Daily Reading #12C

Elites are the problem, Trump is merely a symptom, of course :

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/removing-trump-wont-solve-americas-crisis/

http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/17/media-elite-indulging-dangerous-fantasies-removing-trump-office/

Open source investigations are powerful things :

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/18/surgeon-at-seth-richs-hospital-says-his-wounds-were-not-fatal/

This is a very long article pointing out that technical people control much power, which could be used for good. Naive, idealistic, … Organizing is not the way to go. Instead, become excellent leakers, insiders who know all the corporate secrets :

http://idlewords.com/talks/notes_from_an_emergency.htm

This makes it clear that public comments are an easily gamed system, although you have to be smarter than this ‘bot is for it to be effective :

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170510/08191137334/bot-is-flooding-fcc-website-with-fake-anti-net-neutrality-comments-alphabetical-order.shtml

Did you know that the 30-day mortality rate for an MD’s patients admitted to the hospital is 10+%?  Seems like to me a very good reason to stay away from physicians :

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05/the-older-the-doctor-the-higher-the-patient-mortality-rate-study-finds/

Who would have guessed? The media is biased !!! Against Trump!! Can you believe it? :

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/harvard-study-reveals-huge-extent-of-anti-trump-media-bias/

Yes, science and engineering are team plays, working with a big team on a challenging technical project is an exciting them. Engineering is a fun profession, management aside :

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-social-butterflies-apt-physics.html

Good for Glen Greenwald, being friends with Chelsea Manning.  She is a heroine :

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/17/chelsea-manning-is-a-free-woman-her-heroism-has-expanded-beyond-her-initial-whistle-blowing/

Democratic establishment and Clinton are intent on making Russia an enemy. How can this make sense? :

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/17/chasing-red-squirrels-in-dc/

Yes, conditions for children growing up are very constrained compared to recent history and all small towns and farms :

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-case-for-free-range-kids/

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