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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-01 05:33
Subject: [links] Link salad sends a message through the receiver
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Tags:books, christianists, climate, cool, culture, ebooks, funny, links, nature, personal, politics, process, religion, travel, writing
Writing the Other with Fear and Trembling, Try and Caring [info]kenscholes takes on a very contentious topic.

The Bookless Library — Print, e-books and reading. (Thanks to Marta Murvosh.)

Nerd Culture As Suicide Intervention — Ta-Nehisi Coates on how a lot of us rolled as kids and young adults.

Cormorant's deep underwater dive filmed

This thread in my comments section about candied starfish is hilarious — Especially [info]garyomaha's remarks.

‘Stance’ vs. substance: why evangelicals are confused about the actual harm Chik-fil-A is doing to actual people — Fascinating squib from Slacktivist (and liberal Evangelical) Fred Clark.

Flight Diverted for Unattended Camera — Feel safer now?

The Collapse of the Climate Change Contrarians and the End of Coal — Amazing what happens when you introduce actual facts into a public debate, as opposed to ideological preconceptions.

Intelligence Community Agrees to Let Senator Mention It Broke the Law

Republicans Want Off The Hook For Voting For Defense SequesterRepublicans have disavowed the so-called “defense sequester” altogether and handed full responsibility for its existence to President Obama—despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of them voted to implement it last August. Well, if the GOP can successfully blame Obama for the disasters of the Bush administration, why not blame him for their own actions in Congress? It's a form of consistency, at least.

?otD: Hope for an answer some day?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Further revisions on Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Weight: 238.4
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski; Ironskin by Tina Connolly

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User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-08-01 15:25 (UTC)
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Whoa! That cormorant footage is seriously impressive. I held my breath through the whole thing and felt like I was dying - and that bird was doing *heavy* work getting down there and staying down there and hunting. Man, by the end I was (mentally) screaming out cheers like the most rabid sports fan.
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