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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-18 04:16
Subject: [links] Link salad is back on the chemo pump
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Tags:cars, cool, culture, language, links, personal, photos, politics, race, science
Aerotropolis: An Interview With Greg Lindsay — A fascinating bit of futurism. (Snurched from Tobias Buckell.)

English V3.31 &mdash Some funny language neepery.

American Concept Cars Showcase, Part 1 — From our friends at Dark Roasted Blend of course.

Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats — Another awesome APOD image, this one with a hilarious cutline.

Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decadeBad Astronomy rebuts.

Herman Cain on Why ‘The Black Guy Is Winning’: Jeffrey GoldbergLook, he was raised in Kenya, his mother was white from Kansas and her family had an influence on him, it’s true, but his dad was Kenyan, and when he was going to school he got a lot of fellowships, scholarships, he stayed in the academic environment for a long time. He spent most of his career as an intellectual. While Obama was neither born nor raised in Kenya, such blatant counterfactuals (we used to call them "lies" until 35% of the population decided that anything they believed must be true) makes a great line for conservatives looking to legitimize their Obama hate. But Cain's clear-cut implication that going to school and becoming an academic or an intellectual is a bad thing... that's one of those lines of conservative thought that that I utterly fail to comprehend. On the other hand, as educated liberal-progressive, I've never found reason to be proud of my areas of ignorance. Listening to people like Bachmann, Cain and Palin, it's easy to that think ignorance is something all too many conservatives are very proud of.

?otD: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemotherapy)
Body movement: n/a (chemotherapy), possibly a short suburban walk to come
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid) plus 3.5+ hours of napping
Weight: n/a
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-06-18 12:51 (UTC)
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Carmen is tucked away on a shelf under the Commodore 64 in the other room.
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User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-06-18 13:30 (UTC)
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AotD: I don't know where she is now, but I want to go where she has been.
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User: history_monk
Date: 2011-06-18 17:07 (UTC)
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"We're mean, we're paranoid, we're stupid and we're proud."

A key line from "This Ain't Your Country Any More" by musical commedian Mitch Benn. Written at the height of the GWB administration, and thus slightly inadequate to today's Republicans.

Lyrics at http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~tsk23/Songs/benn.html; music at many good websites.
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slweippert: facepaw
User: slweippert
Date: 2011-06-18 19:11 (UTC)
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I get why the ultra-right wingers hate education. An ignorant populace will believe them when they re-write history to suit their ends, or claim science doesn't work, or OSHA isn't good for workers, or union jobs are bad for employment, etc., etc. and so on. There are so many of examples.

Educated people say "Wait a minute! That's not what I remember from school."
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