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May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(This is where the new stuff--the stuff that wasn't posted at my personal journal--starts.)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Neato! From [info]lavenderfrost, When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite (from colfaxrecord.com)
:: I LOOOOVE The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Thanks as to [info]exceptindreams for posting the poem.
:: Another BAD-ASS FEMALE. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The only woman in the French Foreign Legion. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: ARGH, people suck. From @haterhater, Census Worker Found Hanged. (from care2.com)
:: From @trexsandwich, another article on the Census worker who was hanged. (From the AP)
:: @haterhater perusal continues (will do this with several tweeps): Police Report Filed by Acorn Exposes False Claims in Gotcha Vids. (from alternet.org)
:: From military.com, Reporter Injured by IED Bounces Back to Help Wounded Warriors. With non-automatic audio. (from podcasts.military.com)
:: From the National Partnership for Women and Families ActionSpeak, Health Insurance Reform as a Women's Issue: The First Lady's Take (from whitehouse.gov)
:: Another from ActionSpeak, With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App FOR REALS. (from blog.nationalpartnership.org)
:: From military.com, Canadian Bill Would Aid US War Deserters.
:: From the above link, Swedish Women Troops Want 'Combat' Bra. I'd like one too, just for jogging.
:: Also from military.com, Standoff at VA Hospital Ends Peacefully.
:: Why am I not surprised? From NPfW&F: Teen Birth Rates Highest in States With Greatest Levels of Religious Belief, Study Finds. (from nationalpartnership.org)
:: From HuffPo, Keli Goff: Why I'm Grateful for Joe Wilson and the Fury of Racists. Well done, ms. Goff.
:: From the above link, The Millennial Generation. Been saying this for like two years now--we're gonna pass stuff like marriage equality because more and more progressives keep turning 18 and registering to vote! (from americanprogress.org):
One likely consequence of the Millennial generation’s rise is an end to the so-called culture wars that have marked American politics for the last several decades. Acrimonious disputes about family and religious values, feminism, gay rights, and race have frequently crippled progressives’ ability to make their case to the average American. Millennials support gay marriage, take race and gender equality as givens, are tolerant of religious and family diversity, have an open and positive attitude toward immigration, and generally display little interest in fighting over the divisive social issues of the past. Almost two-thirds agree that religious faith should focus more on promoting tolerance, social justice, and peace in society, and less on opposing abortion or gay rights.

Right. The fuck. ON.

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May. 13th, 2010 01:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 26, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From IAVA, 4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan ;_; (from cnn.com)
:: Also from IAVA, U.S. gives new rights to Afghan prisoners. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Making Media Partisanship Work.
:: From Brave New Films, SickForProfit.com. The video will make your blood boil.
:: From @trexsandwich, NatalieDee. Awesome and funny comics. :D
:: From @shannynmoore, Frank Schaeffer: Glenn Beck and the 9/12 Marchers: Subversive From Within Very informative, please read. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @newsminer, Yes on sales tax Some of the comments are even smart. (from newsminer.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. Wilson Shouts 'You Lie' After Wife Fakes Orgasm (from borowitzreport.com)
:: From a link from HuffPo, The 9/12 Project: What? (from trueslant.com)
:: Beautiful time-suck win. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Orisinal : Morning Sunshine (from ferryhalim.com)
:: Why am I not surprised? From HuffPo, 9/12 March 'Tea Party' Photo: False Image Spread By Anti-Reform Activists and thisfrom PolitiFact that goes into more detail.
:: This will make your head explode with RAAAAGE. From Trialia via Gtalk, Steven L. Anderson: Killing Gays is Not Murder (from signorile.com)
:: From BBC News, Is race a factor in Obama protests Um, do bears shit in the woods?
:: From military.com, Military Spouses Create Group to Help Troops, Vets Find Jobs :D
:: Also from military.com, Military Chief Suggests Need to Enlarge U.S. Afghan Force (from nytimes.com)

