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Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

Adjust your bookmarks

Jen McCreight is moving on and planning to reboot her blogging at a new site, The Jenome. Sometimes a change in the environment is exactly what is needed to restore one’s enthusiasm.

Apr 30 2014

Charles Pierce is a bit angry

And he should be. So am I. The state of Oklahoma tortured a man to death, in the name of justice. Clayton Lockett was a bad man who committed a deeply evil act: he shot a young woman who caught him in a robbery and then buried her alive. I have no sympathy for the …

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Apr 30 2014

#CDCVax is the Twitter place to be today

The CDC is going to have a twitter party, sharing information about National Infant Immunization Week, 140 characters at a time, at 1pm EDT today. Just for fun, the anti-vaxxer crazies are planning to crash the hashtag, so getting more rational people to join the conversation would be a good idea — let’s swamp out …

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Apr 29 2014

What happens when you accuse racists of being racist?

bobinboca

You get mail. Nicely written, printed letters in the mail. And they confirm everything I said. So a lot of Fox News viewers have been writing to me lately, expressing their outrage that I would dare to suggest that racist newspapers out to be thrown off campus. And a great many of them have another …

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Apr 29 2014

A new programming language, Avail

Look it over, the Avail Programming Language was released to the public just today. (What a random thing for me to mention, you might be thinking…until you look at the credits.)

Apr 29 2014

The guy’s an evolutionist, and there’s nothing in the whole course description about biblical creation as even a plausible alternative!

Oh, joy. We’re getting another cheesy Christian movie in which the college professor is the evil bad guy. We just had Kevin Sorbo pretending to be an angry atheist philosophy professor in God’s Not Dead, and now we get Harry Anderson playing an angry atheist biology professor in A Matter of Faith. Rachel Whitaker, a …

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Apr 28 2014

Bollypoop

Here’s an interesting approach to educating the public about health and sanitation — make a song about it. Daily 620 million Indians are defecating in the open. That’s half the population dumping over 65 million kilos of poo out there every day. If this poo continues to be let loose on us, there will be …

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Apr 28 2014

But silence is political

The Science Fiction Writers of America have another struggle brewing — the pus-oozing abscess called Vox Day is soiling their garments again. He has a novella, Opera Vita Aeterna, which was was nominated for a Hugo award. It’s not very good. I did read it — Day has made it freely available — and I …

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Apr 28 2014

We almost elected this mad woman to high office?

Sarah Palin is so stupid, it’s terrifying. Here she is preaching to her fellow lunatics about how liberals are soft on terrorists and are out to help our enemies, when we’re supposed to put the “fear of god” in them. Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists. I think I’m going to be sick. This is …

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Apr 28 2014

We have some screwed up priorities here

Chris Sullins

You might also take a look at the whole defense budget, which will reach almost $500 billion, and which is characterized as… …a sound path to responsibly meet the risks and challenges of the current national security environment. It actually is a reduction in military spending from last year ($526 billion), but it’s still obscenely …

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