Avengers Enthuse Post —
Why fiction is good for you — (Via
Evil Clown hired for stalking, threats and a pie in the face — An 'evil' clown who stalks and threatens kids is being hired by parents as a birthday treat. (Via Mike Brotherton.)
Chinese Physicists Smash Distance Record For Teleportation — The ability to teleport photons through 100 kilometres of free space opens the way for satellite-based quantum communications, say researchers. Consider the implications of that headline. Until quite recently, it would have been SFnal on several levels. Today it's just ordinary news. I love living in the future.
Mighty Moth Man — An evolutionary biologist’s posthumous publication restores the peppered moth to its iconic status as a textbook example of evolution.
Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport — Apparently the child's name was on the TSA's no-fly list. Feel safer?
Game Over for the Climate — Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. Unless, of course, you live in the facts-optional universe of the Republican party.
Top ten reasons given to ban same-sex marriages — Hahahah.
In the battle between morality and faith, morality is winning — When asked by The Barna Group what words or phrases best describe Christianity, the top response among Americans ages 16-29 was “antihomosexual.” "Intolerant" comes to mind as well.
U.S. Military Taught Officers: Use ‘Hiroshima’ Tactics for ‘Total War’ on Islam — Feel safer now? (Via
Fox News guest laments ‘mistake’ of letting women vote — Conservatives, classing up the joint since, well, never. And determined to remain on the wrong side of history no matter what it takes. (Via
Top Romney aide gleefully outed transgender woman, ending her political career — Yep.
Romney backs away from gay adoptions — Keep pandering, Mitt. The more Americans realize that the Republican party stands for an intolerant and closed society, the better chance we have of avoiding your presidency. I still remember what happened the last time we has a Republican president.
The Big Flip — Everyone agrees American politics have become completely polarized. Perhaps more remarkable is another change: over the past half-century, the two parties completely switched roles, with the G.O.P. turning into rebels and the Democrats defending the status quo.
?otd: How many time zones in the Soviet Union?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.25 (solid)
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo