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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-19 06:32
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Friday
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Rules on Bioengineered Animals — FDA to Release Guidelines for Stages of Genetic Modification. (Thanks to lt260.)

On Stellar Migrations and HabitabilityCentauri Dreams discusses the idea of a galactic habitable zone. Take that, “Nightfall”!

God Hates Poor PeopleWondermark on teaching the controversy. Score!

Conservatives Scare More Easily Than Liberals, Say Scientists — Facile as this story is, it makes a sad kind of sense. The politics of fear are the conservative brand, pretty much. So is the production of fear, unfortunately.

Freakonomics on the recent financial upheavals — Confidential to GOP in America: How’s that whole deregulation thing working out, anyway? Also, President Bush, call your office. Financial meltdown in progress.

Body movement: 65 minute suburban walk
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 234.6
Currently reading: FenCon workshop manuscripts

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: chessdev
Date: 2008-09-19 14:44 (UTC)
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You *KNOW* those "manly men" who have guns at home, 2 in the truck, and at least 1 on their person in order to go to the store....you know those guys will argue "I'm not SCARED OF NUTIN"

"Why do I need all these guns?"

"You saw Die Hard, right! You NEVER KNOW when a citizen is needed to single-handedly outshoot and outfight a terrorist group..."
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User: lordofallfools
Date: 2008-09-19 15:42 (UTC)
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More correctly, conservatives startle more easily than liberals.

Heed the cautions.

Study co-author Kevin Smith, also a University of Nebraska political scientist, demurred at making such a connection. "Historically speaking, politicians have appealed to the 'be afraid' response in the electorate in an attempt to mine votes," he said. "But in terms of going from campaigning to what we did in the laboratory, that's a large leap."
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User: lordofallfools
Date: 2008-09-19 15:44 (UTC)
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Also, their sample size leaves much to be desired.
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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-09-19 15:58 (UTC)
Subject: FDA: I've been waiting on this day!
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2008-09-19 16:07 (UTC)
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Paging Dr. Moreau, paging Dr. Moreau ;>
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User: gvdub
Date: 2008-09-19 16:08 (UTC)
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Your Wondermark link. She is broken.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-19 19:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
She is fixed now!

(Busy morning.)
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