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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-22 04:42
Subject: [links] Link salad is back where it belongs
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The auction for Mark's bench starts today — Go check it out and support a terrific goal.

Interview: Jay Lake — Adam Israel of the Inkpunks interviews me about submission practices.

“Keep Working” — Writer wisdom for the ages. (Via Myke Cole.)

Fact and fiction — Tom Tomorrow on how stories are framed.

How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever — Interesting piece on the subtleties of movie marketing.

Mercury Surprises: Tiny Planet Has Strange Innards and Active Past — Much like myself.

Revision to temperature measurements doesn’t change global warming — Because self-correction is what science does. Ideology doesn't have self-correction mechanisms, and ideology based on willful ignorance can't even encompass the possibility of self-correction mechanisms. I know which I trust.

Not just the weather: climate change acceptance nosedives with the economy — Effects like this baffle me.

Komen race donation drop in S. Ariz. is called 'crisis' — It's a damned shame that the quite appropriate tarnishing of the Komen brand for playing typical conservative anti-woman games has such a direct effect on the women and the cause Komen was purporting to serve. I won't ever be donating to a Komen event again, but I will continue to support women's issues in general and breast cancer research in particular. (Via [info]shsilver.)

Paula Smith, the purveyor of the offensive "Don't re-nig" bumper sticker, insisted to Forbes's Roger Friedman that it's not racist — Both a racist idiot and a liar, apparently. Are you proud of your Republican party? (Snurched from [info]kradical.)

Forced castrations reportedly found in Roman Catholic care — This would the same Catholic Church that Santorum takes his moral compass from.

In U.S., a growing unease at mixing politics with prayer — Honestly, this shocks me. I thought conservatives had won this culture war so thoroughly that most people no longer even recognized it as a destructive issue.

Romney's big day marred by Etch A Sketch remark

'I'm completely shocked': Tea Party Marine who 'said he wouldn't follow orders from Obama' faces charges — Right. Shocked. Idiot or poser?

?otd: Home or away?

Writing time yesterday: 4.75 hours (1.5 hours on a short story of 2,900 words, 3.25 hours on Little Dog)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Weight: 240.2
Currently reading: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

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User: chessdev
Date: 2012-03-22 14:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Tea Party marine is playing coy. The UCMJ and base rules are fairly clear and have been
like this for decades.

It is explained in great detail to all recruits.

This is pure political posturing but he's playing dumb believable only to someone
who has never served
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User: fledgist
Date: 2012-03-22 21:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have this urge to kick a Catholic bishop between the legs. Fortunately, no bishops are available to me. Apparently, membership in a religious hierarchy has a deleterious effect on the morals.
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