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Open thread for night owls: Big fines, little enforcement for financial crooks

Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic writes Financial Criminals Have Been Fined Billions, but They Rarely Pay: On a plane earlier this week, I watched The Wolf of Wall Street. The film’s outsized antics—public masturbation, the tossing of little people, lots and lots of Quaaludes—seemed too big for a seatback screen, or, for that matter, reality. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Civil rights hero's advice to global warming activists: Don't stop.

Brentin Mock at Grist, as part of a series initiated by the Pulitzer-winning investigative site Pro-Publica, writes—Civil rights heroes offer climate marchers a little wisdom: What can organizers of the upcoming People’s Climate March...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'Facebook for the rich'

The wealthy are different from you and me: A new social networking site bills itself as “the online country club for people with more money than time.” The Daily Mail has a more succinct description: “Facebook for the rich.” Netropolitan, as the site is called, costs $9,000 (U.S.) to join. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Roberts: Preventing climate change & adapting to it aren't morally equal

At Grist, David Roberts, who has (thankfully) returned from his one-year hiatus, writes Preventing climate change and adapting to it are not morally equivalent. An excerpt: Climate hawks are familiar with the framing of climate policy...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Harper's Index excerpts for October

The October Harper's Index has been posted. Some excerpts: • Percentage of U.S. Republicans who say they could not live on the minimum wage: 69 • Who support raising it: 37 • Percentage of federal agencies whose servers have failed in...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: FAIR TV takes a few well-deserved pokes at Henry Kissinger

Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting each week offers a brief critique of a few matters covered by the U.S. media: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011—Bill would allow lightbulb manufacture within Michigan, but not to...Show More Summary

How to watch Rice vs. Texas A&M: Game guide, TV/streaming, odds

Rice gave Texas A&M a small scare last year. Can the Owls do it again? After Texas A&M's opening night beatdown of South Carolina, we've reached the point in the schedule where the Aggies will obliterate the not-so-good teams on their schedule. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Bacevich: President Obama is missing the point in the Middle East

Andrew J. Bacevich retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel in the early 1990s. His son, 1st Lieutenant Andrew John Bacevich Jr., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2007. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How many more witnesses are needed before police arrest Darren Wilson?

At The Nation, Mychal Denzel Smith asks What More Will It Take to Arrest Darren Wilson? At this point, I need someone to answer this question for me like I’m stupid: What else is needed to arrest Darren Wilson? I’m not asking what a prosecutor would need to for a murder conviction, or even what a grand jury would need to bring formal charges. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Greg Abbott, the tea party, and racism

In 2010, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott shut down the offices of Texas voter registration group Houston Votes with an armed raid that seized computers and other group equipment looking for "voter fraud". None was ever found, butShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: What you should know about the New York City People's Climate March

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress writes Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History: For one week in late September, New York City will be the center of gravity for the fight to confront climate change. On...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Thomas Frank on the 'veiled pensioners of the mystic sofa'

Thomas Frank at The Baffler writes Veiled Pensioners of the Mystic Sofa: ?The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, is a towering structure, a replica of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt—or, at least, a replica of what people used to think the ancient lighthouse looked like. Show More Summary

7 Proven Ways to Boost Your Morning Productivity

It’s ok to be a night owl. There’s nothing wrong with that. But at some point in your life, you might want to change your habits. It might be that you’re starting a new job where you have to wake up earlier than you’re used to. Or maybe you’re starting your own business. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Bush-era memos claim no limit on a president's communications monitoring

Nadia Prupis writes at Common Dreams Bush-Era Dragnet Memos Show 'Virtually Unlimited' Presidential Power: The Justice Department on Friday released two legal memos written during the Bush administration justifying the National Security...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Los Angeles Times reporter cleared stories about CIA with the CIA

Ken Silverstein at The Intercept writes The CIA's Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times reporter cleared stores with agency before publication: A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Why do newspapers keep publishing John McCain's fact-challenged op-eds?

Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic writes Why Do Newspapers Keep Publishing Op-Eds by John McCain? America's most prestigious op-ed pages are run by highly accomplished editors who know a tight argument when they see one. They reject...Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When Drunk Asian Superman Tried To Fly

Night owls in Suquian, China caught a glimpse of a man flying out of a fifth floor window earlier this week. Sadly, the wannabe superhero?s moment of glory abruptly ended after his cruising altitude quickly dropped and he crashed into a roof almost immediately. Click To Continue Reading

How to Find Your Optimal Work Environment and Boost Productivity

There's no shortage of productivity techniques to try, but optimal productivity comes in different states for everyone. Some people are morning larks and others night owls, some need silence while others need music. If you're struggling to improve your own workflow, here are three areas to start experimenting with. Read more...

Open thread for night owls: The wisdom of Burning man

"Burning Man is greater than I had ever imagined. [...] I have been to the Louvre. It is a very big place with many nice paintings. I knew that. I was not disappointed. Burning Man is more like Petra, the lost city in Jordan, which I found more impressive than its advance billing or reputation. [...]Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. A few links to Steven Sotloff's reporting

ISIS, the army of fanatics who likely would not exist had it not been for the U.S. invasion and subsequent slaughter in Iraq, have released video of what they claim is the execution of journalist Steven Sotloff. Unfortunately, according...Show More Summary

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