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“These are not children living in some faraway place, far from everyday life,”
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Dept. of life immitating Lewis Carroll ...
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This is why TV ads extolling Walmart careers keep sprouting. Whenever you see an ad, there's a problem the company is trying to address with PR instead of grit. The underworked Maytag repairman always made me suspect Maytag's reliability.
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Bigotry is hateful thought and behavior; Racism is a systemic denial of civil rights and economic opportunity for whole categories of a population. They're related (of course) and they're both vile.
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Russell Crowe as ... Noah? Who does Anthony Hopkins play, God?
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I've stopped being surprised by willful stupidity, but I haven't stopped being appalled.
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um, yeah.
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"It is important to remember that American racism is a thing that was done, and a world where American racism is beaten back is not a world of racial diversity but a world without such terminology."
A reading list on "race" and "racism" in America
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Is this news?

I like to joke that after paying insurance premiums, my wife and I can no longer afford to go to the doctor when we're sick. Except it's not a joke. $316 apiece for insurance; $3000 apiece deductible; hence, we have to be PRETTY FUCKING ILL to actually seek out health care.

And, in fact, I've been pretty fucking ill for the last 6 months (chronic pain/fatigue) but won't go to the doctor. Because how much money do I want to spend for the privilege of watching a trained professional shrug his/her shoulders?
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America's obsession with incarceration--particularly for young black men--is mind-boggling. Why do we still call this a justice system?
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The Destruction of Language
Introduction
In the midst of space
and banners is a littered waste
that yields more pointing
than parsing–so much has passed
that an account of intervals
(a promise, a perspectiveless
taste) measures meaning (a sacred,
a whole sacred as less whole) and so,
in the midst of lunch and logistics
and yesterday's paper, and more news
buried, and a belatedly unfurnished
reaction to the blemished
brains of big science
on the back page, there is no
account of the dim wondering
what our position is now.

"Then the sight of you
this morning, in the light, sometimes
the interval ..." 
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