Sunday Link-Off: The Red Line

kate-upton-christie-brinkley-styleawards13-01It’s the end of the week which means that it’s time for the links. Let’s go two-for-one with the opening pic with Kate Upton and Christie Brinkley. You know, Christy might be 28 years Kate’s senior but looks every bit as good.

This time one year ago, both the Democrats and Republicans agreed that the “red line” in Syria was the use of chemical weapons. Well, that certainly seems to have changed. (NBC News)

With the US House of Representatives likely to deny the President the ability to launch a punitive offensive against Syria, what questions should we be asking about the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the country and the actions that should be taken in response? (New York Times)

Here’s a quiet bit of finance news that should be a big deal. Thomson Reuters allegedly sold economic data to traders two seconds early which allowed their computers to get ahead of the market. (Rolling Stone)

The reported execution of Kim Jong-un’s mistress because of pornography was met with skepticism because North Korea maintains tight control over the information that leaves the country. (CBC News)

Two Chicago Tribune reporters talk about how they were able to prove the innocence of a man wrongly convicted of murder. (The Atlantic)

There’s a behind the scenes rift at the New York Times over the focus on the paper’s print edition against the digital edition. (The Guardian)

The UFC held three fight cards in the span of eight days recently. Dana White says that could be more the rule than the exception in the future. (Yahoo Sports)

The KHL is expanding their geographic spread in order to make itself an international alternative to the NHL. This includes a new team just 90 miles from North Korea. Bet teams will like that road trip. (New York Times)

Talking about how busy you are at work might not actually make you look like a good worker but make you seem inefficient. (Harvard Business Review)

Bad new men. The US porn industry has been temporarily shut down again after the third performer in as many weeks tested positive for HIV. Maybe LA’s condom use in porn law isn’t such a bad idea. (Reuters)

The NFL season starts today. Here’s a look at some of the best mic’d up moments from last season.

We’ve seen Jim Ross call strange events in pop culture but what happens when Joe Rogan does it? Joe’s right. It’s nasty and horrific.

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