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(Quite a lot of them have to do with the TSA situation, I'll try to group them together.)

Placards, kilts part of plans for scanner protests
Oversecured America
AP Exclusive: Color-coded terror alerts may end
Schneir on Security's recent update about it all
And an LJ link
An update from the ACLU saying the TSA isn't training its scanners
Why Cavity Bombs Would Make the TSA Irrelevant
TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays
For the First Time, the TSA Meets Resistance
TSA Chief: US Will Never Ease Screening Policy
You, apparently, can't just say "Screw it, I don't need to fly today"
Shirtless 8-Year-Old Boy Gets TSA Pat Down
A Pat's Papers article on flying dead bodies
And he happens to think the TSA blog is "actually sort of fun"

Whew! That's a lot!

Bizarre squidworm discovered

Behavior change causes changes in beliefs, not vice versa

On turkeys. Hey, could I raise my own heritage turkey for the holiday next year? You *can* keep poultry in the city if they aren't noisy. And we already have wild or feral turkeys in Staten Island, among other places.

On stuffing your turkey with White Castle burgers.

Coyotes have been released in Chicago to help keep down the rodent population. I suppose that's not very much different than encouraging peregrine* falcons in NYC.

*Peregrine means wandering, of course, and is related to the word pilgrim in the obvious way.

A fluffy little article on Yiddish.
And for that matter, you can check out a nifty language map to see where Yiddish is spoken in the US!

It's time to sign up for SantaThing. This also makes a good gift. However, I will get you nothing in return, so bear that in mind.

University Kicks Student With Down Syndrome Out Of Classroom; Other Students Protest And Are Ignored

On tattoos to improve/monitor your health

Our Disappearing Apples

On taxes

Some graphs on race and the death penalty

Obama, S. Korea leader agree to hold joint military exercise. If somebody manages to start the Korean war up again, I'll be very irked. I'm already irked, frankly, because I see the likelihood of this.

Allergic Teen Seeks High School Perfume Ban

Conservatives at odds with Vatican over condoms

Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
Minnesota is using paperwork to deter induced labor

The use of braces for younger kids is increasing

And one from Motortrend.com that's... just well-worth reading for the fun of it.

And FINALLY (I think) one on a school which banned... wait for it... wait for it...





PENCILS!

Date: 2010-11-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
dogstar: Fireflight! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dogstar
You should totally raise your own heritage turkey next year. But you'll need to go in with someone else- the minimum order from most places is 6-ish. (I'd recommend getting 3, anyway- they die at the drop of a hat, and if you only get one, it'll die in September or something. :P) They're tremendously fun to watch- it's like having dinosaurs in your backyard. The boys aren't terribly noisy, either, and they're not picky about housing. :)

Date: 2010-11-25 12:52 am (UTC)
steorra: Rabbit with a pancake on its head (random weirdness)
From: [personal profile] steorra
The "allergic teen" link doesn't seem to be going where it ought to, even though it appears to be the right link. When I follow it I'm finding a story about a veteran being barred from a university campus on account of an essay about killing as a drug.

Date: 2010-11-25 02:35 am (UTC)
steorra: Part of Saturn in the shade of its rings (Default)
From: [personal profile] steorra
It works now, thanks.

Date: 2010-11-27 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marveen.livejournal.com
And FINALLY (I think) one on a school which banned... wait for it... wait for it...

PENCILS!


Stop the world, I want to get off.

(I showed the above to my new Old Man, and he said, "We have always been at war with Eurasia," which about sums up my own aghast speechlessness as well.)

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