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Science Wednesday: Policy edition 113

Where science and politics intersect, a few quick hits: 1. CO2 is good for the environment. The man behind the latest entry to the climate legislation wars is H. Leighton Steward, a veteran oil industry executive, co-author of the “Sugar Busters!” dieting books, and winner of an Environmental Protection Agency award for a report on ...

DFA puts the car in gear and FLOORS it: DLD 09.29.09 146

While we piddle away our time posting cutesy links and mocking soft-spoken documentarians, elsewhere on the Internet some serious shit is going down: The only thing that matters is the persuit of truth which is why Paul and I bring it up. Whew! I’m glad someone out there is committed to the important stuff. Ironic ...

I want that 6:15 back 80

It has been quite a summer here. And yet, despite everything, this is the first thing that has really made me consider auto-trepanation. If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

A polymer coated stabilized ballyard product: DLD 092509 80

I have to say I’ve never been especially impressed by any of the entries in this series, but the current one is at least … diverting for the baseball-inclined I think we all knew this already All Teams Are The Same, Chapter LXI (Rich Harden Is Always The Same division) Uh … what? JKAOTM: the ...

Pretty explicit language: DLD 092309 134

Christ, what an A’s hold-up: Matt Carson does not have the ball from his first big-league home run – the fan who caught it Monday refused to give it up unless he was paid for it Christ, what a plasma bolus: Pitchers Vin Mazzaro and Jay Marshall received platelet-rich plasma injections for shoulder tendinitis Ladies ...

What do we do with Cust? 47

Extend him? Offer him arb? Cut him loose? If we keep him, do we consider the DH role filled, or do we platoon him? Do we even consider letting him get more than a spot/emergency start in the OF? you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish ...

Daily Link Dump 9/21/09 99

Hey, guess what? The A’s have 13 games left, and as all the math lovers of this blog know, 13+7=20! That would be awesome. My updated canon: The Limey Out of Sight Solaris Sex, Lies, and Videotape Ocean’s 11 The Informant! Go see it! Whoever was responsible for the casting deserves to be king of ...

Conversation starter: What do we want the Slegna to do in the offseason? 64

Vlad, Lackey, Figgins, Escobar, and Abreu are all FAs after this season (if I read Cot’s correctly) There’s been some talk that Arte may pare payroll from this year’s $114M Consensus seems to be that the Kazmir acq. meant they’re not re-upping Lackey There’s a couple of replacement options for Vlad’s bat on the open ...

Wish list: DLD 091709 73

I think I’ve finally found my ticket to fame. you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come

Cults, Poop, Psycho-financial Inertia: DLD 09.16.09 93

1. Screw football, I spent the weekend watching Charlotte Rampling movies. In Under the Sand, she plays a suicide widow putting on a brave face, just barely. She’s a repressed crime novelist on holiday in Swimming Pool (sex, drugs, murder, underwear theft, and gloppy yogurt mixtures are prominently featured). She graces only three or four ...