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Engagement Rings are NOT a longstanding tradition.

It is HOWEVER one of the longest running and most successful marketing campaigns ever.

Diamonds are not an investment, they have no intrinsic value. Go ahead, take your diamond engagement ring to a jeweler the day after you buy it, you'll be lucky if they'll offer you half what you paid for it. The value goes down from there. Unless it's an antique who's status can be verified it's worthless. 

2 months salary? Invented by DeBeers. Not a custom at all.

Surprise engagements? Also Invented by DeBeers. Jewelers couldn't help but notice that men shopping alone would spend more money than if a couple shopped together. 

Think about it, most people were DIRT POOR for most of human history. You think sheep hearders bought diamond rings? You think families running their own farm in the middle of europe had money for diamonds?  The upper class didn't do love marriages, Dad made an arrangement with some other "elite" family and there was no getting down on one knee and handing over a ring. It was more like "Guess what, you're engaged! To this random guy you haven't even met! Or this jerkwad that you don't even like!" 
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I would. Hmmmm....
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I know, I know it contains blasphemy about Coffee (even though it's true).

The calculator link explains how I can go to bed at 10 and wake up at 4am with no problem. 

I disagree with the breakfast one. In both High School and College, I just wasn’t hungry first thing in the morning. I would try to eat breakfast but it always made me sick. Sometimes just queasy, other times I’d actually vomit. I learned that my body is quite good at telling me when it’s time to eat in the morning. I do usually eat something, but it’s never right when I get up, I need at least an hour or two after I wake up before I’m hungry. 
Having to get out of bed is arguably one of the hardest tasks of the day; “Just give me five more minutes!” But it doesn’t have to be so hard – there are a few tricks you can try to feel fresh and ready to tackle the day. Most of the content of our blog focuses on tips to fall...
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I do drink coffee, but it's just to prep for my workout. My husband guzzles it day and night. 
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New meme, feel free to share. #religion #LGBT
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And wearing pants...
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As much as I love this show, I hated the way they ended this scene. We've got like 15 people leaning on a set of doors in a storm trying to keep out X number of walkers and then .......cut to the next morning, everyone's off in different parts of the barn asleep. No mention of how that situation ended. 
We go outside and see that the storm was a tornado or something and basically tore up/pinned down all the walkers, but how did that play out in the moment? Lots of noise and then suddenly no crowd of walkers pushing on the door? And everyone just went "guess that's over, night night!" and all decided to spread out throughout the barn? 
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I've lived in the midwest, the weirdest things happen. A tornado will level an entire neighborhood but leave one house standing. I didn't find that part unbelievable because that actually does happen in real life all the time.  Though we don't know for sure if it was an actual tornado. Might have been a heavy rainstorm with a microburst that took out just the trees and walkers.
I'm not bored with it because of Daryl and Carol, once those two are gone, if they don't have anyone as interesting on board, I'll be out.
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"Here I am, sitting at work with nothing to do! I sure wish some random person would call me up and try to sell me a product and or service!"
-No One,
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I work for a public university... in Michigan. We have no money. Sending me all the Whitepapers in the world, will not magically make me be able to buy anything. Put me on your Galactic Do Not Call list.
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False Balance

I'm seeing a lot of "blame both sides" when it comes to LGBT issues lately, and I think it's just lazy. I think some folks don't want to actually look at an issue critically, so they opt for "neutrality" because it's a shortcut to seeming "fair" and "balanced". 

SO I'll make it easy for you. 

LGBT PEOPLE WANT - 
To live our lives freely and openly, just like straight people. We want to go to school, go to work, get married, have a family, buy products and services, and have a little g-rated PDA ---all without being threatened, harassed, arrested, imprisoned, beaten, denied, correctively raped, tortured, maimed, or murdered. 
None of that requires anyone to actually give up their religious beliefs, it merely requires them to treat us equally, with the basic dignity and respect all people deserve.

