Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad comes over all hopey-changey

Your Government Will Kill You — Today is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State massacre. pnh says it far more eloquently than I ever will.

CoverFail RevisitedScrivener's Error with some data. Of interest to me personally for several obvious reasons.

Gorilla No-Threat Glasses — Man, I want some of these.

Sugar — An interesting post about sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

Astrobiology’s Far FutureCentauri Dreams with some cool speculation, and a bit of history. Must-read for SF writers.

A Hall of Mountain Glory — More awesomeness from APOD.

Will Quantum Money Breed Quantum Crime? — My bank account often seems to be in a quantum state.

Cardinal Levada Blames Celibacy for Clergy Sex Abuse — This is interesting and disturbing at a number of levels, but purely as a linguistic (and PR) matter I am struggling with the wisdom of having sexual misconduct investigated by a body known as the "The National Lay Review Board". The optics of that are challenging.

Who Can Mock This Church?Maybe the Catholic Church should be turned upside down. [...] if the top of the church has strayed from its roots, much of its base is still deeply inspiring.

Church Counsels Women Addicted to Pornography — "In the Christian culture, women are supposed to be the nonsexual ones." Man, am I glad I'm not a Christian. (Snurched from flemco.)

Internal GOP wars shaping policies nationwide — Conservative America, poisoning the well for everyone as usual.

Commemorating CHM: Terrorism — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Confederacy, the Klan and the long, sordid history of conservative white terrorism in this country. I love how Ta-Nehisi Coates writes. His closing summary: Never fear talking to the willfully ignorant about their history. Soon enough, they'll be begging you to stop.

Sarah Palin: "Hope is one of America's unique virtues." — "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Teh stoopid, it burns. Brightly in the hearts of conservative America, apparently. How is all that hopey-changey stuff working out, Sarah? Uniquely well?

?otD: What other virtues are uniquely American?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 235.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 6/10 (fatigue, emotional stress, GI issues)
Currently (re)reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett

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