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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-05-27 05:29
Subject: [links] Link salad girds for more medical intervention
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A reader reacts to "The Passion of Mother Vajpai" — Short fiction from me and [info]calendula_witch

A Library of Listening, Made by You

Record Tornado Season Caused by Climate Change?Unfortunately, no one knows. Weather is not climate. No single weather event is indicative of climate, no matter how much our friends at FOX point to snowstorms as evidence that climate change is a liberal plot. Weather trends, however, can be evidence for climate trends.

Doing Math Is For Ugly Girls

Japan: elderly engineers want 'final mission' to FukushimaA group of elderly Japanese engineers are prepared to come out of retirement to fix the Fukushima nuclear power plant for their final mission.

Pope ousts 'loose living' monks of Rome's Santa Croce monasteryVatican acts after reports of monks staging concerts featuring a former lap dancer and running hotel service. Obviously the fault of hippies. (Snurched from [info]crowleycrow.)

Oregon set to remove faith healing defense for parents — A bill "that would remove the defense of religious belief in the case of homicide". I will be very proud of my state if we get this completed — faith healing to exclusion of medical intervention is child abuse, pure and simple — and frankly astonished that our powerful conservatives allowed it.

Bradlee Dean Lashes Out Over Prayer Controversy — Amazingly, even conservatives can occasionally be embarrassed by the rabid Christianism they have spent the last few decades so vigorously enabling.

The GOP 2012 Field’s Weak Leaders

Alabama Lawmaker Abandons GOP Over New Law Aimed At Teachers

?otD: Would you like to be Raptured?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,200 more words on a non-fiction project)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 234.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-05-27 12:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excluding faith healing as a defense for failing to provide medical care to a child should be a relief to Christians who believe in it. After all, if you're forced to receive medical care by the state, then receiving care is not a sign that you lack faith, right? Because the only reason to refuse care is to show you have faith. If the choice is taken out of your hands, no problem? Right? Right?

Somehow I feel as if I have not resolved the whole problem for everyone...*sigh*
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User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-05-27 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: Given the company I'd apparently keep, I think I'd rather end up in Hell.

-- Steve knows that's not original, but it's accurate.
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Nicosian: don not taunt the octopus
User: nicosian
Date: 2011-05-27 13:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:don not taunt the octopus

Judging by some of the people who think they have first class tickets on Rapture Airways, I'll take my chances with the theoretical chance of the dude with the poky fork thing.

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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-05-27 16:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD: Would you like to be Raptured?

No. Because then I would be stuck in heaven with God, who, if he exists, I have a very low opinion of. Heaven isn't heaven if I'm leaving people behind who would be suffering because some sociopathic deity wanted to teach them a "lesson".
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