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[links] Link salad is back in Portland

A reader reacts to Kalimpura — They liked it.

[info]james_nicoll is entertainingly snarky about the Clarkesworld podcast of my story, “Torquing Vacuum”

Launch Pad is on sale — The anthology benefits the Launch Pad workshop, and includes a reprint story from me.

Facebook and Twitter Are Converging The two largest social networks are becoming more similar, as they borrow each other’s features, and search for profit. The social media singularity is on the event horizon. What rough beast slouches towards the NASDAQ?

Most delicious dessert trucks in America

Bremerhaven Photos, Part II: Ships — Some very nice modern and historic ship photos from Cora Buhlert.

Straining Upwards to Hear the Cosmos

Tepco admits to reporting false radiation levels for nearly 2 years at Fukushima — Because reasons! (Via David Goldman.)

The obesity era‘The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer defensible.’. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Fischer: It Is ‘Ignorant, Ignorant, Ignorant’ To Think Human Behavior Can Impact The Climateit is dumb, dumb, dumb; it is stupid, stupid, stupid; it is ignorant, ignorant, ignorant to think that there is anything that man can do to control the climate through human behavior.” If you want to do something about the climate,” Fischer said, “you want to do something about the weather, there is only one thing that we can do to affect climate or affect weather and that is to pray to Yahweh.” Faith certainly doesn’t have to make you stupid, but American Christianity does an excellent job of privileging willful ignorance that would be laughable in any non-faith-based context. Thank God I’m an atheist, given this is how leading Christian voices think and speak. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

US bid to name “Science Laureate” hits snag with climate denialistsConservative lobbying groups freak out, get bipartisan bill pulled. Because being conservative means never having to admit that reality trumps your proudly willful ignorance.

Police Wound Two Women In Shooting Near Times SquareCaught in the line of fire by police officers, two women were shot near crowded Times Square in Manhattan last night. The bystanders were wounded as police struggled to deal with a man who was behaving erratically. Because guns make us all safer. Those two women should be grateful for the Second Amendment rights that ensure that anyone might be carrying a firearm.

Man seeking help after North Carolina car crash shot by policeAn unarmed man who was shot dead after running toward police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, may have been just trying to get help after crashing his car, police said. Because guns make us all safer. He should be glad he gave his life for your Second Amendment rights. I’m sure every single one of the other 30,000 people killed by firearms every year feels the same way. I know I would be proud to die for your illusion of safety.

Qotd?: Where did you wake up today?


9/15/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 246.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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[links] Link salad likes bacon and eggs

Jay Lake Pre-Mortem Read-a-thon, Review the third: Escapement

Waterloo Productions is pleased to announce an advanced screening of their documentary Lakeside

AISFP 216 – Chicon 7 “Moral Ambiguity in Science Fiction” with Charles Stross, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Lissa Price and Bryan Thomas Schmidt — A podcast from last year’s Worldcon, including yours truly.

Fancy-pants — Ah, Clarion West.

The man behind the great Dickens and Dostoevsky hoax — Huh. (Via [info]danjite.)

Language Turned Convict — Cryptolects. Cool. This is terrific reading for people interested in world-building. (Via David Goldman.)

Know Your Giant Monsters!

A Digital Diaper for Tracking Children’s HealthDiapers have traditionally had one primary sensor — the baby inside them, who cries when wet &#mdash; but a company hopes to have its product collect data for a doctor. (Via Dad.)

Genetics Are Awesome, Photographer Explores Resemblance in Family Members — This is both fascinating and unnerving. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

Gay dogs prefer Ideal — Ah, context.

Alternative InputsUK artist Ryan Jordan led a workshop earlier this summer in Montréal, building musical instruments out of geological circuit boards, an experiment in terrestrial instrumentation he calls “Derelict Electronics.”

Watch a Levitating Magnet Sail Around a Möbius Strip! — Because SCIENCE!!! This is sooooo cool.

