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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-25 06:38
Subject: [links] Links salad for a rump week hump day
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Tags:books, cool, culture, funny, links, personal, photos, science, stories

Top Ten Reasons Books Are Better Than Sex — (Snurched from Scrivener’s Error.)

musingaloud talks about the 12/08 issue of Realms of Fantasy — Including my story, “Achilles, Sulking in His Buick.”

Ancient eyes head for the light — Poetic and fascinating, a piece about precursors to eyes. IDiots will of course decline to note the dreaded transitional forms under discussion.

Brain reorganizes to make room for math — Some cool stuff on training the human mind and its meat machine. (Thanks to lt260.)

$450,000 Watch Features Real Moon Dust — Houston, do you read me? :: wants :: (Thanks to therinth.)

Astronomers Select Top Ten Most Amazing Pictures Taken by Hubble Space Telescope in Last 16 Years — (Thanks to danjite.)

Neil Armstrong’s parents on “I’ve Got a Secret” — Heh. (Thanks to sdn.)

It’s Like Taking Candy From a Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation — This is hilarious. Freelance culture jamming. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Shorpy with online shopping, ca. 1950

Fareed Zakaria on living through history, and the hard realities of economics

Enter Hawks, Stage Right (Part 2) — A rather distressing piece on Obama’s rapid shift to the right on military policy, post-election. (Thanks to dirkcjelli.)

?otD: Houston, can you read me, or have I lost my mind?


11/25/08
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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

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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-25 14:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No, meaning he dissembled to become president and now he's going to flatten the Middle East against the will of his constituents and the American people generally.
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lauriemann
User: lauriemann
Date: 2008-11-25 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I see no evidence of any new policies, because he hasn't said anything yet. He's still appointing people, listening to people and starting to make plans.

He's always said he wants a variety of views. Sure, most Democratic presidents go a little more centrist. But this bashing of Obama from the left is as premature as bashing from the right. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt until the guy's in office before we decide we don't like his policies.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-25 15:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes. And he has presently appointed Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolfman. A horror double-feature might be in the works.

Enjoy your crow, you'll be eating it soon.
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lauriemann
User: lauriemann
Date: 2008-11-25 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, right, he's clearly named Bush, Cheney and Rove as his advisors. Geesh.
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-25 17:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*evil smile* go do your research.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-25 18:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Because War Criminal (D) is just as bad as War Criminal (R).
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paulcarp: pic#67230600
User: paulcarp
Date: 2008-11-25 15:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:pic#67230600
Houston definitely can read you.

See?
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tobias_buckell
User: tobias_buckell
Date: 2008-11-25 20:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
re: Obama 'suddenly' becoming 'rightist' with regards to military.

From the get go Obama has iterated a need for an increased presence in Afghanistan and has talked about military solutions. The idea that he was a pacifist b/c he voted against the war in Iraq is a meme I don't understand how anyone who read his early speeches, including the event where he was endorsed by a large number of military higher ups early on in the Dem. primaries, would think. Some have this idea that he has general anti-war positions as opposed to his consistent centrist position that the Iraq war was detracting from what he perceived as the real trouble spot: the Afghan/Pakistani border area. I think saying Obama is suddenly changing position might be a stretch...
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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-11-25 21:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You seem to have a realistic appraisal of where he was during the campaign. The article is suggesting he is moving to the right (or, perhaps, 'to the hawkier') -from there-.
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