If the Coen brothers made Star Wars
General Relativity Holds Up Under Galactic Test — Whew. Glad to know it. Seriously, some deep space science and cosmology geekery from Centauri Dreams.
North Korea's Race Problem — Fascinating article on North Korea, offering an interpretation of the regime there that I've never before seen. Also a terrific slideshow of propaganda art. (Via
Howell Raines: Why don't honest journalists take on Roger Ailes and Fox News? — Your Liberal Media.
Texas BOE Removes Jefferson From History Standard — WTF? I thought the Right was all about the Founders. Apparently the Enlightment (also stricken from the standards) is offensive to Christianist virtue. Confidential to conservatives in America: Without the Enlightment, you wouldn't be here having this argument. Once again, your cherished beliefs do not substitute for either data or facts. Unless, of course, you control the most powerful textbook commission in the United States. Are you proud of your Republican Party? Distorting history in a manner that would have made Stalin blush.
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Writing time yesterday: 0 minutes (infusion day)
Body movement: brief walk later today
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 233.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10
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