What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Weekend Linkee-poo late edition

Art for art's sake. Yeah, that. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A primer on how to create the perfect pen name. Isn't that: take the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on… oh wait, that's something else.

The Choosetron "self-directed story printer" Kickstarter. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Advice for keeping safe and social online for writers.

Mary Robinette Kowal tries a different form of author promotion.

California's hanging trees. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

The groups that fund global climate change denialism. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

And the infographic on "So you wanna solve climate change."

Money for nothin' college for free.

"Fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, cause overactive immune responses and turn on cancer growth genes, two US studies reveal." Well, that kinda sucks. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"'A fear of suffering which, in some, goes as far as an aversion for the suffering' diagnoses the disease now afflicting American politics." Well, there's an explanation.

So, conservatives, confused by liberals who label your party as a bunch o' whackaloons when you think you all are perfectly reasonable? How's this for an example. That't he new Oregonian GOP Chairman. Someone who claims he had advanced scientific training. And he's making dumb ass comments like "spraying nuclear waste so we become more resistant to genetic disease" and basically becoming an AIDS/HIV denier. Now, if you happen to think these are good ideas, well then it's a hopeless cause. If you realize that our "immune systems" (actually with radiation we're talking about enzymes that could correct the damage to DNA before replication) doesn't work that way and that the connection between HIV and AIDS is pretty conclusively established, then maybe there is hope to bring conservatives back from the edge. But probably not. (Grokked from Jay Lake) The problem with the NYT assigning a reporter to cover Hillary Clinton full time, 3 years before the next election. Just is case you're still suffering from the delusion that the Grey Lady was in the pocket of the liberal left. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

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