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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Monday, October 24, 2011

Linkee-poo curses the powers that be, the force us to live like we do

Tonight is our second lecture test, so it'll be a short post while I review all my study cards over lunch.

Happy birthday to Antony van Leeuwenhoek who decided to use his home made microscopes to look at something more than the fabrics he sold (to verify thread count) and opened up the world of microscopy and microbiology.

Jim Hines follows up on his "should writers blog" with "what makes a good blog." Yeah, about that "interesting" part…

Crazy Uncle Pat II (Pat Buchanan) has a new book out. Here are some choice quotes. Wow, cognitive disfunction much, Pat? "Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans." If there is any greater statement exemplifying the blind spot of White Privilege, I don't think I've seen it. (Pointed to by Dan)

More on the Berkeley Earth climate change study. (Pointed to by John)

Tweet of my heart: @GeorgeTakei: Apple Siri doesn't understand English speakers from Asia. Asian hackers respond, changing all McDs destinations to Panda Express.

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