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Imagine if you had an unlimited amount of money, a home, and the ability to sleep about 16 hours a day without any negative effects.

Your life would consist of cycles of sleeping, waking up, exercising, eating, reading or otherwise entertaining yourself for an hour while you digested, and then going back to sleep.

While sleeping or exercising, you would not feel lonely, and if a book or TV show was engrossing enough, you'd be fine as well, so you would never need to interact with another human being.
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We all know that many people are uncomfortable with the idea of transparency. That is a given, that does not really need to be emphasized. What is often missing from the public discourse are all the ways that transparency would make people feel MORE comfortable. 

Take this anecdote, excitedly recounted by a coworker. He was on the T last night, and a man holding a hockey stick began to act erratically. He saw a poster for Quincy College, became angry, grabbed it, and ripped it up. Then he returned to where he was standing, by the door, and started spitting at it. A bit later he noticed another poster for Quincy College and went over to it to rip it down, but he had to struggle with the frame a bit before he succeeded. Then he returned to the door and resumed spitting. Finally, the train arrived at the station, and the man exited and walked off as is nothing had happened.

Meanwhile, obviously, passengers were alarmed.

Now, imagine if the passengers had the ability to scan the man and determine exactly what his issue was. Sure it is possible that, learning of a history of violence, they might become more alarmed, but they might also be able to prepare themselves for any possible confrontation, or make extra efforts not to antagonize the man. Alternatively, they might learn that the man had never had a history of violence, in which case they might feel more secure, that at least he would not attack them.

Regardless of all the possibilities, NOT KNOWING what this guy's deals was was much more unnerving than having access to the information. Same applies to when the cops show up. Having information about the man might lead them to deal with the situation in a way that avoids violence, or even death.
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Two recent cases have seen wearers of Google Glass attacked in San Francisco.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/13/woman-arrested-7-dead-babies/7681445/

This horror story brought to you by the letter U.

Also, by privacy and unregulated procreation, both of which needed to be in effect for this to happen.
A Utah woman admitted to police that she strangled or suffocated at least six of her newborns, stuffed the bodies into cardboard boxes and hid them in the garage of her home, according to court documents released on Monday.
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Some intelligent people enjoy a feeling of superiority, at being smarter than most other people. I, on the other hand, find it inconvenient that the population at large is not very intelligent.

Please do not be offended. That is not a judgment, and it has nothing to do with me. It is a fact, easily googleable...

http://psychology.about.com/od/intelligence/f/average-iq.htm

Don't want to get into a discussion of whether IQs are a real thing, or whether IQ tests are biased, or about emotional intelligence or other types of aptitudes.

All I'm saying is that it inconveniences me when other people are unable to figure things out.

Again, that's not a judgment, not a criticism, not an insult or any sort of attempt to be derisive. 

It's merely a statement fact.
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http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/15/who_goes_to_jail_matt_taibbi

Matt Taibbi is all over the place this past week, talking about this, and it's a topic that everybody (who isn't part of the 1%) needs to know about.

It's getting really bad out there if you don't have the financial resources to withstand the abuses of the "justice" system.

I wish that people would stop advocating for poverty so passionately, as if it were some sort of precious animal. Believe you me--if poverty goes extinct, we might lose material for movies and rap songs, but the world will be better off. 
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Lots of bad stuff going on in the world. People are starving, literally, in Syria. The situation in Ukraine is looking dire. Closer to home, womyn's reproductive options are increasingly being taken away, at the same time that economic inequality is increasing, making it even harder to get by, let along thrive, when backed into a corner by a child or a medical issue.

But despite all this, I am still human, and thus selfish, self-centred, perhaps even borderline narcissistic, ruled in large part by emotion, by my appetites, and that's why, as I sit here at George Howell Coffee in Newton, my thoughts continue to drift across the street, to Bread & Chocolate, and the baked donut muffins they offer.

With minor stresses on my mind--the image of almost killing that motorcyclist, difficulties getting paid at work, logistical issues with my tournament this weekend, and of course the constant stress of watching womyn choose men who hurt them and hurt society--how can I not crave the momentary pleasure that I will feel when that donut muffin touches my tongue and starts to crumble, almost melt.

Alas, unlike a harmless pleasure, like sex or cocaine, that donut muffin will have a serious impact on my body, significantly retarding my efforts to secure a flat, well-defined abdominal region, and the self-esteem that comes with that. No amount of miles on the treadmill can compensate for a single muffin, it seems--I ran 10 yesterday, and yet when I lift up my shirt, all I can see is a disgusting blob of fat.

And it's not like I'm packing in the calories left and right. I started the day with an apple, and an hour later a pancake, two Scrambled eggs, and an orange juice. After my run I had a rice, bean, carnitas and cheese burrito from Chipotle. For dinner I had about a third, maybe 2/5, of an order of dal makhani from an Indian place in Brooklyn, and a few bites of naan (not even half).

As I write this, I am hungry--so very hungry. That donut muffin, some eggs, a few potatoes, a slice of bacon--the would go a long way towards easing my cravings this morning, and fueling another workout at lunch.

Yet, I hesitate, cursed by a metabolism that just cannot burn through those carbs fast enough.

Funny thing is, if I just have the muffin, my appetite will be at ease, and I can go back to thinking about important things, but while I deprive myself, I will be constantly distracted by the craving.
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http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/immigrants-record-deportations-often-minor-infractions/

I'm sure most of us will agree that the immigration system in the United States is irrational, incompetent, and absurd on many levels.

Having said that, I'm probably one of the few people willing to go on record stating that it is irresponsible for the advocates of undocumented immigrants to neglect to emphasize that they should not be having children while living under conditions of vulnerability.

In fact, nobody on earth should have a child under those conditions, whether it be undocumented status to poverty to living in a war zone.

Yes, the mother, Elizabeth Perez, is a U.S. citizen, but she should not have had that second child (not sure about the first) until her husband/partner was safe from deportation.
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