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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-10 04:02
Subject: [links] Link salad eats ham and eggs for breakfast
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Inside the Original Space Dive: Joseph Kittinger on 1960 Record JumpRecord-setter's personal account in classic National Geographic article.

Hacker cracks 4 million hotel locks with 'James Bond Dry Erase Marker'

Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of EverythingCombine topology with symmetry and add a sprinkling of quantum mechanics. The result? A powerful new theory of everything.

Malala Yousafzai: The Latest Victim in the War on Children in PakistanThe Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a hideous attack on a young schoolgirl they deemed "an infidel" for championing her right to go to school. This is what you get when you try to rule society by scripture.

One in five Americans reports no religious affiliation, study says — A civil society less interested in rule by scripture can only be a change for the good.

Vaccines: opinions are not facts — This argument is every bit as stupid and pointless as the evolution argument, and doesn't speak well of our society or our educational system that we need to keep having it.

One In Ten Americans Think PBS Gets A Third Or More Of The Entire Federal Budget — And that's who Romney is talking to when he says he wants to kill Big Bird. Because critical thinking is a liberal scourge. The Texas GOP has said so. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Romney: Abortion not on my agenda — That would be what we call a "lie". Read your own campaign statements, Mittens. Or your party's platform.

The Romney Wave Isn't Abating Yet — Good for Romney, terrible for the country. And where are all of last week's GOP "poll truthers" now?

?otD: What did you have for breakfast?




10/10/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fog)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (overslept due to chemo fatigue)
Hours slept: 7.5 (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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fjm
User: fjm
Date: 2012-10-10 11:52 (UTC)
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Scriptural Islam is rather keen on education for girls.
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daveraines
User: daveraines
Date: 2012-10-10 15:27 (UTC)
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>>A civil society less interested in rule by scripture can only be a change for the good.

"Only"? No. It's good in this case, I think; but see Stalinist Russia.
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Dave O'Neill
User: daveon
Date: 2012-10-10 22:04 (UTC)
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I have noted the irony that suddenly all the polls are right.

However, I'll not really start to worry until we get to the end of this week and into next week. There's no doubt Obama had horrific numbers on Thursday and into Friday last week.

Which still confuses me, I watched the debate and thought it was a draw. Shows what I know about the US population eh?

Anyhoo... I'm seeing a lot of 'flexibility' in the polling numbers that are coming out from Saturday onwards. Gallup have also been clear that their numbers post Saturday looked more like the pre-debate numbers, and I'm seeing the same with Rassmussen's numbers. So until there are clear polls without Thursday and Friday in them, I'll not panic.

Of course, if bored Obama turns up at the Townhill and Biden crashes and the numbers stay the same, I'll be nervous.

Of course, the evil side of me says, 'hey, Dave, you're a white middle class, middle aged 'job creator' who may sell a business in the next 4 years' Romney would be fine. The other side starts screaming about what those clowns (Romney/Ryan) would do to people I care about.
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