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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-07-21 06:15
Subject: [links] Link salad gets ready to leave the madness
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Tags:australia, books, christianists, economy, fundraiser, healthcare, language, links, nature, new zealand, personal, photos, politics, religion, uk
Bill Lindblad auctions off a rare, signed edition of GRAILS to benefit me. Check it out. Facebook announcement or eBay auction page.

British Weather Terms — Ah, the queen's English. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Major disruptions expected after severe quake in New Zealand — I hope all my friends there are safe and well.

US jets dropped bombs on Great Barrier Reef — Because reasons! Oh, well. At least they were inactive.

Eight-Corner Store: 1904 — A cool photo from historic Cuba.

Overweight? Maybe You Really Can Blame Your Genes

Candidate for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors: Religious Freedom Only Applies to Christians — Ah, the patriotism of conservatives. Now 100% Constitution-free, except for the Second Amendment no doubt. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Satanic Temple Sees Westboro Baptist's Funeral Protests, Raises Them Gay Wedding On Top Of Fred Phelps' Mom's Grave — Hmm. (Via [info]danjite.)

The Wealth of Nations: The U.S. is No. 1 in Inequality — we're number one! We're number one! Go USA!

QotD?: How many people did you spend your weekend with?




7/21/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block conducting Department of Justice investigations of white patriots: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2013-07-22 18:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Candidate for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors: Religious Freedom Only Applies to Christians"

Ayep, that's my hometown. Sigh.
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Rick Moen
User: rinolj
Date: 2013-07-23 02:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I did follow the story about the Cook Strait cluster of earthquakes close to Wellington, NZ. It was a 6.5 MMS quake with some strong aftershocks, enough to require checking buildings, rail lines, roads on soft soil, and the usual sorts of things following strong earthquakes anywhere on the Ring of Fire. Nobody was killed; nobody was reported as being seriously injured.

It was in a wholly different category from the Feb. 2011 Christchurch quake that badly damaged the centre and eastern suburbs of that South Island city, and also killed 185 people -- because of several local unfavourable factors, even though the temblor measured 'only' 6.0 MMS.

(MMS = moment magnitude scale, shown as M-sub-W, is the modern scientific replacement for the old Richter magnitude scale, shown as M-sub-L. Both are logarithmic scales and purport to measure total energy release. If someone just says a '6.9', odds are it's old-style Richter, which in general reads high. The Cook Strait main quake was 6.9 on the old M-sub-L Richter scale.)

Best Regards,
Rick Moen
rick@linuxmafia.com
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