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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-08-17 04:55
Subject: [links] Link salad leaves home once more
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Tags:cancer, culture, healthcare, links, personal, politics, science, uk

Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus

Study: Oxygen appeared earlier on Earth

Rethinking The Riots; How Do We Really See Class?

Amid Rise of Multiculturalism, Dutch Confront Their Questions of Identity

What Obama Can Learn From Harry Truman

Who’s Really Responsible For U.S. Debt Downgrade — The GOP is now pretending that they never said default was no big deal. As usual, Your Liberal Media is dutifully reporting the latest GOP talking points as if they were true. Here’s a bunch of Republican pols on the record.

Is Rick Perry a ’sucker,’ or was he just lying?It seems far likelier, in other words, that Rick Perry didn’t get suckered by this urban legend, but was retelling it to his audience in order to sucker them — to sucker them into supporting his candidacy, to sucker them into thinking that government is always their enemy, and to sucker them into thinking that unfettered, unregulated giant corporations are their friends.

?otD: Reno?


8/17/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,600 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 226.8
Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-08-17 13:17 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Nope. Portland.
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blueheron
User: heron61
Date: 2011-08-17 20:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Rethinking The Riots; How Do We Really See Class?

I am again reminded of the LA riots of '92. I was in LA at the time, and the local news showed numerous images of people who were clearly well off looting stores in middle class neighborhoods selling high end stereos and electronics, but the national news only showed images of looting by the poor in the worst parts of the city. What I learned from the LA riots was that once the social order breaks down enough there are people from all social classes who will look at this as an opportunity to simply take what they want.
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