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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-01 08:30
Subject: [links] Link salad says good morning, weathercock
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You Love Your iPhone. Literally. — Things that make you say, hmmm.

http://www.jlake.com/The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects — Some interesting photography. (Snurched from Noise and Signal

Gov. Schweitzer pushing single payer in Montana, ahead of Affordable Care Act — Interesting.

Girl accused of blasphemy for a spelling error — More appalling religious idiocy.

DOJ Inspector General: Yeah, We Were Wrong About Those $16 Muffins — And how many angry conservatives inflamed by Rush Limbaugh and FOX New will ever hear the retraction? Of those few who do, how many will dismiss it as liberal spin? So another GOP lie lurches on.

Is America becoming a house divided against itself? — Interesting piece, but the author notably fails to mention that one of the most divisive forces in American culture for the past four decades has been one political party promoting division, resentment and anger in order to activate their voting base.

Phony Fear FactorRepublican assertions about what ails the economy are pure fantasy, at odds with all the evidence. Should we be surprised? Um, no.

A Tea Party Darling’s Offer on Social Security — Hypocrisy much? Like Ayn Rand, another conservative darling who took Social Security payments while vigrously opposing such programs. (Thanks to my Dad.)

http://www.jlake.com/The Quiet Death of Compassionate ConservatismWhen Texas Governor Rick Perry, a bear of little brain, on Thursday found himself in the position of having to take back criticism of his fellow Republicans after having said that they are “heartless” if they can’t see their way clear to educate children in America, regardless of their legal status, you know that the barest pretense of human kindness no longer has any utility to the Republican base.

Study: Tobacco Firms’ Own Research Showed Dangers — News that the tobacco companies have suppressed negative research on a project is on a par with “man bites dog.” Also an excellent counterargument for the conservative fetish of industry self-regulation. Me, unlike Republican voters who howl about the evil of regulations, I like clean air and water, and safe consumer products.

?otD: Do the leaves spin from October and whip around your tail?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (took the day off)
Body movement: 0.0 hour (on chemo)
Hours slept: 10.75 hours (solid overnight plus naps)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh before I ate)
Currently reading: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-10-01 15:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the (kinda horrific) piece about the girl expelled from school over a misspelling, I noted the following:
The next day, male students of the POF colony school as well as certain religious elements took out a rally, demanding the registration of a criminal case against the eighth-grader and her expulsion from the area.

Italics mine. That's an interesting usage I've never seen before.
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Jay Lake: signs-grammar_crisis_room
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-10-01 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pakstani English usage, I believe. Which has a lot more in common with British usage than with American usage.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-10-01 16:13 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Not yet, although yesterday I had some Very Satisfying scrunching through Fall leaves sessions along various trails in Forest Park and witnessed quite a few leaves make their way downward.
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-10-01 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I'd be interested in what you think of Emperor of Maladies. Obviously I found it fascinating.

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Kevin Roche
User: kproche
Date: 2011-10-01 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: Bad link...
The Quiet Death of Compassionate Conservatism link is broken; the article can be found at
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
User: matociquala
Date: 2011-10-02 01:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How'd you fare last night?
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