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Daily Links - January 12, 2012


Today is January 12th. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. .. I think maybe it didn’t take. Also, Happy National Marzipan Day! Ich möchte Marzipan essen. LIIINKSSS!!!! Stay tuned for the word of the day after the links! Consider this an OPEN THREAD.

EPA Fines Companies Because They Didn’t Use A Fuel That Doesn’t Exist | Human Events
“The Orwellian nightmare of running a business in the shadow of the Obama Administration is nicely captured in this story from the New York Times, which explains why motor fuel companies are about to be fined $6.8 million for failure to use a biofuel that does not exist”

Huntsman’s desperate bid for relevancy | Hot Air
“I don’t begrudge Huntsman’s father his support for his son; it’s rather touching. But perhaps his son might spare his father a few million dollars and face the reality that there was no path to the nomination for Huntsman without an upset win in New Hampshire. Huntsman’s money couldn’t pull that off on Tuesday, or even come close.”

The Sacred Narrative: Behold, the Sanity of the Center-Left | PJM
“The mainstream media has taken on the role of mythmaker. They repeatedly color events in such a way that paints the liberals as logical and conservatives as extreme. No matter how far left the Democratic Party moves or how outrageous their rhetoric becomes, they will remain the gods of reason and commonsense.”

And finally, inexplicably, this is a thing (video): Tim Tebow’s Fire

Today’s Wordsmith.org Word of the Day (clone related even!!)
autologous (ah-TOL-uh-guhs): adjective – Involving a situation in which the donor and the recipient (of blood, skin, bone, etc.) are the same person.