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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-23 05:23
Subject: [links] Link salad wanders into Monday
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Tags:cool, culture, healthcare, links, personal, politics, process, science, sex, weird
John Cleese on Creativity — (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Post-Prozac NationThe Science and History of Treating Depression.

Why North Korean 'racist dwarfs' really are three inches shorter than their cousins in South Korea — Headline from the Daily Mail.

Quantum Rainbow Photon Gun Unveiled — :: wamts ::

How science failed during the Gulf oil disaster

Wal-Mart probe could cost some executives their jobs — Now, if they were Wall Street execs, these guys would just get bigger bonuses.

Former presidential hopeful John Edwards faces trial — And he was supposed to be one of the good guys. Of course, if he'd been a Republican, this never would have gone to trial. See Vitter, Craig, etc. for what happens to GOPers with sex scandals.

Mitt Romney’s secretsMitt Romney's contemptuous attitude toward the importance of public disclosure is increasingly troubling. Whether it involves the details of his personal finances or the identity of his big fundraisers, the presumptive Republican is setting a new, low bar for transparency.

?otd: Huh? What happened?




4/23/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,800 words on Their Currents Turn Awry)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (solid)
Weight: 241.4 (!)
Currently reading: Somewhere Else by Sally McLennan

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theresamather
User: theresamather
Date: 2012-04-23 15:38 (UTC)
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I can possibly shed some light on Romney's contempt for transparency. It's a huge problem in Utah too, a crippling one in fact, and we have no ethics laws as a result. If you're in good standing with the church, no one is supposed to question your motives or integrity. It's an insult for someone to even ask. Thus, people perpetrating fraud frequently flaunt their temple recommend status, and it's considered to be a red flag by many. I can give specific examples if anyone is interested.
I subscribe to the following group: http://utahethics.org/
It gathered electronic signatures to force ethics legislation to come to ballot but the state just disallowed electronic signatures to dispose of the effort. It's been stonewalled every step of the way- in some quarters, the righteous are considered not to be accountable to the great unwashed in this culture.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-04-23 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>Quantum Rainbow Photon Gun Unveiled<<

Once again science is supporting Teh Gayz Agenda.
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