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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-27 07:31
Subject: [links] Link salad contemplates baked goods
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Walt Kelly’s Pogo and the Jabberwocky

How to Play Monkey-Pirate-Robot-Ninja-Zombie — (Via @jackwilliambell.)

Castle of the Maidens — Honestly, I think I liked the Monty Python version better.

The Must Have Poncho For This Season — (Thanks to David G., who threatened to give me this for my birthday.)

Ballard Street anent my recent post about the "idiots and assholes" theory of driving

Har Nuur, Mongolia — Since I've been posting images of Mongolia lately, here's one of Mongolia from orbit.

Luftwaffe: 1919 — Post-war disarmament. These kinds of pictures can haunt me.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Dave Weigel firing — More commentary on the 'liberal' media, among other things.

BP burning sea turtles alive — I'm glad industry self-regulation is working out so well for everyone. Enron, Wall Street derivatives, the BP oil spill: so nice to see conservative ideals proven out in the market place.

?otD: Bagels or doughnuts?



6/26/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.0 (good but interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 226.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (GI follies, sleep issues)
Currently (re)reading: Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

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bemused_leftist
User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-06-27 18:11 (UTC)
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BP blocking rescue of some turtles may be a legitimate complaint. But if the oil remains and spreads, the oil will kill the turtles anyway and many many other creatures over a larger area.

See the material toward the end of
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/25/bp-accused-of-killing-turtles

There is much to condemn BP for, but these stories seem unfair. No one is deliberately "corralling" the turtles; they are containing the oil to protect the animals in wider areas.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-06-27 18:14 (UTC)
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I think BP blocking the rescue is the issue here. It's in line with them getting Louisiana to close the beaches to the press — their PR strategy of continued minimization would be damaged by the images that would hit the wires along with the turtle rescue. That corporate cynicism is depressing.
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bemused_leftist
User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-06-27 18:27 (UTC)
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I certainly agree that blocking rescue and blocking the press is a legitimate complaint.

Still the headlines and the emphasis on the turtles, and expressions like 'burning alive' and 'deliberately corralling' seem unfair, misleading -- likely to harm the environmentalists' credibility.
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