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"I was not responsible for what happened at Bain Capital" - Mitt Romney.
"I was the Sole shareholder, Sole director, Chief executive officer and President of Bain" - Mitt Romney.

"The Arizona immigration policy is a good model" – Mitt Romney.
"I didn't really support the Arizona immigration policy" – Mitt Romney.

“The Massachusetts healthcare plan should be a model for the nation” – Mitt Romney.
“Healthcare reform should be left to the states” – Mitt Romney.

"Let Detroit go bankrupt" -Mitt Romney.
"I'll take a lot of credit for saving the auto industry" -Mitt Romney.

“I believe Roe v Wade has gone too far.” – Mitt Romney.
“Roe v Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.” – Mitt Romney.

“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.” – Mitt Romney.
“I never really called myself pro-choice.” – Mitt Romney.

“It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.” – Mitt Romney.
“I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and represent our country there.” – Mitt Romney.

“I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.” – Mitt Romney.
"There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.” – Mitt Romney.

“I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” – Mitt Romney.
“I did not see it with my own eyes.” – Mitt Romney.

“I would like to have campaign spending limits.” – Mitt Romney.
“The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates without burdensome limitations.” – Mitt Romney.

“I supported the assault weapon ban.” – Mitt Romney.
"I don’t support any gun control legislation.” – Mitt Romney.

[reposted from "Emancipated Tea-Partier" on TalkingPointsMemo board]
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/gillespie-on-romneys-leave-of-absence-it-was?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150927437502121_21900832_10150927669247121#f3774c47
Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said that documents saying Mitt Romney was said to be taking a part-time leave of absence from Bain Capital to run the Olympics do not describe the reality of what h...
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Mitt Romney feels so deeply about corporations as people because the nonbreathing constitute the only demographic that actually care about him as a "person."
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Beginning to publicize a book I wrote that Da Capo Press is publishing at the end of May -- the tumblr is now book HQ

http://discoveredsun.tumblr.com
The Day the World Discovered the Sun
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Today's weather forecast: Sultry, with a 40% chance of finding yourself in a Tennessee Williams play.
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Burning Man for Alpha Nerds: "Campus Party" has been a wildly popular (and crazily inexpensive) sci-tech Woodstock in Spain & Central and South America since 1996. But in July 2012, it'll be coming to the English speaking world -- Silicon Valley -- for the first time. Here's a great podcast on the Campus Party phenomenon (http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/searchengine/index.cfm?page_id=613&action=blog&subaction=viewPost&post_id=17190&blog_id=485) and the wiki entry with emerging info about next year's big event
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campus_Party#Campus_Party_Silicon_Valley
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My new book THE DAY THE WORLD DISCOVERED THE SUN was published just last week. It's a narrative nonfiction story about cutting-edge science, globe-spanning adventure and navigation at the dawn of global empire. New Scientist calls it "truly excellent. ... Anderson writes as if the reader is on the very shoulders of the adventurers as they sledge across the icy wastes of Siberia or sail across uncharted oceans."

Here's a four-minute YouTube video introducing the book. Some more of the excellent early reviews it's been getting are excerpted below.

The Day the World Discovered the Sun


"In this exciting tale--part detective story, part history of science--Anderson vividly recreates the torturous explorations and enthralling discovery of three peripatetic and insatiably curious explorers." --Publishers Weekly

"A scientific adventure tale in which astronomers risk their lives, traveling the high seas in winter, trekking over ice-bound Siberia and facing deadly diseases...A lively, fitting tribute to 'mankind's first international "big science" project.'" --Kirkus

"Anderson has written an exciting chronicle...This is a fine combination of popular science and real-life adventure that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers." --Booklist
"Read it...for an armchair travel adventure." --The Roanoke Times

Buy it here:
http://discoveredsun.tumblr.com/post/23114900739/buy-it
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There's Drawing the Line, which I found a very useful and interesting account of M&D's survey. And of course there's Pynchon's historical novel. Loved everything I read from that. Also, as Steven's podcast about M&D reminds, can't forget Mark Knopfler's song "Sailing to Philadelphia" either.
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There's a movie coming out two weekends down the line (10/28). Called ANONYMOUS. It's kind of Amadeus as a political thriller... and set in Elizabethan England. Great stuff.

It turns on an old debate about Shakespeare that I've been involved in for years. But none of that really matters to probably 99% of the moviegoers who'll see this Hollywood movie. What does matter is it's very fun and a wild ride. Please, check it out!

http://shakespearebyanothername.blogspot.com/2011/10/soul-of-age-amadeus-of-stage-review-of.html
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Is it just me, or is it scientifically true that on IMDB all links do eventually lead you to This Is Spinal Tap?
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Here's a piece that spent some time in the pipeline. Since we recorded the story for Studio 360 in November, Nintendo has wagered its future on a handheld device (the 3DS, something this scribbler wrote about here http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/tools-toys/nintendos-3ds-best-of-a-dying-breed) and has really been stung by a marketplace that appears to have moved on to Facebook and iPhone/iPad games. (cf. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904888304576473493285312436.html) Mario may be a brilliant piece of design, but how long can he survive in a dying Nintendo-only world?
http://www.studio360.org/2011/jul/29/design-real-world-super-mario-bros/
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In an alternate crappy universe somewhere, we're all locked into 27-year Zunephone contracts and crappily mis-connecting with each other on Bing&.
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Aliens in Toy Story: "The Claaaaaaaaw"
Tech pundits: "The Cloooooouuuuuuud"
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Journalist and author completing a book for Da Capo, The Day The World Discovered The Sun (May 2012), about the epic adventures of a group of scientists and explorers in the 1760s who voyaged around the world to observe the transit of Venus across the sun -- fixing the size of the solar system and, in the process, charting the road to empire
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    physics
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    astrophysics
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