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There are some really interesting facts shared in this article, but I'm not sure that I buy all the conclusions drawn. There seem to be a lot of assumptions packaged store with this state model, and those assumptions should not be simply accepted at face value. But the 50 State model does seem woefully outdated, now that they mention it, considering current economic and political realities. I will have to think about this some more, because I really haven't thought about this issue very much. What are you guys' thoughts?

And by all means, all you chuckleheads can feel free to start making Shadowrun references. 😄
The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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I like the summary of the issue and I agree that the conclusions seem pretty speculative. 

I agree with the premise that metropolitan inter-connectivity is important but I don't buy that simply starting from that inevitably leads to those results.
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Can you say “adorabilis”? The flapjack octopus is back on exhibit!
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A recording of my live set at the Chequers from Saturday. I play here two or three times a year, a great traditional pub in sleepy Steyning...full of old ravers. They like it old skool, heavy on the anthems, i love playing there...enjoy
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lolwut r u totes srs???

Look I understand that this is the fringe we're talking about. This doesn't represent mainstream liberalism, I get that. But I'm seeing more and more of this sort of shit, identity politics that overwhelms any sense of reason. I mean, you might expect some white wing nutjob with a whites-as-victims complex to complain about a Dr. King memorial. That's just par for the course at The Heritage Foundation or talk radio. When it comes from the left, however, it makes me sadder than words can express.

This, among other reasons, is why people don't take liberals so seriously. At least, it's part of why I don't, despite sharing some common causes.

Please read the article and don't just riff on the headline. The blogger encapsulates my feelings much better than I can in this post.
Students at the University of Oregon debate whether the civil-rights icon was inclusive enough in his speeches. Welcome to American colleges in 2016.
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+Chris Sham  I am a man of little faith in humanity, but rest assured we all come to regret the follies of our youth. If young people insist on interpreting X to mean Y, even after 50+ years of general agreement, then there is nothing I can do to change their minds. Enjoy college and go to a naked kegger for me. 
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This is an interesting read. It's not an effective critique of feminism, though; not sure how that relates to the story at all. But it is an example of blatant racism and cultural privilege. This person's story deserves to be told.
 
Every now and again I’d see, retweeted into my timeline, a request that takes the format of ‘would [a member of a minori…
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Fair enough.

There may be other details not presented here, but I think the white feminist accusation stems from the past books of Tricia Sullivan (who seems to be the author in question, maybe, not clear?), which include some all-men-are-dead post apocalypse stuff. I'm still not certain, but she may have presented herself as feminist through those works.

(Just looking at summaries, it does look like some pretty shlocky scifi. She may be a poor writer in general.)
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Let me tell you a little bit about Cinco de Mayo and what it means to me. And I would hope most of you Americans out there recognize this holiday for something other than drink specials.

As you almost certainly already know, Mexico was once a colony of Spain. The Spanish weren't very nice to their colony, and enforced their rule over their Mexican subjects via taxes, military suppression, and embargoes. And one of the things they imposed unfair taxes on was mayonnaise.

Now it's less well-known that back in the Middle Ages, mayonnaise was as central to Mexican identity as Miley Cyrus and Kanye West are to the US zeitgeist. They loved it and ate it on everything. Spain was unafraid to leverage that, and charged a premium for the condiment. One May 5th (or 13 Chewin in the Mayan Calendar), when Spanish ships full of mayonnaise were docked at a Mexican harbor, the Mexican people had decided they had enough. By use of cannon and fire and Aztec gods, they sank the ships full of mayonnaise. Very much like the Boston Tea Party, except with more fire and awesome. This act of rebellion sparked the Mexican War of Independence.

And that's why the Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo (translated as "sinking the mayo") to this day. It's also why you don't see much mayonnaise in Mexican food, so that their Spanish enemies may never control them again.
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"By the power o' spinach I will punish you."
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"I Yam what I Yam and I expect you to respect that decision."
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Here's something I've noticed. There's lots of talk about diversity, important talk. The Oscars were infamously a sea of white, while the Grammies notably were not -- and they certainly made sure to pat themselves on the back for that.
But here's the thing, though. Has anyone besides me ever noticed that "diversity" never seems to include people of Asian descent? So you can have a mix of whites and blacks in a movie, and that's acceptable because it's diverse, despite the fact that no Asians may be represented. Of course, those movies that do have a significant Asian cast are usually martial arts or action movies.

I mean, I see token Asian roles here and there. Generally, they fall into one of several archetypes: martial arts master, wise man, socially awkward geek, criminal, or ruthless businessman. There's some crossover between these archetypes, like the old man kung fu master or socially awkward businessman, but only occasionally do you see Asians that fall outside of those categories. You've got Glenn in Walking Dead (my favorite character) and Sulu, but that's all who comes to mind immediately.

And as far as I could tell, hardly anyone says anything about it. We ripped into the Oscars for their lack of black nominees, which is legit -- not disputing the validity of that. But not one motherfucker I've heard has said anything about not having Japanese or Chinese or Thai or Malay actors represented. Which kind of makes sense, actually, due to their scarcity in American entertainment. But it still sucks.

| really am not trying to stir up shit or set off any triggers. This isn't an attack against anybody. I'm not outraged or anything, I'm just making an observation. I just kind of wondering at what point everybody sat down and agreed to not give a toss about Asians and their representation in the media.
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The same can be said for first nations peoples. Diversity is more than "hey look, we threw in a black chick, you happy now?"
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DARKNESS! NO PARENTS!
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It's the moment we've been waiting for! The final PDF for The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition is out! This game is where it's at, people! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/173085/The-Ninja-Crusade-2nd-Edition?affiliate_id=236495
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  • Teleperformance
    2014 - present
  • 7-Eleven
    2010 - 2014
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I'm not terribly interesting. Rather than me typing out a life story no one will read, feel free to ask me what you want to know about me.
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General Interests: Reading, writing, gaming, animals, anthropology, science, theology/mythology, music.
Favorite RPGs: Third Eye Games, original WoD, Savage Worlds, Shadowrun, Mutants & Masterminds, my own projects 
Video Games I Like: Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, Doom 
Miscellaneous Interests: Transformers, Star Trek, Cameron's Avatar
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Because I like having a job, I'm not going to give a detailed review of the ins and outs of this place. I will say it's my favorite job; I enjoy the work I do greatly. I do like Teleperformance's Citizens of the World angle. The company itself supports social and environmental consciousness.
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reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clean Place, nice atmosphere, and great picture and sound quality. Concessions are pretty darn good too.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great food and service.
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reviewed 4 weeks ago
Service was friendly, food was okay. Major concern was all the dirt. Tables and chairs were sticky, plus there was dust and grime buildup on the ceiling fans and other surfaces. Robert Irving would be furious!
Public - 9 months ago
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Interesting selection of things, most not all that pretty (though there are some pleasing exceptions). Swedes apparently have awful color palettes. Also, the Breeders tend to bring their litters with them to Ikea, making it an awful crowded noisy place. But their commissary is actually quite good. Try the salmon! And it's quite fun botching the pronunciation of all the weirdly named stuff there.
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The food was great; I got the pastrami melt and fries. Very happy with the quality and freshness of the food. I'm even happier with the quality of the service. My lady forgot to special-order her cheeseburger, and they substituted it, no cost, no fuss. Would definitely visit again!
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