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[links] Link salad loves the halflings' leaf

Richard Derus reviews Endurance — Another part of his Jay Lake Pre-Mortem Readathon. He seems to have liked the book.

Archaeologists Just Found the Oldest Board Game Tokens Ever — This is nifty as heck. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" VisionsA new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going. Light. More light.

Stem cells turned into cancer-killing immune cellsIn cases where immune therapy works, it could allow mass production of treatment.

Fossil Reveals Long-Lived Mammal Group's SecretNew Jurassic find in China provides fresh evidence of early mammal evolution.

How to Build a Time Cloak with MirrorsA simple arrangement of switchable mirrors can create “holes in time” of almost any length.

Search for centuries-old galleon off Oregon coast begins anew near Manzanita — Arrrh, me hearties.

Scrapbook of early aeronautica (1783) — Oh, cool. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

DC-10 arrives at the Falls fire — Wow, this is a hell of a photo of a water bomber.

Tensioned Suspension — This be some cool art.

Scientist banned from revealing codes used to start luxury cars — (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Earth’s inner heat helps control Greenland’s iceDifferences in the Earth's crust create hot and cold spots under the ice.

West Antarctica Warmed Quickly ... 20,000 Years AgoThe modern meltdown of the Antarctic Ice Sheet mirrors the frozen continent's big thaw after the last ice age ended 20,000 years ago, a new study finds. Amazing, the degrees even the climate itself will go to in order to support the liberal lie of climate change.

Yep, We’re Screwed: Top Ten Recent Climate Change Findings that should Scare You — Nothing to see here, citizen. Move along.

2 Trenton police detectives shot — Thank god for the NRA and the Republican party and their absolutist defense of your Second Amendment rights. Otherwise this shooter wouldn't have been able to exercise his theoretical defense of essential civil liberties by wounding two police officers. But these daily shootings are a small price to pay for America's gun owners to feel safer.

Obama-Impersonating Rodeo Clown Offered Political Asylum by Congressman-Impersonating Clown Steve StockmanQuoth Stockman: “Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if it’s speech they don’t agree with. From Molly Ivins to Louie Gohmert and every opinion between, Texans value free and open political speech." Apparently Representative Stockman has never met any Republicans, ever listened to Rush Limbaugh, and was not alive during the Bush administration. The idea that conservatives value free speech and dissent in any form, let alone by comparison with liberals, doesn't event begin to make the laugh test. Not to mention failing to meet any reality-based criteria whatsoever. Dixie Chicks, anyone? More of that just famed conservative intellectual honesty and self-awareness on display.

Three Republicans Who Opposed Sandy Relief Now Demand Disaster Aid For Arizona — Because being a conservative means never having to be intellectually honest. Nuance, donchaknow?

Congressman Doesn’t Believe White Collar Crime On Wall Street ExistsAt a town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, California on Tuesday, a constituent asked McClintock for his “stance on Wall Street criminal practices.” The congressman responded, “Well first of all, for a criminal practice there has to be a gun. It’s pretty simple.” Your Republican party, ladies and gentlemen. It's cretins like this who have a hammerlock on the American political process.

Santorum: Term 'Middle Class' Is 'Marxism Talk' — This is so stupid I cannot even begin to comprehend it. But, hey, Republicans!

QotD?: Is your mind clouded?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 246.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing conservatives to enroll in Obamacare: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg

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