Pictures: The Story Behind Sun Dogs, Penitent Ice, and More — Penitent snow? (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

NASA’s next Mars rover to prep for sample returns, human explorationSet to launch in 2020, it will look for past life and collect souvenirs.

The Deep Blue Color of an Alien World — This is so damned cool.

As ice melts, glass sponges invade Antarctica — Man, those whacky liberals will do anything to perpetuate their global warming hoax.

Nurses Explain the Healthcare Law in 90 Seconds

An Evangelical Intellectual Takes On Same-Sex Marriage, Grasps at Straw Men — Not sure what’s intellectual about this exercise in self-valorizing bigotry, but then the entire case against gay marriage is nothing but self-valorizing bigotry, so I shouldn’t be surprised. The idiocy starts with the declaration that marriage has been “always and everywhere” defined as between a man and a woman. Um, not in my Bible. Nor in Utah, that bastion of Mormon Proposition 8 bigotry. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Siege by Taliban Strains Pakistani Girls’ Schools — This is what happens when you have religious law mixed with civil law. The American right with their obsessive meddling in education and women’s health is much, much closer to Sharia Law than any of their paranoid fantasies about secular liberals.

Satan was pro-choice, religious right claimsI’ve often felt that the people who most embody Satan’s values are the haters on the religious right. Ah, the conservative mind. Rational. Measured. Closed. Bugfuck. How does a sane human being come up with this crap?

The CIA And A Secret Vacuum Cleaner — Because freedom! This is freaking weird.

How a 30-year-old lawyer exposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans—in 1975Project SHAMROCK allowed the NSA to intercept telegrams sent by US citizens. (Via David Goldman.)

Southern Republican governors discover hurricanes, decide sequestration is bad — Like I keep saying, no one likes conservative policies when applied to them personally. Not even conservatives.

Colorado Counties Consider Secession Over Gun Laws, Oil Regulations — I think “sore loser” is the term they’re looking for here. The sane portions of America are supposed to suck it up on guns, restricting women’s health and evolution denial because Democracy! But God forbid conservatives live with any liberal-progressive ideas. Like paid vacations, paid sick leave, universal education or any of that other pinko guff.

Google to host fundraiser for gay-hating, climate-denying GOP Sen. Inhofe — Wow, “Don’t be evil” is certainly dead and buried if Google is supporting a revanchist troll like Inhofe.

QotD?: What did you have for breakfast?


7/12/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 248.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block building mandatory gay marriage halls: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

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[links] Link salad says Happy Birthday to me

Coming Soon: “Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction” — A project of which I was a part. I provided the chapter on steampunk. Unfortunately, I did not inquire as to the stable of my co-authors.

Jay Lake and Austin Sirkin in ConversationLocus with a podcast recorded last spring at ICFA. We talk steampunk, mostly.

We are here to protect you. We are here to protect you from the terrible secret of Seanans.[info]seanan_mcguire on (among other things) our current WIP collaboration.

Think SimilarRhetoricians call switching a word from one part of speech to another “anthimeria”. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Book Domino Chain World Record — Oh, this is so cute. (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written — (Thanks to [info]threeoutside.)

On Being an OctopusDiving Deep in Search of the Human Mind. (Thanks to AH.)

Fresh-Squeezed: 1951 — Mmm. Oranges.

What We Think Martians Look Like: Photos — Some classic images.

New Science of Cosmography Reveals 3-D Map of the Local Universe

Chester E. McDuffee’s patented diving suit (1911) — Wow. And a cool site it’s on, too. (Thanks to David E. Vincent.)

First “Small Modular” Nuclear Reactors Planned for Tennessee

Helicopter Operated By Pure Mind Control

Invisibility ‘time cloak’ developed

Can “Infinite Variation” Be Mass-Produced Using 3-D Printing?Shapeways looks to software to bring down production costs and time to market in its 3-D printing factory in New York City.

Rep. Marc Veasey condemns racist remarks by Dallas Republican activist“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats,” [Tea Party Republican] Ken Emanuelson said. Are you proud of your Republican Party?