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May. 11th, 2010 02:03 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 21, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This needs to be seen. From an [info]ontd_political comment thread, Michael Moore's SICKO In. Its. Entirety. (from video.google.com)
:: Lordy fuck. From @HumanityCritic, VIDEO: Watch Joe "You Lie" Wilson Yell at Dem, Rant about His Hatred of America"More Judges Are Punishing Wall Street's Bad Behavior While Regulators Do Nothing... (via bloomberg.com)
:: From Huffington Post, New Rule: Conspiracy Weary Well done, Mr. Maher. XD
:: And another from HuffPo: Carolita Johnson: Obama's Zombification Of Our Children WIN.
:: From @linktv, Veiled Voices. This is fantastic.
:: From @verucablue, Obama Accepts Wilson's Apology. Can we get back to the HCR discussion now, please?
:: Oh, lordy. From @shannynmoore, South Carolina Congressman Who Sreamed at President Obama Fought to Keep Confederate Flag (from firedoglake.com)
:: From @USArmy, 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss
:: *sigh* From BreakingNews, President Obama proclaims September 11, 2009 as "Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance". National Day of Service and Remembrance wasn't enough? :P
:: From @AnaMarieCoxShow, Barbara Boxer Tells Rachel Maddow How She Feels Inside and other great video. Now I just wonder how the fuck they get the MSNBC embeds to work. :P (from airamerica.com)
:: *boggles* From @ontd_political, Japan death row 'breeds insanity' (via news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From @newsminer, Effects of Arctic warming seen as widespread. Learn from my mistake and don't read the comments.
:: From @shannynmoore RTing @Franklin808, Sept. 8's This Modern World (from salon.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA TOP GOV. From @Scoop44 and CurrentTV.

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May. 10th, 2010 12:39 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 16, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @rkref, Paul Begala: Why I Loved Obama's Health Care Speech Right the fuck on, dude. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. From the links from the above link, Best News Blooper Ever? BBC Reporter Has Issues :D :D (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @ontd_political, AP FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on defecit pledge and other checks.
:: From @partlyyellow via @harrislacewell, The look you do NOT want to get! The comments are priceless! (from twitpic.com)
:: Wow, that didn't take long. From @sarking, Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition :D :D (from joewilsonisyourpreexistingcondition.com)
Some examples:
:: Joe Wilson laid off your dad just before his pension kicked in
:: Joe Wilson let his dog poop on your lawn
:: Joe Wilson pilfered your grandparent's pension account
:: Joe Wilson doesn't respect the constitution of your United States
:: Joe Wilson didn't refill your Brita pitcher
:: Joe Wilson sued your gramma for filesharing
:: Joe Wilson is on your death panel
:: Joe Wilson readjusted your car seat and rearview mirrors
:: Joe Wilson farted during your wedding vows
:: Joe Wilson stopped seeding the torrent at 97% complete
:: From @natthedem, Obama's Speech Moves Swing Voters to Support Reform (from democracycorps.com)
:: From @rkref, E.J. Dionne Jr. - At Long Last, Obama Fires Back on Health Reform (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from @rkref, Republicans Behaving Badly by Eugene Robinson. (from voices.washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from @rkref, On Brink, Obama Is Resolute and Clear (from nytimes.com)
:: And another from @rkref: More Reactions to Obama's Speech (from politicalwire.com)
:: Excellent! :D From @militaryavenue, Navy helps families with special-needs children (from nayvtimes.com)
:: Also from @militaryavenue, DOD Targets Drug Abuse During Red Ribbon Week (from militaryavenue.com)
:: Another from @militaryavenue, Guide for Helping Children and Youth Cope with Separation (a PDF from the DOD)
:: From @chrislhayes, Does Joe Wilson Believe the President Was Actually Lying? (from thenation.com)
:: From @militaryavenue, Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers (from militaryavenue.com)

