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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-05-10 05:07
Subject: [links] Link salad goes back into the OR
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A reader comments on Green and the Flowers books — I rather like this review.

Publishing -- The Short Synopsis

[info]mlerules on my hair styling session of yesterday

Adventures in health insurance[info]cathshaffer with a summary of her experiences amid the reality of independent health insurance.

A Trip Around the Moon: Yours for $150 MillionSpace Adventures announces a tourist seat aboard a new moon mission. Damn it, I need to put out a tip jar or something.

Student discovers new virus in ancient cave mudAdventurous 20-year-old Purdue University student was exploring an ancient glacial cave, untouched since the last ice age, when she made the discovery.

4.5 billion-year-old meteorite yields new mineral

A Prophet Who Dares Admit the Limits of Prophecy — Interesting snippet on pundits and punditry.

Hasidic newspaper edits Hillary out of Situation Room photoA publication brushed both women present out of the iconic image. I really don't understand how this isn't both bigoted and flat stupid. Freedom of religion certainly includes the freedom to be flat wrong, but one of my biggest quarrels with faith is the editing of reality it seems to require from many believers.

Secret Pakistani Deal with US on Bin Laden

The Unwisdom of Elites — Paul Krugman on how we got into the current economic mess.

Falsehood? Or Mostly Accurate Prediction?Republicans want to gut the medical safety net, and old people will die prematurely as a result. That's not a nice thing to say in polite company, but it's the truth. Yep. Compassionate conservatism for the win.

GOP finding it hard to make progressRepublicans struggle to appease the right and appeal to the center, resulting in fits and starts in the party's agenda. Their retreat on Medicare is a prime example. Really? But pandering to the base while sending psychotically mixed messages to the center has always worked so well for them in the past. (Sadly, I am not being sarcastic.)

Tea Party Leader: We'll Take The Debt Ceiling Hike If You Put Gay Troops Back In The Closet — As my friends on the Right keep assuring me, the Tea Party is about ordinary Americans concerned with small government and fiscal responsibility. No social backlash or bigotry here, no sirree bob. That's why the Tea Party was so vocal during the Bush administration, when government intrusiveness ballooned and the deficit spiraled out of control. Under a white president. Oops. Was that my outside voice?

?otD: When's the last time you had surgery?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (busy with surgery prep, etc.)
Body movement: 0 minutes (surgery prep)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 241.4
Currently reading: Sasha 124 by Alex Tillson

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scarlettina: Abomination!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-05-10 14:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re: the Hasidic newspaper: Couldn't agree more. These people talk about not printing pictures of women because it's a matter of modesty and respect. What they're really doing is removing women from life and relevance. They don't practice any form of Judaism I recognize.

Last time I had surgery? Five or six years ago. Laparoscopy on my right knee. Next time? This coming Thursday. We are siblings under the knife this week. ::hug::
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User: mcjulie
Date: 2011-05-10 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love your icon.

I also find it incredibly hard to believe that Hillary Clinton, sitting down at a desk in her characteristic pantsuit, and another woman who was visible only from the neck up posed any threats to anyone's "modesty."

Good luck on your surgery.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-05-10 15:37 (UTC)
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Mrs. Clinton is a married woman showing her natural hair. According to modesty rules, a woman's hair should always be covered, seen only by her husband.

And thanks for the wishes. :-)
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User: mcjulie
Date: 2011-05-10 15:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, okay. Well, they could have photoshopped a hair covering.
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User: sillylilly_bird
Date: 2011-05-10 14:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
last surgery: late May 2008 - removal of a screw due to the breakage/death of the proximal end of the scaphoid leaving the screw exposed

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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-05-10 15:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD: When's the last time you had surgery?

September 1, 2010: foot surgery. Somehow given what you're dealing with that feels kind of frivolous, but you did ask.

And I was bowled over by the kindness and professionalism of every person I dealt with at the surgical center. I'm still bowled over by it, eight months later.
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Bruce E. Durocher II
User: bedii
Date: 2011-05-10 15:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Your link "GOP finding it hard to make progress" redirects to the page you're on when you click it.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-05-10 17:28 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
I had plantars wart removed from my foot mebbe 7/8 years ago.
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User: swan_tower
Date: 2011-05-10 18:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Last surgery was on my right ankle, to repair a torn anterior talofibular ligament, in March of last year.

I had surgery on the same ankle (for a bone problem) when I was nine. This one, I was twenty-nine. If I have to have surgery on the same damn ankle again when I'm forty-nine, I will be writing strongly worded letters to the manufacturer and asking for a refund.

Oh, wait. >_<
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User: barbarienne
Date: 2011-05-10 20:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The newspaper editing the women out of the picture would have been marginally acceptable if they had simply put two person-shaped black areas in the image. That would avoid showing the women (in accordance with their religious laws, which they are allowed to follow no matter how fucked up you or I might consider them), without pretending the women weren't there. It would at least be intellectually honest. "There were some goyim women here, but we won't show them to you."

Also, ?otD answer: tonsilectomy, three months ago. Healed quite well and I don't snore anymore!

Edited at 2011-05-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-05-10 23:35 (UTC)
Subject: Heck, even Barry Goldwater knew...
...there was nothing wrong with gay troops.

Ban on Gays is Senseless Attempt to Stall the Inevitable, by Barry M. Goldwater

And of course, Goldwater was a frequent target of the Religious Right because he gave some of the earliest warnings about how bad things could get if they took over the Republican party.
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