Links, Notes, Bookmarks & Briefs For October 3, 2015

Updated throughout the day

Afghanistan

A US airstrike killed three Médecins Sans Frontières staff at a hospital the organization was running in the war-torn city of Kunduz. A spokesman for the US military spokesman acknowledged that “The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.”

Update 18:00 CET: Number of dead now at 16.

Guns

Roseburg, Oregon, shooter Chris Harper Mercer owned at least 13 guns. He had six with him during his shooting spree at Umpqua Community College on Thursday while seven more were recovered from his home. All were purchased legally.

Adam Gopnik argues in The New Yorker that the U.S. constitution is all gun control proponents need in this piece, The Second Amendment Is a Gun-Control Amendment. After all, that archaic amendment so revered by gun advocates calls for a “well-regulated” militia.

“If the Founders hadn’t wanted guns to be regulated, and thoroughly,” Gopnik writes, “they would not have put the phrase “well regulated” in the amendment.”

Images

A small gallery of images by Los Angeles-based photographer Ted Gore, recent winner of the U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year. The rest of the 2015 winners are here.

Black Beans

More specifically, a Cuban-style recipe I found on Chowhound and just used as a base for thick, mashed black bean dip. So far, they’re tasting really, really good.

 

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  1. ladieswholunchreviews says

    Really enjoyed the landscape photography posts.

    1. Bob R says

      Really beautiful work. He’s a friend of a friend, who is a phenomenal landscape and mountain photographer in her own right. You can check out her work here: http://www.erinbabnik.com/

      1. ladieswholunchreviews says

        Wow, her photos are gorgeous — I doubt I’m even understanding much of the technique, tho. My photography knowledge is much more basic

  2. Elusive Trope says

    So much violence going on the world. Too easy to become jaded and desensitized. We need to keep it on the forefront of our consciousness, to struggle to hold that grief as uncomfortable as it might be (which doesn’t mean one has to listen to all pundits drone on ad on about it all). Thanks for the recipe. Having gone vegan recently, always looking for tasty dishes.

    1. Bob R says

      This is a good base. I spruced it up afterwards to turn it into a dip of sorts. Yummy.

  3. ladieswholunchreviews says

    We have a niece who used to cook on a Mississippi riverboat and made a very similar sounding black bean soup that was very good. Not vegetarian, though, I think a type of smoked sausage in it that was great. Sorry I can’t comment on the violence, wish there were easier answers.

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