Perceptions — A fascinating, difficult blog about being nonneurotypical. (Via SL.)
A Pioneering Interstellar Text — Early, serious thought about interstellar flight, Yesterday's tomorrows, mmmm.
English Version Manchukuo Temporary Government Official Website — Ah, the things one finds doing research. East Asian monarchical revanchism.
Shocker: Obama to give America back to Indians — A secret U.N. plot revealed: First, they'll take Manhattan. More intellectual leadership from the American Right. Though the article does make a terrific point about strict Constitutionalism. Also why don't Scalia-style Constitutional originalists ever insist that America honor its various broken treaties with all the Indians whose lands we stole as we systematically removed and massacred them? I know that would entail giving them back the entirety of Oklahoma, among lots of other amusing things, but the supremacy of treaties is in the damn Constitution! Although I guess Article Six, with its federal supremacy clause and its no religious test talk, has always been the article that right-wingers are not particularly enthusiastic about. Being a Constitutional fundamentalist is a lot like being a Biblical fundamentalist. You justify whatever you want by appeal to the inviolate Revealed Word, and ignore the parts you don't like. That very inconsistency defeats the philosophical basis of their own position, every single time. (Via Dispatches From the Culture Wars.)
?otD: What are you doing New Year's Eve?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (Sunspin outline development)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Between books