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Painters and Hackers: nothing in common whatsoever, but this are classical painters depictions of...
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Never let me name things.
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+Jesus M. Rodriguez No, that was Chirp!
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There’s an analogy
that people use
when talking about Syrian refugees.
“Grapes”
What if…
they say
What if there was this bunch of grapes?
Or a truckload. Or a vineyard. Whatever.
And two of those grapes were poisoned.
Just two. Out of the whole vineyard.
Or bunch. Or truckload.
Would you eat the grapes?
Well? Would you?

What if…
instead of grapes
What if we were talking about people?
Human beings.
Men. Women. Children.
Just like you.
People afraid.
People whose friends, relatives, loved ones...
were dead. Buried in mass graves.
People fleeing genocide.
Begging for sanctuary.
Scared. Confused.
And maybe some of them are poison.
Maybe.
We have plenty of poison right here.
Just turn on the TV.
Would you turn them away?
Well? Would you?

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I've mostly been whining about this on facebook but - I just started day 3 of my bread-and-water fast, raising $1000.00 for Inner City Development. This charity provides emergency food aid to families in the San Antonio area. I'm not quite halfway there, and I would really like to eat some real food. Please consider donating, even a little bit helps. https://www.razoo.com/story/Robin-Norwood-Fundraising-For-Thanksgiving-365-2015
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In all courteousness, this is a wonderfully nice act of giving. :) Thx! :D - The Bellamys
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Alright, folks. It's about to get real. Starting at 10am this morning, I'll be fasting on bread and water until I raise the princely sum of $1000 for Inner City Development's emergency food pantry. Donate here: https://www.razoo.com/story/Robin-Norwood-Fundraising-For-Thanksgiving-365-2015
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+Jon Burgin Thanks for the suggestion, but I think we have wildly different definitions of the word "cocktail" ;)  - - I do think some people who don't do bread use other alternatives.
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So one advantage of insomnia is I finally got around to finishing Go Set a Watchman last night. Wow. Tough to read in spots, and has "some" issues, but I can't recommend it enough if you're a fan of Mockingbird.
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So this is one of many "anti-trigger-warning" posts I've seen crop up. I don't think I really understand the concept of trigger warnings very well, except that if you're going to discuss something that might be disturbing to your reader, it's polite to let them know ahead of time. So, is there anything to trigger warnings other than "Hey, I'm going to talk about __, which I understand may be upsetting to some people."? Also, that seems very different than what these articles are talking about which is "Don't talk about __, or use the word _, because someone might be offended". Wikipedia confirms my first definition, but articles like this one use the second. What's going on?
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
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I think you need a decent blend of common sense, plus asking, plus listening.  Many times people will be triggered by things that you will have no way of knowing about, and won't be expected to.  Very common trigger warnings are related to common instances of trauma: sexual assault, violence against children, graphic wartime images, suicide; common phobias: insects, snakes, hypodermics; and depictions and language that have been associated with violence on a particular group: racial slurs, transgender slurs.  If you are including unusual and graphic depictions of something, for example, concentration camps in Nazi Germany, you could ask people about it and have a discussion first.  If someone comes to you and says: I have PTSD related to X, is there material related to X in your class, you can be honest and tell them.  And then you can work with them so that they can take your class in a comfortable environment (for example, if you are planning to show a graphic movie concerning X, they could skip that class and instead read an article about X that is more clinical in nature).
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OK, I hope this is the only time I defend The Donald, but the KKK thing seems silly to me. From what I can tell, he was asked a question from way out in left field, was caught flat footed, and gave a noncommittal answer. Can we go back to hating him for all of the actual horrible positions he holds? Or am I missing something?
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I finally heard the exchange. The Donald completely understood the question. Caught flat-footed? I suppose, but boy did he show a probably very telling response.
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
And I STILL couldn't FREAKING understand
why certain children in this house can't seem
to close the FREAKING door to the garage
no matter how many times I remind them.
I mean really am I just talking to myself here?
Just CLOSE the door after you howhardcanitbetorememberthatonesimplething?
Cherry blossoms fall.
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In all courteousness, nicely interesting. :) Thx! :D - The Bellamys
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I've probably seen more images of the confederate flag in the past week than the previous year.
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+Vivian Spartacus One hopes, but I'm afraid it won't be...NPR had someone from the Southern Poverty Law Center on yesterday who argued that with changing demographics and continued shifting of wealth to the upper class, there's going to be a lot of pressure and feelings of marginalization and victimhood for people from, for instance, the Charleston killer's demographic...which will only help recruiting efforts of racist and fascist organizations.
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This is the correct Robin. Unless you're looking for the "Women Who Love Too Much" one. That's not me.
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  • Rackspace
    Experience Design, 2011 - present
  • Red Hat Software
    Coder, 2002 - 2008
  • Rackspace
    Coder, 2008 - 2011
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Wayne, NJ - Johnson City, TN - Garner, NC - San Antonio, TX - Lafayette, LA
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