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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-04-24 05:23
Subject: [links] Link salad Thursday crouton
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Tags:culture, links, personal, politics, tech
Updated seismic maps of the US — On behalf of the Pacific Northwest, may I say, "uh oh".

The Future Is NowWapo with a sort-of puffy piece on recognizing the future as it happens. Cool stuff. (Thanks to danjite.)

Technology Review's Top 10 Emerging Technologies — Some interesting near turn futurism for you skiffy types.

Orrin hatches song for McCain campaign — Comment from a young conservative: "the message to attract young people is that liberalism oppresses people, stifles freedom and causes 'pervasive destitution'" Yeah, I can see that. Word up, brah. (I think psychiatrists refer to that sort of thing as projection.)

Conservatives are happier than liberalsFreakonomics is being interesting again.

Experts say sex abstinence program doesn't work — Also, this just in: sun rises in east!

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User: chessdev
Date: 2008-04-24 16:14 (UTC)
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So much to cover in 1 post:

* YES! All liberals are dirty, destitute poor hippies! Even ignoring that much of the tech-sector, middle-to-upper class people in the Pacific Northwest are Democrats!

* Conservatives probably ARE happier than liberals - because no matter how screwed up they make the world, somehow it morphs into a *good* thing for them.

Triple the deficit? "Yeah spending!!"
Drain the surplus? "What a party!!"
Cut medicare support? "Old people suck anyway..."
Unending war in Iraq? "Let's kick some ASS brah!!"

* and I have to wonder WHY the "experts" always seem to be the last ones who 'know' what everyone figured out years ago??
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User: mordraeth
Date: 2008-04-24 17:11 (UTC)
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The sun rises in the east? You must be listening to that liberal media again!
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2008-04-24 21:37 (UTC)
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Ed Brayton gets the best quote about the abstinence article:

"Confronted with a vast amount of evidence provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the US Institute of Medicine , the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Psychological Association that abstinence-only education does not work, does not reduce the incidence of either teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted disease, and that it is a waste of money, the honorable Mr Duncan declared his complete disinterest in data and expertise."
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-04-25 00:10 (UTC)
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Thought you might be interested in this:
National Geographic article on fast forward in lizard evolution.

But then, we all know evilution is a lie, and the sun revolves around the Earth.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2008-04-25 03:37 (UTC)
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If it's any consolation, those "new" faults have always been there...
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