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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-01 05:23
Subject: [links] Link salad enjoyed the reading
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A reader reacts to Endurance — I think they liked it.

The Self-Sabotaging Writer — Kameron Hurley on the perils of being a writer. (Via Steve Buchheit.)

What the Nook MeansA new Nook's on its way. Can it save books?

The Milhous Collection A meticulously assembled selection of mechanical musical instruments, vintage automobiles and more. (Via [info]danjite.)

Cloud Cover’s Role in Exoplanet Studies

Study measures mammalian growth spurtIt takes 24 million generations for mouse-sized mammals to evolve into elephants — but shrinking back is much faster.

Mind-reading program translates brain activity into wordsThe research paves the way for brain implants that would translate the thoughts of people who have lost power of speech.

[info]cassiealexander on Rick Santorum, privilege, healthcare, and sick kids — What she says.

The End of Health Insurance Companies — I don't think I actually believe this piece, but it's a nice thought.

Inside the heresy filesInterrogation. Surveillance. Ethnic profiling. Censorship. The words come from 21st-century headlines, but they have an ancient pedigree. Cullen Murphy on how the Inquisition ignited the modern police state. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

McConnell’s Revisionist History: Congress Gave Obama Everything He Wanted! — Can he possibly believe this? McConnell, of all people? More to the point, why does anybody else believe this?

Marsh on Obama: The Party’s Over — Sigh.

Delusions of Obama the IdiotIt's amazing that the GOP has somehow convinced itself that Obama is some kind of beguiling intellectual lightweight. Once you accept that ideology trumps reality, it's easy to put faith in any whackdoodle idea that enters one's head.

Gingrich, Romney, and “Reckoning with the Base”

Romney versus Gingrich slugfest is harbinger of Republican civil war — We can only hope. Meanwhile, I continue to marvel at the Republican base's vitriolic view of liberals, who are guilty of bringing America such heinous sins as the forty hour work week, paid vacations, child labor laws, clean air and water, and other such violations of our civil rights, all over the strong objections of conservatives.

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers — Don't worry, it will be back. Oppressing the poor is a club sport for the GOP.

Huh? Mitt claims Newt outspent him in S.C. — Huh. Republicans lying about each other. The candidates and party leadership know it doesn't matter. The message always trumps facts. The low information voters who make up the GOP base will just nod and follow along like they always do.

The Myth of the American Political Intelligence Gap

?otd: When's the last time you attended a live reading?




2/1/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Weight: 228.8
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-02-01 14:38 (UTC)
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Actually, I do think the trend is heading toward managed care or associated care organizations. Kaiser is busily revamping itself to put a greater emphasis on that, for one, and they've also come up with a post-age-26/post-employment plan for folks who've had an existing Kaiser group health plan (doing my research for covering my own kid once he ages out). That option didn't exist a couple of years ago when I first started looking at such things. Interesting...
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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-02-01 15:46 (UTC)
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"When's the last time you attended a live reading?"

Saturday. I regretted it.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-01 22:52 (UTC)
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About the Santorum article. I've been feeling a certain way about Gabby Giffords, too. I feel very badly about feeling that way about her, but if she hadn't had Mercedes health care she wouldn't be where she is right now, either. I'm really, really glad she's recovering, don't get me wrong. And what happened to her was heinous.

But I want all people who need Mercedes care to get the care she's getting.
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ulfhirtha
User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2012-02-01 23:38 (UTC)
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Well said Cassie.

It is something others have said - a fundamental flaw of the GOP is its failure of imagination, or empathy. As a counter-example, FDR was also rich & raised in privelege but could imagine what life was like for those who weren't & acted on it. Not so the Romneys and Santorums.

(on the side, I don't have such an issue with people who are, after all, the senior leaders of our nation getting top notch health care. Somehow, that seems fitting in a sane society, though yes, it would be darn nice if many others could get it too. That too would be the mark of a sane society, and one as good & great as we keep telling ourselves we are)
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