It’s been awhile, but here are some links to articles, posts, stories and more that I found interesting, insightful and/or thought provoking. I don’t necessarily endorse the view in the link.
Stallworth did the right thing, after a wrong by Jemele Hill – If ever there was a story about the importance of owning up to your bad choices and actions, this is the story. It’s the reason why Mike Vick was in prison for 2 years for dog fighting, and why Donte Stallworth was in jail for 24 days after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
Inglourious Basterds and the Problem of Revenge by Jordana Hill – While writer/director Quentin Tarantinio may have another hit film, the question is asked by Hill as to what the proper responsive action is to Nazi genocide.
Jews who escaped Nazis as kids recreate train trip by Karolina Tagaris – 70 years after they escaped the Nazis by train, survivors recreate the train trip.
Move over, Twinkies: Deep-fried butter is here by Laura T. Coffey – From the guy who created fried cookie dough and fried Coke (yep) comes the latest in obesity foods.
Understand consequences of free speech by Ryan Blethen – More and more, people do not understand that they do not have license to say and do whatever they want online. (An example of such can be read here.)
Political Ideology: “Conservatve” Label Prevails in the South by Lydia Saad – Gallup interviews over 160,000 people over 6 months and finds out that conservatives outnumber liberals in every state. This hasn’t helped the GOP, but should President Obama take note?
Zack by Joe Posnanski – Why Zack Greinke is the best pitcher in baseball and should get the Cy Young award, even though he pitches for the lowly Kansas City Royals.
The Confessions of an NBA Scorekeeper by Tommy Craggs – Why statistics in the NBA are a joke at times. Read about a guy who was the official statistician for his team and how he padded stats for them.
The Great ‘Prevention’ Myth by Charles Krauthammer – Why prevention could actually drive up health-care costs in government run health-care. I’m not advocating living an unhealthy lifestyle, just pointing out how prevention could raise government debt in government health care.
A-Teams = 12 people by Jason Fried – How the Army’s Special Forces get big things done even though they are small in size.
Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amidst controversy by Will Lester – I always find it funny when people try and mask their offensive words by saying they are misquoted or taken out of context. I watched video and listened to audio of Van Jones, and he definitely was not misquoted or taken out of context. (Charles Krauthammer has another taken on the matter. Click here to read.)
9 may set a new animation standard in film by Michael Avila – Some backstory on the new animated film 9.