[links] Link salad takes to the skies with a stumble and a cough

The Great Amazon Squeeze — Gee. Predatory business practices. From Jeff Bezos. Also, this just in: water is wet.

Fall Colors Are Peaking 10 Days Later Than the early 1980′s — Just more of those inconveniently biased facts. Nothing to see here, citizen, Rush Limbaugh will explain it to your beautiful mind shortly. (Via Gillian.)

Theology & science fiction: A Calvinist dystopia — Insofar as I can tell, all Calvinism is dystopic.

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the DayChick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Jacob & Leah & Rachel & Zilpah & Bilhah (Genesis 29:15-30)

A Bishop Describes How The Church Invented Hell To Control People — Because morality! (Thanks to David Goldman.)

V.P. debate: Missing from the abortion discussion? Women — Because white men know best about women’s health.

Let’s dedicate the EU’s Nobel peace prize to Europe’s sexual revolutionThe long-term effects of the EU’s student exchange programme are still to be felt – Erasmus has bonded the continent’s youth. Cora Buhlert has more on this from the perspective of a German citizen. (Meaning the peace prize, not transnational sex.)

Third Northwest activist jailed for staying silent — Because due process! Feel safer now? What if it was you in that cell? (Via [info]danjite.)

Romney Says People Don’t Die Because They Lack Insurance — Here’s Why He’s Wrong — A conservative? Wrong? About healthcare? Next you’ll be telling me evolution isn’t a secularist lie!

Paul Ryan, King of Pork — Mmm, intellectual consistency. Who needs it when there’s Obama to hate on?

?otD: Are you home today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

2 thoughts on “[links] Link salad takes to the skies with a stumble and a cough

  1. Cora says:

    Oh, I could also offer my perspective on the transnational sex, having been a student in Europe in the age of Erasmus. And yes, the Guardian article has got it completely right. There’s a lot of boinking going on, particularly during semesters abroad via Erasmus (so far from home, students get lonely), though US exchange students get happily involved as well. I know only one Erasmus couple (German/Romanian) that actually got married, but transnational relationships were so common that “tragic Erasmus love story” actually emerged as a separate genre at the university lit mag where I worked for a while.

    As for Amazon, they also entice plenty of self-publishers to go exclusive with them via some more or less questionable benefits. I stayed far away from that program, though I use Amazon both as a reader and writer, but plenty of others swear by it.

    Answer of the day: Yes, I am.

  2. There are a lot of biological indicators of global warming. No need to argue about temperature taking methodology among rational people. The plants and animals have changed their locations/habits. Except the ostriches with their heads buried in the sand.

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