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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-28 06:41
Subject: [links] Link salad looks forward to a needle-free Sunday afternoon
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Gangnam Style for Math Nerds — Hahahah. (Via [info]tillyjane. a/k/a my Mom.)

Sandy forming into a rare hybrid storm — I hope all my East Coast friends can stay safe, warm and dry.

A Google Employee Walks Into a Bar — We've heard this before.

Dinosauroids revisited, revisitedTetrapod Zoology on smart dinosaurs. Good story fodder.

Dismantling — A fascinating piece on quarries from BLDGBLOG.

How Paintballs Could Save Earth from Giant Asteroid Impact

The Deferred Dreams of Mars — We'll happily spend a trillion dollars off budget to fight a decade-long war of choice launched under knowingly false pretenses, but contribute to scientific progress? Now that's leadership.

A tale of two healthcare plans

Mourdock, Conception, and Theodicy — Yes. This. In simpler terms, you are responsible for the consequences of your beliefs. This is true in religion, in private gun ownership, in muscular foreign policy, in evolution denial. All those comforting -isms that drive conservative thought have terrible consequences which very few conservatives will even acknowledge, let alone take ownership of.

God Does Not Intend Rape. Ever. — If you believe in a God who makes rape a part of any woman's plan, ever, then you are sad, disgusting little immoral human being who serves a sad, disgusting little immoral god, and neither of you have any place in decent society. (Via @scalzi.)

The real Republican rape platformIt's no accident GOP candidates can't stop talking about rape: the party view is women are mere vessels subject to men's will. A British take on the obvious.

Medley of Grey-Faced Republican Men on Duty of Raped Women to Bear the Child (Video) — Because men don't generally get raped, and none of them who do get pregnant. The white conservative view of this would be very different if those things were true.

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.' — Mmm. Compassionate conservatism.

Candidates flee East Coast as Frankenstorm takes Revenge for their Ignoring Climate Change

Ronald Reagan Made A ‘First Time’ Voting Joke 32 Years Before Lena Dunham Did — Ah, but when a white conservative man makes the joke, it's funny. When a liberal-progressive woman does, it's disgusting. Have you people learned nothing from the Tea Party view of Obama?

The Story (on Racial Attitudes) That Obama and Romney Don't Want You to Read

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote to deny care to the sick — That's not partisan spin. That's simple truth. The partisan spin comes in if you believe those healthcare cuts and changes are a necessary step to other perceived long term benefits. Republicans believe that the so-called "job creators" should have unfettered financial freedom to play their role in the economy, and that means others must sacrifice to support and enhance the rich.

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User: silvertwi
Date: 2012-10-28 14:24 (UTC)
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*wince* I could only get 45 seconds into the Gangnam Style for Math Nerds video because the guy writing it misspelled it and mispronounced it everywhere but in the video title. There are two Ns in the word, not one.

ETA: You're missing a letter to the hurricane's name, unless there's a double storm named andy.

Edited at 2012-10-28 02:25 pm (UTC)
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User: jaylake
Date: 2012-10-28 14:36 (UTC)
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Sigh. And fixed. Thank you.
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2012-10-28 20:30 (UTC)
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It WAS one of his later points about how many people misspell it, so that seems to have been intentional
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User: supersniffles
Date: 2012-10-29 10:28 (UTC)
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I found this article rather compelling. It really hadn't occurred to me that anyone could think that way.

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User: jordan179
Date: 2012-11-01 04:39 (UTC)
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God Does Not Intend Rape. Ever. — If you believe in a God who makes rape a part of any woman's plan, ever, then you are sad, disgusting little immoral human being who serves a sad, disgusting little immoral god, and neither of you have any place in decent society.

This logically means that anyone who believes in an omnipotent and omniscient God is a "sad, disgusting ..." (etc.), since not only is rape a fairly common crime, and one deriving from an unfortunate and predictable flaw in the workings of human sexuality, but simple, single-incident rape is far from the worst thing that humans do to humans (consider, for example, the horrendous rape-slavery that not only occasionally happens in our society but is even fairly normal in some others).

Of course, since I don't believe in an omnipotent and omniscient God -- or, indeed, seriously believe in any gods whatsoever -- that's not a problem for me.

Congratulations: you've discovered a new way to state the "Problem of Evil" (from a theistic point of view, it's a problem; from an atheistic point of view, no problem whatsoever). "Rape" is after all just a particular case of "evil."
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