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May. 9th, 2010 08:46 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 13, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From the awesome artist [info]quirkybird, her comic Bite Me! :D Go read it!
:: From [info]queer_theory, the blogs 69 Love Songs, Illustrated and Feasting on Art. :)
:: Heehee. From a link in an [info]atheism comment thread, the Cult of Cthulu. :P
:: From a friend on Yahoo! IM, Pangender on Wikipedia, from there to Genderqueer.
:: From Genderqueer, United Genders of the Universe, Gender Queer Revolution, Genderfork.com, and Polygender.co.uk, and thus I felt a little less alone. Not exactly androgynous myself, but I do rebel against rigid gender roles.
:: Wow. From CNN Politics, Wilson calls White House to Apologize.
:: This is something Fizzy showed me. It's the last piece from the NYT reporter in Afghanistan who was killed. 'I would not leave Afghanistan'
:: From [info]poor_skills, this and this on Amish Friendship Bread starters and recipes. :)
:: From another [info]poor_skills comment thread, Paula Burch's All About Hand Dyeing. :D
:: From @milblogging, Wisconsin Troops: A World Away, But Maybe A Little Bit Closer Than You Thing with the Power of a Military Blog :) (from milblogging.com)
:: From [info]greencow, Waking up Canadian (youtube)
:: HAHAHAHAHAHA! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Chris Franklin - Bloke Famous Aussie comedian Chris Franklin doing a parody of Meredith Brooks's "Bitch." (youtube)
:: Heehee. Fizzy just showed me this to show Chris: Super Mario man: 20 years and still chasing Princess Peach. XD (from theage.com.au)
:: From [info]quirkybird, the Stumpdown Comics Fest 2009! (Yes, it already happened.):: Another from Fizzy: SA pigeon 'faster than broadband' :D (from news.bbc.co.uk)

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May. 6th, 2010 12:46 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 7, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From military.com, Guard Opens First Academy for Dropouts. Neato! :)
:: Also from military.com, Working With War Wounds. Best wishes, Sgt. Ranno.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, TRMS Insani-Tea: Conservatives Rally Around "Teabagging" Oh, here they come. Going through April is gonna be FUN!
:: From @DonLemonFans, Viral Web site mocks Wal-Mart customers. I'm looking through People of Wal-Mart, and as a Southerner, I haven't found anything particularly offensive yet. Most of it's just funny/embarrassing.
:: From @Scoop44, Why Objectivity Just Won't Matter
:: From @gayatheist, Protect Maine Equality Releases First Two TV Ads Well done!
:: From Encyclopedia Dramatica, quoted by [info]zevshir:

how being verbose works to your advantage:

"If your teacher assigns you a paper on some boring-ass topic like the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, you know that bitch isn't gonna read every single paper in your 500 seat lecture class, so you can just fire up the copypasta machine and make your paper so long and boring that she'll get about 3 pages in before giving up and scribbling a "B" on it before running off to some seedy motel with one of her other students."

:: Neato! From [info]zevshir, North Carolina Town Prints Own Currency to Support Local Business
:: Awwwwwww. From [info]exceptindreams, I know you little, I love you lots.
:: WIN. From @GayRainArmy, Finger Bitten Off in Fight At Health Care Rally. The injured anti-reform man walked to Los Robles hospital to have the finger reattached. He has Medicare.
:: This, this, and this, and this on the conservative freakout over President Obama's speech to schoolkids on Sept. 8th.
:: Awwwwww! From @sarking, Squirrel nuts over builder friend (from news.bbc.co.uk, automatic audio/video)
:: From @USArmy, Pledge of support from first lady begins family conference Nice.
:: YAYS! From @gayatheist, BREAKING: Calif. Assembly Passes Harvey Milk Day Bill :D :D :D
:: From an [info]atheism comment thread, this (an NZ survey) and (a US survey) on religion, non-religion, and demographics. (from openparachute.wordpress.com and doubtreligion.blogspot.com)

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Apr. 19th, 2010 09:45 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 25, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: The comments on [info]olberfanns leading up to Keith's anticlimactic "big announcment" are fucking great.
:: Yeah, so I've linked to or copied just about every poem that [info]exceptindreams has posted that I've seen in keeping up with my flist. Well, they deserve to be linked/copied. Here's another, Listen! by Vladimir Mayakovsky.
:: From a comment thread in [info]atheist, 10 myths -- and 10 truths -- about atheism by Sam Harris. A really, really excellent article. Go read it! (from latimes.com)
:: This from [info]metaquotes:

