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Date: 2013-06-02 03:42
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up in the Midwest covered in clown makeup
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Jay Lake: The Stars Do Not Lie — A Finnish review, which insofar as I can tell through the good offices of Google Translate is rather tepid.

Apple, betrayed by its own law firmLawyer-turned-"troll" started planning patent suit six days after iPhone launch. Because ethics!

Iron in Egyptian relics came from spaceMeteorite impacts thousands of years ago may have helped to inspire ancient religion.

A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay — These are so cool. I've never seen one.

Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field — Sigh. As it happens, I think GMO panic is significantly overblown (unless you're also afraid of livestock breeding and crop varieties), but this isn't how it should work.

Study sees climate upside in greening arid regionsRising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has a "fertilization effect" on plants in arid regions that has contributed to the flourishing of foliage there, Australian researchers report.

Shame on a Paddy — More on the Magdalen Laundries of Ireland, and Catholic apologist Bill Donohue. In case after all the high level pedophilia coverups you still somehow thought the Catholic Church was a force for good in the world.

Former chair of TX GOP: Grover Norquist is a Muslim because he has a beard — The conservative stupid, it burns. On the other hand, it's kind of fun to watch them eat each other's young.

Far-Right Extremists Chased Through London by Women Dressed as Badgers — Because we live in the future! (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

QotD?: Ever wear a pair of size 65s?




6/2/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (revisions to "Rock of Ages")
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornadoes for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

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Nathan
User: mastadge
Date: 2013-06-02 11:33 (UTC)
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Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field

Haven't these people seen Jurassic Park? And probably not the cause in this particular instance, since this strain is not commercially available, but haven't there been horror stories of Monsanto driving their seed trucks by farmers' fields and letting wind do the dirty work, then coming back and suing the farmers for using their proprietary seeds?
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