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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-05-02 05:30
Subject: [links] Link salad is from another planet, ya know the truth
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Tags:china, contests, culture, health, iraq, photos, politics, polls, science, tech
Here's the voting poll for the panda caption contest — I'll declare a winner on Monday, so get your vote in now.

Swine Flu Linked to 1918 Influenza Pandemic

More on adorable robots from Freakonomics

Unknown internet 2: Could the net become self-aware? — (Surched from io9.com.)

Russia to US: Youre Breaking Up (Too)

GOP Senators Warn Against 'Ideologue' Pick for Court — Why are they changing their standards now? I'll see you anyone Obama could conceivably nominate and raise you Clarence Thomas. Money shot: Mr. Hatch, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cited Mr. Obama's vote against Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, whom he called "two of the best nominees in the history of the country." Hahahahahah. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves!

A 6th Anniversary Look Back at Media Coverage of 'Mission Accomplished' — Lot to be proud of with Bush 43, isn't there?

?otD: Trapped in the skies what am I to do?

Body movement: walking later today
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville, Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2009-05-02 14:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Republicans have always been about "Do as we say, not as we do."
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User: brent_kellmer
Date: 2009-05-02 17:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've seen the "US breaking up" story before and personally, my biggest issue with it is not the idea that the US could (or may) break up, but that this Russian professor may understand a lot about US politics (maybe), and US history (perhaps), but he doesn't understand much at all about US society. To start with, the idea that Idaho or Utah would go with a "California Republic" is laughable. And I don't know many Washingtonians who would willingly join something called "the California Republic" even if they did join with California itself. Hell, eastern and western Washington wouldn't be likely to be in the same nation. And even if the panhandle wanted to, the rest of Florida probably wouldn't go with Texas... With such a lack of understanding of American society, I have a hard time taking the rest of his stuff too seriously.
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