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Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 26 2013

South Carolina ACA/Obamacare Responses: A Lesson in Communication Strategy

Yesterday, I sent letters to my representatives about how excited I was about Obamacare finally being implemented and how they weren’t pro-life if they stopped it from coming into effect. Today they responded. Three different politicians representing me, three different approaches to communication strategy.  We’ve got the impersonal and avoidant form letter, the detailed policy …

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Sep 25 2013

Republicans in DC: Stop claiming to care about life

As you know, I am from South Carolina, one of the worst states in the union, politically speaking. Occasionally I get really angry about some stupid something people who claim me as a constituent are doing in DC, supposedly on my behalf. STOP TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT Sorry. I have spent literally my …

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Sep 19 2013

Help a trans student in South Carolina

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As a member of the SSA at USC, I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Rukia Brooks, a trans student at USC who is a passionate member of the atheist and progressive movements.  Rukia was born with a different name, which she’d like to be able to change legally to reflect her …

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Sep 17 2013

Really Cool Megachurch Infographic

Megachurches, big business, christianity

I have been a member of this site http://myblogguest.com/ for a while, but it very rarely yields something on topic for my blog.  But today I have a doozy for you.  An infographic all about Megachurches and how much money they take from people.  The best part, though, is that it still appears to be …

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Sep 13 2013

Happy Friday the 13th – Zombies, suicide, and me talking abortion

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Sometime, next week probably, I am going to discuss Richard Dawkins and abuse and trauma, but this week I thought I’d end on an upbeat note, since it is Friday the Thirteenth and I do suffer from friggatriskaidekaphilia. 1. ZOMBIES I miss Ian ’round the old FtB haunts, but he’s still doing many interesting things. As …

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Sep 12 2013

Fall Schedule / SSA Reminder

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Below you will find my schedule for the fall.  If you are a reader or group organizer and want to meet me or host an event, maybe this information is useful to you. A reminder to my friends who are in SSA groups, I am available to speak to you about many interesting topics.  I …

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Sep 09 2013

Musical Monday: Cyndi Lauper Ukulele

My present to myself for getting a new job and passing my comprehensive exams was this shiny new acoustic/electric Les Paul ukulele.  I am working on learning some songs that sound good and crunchy with electric effects, but I think that means learning ukulele power chords, which I don’t really understand just yet.  It involves …

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Sep 02 2013

Future Doctor Miller talks Karaoke

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I know I’ve been close to radio silence here on the FtB lately.  I’ve found a lot of the fighting going on in my pages about Shermer a bit triggery, but mostly I’ve been getting ready for and recovering from the oral defense of my Comprehensive Exams. WHICH I PASSED. Yes.  I am All But …

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