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Erin W
"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
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Please read this. Follow the money, check for sources, and stop posting stupid shit.

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/



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After 5 years of making my own chai lattes, I have finally got a stiff foam. I don't think there are enough words for my glee. 
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Happy anniversary to me! Hubby and I sat down to play Mystic Vale tonight for our anniversary. It's a deck builder from AEG with a bunch of plastic see-through cards that sleeve together to create one cohesive card. It's a lot like Dominion. Pretty solid game just from one playthrough.

I won this time, but he asked for a rematch tomorrow!
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Guys. Sloth-fingered CareBear. It's not an Ewok. It's a SLOTH-FINGERED CAREBEAR! IT IS SO CUTE?

http://kotaku.com/the-strange-and-disturbing-creatures-that-people-are-fi-1785021127

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrzKbou6nug

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Another thing to think about, folks. I know this is an echo chamber, but this is good.

Also! If the unthinkable happens and Mr Orangeface ascends, does anybody else think we're gonna end up with a military coup? I mean, no one in military leadership can seriously want that guy to be their commander, right?

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/you-have-read-amazing-tweetstorm-jeb-bushs-national-security-adviser-about-trump

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WARNING: Morning-brain rant in progress.

We can say "I'm not racist" all day long, but it's so hollow. I live in a ridiculously white city that is almost comically obsessed with social justice (but we still don't talk about racism), but even our police have a folks that need re-training in that regard.

The only non-racist life activity I truly experience on a day to day basis is that I am infinitely more wary of sitting next to an old white man on the bus than I am a black man. The white guy is probably fine, but the more I read about how we dichotomize things, the more I realize that demographic is the one to be feared. I mean, truth be told, I don't actually like being that close to ANY stranger. BUT.

I will sit next to any woman in a hijab before I'll sit next to your bro-grammer friend. It sounds self-important for me to even talk about this, because it SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING I HAVE TO STATE PUBLICLY. Why WOULD you be unwilling to sit next to someone who is not white on public transit? You are riding public transit! Your reasons for being on public transit don't matter any more than theirs. You could be riding because it's cheaper. You could just hate driving. You could have gotten stuck on a different side of town and left your credit card at a bar without enough cash for a cab. So could that twenty-something black girl with her headphones in, staring vaguely out the window trying not to look at you, the prissy looking white girl with her headphones in staring at the ceiling of the bus trying not to make eye contact with any of the old white guys watching you walk by. Is it that you are afraid they will be black at you? Is it a religious thing, white people? I'm no longer religious but even when I was, we were never taught to not sit next to someone on a bus because of his color. I guess I'm on a bit of a ramble. Sorry. It makes me angry to walk on a very crowded bus and find one single seat open next to someone with dark skin and watch not one, not two, but three people walk past her (one of whom is an elderly white man who probably needs to sit down, by the way) before I take the seat. BLARG.

All that said, I needed ::you need:: to read this article. White people are really good at ignoring and suppressing things that make our feelings hurt, so please keep picking at us. Eventually, our therapists will tell us we need to confront our issues with different skin tones, and then maybe something will shift. Heck, maybe it already has.

Until then, those of us out there who really, really don't give a shit what color you are need to offer ourselves as the white people to whom black people can always talk racism. So I'll step up. Make me uncomfortable, because I want to be better. <3


https://thsppl.com/i-racist-538512462265#.kntzeqack


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This is what could solve a lot of Seattle's transit problems. Send these teensy autonomous busses through places like Magnolia and the western part of Ballard where the bus lines don't reach to connect them to the D line and other such lines. Connect folks living in the suburbs more easily to their transit centers so they don't have to find parking. Oh so many possibilities. ::grabbyhands::

H/t +Craig Froehle​ for this.
3d printed, check. Autonomous driving, check. IBM Watson, check. Local Motors, check.

Damn, this article really pushed my buttons.
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