04 June 2024

Tuesday Links - 4 June

Professor David Yamane is first with Unpacking Gun Culture in America with Wake Forest News Service

I’m grateful for the Wake Forest News Service who helped put together a media advisory Q&A with me about my research and my forthcoming book, Gun Curious: A Liberal Professor’s Surprising Journey Inside America’s Gun Culture

Pixy Misa at Ambient Irony - Daily News Stuff 31 May 2024: Leave It In The Ground Edition

Fracking wastewater from Pennsylvania alone could provide 40% of domestic lithium requirements for the US. (Ars Technica)

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania contains enough natural gas to meet all domestic requirements for 18 years all by itself, and is also rich in lithium. So rich that the wastewater from fracking efforts is just loaded with the stuff.

The Ars commentariat is outraged at the thought that extracting critical energy resources could provide other critical resources for free

The Other McCain - Left-Wing DA Drops Charges Against Minnesota State Trooper Who Killed Thug

In case you didn’t know it, there’s an election in November, and polls show Joe Biden just barely leading Donald Trump in Minnesota. The last thing Democrats in Minnesota need is for the anti-cop prosecutor in Minneapolis to be pushing cases that remind voters of how soft-on-crime Democrats are.

Meep at Stump - Updated U.S. Mortality Trend Spreadsheet: Preliminary 2023 and Finalized 1999-2022 (Also, a video walkthrough)

This [updated spreadsheet] has the high level of counts of deaths and death rates by age groups in the U.S., as well as a tab where you can select causes of death (by major categorizations) to look at the trends.

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