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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-13 05:17
Subject: [links] Link salad scans the horizon
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Tags:cancer, culture, gay, healthcare, links, media, personal, politics, science, weird
The World of Charles Dickens, Complete With Pizza Hut — Uh, yeah. (Via my Dad.)

Storm Surge — Spider Robinson on his daughter's diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer. His daughter Terri on the diagnosis. (Via [info]shelly_rae.)

A History of Kids and Sleep: They Never Get Enough but Who’s to Say How Much They Need?

Neanderthal Demise Due to Many Influences, Including Cultural Changes

First Neanderthal cave paintings discovered in Spain

Seismic Metamaterials Could Cloak Dams and Power Stations — This reads like pure science fiction to me.

Humans helped wipe out African rainforest

While TIME readers in the rest of the world get a serious profile of a key figure in the Euro crisis, Americans get a cover story about animal friendships – the latest in American news distortion. — Your Liberal Media, hard at work.

Why gay marriage is inevitableWith more openly gay people and strong support for same-sex unions among the young, the war is over even as the fighting continues.

The Real Risks of Glitter Bombing — So violently harassing abortion providers and female patients is legitimate social protest, but throwing glitter at people is assault? If you're conservative, it all depends on who's on the receiving end. The Right needs to get get its head screwed on a little straighter.

Republicans undiscover fireThey got what they wanted. They got CEOs with no limits on their wealth. They got banks with no limits on their "creativity." They got trade agreements that guaranteed manufacturing could be moved to the dirtiest, cheapest, most desperate source available. They got massive cuts in capital gains taxes and equally large boosts in the wealth they could pass along in estates. They got everything they said would make us all wealthy. They got record oil and gas drilling. They got record giveaways of public land. They got everything they said would create jobs. They got the middle class to shoulder more, more, more of the burden so that those beautiful job creators would be free to work their magic.

?otd: CAT or PET?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA, book review, short fiction revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (solid)
Weight: 234.2
Currently reading: Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh

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User: kshandra
Date: 2012-02-13 20:26 (UTC)
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LOVE your icon. Is she meant to represent a particular Sister (one of the Nuns of the Above, perhaps?), or just the Order as a whole?
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User: kshandra
Date: 2012-02-13 21:16 (UTC)
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Keyword:Bi Chao
So very pleased to make your acquaintance! I've known a few of the SF Sisters, largely through Burning Man (Dana VanIquity, Sharin' Dipity, Saki Tumi), and I have an enduring respect and admiration for the Order.
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2012-02-13 19:41 (UTC)
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I am utterly dismayed at Spider Robinson's news about his daughter. I have no connection with him, but the pain he is being subjected to is monumental.
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User: kshandra
Date: 2012-02-13 20:25 (UTC)
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Keyword:Fuck Cancer
PET didn't exist when gridlore was originally diagnosed.

I posted the news about Terri Robinson to the BayCon Facebook page (Spider and Jeanne are/were past GOHs)...I kept looking at the picture of Terri that came up with the blog entry I linked to, and thinking how much she looked like her mother.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-14 00:15 (UTC)
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CAT. More specifically, this one: http://andreas.com/catman.html
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-14 02:52 (UTC)
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