October 13th, 2012


[links] Link salad takes to the skies with a stumble and a cough

The Great Amazon Squeeze — Gee. Predatory business practices. From Jeff Bezos. Also, this just in: water is wet.

Fall Colors Are Peaking 10 Days Later Than the early 1980′s — Just more of those inconveniently biased facts. Nothing to see here, citizen, Rush Limbaugh will explain it to your beautiful mind shortly. (Via Gillian.)

Theology & science fiction: A Calvinist dystopia — Insofar as I can tell, all Calvinism is dystopic.

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the DayChick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Jacob & Leah & Rachel & Zilpah & Bilhah (Genesis 29:15-30)

A Bishop Describes How The Church Invented Hell To Control People — Because morality! (Thanks to David Goldman.)

V.P. debate: Missing from the abortion discussion? Women — Because white men know best about women's health.

Let's dedicate the EU's Nobel peace prize to Europe's sexual revolutionThe long-term effects of the EU's student exchange programme are still to be felt – Erasmus has bonded the continent's youth. Cora Buhlert has more on this from the perspective of a German citizen. (Meaning the peace prize, not transnational sex.)

Third Northwest activist jailed for staying silent — Because due process! Feel safer now? What if it was you in that cell? (Via [info]danjite.)

Romney Says People Don’t Die Because They Lack Insurance — Here’s Why He’s Wrong — A conservative? Wrong? About healthcare? Next you'll be telling me evolution isn't a secularist lie!

Paul Ryan, King of Pork — Mmm, intellectual consistency. Who needs it when there's Obama to hate on?

?otD: Are you home today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo


[photos] Your Saturday moment of zen

Your Saturday moment of zen.


Enola Gay at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Center of the National Air and Space Museum at Washington Dulles International Airport. © 2006, 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

The current photo series is from my 'favorites' file, hence the dates jumping about

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[culture] Lake's Law of Power Outlets

In any public space with a high demand for and limited supply of power outlets, such as an airport gate area, the first seats taken will be those closest to the outlets, and those seats will generally be occupied by people who do not need or care about the outlets.

Corollary: You will be resented as a creeper if you sit down next to them in an otherwise empty gate area and reach around to plug in.