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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 18 2012

DOMA ruled unconstitutional by CONSERVATIVE federal judge

A woman married to another woman owed almost $400,000 in estate taxes upon the death of her wife because DOMA prevents the federal recognition of her marriage, so she filed a case arguing that this was illegal discrimination.  This case was just reviewed in federal court by Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, a super conservative judge. …

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Oct 17 2012

Free MP3 of Me!

A friend of mine, through some sort of computer magic, turned my most recent ukulele video into an mp3. So you don’t even have to be on the YouTubes to listen to it.  Wows! Ashley Miller – Rolling in the Deep Ukulele (edit)

Oct 16 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Green Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Arrested

Jill Stein and her running mate have just been arrested outside the presidential debate for “blocking pedestrian traffic” AKA for showing up in protest of the two party monopoly over politics in this country. Video of the arrest: http://rt.com/usa/news/police-jill-stein-debate-589/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/16/green-party-candidate-arrested-outside-debate-site/

Oct 16 2012

Death and Talks

Today, I’m giving a (very brief) talk at our interfaith society’s meeting about atheists and death. This is a semi-outline of my points and suchlike. Criticism is accepted and encouraged. A good deal of the highlights are cribbed from this piece: Why Atheism Inspires Me to Seek Social Justice. Hi, everyone. I’m Kate. Junior, Psychology …

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Oct 16 2012

Secular Patient Advocacy?

Hey, I don’t know anything about this field, but I thought some of my readership might.  My best friend’s mother is in really bad shape because of cancer and because of delayed diagnosis because of doctors being indifferent to her care.  She sent me the following e-mail: Can you ask the Secular community what patient …

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Oct 15 2012

Ellen on Bic pens for people with lady parts

I know the Bic jokes have been going around, but Ellen really nails it.

Oct 12 2012

Intake Edition

This quarter at school, I’m enrolled in a number of classes geared towards a pre-professional student. Of course, I’m a psychology undergrad, and to be a counselor or therapist, graduate degrees and/or certifications are required. However, at this point my class load is centered around learning theoretical orientations, practicing micro-skills (don’t cross your arms at …

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Oct 11 2012

You just got Biden’d

I should probably start with the fact that I am a huge Joe Biden fan.  Joe is snarky and funny and his “gaffes” are usually just him being too honest rather than anything else.  Plus he destroyed Robert Bork.  Plus he’s really smart. But Joe Biden knocked it out of the park today.  He was …

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Oct 11 2012

[Guest Post] Raining on the Gay Pride Parade

Today is National Coming Out Day. Below is a guest post from Miriam, who writes at Brute Reason (“Ruining your fun since 2009!”). She’s a friend, a social justice blogger, psychology student, and aspiring therapist. – National Coming Out Day is a bittersweet day for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea. I’m …

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Oct 11 2012

VP Debate

Go follow me on Twitter if you’re looking for my debate reactions. @ashleyfmiller

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