The Cultivation of Imagination —
Emotion — xkcd on cancer.
Monsanto Blamed For Bee Population Collapse, So It Buys Bee Research Firm — (Via
Pacific reef shark populations 'plummeting,' study says
Space shuttle with horse and rider — I find this photograph striking.
Big Bang Machine Discovers Brand New Particle
Asteroids Could Be Mined for Fuel, Says Company — Orbiting spacecraft could be refueled with water taken from planetoids—but some experts doubt the economics.
Explaining the CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, the Latest Threat to your Privacy — Hoo boy.
White Privilege — Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about privilege.
Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay — Why are political and religious figures who campaign against gay rights so often implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners? Because water is wet. Typical conservative hypocrisy, in the same vein as "The only moral abortion is my own."
Legal discrimination, but no name-calling, please — …a desire to avoid being labeled a bigot while defending legal discrimination Hello, Christian Right. Also, this: Christian petition affirms same-sex relationships.
The Public Doesn’t Share Romney’s Cold War Mentality on Russia — Ya think. Confidential to the Romney campaign: The Soviet Union hasn't existed for over twenty years. And they're really not a threat to Czechoslovakia, which hasn't existed for almost twenty years. Confidential to the rest of America: Tell me again why these GOP morons should be in charge?
John Boehner's poker face — In January, John Boehner couldn’t have been more confident about the state of the GOP majority. It was “nearly impossible” that Democrats might win the House back in 2012. In fact, the Speaker said, Republicans were well positioned to hold the House for the next decade. Ah, for the heady days of the Permanent Majority, when the GOP turned a budget surplus into a frightening deficit, reversed our paydown on the national debt, and launched a reckless trillion dollar war of choice. All of which is now Obama's fault, of course. Just ask any Tea Partier. No wonder people want the Republicans back in power.
?otd: Where did Lefty get the bread to go?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 8.75 (solid)
Weight: 242.4 (!)
Currently reading: A Game of Thrones (graphic novel), George R.R. Martin with Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson