FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Weekly Reading: Give Tax Credits, Not Abortions, Maps, Burglars, Brown Rice and the best hitter on the best pilot

Williams called Glenn the best pilot he ever saw.  Enough said there.

NPR's Best Books of 2016

I love me some good book recommendations.  And NPR's sorting mechanism is great to drill down on their recommendations.

Why the $160 Suit Makes Sense (Men's Journal)
At only $160 it's worth a shot checking out Combatant Gentlemen.

We Asked 86 Burglars How They Broke Into Homes
Terrifying, essential reading.  Key quote:  "All of the inmates who responded said they would knock on the front door before breaking in."

An Earlier FUUO Post on Updike's 6 Rules of Literary Criticism
Literary criticism is hard to do well--heck, it's hard to do period.  Reading Updike's rules confirms just how difficult the process is.

Library of Congress Putting Its Map Collection on the Map
I love old maps.  The back section of the weekend flea market in Eastern Market DC has some great old maps that are worth the trip to peruse.  This article notes that the LOC is going to be putting three major collections online here.

How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice
This advocates for a method where you boil and cooked like pasta.  Willing to give it a shot.  But isn't white rice now the new brown rice?  Who knows these days.

Want to Reduce Abortion Rates, Give Parents Money
I am pro (spectrum of) life.  That means I believe that a unborn baby's value is not diminished by their development, size, or level of dependence.  It also means, though, that I value the life of the mother and the child post-birth (it also means I am for gun control and against capital punishment).  This article describes one way to demonstrate that ALL life is valued.

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