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Michael K Pate
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"Fair and Hannah said that the criticism of BDSM is usually born out of a misconception about the practice."

With the way "Yes means Yes" rules work at California Universities, every sexual encounter involves BDSM of some sort.
"If someone finds out that you [like BDSM] and thinks, ‘You don’t look like the kind of person that would do that’ — that’s the point."
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In this version, Bond will be gay and in a long-term relationship with Superman.
When Dynamite announced their official James Bond comic series, details were (perhaps appropriately for a book about a secret agent) scarce—but now we know a little more about the ongoing series, including the fact that it’s kicking off with a story penned by Transmetropolitan’s Warren Ellis.http://io9.com/james-bonds-se... James Bond's Secret Origin Will Be Revealed In New Comic Book Series James Bond's Secret Origin Will Be Revealed In New Comi...
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I think Trende is a brilliant political analyst so I really found this striking.

> Empathy is a powerful motivating factor, and it is one thing to say that “gays,” as some sort of abstraction, should not marry; it is another to say that your neighbors’ kid is stuck living alone. The same simply is not true of polygamists, who tend to live apart from society (not entirely by choice).

In order for Polyamory to be legal, more people will have to be publicly polyamorous in order to get the Supreme Court to decide that that is also a right protected by the 14th Amendment that no one noticed. I really don't think that is how the Framers or even the 39th Congress intended things to work.
It took less than a week for a Montana trio to decide that the recent Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize gay unions as marriages also requires states to recognize plural marriages....
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There is a great discussion of Pao and Redddit on Yesterday's TWiT - https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech/episodes/517?autostart=false

I thought the highlights included Owen "Everything's Offensive to Somebody" and Jason "[No Salary Negotiation] is the stupidest thing I have ever heard."
Moderators who took down many of most popular sites on Reddit last week in protest over firing say they're not satisfied by management's plans.
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"Ellen Pao will be stepping up to be interim CEO.  Because of her combination of vision, execution, and leadership, I expect that she’ll do an incredible job."

Incredible is one those great words to use because it doesn't mean anything.
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How Medicare Death Panels will work

"Advocates for better end-of-life care expect Medicare to soon announce that it will start paying physicians for having advanced-care planning conversations with patients — reviving the widely misunderstood provision that gave rise to “death panel” fears and nearly sank the Affordable Care Act. -  http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/medicare-end-of-life-discussion-pay-death-119712.html#ixzz3f9MqjeZd"

I've used this video before but I still find it appropriate.
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I have to say I am disappointed but not surprised that George R R Martin doesn't understand the difference between a Liberal and a Progressive - it seems fairly obvious to me.

#CHORF  
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This is the finest sort of #VictimBlaming  - Germany helps out Greece with a loan and now the Greeks are refusing to pay it back. What did or did not happen in 1953 has nothing to do with this.

#Voxsplaining  
The French economist says Greece's debt should be approached by creditors with a strong dose of empathy, as "Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the future."
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+Michael K Pate Greece was just the point of least resistance. Greeks were not going around in expensive cars while living on benefits from EU, they were, and are, just like any other European country.
Germany didn't spend the money more wisely... they didn't spend any money at all! Greece has been ruined by interests on loans, which is basically the usual trick of capitalising profit and socialising debt.
Banks make money (without producing anything) people have to work to pay banks' tricks!
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The most striking part of the essay - as Sargon points out - is that Kendra McHale claims she was completely unbothered by the fact that  the Ideology of #GamerGate mirrored that of Anders Brevik but that she was turned off by an excess of #MeanTweets.

http://blacktridentmedia.com/2015/07/04/former-organizer-of-gginvic-speaks-up/#gs.b46125b508dd49c8bff924322c07b0f8
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I wasn't familiar with CHORFs

"If history repeats itself, it is good news for traditional Americans and bad news for the Left, which has taken on the role of Grand Inquisitor so rapidly that overnight civil liberties have become a Republican issue. Slowly but surely, the American Right is adopting the role of the cultural insurgent standing up for the freedom of the little guy. They crowdfund the pizza shop, baker, and photographer; they rebel against the establishment in the gaming media and at sci-fi conventions; they buy their chicken sandwiches in droves. The latest acronym that came out of the Sad Puppies movement says it all. They describe their opponents as CHORFs: cliquish, holier-than-thou, obnoxious, reactionary, fascists. This is their description of the cultural Left."

#GamerGate  
Let’s turn the culture war into a culture competition.
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  • South Florida State College
    2013 - present
  • Heartland Library Cooperative
    2010 - 2013
  • Highlands County Library System
    1999 - 2010
  • School Board of Polk County
    1997 - 1999
  • Highlands County School Board
    1993 - 1997
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Librarian. Egalitarian. Republican.
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Librarian and Internet Enthusiast
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got to go backstage at Radio City Music Hall on my first trip to Manhattan
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  • University of South Florida
    Library and Information Science, 1995 - 1997
  • University of South Florida
    Social Science Education, 1991 - 1992
  • Webber International University
    Computer Information Systems, 1986 - 1988
  • South Florida Community College
    1984 - 1986
  • Avon Park High School
    1980 - 1984
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I spent 4 nights there during DragonCon. Outside of a refrigerator, there are no frills. The rooms are small and have minimal furniture. There seemed to be no snack machines on the site so bring your own. There was also (as stated) no Internet access offered. On the plus side, the room rate was extremely reasonable compared to other hotels in the area. A Pizza Hut that makes deliveries is very close by. Driving distance to downtown is 5 minutes. It isn't the kind of place I would want to vacation in, but as a place to go back to at the end of the night and leave early the next morning, it suited my purposes extremely well.
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