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Prehistoric Europeans spiced their cooking — So what happened to the English?

“Impossible” Colors: See Hues That Can’t Exist — (Indirectly via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Finding the limits of speciationA new model suggests that in some cases, small organisms don’t speciate. Huh. Wow.

New Mexico county begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses amid pending court battles — Sometimes the right thing happens despite our worst impulses.

How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun OwnersWhile the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners — without their consent. See, when the government tries to do this as a basic, common sense public safety measure, that’s socialist tyranny and a violation of the Second Amendment. When the NRA does this, it’s, uh, patriotic conservative values in action. Nope. Never mind. I cannot say that phrase with a straight face.

Forced Exposure — The consequences of the Snowden revelations ripple onward. Sigh. (Via [info]danjite.)

Miranda WarningScrivener’s Error on the Miranda detention in the UK.

Poll: Louisiana GOPers Unsure If Katrina Response Was Obama’s FaultA significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office. This doesn’t even rise to the level of stupidity. It some something deeper and much more ignorant. It also Republican thought, and these are Republican voters. Not some oddball fringe, either. A substantial number of Louisiana Republicans. How can any intellectually honest conservative stand the cognitive dissonance of being in a party that fosters and rewards this kind of thinking?

QotD?: What’s the matter, honey?


8/22/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (sick)
Weight: n/a (sick, forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing conservatives to enroll in Obamacare: 0
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