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History in the present tense is making me tense - english language resolved | Ask MetaFilter
"For observe, always one most important element is surreptitiously (we not noticing it) withdrawn from the Past Time: the haggard element of Fear!"
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december 2017 by cluebucket
Stuck In the Pseudo-Wife Zone - marriage infertility | Ask MetaFilter #4500636
comment from moonlight on vermont highlights precarity of america no-health-insurance...
These Times ugh
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july 2017 by cluebucket
I think the secret to doing things is just doing things | MetaFilter
I'm really glad someone finally wrote up this post on mefi, was wondering for several months when/if it would happen
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april 2017 by cluebucket
Should I press charges against my student? - education highschool theft | Ask MetaFilter #4440660
"Here's what 'pressing charges' would mean where I live: ...
"If they found him on a Saturday he'd be held for two days before he got to court. Then a total stranger (this is my job) would meet him in a holding cell where he be separated from everyone else by bulletproof glass. Still in the shackles. That person would tell him that she's his lawyer. His first question 95% of the time would be, is my mom here? And his lawyer doesn't know the answer to that question. The second question, again the overwhelming majority of the time, would be, when am I going to get to go home? And again his lawyer doesn't know the answer to that question."

incredibly detailed and sad-illuminating perspective on juvenile detention system
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march 2017 by cluebucket
“Behind the eyes, we feel ourselves shrink” | MetaFilter #6937719
nickrussell long comment
ends with: "Without strong governance, we have no chance of protecting our individual rights and way of life. Indeed, our lives may be enabled and shaped by technology, but they're ultimately created by governance."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
men as feminist allies | MetaFilter #5618445
"Folks, there are no motherfucking gnomes."

forgot I had already faved this
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january 2017 by cluebucket
That's just how you negotiate with a Nazi. Ask your grandfather. | MetaFilter #6887028
"Maybe part of the problem here is that at some point we conceded that valuing someone's life, health, and security of person based on their race, gender or sexual identity is something you're even allowed to have an opinion about."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
That's just how you negotiate with a Nazi. Ask your grandfather. | MetaFilter #6886229
first published 1945:
"Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.
"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal."
HarshCoffee  metafilter  nazi  tolerance  society  culture  karl_popper  argument  paradox  crime  justice  freedom  2017  2010s  rights  limit  writing  book  quote 
january 2017 by cluebucket
White Nationalism and the Ethics of Medieval Studies | MetaFilter #6861797
"this pre-nationalism world-view is, indirectly, part of what draws racists to the medieval period. For their world-view to make sense, there must be some mystical past in which the races were separate, because if there have always been just random groups of people mingling genetics, languages, and cultures, then the whole idea of distinct races is holed below the waterline."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
All of them. | MetaFilter
this is good as a time capsule

I do enjoy the cliché-mashups though
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december 2016 by cluebucket
It may very well be game over. | MetaFilter #6806347
"The federal government is going to be weakened over the next four years and that will dramatically reduce the availability of funding for local governments to implement the needed changes to slow this train down. But ... all over the country, cities and mega-regions are proving more agile in the climate change planning and activism arena. Widening a highway is incredibly expensive, cities can only do that with federal assistance. Improving bus transit, installing bikeways, developing land-uses that fosters accessibility, affordability, and livability over mobility, incentivizing alternative modes of transportation, improving building codes: these are things that can and are done locally.

"Not easily, but I promise you that it is likely easier to contact your council member than it is your congressperson or your terrible president."
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november 2016 by cluebucket
Respecfully agree to disagree - disagreement respect opinion | Ask MetaFilter
"Very few people hold fixed opinions about things that matter deeply to them. Instead the[y] hold nuanced and thoughtful interests."
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november 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
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february 2016 by cluebucket
Tent City, America | MetaFilter
"On a related note, a homeless man in Virginia was found to have dug a hole in the ground to sleep in in the woods behind the Fairfax Police Department..."

> "Along with sleeping gear and digging tools were educational books and writings on religion, the English language and the United States criminal justice system."
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december 2015 by cluebucket

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