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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-13 04:44
Subject: [links] Link salad takes to the skies with a stumble and a cough
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The Great Amazon Squeeze — Gee. Predatory business practices. From Jeff Bezos. Also, this just in: water is wet.

Fall Colors Are Peaking 10 Days Later Than the early 1980′s — Just more of those inconveniently biased facts. Nothing to see here, citizen, Rush Limbaugh will explain it to your beautiful mind shortly. (Via Gillian.)

Theology & science fiction: A Calvinist dystopia — Insofar as I can tell, all Calvinism is dystopic.

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the DayChick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Jacob & Leah & Rachel & Zilpah & Bilhah (Genesis 29:15-30)

A Bishop Describes How The Church Invented Hell To Control People — Because morality! (Thanks to David Goldman.)

V.P. debate: Missing from the abortion discussion? Women — Because white men know best about women's health.

Let's dedicate the EU's Nobel peace prize to Europe's sexual revolutionThe long-term effects of the EU's student exchange programme are still to be felt – Erasmus has bonded the continent's youth. Cora Buhlert has more on this from the perspective of a German citizen. (Meaning the peace prize, not transnational sex.)

Third Northwest activist jailed for staying silent — Because due process! Feel safer now? What if it was you in that cell? (Via [info]danjite.)

Romney Says People Don’t Die Because They Lack Insurance — Here’s Why He’s Wrong — A conservative? Wrong? About healthcare? Next you'll be telling me evolution isn't a secularist lie!

Paul Ryan, King of Pork — Mmm, intellectual consistency. Who needs it when there's Obama to hate on?

?otD: Are you home today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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scarlettina: Reality Check
User: scarlettina
Date: 2012-10-13 13:43 (UTC)
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Keyword:Reality Check
Interesting pieces on the Erasmus program. While I was in LIthuania visiting skidspoppe, I met a number of students who talked about applying for the Erasmus program. It's seen as a way out for a lot of people and, of course, as a fantastic opportunity in terms of education and career. While I envied the opportunity these kids had to travel internationally while thy were still young and making decisions about who they wanted to become in such a context, the broader implications didn't occur to me until I read this article, though I did find myself thinking about a point that markferrari made to me recently about how today's youth are so much less risk averse and are thereby more interested in being citizens of the world. The world is changing before our eyes via significant social evolution. I hope world leaders are paying attention; if they're not (and they probably aren't), they're going to be in for a rude surprise.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2012-10-13 15:19 (UTC)
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I seem to think I've encountered a Calvinist dystopia in my readings somewhere. Not to the degree that slacktivist depicts, but awfully damned close. Might have been in my religious readings. Not sure. I'll have to poke around.

And the Bishop? Um, I've read Spong's work. I've got issues, but it's been a while. Plus my understanding is based more on Zoroastrian influence creeping into pre-Common Era Judaism rather than later influences.

Still, interesting food for thought this morning, especially the grand jury stuff. DS has been called for one of those as a juror.
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