Elsewhere for July 30, 2017

You should read this for 7/30/2017:

Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting

Via NPR: You Asked, We Answered: What Happened to the People in That N.H. Ghost Town?

Four Rice Boys Captured by Native Americans in 1704; Three Rice Boys Decide To Stay

A Barred owl, crows, and mobbing.

CTE was nearly ubiquitous among former NFL players who donated their brains to science “At a Boston University program that investigates the trauma-linked brain disease, researchers found that, of 111 former players for the National Football League who donated their brains for post-mortem examination, 110 bore the distinctive tangles, plaques and protein clumps now recognized as the neural hallmarks of CTE.” CRE or  chronic traumatic encephalopathy is usually associated with repeated blows to the head.

Alt-right commentator claims Romans weren’t ethnically diverse, gets owned by actual historian I’m beyond fed up with this kind of thing.

Who Was She? A Dna Test Only Opened New Mysteries.

💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

Trump’s Mistake at the Boy Scout Jamboree “The president addressed the quadrennial gathering like a campaign rally.” He also talked about playboy millionaires, parties, gambling, yachts “hot women” and exhorted Boy Scouts to boo for former Scout President Obama

A White House Official Just Admitted The Real Reason For Trump’s Transgender Military Ban But that’s only part of it; this is the reason. “House Republicans were planning to pass a spending bill stacked with his campaign promises, including money to build his border wall with Mexico. But an internal House Republican fight over transgender troops was threatening to blow up the bill. And House GOP insiders feared they might not have the votes to pass the legislation because defense hawks wanted a ban on Pentagon-funded sex reassignment operations — something GOP leaders wouldn’t give them.” And here’s a perfect response: A Top Colonel Just Responded To Trump’s Transgender Ban By Calling Out His Entire Family.

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.

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