Gravity's Rainbow

botany, shoes, books, and justice

January 3, 2017
by sarcozona

I love when cranky people write in to the newspaper about trivial things so much. This had me chortling over my toast this morning:

“Goes extinct?” (Salish Sea orca population on brink, 25 November). Since when did this become the normal way to talk about extinction? Is this some Americanism that has become acceptable worldwide? I come across this again and again in the Guardian Weekly and it really grates on my nerves. Extinction isn’t a place that organisms go to or have gone to. Organisms become extinct.
Monique Gallwey
Saint Louis, France

December 30, 2016
by sarcozona

Full employment

After years of hibernation, will the US economy rouse itself for a big comeback over the next couple of years? With an incoming Republican administration hellbent on reflating an economy already near full employment, and with promised trade restrictions driving up the … Continue reading

More on Donald Trump and the Justice Department

Perhaps the bureaucrats can save us. Imagine if every time Trump tried to do something terrible, it required infinite paperwork.

The importance of seeing yourself clearly

The Votes By Income Graph Does Not Prove Working Class Whites Didn’t Break For Trump

Stratify your samples folks.

Media: End Reporting on Polls

If the media you consume/pay for devotes time and attention to polls, find something else.

Stunning Highlights from the 2016 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Dystopian Worlds by Michal Karcz

Can’t Wait Forever

employee is trying to force his way into a job that I don’t want to hire him for
Gumption is thinking you deserve someone’s job because they went on maternity leave

Ready or Not

Compliments, “potential” and power