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Love is just something that happens to you. You don’t get to understand it.

Having a romance makes you an expert on love the same way getting hit by a car makes you a mechanic.

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It feels gross that child rape is compelling stakes for TV entertainment.

That’s why you don’t like it. Because at the end of the day, this content isn’t being produced to save kids, it’s so you have something to watch on a Tuesday.

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A little bit about Aunt Jemima for non-Americans:

The image of Jemima isn’t bad because it depicts a racial stereotype. Or not just that. The image of the Black domestic is a symbol of wealth and power. It’s meant to inspire a sense of nostalgia for the times when children were raised and food was served with black hands.

The image of the black domestic was as wide-spread, public domain, and as common as images of Uncle Sam or George Washington. It’s a cultural touchstone, and just like the Rebel Flag, that it might make people uncomfortable is half the point.

Aunt Jemima gets at the heart of race relations in the United States. She’s a caricature of blackness, created by white people, for other white people, that somehow every black American has to confront, even if only to rebel against it. Because once something has become a powerful cultural image of what you are, to most people, and maybe to yourself, you’re defined by the stereotype, even if it’s only in how far you deviate from it.

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There is an explanation for this behavior that hasn’t been mentioned. You might have a leak between the bowl and the floor. This is much more serious and can cause expensive damage so if you see evidence of water on the floor, that needs to be addressed immediately.

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Those who read the article will know that the machine scans your ID and your Face. So this is as secure as having the stuff behind the counter. And more secure than selling online.

I’m a gun-grabbing repeal-the-second type, but this isn’t offensive or unusual.

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I don’t like depictions of sexual violence. I had to quit watching Berserk.

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In 2003 I could have made a living selling subscriptions to 5-GB cloud storage that was tightly integrated into Windows.

I understand why Windows is trying to capture you into it’s cloud ecosystem. Just saying that between M$, Apple, and Google you can do some robust backups, basically for free. And if you’re worried about privacy, just encrypt.

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You guys can’t imagine how exposed Favre feels now that OJ is dead. Being the literal biggest POS in the NFL while Michael Vick is alive is wild.

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Remember that in a situation like this, people demand that heads roll. And when Columbia University went looking for the worst antisemites on campus, this is the best they could find.

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The rhetoric surrounding the Palestine ethnic cleansing is crazy. You have to be so careful to use the right language, and not say “Jew” when you mean “Zionist”, or never to confuse either for “Israeli”.

The Zionists use this linguistic minefield for their advantage. From 1947, the Zionist apologist has wielded antisemitism for a sword and the Shoah for a shield. Western guilt over the Shoah is the mouth from which all Israeli support flows. And if you feel bad about it; you’re probably not an antisemite.

This policy wouldn’t be effective against real antisemites, but it’s not for them after all.

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