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Jennifer Freeman
Attended Cornell College
Lives in Ames IA
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Happy #slothsunday , which I'm celebrating by doing sweet eff all. The couch is very, very comfortable.
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I used to think I was socially liberal and fiscally conservative, but today's definition of fiscally conservative is not what I am. It's called greed and miserlyness. I say more later when I am on the computer. Lol
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(H/T @boygainvillea) Last year, nineteen month-old Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh was sleeping peacefully in his playpen in Habersham County, Georgia. The Phonesavanh family had recently moved to G...
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In fairness, I think those are boilerplate text that you put into every response to complaint to avoid waiving the defenses when they do apply.  But yes, that is horrible.
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That article contains one of my favorite optical illusions of all time (the checkerboard).
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quote: Frequently in conversations that I have observed or participated in with white people about race, the claim is levied that it is Black people “who make everything about race.” But this incident in Waco gives lie to that claim. It turns out that when white privilege is in clear operation, white people are invested in making sure that we don’t see race in operation. Charles Mills, a philosopher of race, has a term which I think applies here: epistemology of white ignorance. By this means, he means that white people have created a whole way of knowing the world that both demands and allows that they remain oblivious to the operations of white supremacy, that white people remain “intent on denying what is before them.” Thus even though three gangs have now attacked each other in broad daylight and killed or injured 27 people, there is no nagging, gnawing sense of fear, no social anxiety about what the world is coming to, no anger at the thugs who made it unsafe for American families to go about their regular daily activities without fear of being clipped by a stray bullet, no posturing from law enforcement about the necessity of using military weapons to put down the lawless band of criminals that turned a parking lot into a war zone in broad daylight. More than that, there is no sense of white shame, no hanging of the head over the members of their race that have been out in the world representing everything that is wrong with America.

That kind of intra-racial shame is reserved primarily for Black people.
The response to the Twin Peaks shootout says everything you need to know about how white privilege really works
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There might be no 'gnawing sense of fear' but I'm never going to visit Waco.
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A new study of soil warns that we're pushing the limits of our planetary skin and in danger of pulling nutrients out of the earth too fast.
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Whoever thought this was a good idea should be fired.
 
No party for the poor. PS 120 in Flushing held a carnival for its students on Thursday, but kids whose parents did not pay $10 were forced to sit in the auditorium while their classmates had a blas...
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It isn't so much that I hate the math... it is more that I don't understand the code...
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Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan dug up some surprising results after posing the question: How much do lawmakers really know about their voters' political views?
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Education
  • Cornell College
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 1989 - 1993
  • Iowa State University
    Computer Science, 1993 - 2000
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Tagline
"I come in peace. Take me to your lizard."
Introduction
Some Words and Phrases That Describe Me:

computer scientist, ex-university instructor, sci-fi/fantasy reader, geek, living with dopa-responsive dystonia, ex-genetic algorithms researcher, cat-person, lizard- and ferret-friendly, quilter, knitter, tatter, occasional backyard bird-watcher, ex-equestrian, cheezy-movie lover, big fan of the correct use of grammar and punctuation and spelling, casual student of many fields, more-or-less liberal, more-or-less atheist, ultimate Puzzle Pirates' bilger, lover of snark and sarcasm, chocoholic,  RPGer, introvert, devour-er of Discworld novels,  etc. etc. etc

My Postings:

My public posting mostly falls under the category of "Links to News Jennifer Finds Interesting".  Lately, my interest has gravitated to the US dysfunctional political system, theories of economics, and the state and future of US healthcare, with occasional lapses into educational reform, new scientific discoveries, jokes about grammar and spelling, and atheism vs. religions. 
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A (small) gaming convention is named after me.
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Currently
Ames IA
Previously
Manhattan KS - Mount Vernon IA
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Jennifer Freeman's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Let me explain Japan for Westerners
noahpinionblog.blogspot.com

"Do you want to know our secrets? Oops, sorry, we don't have any." - Shiina Ringo (If you just want the quick explanation without all the pr

Who belongs in America? (non-econ-related)
noahpinionblog.blogspot.com

Once again, I find myself writing not about economics or finance or nerdy stuff, but about race, identity and belonging. Apologies to those

5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds
www.cracked.com

To learn anything useful during an election year, you need to be able to sort through all of the garbage to find the actual information and

How the GOP Destroyed its Moderates
www.tnr.com

Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

Steven Pearlstein: The false choice between equality and efficiency
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What if the relationship between inequality and economic growth is more complicated than Republicans make it out to be? What if we’ve reache

Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Plans to Block the Black Vote
www.thedailybeast.com

It happens every election: mysterious fliers, robocalls, malfunctioning machines that deny blacks the right to vote. Now the Republican Part

Abolish the Minimum Wage??!! A Debate
www.huffingtonpost.com

The empirically established fact that minimum wages don't hurt the people who get it isn't the same as showing that they help them. So why d

European financial crisis: Is Europe a mess because Germans work hard an...
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Almost 150 years ago, the great English economic essayist Walter Bagehot pondered the problem of European monetary integration in the The Ec

Candidates' Challenge: Getting More to Pay Taxes
online.wsj.com

Republican presidential candidates are making a politically challenging case to change the fact that nearly half of all American households

Of red tape and recessions
www.economist.com

HOW much of our economic malaise can be blamed on regulatory uncertainty?

Self-Employment Needs Role in Jobs Programs: View
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Cammie Allie and Ann Costlow are small-scale entrepreneurs who aren’t trying to start the next Microsoft. Yet both have battled back from un

Raise Taxes on the Rich to Reward Job Creators: Nick Hanauer
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It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are rais

What Isn’t for Sale?
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Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag socie

Elizabeth Warren's anger
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A man shouts “socialist whore” at her.

Health reform: it’s about having each other’s backHealth reform: it’s ab...
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Alleged Obamacare-related increase in price of Papa John's pizza ? 11 cents. Ensuring working Americans have a health care safety net? Price

Tax poor people: Republicans want the IRS to nail "lucky duckies."
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It's not news when Jon Huntsman criticizes fellow Republicans. It's news when he agrees with them. On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | ...
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