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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-10-08 14:58
Subject: [links] Link salad with new improved croutons
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:amused
Music:sounds of the neighborhood
Tags:language, links, politics, religion, science
Craig Venter claims creation of artificial life

Shooting down amateur grammar Nazis

Parkour in action — In case you were wondering what wall-running and urban steeplechase really looks like.

Airship may link historic cities — Mmm...zeppelins. Well, airships. (Thanks to lisamantchev.)

Conservatives on parade

The Inconsistent Waffle Factor — More on consistency fetishism among my conservative friends. Money shot:
"Conservatives are far more conservative -- they are far more likely to hold fast and circle the wagons, whereas liberals are more adaptive," said Hillary Hoffman, a psychologist at the University of Miami who has studied the issue of consistency in politics. "That is part of the definition of 'liberal' and 'conservative.'"
Think about this: At the end of Thelma and Louise, the girls stayed the course. Look what it got them...

Same Old Party — Paul Krugman of the NYT on the growing conservative sentiment that Bush isn't a "real" conservative. Newsflash: he's no liberal/progressive, you people elected him...he's yours for life, my conservative friends.

Right Wing Launches Baseless Smear Campaign Against 12 Year Old Recipient Of SCHIP — The party of family values strikes again.

Susan Collins' senate campaign attacks opponent for missing congressional votes — Seems he was at the funeral of a family member. More conservative family values!

Lawsuit over conduct of Oral Roberts University leadership — Wow. Money and sex. You'd think these people were liberals or something. Even more conservative family values!!!
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miki garrison: disco snake
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2007-10-08 23:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:disco snake
The Guardian jumped the gun rather a bit -- Craig Venter hasn't actually claimed any such thing. The quotes they have from him in there are mostly about research he's planning on doing, not that has already been successfully done. According to his institute, any such real news is at least several months out.
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miki garrison: creature
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2007-10-08 23:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:creature
Here's a good link on that one:

http://scienceblogs.com/loom/2007/10/08/talking_to_craig_venter.php
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willyumtx
User: willyumtx
Date: 2007-10-09 05:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Regarding parkour:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/

http://parkour.net/forum/index.php
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shaolingrrl
User: shaolingrrl
Date: 2007-10-09 05:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oooo, David Belle. He's so pretty. Good choice. Rent District B-13 for more of where that come from, and much better filmed.
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2007-10-09 11:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Quick comment about the SCHIP-- remember that it passed the Senate with *bipartisan* support. I think that it's likely to pass the HOR, too, when it comes back; the no-vote Representatives (now that they've seen the uproar about the president's stupid and immoral veto) will haul their tuckuses over to the Yea side of the aisle.

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