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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-14 05:37
Subject: [links] Link salad sees the dawning of a new day
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Mainstream Stories and a Metaphorical Science Fiction/Fantasy Dichotomy — Mike Brotherton is being his usually interesting, slightly cranky self.

Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price — What? (Via Year of the Word.)

The world's only immortal animalBecause they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters. So kind of like Club Med?

Old Livers Made New AgainUnhealthy organs provide a framework for growing replacement ones. Note this is current research, not current medicine.

The Civil War As Revenge Of The Nerds — Ta-Nehisis Coates on racism, identity and politics both old and contemporary. This is why I read him — he is an amazing writer and thinker at so many levels.

I know, Arnold... — Obama BP humor. (Thanks to David Goldman.)

The President’s MomentNYT criticizes Obama's leadership. I agree with them. I think I understand (though do not share) his centrist instincts, but there are times to step up the bully pulpit.

No 'truce' in sight[Indiana] Gov. Mitch Daniels' remarks about social issues set off firestorm. Interesting. A conservative leader admits that harping on a rigid view of social causes held by a shrinking minority of Americans is counterproductive. The reaction is predictable, but in some cases bizarre, such as linking abortion rights to the deficit.

?otD: Is there no love inside the ice house?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion, did managed 90 minutes of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 229.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (very irritable)
Currently (re)reading: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

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User: cithra
Date: 2010-06-14 20:50 (UTC)
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"Who are these people, every one of them green? They're acting like they're friends of mine..."
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-06-14 15:39 (UTC)
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Groovin' on the new hearts and livers, and the immortal jellyfish. And it's always good to read Mike's musings.

I like your link salads.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2010-06-14 16:14 (UTC)
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I so love reading Ta-Nehisi Coates's pieces--but I wish someone at The Atlantic online would proof-read them before they went live. Canons for cannons? I've noticed before that there are these proofing problems--not Coates's fault (he's there to do the writing and thinking, not the spell-checking) but it is distracting.

And growing new livers is astonishingly cool. Livin' in the future again.
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User: slothman
Date: 2010-06-14 18:07 (UTC)
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Dunno about the ice house, but I would be surprised if there were none in the ice hotel.
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User: melissajm
Date: 2010-06-14 22:58 (UTC)
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Thank you for the liver link.
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User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-06-16 05:52 (UTC)
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"[Indiana] Gov. Mitch Daniels' remarks about social issues set off firestorm. Interesting. A conservative leader admits that harping on a rigid view of social causes held by a shrinking minority of Americans is counterproductive."

From the story:
"Daniels said he opposed abortion rights but questioned whether Indiana should devote time and money to overturning the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that made the procedure legal."

Palin (though not sfaik opposing gay rights) took a similar position about an Alaska issue about giving spousal benefits to gay partners of state employees. She said fighting the issue in state court would cost more than just paying the benefits.

Avoiding social issues and focusing on the financial issues that both sides could agree on, was Palin's strategy that got her an 80+ approval rating in Alaska.
See http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=5786203&page=1

Some recent statements by leaders of the Tea Party are following the same line.
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