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I have high boundaries about physical contact, and this felt invasive. This is also me. While I don't mind contact that I initiate, people who touch me and startle/surprise me make me feel instantly unsafe. This is partly about me… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

you mean theeeese stickers? Please send me a few. Let me know if you need my current address!! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

But really, the true glory to getting to an almost-zero-junkmail existence has been jgreco's suggestion to file USPS Prohibitory Order Form 1500 to the last remaining holdouts that you can't tackle individually. Yes. And the Post Office… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

“F - U - C - K - !” Makes you stronger! I'm having 100+ people over on Saturday for a Celebration of Life for my neglectful and sometimes abusive, but also interesting and funny, dead mom. She mellowed significantly in the last 15… [more]
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a Celebration of Life sounds like the perfect repudiation of a Nazi rally. Funny joke: I have a cousin named Richard Cohon. Every time I get an email from Richard Cohen from the Southern Poverty Law Center, I think it's my cousin… [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 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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My favorite thing about the whole day was the coolness that descended as part of the sun got blocked out. We just had the little cookie bite eclipse, but I could see it through the clouds from a chair on my porch and that was just fine. I took one… [more]
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I suggest the bioluminescent bay in Vieques. watching the bats come out in either Sydney or Austin TX. Being someplace dark for the Perseids (Northern hemisphere) or the Leonids is worthwhile. If you haven't seen the Redwoods, you should. I feel the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

YES. Alto's Adventure is the best. Worth the money. No clock running, just little achievements to do to get past every level. Nice music. Nice whoosh whoosh noises. Nice llamas. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Public library eclipse glasses twitter is the best twitter. I have no plans. My event horizin was my mom's Celebration of Life which is now over (and went great!) and I feel like I am in some weird timeless world and I'm just going to enjoy it for… [more]
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That guy says a lot of untrue things. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Film: NYU Environmental Law: Lewis & Clark or Vermont Law [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Here is a tool to see what the eclipse is like where YOU are. An internet pal made it. It's nice. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Wow, some users are apparently repeatedly going to Bored Panda and making Metafilter posts out of that kind of content, over and over... can you please not? Thanks This reflects my sentiment. I'd love to see slightly fewer Endless Outrage… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

If she was saying it all with a wink, I didn't catch the wink. I did. I very much did. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yeah, I've known her since I was in library school, so over twenty years. If you google her you can see all sorts of other great activist stuff she's been up to, it wasn't just a flash in the pan. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Yeah sorry I should have been clearer, I am "My life is a fucking SITCOM!!1!" about this not "Oh shit, this is even shittier" about it. My mother also hated Nazis. She had a few weird friends who may have problematic beliefs about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My mom's Celebration of Life event is happening at the same time (and about 30 miles away) as the Nazi Free Speech Rally in Boston. Will warn relatives who are flying in. ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻ [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

this was his response, basically nonsense? Yes. I would love to not argue with racists by proxy here in this thread if possible. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I deleted a Nazi's phone number from the Charlottesville thread. He had said the number in his YouTube video (If law enforcement wants me to come in, here is my number") but bringing it into a thread and just posting it there and telling people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I have been reading and appreciating this statement about why to not "share" the Crying Nazi video. Discussing it, sure, but just idle sharing may be counterproductive b/c it's basically Nazi propaganda. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you get a chance to see the video, do. The crowd is chanting "Thank You. We Love You." [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Was that you, T.D.?? I was (one of the ones) who fixed it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Two resources from Viriginia libraries 1. The Charlottesville Syllabus: Educating the Public about White Supremacy in Charlottesville (link to syllabus which is more zineish and quite good) 2. #cvillestrong A collection of books to find unity,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

it will not make you more desirable This may be skewed for women, possibly, because I found that losing 25% of my body weight was totally the difference between getting random attention and not. Which is, as you might expect, a mixed bag… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

To put a finer point on this and to explain it in maybe a shorter way, I'm a mess at online dating stuff because as soon as I describe myself one way "bookish geek girl with a penchant for rivers and risotto" I say "hey that's not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

one of the permit conditions was that they can't bring in any flagpoles or even sticks. Massachusetts also has strict gun control and no open carry. I'm not saying "We got this" per se--there are many troublesome totally legal… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you have a Mac, Preview will also let you save as or export to a variety of file formats. Depending what you want it for, screen capture (and combining images if it's multiple pages) may be the best option. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm filling in for some vacationing mods a few shifts last week and next and this was my one request, to get a temp tag. :D [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Some of this depends on how large your workplace is and the cohesiveness of the staff (i.e. would they all agree on charities or would they be all over the map) Having a few dedicated charities is one way. Having people in the office vote on, say,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I subscribe to a YouTube channel by a blind man who talks a lot about the experience of blindness. Here is one of his videos where he talks about blind people keeping their eyes open (or not) [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I sometimes leave that Do Not Disturb sign up the whole time I'm staying somewhere That is also me. I sleep in and would also be a person who would not respond to a knock on the door at 9:30. So I hang the door tag and I lock the door… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[quick note: this thread is about sex work and camgirls, please do not turn it into a general rape discussion. thanks!] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Not sure if this fits, but I learned a lot about the world of voiceover acting from the documentary I Know That Voice, a combination of people you've heard of (Mark Hamill, Hank Azaria) and people you have not, talking about what the business and the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


timestep: the CSPAN link above has an approximate captioning underneath it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[few comments removed - please don't offer revenge suggestions and if you could, maybe stop being sarcastic jerks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Altright.com was using them according to this Verge article along with "several other public groups" [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

(I tweeted both from my twitter in case people want to RT) [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

it's outside of Budapest somewhere. Accesible by bus but otherwise cordoned off from the rest of society. No one has to walk in the shadows of their terrible history. I've been there, it's like an airplane graveyard, way out in the middle… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[folks, remember it's ok to take the livebloggy stuff over to chat. Long thread is long.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

ten minutes later Jessamyn was wearing his hat and they were making goo-goo eyes at each other and it was adorable. Reader I.... would marry him if we believed in that sort of thing and/or needed health insurance. And I'm still friends… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My "you've been awake for 45 minutes so it's okay to check your email" alarm just went off, so I came inside. I was on the porch, the deck actually, reading which is my morning routine this past month since I came down to MA. We're having a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

There are aqua joggers in the pool where I swim a lot so I can speak to that part of the question. Usually people who do this wear normal swim suits (and you're supposed to shower before you get in the pool but there are signs everywhere and you will… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[comment removed, don't make every thread a 45 thread, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The other one is Phryne? And that one is so small and round? Dot! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I've got an ADHD partner who used to be not only terrible with lateness but also not great at letting me know he was going to be late. For situations like "Hey I'm making dinner" and other things where scheduling actually mattered, we'd use… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Are you in the US, or the UK, or elsewhere? There are different answers that range from what Athanassiel is saying (circ stats matter a LOT) to some countries (Australia is the one I am most familiar with) where an author actually gets paid for that… [more]
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