[links] Link salad for a quiet Saturday

A negative review of the Polish edition of Trial of Flowers

Review: Hail, Caesar! ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ delivers

Man with Breast Cancer Denied Medicaid — Because he’s not a woman.

Are Smart People Getting Smarter?

Antiproton ring found around Earth — Cool stuff, Maynard. (Via Chris W. Johnson.)

Google’s self-driving wreck: Really human error?

Texas State University researcher discovers pirate shipwreck — Mmm, Captain Morgan.

Boeing pilots to make space trip — Commercial space.

Should the DMV Be Allowed to Censor Vanity Plates?

Police officers convicted over Katrina bridge shootings — I am very glad to see some justice in this awful case.

The Right Wing’s Thin Skin — They sure do love to dish out the abusive labeling, but they sure do hate to take it.

Will the Debt Deal Force Higher Taxes on the Rich? — (Thanks to Dad.)

Downgraded US Credit Rating: What comes of Coddling the Super-Rich — I understand why Republican politicos and donors go along with their tax policy. I have never understood why rank and file Republican voters do, when it is so profoundly against both their personal interests and against the national interest.

?otD: What?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 227.4
Currently reading: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin