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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-06-27 05:07
Subject: [links] Link salad is automatic for the people
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Tags:climate, culture, food, healthcare, history, links, mars, media, nature, personal, politics, science, tech, weird
Reality Show on Mars Could Fund Manned Colony by 2023 — It's like the New Wave come to life.

Alan Turing Saved My Life — Some history for you.

FORCE — Hyperpolitics. Interesting mediation on the power of linking. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Why Is Memory So Good and So Bad? — (Via David Goldman.)

New primitive mineral in Allende meteorite found

That Squid On Your Plate Could Inseminate Your Mouth — Come, come, this sucks. (Via David Goldman.)

Elephant Seals Help Uncover Slower-Than-Expected Antarctic Melting — Science adjusts its finding in accordance with further observations of reality. (Via [info]ericjamesstone.)

Rand Paul Fetal Personhood Amendment Stalls Flood Insurance Bill — Confidential to GOP in America: Of course government doesn't work if you spend all your time deliberately gumming up the process. Also, you guys are assholes.

Is the US tax system fair?The US tax code has almost always been progressive, meaning the richer you get, the higher percentage of your income you have to pay to Uncle Sam. The fight is usually over where to draw tax brackets, though some say it's time to change that.

Sorry Dad - The Media isn’t Liberal and Fox News isn’t Reliable — What do you know? Actual facts to back up some very obvious and pervasive truths. (Indirectly via [info]danjite.)

Condoleezza Rice says "no way" to VP for Romney — I can understand this. I think anyone associated with the Bush administration would be out of their minds to run for high office. No Republican wants that kind of scrutiny.

NBC/WSJ poll: Six in 10 say Obama inherited current economy — Which, oddly enough, happens to be objectively true, not just a matter of opinion. Not that you could find a Republican in America who will admit the reality of the horrible damage GOP policies did to the economy during the Bush presidency. No, they want more!

?otD: Drive much?




6/27/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (2,000 words of short story first draft plus 0.75 hours of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: 239.0
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2012-06-27 17:44 (UTC)
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Reality Show on Mars Could Fund Manned Colony by 2023 — It's like the New Wave come to life.

Don't knock it -- if it works to get a permanent offworld human presence established, it's not a bad thing! (But yeah, I do think it sounds like a 1960's-70's satirical story -- then again, so does the whole concept of reality television!)
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Tim Lieder
User: marlowe1
Date: 2012-06-27 21:47 (UTC)
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I think Condoleeza Rice came out of the Bush Administration looking pretty good as far as political prospects are concerned. She comes off as very intelligent and also independent (thanks to Cheney publicly stating that she fought him in his programs)
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-06-27 23:55 (UTC)
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AotD: Three thousand miles and change in late May-early June.

Man, was that fun.
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