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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-01-27 05:19
Subject: [links] Link salad stumbles into town, just like a sacred cow
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Smash his camera, but not immediately — Roge Ebert on Ron Galella.

End of the Road for Mars Rover — After six years, Spirit has gone sessile. Not bad for a machine with a nominal 90-day design life.

Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic: case report — In case you were wondering how it's done. (Via Making Light.)

Your Family Needs Protection Against Syphilis — A visually striking WPA era public health poster, but there's also something quirky about the subheadline on the poster itself.

HCR, one conservative and me [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — A blog post of my own from yesterday, which I link to here to point back to the very active comment thread on the LJ side, specfically the Constitutional discussion. (Some good stuff on the WordPress side, too.) Also, this whole story reinforces the simplistic notion I've long held that conservatism is fundamentally a failure of empathy.

Shocking discovery: Kids who fear sex are open to anti-sex messages — A look inside the rather creepy tactics of the forced pregnancy movement.

?otD: Is sleep for wimps? Show your work.



1/27/2009
Body movement: n/a (underslept)
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning's weigh-in: 227.2
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-01-27 14:47 (UTC)
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The starting position of conservatives is always one of cognitive dissonance.

Man, that Mars Rover was really something!
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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2010-01-27 16:18 (UTC)
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Sleep is for wimps.

Unfortunately, I am one of those wimps.

I was also terrified of sex, and raised in a religious context, but it didn't make me receptive to the anti-choice movement at all. The opposite, actually.

Because I was also a feminist, and I recognized that, when it comes to sex, women are already at a disadvantage just from the biology of it, without adding a bunch of stupid societal double standards on top. And the anti-choice movement always seemed to me to be dripping with double standards and hypocrisy.

It seemed to me that with sex, women were damned if they did, damned if they didn't. And so "damned if I didn't" seemed like the obvious pick.

That's why all this pledge bracelet/abstinence only stuff is so misguided and ineffectual. Man-hating feminism is the way to keep your girls virginal!
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