[links] Link salad can’t be wounded because it’s got no heart
Fore-Edge Painting — Art guru James Gurney documents the intersection between bibliophllia and art.
The Bank Where Doctors Can Stash Your Genome — A new company offers a “gene vault” for doctors who want to add genomics to patient care.
City Workers Paint Handicap Space Around Car, Then Tow It — I once got a parking ticket under similar circumstances. The space was legal when I parked in it.
Appendix Evolved Over 30 Times, May Perform Useful Function, Researchers Say — Perhaps it even evolved continuously?
Climate change can be tracked through “urine layers” — Some rock hyrax colonies have been peeing in the same place for 55,000 years. I’ve been on dates like that.
Persecutions and History — doubt that anyone seriously defends or teaches the idea that there was a constant, universal Roman policy of persecution that never let up, and anyone who does teach such a thing knows virtually nothing about the history of the church or the Roman Empire. Clearly Larison doesn’t know any Evangelical Christianists, for whom the persecution stories are an important, self-valorizing touchstone.
Minimum Wage: Beggaring Workers does not Help Employment — All my life, every time the minimum wage has become a political topic, Republicans have gone into jobs hysteria. They’ve rarely if ever been right, but this fact creates no accountability for each new round of anti-minimum wage jobs hysteria. I understand why a political party that explicitly privileges ideology over reality can get away with this, but I have never understood why the allegedly liberal media doesn’t call them out on the serial lie, loudly and consistently.
QotD?: Who were you watching?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA, otherwise took the day off)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up high crimes and misdemeanors in Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett
Posted: 5:33 am Tue February 19 2013 |