IMF ‘to admit mistakes’ in handling Greek debt crisis and bailout — Wait? What? Austerity isn’t the answer to everything? Clearly we need more tax cuts!

“Yes Virginia, There Are Death Panels”: Limbaugh Exploits Child Transplant Patient To Revive Obamacare Myth — Because conservatives lie. Constantly and knowingly. That’s what happens when truth and reality aren’t ever on your side.

Obama says GOP obstruction of nominations is ‘unprecedented.’ What if he’s right?Republicans deny that their obstructionism is unprecedented. As it happens, though, there is a set of actual facts we can look at to try to determine who is right.

QotD?: When is your birthday?


6/6/2013
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (WRPA editing and revising “Hook Agonistes”)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornados for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Making Money by Terry Pratchett

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[cancer] Field notes from Cancerland, San Antonio edition

Podcast

Yesterday, Mendelspod put up a 20+ minute podcast interview with me and Dad about cancer and the Whole Genome Sequencing. We listened to it in the car on the way down from Austin. I had a terrible cold the day we recorded it, and don’t sound like myself at all. Still, my comments were clear and cogent for the most part. Worth a listen if you’re following along here for the cancer news.

Dreams

Had a difficult dream last night which was a somewhat metaphorical review of the thoughts I’ve been having lately about the likely imminent wind down of both my writing career and my life as a whole. Specifically, the casting off of things both virtual and real. That intersects with my discussions with @lynnemthomas about the archiving process and how my mortality inflects that. Plus a lot of difficult thoughts about this week’s cancer news were creeping in.

Time

I am running out of time. If the cancer news is as seems likely, I’ll be back in full treatment before the end of May. That means by the end of June or so, I’ll probably never leave my house again in my life except for medical points and a few very constrained social engagements. This also means that I have around two months of productive writing time left in my entire life. There is nothing surprising about this, given the trajectory we’ve been on since the January discovery of all those additional tumors during surgery, but it’s still horrifying, depressing and disappointing. I have a lot more to say about this, but my thoughts haven’t coalesced coherently yet. Plus we’re still shooting in the dark until the May 7th scan.

Being Out in the World in My Writer Persona

Per the above, my opportunities to infest the wider world with my writer persona are likely very limited. I’m terribly pleased to be here at Paradise Lost, and to be going to the Nebula Awards Weekend, but I’m also having a sad and greedy end of the party feeling. My sense of impending loss is huge right now, but I’m also savoring every minute I can of this.

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[links] Link salad hangs out in San Antonio

Message from a Patient: Whole Genome Sequencing Not Clinical YetMendelspod interviews me and Dad in a podcast.

Surgery mid-birth saved baby Lake — Wait, what? (Via David Goldman.)

After ChemoResearch into how the brain suffers as a result of chemotherapy is revealing potential avenues for ameliorating cognitive decline.

Beatles 3000 — A millennial retrospective. Hahaha. (Via [info]scarlettina.)

Bingham Landslide — Wow.

NASA Mars Orbiter Images May Show 1971 Soviet Lander

Hacking an Airplane With Only an Android Phone — Hoo boy.

The Hard Truth about Economic Inequality that Both the Left and Right Ignore

Gitmo Defense Lawyers Say Somebody Has Been Accessing Their Emails — Because we Americans are the highly principled defenders of freedom and the rule of law.

In the story of Noah, climate change is humans’ faultSlacktivist Fred Clark with a progressive religious perspective on the latest conservative idiocy.

Fox’s Disability Insurance Fraud “Shocker” Falls Flat — The conservative view of social programs as some kind of cornucopia of largesse is just bizarre, not to mention profoundly counterfactual.

QotD?: Been to the Riverwalk?


