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Lena Dunham is an entirely self-serving person who does more harm than good to feminist movements.

Is the DNC even trying to get its shit together?

Honestly for me it's much more selfish than renewables. I take advantage of public lands, my friends take advantage of public lands, many other people (it's the Pacific Northwest, for chrissakes). We should be making them more accessible (while maintaining certain divides) to everybody, not declaring them valueless (because apparently you can do that when it's a convenient thing to do) and potentially depriving ourselves and future generations of the most beautiful thing around us.

This one is particularly heartbreaking to me.

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Abortion laws which don't even include exceptions for victims of rape? What kind of vile pieces of shit are in your legislature?

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Have y'all ever gone on free museum days, or partook in something like First Friday? No idea if anything like that exists where you live, but they are a lot of fun and you meet some very interesting people.

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Good luck! It's interesting, seems like a few people are going back to college. It seems like you have a lot of amazing opportunities, though, between that, the house, job, etc. I've become a big believe that chosen business is a good thing, and that seems to be what you're doing.

Hope the house deal doesn't become too big of a hassle.

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Two nights ago I spent the night in a gated mansion overlooking the Puget Sound, drinking the night away and making a couple of new friends. It was easily the most irresponsible work-night I've had since starting full-time, and I was well late to work yesterday with a massive hangover. But that's okay, to have indulged in a great, incredibly interesting night.

Life is mostly great right now, outside of being fairly certain I've torn something in a knee. The lack of fitness, which is driving me a bit crazy, is being filled with tinkering with things. Which is fun, but not quite as satisfying as a good run. But that will get better, and so will any other issues. And I think that's the biggest change in my mindset as of late, that everything will be okay. It just takes time.

    ...it is a massive change and it does alter the fact that people don’t make as much money out of records. But I have a take on that – people only made money out of records for a very, very small time. When The Rolling Stones started out, we didn’t make any money out of records because record companies wouldn’t pay you! They didn’t pay anyone! Then, there was a small period from 1970 to 1997, where people did get paid, and they got paid very handsomely and everyone made money. But now that period has gone. So if you look at the history of recorded music from 1900 to now, there was a 25 year period where artists did very well, but the rest of the time they didn’t.
- Mick Jagger

Wasn't that point of the point of the fringe, and progression of social norms? To push the fringe into the face of the public so they are forced to confront it, either accepting it or destroying it? The acceptance of these kind of things, I would think, is largely a good thing. Same with the destruction of our definitions.

What lines do you think still exist? Do you think the reduction of our boundaries is a positive?

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 22nd Annual Quotations Strand

    Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Don't trouble it, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent.
- Dostoyevsky

Ah, maybe my line of thinking is completely incorrect then. Which would be:

To find Dzhokar Tsarniev, to find whoever your person of interest is, there has to be a profile, right? (Maybe this is where I'm wrong?). The profile would come from the absurd amount of data being collected from everything, and then parsed into various keywords, time entries, etc. that all create a generic "Dzhokar" or "Timothy McVeigh". For that to be useful or correct enough to work, bias has to be avoided, and everything else outlined in that statistics reading would come into play, otherwise you'll never be any closer to finding something/someone useful.

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