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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-05-18 04:32
Subject: [links] Link salad flies to Omaha
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Tags:contests, cool, language, links, personal, photos, politics, polls, videos, weird, writing
Don't forget to vote for new caption contest — Some funny stuff there.

Get Fuzzy on dictionaries and thesaurii — Hahahahah.

The World's Best Illusion: The Secret of the Curve Ball — (Thanks to corwynofamber.)

Moon rays over Thurso Castle — Another APOD image of teh awesumness.

Lockheed-Martin "Skunk Works" P791 LTA ACLS dynmicpara — Dept of WTF was that? (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Why Are Boy Scouts Being Trained to Fight Terrorists? — (Thanks to tetar.)

?otD: Ralph or Norton?



5/18/2009
Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: 218.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2009-05-18 15:36 (UTC)
Subject: Seed article on Explorers and anti-terrorism
More detail, less bias

What are your objections?

The problem with giving these kids this training so early in their lives is that it could set them up for the same type of aggressive, authoritarian mindset that is necessary for effective police work. These kids are too young (IMO) to be putting on that kind of filter.

But I'm not convinced that that's all these kids are being trained in-- service projects every Saturday I can completely get behind. I would certainly appreciate a closer look at these programs to see what the bulk of their time is spent on.
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