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Saturday March 1, 2014 Got my zine for Link Online sent off, including "Some Their Gold, and Some Their Gear, and Some Their Maidenhead." Also sent the story to the Writers list.

***Comments of Comment:

novapsyche, 2/27/14: My mother had her first child very young, at 18. That child, my sister, had her only child at age 19. Her son had his first (probably not only) child at 21. Thus, my mother is a great grandmother in her 60s while my sister became a grandmother at the age of 40.

***In newsletter from Foreign Affairs, 2/27/14:

Crimean Punishment
Why Russia Won't Invade Ukraine
By Kimberly Marten

When it comes to Russia and Ukraine, Western policymakers are most worried about two possible scenarios: First, that Russia would embargo gas to Ukraine, and second, that it would invade Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. But neither is likely. Here's...


How Earth might have looked: How a failed Saharan Atlantic Ocean rift zone sculped [sic] Africa's margin
Date: February 28, 2014
Source: Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Summary: Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have led to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent with an ocean south of today’s Sahara desert, as geoscientists have shown through the use of sophisticated plate tectonic and three-dimensional numerical modelling.

***From Twitter:

Retweeted by Ray Radlein
Atrios ‏@Atrios "The people of the Ukraine need us. They have been cut off from the world. Only Bitcoin can reach them." sigh