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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 31 2012

The Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence. (a.k.a. Harrison Bergeron)

A few days back, I cheerfully pointed out via a comment that when you say things like this: I handle controversy really well; I do not break down in tears, jump to unreasonable conclusions about my safety, or have mental breakdowns. …in the greater context of an article about how, in essence, those who can’t …

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Oct 30 2012

SC District 2: Vote for me

So, a couple of my friends have been saying they’re going to write me in against Joe Wilson, you officially have my invitation and permission to do so. I promise to be awesome and, if I get enough votes that the media notices me, I will be even awesomer.  If I get elected, I promise …

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Oct 29 2012

No Confidence: Thoughts on Election 2012

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I’ve seen several Obama endorsements over the past few days, all of them acknowledging that Obama is flawed, but then making mostly negative cases.  They endorse Obama despite himself because of how much they despise the policies, campaign, and ignorance of the Romney campaign. JT has the most detailed explanation of why you should vote …

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Oct 29 2012

Behold the Blog: Black Girl Dangerous

Are you unsure if you have white privilege? Black Girl Dangerous can fix that for you: 9. Do you regularly experience racism (note: racism is a system in which people are given less access to employment, education, safe and adequate housing, legal representation, etc. based on their race; racism is not people “not liking you” …

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Oct 28 2012

Chicago Friends!

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Kate here. I have gobs of spare time laying around, and often I can’t figure out what to do with it. Okay, not at all. But one of the things I’ve happily let eat my spare time is this year’s Carl Sagan Day Chicago, which is happening in (eek!) just four days, November 1st. Chicago’s …

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Oct 26 2012

Ever paid taxes in SC: You’ve probably been hacked

About an hour ago, WLTX broke a story about hackers.  It seems foreign hackers have broken into the Department of Revenue’s computers in the state of South Carolina and stolen 3.6 million social security numbers — from a state with 4.7 million residents.  Essentially, if you’ve paid taxes since 1998, your information has been compromised. …

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Oct 26 2012

The Body Shaming and Media Rant

I’ve had midterms all week. This is what happens when I want to blog more than I want to look at yet another flashcard or set of notes. Incoming snark and citations.  I post fairly regularly on my facebook about media trends, and the damaging idea that ‘pretty’ is some sort of acceptable value judgement. …

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Oct 23 2012

Today in embarrassing moments for Mitt Romney

I admit I’ve had a few good laughs at poor Mitt Romney’s expense these last few weeks — killing Big Bird, binders of women, bayonets and battleships, but today came something that must sting coming from the Mormonest place on earth. JT pointed me the direction of the Salt Lake Tribune which just endorsed… Barack …

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Oct 22 2012

Behold the Blog: All My Stubborn Ounces

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I’ve been meaning to make some regular features of my blogging here, and now that I’ve lassoed a free half hour to myself, I’m starting this one: Behold the Blog. Every Monday, give or take the occasional midterm, travelling, or mid-quarter-life-crisis, I’m going to talk about a blog I hope is new to you. Today: …

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Oct 21 2012

The Stories We Tell

One of the reasons I love writing at Teen Skepchick is the community of contributors, and the way we keep track of and care for each other. (For the record, Mindy is the best blogmum in the business.) So, when we started talking about eating disorders a few weeks back, and discovered just how prevalent …

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