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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-04-14 05:34
Subject: [links] Link salad bowed and prayed to a neon god that it had made
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Google lets users plan their digital afterlifeWhat happens to your docs and data after you have 'logged out of life?' Now you can plan it out with Inactive Account Manager. Hey! Just in time for my needs!

FoundationNew York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released some new shots by photographer Patrick Cashin of the so-called "86th Street cavern," through which the future 2nd Avenue subway will someday travel. And empire?

Sounds during sleep can improve memory

Atomic Gardens — Wow. Irradiated, mutant peanuts. Just wow. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Social media fuels graffiti vandalism at popular national park

NASA Plans to Make Water on the Moon — I dunno. I can make water practically anywhere.

Crescent Neptune and Triton — Nice, very nice.

Andrew Wakefield Tries to Shift Blame for UK Measles Epidemic — Evolution denial stunts child minds. Vaccination denial kills children outright.

Conservative pro-gun Senator demolishes arguments against background checks — Oops. As usual, conservative positions don't survive the application of either logic or common sense.

Tactical Response CEO James Yeager: I Got My Gun Permit Back — I feel so much safer now.

Class Hatred and Bad Memories of ThatcherThe hatred for the late Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, among a broad segment of the British public has manifested itself in visible and undeniable ways in the week after her death, but these are not highlighted on American television. The status quo corporate media are afraid of admitting that policy-makers who favor the rich and punish the middle and working classes are deeply hated by the latter. We had the same effect here in the United States when Reagan died. The media narrative was almost entirely about how all of us must mourn the passing of a great leader. Me, at the purely human level I sorrowed for his loved ones (as I do for Thatcher's), but as far I am concerned, and history will almost certainly judge eventually, Ronald Reagan was an intellectual and moral fraud who was manifestly incompetent due to advancing dementia. Very little of what he is revered for by modern conservatives is even true of him. My opinions of Margaret Thatcher are no higher.

QotD?: Where are the words of the prophets written?

Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA only, Fred wasn't cooperating)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Weight: 0.0 (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 by closing down golf courses: 0
Currently reading: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

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User: lindadee
Date: 2013-04-14 17:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There was something on American TV about "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" being Number 1 in Britain due to anti-Thatcher purchases. I think that sums it up pretty well.
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User: dsgood
Date: 2013-04-14 18:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Second Avenue Subway has been planned since at least the 1930s.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2013-04-15 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
Glenn Greenwald had a good piece about the Thatcher hagiography (with comparisons to the similar Reagan hagiography).

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