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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-23 05:40
Subject: [links] Link salad can still taste the momos
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Relay For Life — Robin Silver raises funds to fight cancer.

Kicked out of the mall — for an anti-cancer hatThe most insensitive mall cops ever aggressively escort out two teens who just lost their mom. That's family friendly, alright. (Via [info]shsilver and others.)

The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie — Interesting. (Snurched from Andrew Wheeler.)

German software firm recruiting autistic workersGerman software firm SAP is recruiting autistic workers. To help the company hire autistic workers, SAP has hired Specialisterne. Together, SAP and Specialisterne will recruit individuals with autism that can work as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists.

Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula — Oooh, pretty.

What the State Birds Should BeSeven cardinals but no hawks? Come on! (Via JL)

Bitcoin Hits the Big Time, to the Regret of Some Early BoostersThe first major conference for the digital currency suggests it is gaining legitimacy, but in a manner disappointing to some early enthusiasts.

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD — (Snurched from Freakonomics.)

Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?Will the future bring more twisters to Oklahoma and Tornado Alley? The science isn't clear yet, on account of unlike politics, science doesn't make up its mind in advance of the evidence.

Portland, Oregon rejects drinking water fluoridation by wide marginPublic health measure goes down amid vague concerns about safety and purity. Even progressives can be idiots.

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics — Why does any religion get to claim the good done by non-believers. Christ really didn't die for me, or for anyone else who isn't a Christian. While I surely appreciate the gesture of tolerance, it encloses a spike of arrogance. (Thanks to Danny Adams.)

Atheist lawmaker opened with Carl Sagan quote instead of prayer — (Via [info]shsilver and others.)

Ken Cuccinelli Loses Petition To Uphold Anti-Sodomy Law — Yeah, pushing for a ban on oral sex is certainly one way to make the GOP more popular.

Dear Oklahoma: We Feel for you, we love you, but do us some favors — Shorter version: As you sow, so shall you reap. Unfortunately, the rest of America also reaps what you sow. So, sow better.

Reaching the 'weather weapon' stage[T]he guy raising the specter of Obama using "weather weapons" to kill Oklahomans is the same guy helping influence several Republican policymakers in 2013. Another of the many reasons why rational human beings everywhere think American conservatives are absolute lunatics. The GOP and its politicians embrace this kind of mind-melting insanity instead of rejecting it out of hand. (Via [info]shellyrae.)

QotD?: Eaten Tibetan lately?




5/23/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA editing, otherwise on workshop time)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a
Weight: n/a
Number of FEMA troops on my block scamming disaster aid slush funds: 0
Currently reading: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

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Rovanda
User: rovanda
Date: 2013-05-23 12:53 (UTC)
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Just saw this article, and wanted to share: http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-new-tumor-killer

It looks like they're in human trials in Sweden...
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2013-05-23 15:28 (UTC)
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I can definitely see the condescension in the Pope's remarks, but remember that the Pope's primary target is other Catholics, many of whom may have atheist family members their Catholic relatives are terrified for. This both alleviates their anxiety, and makes it less likely they'll harass those atheist loved ones. With the amount of hate the fundamentalists are throwing around these days, it's a good time for such a comment.

The secondary audience is probably a toss up between Protestants who are getting poked in that ever so sensitive Works vs. Faith spot*, and everyone else who is getting the "hey, we think people are cool!" message.

*Actually, now that I think of it, this is less of a poke, and more of a blow with a baseball bat. I'd imagine Francis would say that people with faith get the everyday benefits that come with that, but that long term, it's about what we do.
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Julie, JulieInTheGreen, "Squire!": Sam
User: brickhousewench
Date: 2013-05-23 16:14 (UTC)
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That first link, I'm QUITE sure that there's a T-shirt store somewhere in that mall selling offensive T-Shirts. The article lists a few of the classic offenders of good taste that can be found in any suburban mall.

As Makia says, “They say they don’t want that in their mall, but they sell it. That’s not right.”

Gorram stupid insensitive hypocrites.
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