My debit cards are, evidently, made in Outer Mongolia, on a machine that only works on days when it can be powered by the divine light of the full moon. It is then shipped by camel to Uttar Pradesh, where it's lost for six days. When, finally, one of the child workers in that factory amputates a finger on a diamond drill, it turns out, in quest for the first-aid kit (which is actually just a gun to shoot the kid with) that my debit card was being used to hold a door open. Acting promptly, the factory foreman grabs my card, uses it to slit the kid's throat, and then drops the bloodstained card into an envelope, which is probably addressed to Maine. The UPPS drops the envelope into the hold of a tramp steamer going the wrong direction, and eventually the card winds up in Africa, where I see it being used as a ping-pong paddle in the slums of Nairobi on Another Touching Discovery Documentary About Somewhere You Never Want To Live. The producer of the show is only available via carrier pigeon during the day, but can be reached by a pillar of fire at night, so eventually he takes the card from the kids playing ping-pong and sends it off to me, where it will be, for NO EVIDENT REASON, rerouted to Des Moines, IA, because Des Moines, WA is close enough, despite the zip code being wildly different. Eventually, the card will be hand-carried to me by a convicted serial killer named Opus, who is pretty sure I gots a purdy mouf.

On the plus side, I never, ever notice the bloodstains from the kid in Uttar Pradesh, because by the time I have time to examine the card, I've had to use it to kill Opus, so I assume it's his blood.

(And for all of you who laughed, there's plenty of room for the lot of you in Heather's Happy Hellbound Handbasket.)
:: This, this, and this, from [info]a_tergo_lupi. (from photoninthedarkness.com and sciencebasedmedicine.org)
:: From change.org, Students vs. the Defense of Marriage Act I wanted to stay umarried for just this reason, but with Chris going back into the military...I still feel guilty about it, like I'm flashing my heteronormative privilege around, even though I'm not heterosexual.
:: From change.org, A Global Look At Women's Attitudes Toward Domestic Abuse :(
:: From a link from change.org, Why I need a Public Option For Health Care Reform, by Danine Spencer (from danine.net)
:: Most of these are spot-on. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Uncomfortable Plot Summaries
:: From this [info]metaquotes context, How do you explain a missing hand to a child? Excellent article, and excellent comments. (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And then I looked up Kids Like Me So. Freaking. Cute.
:: Also from that context, Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs And they are neato. :)
:: So a comment in that context mentioned BoingBoing, though I didn't see the nephew's project mentioned there, but I did findthis awesomeness from [info]naominovik: her book His Majesty's Dragon, the full text!, and others. :D
:: And this deserves extra pimpage: The Suvudu Free Book Library! I don't think I'll be in a "book funk" for quite some time. XD Lots of series to get into here!
:: Two more links from that context's comments: Student Activism and A Fabulous Child's Story. Is super-neato. :)

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Apr. 10th, 2010 05:58 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]mothwentbad at [info]atheismA Religious Liberal Blog: Religion in America: Not Encouraging. (from religiousliberal.blogspot.com)
:: The article mentioned in the above, There's a new power in America - atheism Well, I sure hope so. (from timesonline.co.uk)
:: While looking up internet accessibility, I found this at the BBC Disability Blog: Disability BitchI like her. :D
:: From [info]quill18 in an [info]atheist comment thread, "Be exellent to each other." "Party on, dudes!" (link goes to YouTube; automatic audio)
:: From [info]azurecobalt in an [info]atheist comment thread, List of fictitious atheists and agnostics (from wikipedia.org)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuchHome Decorating With The Obamas Classy!
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes. Kitteh pwnage FTW. :)
:: From @GayRainArmy, List of Glenn Beck Sponsors/Advertisers: Dropped & Remaining Frequently updated.
:: I love this. From [info]metaquotesThe First Church of the Intergalactic Fruitbat Steve :D
:: From Chris via Gtalk, a Chugworth Academy comic about coloring one's hair. ^_^
:: I LOL'ed. From [info]metaquotes, about [info]rahmbamarama.
:: From [info]i_iz_normlSt Francis de la Sissies Awesome. (from youtube.com; automatic audio)
:: An article about [info]rahmbamaramaRahm Emanuel shows mettle, preparedness Right on.
:: This is so freaking cute. From [info]metaquotes.:: Neato! And useful. From [info]pushingarockOneLook Reverse Dictionary 

