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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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This November Californians and Ohioans will have the chance to make prescription drugs cheaper. Both states will have initiatives on their ballots (The California Drug Price Relief Act and the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act) ...
California and Ohio are leading the charge

The War on Drug Prices

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This November Californians and Ohioans will have the chance to make prescription drugs cheaper. Both states will have initiatives on their ballots (The California Drug Price Relief Act and the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act) that would mandate that the states couldn’t pay more for a drug than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). [&
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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an ...
Journalismism(ism?)

The Media Makes it True

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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an excellent article about this very thing last Friday, taking it to the level where you can even [&hellip
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Settle in, children, for you are about to hear the scariest of stories. This is a story that will strike fear into your hearts, particularly if you are one of the be-testicled among us. I am about to tell you the terrifying ...
If You Say Big Girls Don't Cry, I Will Punch You in the Throat

Betrayed by My Lacrimal Glands

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Settle in, children, for you are about to hear the scariest of stories. This is a story that will strike fear into your hearts, particularly if you are one of the be-testicled among us. I am about to tell you the terrifying tale of the woman who cried in the workplace. (DRAMATIC PAUSE) Few things [&hellip
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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. ...
When Will We Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

How Are We Still So Stupid About Rape?

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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. Unfortunately, this is definitely the case when it comes to sexual assault. Sexual assault is the one crime where [&hellip
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On April 11th the non-profit conservation group American Rivers issued its annual list of America’s most endangered rivers and the Apalachicola was number 1. The river begins in Georgia as the Flint and the Chattahoochee ...
We may need a water revolution

Civil Water Wars

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On April 11th the non-profit conservation group American Rivers issued its annual list of America’s most endangered rivers and the Apalachicola was number 1. The river begins in Georgia as the Flint and the Chattahoochee (the names for rivers in the South are super fun), which flows along the Alabama-Georgia border. These combine to for
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This election, man. What a show! With all of the yelling, puffing, showboating, and spectacle, it’s easy to forget just how important this process is – and how broken it is. Everrrrrrrrryone is tired of the two-party ...
Two Roads Diverged, and We Got Lost

The Illusion of Choice

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This election, man. What a show! With all of the yelling, puffing, showboating, and spectacle, it’s easy to forget just how important this process is – and how broken it is. Everrrrrrrrryone is tired of the two-party system. For the first time in, well, quite some time, both sides of the aisle are fronting two [&hellip
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“He’s a lying liar!” “She started it!” “They’re not being fair!” “It looks like he peed his pants!” “He’s a loser!” No, you’re not overhearing a fight at recess because schools have ...
Stop It Right Now Or I'm Turning This Election Around!

Where Did All The Grown-ups Go?

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“He’s a lying liar!” “She started it!” “They’re not being fair!” “It looks like he peed his pants!” “He’s a loser!” No, you’re not overhearing a fight at recess because schools have all canceled recess so America’s children will get better at life’s most important skills like filling in those little bubbles
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I watch awkward scenes with my hands over my eyes, wincing at the uncomfortableness and wishing it were over. When debates devolve into nonsensical shouty fests with candidates making personal accusations, I turn down the ...
I Need A New Hobby

The Cost of Free Speech

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I watch awkward scenes with my hands over my eyes, wincing at the uncomfortableness and wishing it were over. When debates devolve into nonsensical shouty fests with candidates making personal accusations, I turn down the sound or turn off the coverage. I literally cringe at the cringe-worthy moments. I’m a peacemaker — I don’t
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When it comes to elections, there are plenty of special interest groups always represented. We’ve heard from religious organization, anti-abortion groups, and plenty of niche areas of focus. But where are the ...
Where The Presidential Candidates Stand

Election 2016: The Politics of Disability

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When it comes to elections, there are plenty of special interest groups always represented. We’ve heard from religious organization, anti-abortion groups, and plenty of niche areas of focus. But where are the discussions about the 48.9 million people in America living with disabilities? As someone who has worked with community programs
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No, it’s not an idea for a band name (though that would be awesome). Uterine Justice refers to the latest and not-so-greatest attempts to mansplain how us ladies need to be better baby-ovens and stop trying to assert ...
The Disestablishment of Roe v. Wade

Uterine Justice

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No, it’s not an idea for a band name (though that would be awesome). Uterine Justice refers to the latest and not-so-greatest attempts to mansplain how us ladies need to be better baby-ovens and stop trying to assert rights to our own bodies based on things like medicine and science. When I was burgeoning into [&hellip
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This year’s election has brought up some interesting points – people are tired of “typical politicians,” and it seems as though plenty of people on both sides of the aisle are looking for change. Unfortunately, for ...
This is what it looks like…

The Most Childish Governor in America?

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This year’s election has brought up some interesting points – people are tired of “typical politicians,” and it seems as though plenty of people on both sides of the aisle are looking for change. Unfortunately, for many American citizens, this has meant rallying around some, well I suppose technically they are people, for their bo
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A few weeks ago, I tried to explain to people who opposed Hillary Clinton why I liked her. That fact, plus other posts I’ve written for The Snap Download, may have already clued you in to my feelings about Donald Trump but ...
Spoiler Alert! Metric Buttload of Reasons

Dear ‘Muricans: Why I Dislike The Donald

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A few weeks ago, I tried to explain to people who opposed Hillary Clinton why I liked her. That fact, plus other posts I’ve written for The Snap Download, may have already clued you in to my feelings about Donald Trump but just to lay it all out, nice and clear, here is why: Dear [&hellip
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For many Americans who had the audacity to want to go to college even if they weren’t extremely wealthy, student loans have become a nightmare from which it can seem, there is no escape. This system is not new, but in ...
Something is Not Adding Up

We Need to Change the Math of Higher Education

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For many Americans who had the audacity to want to go to college even if they weren’t extremely wealthy, student loans have become a nightmare from which it can seem, there is no escape. This system is not new, but in recent decades the numbers have increasingly been changing in ways that show that the [&hellip
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