4/12/2013
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (1,500 words on Original Destiny, Manifest Sin), 1.0 hour of editing work on METAtroplis: Green Space)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 0.0 (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing Agenda 21 by closing down golf courses: 0
Currently reading: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

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[links] Link salad looks to the future, finds itself myopic

The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser is still live. It has made goal, but additional support is always welcome, especially given my new complications. Please check it out if you have not done so yet.

The Lakeside Kickstarter has expanded its stretch goals to include documenting the science around my genomic testing by traveling to the testing lab and interviewing the scientists there. They’v also posted a new trailer for the movie, which is very striking. So give a little to support SCIENCE!

The Great Lake Conspiracy — A Mustache and the Mutt Mystery (Audio Drama for Jay Lake) — Skiffy and Fanty perpetrate another Act of Whimsy.

Genomic Analysis, the Office Edition — More on genetic sequencing and interpretation. (Via my Dad.)

Medical Self Defense — Really? (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated

GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Complete Set of Jay Lake’s “GREEN” Trilogy!

A reader reacts to Mainspring — Luke warm review.

Amazing Future Tales — Heh heh.

China’s Chicken Syndrome, and the Man in the Iron CurtainStrange Maps gets a little weird.

The Author Himself Was a Cat in the Hat — Ted Geisel’s toppers.

Court Rules Icelandic “Girl” Can Use Her Own Name — Weird.

How to Build a Nanotube ComputerIBM creates a new way to make faster and smaller transistors.

Last-stand Neanderthals queriedWe may need to look again at the idea that a late Neanderthal population existed in southern Spain as recently as 35,000 years ago, a study suggests.

Noisy Sex Really Is Better Sex, Study Reveals — So much for my duct tape.

Britain’s PM faces gay marriage revolt as plots swirl

Tree ring history spurs actual climate science debateScientists argue about errors in tree ring records vs. cooling from volcanoes. This is science, constantly self-correcting based on new facts and data. Unlike ideology, which is right by definition regardless of facts and data. Guess which I choose?

Health Care’s Trick Cointhe entire evidence base for medicine has been undermined by a casual lack of transparency. (Via [info]danjite.)

Krugman: The NRA Is An ‘Insane Organization’ They have this vision that we’re living in a ‘Mad Max’ movie and that nothing can be done about it. Gun culture.

Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda — In other words, summary execution without due process of law. No.

QotD?: Whither hope?


2/5/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.33 hours stationary bicycle (still in post-operative recovery)
Weight: 227.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: Gulp by Mary Roach

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[links] Link salad comes out of the sun in a silk dress running like a watercolor in the rain

The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser and the Lakeside Kickstarter for the documentary about me, [info]the_child, and cancer are still live. Both have made goal, but additional support is always welcome. Please check them out if you have not done so yet. Note that the next unlock goal at $44,000 is [info]the_child‘s video, “How to Write Like My Dad”.

Adding life saving science to the film — Waterloo Productions blogs on Kickstarter about their interactions with the lab which is going to do genetic testing on my tumor. We are communicating with the lab in southern California to schedule interviews with scientists and a tour of the facilities. They are eager to work with us. We believe that if this sequencing does in fact lead to a cure that saves Jay Lake’s life that we must include it in the film and also help raise awareness until this process is included as a part of standard care for cancer patients.

A Worthy Kickstarter Project: Lakeside with Jay Lake

Interview with Donnie ReynoldsDonnie Reynolds is the director of LAKESIDE, the documentary about a year in the life of author Jay Lake and his family as he continues to fight stage iv metastatic colon cancer.

AISFP 184 – The Bright Light of New Possibilities — Podcast Adventures in SCIFI Publishing discusses, among other things, the “Acts of Whimsy” fundraiser.

A context-free photo from my Act of Whimsy

A Softer World hits my button — Sigh. Fucking cancer.

Friday Fellow: Bleeding Tooth Fungus — Nature is weird. And no, this is not quite as icky as you might think. Not quite. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

White Veins of Mars: Curiosity Hits ‘A Jackpot’ in Quest for Wetter Past — “White Veins of Mars” sounds like a terrific story title.

