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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:26 am 
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pardon my article posts.
i understand that they are off-topic,
but i don't see anything better on the interwebs so i post articles.

"In the end, unreformed social justice activism may destroy itself."
"The Tools of Campus Activists Are Being Turned Against Them" - The Atlantic


Found this really interesting. The more I read these stories, the more I'm so glad to have graduated already. My $0.02? The people Katehi hired to put out her fires probably drew up the entire document that this article relies on.


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i am a liberal media stooge.
liberal usage of various media is part of a balanced breakfast.





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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:16 am 
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Reality has a liberal bias.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:37 am 
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take THE GUARDIAN's test -
Identify the source of the quote,
NORTH KOREA or DJT :
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/a ... korea-quiz

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I got a 3 out of ten and I was trying my hardest.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:28 am 
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7/10 here for which THE GUARDIAN recognized my foreign policy stature as that of "a global diplomat"
which together with my high school diploma would make me an order of magnitude better president
than DJT.

was just saying to Denise that DJT was the worst thing to happen to American politics since Joe McCarthy
when I saw THIS

actually that is a facile comprehension.
McCarthy did nothing that the American people did not empower him to do.
Neither will DJT.
Wake up and smell the ugly, Americans!

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Luis Salom - professional motorcycle racer - age 24

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:37 am 
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speaking of puttin' on the dog,
let's put out some aged-in-the-barrel
tvtropes.org
specifically
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
and remember,
applying aphorisms to other people before yourself
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cheating.

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Neil_Leach wrote:
speaking of puttin' on the dog,
let's put out some aged-in-the-barrel
tvtropes.org
specifically
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
and remember,
applying aphorisms to other people before yourself
is
cheating.


This is a trope that I actually don't mind. Because, I think, it occurs so often in real life.


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how to gamble with a national economy



good in depth news source :
http://m.spiegel.de/international/

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why WARCRAFT rilly suggs

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Al Jazeera America is shutting down.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2 ... -luck.html
WE WERE NOT WORTHY OF THEM
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in the Land of the Free and the Home of Post-Literacy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:44 am 
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Neil_Leach wrote:


"But literary giants such as William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, John Updike and Tom Wolfe do not. The library, the biggest in the world with more than 162m items, does not claim the list is a definitive rank of greatness."

With that many titles, you'd think Updike would be in already? I mean, Of Mice and Men is possibly my favorite book ever (without a doubt top 3), but Dr. Seuss is unquestionably the author that had the most profound effect on me and my understanding of language. So who is more valid?


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did you miss the distinction between the "library" and the "list*"?
viz.,
"A public poll for the Library of Congress to choose 65 books* by US authors
that had a profound effect on American life has thrown up some surprises."

all the available choice titles were in fact in the Library.
it would take some concerted doing to find a title that
was not.

i do not know how the poll question was formulated, but with the inclusion
of books like ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE it seems
apparent that respondents submitted titles that had a strong personal
appeal as opposed to titles that respondents felt impacted culture.
ZEN as literature was a one off mashup and distinctly a child
of its time.

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