Elsewhere for April 2, 2017

You should read this for 4/2/2017:

Indivisible: Stories of American Community Indivisible: Stories of American Community is an exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Here are the stories of twelve communities where people are coming together to make their small piece of the world a better place to live.

Via Scotland’s Wellcome Library Names of the witches (in Scotland) c. 1658 Read more about it here; and see a transcript of names here.

Why Milton still matters Paradise Lost can still speak to readers on its 350th anniversary

Via The Verge: The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them (Hint: they’re cheap). “Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.”

How Uber Deceives the Authorities WorldwideThere’s even more to the Uber sleaziness.

Via Southern Living: Angel Biscuits This is an interesting recipe, half biscuit, half roll, and it uses yeast, buttermilk, and baking powder for leavening.

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

“Because I’m President and you’re not” 💩🔥💰’s interview with cite>Time Magazine There were a few true things, but yeah, mostly lying lies told by a leasing liar. See also: Politifact on < a href=”http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/mar/23/fact-checking-trumps-time-interview-truths-and-fal/”> Fact-checking Trump’s TIME interview on truths and falsehoods.

Via Ezra Klein on Vox: How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump “This is the problem with not knowing or caring much about the details of policy — it’s easy to get spun by people who do know and care, and it’s easy to get trapped in processes that people are building for their benefit rather than yours. And that seems to be what happened to 💩🔥💰.”

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She plays o’ the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.