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2017-04-18 11:51 pm
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Looking for a story

|I'm trying to find a story I read a while back. My memory is that it was on the web somewhere.

It was the story of the new UN Secretary General, and how she (I think?) coped with the super villain / mad scientists claiming they were going to destroy the world. There were two villains in the story - one that she coped with, and another merely mentioned at the very end. She pointed out to the first one that 'this isn't science - where's your control group?', and convinced him to start a colony on Mars for the control group.

The implication was that she was going to convince all the super villain / mad scientists to fund/create something that the UN was trying to make happen, but didn't have the money for.

My GoogleFu is failing trying to find it. :-( Anyone recognize it, and have a pointer / title / author?
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2017-04-11 10:06 am
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Dreamwidth?

Is there anyone who's still reading me who is on Dreamwidth and I haven't followed you there yet?
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2017-03-27 06:14 am
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2017-03-19 09:51 pm
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] martian687
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2017-03-10 09:19 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] fairestcat
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2017-03-05 08:33 pm
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] meerkat1
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2017-03-04 07:25 am
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2017-03-01 11:32 am
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The allergist told me I should move to Denver

Well, not really - he told me I could move to Denver to get away from my most significant allergy.

Did you know there are no dust mites in Denver? That's what my allergist claims - he said the partial pressure of 02 above 5000 feet was insufficient for them to live.

He reports that I showed no significant allergy to cats.

He reports that I'm not allergic to ragweed, but to another common fall weed (that I'll have to get [livejournal.com profile] iraunink to point out to me sometime).

The state of the art has improved enough in 30+ years to tell me more about my food allergy. There's a close link between various tree pollen allergies and allergies to various fresh fruits and vegetables.
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2017-02-28 09:25 am
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MarsCon 2017

This is the one in Bloomington, MN. See http://marscon.org/2017/.

Who's going? [livejournal.com profile] iraunink and I will be commuting. I know Sharon Lee & Steve Miller will be there. Who else?
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2017-02-28 05:52 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] growlycub
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2017-02-25 02:45 pm
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] saintonge
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2017-02-23 05:46 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] quility
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2017-02-20 06:11 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] dsgood & [livejournal.com profile] paraventur
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2017-02-19 07:53 pm
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] jrittenhouse
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2017-02-17 05:50 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] timprov
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2017-02-13 05:47 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] allyra, [livejournal.com profile] ann_mcn, & [livejournal.com profile] saruby
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2017-02-08 06:12 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] akaihyo
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2017-02-07 05:51 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] dek9
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2017-01-18 11:06 am
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sraun: castle (castle)
2017-01-15 10:27 pm
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Busy Weekend

Saturday:
Minn-StF Board meeting
Start the caramelized onions (run 7.5+ pounds of onion through the mandolin)
Gaming

Sunday:
Laundry (three loads)
Order new glasses (for me and [livejournal.com profile] iraunink)
Make refrigerator pickles
Finish the caramelized onions (2.5 pounds finished product)