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We're 82 times more likely to be killed falling out of bed than by a terrorist. Who will be first to start the War on Falling Out of Bed?
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+Shawn Jones Oh, definitely tongue in cheek. But the metaphor was about the odds of being a victim, not about the people who make bad beds that many people fall out of. For that metaphor, we need to approach it differently: if, say, most beds are made by German Americans and some of those beds are defective, do we put restrictions on all German Americans or do we focus on companies that produce bad beds?
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Dear internet, if you comment on a link that you haven't followed. "RTFA" ("read the article") is the only response you deserve.
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Dear Clintonites: Clinton vs Trump is going exactly the way the polls predicted. Sanders vs Trump would've gone as predicted too.
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If you're not in a swing state, vote Jill Stein. It makes a point that people like Ms. Clinton cannot fail to see.
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Dear internet, once someone has told a story, it's no longer the untold story.
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Slut-shaming Lt. Uhura, or Feminists in Miniskirts
On Twitter, someone shared this quote by Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek : There was a great quote that D.C. Fontana said about Nichelle Nichols and having a black officer on the bridge and what my father said to that. App...
On Twitter, someone shared this quote by Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek: There was a great quote that D.C. Fontana said about Nichelle Nichols and having a black officer on the bridge and ...
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The image of Santa as a bearded man in a red suit became popular soon after Marx died. Coincidence? #BadStoryIdea
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Why don't they say "Wake up and smell the whiskey"?
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+Murray Lindsay There are days when that'd sound so sweet.
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Why #BlackLivesMatter should be #PoorLivesMatter—now with graphics
A casual glance shows police killings are racially disproportionate to our population — though black people are 13.3% of the US, 25% of people killed by the police are black. But that hides another fact:  Police killings are racially proportionate to Americ...
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Nicely pulled together, Will. 
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Trump isn't a racist—he's a right-identitarian
When people talk about identitarians, we're usually talking about centrists and leftists who prioritize social identity, the sorts of people who think it's more important to vote for a black or a female neoliberal than for a white male democratic socialist....
When people talk about identitarians, we're usually talking about centrists and leftists who prioritize social identity, the sorts of people who think it's more important to vote for a black or a female neoliberal than for a ...
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+Will Shetterly I've never heard the term used for just people of Aztec descent. If so that would include only Mexicans I think.
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I saw this elsewhere and was going to point it out to you as I thought you'd like it.
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"antiracist politics is in fact the left wing of neoliberalism in that its sole metric of social justice is opposition to disparity in the distribution of goods and bads in the society, an ideal that naturalizes the outcomes of capitalist market forces so long as they are equitable along racial (and other identitarian) lines."
My point is not in any way to make light of the gravity of the injustice or to diminish outrage about police violence....However, noting a decline—or substantial change in either direction for that...
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+Drew McCarthy I don't think it's pretension. I think he's so immersed in work that uses that sort of rhetoric that it's natural to him. This isn't to excuse all academics, but it is to excuse the best of them.

And I'll add that I haven't caught him in any less-than-solid scholarship.
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Oh, what the hell: Finalist for World Fantasy Award, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for F&SF, and, best of all, husband of Emma Bull
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