[links] Link salad plays hard, sleeps hard

The power of introverts — (Via [info]garyomaha.)

Where Death Shaped the Beats — A bit of countercultural history for you.

93-year-old Florida woman retires her ’64 Mercury after 576,000 miles on the road

Q&A With Dr. Michio Kaku: Where Are Our Flying Cars?

See the Elephant Face on Mars — Ancient astronauts! Intelligent design! Pareidolia!

U.S. Coast Guard fires on “ghost ship” that drifted across Pacific

Why Republicans and Democrats Can’t Feel Each Other’s PainA new study shows why empathy doesn’t cross the political aisle. Interesting in light my comment that conservatism is a profound failure of empathy for those less fortunate. (Via [info]ericjamesstone.)

Conservatives Bristle At Federal Court’s Retaliatory Move At Obama[E]ven conservatives are concerned that the circuit court judges stepped out of bounds Tuesday — and made Obama’s point about judicial overreach for him. Remember, kids, it’s “judicial activism” when conservatives disagree with the outcome of legislation from the bench, but “wise Constitutional jurisprudence” when they support the outcome. Principled intellectual consistency is for liberals and fools.

Santorum moves fuel predictions he will exitCampaign that has pressed Romney hard ratchets back. Aww. The GOP primaries without Senator Frothy Mix will be like the circus without the clowns.

?otd: What time did you get up?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,500 words on Their Currents Turn Awry)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling

One thought on “[links] Link salad plays hard, sleeps hard

  1. It’s not clear to me that liberals empathize directly with individual conservatives (something that the linked article discusses), but I think an experiment about taking actions to help a person in the abstract, at some small personal cost, would see a clearer difference. Trouble with so many of these psychological studies is that their narrow, specific results get generalized in ways that are not always valid.

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