The Last Pictures: Contemporary Pessimism and Hope for the Future — Leaving messages behind, as a species.

A Short Rise Out of Depression — The uses, and lack thereof, of ketamine as an anti-depressant. Persistence counts. (Via David Goldman.)

What Gay Guys Think About Vaginas — Hahahah. Note: most people find this amazingly funny, but a few people have been offended. Possibly by the use of the word “vagina”, I’m not sure why otherwise. Personally, I think this is both sweet and hilarious. (Via [info]garyomaha.)

The Inevitability of Global Warming and the Need for Resilience — A good weather blog. (Via [info]mmegaera.)

Gun restrictions have widespread public support: poll — Unfortunately, doing the entirely legal, Constitutional, moral and sane thing will never fly with the NRA, the GOP and America’s gun owners. They would far prefer to be the opposite of those things in the comforting arms of their deadly weapons.

Hannity, Shapiro, and the Politics of Situational PatriotismRemember when conservatives used to say, “America, love it or leave it”? When just about any protest coming from somewhere else along the ideological spectrum was cause to question that person’s loyalty and love of country? Ah yes. Those were the days.

?otD: Is there time to ask her questions?


1/19/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (2,300 words on “The Hills Are Alive…” to 2,400 words)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh)
Number of FEMA troops on my block enforcing disability rights: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

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[links] Link salad hears the homicidal bitchin’ that goes down in every kitchen

Top 10 SF Signal Podcasts for 2012 — I immodestly note that I am part of the number one podcast.

The Hobbit: 48 and 24 Frames Per Second — Ben Peek is interesting.

Mazes & Monsters and the BADD old days: I’m collecting stories of the backlash against Dungeons & DragonsSlacktivist Fred Clark brings back some memories. Though I never encountered anti-RPG panic.

There still remain many agendaLanguage Log with a squib for the “data are plural” crowd.

It’s All Uphill From Here: The Earth at Perihelion

Lucy climbed trees as well as walked

Fence Phone — More weirdness from BLDG BLOG on the subject of oddball telecommunications. There are several other fascinating pieces over there in this same vein. (And did the fence phone have a maps app?)

Maps the key mobile battle

Ten states raise minimum wage; Is your state one of them? — It’s nice to see some states, including my own, doing the right thing. The perennial conservative hysteria over minimum wage hikes is as baseless as virtually every other target of conservative hysteria, from racial integration to gay marriage. But of course, there is never any post facto accountability for grandstanding conservative opposition to such basic moral issues as integration, marriage equality, or fair pay for fair work.

House GOP kills Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. GOP to Sandy victims: Drop Dead. — So all those proud “Real American” GOPers from tornado and flood prone farm states are expecting precisely what the next time Mother Nature nails their home turf? This isn’t how a nation works, rather, this is how a dying political party spreads its toxicity.

?otD: Who will serve and who will eat?


1/2/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 3.5 hours (badly interrupted)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (30 minutes on the stationary bike)
Weight: 213.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing small businesses to raise wages: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

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[links] Link salad heads for the infusion center

SF Squeecast Episode 16: Live from Chicon: Keeping It Classy on the Eve of a Hugo Award — In which I make a guest appearance, and tell Lynn Flewelling’s bear joke on live mic.

A Box of Crayons for the iPad — (Thanks to Dad.)

Some of the science behind procrastination (and tips on how to manage it) — I couldn’t find time to read this article.

Study finds humanity’s origins clouded by isolation and interbreedingOldest distinct population identified. But humans may never get specific site of origin.

Designing a Sustainable Interstellar Worldship

What would it mean if Jesus had been married?Slacktivist Fred Clark on the current stirrings in religious circles.

MoFem 101: Nauvoo Versus Utah Polygamy — Some inside baseball on Mormon polygamy history. I find this oddly fascinating.

Proud Americans, Be Who You Are — Being gay and political. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

“We’re Not Dead,” Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead — That conservative need to prevent voter fraud? Working out masterfully well.

