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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-09 05:15
Subject: [links] Link salad dreams of riding the comet's tail
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Tags:cool, culture, links, personal, politics, religion, science
1901 poster for Ben Hur

Huge seas 'once existed on Mars' — Light from a distant shore, indeed.

Possible naked eye comet on the rise — Something to watch out for while on your pre-dawn jog.

Sex & Money, part 2 — Slacktivist on picking and choosing. "The Bible is not a Rulebook for Other People" I'm glad my Christian friends understand that. Too bad about the Christianists who dominate so much of our politics.

Catholic Church Supports Discrimination Against Gays — Speaking of using the Bible as a rulebook for other people.

Elie Wiesel: Carve out an exception to free speech for Holocaust denial"We are in danger of losing the battle for freedom of speech," Mr. Rushdie said. It is being recast as a Western imposition, not a universal human right. Respect is being redefined as agreement, and censorship disguised as a virtuous defence of diversity.

Do We Really Want to Hear Someone Say 'I Was Wrong'?As usual, old 386 to the rescue. Who needs nuance or diversity of experience and opinion, anyway?

?otD: What planet or moon would you visit if you had the chance?



6/9/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (lower GI follies)
This morning's weigh-in: 226.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 9/10 (sleepless night)
Currently (re)reading: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2010-06-09 14:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pluto. I have a thing for shy outsiders.
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shelly_rae: Solar Burn
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-06-09 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Solar Burn
I'd hitch a ride on any ship going anywhere. I'm not choosey. But if I could, I'd like to see Venus and Mars and Io.
Anon
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scarlettina: WW: Level of discourse
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-06-09 16:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:WW: Level of discourse
I understand Weisel's instinct, but as a firm believer in First Amendment rights, I can't agree with him. Let the deniers rave that men shall know them mad.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-06-09 20:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quilting
I'd make a lousy astronaut, being claustrophobic [sigh].
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2010-06-10 03:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Slacktivist's article is an excellent sermon on well-trod ground, but I have to admit that one comment by poster "Mabus" had me picking my jaw up off the floor. I expect Christians to attempt to understand alternative philosophies through the lens of a Biblical weltanschauung, but Mabus is obviously comfortable understanding the Bible through a completely Ayn Randian lens.
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