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Kristin Moran (Béibhinn Mhodartha)
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Dear people who encounter my corner of the Plusverse,

If a stranger walked into your house uninvited, shouted obscenities, threw things about, and left (or worse, got into an argument with other strangers who also showed up), you would probably not take kindly to it.

It's likewise unsettling to have someone you've never interacted with post a comment on G+ with lots of UPPERCASE and profanities, without so much as an acknowledgment that there is a person who posted that thing causing so much ire.

If you come onto one of my posts, guns blazing, expect to be blocked. Because you're being rude. And my portion of the Plusverse is not a democracy. I block people who are unable or unwilling to engage in civil discourse. This means I will not tolerate people attacking one another, making prejudiced comments, etc.

TL;DR -- don't be a dick. 
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Well, since you're not spouting hate and filth I think I can agree to your terms. However, I must say one thing: UPPERCASE WORDS BWAHAHA! ;)
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Awesome analysis of Trumps style of speech. The supposed word salad, that when you read it seems to make nearly no sense..... is decoded by a world-renowned cognitive linguist.

A "Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972" (from biography)
#BewareTrump #trump
Trump is swaying millions with his calculated rhetoric.
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Last month, I wrote this provocative little number about male “feminists”. Basically, my article centered on a series of questions…
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Said another way:

"The Harvard Law states: Under rigorously controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, pressure, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
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Sharing in solidarity for some friends.
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so good.
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Have her in circles
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"Here’s what we need to do. We need to spot the rapists, and we need to shut down the social structures that give them a license to operate. They are in the population, among us. They have an average of six victims, women that they know, and therefore likely some women you know. They use force sometimes, but mostly they use intoxicants. They don’t accidentally end up in a room with a woman too drunk or high to consent or resist; they plan on getting there and that’s where they end up.

Listen. The women you know will tell you when the men they thought they could trust assaulted them; if and only if they know you won’t stonewall, deny, blame or judge. Let them tell you that they got drunk, and woke up with your buddy on top of them. Listen. Don’t defend that guy. That guy is more likely than not a recidivist. He has probably done it before. He will probably do it again.

Change the culture. To rape again and again, these men need silence. They need to know that the right combination of factors — alcohol and sex shame, mostly — will keep their victims quiet. Otherwise, they would be identified earlier and have a harder time finding victims. The women in your life need to be able to talk frankly about sexual assault. They need to be able to tell you, and they need to know that they can tell you, and not be stonewalled, denied, blamed or judged."
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“It felt heartbreaking,” said Melanie Jones. “It felt like they were telling me that I had done something wrong, that I had made a mistake and therefore they were not going to help me; that they stigmatized me, saying that I was doing something wrong, when I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m doing something that’s well within my legal rights.”
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The article below the original points to an Illinois law requiring networks to provide in writing to new patients information about where they can get procedures and treatments which the networks will not provide for religious reasons.

I say, instead, "I'm done with religion."

(Latin, re, "again" and ligio, "to bind, to adhere, to constrict".)

Anyone with me?
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Many have taken to Twitter to defend out gay Olympic diver Tom Daley against trolls who blamed his sexual orientation for his early exit from the Rio Olympics.
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As a tax payer in PA, I hate Charter School. Absolutely hate them. 
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Yes please!
On TV and in film, we're seeing a lot of properties get developed that we never thought would have a chance. In some cases, we're seeing single properties stretched to into whole universes. Why do this when there are two worlds, by the same author, which are perfectly suited to this kind of adaptation?
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...and in a shameless plug, Tamora Piece will be a guest at Chessiecon, Thanksiving weekend in Timonium, MD.
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Fiber artist, procrastinator, SCAdian, feminist, conservationist, liberal, gamer, geek of many colors.
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I make a lot of public posts. I reserve the right to block people who engage in abusive language, or who tick me off. This is not a matter of censorship, I am not a government entity preventing you from speaking in a public space. This is a matter of active curation. If you don't like it, you can keep your comments to other spaces in the Plusverse and across the internet. It's a big place, I promise.
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Contributor to the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Exhibit (10/10 - 4/11); Hook-wielding member of the Crochet Liberation Front; once met and touched Secretariat.
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