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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-06-25 06:02
Subject: [links] Link salad suddenly explodes
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Seeds of Change in a new edition — Edited by the mighty John Joseph Adams, includes a story by me, "The Future by Degrees". Plus new afterwords by each author. Check it out.

That's Not Victorian — A handy guide to *.punk subgenres in science fiction and fantasy. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

How far up a garden path can a Time Lord go? — Ah, headlines.

God, Jay Lake, and cancer — A friend who is a UMC pastor talks about his faith in the context of his views on my experience.

How Do Physicians and Non-Physicians Want to Die? — This has been a serious topic of discussion hereabouts lately.

Coast to Coast to Cure CancerBob and Eric's Bike Ride Across America. A fun and interesting fundraiser. (Thanks to Sheila Williams.)

Radio-Vision: 1925 — Back to the future.

Lumigrids — Wow, this is a cool lighting solution for bicycles. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

The untethered brain — Tamara Kaye Sellman on multitasking, the human brain and being a smart woman.

Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies

The Other MexicansIndigenous people come from a world apart from Spanish-speaking Mexicans.

US Offensive Cyberwar PolicyWelcome to the cyberwar arms race, an arms race that will define the Internet in the 21st century. Sigh. (Via David Goldman.)

A Chinese Palace Crosses the Sun — Taikonauts for the win.

"Hail" reported in the western end of Singapore — Weather is not climate, but extreme weather can be a climate indicator. Amazing the lengths liberals go to for their climate change hoax: melting ice caps, causing hail in the tropics. (Via [info]danjite.)

What to Look for in the President’s Climate AddressObama will propose a climate plan, but his options are limited without congressional support.

Time Cover Story Wrongly Attacks Atheists for Not Helping Out Victims of Oklahoma Tornadoes — Sorry, we atheists are too busy fomenting gay hate, denying women's access to healthcare and protecting pedophiles to do the good that churches do in the world. No, wait, I have that backwards. What do you know, another lie about atheists? (Via [info]shsilver.)

The Guileless 'Accidental Racism' of Paula DeenAmericans have condemned her and shamed her. But, looking at our history, what do we we expect? Ta-Nehisi Coates is both brilliant and chilling.

U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists — (Via [info]danjite.)

IRS Chief: Inappropriate Screening Included Search Terms ‘Progressive,’ ‘Occupy,’ ‘Israel’ — Another angry conservative narrative collapses in the face of actual facts. But generally that's what happens to conservative narratives.

How To Be A Dick 101If you ever wondered whether the conservative base of the Republican congressional monkeyhouse gives a damn about anyone else, the fact that they're planning to slow-play their own constituents on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ought to settle your mind for you handsomely.

Texas GOP Rep On Abortion: Women Get ‘Cleaned Out’ With ‘Rape Kits’ — Your Republican Party: because the willfully ignorant and mindlessly cruel need political representation, too.

QotD?: Were there phantoms, and fires by the road?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (day overwhelmed with busy-ness)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 247.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block persecuting conservative political groups on behalf of the IRS: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-06-25 14:29 (UTC)
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Interesting selection...

I have worked with indigenous Mexicans and the stigma that article talks about is very real--the family will passionately deny it but it is still known within the Latino community. One of my families in the Netwalk Sequence is a Mixteco family who has developed alternate words for Security terms so that the family can talk Security business in a Mixteco short version.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2013-06-25 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I once caught a scrolling headline saying "Doctor Who Helps Car Accident Victims"
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2013-06-26 05:52 (UTC)
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I am reminded of another column on Deen lately, which made the point not that she said anything honestly all that shocking but she'd violated the code of how to *be* racist in America.

But really, I am reminded of something else - orientation at Wesleyan University when I went there forcused on may things to prepare us for college life, but also for "Diversity University". One thing that was stated pretty explicitly was that *everyone* is prejudiced. About what and to what degree may vary but we all have it. *But* you have a choice about what you do about it.
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