October 21st, 2009

wombat

augh

I sure hope I impressed ACPS* with my zeal for the job as opposed to my illiteracy when I showed up this morning for in-processing - one week and twenty minutes before I was supposed to be there. :headdesk: At least I had all my papers done and ready to roll.

*Alexandria City Public Schools
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Politics

I don't think this is what Timothy Leary meant.

Back in the 60s, Dr. Leary's call to the youth of America was "Tune in, turn on, drop out!". This has usually been misinterpreted as an encouragement to live (brief) lives of drug-soaked uselessness, but in fact Leary saw psychedelic drugs as a gateway to revelation and self-discovery. He wanted people to find themselves through disciplined drug use and drop out of what he saw as a psychologically diseased society so that they could create a sounder one - ultimately, one that would get humanity off a ruined Earth, but that's another essay for another time.
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FGSFDS - Technoviking

The immunization debate

Great article in Wired. Much like global warming, this debate pits deliberate ignorance against science. For my part, I think people who make medical decisions for their children based on what Jenny McCarhy says deserve what they get, but I don't appreciate them putting my life -to say nothing of my family and friends!- at risk because of their stupidity.

(Instapundit)
HALO

may the wind take your troubles away

Since therevdrnye's visit on Sunday I've been leafing through my Twilight:2000 modules and manuals, thinking idly about how things have changed since the books were originally written, and wondering in an offhand manner about how things would change if you kicked the messy end of the Cold War down the road to 2017. The original problem that sucks the world into war could still be a Sino-Soviet war (honestly, does anyone think the current regime in Moscow differs from the old CCCP in anything but the name?) but the reunification of Germany is already a done deal...well, I'll look into the Twilight 3.0 version a little more and see what I think, though I have my own notions. One thing's for sure...an America in the wake of a limited nuclear exchange would be an extremely interesting place. Too interesting for me.
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