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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-27 05:36
Subject: [links] Link salad can kill you with its mind
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Tags:africa, business, gay, guns, personal, politics, process, science, sex, writing

Two Writers In Dialogue: A Conservative Evangelical And Gay Liberal Can Be Friends? Part 1

Two Writers In Dialogue: A Conservative Evangelical And Gay Liberal Can Be Friends? Part 2

Four years into the ebook revolution: things we know and things we don’t know

That’s it, I’m done with the internet for today. I think I’ll go outside. — Hilariously random YouTube video, not utterly worksafe or brainsafe for several reasons. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

2,000-Year-Old Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online

Invisible Ink Made Out of Engineered Bacteria

Fire in the Sky and on the Ground — The aurora australis, photographed from the ISS, and some Australian wildfires.

One third Of Sun-Like Stars Have Earth-Like Planets In Habitable Zone — Special creation my ass.

The Fraying of a Nation’s Decency — The things the article is talking about are fundamental outcomes of the application of conservative principles.

The bogus `third party’ dodge

Obama Rips Perry, GOP Debate Audience: Not Who We Are — You’re damned skippy that’s not who we are. “Let him die” isn’t an American sentiment. It never should be.

Correcting the Abysmal ‘New York Times’ Coverage of Occupy Wall StreetMore on this from Dangerous Minds. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Palin ‘on the Verge’ of Decision About Presidential Run — The circus is thinking about whether to come to town. That’s just what the GOP field needs — the kind of gravitas Palin can bring.

Romney and the “Apology Tour” — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Romney, foreign policy, and another of the stream of knowing, self-serving lies put forth by the GOP to rile their base.

?otD: Do you always cut your apples?

Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 223.6
Currently reading: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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User: eljaydaly
Date: 2011-09-27 12:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Speaking as a registered member of a very real, not "fabled," third party, I dispute the premise that a reasoned desire for a larger (than two) spectrum of political choices is a "dodge," much less "bogus." Sargent seems to be arguing that the "Dems are far closer than the GOP to filling the fabled ideological middle" so therefore the only reasonable choice is to vote for them. I've come to have the differing opinion, after several decades of voting in just that manner, that a better solution for me is to spend my political energy trying to change our poisonous two-party tug-of-war, rather than continuing to be an enabler of it. But then again, my interest in third parties has nothing to do with "the middle," as discussed in that opinion piece.

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User: mastadge
Date: 2011-09-27 13:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah. We need a third party and more because the two existing big parties are so similar, and the national pastime of choosing between them is so incredibly useless and wasteful and harmful.
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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2011-09-27 13:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lyles constant
Following the link to the one funny weird video (yay!) I stumbled upon another quite funny weird one:
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-09-27 20:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: Yes. Due to long-term jaw issues, biting into a whole apple is not a good idea for me.
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