Friday Linkzookery – 02 Dec 2016

Ten Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters from Their Lives
It can definitely go both ways, but it certainly seems like a 80-20 split on this sort of thing. In Murdoc’s personal experience, the Left is far less tolerant than what the Leftists call the ‘intolerant Right.’

Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions
Why has this story fallen completely off the radar? Is it because the attacker was a Muslim and/or he didn’t use a gun?

Marine Grunts Will Start Getting ATVs in January
The Marine Corps has inked a $2.5 million contract for 144 Polaris MRZR-D all-terrain vehicles, with plans to equip each infantry regiment with 18 of the vehicles.

Progress MS-04/65P fails during launch to the ISS
Resupply mission lost due to third-stage anomaly. JAXA’s HTV-6 is scheduled to fly next week.

Taliban seizes cache of weapons after overrunning district in Kandahar
The Taliban assaulted a base outside of the town of Ghorak that appears to have been manned by a company of Afghan troops during the night of Nov. 18…After the battle, the Taliban displayed M-16 rifles, some with grenade launchers mounted, M-249 light machine guns, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Additionally, the Taliban walked away with crates filled with RPG rounds and ammunition for the rifles and machine guns.

The Dallas CEO Building the Dakota Pipeline Will Still Throw His Cherokee Music Fest in Spring
Letter from Kelcy Warren, the billionaire CEO of Energy Transfer Partner pointing out what he calls “deliberate misinformation” about the pipeline and the protests against it.

Flashback: Obama Mocks Trump for Promising to Keep Carrier Plant in U.S.
Haha. Obama asked “What magic wand do you have?” regarding keeping Carrier jobs in the US. It’s troubling to think that our current President thinks only magic could affect trade negotiations and employment issues, but it explains why he’s so godawful at them.

SPICEing Up The F-16
Israel has upgraded more F-16s to use the camera-upgraded GPS Stand-Off Precision Guidance Munition.

Virginia schools ban ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ for racial slurs
The decision to remove “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain and “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee came after a parent filed a complaint. Murdoc recommends homeschooling, anyway.

Resurrecting Honor
Sometimes Murdoc says things like “I did it because it was the honorable thing to do” or “that seems a little dishonorable, doesn’t it?” and gets funny looks. Maybe the terminology seems a little old-fashioned or holier-than-thou, but I think the real issue is that a lot of people simply don’t seem to have a concept of personal honor.

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration
Chart of Cosmic Exploration