Bill O’Reilly’s Sandra Fluke Obsession — Anatomy of yet another of the endless baldfaced conservative lies.

Final Stretch Marks Shift in Money Race — What’s wrong with this headline?

GOP Sen. says he will cut scientific funding because scientists read too much — Because, uh. I got nothing. The conservative stupid outpaces even my sarcasm sometimes.

Mitt Romney: I’m for the ’100 percent’ — Amazing, the things conservatives say when they realize people are listening. Quite different from when they feel free to truly speak their minds.

Ann Romney to critics: “Stop it. This is hard” — Yes, I warmly recall when Ann Romney leapt to the defense of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama as the media savaged them and their husbands. Her sterling intellectual consistency is of a piece with that of conservatives as a whole.

Worse Than Bush — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the Romney candidacy. He has more interesting stuff here. N.B. I like reading Larison because he critiques the conservative movement from the inside. Gives me a more rounded view of some of the issues that are very hot for me. I don’t actually agree with very many of his positions, but I find him fascinating to read.

?otD: Drip drip?


9/21/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,300 new words on a Green novelette)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (fitful)
Weight: 235.6
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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[links] Link salad believes that Green is more than a color

The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 151): Interview with Author Jay Lake — They interviewed me at Worldcon.

Jay Lake, “Hnacie pero” (2007) — A review of Mainspring. I’m not sure of the language. Romanian or Hungarian, possibly.

With a Nasal Drawl — A discussion about writing about language. (Found at Language Log.)

Sturgeon’s Law — Hahahaha! (Snurched from @jackwilliambell.)

Vintage Tin Toys

Elephant, Ranger Protections Endorsed—But Do They Have Teeth? — Warning, triggery photographs.

Woolly Mammoth Tracks Prove Beasts Once Roamed Oregon

We’ll have to get used to this idea — Roger Ebert with a somewhat lateral take on vegetarianism.

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and Sacred History from Judaism to Islam

Some Religious Leaders See a Threat as Europe Grows More Secular — I can only see deprivileging religion as a good thing, personally. Not delegitimization, just deprivileging.

Researchers track evolution through snapshots of 40,000 generationsThe experiment, bane of Conservapedians, traces evolution to the DNA level.

Looking down on the snow of Kilimanjaro The ice is receding, and it’s expected the volcano will be ice-free in as little as ten years. While the recession has been going on for a century now, the past couple of decades have seen phenomenal acceleration in ice loss. It’s amazing, the lengths liberals will go to to perpetrate their global warming scam. Even to removing tons of snow from an African volcano. Good thing we have the GOP to tell us the truth, despite our lying eyes.

Chick-fil-A to stop giving money to ‘anti-gay organizations,’ according to reports — I am rather suspicious of this story, especially given the transparently disingenuous statement from the company at the end of the article, but I am cautiously optimistic.

A Brief Black Liberal Rant — Ta-Nehisi Coates is, as usual, interesting.

One More Reason to Distrust Romney — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on R. Money’s ongoing campaign woes.

Mitt Romney pulled up from his bootstraps: ‘I have inherited nothing.’ — The lack of self-awareness inherent in privilege is stunning.

What Mitt Romney Doesn’t Get About Responsibility — A devastating critique of the idiocy of the worldview from Romney’s money tower.

Romney Taking Hits in Republican Party as Polls Show Obama Edge — WHat astonishes me is that through my political lifetime, the GOP have been absolute masters at messaging and party discipline. Did the Bush administration wreck the Republican party as badly as it wrecked the country as a whole?

Mitt Romney says half of Americans are immoral parasites who think they’re ‘victims’Slacktivist Fred Clark with a terrific rundown of solid links on Romney’s inadvertent moment of conservative honesty.

Mitt is down; out looms next — The country can only hope.

?otD: Would you go to Kalimpura?


9/20/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,000 new words on a Green novelette)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (fitful)
Weight: 238.2
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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