ANTI-LGBT PEOPLE WANT -
No more LGBT people. None. Zero. They want to achieve this goal by:
- Forcing us back into the closet
- Forcing us into torturous, unscientific "therapy"
- Imprisonment
- Tossing us into a mental asylum
- Making it so difficult to live that we move away
- Bullying us until we kill ourselves
- Murdering us
There is NO scenario where Anti-LGBT get everything they want AND LGBT are allowed to live our lives openly and freely. 

SO no, both sides are not equal. Anti-LGBT people are helped by "neutral" people because that pretends that a policy of "No more gay people" is fair. It's not. It never was. It never will be. 
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+Jason Dabrowski as a gay girl, I don't see it as a rant..I see it as truth :)
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Another non-committal apology. "I'm sorry IF I offended you".  IF? You were suspended, there's no ambiguity over what you said, lady!

Here's how it should have gone:
"I apologize for my choice of words. I was under the impression that this word had a different meaning. I'm alarmed that I managed to get this far into my life and career without knowing this. I will strive to do better, and thank you for calling out my error so that I can continue to learn"

Or it could just be: "I'm sorry for my poor choice in words." or "I apologize to everyone for my mistake."
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to be fair, I saw on facebook she made an actual sincere apology without any qualifiers, no "ifs" or anything. 
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Lzzy Hale is my new spirit animal.
This song is my week.
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Decided to try the Google Fit app. BOY does it have some issues. 
It appears it doesn't exactly show data consistently. The data entered from my phone is only visible on the phone & website. Data entered from my tablet is only visible on the tablet & website. Anything I entered directly on the website is visible everywhere. 
I entered my weightlifting time on the tablet, so that 45 minutes doesn't show up on the phone. The phone has the motion sensor activated (the tablet does not) so the phone is showing my step count. The tablet doesn't show that step count. 
I guess I can only enter data with ONE device.  This is very bizarre. I haven't notice this kind of inconsistency with other google products. 
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I've only poked it a little myself. Lost my actual tracker so hoping to use it as an alternative 😢
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I've decided the only reasons to be on Facebook are family, Richard Simmons and Marsha Warfield. 
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Justin Sayre says "Don't Take the Sex Out of Homosexuality": http://youtu.be/_XSlNTOm1gw
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VERY very good article on Political Correctness:

"it's a sort of catch-all term we apply to people who ask for more sensitivity to a particular cause than we're willing to give — a way to dismiss issues as frivolous in order to justify ignoring them. Worse, the charge of "political correctness" is often used by those in a position of privilege to silence debates raised by marginalized people — to say that their concerns don't deserve to be voiced, much less addressed."
 
http://www.vox.com/2015/1/28/7930845/political-correctness-doesnt-exist
 
I think this is a most cogent definition of "political correctness": a catch-all term we apply […] to dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable in order to justify ignoring them.
It's just a term we use to dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable.
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I DO actually use the chat features of gmail/google+.  So if you circle me, and I circle you back, feel free to IM me. I don't bite. 

I have a less common take on social networking.  I'm not interested in becoming famous for my Google+ posts, nor do I care to spread my "influence" far and wide.

Reasons I won't be circling you back:

-You're using an obviously fictitious name. While Google+ no longer requires real names, I prefer them. I find there's less trolling and drama when people don't get to hide behind a fake name. 

-You're posting NSFW content publicly. I am often in places where others can see my screen, including work, and I don't want to have explain genitals to coworkers, bosses, or angry parents. Part of my job involves social media.  

-You have no posts visible to me or no posts and no pictures. How am I to get a sense of who you are and what you're about if you don't have any posts? 

-You've got hundreds or thousands of people circled.  I value quality over quantity. I sincerely doubt you have the time to keep up with posts from hundreds/thousands of people, which means it's also unlikely that you will have the time to get to know me in any significant way. There's nothing wrong with circling hundreds of people, that's just not how I network.


-You haven't posted anything I can see in several weeks/months.

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