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I only got maybe two. But really, two was enough. when someone starts mentioning de-transition I just start to turn off because the level of madness is too strong.

it's behind a paywall so I could only see a few paragraphs, but man is he a piece of shit.

I'm late to this, but thank you for explaining that, because I was gobsmacked they didn't get it. Especially considering I linked to the editorial behind the comic, which is written by a veteran talking about the veteran experience in America, just like the original article. Indeed, the comic was written in response to articles just like the one in the OP, not just specifically ones related to Caitlin Jenner.

honestly, i think that string instrument collecting is probably a good place to go for value. shit just keeps going up, even lesser known makers like Guadagnini, Guarneri, Candi, Vuillaume.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Walking away from Louis CK

What's the saying? everything is about sex, except sex - sex is about power.

    I was under the impressions microagressions were the verbal equivalent to poking somebody until they want to punch you

That's basically it. a sort of thousand cuts. The guy who wrote this article has a fundamental understanding of what microaggressions are, and their relationship to trauma. They often have more to do with institutionalized issues that affect a multitude of people than they do a single person's individual problems, or a single traumatic experience.

He also misrepresents the black student angry at being touched. Here's more context from the article he links:

- This is the only black male student in his program.

- This is not some kid. He's a Phd candidate.

- The teacher didn't like where a discussion about critical race theory was going, and decided the best way to do that was to shake this guy's arm to get him to stop. That is 100% inappropriate physical contact, full stop.

Like, if you, A teacher in a Phd sociology program, are unable to effectively communicate with a Phd candidate in a conversation in your own field, and feel compelled to physically shake him, then it's you who have a serious problem.

All in all, you know what this article smells like to me? It smells like this comic:

with its associated editorial.

    I constantly see blogs and articles about the “veteran divide” in this nation. 1% protecting and serving the 99%. Veterans often feel alienated and alone when they return to the world, taking solace only around other veterans that have shared their struggles. No one understands us, but have we made an effort to understand civilians? Maybe it’s not the 99% with the problem, but the 1% that needs to come back down to earth.

    War is an extraordinary thing to go through, but life is relative. Your experiences do not invalidate those of others.

this has been HUGE, and has been in many ways a reaction to the policies and politicking of the last 12 months. I mean, I think a lot of left-leaning people in the US (and frankly, globally) wish that this would have happened last year around this time.

aw yissssss. let me know when it's done!

Dude's been a nutcase for a long time. I actually think it's part of the reason Blink kicked him out after they got back together from their "Hiatus".


I got an account at coinbase, but they don't let me sell, because I'm in Canada. I'll have to investigate gemini.

I'll also keep a record, just in case the Canada Revenue Agency deals with cryptocurrency the same way. it's not much, so i doubt it will affect my tax return, really.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017

Gord Downie died today. Unless you're Canadian or lived in a border state, you probably didn't know him or his music.

I wrote a poem about it in the "Something Beautiful" prompt that tacocat posted. I'd been turning the prompt around in my head to find something to write about, and I guess i found it.

University's going okay. It's hard being the out-of-towner, other people who've been here for a few years get the opportunities regardless of whether they're more or less skilled than you are. Time to build up my entire reputation from the ground up. Again.

I always forget that I have that browser plug in that turns millennial into "Pesky Whipper-Snapper" until an article like this shows up.

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