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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:01 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 17, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Awesome. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Browns join Twitter war over NHS (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From six degrees of , One SyStep Forward, Two SySteps Back. Who'd'a thunk it? A fail bigger than the name "SyFy" itself.
:: This is so cool. From Fizzy, Sit-Skiers relish fruity instruction
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Assembly OKs gay rights ordinance 7-4 :D :D
:: Another from Fizzy: School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya What an awesome guy. :)
:: From [info]ontd_politicalCanada prepared to fight zombie invasion! So. Fucking. Cool. (And the source article, Scholars put braaaaains together to thwart zombies :D)
:: From a comment in the above, the comic President Evil. (from ontd_political, locked)
:: From a link from one of [info]liz_marcs's cut-the-bullshit posts, the one for countries with government health care, Say Hello to Yellow: State-Sponsored Healthcare in Denmark I really like the card idea. (Though you'd think something like a Social Security Number would work here.)
:: From HuffPo, Michael Krantz: Who Would Jesus Insure? Tea Party Dispatch From San Francisco
:: From [info]fizzylandDNA Sculpture is "Vile and Offensive" Whut.
:: From the site of the last link, Being Religious is like Eating Sand
:: Heehee. From [info]atheismJesus of the Week :D
:: From [info]maddow_kicksRachel Maddow on Afghanistan -- ang Groupies and finally buying a TV (PODCAST) (but it's not automatic audio)
:: I call BULLSHIT. But this comment is fucking hilarious:

"Keep your Jesus off my penis, keep your Bible off my balls, keep your prayers outta my ears and your crosses off my walls. You can have the virgin mother and the ressurection[sic] too, but keep your Jesus off my penis and I’ll keep my penis off of you."
:: Another one from Fizzy: 10 Popular Porn Scenarios That Seem Highly Implausible (from cracked.com) 

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:12 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 13, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From friendlyatheist at tumblr, 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs (from wired.com)
:: From Chris via Gtalk, this catgirls-and-ninjas goodness from Yosh! Comics. (from yoshsaga.com)

From HuffPo:
:: James Rucker: GEICO Pulls Its Ads from Glenn Beck Show
:: Bob Cesca: Keep Your Goddamn Government Hands Off My Medicare!
:: Bob Cesca: Republicans Lying to Old People About Euthanasia, Robots
:: After "Death Panel" Claim, Palin Now Calls For Civility
:: Cenk Uygur: The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man
:: Kathleeen Reardon: The "Death Panel" Already Exists! It's called private insurance.
:: Dean Baker: Governor Palin's Crazed Health Care Rant: Blame the Washington Post You mean EX-Governor.

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:: From a link at HuffPo, Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! Go! (bobcesca.com)
:: From another link at HuffPo, Anti-Reform Group takes Credit For Helping Gin Up Town Hall Rallies (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Are US healthcare protests genuine? (And she showed me this before I mentioned my getting TVTropes'ed by HuffPo.) (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: AWWWWW. Chris just sent this to me, with "How i feel about you" (only he doesn't share the pictures I send him). (Also, this.)
:: Another from Chris: Overlord 2: Minions at a Glance Best. FAQ. EVER. (warning: bit of automatic audio when you first get there) (from overlordgame.com)
:: From @USArmy, A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year (from army.mil)
:: From @jorajo, Rachel Maddow is my sweetie Awwwww. (from sfgate.com)
:: Twister Duvet Cover. DO WANT.
:: From military.com, Russia Holds US Humvees as Trophies:: Neato! Also from military.com, GI launches recycling effort in Iraq 

