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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-23 05:39
Subject: [links] Link salad runs for president
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A reader reacts to "On the Human Plan" — Among other stories.

Ballard Street runs to odd, lateral humor most of the time, but I find this one especially disturbing for some reason

Milestones in bra technologyCriggo is a genius site on my morning blogroll.

New atlas shows dying languages around the world — More here. Interesting and sad. (Thanks to corwynofamber.)

NASA's Carbon Observatory Set for Blastoff — More on climate change detection issues and how the science is uncertain and evolving. Those of us not burdened by ideological certainty will find this interesting, those of us who are so burdened will find further proof that global warming is a hoax in search of evidence.

Shelby Doubts Obama Citizenship — Well, hell, I haven't seen Senator Shelby's birth certificate. He might not have been born an American, either. Conservative America: Where not only is reality no excuse, it's a serious impediment.

?otD: Mother, should I trust the government?

Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 218.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts

Originally published at jlake.com.

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scarlettina: Jewish: Dreidels
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-02-23 17:26 (UTC)
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Keyword:Jewish: Dreidels
Thanks for the link to the atlas of dying languages. Fascinating stuff!

The first language I searched for was Ladino, which is a cousin to Yiddish (Hebrew+German), except that its melded language isn't German but Spanish and Greek/Turkish (learn more here). I had the privilege of hearing Ladino once, years ago, when I first moved to Seattle. I attended a Passover seder at the home of a co-worker whose parents were Greek. We did the seder in four languages: Ladino, English, Hebrew and Greek. They'd never heard Hebrew so I was pleased to oblige. The Ladino was such a surprise. It was beautiful and musical; it reminded me a little of Portuguese. I don't know if there's any way it can be saved, but I hope it will be. It's a remarkable language.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-02-23 17:39 (UTC)
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Such a lovely image. Thank you.
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