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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-04-13 04:26
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up and falls into a dream
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'Kaikidan Ekotoba' monster scroll — Cool Japanese Forteana. (Via @mattstaggs.)

Vintage ads featuring women with stuff on their headsFound in Mom's Basement with an irresistible headline.

Spanking your kid could hatch a bully — Why is this news? Teaching a kid that force trumps a situation teaches a kid that force trumps a situation. Duh.

Should Kids Be Bribed to Do Well in School? — Hmm. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Does Our Universe Live Inside a Wormhole? — More wow. Maybe total BS, but fun to think about.

'Potato Radius' To Define Dwarf PlanetsAstronomers propose the first objective definition of a planet that separates potato-like objects from spherical ones. Poor Pluto. And what about French fry objects?

Brain Parts Found in Ancient Human AncestorElectromagnetic radiation revealed parts of the 1.9-million-year-old brain, as well as eggs of insects that fed on it. Wow. Just wow.

Coffee Conservatives — (Via sheelangig.)

Frightening GOP BehaviorThe idea that the minority party represents the "will of the people" (not some of the people, but "the people") is the seedling of a totalitarian mindset. (Via reannon.)

Why More Immigrants Are An Answer to the Coming Boomer Entitlement Mess — I have never understood conservative anti-immigrant fervor as anything but prejudice. Furthermore, unless you're a First Nations person, you're an immigrant, too. That door was once open to your people.

?otD: What's the best book you've ever read?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue)
Currently reading: [between books]

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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2010-04-13 12:48 (UTC)
Subject: Frightening GOP Behavior link?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-04-13 12:53 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Frightening GOP Behavior link?
Thank you! Fixed.
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She's the Blade
User: hercurvestofear
Date: 2010-04-13 13:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Talking to my parents about immigration is like talking to a wall. Anything I say falls on deaf ears and they just go on a rant about illegal immigrants and "stealing jobs from real Americans". They have the biggest issue with anyone who isn't white, or anyone who is foreign benefiting from government programs. I bring this up because its been an issue talked about a lot in my family lately and they are driving me crazy.

I don't know how they managed to raise a Liberal, but I know my Dad hates that I am one. *end random vent in your comments*
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zxhrue: please do not put the bones
User: zxhrue
Date: 2010-04-13 14:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:please do not put the bones

One logical way to deal with the crisis of funding Social Security and Medicare is to have more workers per retiree, and the simplest way to do that is to allow more immigrants into the United States.

yep. sure is. but why does it make me think of alt-futures where immigrating to the usa and working to support rich, mostly white, old people is let us say, not a particularly pleasant scenario? a lottery where if you survive you might get to assume a place among the privileged? or at least hold out that illusory promise to your children, should you be allowed to reproduce?

and how odd to have that frightening gop behavior link redirect to my friends page the first three times I clickyed. but then you fixed it :)

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España Sheriff
User: cmdrsuzdal
Date: 2010-04-13 17:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That 'should kids be bribed' article is fascinating, thanks.
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User: dsgood
Date: 2010-04-13 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nitpick: Some First Nations people are also descended from immigrants who came after the first settlers. Inuit and Aleut for certain. Apache, Navaho, and related groups probably.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-04-13 19:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep. Everybody's an immigrant, ultimately, unless they're small, hairy and live in Olduvai. At this point it's difficult to say who displaced whom in Western Hemispheric pre-Columbian cultures, but if you follow any of the Clovis/pre-Clovis stuff, you can see it quickly becomes as nasty and emotional a discussion as any discussion of contemporary immigration issues.
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