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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-08-17 04:26
Subject: [links] Link salad stumbles into another week
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Tags:culture, funny, healthcare, language, links, personal, politics, process, religion, science, tech, writing
Write another book — Wise advice from SF Novelists. As I've said time and again, "write more."

A word on the wall — A truly great cartoon for us linguaphiles.

chriswjohnson with a time lapse movie of the Perseid shower

A Lunar Nuclear Power Reactor

The Public Health Nurse answers humanity's call — Zorro the nurse? Quite an image.

US banknotes show cocaine tracesThe largest study of banknotes has found that 95% of dollar bills in Washington DC bear traces of the illegal drug cocaine.

The Swiss Menace — Paul Krugman on healthcare reform, and the various options as practiced in other Western societies.

Precisely the disappointment we were prepared to feelThe Edge of the American West with a take on Obama's healthcare reform goals which surprised me.

Believers Invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich — Sigh. And some of you wonder why so many of us are atheists.

?otD: Excuse me, why did I kiss this guy?



8/17/2009
Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditation, 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 223.6
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine


Originally published at jlake.com.

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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-08-17 13:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle [a VERY small gate in the Jerusalem city walls] than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven'. What is so difficult to understand about that? It may be inconvenient for a shyster preacher, but is isn't difficult to understand. I suppose they interpret 'heresy' rather differently too, especially when applying the concept to themselves. I don't wonder at all.
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2009-08-17 14:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Daria
The Edge of the American West article is precisely what I've been thinking all along - whether the P.O. actually makes it in some weakened form or doesn't this time- his model, I suspect, all along has been FDR - who created a whole lot of thing *very* incrementally - a little at a time. My only worry is that he won't have long enough to do all he really wants to - FDR had 4 bites at the pie after all - at best, Obama will only get 2.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2009-08-18 02:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That cartoon reminds me of the 1700s era graffiti I found carved into a sea cave wall in Ireland. It had the nicest, neatest serifs you ever did see.
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