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Just from today!Dan Savage, gay children, denominations, responsibility of consequences
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=5135029
http://rfmcdpei.livejournal.com/2523435.html

French pension strikes continue. Seems perhaps good that I left when I did.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11563423
http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE69H0RL20101018?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true

airline pilot refuses naked screening
http://www.expressjetpilots.com/the-pipe/showthread.php?39523-Well-today-was-the-day

IU health engagement program: fat smokers pay more!
http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/hep/index.html
plus petition and discussion
http://community.livejournal.com/bloomington/2043858.html

Israel's anti-Arab loyalty oath
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/1018/1224281343072.html

Republican candidate Joe Miller has reporter assaulted and handcuffed,
declares his past off limits
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/10/18/alaska.miller.reporter/index.html
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/10/11/101903/alaskas-miller-declares-questions.html

marijuana legalization in California vs. Mexico
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/world/americas/18mexico.html?_r=1&src=tp

Krugman on China's rare earth monopoly
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/opinion/18krugman.html

new culture of poverty ideas
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/18/us/18poverty.html

Franz de Waal on morals without God
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/morals-without-god/

What might the future condemn us for? With newly specific set of guidance criteria
http://rfmcdpei.livejournal.com/2522013.html

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scottopic
Oct. 18th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Anonymous NM have a particular bone to pick with you?

As always, thanks for the links.
mindstalk
Oct. 19th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Noel Mauer I believe, who has a sometimes interesting blog of his own, and intermittent comments at Randy and James; I've linked to him on Puerto Rico in the past. But he seems to have flown off a handle here.

It's a topic which seems cool to think about but which I think is almost impossible to discuss coolly in a diverse group. It's "what is almost everybody today morally wrong about" after all.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 19th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
culture of poverty is interesting... presumably thinking along those lines prompted the bulletin boards in IN about, er, optimism and perseverance.

i think we've been too hands-off with minority cultures. if you're a white kid in a shitty neighborhood with crappy parents, the tv *still* bombards you with good role models, educational content, and public service announcements about precisely how to not suck. But you see almost no cartoon characters and PSA's aimed at poor minority cultures... people are too afraid to touch the topic. I once stayed up late enough to hear a PSA on the radio suggesting that young black teens shouldn't be racist against white teens... which, honestly, is a good thing to say. No one should be racist. There should be PSA's prompting *both* groups to be sane. But still I was in awe of the balls it took to put that on air, even at 4am.
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