Friday Linkzookery – 02 Nov 2007

A-bomb pilot Paul Tibbets dies
Enola Gay commander dies at age 92. He has requested no headstone so avoid any protests or defacement.

Medium ImageToward Defeating al-Qaeda in Pakistan
Commentary by Steve Schippert covering an number of options.

Why Aren’t The Original Bionic Shows On DVD?
Fine question. And the expected answer.

The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
Like the Dangerous Book for Boys. Except for, you know, girls.

Apple Sends 3rd Grader Cease And Desist Letter
Making a loyal customer.

96th Carnival of Homeschooling
Yearbook Edition at Sprittibee.

Medium ImageDrone missile strike kills at least five in Pakistan
No official word on this apparent attack near a pro-AQ school so far.

Is Iran trying to stem flow of EFPs into Iraq?
I guess “No!” But I’d love to be wrong.

3rd Wing activates second F-22 squadron
525th Fighter Squadron reactivated with Raptors.

DHS strikes deal on New York driver’s licenses: Agreement creates three-tier system that allows foreigners to get a version
As they say, what could possibly go wrong?

Mythical, bloodsucking beast just a coyote
No goat sucker… the Cuero Chupacabra is a Texas Coyote.

Outside View: Row over Baikonur
Russia’s launch facilities in Kazakhstan continues to be the center of conflict.

US Army xBot programme halted by IP fracas
A bitter dispute between rival mechanoid makers.

UN Expert Seeks to Halt Biofuel Output
Claims it’s a “crime against humanity.”

Coulson Flying Tankers Mighty Martin Mars Water Bombers
Video of the beasts in action.

Government Audit: Marine Corps Rapid Acquisition System “Not Effective”
Not being resolved fast enough.


  1. Yeah but the problem is they name any slightly rainy slightly windy thing as a hurricane even when it’s not. At least that’s what my scientist buddies tell me… they think it’s a joke.

  2. Newest Medal of Honor Recipients Everyone knows at least one Veteran, but not everyone knows his story. When my Grandfather was alive his stories of fighting and pain frightened me. But looking back I’m glad I got to hear the struggles he dealt with, especially in today’s world when we’re at war yet so far from the danger. On the week of November 5th NBC Nightly News is airing a series profiling recipients of the Medal of Honor and it’s something I wish my Poppy could be a part of. Nightly is outlining their stories by collecting interviews with them, their families, and comrades. Their stories will also be complimented by the interviews with personal photographs, newsreel and archival footage and stills. If there’s a special Veteran in your life who can’t talk to anymore, definitely check this out @:

  3. nicholas, Who is ‘they’? Which weather events are being reffered to? Who are these ‘scientist buddies’? How are they qualified to provide sufficient critique?

  4. This is actually related to a topic Murdoc brought up in last week’s Linkzookery. What a timely release, though. Just in time for Thanksgiving. I will enjoy an extra helping of turkey this year, thankyouverymuch.

    About two years ago, a group of federal researchers reported that overweight people have a lower death rate than people who are normal weight, underweight or obese. Now, investigating further, they found out which diseases are more likely to lead to death in each weight group. Linking, for the first time, causes of death to specific weights, they report that overweight people have a lower death rate because they are much less likely to die from a grab bag of diseases that includes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, infections and lung disease. And that lower risk is not counteracted by increased risks of dying from any other disease, including cancer, diabetes or heart disease. As a consequence, the group from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute reports, there were more than 100,000 fewer deaths among the overweight in 2004, the most recent year for which data were available, than would have expected if those people had been of normal weight. Their paper is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.