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Weekend link dump for November 29

“Crime overall in 2015 is expected to be largely unchanged from last year, decreasing 1.5 percent.”

“No, really. It’s an actual glossy, full-color magazine called Dabiq, complete with feature articles and photo spreads. So, in the interest of understanding just what makes these violent lunatics tick, I read through 700-plus pages of this oddly well-put-together propaganda and learned …” (via)

Reading this lamentation for teen girl dramedies makes me think Olivia would probably like Ten Things I Hate About You.

“In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did.”

The Illustrated and Admittedly Incomplete History of the Turducken. A rerun, but it always makes me laugh.

Maybe too much polling is a problem.

Turns out that calling something “terrorism” can be pretty damn controversial.

“HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It’s an illness.”

How you should have handled those awkward holiday conversations with your family. Including those awkward baseball conversations.

“Perhaps the most intriguing finding, however, is that climate denial is faddish. Certain themes get hot for a while and then get replaced by others.”

Four no-hope GOP Presidential candidates will get their equal time on NBC thanks to Donald Trump and Saturday Night Live.

Animal Planet gets sued for being bad to animals and the planet.

A group of youth activists are suing the federal government to force action on climate change.

“Student protesters at Princeton performed a valuable public service last week when they demanded that the administration acknowledge the toxic legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as university president and New Jersey governor before being elected to the White House. He was an unapologetic racist whose administration rolled back the gains that African-Americans achieved just after the Civil War, purged black workers from influential jobs and transformed the government into an instrument of white supremacy.”

Lying liars should be held accountable for their lies.

“So the next time you think of Billy Mitchell, remember that he is not the floating, alien head that you might have seen explode in a cartoon. He is a real man who is very good at video games. We hope this clears things up.”

Get to know some of the Presidential Medal of Freedom winners that you don’t already know but should.

RIP, Guy Lewis, longtime University of Houston basketball coach.

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