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Alex Steed
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"It is arbitrary to talk about how to be a 'good man.' Why aren’t we just talking about being good? The reason is because the idea of the collapse of 'traditional' ideas of femininity and masculinity is terrifying to particular people and there are pundits capitalizing on that fear."
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"In a 'Society of the Spectacle' sort of way, I am too immersed in all of this [pop culture] to pull myself out of it."

We remember Harold Ramis, analyze the sum of Ghostbusters' political leanings, and discuss the role pop culture plays in better understanding human nature, economics, and civil liberties for the paranormal set.
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"I have learned that it is a lot easier to be positive than it is to be negative. Being nice to people always pays off. That is part of why I have been able to sustain myself in this industry for as long as I have. I pay it forward. I help out. It is important to invest in others, to believe in other people. When you do that, people will invest and believe in you."
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Very interesting interviewee.
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Meteors, asteroids, political buffoonery of every sort, Marc Maron, guns, Hugo Schwyzer, LePage, Congress being the worst, and so much more.

Alternative title: "3,262 very strong words about the year that just happened to us"
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"When I finally met Zeide at a Shabbat dinner, I made the mistake of bringing up the fact that I favored post-modernist schools of Marxist thought. He stopped talking to me for the next several hours. At the end of the evening, he explained, ‘They’re all thought and no balls, the post-modernists.’ We had a short conversation and agreed to go to a movie together the next day. At that point, in his last bout of exceptional health (throughout his 80s), he was seeing six movies in the theater every week. Since then, we stayed in close touch. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to protest outside of one of the houses of a Bank of America Board Member in Washington, D.C. and I sent him a letter explaining that every time I participated in some form of direct action, I thought of him. I told him that he was my inspiration, which he was. His response was warm and appreciative."
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"I think that when I was younger, I looked up to Zeide because of his affiliations. I was a young, leftist, working class WASP from small town Maine where rigorous political involvement—particularly radical engagement—isn’t common and here was this real-live communist, rabble rousing bombardier who had actually known Dr. King. He had seen the civil rights movement first hand, and had served in the Second World War. He was a character in not just one, but in many mythical happenings. To a large degree, I maintain this fascination though in what is perhaps a more nuanced way. I maintain an appreciation for what each of his affiliations mean on their own, but also in relationship to the others. He was a communist patriot, illustrating that you could come from various conflicting ideological motivations at once. And Zeide’s overlapping affiliation as a communist, a civil rights activist, and an atheist (which, he says, Dr. King found as funny as he found it absurd) illustrated the intersections between Marx, progressivism and civil rights, the socialist heart of which has largely been overlooked in popular memory of that time.”
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"I feel like I am the richest person. There is nothing like talking to a bunch of kids and then going back to your Twitter and seeing 10 or 12 kids write sweet things about how you changed their life or their outlook. Fuck your money, you know? Get one of those sent to you. You did something decent. That is more important."
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My conversation with Joseph Conway about the back-to-the-land movement covered A LOT of ground. Topics include: farming, organics, Hegel, anarchy, post-war spiritualism, Scientology, drugs, and so much more. This one was a lot of fun.
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"I want to start off by saying that I am not a sex addict. I kind of hate that word too. In a weird way there is a stigma with addictions, like you’re a fucking junkie and shit. I don’t think I am a sex addict, but I feel like I got addicted to that world for a while, and I guess you could say that."
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You can buy all of these gifts online or at local shops and craft fairs (like PICNIC, one of my very favorites), so that’s cool too. Also, by spending locally, your money stays here in the state and it doesn’t get laundered through some off-shore tax haven before going into the pockets of a cabal some corporate criminals.
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"LANGUAGE WARNING for f-words and acknowledging that vaginas exist."

"This anonymous reviewer starts with stating that they 'hate writing reviews that bash a place,' which is as explicit and foreboding a foreshadow as when your date tells you that he/she is 'actually pretty low maintenance.'"
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  • Bangor Daily News
    Politics & Portland Blogger, 2012 - present
  • Knack Factory
    Community and Digital Communications Specialist, 2011 - present
  • Opportunity Maine
    Director of Community Engagement, 3 - 2012
  • Change.org
    Co-Director of Community Outreach, Blogger
  • NetSquared
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  • Millennials Changing America (30 city research tour, 2008, 9)
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  • Just Naive Enough (5 continent research tour, 2005)
    Outreach Coordinator, Researcher
  • Vermont Democratic Party
  • Hais & Winograd (Authors, Millennial Makeover)
  • The Case Foundation (Grantors)
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