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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-24 05:32
Subject: [links] Link salad goes shopping for stillsuits
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Tags:books, cancer, health, links, mainspring, personal, politics, reviews, science. religion
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Colon cancer resources — A very helpful list if you, a family member or friend is facing this.

A second Laplace resonance[T]he Galilean satellites of Jupiter constitute the original exoplanetary system. Awesome article. (Via @Exoplanetology.)

A legal defeat for the Institute for Creation Research — So for now, they can't issue master's degrees in nonsense? The funny part is the reasoning — nothing to do with the intellectual bankruptcy of Creationism, everything to do with the ICR's lack of ability to follow a simple process. Which is apparently religious discrimination, according to them. (Via Bad Astronomy.)

For Jeb Bush, Life Defending the Family Name — An odd puff piece in NYT about Jeb Bush. Both Jeb and the reporter seem to have lived through a very different 2001-2009 Bush administration than the country at large did.

Reagan Revolution Home To Roost -- In Charts — This jibes which what I've always thought of Reagan, and reinforces my lifelong bafflement with his status as a hero to fiscal conservatives. Much of what is said and believed about him is simply not true on the face of the facts. (Via Dispatches From the Culture Wars.)

?otD: Where must the spice flow?



6/24/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.5 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 223.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 9/10 (post-infusion)
Currently (re)reading: Dune by Frank Herbert

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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2010-06-24 13:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Reagan: Quite the master of getting people to vote against their own best interest.

You've read what Hunter S. Thompson wrote about him back in the late 60s?
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ulfhirtha
User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-06-24 14:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Reagan: Slansky's "The Clothes Have No Emperor" just going through the news bits of each day from then seemed to sum it up well. The more recent "The Man Who Sold the World" has made clear some of the larger implications of it all (such as the denigration & hobbling of government having a corresponding impact on our ability to *have* national purpose or make effect large change). My goodness...America cut its own throat and cheered as it did so.

re: Jeb. I wonder how deep inside he's pushed that feeling of "I was supposed to be the one running for President!!!!".
A fundamental element of problem-solving is finding where you went wrong so not only can it be corrected but that won't happen in the future. By needing to defend his brother with "Jeb Bush said. “Who cares who’s to blame?”" he undermines himself as a leader as well as revealing the weakness of W's position even in his own family (that's the best you can do?)
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Chris Coen
User: clarentine
Date: 2010-06-24 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re ICR: So for now, they can't issue master's degrees in nonsense? The funny part is the reasoning — nothing to do with the intellectual bankruptcy of Creationism, everything to do with the ICR's lack of ability to follow a simple process. Which is apparently religious discrimination, according to them.

And they got Al Capone on tax evasion charges, IIRC. One uses the weapons that work, eh?
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Max Kaehn: Eats
User: slothman
Date: 2010-06-24 17:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Eats
The spice— Montreal steak seasoning, in particular— must flow onto a top round roast the night before I throw it in the oven for slow roasting.
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ulfhirtha
User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-06-24 22:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interesting to look at the "Dispatches" source article & see all the Reagan apologists appear.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-06-25 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:garden
If it's cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, it must flow into pumpkin muffins. By all rights.
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