Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad overflows the bowl

Poetry, Politics, Law or Fiction — Urban fantasy author J.A. Pitts with a moving essay on why he became a writer.

The Trivialities and Transcendence of Kickstarter — Crowdfunding creative projects. Hmm. See also @timpratt's efforts in this regard.

Glorious Socialism: Chinese Ladies in Propaganda Posters — I wonder if I should show these to [info]the_child?

Experimental Mach-20 aircraft set for launch at Vandenberg AFB

Genetically-Engineered Spermless Mosquitoes Offer Malaria Hope — "Spermless Mosquitoes" would be a great name for a rock band.

Surprise! Underwater volcano has erupted — Right here in my neighborhood. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Amazon UK's riot gear sales soar: Aluminum bats up 6,000%

By Helping a Girl Testify at a Rape Trial, a Dog Ignites a Legal Debate

God and Psychology

Evangelicals Question The Existence Of Adam And EveEvangelicals have to either face up to it or they have to stick their head in the sand. And if they do that, they will lose whatever intellectual currency or respectability they have. Um... (Via @MatchesMalone.)

Health care reform rules have GOP mum — Except for the Tea Party/lunatic fringe that controls their agenda, of course.

Why Michele Bachmann is no Sarah Palin — Bachmann's a smart politician with batshit policy positions that border on the insane.

Federal taxes minus spending — Hey, look! The red states mostly take in more money than they generate. Freeloading conservatives! (Also stone idiots, if they really want taxes cut further.)

?otD: How much wood could a woodchuck upchuck if a woodchuck could upchuck wood?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (3,100 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 225.6
Currently reading: A Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

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