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katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017


katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Seriously, the guy has a point

Agree that the bull is fantastic. Better now with the little girl. One could see that she represents the folks that can get mowed down by our unbridled capitalism.

The whole deal is improved with her there as I see it.

Take an angle grinder,remove the words on the advertising placard, and enjoy some cool art.

Bull dude can do what he likes.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017

Good call bro.

Do you have an occupation with periodic intense stressful periods? I teach middle school and have found in the last couple of years that I'm best prepared for really busy and intense days when I've gotten up a half hour early for a morning run. Usually a two to three mile fast run. Maybe toss in some sprints if the day ahead is scheduled tightly. Having all of the endorphins in me, I've noticed, helped me keep my head and I find myself making some unusually good solutions to the stuff the day may throw at me.

I've sold a half hour of sleep for hours of peace and level-headedness.

Have you done similarly?

Agreed. I've found that my mind is at peak clarity on days that I've gotten up early to knock out 2- 3 miles or so. I never listen to music, just rambling thoughts. Really clears the cobwebs.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: When the Irish Weren’t White

How about we, as a humans, decide to stop being assholes to the new guy in town? Maybe we can be intolerant bastards to the jackoffs that have no sense of the history of the crazy terrible stuff that we humans have convinced ourselves was at one time righteous.

I know I've got plenty that I can do better.

Yeah. $1.35 per person to guarantee that all kids have access to a thoughtful source of unbiased (noncommercial) information that creates ties that bind us Americans together is an amazing value.

Wow. Likely not a new term then, huh? Cool. Thanks for the info.

What's the origin of the word cisgender? I've never heard it before. Is it likely I don't know it because I've never known, at least, clearly known, anyone that is trans?

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What the heck is wrong with you?!?!

Great. Now all we need is some sort of horrific data breach/derailment of life as we know it, to get this fixed.

Ouch. I saw this more from the perspective of maybe we re-evaluate more of what if prioritized when folks learn. Highlighters could be useful if a reader used them to summarize points and then quiz themselves, but speaking from experience, I'll be damned if the parents of my students really will ever take it to the degree of scrutiny that you have.

Vouch and Sponsor? They seem effective to me,, but are the connotations correct? Are we creating a new-age Fremasonry or The Loyal Order of Water Buffalo? (For those Flintstones fans).

To me "highlight" seems closer, not there yet, but is there a way to communicate "This account has demonstrated they are here to add more than they take, or not spam the crap out of us all?"

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