We have some reader contributions this week. Without further ado, the links…
- The growing belief that all terrorists are Muslim is simply not true as this article points out. (h/t TBH)
- I’m getting tired of documenting the ways that intelligence agencies are blatantly exceeding their mandate and are clearly going to keep doing so. Therefore, this link to a report by an NSA-led panel that determines that there is no viable alternative to mass data collection on everyone will be the last link of this type for a while. It’s pretty clear that the gorilla is gonna win this one. As a parting shot, I’ll point out that all of my links on this subject have been from foreign sources, especially The Guardian. Pretty much sums it up.
- On a lighter note, here is a fascinating link to some research on how to raise smart kids. I really wish I’d seen this 15 years ago. Or that my parents had read it 45 years ago, for that matter. (h/t to Mrs. Feingarden)
- And to finish with a chuckle, this is without question the best underwater video ever taken by a radio-controlled airplane. Yes, I said underwater and airplane.