Dog walkin' quick hits

Ah, the joys of being off on a glorious Wednesday. If you're not working, enjoy the day; if you're in your office or a classroom, enjoy these links:

+burying the indigent in an age of celebrity funerals

+a vicious feedback circle on Turkish accession to the EU; meanwhile, progress on opening the Turkish/ Armenian border remains difficult to come by

+a gas cartel - unlikely?

+"Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and the state party Grievance Committee notified a number of party members, many of them holding elective office, that they were effectively purged from the party and had been removed from their offices and would be ineligible to hold any other party positions for periods ranging from two to four years."

+Have you been reading Rick Esenberg lately? Because you should be.