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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-23 05:07
Subject: [links] Link salad beams down
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Tags:cool, culture, funny, healthcare, history, links, nature, oregon, personal, politics, race, science, tech
F106 4CH Infared RC Helicopter NEW with Gyro Radio Remote Control Mini Size (Yellow) — Just go read the copy on this one. Preferably aloud as a dramatic presentation. (Via [info]lillypond a/k/a my sister.)

Do you really want to know what your doc is writing about you?

Restoration Projects Bring Coho Back To Johnson Creek — Nuevo Rancho Lake isn't far from Johnson Creek.

Mysterious 'space ball' crashes down in Namibia grasslands

Rare Galaxy from 'Dawn of Time' Photographed — That just seems so cool.

1,100-year-old Mayan ruins found in North Georgia — Mayans? In Georgia? Really? (Snurched from @bethmeacham.)

Baboons kidnap and raise feral dogs as pets — Odd but cool. (Via [info]danjite.)

Bachmann’s overlaps — Heh. (Via Scrivener's Error.)

Ron Paul gets testy, walks out over talk of racist newsletters — So Ron Paul was a nasty racist when it paid well to scare the rubes and drum up donations, but no longer now that it's embarrassing. Remember, kids, character counts. I know some political party told me that once, very loudly, but maybe it only applies to liberal-progressives. Also, Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on this.

For Gingrich in Power, Pragmatism, Not Purity — A profile of the Newt which may be of interest to you political junkies. (Thanks to my Dad.)

So… You've Been Indefintely Detained — Ah, democracy. We used to live in one, I think.

?otd: Green blood or red?




12/23/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 11.5 (solid plus napping)
Weight: 207.0
Currently (re)reading: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2011-12-23 14:12 (UTC)
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Atlanta, the northernmost suburb of Belize City?
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A wandering fellow on the long road
User: tsarina
Date: 2011-12-23 14:15 (UTC)
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Every time people talk about Ron Paul like a viable alternative to various other conservative insanity, it makes me grind my teeth. I live in Texas, I've lived in Texas for 31 years and I know Ron Paul is a major asshat in some serious ways, like his disrespect of women and the LGBT community. He's a shape shifter like all the rest of them.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-12-23 19:38 (UTC)
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The last time I went to the doctor, the nurse pointed out a little squib on my (computerized) record to me that she said warned I was a difficult patient. Because I do ask questions and do not always agree blindly with what my doctors tell me. Also because I fussily insist on knowing how much a procedure will cost me out of pocket before I have it done so that I know whether I can afford it or not.

This is why I'm looking to get out of Group Health, but finding new individual health insurance I can afford is not easy, either, and I'm not sure it would help with the problem, anyway.
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melissajm
User: melissajm
Date: 2011-12-24 01:21 (UTC)
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I'm so grateful for my (alas, now retired) gastroenterologist, who not only saved my life but encouraged my questions.
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