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Aug 11 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/11/2013

As an intro to this social-justicey link roundup, I have a request for all of you: Please don’t send me the stupid crap misogynistic assholes write about me unless it contains threats that I need to forward to the police. Thanks. The Good Old Days – Jamie at Skepchick has a great post addressing skeptics …

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Aug 06 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/7/13 – Indiana edition

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Since I’ve just arrived back home in Indiana to spend a week with my family and be with my mom on her birthday, I figured a themed update is appropriate. The Case of the Missing Zeroes: An astonishing act of statistical chutzpah in the Indiana schools’ grade-changing scandal – Even if you don’t care about …

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Aug 02 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/2/2013

Aka, I read a lot of interesting stuff but am too lazy to devote whole blog posts to it, so why not start yet another blog link dump? Living in America Will Drive You Insane – Literally “A June 2013 Gallup poll revealed that 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have “checked out” of them. Life …

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Jan 31 2013

My current feelings on the skeptical movement and blogging

I must not be the only one feeling disenchanted, since all of these other people can speak perfectly for me. From PZ, in response to Steven Novella’s piece about the scope of skepticism: As for that awful, dishonest, destructive claim that “Political, moral, and social ideology are ‘outside the scope’ of skepticism because they remove …

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Dec 19 2012

I get email

I haven’t really been blogging for months, but weird emails still find their way to my inbox. Dear Private, Registration: I work for [Annoying Business] and we have discovered that a company we hired to help promote our website have used a variety of techniques to secure links to our site. These links were placed purely …

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Sep 04 2012

Goodbye for now

I’m done with blogging for an indefinite period of time. I hate to do this. After my brief vacation from blogging this summer, I felt recharged and ready to write again. But that happiness ended almost instantaneously. I love writing, I love sharing my ideas, and I love listening to the ideas of my readers. …

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Sep 04 2012

Comment registration has been turned on

I hate to do this since a lot of nice, non-trolly people don’t like registering to comment, but it has become necessary. Some troll has been imitating me and other frequent commenters (including our user names and avatars) to derail a thread into sexually explicit discussion about my personal life. I have to give them …

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Aug 10 2012

Thunderf00t’s unethical breach of our privacy

If you read any other blog on Freethought Blogs, by now you’ve probably heard of Thunderf00t’s despicable actions. FtB has a private email listserv where we discuss boring technical problems (“My YouTube video isn’t embedding properly!”), ask for feedback or discuss certain topics, promote posts or causes we care about, and talk about cats (or …

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Jun 16 2012

Who wants a Pharyngula podcast?

PZ asks you to weigh in here. I’d be all for it! I admit I’ve toyed around with the idea of podcasting for a while, but I just don’t have the time to do the administrative stuff that’s involved in hosting your own. I don’t have good recording equipment, but most importantly I don’t have …

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Jun 16 2012

The preparation

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Most likely thing to get me through Blogathon: Right now I’m just working on the orange tangerine tea so I don’t peak early in the energy department. But that Red Bull, as disgusting as it is, will come in handy around 3am. Most likely thing to sabotage Blogathon: The fucking crow outside my window who …

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