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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-15 05:21
Subject: [links] Link salad launches another work week
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Tags:cancer, cool, healthcare, links, personal, politics, religion, science, tech

Breast Cancer Marketing Has A Pink Problem — As I’ve commented before, colon cancer kills more people (though fewer women) than breast cancer, but I’ve never seen a brown ribbon campaign.

Simple Yet Smart Cubes Go On Sale — I want a set of these!

Flight deck of shuttle Discovery — Cool. (Via David Goldman.)

UN Climate Report Fails to Capture Arctic Ice Thinning Reality: MIT — There goes reality with that liberal bias again.

Government Is the Solution — I really like this essay at Daily Kos.

Christian privilege invisible to privileged Christians — This is why you hear Christianist conservatives complaining about oppression of their religion. Idiots.

Bachmann ‘submission’ question was offensive — Hmm. I think it’s valid, given that Evangelical Christianity makes a strong distinction between the roles of men and women.

Rachel Maddow: Rick Perry May Be The Face Of A Christian Movement Seeking Political Domination

?otD: Monday much?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (3,600 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 226.6
Currently reading: The Magicians by Lev Grossman</p>

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-08-15 12:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, goody, I get to be the first to point out the obvious: people would much rather think about boobies than about poopy. Re: the article, I'm not sure what they're saying. I sometimes wonder where these researchers GET their survey participants...

And more to the point: Yesterday I walked the 1-Mile in the Omaha Colon Cancer Society's Boxer 500 race. Racers were encouraged to wear their boxers, so of course there were many, many cute and funny and jaw-dropping versions of the classic ol' boxer. I thought that was a really cute way to tie into a subject some would find objectionable in public. We raised $12,000 with some 200+ racers.

And no, I didn't keep track of my time: it was Granny-time, LOL.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-08-15 14:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I got to play with a (double set) of Sifteo cubes the other day. They are amazingly cool--the first "really there's no reason to own a tech toy except that I want it" thing that has really lodged in my hindbrain.
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User: kuangning
Date: 2011-08-15 17:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think that if you've made a point of telling people how you changed your mind on an important life issue because your husband told you to and you submitted to him, you have to expect people to ask how far that submission will go if you're elected to the nation's highest office. They've been vetting you -- but if your husband is going to be able to tell you what to do and you'll feel obliged to submit, they should be vetting him instead, or at least "as well". It's only natural that they'd want to know that upfront.
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User: cissa
Date: 2011-08-18 03:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Which is also relevant, I think, for Catholics (who are subject to the Pope) and Mormons (who are subject to church leadership).

Plus- as far as I can see, Bachman's flavor of "biblical" chrisianity utterly forbids women to be in any aspect of power over men, in any way- so she has no business in politics at all, according to her own expressed principles.
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Perdix: Buffy
User: perdix
Date: 2011-08-16 00:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ha! I've got a colon cancer awareness bracelet and it's blue. My gastroenterologist's office gives them out to remind people to get colonoscopies!
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Twilight: Daria
User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-08-16 04:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bachmann ‘submission’ question was offensive — Hmm. I think it’s valid, given that Evangelical Christianity makes a strong distinction between the roles of men and women. More to the point, she herself has said she is subservient to her husband - that begs the question of who the hell one would be actually voting for!
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