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:09 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 9, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]atheismGod 'will not give happy ending' About climate change. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From a link from the above article, Camp offers 'godless alternative' :D
:: This is bullshit. From @MODwife, Hero dog Sandbag forced to stay in Iraq despite desperate please from British troops(from dailymail.co.uk)
:: From [info]rahmbamaramaWhite House Peep of Staff Rahm Emanupeep :D :D :D
:: Sweeeet. from [info]ontd_politicalRahm Slammed Dems Attacking Other Dems as "F--king Stupid," Sources Say (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: This meta-meta-worthy gem from [info]kyra_neko_rei at [info]metaquotes:

New theorem: Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from sarcasm.

Corrollary: Sufficiently advanced sarcasm is indistinguishable from stupidity.

:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Hello Kitty Military Pach HELL YEAH DUDE. :D
:: This fantastic rant on preserving historical artifacts from [info]mhael.
:: From @ltdanchoi, Daniel Choi | Queer of the Month | August 2009 (from gaynewsdaily.net)
:: From [info]atheisma legitimate question and a page full of excellent answers.
:: Another from Fizzy, No longer shut away, people with a disability are still shut out (from theage.com.au)
:: Edit, 8/10: The report mentioned in the above article.

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:08 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(from August 6, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Weekly Bonus Question Some good ones! (from bbc.co.uk)
:: Another from Fizzy, From chip shop owner to doctor In the words of Fizzy, "good on you, Dr Chippie" :D (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And another from Fizzy: Great Parliamentary Brawls From Around the World Niiice. (from asylum.com)
:: Oh look, another from Fizzy! No, she's not spamming me, these are over the space of a few days. Get a grip. Have a nice day. And lighten up, dude. (from theage.com.au)
:: From [info]_53 at [info]atheismWoman Accused of Church Theft Blames Satan (from weirdnewsfiles.com)
:: Also from [info]_53 at [info]atheismMalaysian Woman Jailed For Worshipping Tea Pot Lordy fuck, it's not like they were hurting anyone. (from weirdasianews.com)
:: From random surfing, this and this about the "birthers" from news.bbc.co.uk, which is good at explaining things in Q&A format.
:: This NSFW gem that Chris just sent me. (8/5) (from somethingpositive.net) Have one more, also NSFW.
:: And another. I swear, Chris and I might as well be under those speech bubbles. :P
:: Another from Fizzy. This is awesome. Strong African communities will defeat terror recruiters (from theage.com.au)
:: So there was a mention of Rule 34 in a conversation with Fizzy. She suggested I Google "maths porn." I wound up at the TV Tropes page for Rule 34, so of course I haven't found it yet. But I did google one of the things I did find...WHUT. LHC - The Large Hardon Collider NSFW.
:: Found at the DW comm polybigbang, this excellent primer on polyamory

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:38 am
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(From July 13, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Phelps (WBC) people getting pwned in an epic way, courtesy of [info]lavenderfrost. :D
:: Yeah, what she said! From [info]eh_notsomuch
:: Fizzy sent me this from Cake Wrecks. XDDD
:: Well, this hit a little too close to home. (from PostSecret)
:: From Daily Kos via @Shoq, Former CIGNA executive says Michael Moore was right all along
:: HOLY SHIT FUNNEH. Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions. (from PunditKitchen)
:: The sack lunches, from [info]militarylove. Made me cry.
:: FUCKING COOL. From [info]metaquotes.
:: Yes, another one from [info]metaquotes. I couldn't just let "Righteous American Penis of Justice" go un-re-quoted, now, could I?
:: How to make Rice Cooker Bread. From a post at [info]poor_skills.
:: Linked in an [info]antitheism entry, Don't ask, don't tell documentary explores gays in the military. Especially read the comments.
:: From this post in [info]antitheism, Atheists call for 'debaptism' (from the BBC) Neato. :)
:: Via [info]lavenderfrost, This is your Nation on White Privilege (Updated) (from redroom.com)
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes:

On that topic, it occurs to me that Easter is truly the original holiday of the Living Dead (one of the originals, anyways-- I'm sure there are older mythologies too). And that, therefore, it ought to be taken over by the zombie contingent and adopted as one of their holy days. So remember, kids, leave out a nice basket of brains for Jesus so he won't come after yours!

