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[links] Link salad goes back to the oncologist again

Letters to MycroftThe true story of the 'Great Hiatus' told via Holmes' cables and letters to his brother Mycroft.

Scrivener's Error on GBS, Borders and the NFL — The NFL is having a lockout?

Inside zombie brains: Sci-fi teaches science — Brains...

1940 sign from a British country club instructs on how to golf around the Nazi bombs

Twitter is in Denial About its Massive Spam ProblemTwitter doesn't seem to have enough incentive to eliminate auto-spawned accounts -- and that's a larger problem than most of us realize.

Ironic Headline of the YearSean Hannity To Host Special Report On Media Bias For Fox News. Hahahaha.

State Dept. wants to make it harder to get a passport — This is just nuts. Also, I am reliably informed that most of this crap would irrelevant to State, and is likely originating from elsewhere in the government. FBI or Homeland Security, presumably. ETA: [info]pnh points out by way of correction that my summary of the story about the State Department's proposed new passport application leaves out the widely-reported fact that it's intended for people who weren't born inside the US, weren't born in a medical facility, or whose birth wasn't legally documented within a year of its occurrence.

The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru — Andrew Wakefield is further proof that reality is no defense against people's passionate need to believe. (Via Mike Brotherton.)

Right wing upset that gays pressured law firm to drop DOMA case. How dare we be intolerant of their intolerance?

Opponents of gay marriage getting slimy and desperate — Yep. Still no principled stance against gay marriage. Only prejudice and hate dressed in religious "principle".

Fact-Checking's Got Nothing To Do With It — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the racist fraud of birtherism. The question isn't "Is Obama a citizen?" It's "Why does a large swath of America, virtually all of it conservative and white, believe that Obama isn't a citizen?"

"Birther" claims debunked in new report — Also, this just in: creationism disproved, tax cuts do not raise revenue. As usual, the facts are biased against the conservative worldview.

Republicans are being held hostage by their baseRepublicans have a problem. Their base is killing them. [...] the loopy, enraged divorce from reality of the Tea Potniks has infected the entire party. And it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of opportunistic hypocrites.

?otD: Did one thing lead to another?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,200 words to wrap a new short fiction project, some WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 246.2
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea

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    Being right or being happy: pilot study — Which kind of reminds me of my “justice versus peace” parable I sometimes tell. (Via David Goldman.)…

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