Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,

[BLOG] Some Monday links


  • Burgh Diaspora notes that Spanish workers are moving to Mexico and the Germany isn't doing so well thanks to regulatory and language barriers.

  • The Dragon's Tales points to a recent study suggesting that the Neanderthals of the Iberian peninsula died out before the arrival of Homo sapiens.

  • Eastern Approaches observes, after the failure of a civil union law to make it through the Polish parliament, the problems of facing GLBT rights in Poland.

  • Could we have had a moonbase instead of the International Space Station? At False Steps, Paul Drye suggests that might have been a possibility.

  • The Global Sociology Blog observes the global rise of the cosmetic surgery industry and points out that Saudi Arabia is a terrible place to live if you're a woman or a child.

  • GNXP's Razib Khan points to a German study suggesting that only 1% of children, not 10%, have biological fathers other than the people identified as such.

  • Language Hat notes the substantial immigration of Circassian-speaking Armenian Christians to the Russian North Caucasus in the 18th century.

  • At Lawyers, Guns and Money, Scott Lemieux doesn't think much of Alan Dershowitz's many intellectual contortions, on the matter of the Brooklyn College's conference and on other things.

  • Window on Eurasia links to speculation in a Russian regional paper as to the prospects for the amalgamation of different federal units. Could there be a Middle Volga unit dominated by Kazan' (and Tatarstan)?

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