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Most Interesting Thing I Read Today: Choreographing the Dance of the Vampires

Saddest Thing I Read Today: “Christians are targeted because they are one of the poorest communities in Muslim-majority Pakistan. The trafficking rings are made up of Chinese and Pakistani middlemen and include Christian ministers, mostly from small evangelical churches, who get bribes to urge their flock to sell their daughters.”

The Most Educational Thing I Read Today: The Chinese Builders Behind Africa’s Construction Boom

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Truth. The Great American Eye-Exam Scam

I am not sure such a small study tells you much anything useful but it sure is interesting anyway. Gut bacteria partly determine whether exercise improves the health of men with pre-diabetes. Another take on the same study. Gut microbes may predict whether exercising will prevent diabetes

One thing you would never know from reading this is that access to healthcare has never been shown to have much effect on life span except for perhaps towards the end of life. But that is still the first thing they think of when they see young people dying. Our workforce is dying faster than any other wealthy country, study shows

I don’t think fries are really the thing to worry about. America braces for possible french fry shortage after poor potato harvest

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Studies like this tell me things that I already believe. You’re Not The Man Your Father Was

The befits of professional soldiers and that ordinary people don’t have to fight and professionals tend to suffer less casualties for a given task. But the big downside is they rarely have the same values as the culture they come from. German elite forces facing Neo-Nazi scandal as commander suspended

Mad Max. Mexico gunfight near Texas border leaves over a dozen dead

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We live in an age when obvious things are shocking to the most educated. Says something about modern education. Study reveals music’s universal patterns across societies worldwide

James Bond Villains and Mad Max gangs are looking more plausible the older I get. The First Narco Submarine Ever Seized Off A European Coast Is A Monster Not a real submarine in spite of the headline, but the Wright brothers did not start off with 747 either.

More cheerful news from the medical world. Antibiotic-Resistant Fungi Are a Growing Health Threat

If they produce the battles in a semi-historical manner, I might watch regardless of the politics. Turkish-Saudi animosity spills over into cultural sphere

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The unintended consequences of the legal decision discussed in this post is also why the US made a marked shift towards drones blowing up houses with woman and children inside rather then try to take captives to gather intelligence. Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue: The 2008 No-Prisoners Policy

First third is not worth much. But the rest of it does a have way decent job of demonstrating why Solzhenitsyn works should be read.How the great truth dawned

This was funny if you watch it happen in real time. When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting

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The main thing of interest in this story is the use of AI in running a campaign of this type: The China Cables: Leaked Classified Chinese Documents Confirm China Running Massive Concentration Camps to “Re-educate” Uighurs

This is an opinion piece in a respectable journal so you have to expect that it will be filled with lies but that does not change underlying point. The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis Will Break Europe’s Back

One of the big reasons for the failure of US torpedo bomber failures at the Battle of Midway (since we were discussing this on Sunday). Mark 13 torpedo