Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a hump day

dionysus1999 with a review of Escapement Powell's | Amazon ]

The Phobia List — In case you were wondering, but were afraid to ask. (Thanks to garyomaha.)

650-Million-Year-Old Reef May Offer Evolution Clues — Cool Deep Time science.

The Republican Party Platform — “We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself.” From the section entitled “Rebuilding Home Ownership.” Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. (Hat tip to Daily Kos.)

How Big a Bailout?The Edge of the American West compares the Bush administration’s $700 billion+ plan to the New Deal. I guess it’s only socialism if Democrats do it.

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 233.4
Currently reading: n/a

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

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