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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-02-01 05:08
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Friday
Security: Public
Location:Omaha
Mood:busy
Music:hotel noises
Tags:cool, culture, politics, religion, science, tech
End of the Holocene? — Somewhat poetic, somewhat scary.

Kidney racketeering in India — A follow up on the recent thread about organ donation.

Livingstones — :: wants ::

That intact Titan missile base is up on eBay again — (Thanks to sheelangig.)

Navy test-fires rail gun — Results

Blowback from the GOP's Holy War — Juan Cole on Republicans, Islam and the law of unintended consequences. As Cole points out with respect to the term "Islamofascism", fascism is a European creation, not something out of the Arab world, yet we don't talk about "Christofascism", even with respect to Christian Identity and Dominionism.
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Arrow In A Stream
User: jabber
Date: 2008-02-01 15:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We do talk about "Christofacism", a lot. We just call members of that movement "Neo-Conservative Evangelicals".
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-02-01 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sure by now you've heard of House Resolution 888, a big steamin' pile of Christian Nationalist lies and distortions about our nation's past. What chews me up and spits me out is that the local Democratic party here in Washington has begged (begged!) some of its members not to be "too vocal" in our opposition to HRes 888 on the grounds that if we speak out too openly in opposition to it, the Democratic Party will once again be branded as "not pro-Christian," because that would be bad.

It seems impossible to convince these people that "being not pro-Christian" is not the same as being "anti-Christian," and being opposed to a deceitful and distorted national history becoming part of the Congressional record is a patriotic duty.
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russ: romanes eunt domus
User: goulo
Date: 2008-02-01 17:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:romanes eunt domus
We don't talk about "Christofacism" (prejudice against people with Christ-like faces; 1850 google hits) nearly so much as "Christofascism" (5290 google hits).

I was momentarily stumped as to what "Kindey racketeering" might be. Slang for "Kindergarten racketeering", perhaps. Then I realized.

OK, I'll stop now.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-02-02 00:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I plead an early hour and being rushed...
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