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When I see such a large number, are researchers forgetting that among the people they include may be babies or dementia sufferers who, in no way, could use a computer? The census doesn't ask about your internet connectivity. But many… [more]
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I'm terrible at this too but improving. Part of working on it for me has been determining what is me just being anxious about "Aaaaa I am trapped here and I am bad at ending conversations" and what is legit "I have to GO" stuff… [more]
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My mom has an FBI file on her. My dad was always sort of a quiet sort about his work even though he was briefly famous because of it. He would allude to having some sort of cloak and dagger side hustles. When he was in the hospital once… [more]
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ADORABLE. [more]
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Totally flexible with Sunday and pretty sure n_o_d is too. Get well soon C2 [more]
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My Friend Dahmer if you like graphic novels and haven't read it? Not new but recently made into a movie. [more]
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It sounds like you made a good choice for you. I don't necessarily align with your opinions about dating but I think if your friend insists on making this a topic of discussion and it's not an okay situation for you and it makes you think your friend… [more]
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How, musically, has hip-hop advanced in the twenty-five years since then? How is this piece under consideration musically advanced since? However just like the Feminism 101 threads, it's sort of useful to approach the topic as… [more]
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the bulk of my discussion has concerned a different, greater obsession/anxiety that I'm not really going to expand upon because that's not relevant to this discussion. Obsessional thoughts, particularly ones that are intrusive and cause… [more]
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I still think that fuckwad doesn't deserve to have a goddam dog. I don't think you're wrong. I think there are a lot of hyperbolic answers that I give in my head with great glee but then don't post to the site. - Your party is going to… [more]
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Hey! I just went to the naturalization ceremony of my Canadian friend who became a US citizen last week (she is a tenured prof in the US and her parents emigrated there from India so as a self-proclaimed "brown person" she thought it was a… [more]
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jbenben, post it here! Please don't. Just post it to Tumblr. [more]
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Yay! [more]
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mathowie and his promises! TravelFilter! [more]
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I don't know if you'd consider novels but I really enjoyed reading The Bug by Ellen Ullman about a computer software project, some tech guys and an unfindable bug. [more]
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1.) Is it normal to freak out/have a meltdown, crying, depression) over a relatively simple change in one's life? No. You know this. Your wording emphasizes this. I mean sure sometimes things are tough and people cry and that is part of… [more]
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Never been arrested, though I did get taken into protective custody in Jaffrey, NH. It was a very long story and it wasn't my fault. Ha! I have this same thing word for word except I don't know where in New Hampshire I was. Camp, the… [more]
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My very favorite one of these is The Presidents of the United States of America's song Stranger where the lyrics are all personal ads from Seattle's independent newspaper The Stranger. [more]
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The part that you may be missing is that there will always be another Joe for Chet to exploit. It's like asking how do cigarette companies manage to stay in business when their product actually kills people. They just move to other markets. So… [more]
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I just tweeted my Secretary of State (who follows me!) that they should carefully weigh possible non-compliance. They had already said they'd comply, but maybe they shouldn't? VA link was useful, thanks JW. [more]
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is my outlook even appropriate nowadays? Is the desire for more up-front emailing/messaging/written communication just not how it's done any more? Sure lots of people do that. It's normal (i.e. it's ok to do) but it's not normative (i.e… [more]
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The most important part is to write things that you send. Write her as often as you can. Get a bunch of postcards or nice stationery and stamps and just jot things down and put it in the mail. Rehab is deadly dull and lonely in addition to all the… [more]
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Because I am cheap? That is a librarian value. [more]
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Trying to decide if it's worth $1.99 to get a gopher client for my iPhone but you can definitely get gopher plugins that allow Firefox to do gopher stuff or use this proxy if you use another browser. [more]
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There are also some poems that get set to music a lot. Yeats' The Stolen Child I remember for the version by the Waterboys but others have done it too. The Waterboys then put out an album which is 14 of his poems adapted slightly and set to music. [more]
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I think spending some time on thinking about where things go wrong and how best to get the TEAM US ship righted can be useful. So think about what the "pain points" are for your relationship and what specific things can go sideways despite… [more]
