Martin Amis complains about posers and refers to himself as a bohemian in the same conversation.
@Leigh Ann@twitter It links to the story on the exoticdancers.net forum which states that the strip clubs fly in women regularly.
Holy crap, Mike Duncan! I am actually listening to the History of Rome podcasts on my subway commutes these days; I'm up to Commodus. Glad to see you're still doing stuff.
1) Are we expecting the internet robber barons to do something contrary to their interests, or what?
2) If (if!) whatever this is results in a more humane immigration system that lets more people into the country, the result will be an increase in human welfare. As for how likely I think that is, see #1.
This guy is a defense contractor, I can't believe he didn't realize the best course of action would be to build his own drones to patrol his yard and take out other drones, until he had pacified the entire cul-de-sac.
I like Noe Valley too, dude, but you will sooner win a Pulitzer for best listicles on a New York-based web concern than find an affordable single-family home there.
P.S. someone get the Pulitzer Prize Committee to make a Best Listicles category
@Ken Layne You're right - this will sound like a joke, but I am being serious when I say you can never discount the possibility of a plague.
I wonder whether SF's satellite cities, either on the peninsula or even over in Berkeley and Oakland, will take the limited housing supply seriously. People mostly hate tall buildings, but it wouldn't Manhattanize Oakland to build some six-story apartment buildings where there are now none. And they are so desperately needed.
@Jane Donuts Never say never, but I kind of think that core cities like SF and Manhattan aren't going to either 1) build a ton of new homes or 2) suffer a sudden and calamitous increase in crime and decrease in capital that drives all the rich people out, so we are probably stuck with high housing prices in those places for the time being.
In the far flung future, when SF is a cultural backwater and Jakarta is the hub of all things cool and happening, maybe we can have reasonable housing prices again.
Edit: comments do not apply to LA, which I know nothing about.
I am so glad this Senator has learned how to empathize with his very own son.
Re: capturing people rather than bombing them, one suspicion bouncing around the law blogs is that the shift to kill lists was a result of courts pushing back on Gitmo and other kinds of indefinite detention. That is, that we now kill people with drones or Navy Seals because it is less visible and harder to challenge legally than it is to hold a purported terrorist somewhere.
If that's true, even as non-lethal weapons technology advances, kill lists would not go away.