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Will Shetterly
I'm the real Will Shetterly if you read charitably and the straw Will Shetterly if you don't.
I'm the real Will Shetterly if you read charitably and the straw Will Shetterly if you don't.
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The Malcolm X "Respect Everyone" Flowchart
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery." - Malcolm X Has someone put a hand on you? No                                                           Yes Be peaceful, courteous,  ...

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The "shake" of Shakesville is for Shakedown Artist—on the greed of Melissa McEwan
I usually ignore Melissa McEwan because life's too short for feminists who don't realize that because poverty is disproportionately female, Bernie Sanders' policies would do more to help women than Hillary Clinton's would have. But she's attacking the dirtb...

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Women show more gender bias than men in Implicit Association Tests
There Are Problems With the Gender-Bias IAT, Too -- Science of Us : There Are Problems With the Gender-Bias IAT, Too -- Science of Us : "As Greg Mitchell and Phil Tetlock put it in a book chapter that is very critical of the IAT, “One particularly puzzling ...

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Is there any evidence that Bernie Sanders ultimately helped or hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign?
There are two narratives that annoy me because I see no evidence for them. The first is the Clinton camp's insistence that Sanders hurt her chances of winning. The second is the authoritarian socialist insistence that Sanders helped the Democrats by running...

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A reminder that Obama could have passed single-payer in 2009 if he had wanted to
Crossing National Public Radio (NPR) Off My List for Health Care Coverage | naked capitalism : “Cobble together the votes” is sloppy language that conflates two arguments: First, a sin of commission: The argument that Democrats needed 60 votes to pass the b...

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Emma Bull's take on how the writers should handle the change of gender on Doctor Who
I wrote, They don't need to do more than have the doctor glance in a mirror and react visually, or say something casual like, "That's interesting." Emma wrote, I remember when he complained about never regenerating as a ginger. Which would itself be a prett...

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Speech, not skin or gender, matters most when recasting characters
On Twitter, talking about the new star of Dr. Who,  John Bullock said, Oh hang on. I'll accept a lady doc, black doc, gay doc, trans doc... but make the doc not British and I'm out. Some lines you don't cross! Someone asked why, and I replied, Because what ...

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Dear Death, Can We Stop Here?
Dear Death, Can we stop here? There are people alive Whose deaths I wouldn't mind And so many dead Who I wish could live again I would be a little younger If I had my druthers And all my peers would be As beautiful as they never knew they were But still, th...

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On Sandwichfail, Hipsters, and Foodie Privilege: Why Liberals Quibble with the Wrong Part of David Brooks' Essay
David Brooks, a conservative, talks about culture and class in  How We Are Ruining America - The New York Times . The liberal internet is generally ignoring the parts about class—thereby showing class continues to be the US's last taboo—and focusing on this...
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