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Randy McDonald

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • The Burgh Diaspora notes that although the Bronx might have more incomers than fellow New York City borough Manhattan, Manhattan's catchment area is global.

  • Centauri Dreams takes a look at the study of planetary systems of subgiant stars, relatively aged stars, starting with Kappa Coronae Borealis.

  • Eastern Approaches deals with the legal and criminal controversies surrounding a Czech lobbyist.

  • In an era of increasingly pervasive and efficient surveillance technologies, the Everyday Sociology Blog's Tristan Bridges and Tara Tober wonder what privacy actually is these days.

  • Geocurrents' Asya Perelstvaig profiles the Samaritans, a little-known but enduring ethnic group related to--but distinct from--the Jews.

  • GNXP's Razib Khan notes a preliminary genetic study that gives credence to the idea of pre-Columbian Ainu migration to South America six thousand years ago. I want to see more on this.

  • Joe. My. God observes that "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" is a hit on the UK pop charts.

  • At Lawyers, Guns and Money, Robert Farley notes that much criticism of Margaret Thatcher's role in the Falklands War is ill-judged, and wonders why so few people blame the Argentine junta.

  • Michael in Norfolk notes marriage rights successes in Uruguay and France.

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer outlines the recent history--surprising to me--of fairly loud conflict between Argentina and Uruguay.

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