The likely winner of this weekend’s French presidential primary will be Russia’s Vladimir Putin — Quartz

If you’ve paid any attention to France’s presidential race, you’ll know that the Front National’s Marine Le Pen is a serious contender. But the prospect of another far-right nationalist coming to power in a major Western country is not, in fact, the only thing to worry about. The other worry—and one that should concern not…

via The likely winner of this weekend’s French presidential primary will be Russia’s Vladimir Putin — Quartz

World domination, without firing a shot?

The prison industrial complex is bankrolling efforts to keep pot illegal — Quartz

A food service company is spending tens of thousands of dollars to fight an effort to decriminalize marijuana in Arizona. Services Group of America, which contracts to provide prison meals, has given some $80,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, a group fighting Prop 205, which would make it legal for adults in the state…

via The prison industrial complex is bankrolling efforts to keep pot illegal — Quartz

CEMETERY PLANET by J. Joseph Wright

You want a little fun in your sci fi? Of course you do. Who doesn’t. And here we have a whole planet full of dead bodies. What could be more fun than that? Harvey Crane is the caretaker on a …

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A fun ride!
I recommend it to anyone wanting a light read, fun, and humorous. J. Joseph Wright did a great job in character development, and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Another new author I will be following! Fantastic fun!!

The IBM PC turns 35, can now run for president — TechCrunch

The NEXT GOP Cadidate should be Watson

Happy birthday, you old rascal, you. Thirty-five years ago today you came into world with a compact design and a $1,565 price tag, at time when IBM’s entry-level “microcomputer” run $90,000 and looked more like a washer and dryer set. Of course, not everyone was excited about you. As the company notes in its own…

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Top Indian hospitals are buying kidneys from poor villagers to sell to rich patients — Quartz

In India, kidney trafficking is big business. This week, the police arrested five top doctors from Mumbai’s elite Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, including its CEO and medical director, for their alleged involvement in a sophisticated organ-harvesting racket that extracted kidneys from poor villagers. Acting on a tip-off from a worker at the hospital, the…

via Top Indian hospitals are buying kidneys from poor villagers to sell to rich patients — Quartz

Ethicists say voting with your heart, without a care about the consequences, is actually immoral — Quartz

The political stakes in the UK and the US are high, yet both countries have of late embraced impractical candidates with far-left ideologies. In the UK, those who voted for socialist Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, when he had little experience, may be ruing their decision after his failure to to put forward a strong…

via Ethicists say voting with your heart, without a care about the consequences, is actually immoral — Quartz