Sunday Link-Off: Taking Control

Another week, another mass shooting in America. By some analysis, there have been as many mass shootings in the US so far this year as there have been days this year. Sure, America loves their guns but at a certain point, they have to admit that they may have a problem that can’t be solved by just throwing more guns at it.

Anyway, it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s kick off this post with Salma Hayek who I wasn’t able to see at TIFF. That reminds me that I still owe you guys some film festival reviews.

The last known photos of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo were taken by a French tourist who also found himself making eye contact with the shooter. (Ottawa Citizen)

There was another mass shooting in America this week. Mass shootings illustrate many problems, including what’s wrong with news reporters in America. (The Concourse)

And that mass shooting also gave us another chance to see what’s wrong with America’s gun culture. (Vox)

Fiscal responsibility and modern conservatism just don’t seem to go hand-in-hand. The economic plans of Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are all built around tax cuts for the rich and a resulting growth in the deficit. (New York Times)

Speaking of modern conservatism, their plans to improve America are the opposite of boom time America. (The Atlantic)

It might seem somewhat contrary to populist beliefs might may, people who watch porn have a higher opinion of women. (Research Gate)

In a world where the likes of Huffington Post and BuzzFeed dominate the worlds of clickbait, Business Insider has done a good job cementing itself firmly among the top of the clickbait foodchain. (DigiDay)

Adblock has sold to a new owner and may be selling automatic whitelist spots to advertisers. Time to find something new, then? (The Next Web)

With the launch of his new biography, Jim Ross interviews and profiles former WWF champion Bob Backlund. (The Buzzer)

No Man’s Sky developer Sean Murray got a chance to go on The Late Show to show off the game. Still no release date but it’s cool that a little indie game is getting time on late night network TV.


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