Sunday Link-Off: 14 Seconds of Links

Okay, this isn’t a 14-second post but who knows? Maybe you’ll just skip to the end where we have the whole damn Ronda Rousey / Cat Zingano fight to watch in a GIF. I missed the fight and was worrying about catching a video this morning but I didn’t expect it to be that easy to watch the fight. Joe Rogan’s first post-fight question to Cat was longer than the damn fight.

Anyway, it’s time for the links. It’s only appropriate to start this post with Ronda Rousey.

Until this week, you may not have known that Prince Edward Island was looking into launching online gambling. Then the plan went so wrong that Robyn Doolittle is doing a report on it. (The Globe and Mail)

Bill O’Reilly has gotten off comparatively lightly for lying when compared to others. Maybe that’s because it seems to be a force of habit. (Daily Dot)

Prime Minister Harper said that a Muslim woman should have been forced to remove her niqab when taking the Canadian citizenship oath. Not everyone is happy with that remark. (CBC News)

A prominent Russian opposition politician was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. Russian authorities are blaming ISIS and the Ukrainians. Everyone else has a different theory. (BBC News)

The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, might be the Democratic Party’s best hope in 2016. No, he won’t be running for the Dems. If he gets the GOP nomination, it’s game over. (Rolling Stone)

The NSA might be the most controversial US government department. Is to big that it needs to be destroyed and rebuilt. (CNN)

Donald Trump is said to be seriously investigating a 2016 Presidential campaign… again. I thought it was well-documented that the Republicans don’t want him. (Washington Post)

The fight that no one thought would happen and is now happening at least three years too late. Here’s how a waiter helped make Mayweather/Pacquiao happen. (LA Times)

So the WWE Network has been up and running for a year now. Less outside America but you know what I mean. Anyway, here are four lessons learned from the first year of the Network. (Variety)

Speaking of the Fed, The Masked Man talks about famous underlings who ran into the proverbial glass ceiling of wrestling. (The Triangle)

I think that this has likely been documented so many times but here’s another look at how Madden’s player ratings are calculated. (FiveThirtyEight)

Rex Murphy talks about what’s wrong with the Harper Government’s new anti-terror bill.

 

And here’s the whole Rousey/Zingano fight in GIF form from GFYcat because WP seems to have recently dropped GFY support. Here’s a link to the proper HTML5 GFY if you’d rather watch that. GFYcat has a 15-second limit on the length of the GFY. So, yes, the whole fight is in this GFY.

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