Choice Cuts – July 13

Throughout the course of a week, I usually run across so many interesting articles, recipes, photos and other internet flotsam and jetsam. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite finds, every Friday. I call it Choice Cuts!

Choice Cuts - Northern Exposure blog link roundup

What If? – XKCD launched a new what-if feature, “Answering your hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday.”

Finally, Lady Photojournalists Get Their Own Photo Ladymag Full of Lady Stereotypes“It’s disappointing that a magazine promising “tips, ideas and trend reports for women in photography” — especially one that’s part of the Nielson Photo Group, which publishes respected photo magazines such as Rangefinder and AfterCapture — doesn’t go very far beyond weddings, babies and accessory after (green) accessory.

The One’s We’ve Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides“Once a person defaults on a student loan, the balance grows exponentially, with interest compounding on interest, penalties and fees. By the time he “retires,” in 23 years, Koch figures he will owe close to $1.9 million.”

Unsolved Mystery: The Wilderness Highway Where People Go Missing - “Billboards on 16 warning KILLER ON THE LOOSE! are constant reminders of the missing. The disappearances along the highway and two of its desolate tributaries, Highways 97 and 5, date back to 1969…”

What are your Choice Cuts this week?

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4 Responses to Choice Cuts – July 13

  1. Catherine says:

    That last article is chilling. I’ve heard about this story for a while, and it is so similar to what is happening along the border between Texas and Mexico. Hundreds of girls and young women have disappeared there, too, most of them from very poor families, and the governments aren’t doing much to stop it. It seems like both of these areas are just open ground for criminals preying on the poorest and most vulnerable victims in society, simply because they can.

    • Shayla says:

      We’ve actually had a few Aboriginal women from around here go missing or be murdered — it’s such a huge, systemic problem in Canada. Every year I go to the Sisters in Spirit vigil, which is set up to remember the missing & murdered women, and it’s shocking how many photos are up on the wall.

  2. Catherine says:

    It seems like I’ve seen it in the news more lately, maybe because the last two victims were white?

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