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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-04-07 06:55
Subject: [links] Link salad mumbles through the weekend
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Ben Wolverton's Recovery Fund — Author Dave Wolverton's son Ben has been seriously injured, and the family is without insurance. I've donated some of the money all of you donated to me, as part of my commitment to pass on 5% of the funds to other charitable purposes. Go check this out.

The Young are the Restless — On generational change.

USB Typewriter — Oooh. (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

Apparently Dogs Wearing Pantyhose Is All The Rage In China Right Now — Um, ok... (Via [info]danjite.)

How the sky would look if the planets were as close as the moon — Oooh, cool. (Via [info]danjite.)

The Moon's Saturn — Oooh.

Volcanoes on Jupiter's Moon Io Are All Wrong, NASA Says

First magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling blockThe world's first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.

The anti-drone hoodie that helps you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky

Revealed: The secret deal that launched drone assassinations

The Real Reason for Climate Change Denial: Oil Cos. Would lose 60% of their Value — Capital protects itself. That's also why we can't have single payer healthcare finance in this country. It would be saner, far cheaper for doctors and hospitals, more efficient for everyone, provide more effective healthcare delivery, and be much kinder to patients, but the health insurance industry represents a $650 billion per year industry that would almost completely vanish with single payer. Our social and economic system privileges capital above all else.

Mourning with those who mournSlacktivist Fred Clark on Christianist attitudes towards mental health care. Wasn't it Pat Robertson who said back during the Clinton-era effort at healthcare reform that Christian families didn't need mental health services? And now the tragedy in Rick Warren's family puts the lie to that assertion for the zillionth time. That kind of self-deluding denialism is both tragic and fatal. Much like the Soviet assertion early in the AIDS epidemic that Communist citizens could not contract the disease, or various conservative regimes around the world stating there is no homosexuality among their people.

QotD?: Is this your Sunday?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,100 new words plus some outlining and research Original Destiny, Manifest Sin)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 by closing down golf courses: 0
Currently reading: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett

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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-04-07 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: Yes.

The oil companies could transform themselves into energy companies, and make themselves even bigger fortunes in the long run by figuring out ways to run our vehicles on something renewable, etc., that's comparible to gasoline (which electricity isn't going to be, IMHO), but they won't because they don't want to spend the massive amounts of money it would take to do it.

Health 'insurance' companies, OTOH, really don't have anything to reinvent themselves into. And I'd say it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of CEOs, except that they're taking it out on the rest of us.
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Renegade Vagabond
User: khaybee
Date: 2013-04-07 20:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AotD: No. This is my Monday.
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