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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-29 08:40
Subject: [links] Link salad is with the high command
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Alma Alexander announces the publication of the anthology River — In which I have a story, a brief post-apocalyptic piece set in the Columbia gorge.

Mountain Shadows

Police Actions and Media Coverage of Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street: Outing the Ringers

The Rage Of A Privileged Class — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the politics of NYPD. [info]pnh with more on this at Making Light.

Oh How They Loved Sarah Palin — A little restrospecitve on the Right Wing commentariat's love feast for the First Grifter.

Paul Ryan, Defender Of The Safety NetThe GOP thinks that conservatives are eager to develop a self-image of themselves as the real friends of the poor. From the part whose candidates consistently call the poor lazy leeches and undercut every effort to help them. Hypocrisy much, Rep. Ryan? Slackivist with more on this, in detail.

?otD: Can you hear me running??

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: none (on the chemo pump)
Hours slept: 11.25 hours (solid overnigt plus napping)
Weight: 221.0
Currently (re)reading: Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

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User: kshandra
Date: 2011-10-29 16:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:80s Child
At the moment, there is not a gun and ammunition just inside the doorway. Tuesday night, watching the Occupy Oakland footage, gridlore was having to work HARD not to blow our rent money on changing that.
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User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-10-29 19:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
About the Republican hypocrisy about helping the poor. The way I usually frame my anti-Republican-qua-poor-helpers argument is to point out that they only want to help people who, starting from the "level playing field," suffered from some inequality (war wounds or legal torts) that kept them from succeeding. Burden of proving that you started on the level playing field (rather than dropping yourself below it, which you're assumed to have done until proven otherwise) and that what happened to you was really wrong rests on you. Problem: if something wrong was done to you, you have avenues of legal recourse, such as pressing charges or suing in equity court. Problem 2: if your problem was that Republican policy or some nebulous thing like sexism, racism, homophobia, neglect by parents or teachers, insufficient education, or other "unprovable" disadvantage, you don't qualify as someone who started from the level. So Republican charity only helps those who had already been helped - by schools, good parents, socioeconomic infrastructure, lack of prejudice, etc.

WWJND: that.
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User: oaksylph
Date: 2011-10-29 19:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And ditto kshandra to some extent. I was mad when the first canister hit. Throwing a second canister at people rushing to help him, however, blew my shit out of the water. That's got to be some kind of war crime.
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