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Upon hearing that Brock Turner—a brutal rapist who was only sentenced to six months because a judge worried it would hurt the poor boy’s future—will be released early from prison because of good behavior, I became so ...
And Probably More Wine, Too

When I Am Queen of Everything: We Need More Whimsy, Dammit!

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Upon hearing that Brock Turner—a brutal rapist who was only sentenced to six months because a judge worried it would hurt the poor boy’s future—will be released early from prison because of good behavior, I became so enraged I wanted to rip off my own arm so I could have something with which to better [&hellip
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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a ...
Words Have Consequences

License To Post

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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a rare bipartisan move, lawmakers said they had to do something “before the whole country lost its goddam [&hellip
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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get ...
1st Rule of Political Fight Club: Stop Being an Asshat

Political Fight Club

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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get along. Pretending there aren’t differing opinions on significant issues that impact our daily lives is not just [
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Recently I checked out the Facebook page of one of my brothers with whom I disagree constantly on pretty much all socio-political issues. He had just commented on a post I did for The Snap Download and when I clicked on his ...
Escaping the Echo Chamber

Intolerant Tolerance

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Recently I checked out the Facebook page of one of my brothers with whom I disagree constantly on pretty much all socio-political issues. He had just commented on a post I did for The Snap Download and when I clicked on his page, I saw images and articles that made my blood boil. I thought [&hellip
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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French ...
How the West Was Numb

Where Lives Matter More

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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French because those Francophiles didn’t give a damn about the attacks one day earlier in Beirut. Not sure why [&hellip
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When there's a problem, particularly a big one, we love blaming other people. There are few things more satisfying then identifying someone to blame and then blaming the bejeezus out of that person. It’s not the most ...
And Not Just For Actually Watching These Debates

What Can We Do When We Are The Dumbasses?

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When there’s a problem, particularly a big one, we love blaming other people. There are few things more satisfying then identifying someone to blame and then blaming the bejeezus out of that person. It’s not the most useful of actions; it doesn’t really fix whatever is wrong but crap on a spatula, does it feel [&hellip
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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific -- when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population -- what the hell do you say that can make any ...
What Century is This?!?!?

To Honor and Obey

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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific — when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population — what the hell do you say that can make any sense of it? This has been a particularly heinous week for women. [&hellip
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The Snap: Selfies aren't really new but dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, they're everywhere! The Pope, the Prez, the Palin, the Pundit, the Park Ranger (or rather the sea eagle who stole the park ranger’s camera); no one can ...
It's A Shame Selfies Rarely Lead to Self-Awareness

Selfie-Loathing

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The Snap: Selfies aren’t really new but dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, they’re everywhere! The Pope, the Prez, the Palin, the Pundit, the Park Ranger (or rather the sea eagle who stole the park ranger’s camera); no one can resist the urge for self-documentation. Before cell phones were owned by everyone from fetus to geriatric,
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The Snap: Earlier this year, Twitter released @MagicRecs, which it describes in the account's bio as "a Twitter experiment" geared toward delivering "instant, personalized recommendations for users and content via direct ...
The Great Unfollowing Machine

WHY @MAGICRECS IS GREAT

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The Snap: Earlier this year, Twitter released @MagicRecs, which it describes in the account’s bio as “a Twitter experiment” geared toward delivering “instant, personalized recommendations for users and content via direct message.” Each day, @MagicRecs provides suggestions to Twitter users regarding other peop
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