09 May 2012 @ 12:28 pm
The House of Lords, fighting obesity, and deep-sea critters  
SOME NEWS:
* Glenn Greenwald on the American double-standard on violence overseas.
* Report finds tough times for the poor in Northern Virginia.
* Britain to overhaul the House of Lords.
* "Want to end obesity? Then talk to the ministries of finance, not health." (Courtesy asimplelife.)
* No, not all Christians are conservatives, but...
* Ed Kilgore asks: what does Ron Paul really want?
* Phil Plait on looking into space and highlighting the invisible.
* Meanwhile, the deep ocean is home to some crazy critters.

 
 
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PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on May 9th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
too right
"The big idea behind Paul's 'delegate strategy' is to exploit the difference between what the GOP nominating process looks like and what it really is. What it looks like is a rolling series of miniature election days, with attack ads and flag-waving rallies and statewide votes. It really is an eye-glazing, posterior-numbing series of meetings."
Selkiselki on May 11th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
My workplace was papered with ads for the HBO fat hate show this week.
http://healthateverysizeblog.org/2012/05/08/the-haes-files-stereotype-management-skills-for-hbo-viewers/
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