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Consistency is a virtue. Not as much of a virtue as adaptability, but a virtue.
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Consistency does not mean inflexibility, unless you're talking about "a foolish consistency" and then we all know where that leads...

(Bing!  Yes, "Harvard Square" is a valid answer, but we also would have accepted "Cambridge Common". :-)  :-) )
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The Bee Goddess from The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess) is available on Teespring shirts until September 17. All proceeds support me and the Seder-Masochism project! (You can also make a tax-deductible donation and get your name in the credits.) Woman07.1.2_bees. Share/Bookmark ...
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"if New Orleans provides a lesson for the rest of the country, it is that we cannot afford the rule of bipartisan neoliberalism any longer; most of us never could afford it really, but the stakes grow higher all the time. We need a substantive, radical change in the center of gravity of American political life, and we believe that New Orleans’s experience in particular underscores that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate running who understands that fact of political life, and he is the only candidate who has lived in accordance with that understanding during the course of his political career." —Adolph Reed
There is only one presidential candidate who has consistently fought for the kinds of policies that New Orleans so desperately required prior to and during Katrina, and that it needs now more than ever.
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In 1928, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that we would all be sitting easy by 2028. He predicted that technology and the economy would advance to take over work and that humans would reap the seeds of that automation with more free time. Keynes looks like he was right about the technology and the economy, but who is reaping the rewards?
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I read the John Scalzi Is a Rapist book, just in the nick of time apparently. It was on Kindle Unlimited and very short, so...why not?

It was parody. It was mean and ugly, but those aren't illegal. And nobody on the socially just side of things has any apologies to make for their support of Requires Hate, a nonstop for-real rape accusation machine, so fuck them.

Scalzi was probably just mad that it made fun of his ukulele video. 
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Do people who support the Kentucky clerk who wouldn't marry gay folks also support the Muslim stewardess who is suing because she wouldn't serve alcohol? http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2015/08/31/group-expressjet-discriminated-muslim-flight-attendant/71490804/
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+Richard Bensam Oh, I completely agree about the county clerk creating far more nuisance. But before I take a position on the steward, I'd want to know if she was creating problems for her co-workers or if they were just bigots. But the principle is the same in both cases: does your faith excuse you from fulfilling your job requirements?
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If appropriation upsets you, please stop using English, the most appropriating language of all. Use Proto-Celtic instead.
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More than one example: the Brits revived Cornish, hence the issue with Celtic.

I wonder if a completely made-up language would do? Esperanto is an extant example, but given its deep Indo-European roots and inherent sexism (the female is marked, the male is not) it may not be usable as-is.

Klingon, anyone?
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Well written and great points
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Illustrated history of Soviet space programs
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In a bid to escape poverty and caste discrimination, some Hindu Dalits are converting to Islam and other faiths.
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"After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February.

The girl was listed on a warrant as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of minor - second-degree exploitation for making her photo and third-degree exploitation for having her photo in her possession.

A conviction could have put the girl in prison and would have required her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. A plea bargain arranged for her in July should clear her record next summer."

What the fuck.
After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February.
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The law is stupid. Yes children need protection from predators but not from themselves.
Its very much like the stupid law in Alaska that is supposed to stop human trafficking but charges the prostitutes for trafficking themselves! Hunh ? What?
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