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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-02 05:02
Subject: [links] Link salad, like film stars gets close to you
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Middles — Alma Alexander on storytelling.

For Discussion: Best Onscreen Submarine Drama! — Funny stuff. Charles Pierce on the new television series Last Resort. Also, the comments are pretty entertaining.

This is what happens if you ask Siri's opinion about robot movies — Hahahaha. (Via my brother.)

New African Monkey — James Gurney reporting from the department of charismatic megafauna.

Supersonic skydive to air live'Fearless Felix' hopes to reach Mach 1.

The song of killer electrons — Translating the EM spectrum to sound. This is cool.

Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon — To throw grain barges at Earth?

Research fraud exploded over the last decade

State's Chemist Admits "Testing" Drug Samples by Looking at Them — Now that's a law and order mentality. Feel safer?

The Rage of the Privileged Class — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on race and privilege and politics.

Conservative Media Warns Readers Not to Listen to 'The Media'Exposure to diverging views: no telling where that might lead. The risk is high and real that listeners may well find the New York Times more credible than Fox News. Because reasons!

A documented case of false prophecy: Four years later, ‘Letter from 2012′ makes Focus on the Family look ridiculous — Gee. Conservative predictions about the horrors of liberalism proven absolutely wrong? Also, this just in: water is wet.

The Real Referendum — Paul Krugman on the electorate and the social safety net.

Meet a Romney Extremist in Virginia I'll tell you what really need to do with these illegitimate families on welfare—give all the kids up for adoption and execute the parents. That's conservative empathy and imagination right there. In a local Romney campaign official. Are you proud of your Republican party? (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Will Romney Reach out to Racists in Debates?

Romney Remains the Candidate of Nostrums — More on Romney's appalling lack of depth in foreign policy from conservative commentator Daniel Larison.

Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Gets Wrong about US Middle East Policy — Unfortunately, these would be "facts", drawn from "history", which being inconvenient to the conservative worldview and like much of reality possessing of a liberal bias, and so will mean nothing to Romney or his supporters, whose ideology keeps them much better informed.

?otD: Have you mirrored his appeal?

Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (1,500 words to finish the novelette)
Body movement: 0.5 hour stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted, with napping)
Weight: 226.4
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2012-10-02 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
That Romney campaign guy Clifford Russell in Virginia... wow:

I inform Clifford that people who are poor actually work extremely hard to just barely survive. He tells me if they were smarter, like Romney, they would earn more money. "Obama got all his money through his charisma, Romney got his because of his brains," he says.

And it's a nice touch that he also says the US didn't invade Afghanistan or Iraq because “It’s not an invasion if we are protecting our interests.”

Edited at 2012-10-02 02:00 pm (UTC)
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Terie Garrison
User: teriegarrison
Date: 2012-10-02 14:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah. I think that article breaked my brane.
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User: cepetit.myopenid.com
Date: 2012-10-02 18:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the "Romney Extremist in Virginia":

Further proof that to people who have actual experience with neither one, an IUD is a far greater threat to 'Murika and 'Murikan values than is an IED.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-10-03 01:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Dang. That extremist is less than an hour away from me. I had a higher opinion of the town than that.

>>Conservative Media Warns Readers Not to Listen to 'The Media'<<

My ex-journalist wife tries explaining when she runs across junk like this that the media's bias isn't left or right, it's bottom line. Make Romney look bad during the election? Sure, if it sells papers. Make Bill Clinton look bad during his impeachment? Ditto.
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