Testing, the Chinese Way — (Via willyumtx.)
Family win $1.5 million in autism-vaccine payout — If you read this story carefully, there seems to be a legitimate thread of science in it given that a rare genetic disorder is involved, but the anti-vaxers are going to run hard with this as if it were applicable across the general population.
Anthropology and Changing Myths vs. "Eternal" Scripture — Ah, Truth as an absolute. So much of the world would be so much more peaceful if people could let of that conviction. (Via lt260.)
Challenge to Hate Crimes Act Dismissed — Once again with that weird idea some conservatives hold that being limited in their expressions of bigotry and discrimination is itself a form of bigotry and discrimination.
Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair, Threatened With 'Bullet In The Head' — Once more we hear the reasonable, measured tones of conservative rhetoric at work.
Newt Gingrich Is So Off, He's Not Even Wrong — This story in regard to Gingrich's bizarre remarks about Obama's alleged African socialism. Of course, the headline is generally applicable, along the lines of "Sun rises in east." More on this from Ta-Nehisi Coates, examining the underlying assumptions.
Intolerance — Park51 and Islam in America, as we betray our own values.
The Talibanization of America — Viewed from Pakistan, the rise of U.S. Islamophobia looks depressingly familiar. Another wonderful gift from your Republican Party and the American conservative movement.
?otD: Have you been taught how to play Monopoly and how to sing in the rain?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 251.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Worldshaker by Richard Harland