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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-20 04:25
Subject: [links] Link salad is taken up by the fire in the sky
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Get Fuzzy on fiction as a foreign country — Hahahah.

Developing nations to bear cancer brunt, unprepared

Rural Pennsylvania WPA poster

The Republic of SpiesAbkhazia, one of the breakaway provinces over which Russia and Georgia fought in 2008, has been colonized by Russia’s state security services. And the locals are hardly thrilled.

Artificial meat? Food for thought by 2050 — It would solve some ethical problems, too.

Ten things I know about the mosque — Once again Roger Ebert is eloquent about conservative idiocy. His first point is far and away his best.

Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy TheoriesThe American radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion. "Radical right" is being far too kind. This stuff is mainstream conservative fare, supported daily by prominent Republican politicians and media figures.

?otD: Ever seen a UFO?




8/20/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (revisions)
Body movement: n/a (colonoscopy prep)
Hours slept: 6.75 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 241.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Destroyer by C.J. Cherryh

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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-08-20 15:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I do have an issue with #3. I sincerely hope that they do not move the mosque, if only because if they do they will give strength to this idea that religion must bow to the "community standards" of those around them and then how long is it before such standards are applied to other things.
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Josh English
User: joshenglish
Date: 2010-08-20 20:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When I was a kid I would look up into the bleak blue Nevada sky and see this speck of light moving very slowly.

I thought (hoped) it was Ultraman.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2010-08-20 20:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
> This stuff is mainstream conservative fare, supported daily by
> prominent Republican politicians and media figures.

1. Chemtrails - Never heard of it, don't believe in it.
2. Martial Law - Heard of it, don't know much about it, don't believe in it.
3. FEMA Concentration Camps - Heard of it, don't know much about it, don't believe in it.
4. Foreign Troops on U.S. Soil - Heard of it, don't know much about it, don't believe in it.
5. 'Door-to-Door' Gun Confiscations - Heard of it, think the theory as described in the article goes beyond the bounds of rationality, but there's a kernel of truth to it in that there are plenty of liberals who actually do want to ban guns.
6. 9/11 as Government Plot - Heard of it, read a lot about it, don't believe in it.
7. Population Control - Heard of it, don't know much about it, don't believe in it.
8. HAARP - Never heard of it, don't believe in it.
9. The Federal Reserve Conspiracy - Heard of it, read a bit about it, don't believe in it.
10. The North American Union - Heard of it, read a bit about it, don't believe in it.

So that's 10 out of 10 conspiracy theories that I don't believe, and I only give one of them even a tiny bit of partial credit.

You know, I consider myself a mainstream conservative, but if this is what mainstream conservatives believe, then I'm a moderate.

Of course, if I'm a moderate, where does that put you?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-08-21 00:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As I've observed before, you and I actually aren't all that far apart on a lot of things, but for some major, signature issues.
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