieving mom’s book about her Sandy Hook victim son


Researcher Discovers Fossilized Feathers, Skin Of Ornithomimus Ostrich-Like Dinosaur : SCIENCE : Tech Times


John Oliver Doesn’t Want Donald Trump On His Show Ever | Crooks and Liars


The thing you should be most afraid of this Halloween is Paul Ryan’s new job – AMERICAblog News


Peru Catholic Society Admits Sex Abuse Probe Targets Founder


El Faro cargo ship’s wreck found 15,000 feet under the Atlantic | US news | The Guardian


First on CNN: Trump slams Obama over ground troops in Syria –


Alabama teacher of year is told she’s unqualified, resigns | Tampa Bay Times


A Scientific Analysis of Civil War Beards | Mental Floss


12 Directors Who Started Out Making Horror Movies | Mental Floss


This is an open thread.




11 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Other Things”

  1. Jake just got back home from the girl friend. I had started the post last night. Maybe if things calm down I can write a better thread.

  2. Fannie says:

    Glad he’s home JJ. Whew……’s worrisome. Thanks for the links, it’s not for Texas, six reported dead.

    All the candy is gone, two empty bowls, and not much to put away. Light rain here, and hope to get out this afternoon, photos.

    November, don’t forget to turn your clocks back today.

  3. dakinikat says:

    Wow. So sorry about Jake. Hope it’s just the usual stupid teenager stuff.

    • NW Luna says:

      The “usual stupid teenager stuff” causes parents heartbreak, and it’s a longtime before the kids grow up enough to realize that. JJ, I’m glad your son’s OK. He should have let you know rather than causing you such worry.

      Love the history and science links. The political craziness stuff I’ll pass over for now.

      • dakinikat says:

        I know. You visualize them in the worst situations and they don’t realize until their parents what they put you through with their stupid stuff. Tough age to endure.

  4. NW Luna says:

    Arbitration clauses: Consumers, workers quietly losing right to sue

    On Page 5 of a credit-card contract used by American Express, beneath an explainer on interest rates and late fees, past the details about annual membership, is a clause most customers probably miss. If cardholders have a problem with their account, American Express explains, the company “may elect to resolve any claim by individual arbitration.”

    Those nine words are at the center of a far-reaching power play orchestrated by U.S. corporations, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

    By inserting individual-arbitration clauses into a soaring number of consumer and employment contracts, companies such as American Express devised a way to circumvent the courts and bar people from joining in class-action lawsuits, realistically the only tool citizens have to fight illegal or deceitful business practices.

  5. NW Luna says:

    Halloween brings dental woes – and many have no way to pay for crucial care

    Ghouls and goblins aside, the yearly candy binge serves as a reminder of some very real fears: about 40% of Americans lack dental insurance, and care can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

  6. NW Luna says:

    Debate over unionizing UW faculty ‘hot and heavy’

    Triggered by cuts to higher education and the growing use of short-term instructors to teach classes, an increasing number of the nation’s university professors and instructors have organized unions in recent years.

    So perhaps it’s no surprise that the union movement has come to the University of Washington, where a group of professors is attempting to organize under Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925.

    It’s likely to be a long, tough fight for both sides.

    I’d love to see this succeed.

  7. NW Luna says:

    Airbnb goes on the offensive in SF.

    On Tuesday, voters in [San Francisco] will be asked to approve Proposition F, which among other things would impose a 75-day-per-year limit on Airbnb rentals and force hosts to register with the city.The Airbnb campaign picks at perceived flaws in the proposal, arguing that propositions are hard to repeal and that this one would empower people to sue neighbors over illegal Airbnb units.

    What’s wrong with being able to sue your neighbors over illegal Airbnb units?