:: From [info]quirkybird, a lovely poem called "Woe".

Woe!

It is true, our tribe is similar to the bees,
It gathers honey of wisdom, carries it, stores it in honeycombs.
I am able to roam for hours
Through the labyrinth of the main library, floor to floor.
But yesterday, looking for the words of masters and prophets,
I wandered into high regions
That are visited by practically no one.
I would open a book and could decipher nothing.
For letters faded and disappeared from the pages.
Woe! I exclaimed-so it comes to this?
Where are you, venerable ones, with your beards and wigs,
Your nights spent by a candle, griefs of your wives?
So a message saving the world is silenced forever?
At your home it was the day of making preserves.
And your dog, sleeping by the fire, would wake up,
Yawn, and look at you, as if knowing.


Czeslaw Milosz

:: And some RBR fun that I posted to [info]metaquotes. :)

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Feb. 1st, 2010 03:28 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From June 19, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: MOUNTAIN DEW. IN MY NOSE. (from this TPM article)



:: Oh, shit. (from blog.foreignpolicy.com)
:: From @newsminer, Exxon told to pay $500 million interest on Alaska oil spill award
:: From @lid86, Showdown over "Hate Speech" at Garfield High school WBC getting the smackdown again FTMFW!
:: Also from @lid86, More of the Garfield High smackdown, with pictures!
:: COOOOOOOL. From @skywaterblue, Introducing the Warpship (from dsc.discovery.com) This could not have come at a better time, since I'm finally working on my novels! :D
:: From the previous article, How Warp Speed Works (from howstuffworks.com) :D :D :D
:: Further link on warp drive, Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth into Black Hole Then maybe they should kick it Trek-style and not go to warp in a star system?
:: The HRC's Corporate Equality Index
:: Not that his EPIC FAIL wasn't already common knowledge: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Guantanamo and the mosue that roared (from the BBC) O SNAP.

But perhaps the new administration has not yet caught up on the niceties of what powers the mother country retains over these "overseas territories". It is security, defence and foreign policy, if they ever ask.

:: From actually getting back to my flist, this thoughtful discussion from [info]atheism.
:: Via [info]ontd_political, Iran's Day of Anguish
:: From thehill.com, Habits hard to break about the GOP and young voters.
:: From boingboing.net, Cyberwar guide for Iran elections Very useful information!
:: From military.com, High Court Rejects 'Don't Ask' Challenge Most of the comments made me very sad... ;_;
:: FUCK YEAH HILLARY CLINTON. Partnering Against Human Trafficking (h/t @andersoncooper, article at washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from @andersoncooper, "Come on...It's just pot" An excellent article, and also some good conversation in the comments.
:: I'm disgusted, but not surprised. Abercrombie "Banishes" Girl With Prosthetic Arm To storeroom Because She Doesn't Fit The "Look Policy" (from jezebel.com)
:: I LOL'ed. The Big Money: A&F Loses its cool (from msnbc.com)

Teens who haven't abandoned the shopping mall altogether are buying their clothes at stores like American Eagle and Aeropostale, which are increasingly positioning themselves as budget-friendly. Both stores are currently pushing promotions online, like buy-one, get-one free deals. Check out Abercrombie's Web site, though, and while you won't find any such online promotions on the latest season's items, you will find (warning!) a model with his hand down his pants.

:: From guardian.co.uk, A fantastic page for up-to-the-minute #IranElection news.
:: Right on, Senator Gillibrand! From @ltdanchoi, I Stand With Lt. Dan Choi, It's Time To Repeal DADT (from dailykos.com)
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Equality is now. Demand it!
:: From gayrights.change.org, A petition urging Congress to support H.R. 433, the Stonewall Resolution Please sign and promote!

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