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[links] Link salad follows her down for the kill

What Are You Reading on the Web?jimvanpelt asks the question from a writerly perspective.

Vintage US Parks Posters — Mmm. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

The Apple PR machine attenuates — iPhone 4, end of the world as Apple knows it?

Maya Blue and the Secret of LongevityPhysicists have finally discovered why a blue pigment used by the Mayans lasts so long. Archaeomimetics, your science word of the day.

The Language Police — Ta-Nehisi Coates on minority-majority relations, in this case through the lens of the gay community. The current dialogue between minority groups and the majority culture puts the burden of judgment on the minority, and casts us as the constant, ever-vigilant, school-marms, while the rest of the country goofs off. I would put that a little differently. As I've observed before, offense is defined in the eye of the offended in our current culture. That dynamic has significant flaws, but it has far fewer flaws than allowing the majority to dictate. So it goes. We all grow.

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed ForcesMikey Weinstein can be a brute and a zealot. He knows this and admits it freely. But he believes it's the only position a reasonable person can take when confronted with a faction dedicated to mutating the U.S. military into "a weaponized Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Cuccinelli warms to his task of climate change denial — Yet more conservative abuse of science for political gain. No matter how fervent your beliefs, ideology does not trump evidence. Period.

Rove: Not Defending Bush Against Accusations of Lying Was My ‘Biggest Mistake in the White House’Saying the commander-in-chief intentionally lied America into war is about the most serious accusation that can be leveled at a president. Well yes, except when it's true, Karl. There never were WMD in Iraq, and you guys went a long damned way to knowingly distort the intel enough to pretend otherwise. Iraq Study Group, anyone?

?otD: Do you feel like the king of the hill?



7/16/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (revision, editing and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 232.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert

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