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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-16 05:09
Subject: [links] Link salad files its nails while they're dragging the lake
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Tags:books, calendula, chicago, culture, funny, grief, links, personal, politics, reviews, science, sex, stories, tech
Electric Velocipede 21/22 reviewed — Including "In the Beginnings" by [info]calendula_witch and me.

A reader comments on my cancer novella The Specific Gravity of Grief — The resonances for her are unfortunately strong.

Ken Scholes is looking for company in Chicago Thursday evening — If you're in Chicagoland, say howdy.

Light-Emitting Rubber Could Sense Structural Damage — I so totally misread this headline.

A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans — Great article about machine cognition, but I especially like the 'Paris Hilton problem'. (Via my Dad.)

Reagan and Reality — Two words you don't often see in the same sentence...

In Haley Barbour's Mississippi: Civil War Looms Over License Plates — Mmm, classy. Nope, no racism here. Move along, boy, nothing to see.

South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers — And the rational discourse of the American Right takes another step on the road to civility in their obsession with forced pregnancy.

Terrorism and Magical Thinking — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on the proposed South Dakota abortion law, including a fascinating riff on why the politics of forced pregnancy have been so successful.

Mitch Daniels and the 2012 Field — Some thoughts on 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitch Daniels from conservative commentator Daniel Larison.

?otD: Watching the detectives do what, precisely?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (copy edits on Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 251.4
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk

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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2011-02-16 14:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I so totally misread this headline."

You are not alone.
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mlerules: hello rifle
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-16 15:04 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Keyword:hello rifle
shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot & beat a guy up 'til the teardrops start
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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-02-16 16:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Here's the thing I don't get: why the hell are they wanting to roll back just about every protection we've managed to win? Child-labor laws, minimum wage laws, making abortion so difficult to get that people may end up not even trying? God damn...
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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-02-16 21:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Because those protections were instituted long ago, in the days when communism was a threat and we had to prove that people were better off under capitalism. Then we went and won the cold war and now the unregulated free market ideology has no significant opposition to whom it has to prove it's a better system. Well, the economic ones, anyway. The abortion stuff is a different story.
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oaksylph: wollemi
User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-02-16 19:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
North Dakota was working on a total abortion ban - no exceptions for rape or incest - and now a total ban, no exceptions is before the Iowa House of Representatives.

Do not want. But so I maked you a present.

What will it take?
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