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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-07 06:47
Subject: [links] Link salad with a low key day
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Tags:climate, cool, iran, links, nature, personal, politics, portland, russia, sex, tech, videos
'Portlandia': Straight outta Portland

Why Men Need To Cheat — Interestingly, this entire article on men and sex is really making a strong case for polyamory without ever using the word or explaining the concept. Ah, the magic power of embedded assumptions.

Top tips on women for Stephen Hawking

Rare Gorilla EncounterAmerican wildlife photographer sits in awe and disbelief as a troop of wild Ugandan mountain gorillas coddle and groom him.

Tomorrow’s office, imagined in 1969

If them neutrinos are faster than light, physicists have a lot of work to do

Why can’t we use lasers as ray guns? — Mmm, laser-cooked bacon.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory — Some bad ass photos here. (Via [info]mlerules.)

Iran welcomes 'humanitarian' rescue from pirates

Why Tornadoes Take the Weekends Off in Summer — Not just anthropogenic climate change, but anthropogenic weather change.

Priscilla Of Boston Spray-Paints Unsold Wedding Gowns To Keep Them From Grubby Poor People — Classy, very classy.

Report: Federal workers 'pressured' to approve citizenship papers — Anecdotally speaking, everyone I've ever known to go through the citizenship process (including [info]the_child, as a 1-2 year old) has had pretty much the opposite experience: endless and seemingly pointless delays and weird make-work bureaucratic impediments.

Food Stamp President — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Gingrich and Santorum's recent racist idiocy.

Frothing at Santorum — Bill Shunn rants, very much along my line of thinking.

Bain, Barack and JobsMr. Romney and those like him didn’t destroy jobs, but they did enrich themselves while helping to destroy the American middle class. And that reality is, of course, what all the blather and misdirection about job-creating businessmen and job-destroying Democrats is meant to obscure.

Self-Styled Conservatives Run the GOP, Except When They Don’t — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with a fascinating discussion of the GOP nominating process from a far right point of view. I always find him interesting, though sometimes he's way off base, like his recurring contention that Bush was not a conservative. So far as I can tell, that's the "No true Scotsman" fallacy in action, as Bush was a self-identified conservative elected by conservatives who governed from conservative principles in the most disastrous presidential administration in modern history. He sure as heck was no liberal, progressive or moderate. To claim now he wasn't a conservative is a cowardly effort to wriggle out of responsibility for horrendous failures of conservatism under Bush.

?otd: Caper much?




1/7/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.5 (fitful)
Weight: 215.2
Currently reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2012-01-07 17:28 (UTC)
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That future office film feels like a Monty Python sketch. I can just see John Cleese playing the executive.
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mlerules: hello cthulhu
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-01-07 17:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:hello cthulhu
Qx o' Day:

Capers atop Salmon Dip, inside tuna salad, and on the side for adding as desired to bagels 'n' lox (along w/sliced red onion 'n' tomato 'n' perhaps cuke).

And otherwise: he!! yes! ;-)
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barbarienne
User: barbarienne
Date: 2012-01-08 02:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you for the link to the Russian photos. I am currently in a "don't look at the horror!" phase regarding our politics, so it's nice to see that there's a place in the world where a daring young woman can tweak the nose of authority. I hope they back down and leave her alone.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2012-01-08 03:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Those are some amazing pictures of the rocket factory.
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