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To me that is an invitation for them to hang out at our house all day without us, which I am not okay with. This is a boundary issue with your SO, not with the houseguest. At this point the houseguest has an invitation to stay through the… [more]
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Maybe it's the states who are falling down on the job. Hey I do this job! There is software that helps larger states. With smaller states it's just jerks like me. I am doing it right now. We get an excel spreadsheet with all the people in… [more]
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[I an filling in for a few evenings so other mods can go on vacation and.or rest, carry on.] [more]
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Busy family weekend which are three words you basically never hear me saying. My uncle (that one) was in town with my cousin and her husband and their daughter. So me and my sister and Jim headed to my mom's and we all hung out. It was a good time… [more]
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I live in a small town. With deecnt public transportation and decent internet, the town can totally stay alive. Obama had some stuff about fixing the rail systems that really helped. We have a lot of young families in my town. However 1/3 of the… [more]
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"Don't argue with other posters without also answering the question" is a thing that often gets confused for "Don't talk about X". Might that have happened there? Yeah I don't remember that thread offhand but there… [more]
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“I realized at the sales meeting that I never cared about the stupid product we were selling, so I went home.” Bill Hicks does a great bit about this (not the "Advertisers, kill yourselves" bit) where he talks about how psychedelics… [more]
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We both knew it was unique, and perhaps even a bit unhealthy, but it was so darned exciting. There are chemicals your body produces that make you feel this way. I don't mean to say this to be dismissive, those feelings are real, but they… [more]
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I went to the post office today to mail something to cortex. I had just enough money to send the package. But then I was like "Oh wait, you have those eclipse stamps?" and the guy was like "Yeah we do, they're cool aren't they?"… [more]
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All along TMobile has been telling us that it would be credited back, but then every month we get bills with a balance due and finance charges against the amount that was supposed to be credited, and husband has called again to tell them to take… [more]
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I used to teach at a Community College and one of the things that is worth knowing is that they are really set up for people who aren't really sure what "The college experience" is like. Where I taught most of our students er 1st generation… [more]
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I am a (volunteer) house manager for our small town's theater. We have a limited amount of seating for people with disabilities which ranges from "roll in" seating for people in wheelchairs to larger padded seating for people who don't fit… [more]
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You can technically stay overnight at Logan but I wouldn't if you have any other options, it's closed up tight after ... ten? midnight? and you have few food options and fewer transportation options. As Miko says, Boston is really not a very 24 hour… [more]
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A friend of mine went to college with him and I found this photo of him in a Hasty Pudding program. [more]
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I also try to do the following regularly, as time and reality allow I agree with others, deciding to schedule this stuff was what worked for me. I've talked about this a lot on AskMe but one of the things that helped me with my stresses… [more]
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I think, however, that it should be up to hosts to decide when to extend hospitality and to whom, and not up to the guests. And this is where your opinion on this differs from, say, mine and bingo's. In my universe, I feel bad that I… [more]
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It really depends on what the program is set up for, morally. It also matters how it's set up in terms of staffing and supplies. If it's there to provide healthy meals for kids when the school is closed, great. If it's there to provide lunches to… [more]
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I am not an abuse survivor, but I opt out of the scanners for other personal reasons, and thus I have voluntarily had the pat-down routine done dozens of times. This is exactly me. I am not suggesting that this is the right path for you,… [more]
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She'll probably do an intake interview which means it will be more of her talking and asking questions about why you're in therapy, what has been going on lately, that sort of thing. Think about why you're going and how you'd explain that to someone… [more]
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Am I not allowed in intersectional spaces? I think everyone here thinks you are, and should be, and are trying to figure out why the Chicago Dyke March seemingly felt otherwise. Though it is, admittedly, very difficult to be both… [more]
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Yeah I found the articles I read somewhat unhelpful by using Zionist as the descriptive term outlining the problem for specifically that reason. [more]
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Bernie and Jane Sanders under FBI investigation. This is actually an ongoing Vermont-y thing and the fact that it's becoming a thing now rather than before the election is actually probably the way this stuff should go. Though I love the… [more]
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Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson in the TV series Elementary. [more]
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