Aug. 2nd, 2017

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Cranes in pastel evening #toronto #yongeandeglinton #cranes #construction #towers #evening #pastel


These two cranes at Yonge and Eglinton lined perfectly from my vantage point on the sidewalk on the west side of Yonge, outside of the Yonge Eglinton Centre, Tuesday evening.
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Space Marine Primaris Intercessor #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #warhammer40k #wh40k


The new generation of the Imperium's Space Marines, the Primaris Intercessor, has made it to Charlottetown's excellent store The Comic Hunter.
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  • Centauri Dreams reports on the apparent rarity of exomoons of close-orbiting planets.

  • The collapse of the nuclear renaissance is touched on at Crooked Timber. Is it all down to renewables now?

  • Language Hat shares
  • The outlawing of the Uygur language from the schools of Xinjiang was mentioned at Language Log. This is terrible.The anti-Semitism barely veiled in a Texas campaign against the Democratic Party, noted by Lawyers, Guns and Money, frightens me.

  • The LRB Blog notes that Sylvia Plath stayed in the United Kingdom, far from home, substantially because of the NHS.

  • Marginal Revolution looks at the extent to which the economy and the wealth of the South depends on slavery.

  • Had Mexican-American relations gone only trivially differently, Noel Maurer suggests, Mexico could either have been much larger or substantially smaller.

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  • I liked this Vice article on a study of the prevalence of ambivalence on the Internet. How will we learn to care?

  • Global News reports that the National Museum of Chinese Writing is willing to pay people who can decipher oracle bones three thousand years old.

  • CBC reports on an organization of LGBTQ farmers in Québec, Fierté Agricole.

  • Alex Needham writes at The Guardian about the life and work of Touko Laaksonen, "Tom of Finland."

  • VICE's take on Cecilia Aldonrondo's documentary about the life of her dead gay uncle is touching.

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  • This U>long-form CBC article looking at Ken Pagan, the man who became infamous through his beer can toss, has insight.

  • I like Christopher Hume's article describing changes of zoning around apartment highrises, to allow shops.

  • John Lorinc's suggestion that taxes collected from foreign buyers be put towards social housing is provocative.

  • Robert Zunke is the man, sometime construction worker, assembling shrines on the Leslie Street spit.

  • Torontoist describes Blockobana, the queer black space at this year's Toronto Caribbean Festival.

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  • Bloomberg reports on how Canada-Mexico relations will be tested by NAFTA and Trump.

  • Canada, the 2016 Census reported, is marked by noteworthy linguistic diversity (Tagalog does particularly well.)

  • Vice notes how Galen Weston's opposition to the minimum wage increase for workers at Loblaws is not in his self-interest.

  • Vice's Motherboard looks at how greenhouse agriculture in Nunavut could help drastically reduce food insecurity in that territory.

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