What kills cancer patients — It's not what you think. But yes, this. One reason I've lived so long with Stage IV metastatic colon cancer is that these things have been done properly to, by, and for me.
Sprites over Nebraska — Some cool stuff! (Thanks to
Eating the Apple — On being baptized into a technological religion. Interesting piece from a Jesuit writer on technology as religion. (Via
95% chance that humans caused global warming, new report says — Ya think? All those liberal "facts" and "data", and the overwhelming consensus of scientists with expertise in the field are all just liberal lies, after all.
While Your Child Is Still Alive: A Letter to Parents Who Aren't Ready to March in the Pride Parade — I wish someone had told me what I did not know: that having a living, breathing gay child who challenged me and caused me to be uncomfortable and uneasy, and whose desires caused me to lose sleep at night because of fear and worry, was vastly, immeasurably, infinitely better than having a gay child who is dead.
Dundee boy, 3, dies after shooting himself in the head — Guns. More guns.
Ex-GOP Operative’s Cancer Struggles Make Him An Obamacare Supporter — How come it always takes a personal disaster to open a conservative's eye to human needs other than their own personal desires? As I keep saying, one of the defining characteristics of conservatism is a combination of lack of empathy and failure of imagination.
Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation — The detention of [Glenn Greenwald's] partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended. The UK government fights back against the Edward Snpwdem reporting. In an abusive and illegal manner completely consistent with the original charges. (
And No Warrants Shall Issue, Unless the King Says So — Lowering the Bar on the Miranda detention.
Business groups aren’t too happy about Tea Party mania they helped unleash — National Journal’s Jill Lawrence has a good piece in which she interviews some of the top officials at these organizations, and finds they are shocked and dismayed by what they have wrought. You bought those idiot Republicans in office fair and square, guys. Welcome to the world we all have to live with them because of that empowerment of the Dunning-Kruger effect via Ayn Rand.
QotD?: Got sick?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (sick)
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