Putin has small fingers. You know what that means. pic.twitter.com/Eyb0ukXr8a
— Hayden Smith (@NewsPanic) March 14, 2015
It's all downhill from here, I'm sure.
It's gonna be a busy weekend, but I still need to find time to read and save this.
A general view on the ageability of French style red #wine. pic.twitter.com/ujpq6eBgeT
— The Wine Wankers (@winewankers) March 14, 2015
Big shout out to @CaptKarnstein @willow30000 @gazwalton73 @dvdinfatuation @l1p9m7y7 pic.twitter.com/PByXgFmkCa
— Simon's Metal Soul (@lizardoffire) March 14, 2015
Like I said, it's all downhill from here.
If electric cars fail to catch on, low fuel prices will not be the reason http://t.co/e6AwjwEEgO pic.twitter.com/oV5LAhvFdA
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 14, 2015
I don't see how they catch on. A gallon of gas is highly portable, very potent in terms of energy, and relatively safe. Even in strictly environmental terms, it's hard to argue that electric cars are better after you factor in the impact of their batteries on long term environmental health, to say nothing of coal emissions generated via charging from the electrical grid.
People have this idea that electricity is free, that all you have to do to get it is put a plug into a wall, and there it is. That if we put up a few windmills and solar panels, we'll be good to go in perpetuity. This is a false view spread by the ignorant to the same kinds of people who believe #HashtagDiplomacy is a thing.
Don't get me wrong: I like green energy. But we're not closer than fifty years away--at a minimum--from having a strictly green, sustainable electrical grid because you have to balance load and generation constantly, and there are no green sources which are capable of doing that. This is before we consider the impact of removing the system's inertia and reactive power controls. And as long as that's true, electric cars will be a tough sell on environmental grounds.
The week in pictures in New York City: http://t.co/K93wvWl4M1 pic.twitter.com/Z6tdVLAWaT
— NYT Photo (@nytimesphoto) March 13, 2015
@1300spoony @willow30000 @betedegevaudan @Raven_Rocks1 @SweetFelon pic.twitter.com/DaAiyPMNsV
— Donna (@goodenough03) March 14, 2015
I get a lot of these in my Twitter feed. I really like this one. It reminds me of what I think Tarot cards would look like if the images were redrawn with a more modern sensibility.
As an aside, I really enjoy reading Tarot cards. I wish I felt comfortable scamming people because it would be a riot to set up a table on a sidewalk in New York and read cards for money some day.
There's more demand for sales people than there is supply to fill these positions. http://t.co/H9mkAC3AO1
— Marketplace (@Marketplace) March 14, 2015
A lot of industries are about to start raising wages. We've seen it at Walmart, there's this, and even last week when I went to get my oil changed, there wasn't anybody on staff. Fact is, the labor market is tightening quickly, and with that will come a sea-change in the way that wealth is distributed nationally. We'll have to watch carefully for signs of inflation, though.
What do you write about? http://t.co/i1gFj1q7ss
— Chuck Barrett (@Chuck_Barrett) March 14, 2015
That depends on the audience. Lots of times, I just write about what's on my mind. I like to write for and about my kids, too, often through the lens of fantasy fiction. For freelance work, though, I'll write about anything.
Problem is, so little freelance work pays its worth per hour that it can be tough to carve out the time to sit down and do it. I therefore look for gigs that satisfy both my personal interests and paying interests, but those can be few and far between.
Big Blue View Mailbag: Free agency, draft questions galore #nyg http://t.co/LvD2klqK0U pic.twitter.com/vJedDZAbXR
— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) March 14, 2015
And... this is where we stop. I need to read BBV to figure out what's up with the Giants. I know that the Titans have made some moves, but they were so miserable last year, that I just cannot believe they'll be any better this year. By contrast, the Giants finished strong despite a truly huge number of injuries, leaving me cautiously optimistic for the coming season.
While we're talking football, Army's also busy this week, holding Spring Practices. QB AJ Schurr is hurt, but the rest of the team seems to be coming along. From what I've seen, West Point has had the best recruiting class of the service academies this year, and while I don't think we're necessarily looking at a winning season--because the schedule is murderous--I do think we're at least headed in the right direction.
That's all I've got. Have a good weekend.