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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-02-08 07:00
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Friday
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Tags:books, culture, links, mainspring, personal, photos, politics, religion, writing
basfa has posted their best novel Hugo recommendations at hugo_recommend — I'm pleased to see they liked Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ].

Philip K. Dick’s YA Novel

Calvin and Hobbes on the true nature of librarians

Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 — A different approach to post-primary education. (Ganked from Guru's Handbook.)

Shorpy with a 1938 photo of Omaha

Shariah-compliant hedge funds on the rise

The Mac and Cheese index is up — Apparently an indicator of recession. (Or possibly expanded college enrolment?)

Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop — He's an Anglican, what does he know about Christianity?

Rush Limbaugh considers fund raising for Hillary — When self-parody descends into self-parody. (I shudder to say that his underlying point is one I actually agree with — no one in America could unite the Republican party like Hillary Clinton.)

Time in saddle: 25 minutes
Last night's weigh-out: 277.2
This morning's weigh-in: 272.6
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-02-08 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hillary Clinton is the new face of the Republican Party... in 12 years, they'll have always been the party of rich gays, rich women, and rich people of color.

You know... Margret Thatcher's party.
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Arrow In A Stream
User: jabber
Date: 2008-02-08 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think we should put librarians in charge of Homeland Security.
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User: ellameena
Date: 2008-02-08 16:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh heh. There are no new heresies. The "dead people go to sleep" one is as old as the council of Nicea. That's what the Jehova's Witnesses believe, too.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-02-08 17:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Regarding Minds on Fire, I cannot recommend highly enough Sir Ken Robinson's speech on education that he gave in 2006 at the TED conference. It's a short speech, you will not be wasting your time. If you are not charmed by him in the first three minutes you're beyond human reach, and his topic-- the hierarchy of education and how it mis-serves us all now-- is absolutely critical to our futures.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-02-08 23:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That was awesome. It also reminded me very much of why the_child attends Waldorf school...
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Jon Hansen
User: jonhansen
Date: 2008-02-08 19:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Speaking as a librarian, because we're not allowed to do anything to you, that's why we look at you (or rather, Calvin) that way.
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User: bodandra
Date: 2008-02-08 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: Nice mix, Jay!
I agree with jabber's comment.
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User: daveraines
Date: 2008-02-09 05:48 (UTC)
Subject: N.T. Wright
I will admit I was shocked to see that this bishop was N.T. Wright; usually it's John Shelby Spong who gets the ink. (Pixels?) Bishop Wright is actually quite a thoughtful traditionalist, and he is by no means alone in teaching this view of heaven, at least in Protestant circles.
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