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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-28 05:27
Subject: [links] Link salad wakes up sad
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Tags:culture, links, personal, politics, process, religion, reviews, science, steampunk
Some Thoughts on Two Anthologies — A review of Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's anthologies The New Weird and Steampunk, in which I get two shoutouts.

Bad Decisions and the Midlist Writer — Kris Rusch with more on the changes in publishing.

In the Year 3030, Everyone Will Still Read

Cenesthetic Hallucination — Weird vision trick, but cool. (Thanks to SF.)

Could Cows Make Biofuels Better?Enzymes found in the animals' digestive tract could be the key. It's the photo with this article that really does it for me. Reminds me of John Barth's The Floating Opera.

Tumbler: 1910 — A rotary coal car unloader. Yes, someone thought it was a good idea to turn railroad cars upside down. Shorpy, putting a little punk in your steam.

Strong Clerical Support for a Woman's Right to Choose Does Exist — But not in real America! (Thanks to ubiquitous_a.)

Bachmann: America Was Founded On Diversity — Just when you thought conservatives couldn't get any more ignorant. "How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups all across the world," she said. "It didn't matter the color of their skin, it didn't matter their language, it didn't matter their economic status. Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn't that remarkable?" Those Founders she loves so much had a thing or two to say about skin color right in that there Constitution she loves so much.

?otD: What makes you happy?



1/28/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours 3,000 new words on Sunspin book one, plus some WRPA.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 251.2
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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S-47/19-J
User: shsilver
Date: 2011-01-28 13:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Those Founders she loves so much had a thing or two to say about skin color right in that there Constitution she loves so much.

But those parts weren't read during the Constitution reading on the floor of the House, so they never were written.

And I'm totally loving One of Our Thursdays Is Missing, especially feedback loops and syntax errors.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2011-01-28 13:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
the vision trick was cool :)
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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-01-28 13:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Has to be the *right* diversity, you understand.
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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2011-01-28 13:56 (UTC)
Subject: Local Loon
The only enjoyment I can get out of the local loon, Michele Bachmann, is the number of times her name is misspelled in the media.

That's Michele -- one "L" short of a full load -- Bachmann with an extra "N" for extra nuttiness.
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-01-28 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Anderson Cooper's take-down of her was a thing of beauty.
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ubiquitous_a: Obama-ivoteteaparty
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-01-28 17:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Obama-ivoteteaparty
I'd love to see her get interviewed by Rachel Maddow. Better yet, have them both on Meet the Press together.
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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2011-01-28 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Those Founders she loves so much had a thing or two to say about skin color right in that there Constitution she loves so much.

State constitutions and legislative bodies, actually. The US Constitution formally acknowledges the existence of "servile" and "unfree" status, but does not limit it to any particular set of skin colors.

This is the precise issue that led to the Civil War, in fact. Because the US Constitution didn't mandate slavery, for a long time there was no way for the slave states to enforce the authority to catch runaway slaves in the free states. Justice Taney, in the Dred Scott decision, closed that loophole, and thus made the war inevitable.
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ubiquitous_a: Obama-ivoteteaparty
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2011-01-28 17:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Obama-ivoteteaparty
"Just when you thought conservatives couldn't get any more ignorant. "How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups all across the world," she said. "It didn't matter the color of their skin, it didn't matter their language, it didn't matter their economic status. Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn't that remarkable?" Those Founders she loves so much had a thing or two to say about skin color right in that there Constitution she loves so much.

Not to mention which, she was totally wrong when it came to economic status as well. In addition to slaves, there were plenty of poor people in indentured/bonded service that were certainly not treated as much more than slaves themselves. And that status went across ethnicities of many kinds. Also, as someone on TV or radio pointed out (sorry, I can't remember who), other various ethnicities were also discriminated against quite heavily.....for instance, the Irish and the Chinese immigrants.

Also, the whole 3/5ths of a person thing in the Constitution had a greater meaning behind it than I had thought until recently. I did a diary recently that discussed how slaveowners actually used the numbers of their slaves to help build the Congressional representation and power of Southern states. Also how they kind of do the same thing now.....but with prison inmates who can't vote any more than slaves could.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/1/12/935800/-The-Use-of-SlavesPrisoners-to-Build-Political-Power-in-South-and-Rural-Districts

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They Didn't Ask Me: santa-fe-pa-1
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2011-01-29 03:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:santa-fe-pa-1
Eventually they invented rotary couplers, so they could rotate hopper cars along the line of the couplers and keep the train together while dumping the contents. Usually dumps several hoppers at once.

Dr. Phil
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Mapes
User: mapescapacity
Date: 2011-01-30 13:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Here is an old film of one of the coal dumpers in the photo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij57fJ-9dBE&feature=related
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Mapes
User: mapescapacity
Date: 2011-01-30 13:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love the black frames that say copyright T.A.Edison with chalk or scratched into the film. Just goes to show you how crazy he was about intellectual property.
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