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4/14/14
6:29 AM
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I'm struggling to come up with a way to reply to your comment in as unemotional way as I can. Because, as a Hispanic, the issue of being part of a "marginalized" group hits really close to home. There being no scientific evidence, or rather, "evidence-based reasons" to fear us doesn't negate the fact that we are Read more

4/14/14
3:45 AM
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Underside and topside of a gulf fritillary butterfly. Images taken with a digital SLR, imported into iPhone and edited there.

4/14/14
3:39 AM
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I've got some true black and white film from, I shit you not, the 1960s or 1970s that is still unexposed in their wrappers. They were sold by Sears and are Sears store brand. I've got them sitting in a fridge. They were part of a whole smattering of things that came with an Omega enlarger I bought off of eBay a few Read more

4/14/14
1:57 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss, Chritter. I hope you have a safe trip there and back.

4/14/14
1:54 AM
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See, the reason I chose the time travel option is because I'm a pretty non-aggressive person. Well... Physically non-agressive. I don't really do physical violence. And don't usually condone it. The time travel option satisfies the death requirement while also satisfying my non-violent nature. :-)

4/14/14
1:30 AM
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Hmmm. In that case, I choose to go back in time and kill someone who deserves to die anyway, like Hitler, or Attila the Hun, or Vlad the Impaler, or Jack the Ripper. Read more

4/14/14
1:24 AM
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I'm excited for you! Since the switchover to NuKinja, I've actually been staying away from the gawker main page for the most part. Or at least the comments. NuKinja makes them completely unworkable. The sub-blogs are so much better, interesting, and engaging. And there's a LOT less idiot trolling around these parts. Read more

4/14/14
1:21 AM
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Your Royal Highness, I humbly request privileges, as well. I'm not very exciting, and I really love Texas, so I'm not sure how much I can really offer, but I submit my request nonetheless. Read more

4/14/14
1:16 AM
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I comment a lot on GT, but I missed Slay Belle's last call for priv requests. I only have posting privs on Crosstalk (thanks, Magister!). Some of my CRT posts get shared to GT, though. And I feel like I see a lot of clashtalkers on the other two pages, like you and redwriter and others. Read more

4/14/14
1:11 AM
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Wait, wait... Was there an open call to ask for posting privs? I want in! Who do I need to ask? Where does the line start for the hazing rituals? I brought my own paddle! :-)

4/14/14
1:00 AM
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Yours is a really good comment, and thank you for making it. You have illustrated exactly how this is such a slippery slope of grey area. And I think you're right in a lot of ways. Read more

4/13/14
10:45 PM
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Lol. Yeah, the thing with the blinds is spot on. The whole thing is spot on, lol.

4/13/14
9:11 PM
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Oh trust me, I used to have a subscription to "Foot in Mouth Daily." Thankfully, I think that particular publication has downsized their printing to quarterly, lol. I keep throwing away those little post cards to renew my subscription, but every now and again I get a new issue, lol.

4/13/14
9:09 PM
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"There is no inherent difference in strength or speed between racial groups?" Really? There's definitely a belief that that's the case. Read more

4/13/14
8:08 PM
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Hey, pixie, no worries. Seriously. I wasn't sitting over here huffing and puffing or anything. And I wasn't making any of my comments out of malice or anger. I really do get it. And I have my own prejudices that I try to work on. And when I really think about it, I get kind of embarrassed. We all have prejudices. It's Read more

4/13/14
7:56 PM
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I'm gonna take that comment and replace "men" with a different noun. Read it and see if it sounds completely ridiculous. And I'll replace it with a subset of the population of which I am a member. Read more

4/13/14
7:39 PM
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I'm not invalidating the very real fear a person can feel about a situation after experiencing a trauma. It's a very real thing that happens, even if we don't want it to happen. Read more

4/13/14
6:47 PM
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The men/guys in groups comment really stuck in my craw, so to speak, as well. As did the comment about people with 13/69 tats. Read more