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Calvin and Hobbes in photography — These are cool.
How can I access the deep, dark Web? — Department of things I did not know.
Mysterious metal object found on Mars — A piece of Dr. Manhattan’s palace, methinks.
Nexus One could be one of the first Android smartphones to go into orbit — Handset will strap to satellite and test whether or not you can scream in space. ET phone home?
How Geologists Unraveled the Mystery of Japanese
Vengeance Balloon Bombs in World War II — An odd, old story with an Oregon connections. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Fox News: Solar only works in Germany because it gets more sunlight than US (false) — Gee, conservatives lying about something they disagree with. Unpossible! Everyone knows character counts!
Texas school board searching for “another side” to theory of evolution — Now threatening to pressure biology textbook publishers.A s usual, those liberal “facts” and “data” do not align with the conservative position. Too bad for reality, and too bad for the schoolchildren of Texas and of America, whose education is being deliberately stunted by conservatives.
Liberals With Guns — It is important for both sides to see the other for who they are: Real people, with real, relevant, and above all legitimate concerns. Except my real and legitimate concerns as a gun control advocate involve people not dying, while the real and legitimate concerns of gun rights advocates involve enabling 30,000 deaths a year. I just don’t see the moral calculus as equivalent. It can’t be equivalent in any sane, just and moral society.
The Scientific Case for Outlawing Guns — A new study suggests that U.S. laws should go further to limit gun ownership and improve enforcement. As usual, those liberal “facts” and “data” do not align with the conservative position. Too bad for reality, and too bad for the 80 or so people a day killed by the gun culture in this country.
Manhunt: Newspaper carrier, 71, in ICU after being shot by police — Yes, we definitely need more guns.
QotD?: Sleepless much?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (travel day, away from home)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: n/a (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett