Upside: Mrs. A and yr. obdt. are home in Colorado for the long weekend. I have a new shootin’ iron, a 1942 Winchester Model 12 Black Diamond trap gun, so I’ll be going out to the club to shoot a few rounds of trap; watch these virtual pages for a report.
Now, on to the links:
Our species, it has long been known, once went through a pretty tight genetic bottleneck. Now there are some more details about what may have caused that bottleneck.
Crows are getting high cholesterol. From cheeseburgers. Yes, really.
Elsewhere, feral hogs are, well, making pigs of themselves. As a public service, I offer aid to any landowners with feral hog problems; I have a good rifle and am willing to arrange a time to come remove some of the beasts in question.
Taxes are going up in many states, but the roads still suck.
From one of my fellow Glibertarians, some thoughts on competition and the public sector.
Also, if you aren’t reading the morning and evening links over at Glibertarians, you ought to be. There’s a wealth of other good content as well, plus you can read the comments without losing IQ points, which is more than I can say for most poltical/social commentary sites.
Today’s purely gratuitous totty is for blogger pal and long-time reader Andrew Pearce; Andrew, I believe you spotted the young lady in the center here in Tuesday’s post: