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So you can delete a Gplus account now without losing the rest of the free subsidized by advertising goodies? Good to know. I'm in that kind of mood…
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+annie bodnar Paul's a regular chatterbox.
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Why didn't I think of this? 
For a kid that’s never done laundry before, the whole operation may as well look like NASA getting ready to launch a rocket. Writing clear instructions on your machines in dry erase marker will make it easy for them to learn.
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It's interesting... except for a brief period, my mother didn't have paid employment.  She taught us (3 boys, 1 girl) a broad range of skills, including sewing by hand - but for whatever reason, the washing machine was her domain.  Maybe because it was just better to sort things by material / colors / whatever.  I can't even remember how I learned to do laundry - though she did our laundry, she probably showed us how it all worked at some point.
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Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge . . is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding. - Bill Bullard


Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge . . is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.
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Meh. Pithy but epistemologically muddled.
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Someone the other week argued, in response to a criticism of how music streaming services pay artists, that once the money leaves my hand, I lose the right to criticize how it's spent. 

Fair point which is why we have articles and comment on how the money is divided, so that people can make informed decisions before the money leaves their hands. 

Contrast this with someone arguing against giving money to the poor on the grounds they'll spend it on drink or drugs. 
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…and while you're thinking about that, tip your shampoo and other hair product down the drain. 
 
Haven't been able to find source for this theory ("*They* are trying to vaccinate us thru chemtrails"), found it very inspiring, though ;-)
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...and try to remember that "breath" is a noun. "Breathe" is probably the word you were looking for.
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+Mint.com is starting to lose its value for me. How I wish this were true…

Now, I suspect that if I jumped over to their fine website, it would update all my accounts and spending and tell a different story. And since the service is subsidized by advertising free, that would explain why they want me to do that. 
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for Oliver Sacks…
Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That's who we are! We're not who we say we are, we're not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others. - Carl Sagan. Posted in Assertions ...
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I saw a use for this just last week…a totally preventable crash, text books example of driver inattention/failure to use due care. Cars will be at their safest when they stop being cars as we know them: user-controlled vehicles. 
More cars are coming equipped with robotic functions that protect drivers from front-end crashes with other vehicles or objects, which could result in fewer crashes and lower insurance rates for drivers.
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+Motorized Vehicle Hegemony There's nothing in this article to support your view or contradict what I said.
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This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. 

A good look at the choices we've made, to sacrifice an abundant, protein-rich, renewable food source for mill power and then electricity. We still need electricity but we don't need dams to make it. Some are too vital to remove but many others have outlived their useful lives, as all the works of man do. 
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How do we get from "it's my iPad, dammit." to "This is why I generally loathe Apple?" 

Why would you buy a product from a company you loathe? Someone please intervene and give him a Nexus whatever it is and save him from his poor reasoning skills…
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+Per Siden I agree, ranting and griping is fine, but if your gripe concerns something central to the product — if you want car makers to make pedal-powered cars and pitch a fit that they won't do as you ask — it's just silly. Everything I have read about the content-blocking features he is griping about says it's a huge win for users, with faster content load and no more obtrusive screen-filling ads. If we factor in that he works for a media company that relies on ads for revenue, his complaints become more understandable. 
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What did he just say? Something about "get off your ass and jam?" 
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“The driver did not give a damn about the people in the back. We would not transport animals under these conditions on our roads in Austria,” said Furtner, referring to Friday’s discovery. 

This kind of thing makes me question my resolve on enhanced interrogation. I would want to know this driver's paymaster, accomplices, contacts, the whole network, and I wouldn't care how many fingers were broken to break it all up. 
Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.
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As long as governments try to restrict the movement of humans around the globe, there will be people wiling to try to smuggle them around the legal and physical roadblocks. As a result, there will always be unscrupulous people who take advantage of would-be migrants for their own personal profit. But, let's be clear where the problem ultimately arises: the desire of one group of people with more wealth and power to prevent another group of people with less wealth and power from moving into the same place that the wealthy group's ancestors moved into.
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As Adam Smith (that guy libertarians name but have never read) said, wealth is power. I would expect any self-styled "rational, moral advocate for freedom: to oppose the concentration of power that goes with concentrations of wealth. Arguments in favor of dynastic wealth (opposition to the estate tax), the unregulated purchase of access to and influence over electeds or unlimited political media buys do not support freedom or liberty: they argue for power concentrated in the hands of a few at the expense of the many. 

Wealth is power: if you support the unchecked accumulation of wealth, you are not a supporter of liberty or freedom. The people accumulating the wealth are the ones shaping the government in all the way you argue against but your misidentification of wealth as anything but power prevents you from seeing it. You're buying the rope they'll use to hang you from the same people who will fit it to your neck. 
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Learned that the key to working in a technical field with a liberal arts degree is knowing how to read the documentation. If there is any. Which there often wasn't.
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  • Seattle Schools
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