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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-24 04:04
Subject: [links] Link salad heads for the Emerald City
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Tags:bokks, healthcare, mainspring, personal, politics, religion, reviews, science, tags: links, tech
I open my mouth only to change feet (with apologies to @jay_lake)@cacatopos on our Twitter exchange of yesterday regarding books and reader reactions, specifically anent Mainspring. Methinks the gracious gentleman takes too much mea culpa, but this is both amusing and interesting. (And here I am perpetuating the metaexchange by linking to his post.)

More Evidence for Enceladus Ocean — Surf's up, dudes. Interplanetary kowabunga.

TV and soda: Small habits cause excess pounds — Duh?

There’s something magical about watching patterns emerge from data — Ben Goldacre on study sizes.

New Math in HIV FightStatistical Method Evolves From Physics to Wall Street to Battle Against AIDS.

Everything You Think You Know About the Collapse of the Soviet Union Is Wrong — St. Reagan did it!

Top Expert: Disputed McKinsey Health Care Study Akin To Push Poll — Gosh, even more conservative distortions about healthcare. Inconceivable, such pandering from our paragons of moral rectitude on the Right.

Sometimes, we make progressPharyngula on flat Eartherism, which has ever bit as much Biblical and empirical validity as Creationism, and should be treated with absolutely the same level of respect.

Ga.’s farm-labor crisis going exactly as planned — Golly, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of conservatives. When you live in the land of magical counterfactuals, getting what you wish for can be a dangerous thing. Meanwhile, out here in the reality-based community...

Christian conservative group calls on Sen. Vitter to follow Weiner's lead and resign — I don't agree with hardly a thing these guys stand for, but I have to applaud a conservative group for actually being intellectually consistent and standing against the rampant hypocrisy of their own movement.

Romney's Dilemma — Mitt Romney, abortion and the Republican voter base. Good luck with that one, Mittens.

?otD: Seattle or Portland?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Kalimpura revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 229.8
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-06-24 13:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, based in Forest, Va. said, "I don't think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate."

So, Vitter should resign not because what he did was wrong, and not because he is a hypocrite, but because as long as he's in office, he can be used to point out the hypocrisy of the Republican party and the Family Values movement.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-06-24 13:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
At least they're acknowledging the profound hypocrisy of the Family Values movement at all...
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-06-24 14:13 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Portland > Seattle, most definitely.
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User: barbarienne
Date: 2011-06-24 15:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re the collapse of the Soviet Union: Wait, what? This is a surprise?

I mean, I was a teenager during most of Gorby's years, and I didn't give a fuck about the news, but even I saw that the changes were happening there because the Soviet government, in the form of Mr. Gorbachev, was actively reforming. I didn't quite expect it to be the revolution it was, but Gorbachev always seemed to me like a noble figure from a fantasy novel--the guy who went in and did what had to be done to save everyone, even at the sacrifice of his own power. The ultimate "reform from within" idealist sort of thing.

Maybe I could see that because I was a teenager, at that idealist age.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-06-25 02:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: I refuse to choose between them because I love them both. So there [g].
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