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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-12 04:35
Subject: [links] Link salad is working for the weekend
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Your Secret Story — Theodora Goss on being, well, human.

Banknote Engraver — This is pretty cool.

Diamond Planet Found—Part of "Whole New Class?" — A diamond as big as the Ritz.

Large asteroid Vesta once had molten core, magnetic fieldMeteor from Vesta's surface shows a protoplanet with magnetic history.

Curiosity Rover Finds Rock Type That’s Never Been Seen on Mars

1,900 Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Child Sex Abuse It's one thing to know intellectually that America's most trusted institution dropped the ball in protecting children. It's another thing to see it there in black and white and to see the urgent words of the mother and then to see the cold response from the National Boy Scouts.

Letters by Sandusky, wife blame everyone else — Penn State. Joe Paterno. Football. Protectors of an unrepentant child molester in the name of a game. This is America? We need new heroes.

Most And Least Christian Cities In AmericaOf metropolitan areas with population greater than a million, the researchers found Salt Lake City to be the most Christian city with approximately 72.5 percent identifying as a Christian adherent. The researchers found the greater area of Portland, OR-WA to be the least Christian city with about 30 percent identifying as a Christian adherent.

‘Jobs creator’ Jack Welch lost nearly 100,000 jobs at GE — And was very handsomely rewarded for it, too.

People Don't Kill People. Deregulation Kills People. — Once again, the conservative principle of industry self-regulation proves itself superior to meddlesome government regulation. Well, except for those dead people, of course.

Biden vs. Ryan — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on last night's vice presidential debate.

?otD: Does everybody need a second chance?

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scarlettina: Peace Dollar
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-10-12 13:42 (UTC)
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Keyword:Peace Dollar
Thanks for the Gurney link. Bank note engraving is a fascinating field. The American Numismatic Association runs a class on engraving techniques every years at the summer seminar and I keep wanting to take it--and always failing to register in time. It's a hugely popular class with coin collectors. I'll get there. Someday...
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