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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 09 2012

Cephalopod Awareness Days!

I got busy and missed the beginning (yesterday), but it’s not too late! I have not seen a lot of hullaballoo this year, but the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Blogs reminds us that October 8-12 (strange, it’s usually 8-10) are Cephalopod Awareness Days. Among other things, this means the Cephalopod Awareness Days at Noadi’s …

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Oct 08 2012

Headline Muse, 10/8

There are microbes in water that spoil it You can’t drink till you treat it or boil it But the still greater cost Is in lives that are lost So it’s worth re-designing the toilet Headline: Hi-tech toilets save lives–and mean big business In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Reinvent the …

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Oct 08 2012

Digital Cuttlefish FanFic?

Erm… Um…*blush*… And in what I hope is a completely unrelated tidbit, a reader found xir way here yesterday by googling the phrase “What disease makes you rhyme?” Answer? I don’t know, but if any of you find out, and it turns out there’s a treatment? Keep it to yourself.

Oct 07 2012

“Stand Your Ground” Against Atheist Attacks?

So my aggregator sent me to a site where I expected to find bad arguments about crosses on war memorials. I found them (along with some fascinating descriptions of what atheists are, and what they think). And then, this disturbing bit: “Stand Your Ground” isn’t any different when atheists defile Jews/Christians, believing that Due Process …

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Oct 07 2012

In Support Of Marriage Equality In Maine

So I got another donation very recently (thank you!), from a name which seemed familiar. I have learned never to trust my memory, but I think this was someone with whom I used to argue, years ago. He or she (I know, but hey) was opposed to same-sex marriage (though the host of that site …

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Oct 06 2012

The Sanctity Of Suffering

There’s fire, flood, and famine, and there’s pestilence and war And there’s cholera, malaria, diphtheria and more Kids will die of diarrhea by the millions every year Jesus loves the little children, so He wants to keep them near. It may first appear a tragedy, to die at six or seven But remember how much …

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Oct 05 2012

“Up until now, the idea of being American and believing in God were synonymous”

At the Washington Post, Sally Quinn is the most— The most wrong, most annoying, most vile Now she’s written a screed that’s offensive indeed And it’s full of the usual bile Says “belief is a must, cos in God we do trust So our coins are the ones God would favor You can see every …

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Oct 04 2012

Texas Cheerleaders Fight The Tyranny Of The Minority

In Texas, where football’s religion And religion is bigger each year Where the cheerleading squad Gives all glory to god And sings praises to Jesus in cheer There’s a school where they all read the bible And the handful who don’t, watch their backs Because Jesus comes first All the kids do their worst To …

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Oct 03 2012

Debate One

The question of who is the greater debater Is not as important as sometimes it seems We follow, to see who seems fitter, on Twitter; Opinions are written, in digital reams The candidates spar, and their minions’ opinions Will saturate all the political shows We’ll credit the better at spinning with winning— It’s Rorschach on …

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Oct 03 2012

I Think I’m Doing It Wrong

… but at least I no longer worry I’m some sort of felon for de-godding some coins. Take a look on eBay for “Cross Pennies”. I’ll try some links here, but they may break once the auctions are over. You can buy a penny with a cross punched out of it… for a dollar. Or …

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