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I was thinking it was possibly heat related, since most pubs use dishwashers these days (placed in such a way that, as it cooled, it ended up being forced from the rack), but it could be that, too.

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That would explain why I couldn't find it this morning.

They're on Smashwords.com, but I'll post when they're up for Nook & Kindle.

Cheers.  I would prefer it for my Kindle, so that's the format I was waiting for. 

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I learnt that people on the internet really like videos of cats.

Also that there is a Ned Flanders themed metal band. 

49
That would explain why I couldn't find it this morning.

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Eh, Kaisch is also one of the more rational ones, possibly even more sane than the above two (his assholish tendencies seem to be the usual "cut spending as much as possible" kinds) but I'd also say he was second tier in comparison with Rubio and Bush.

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Yeah, or maybe Jeb Bush (I'll admit, I haven't done a side by side comparison, but either are still relatively crazy).

Interestingly, the whole cuckservative thing is bringing the GOP closer into the ReturnOfTheKings/RedPill/Breitbart/VDARE/4chan cesspit.  I still can't believe such a blatantly dumb and sexually insecure term has become the rallying cry of the far-right.

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It would definitely be interesting.  If I were advising the Republicans, I'd suggest they try and focus on a social conservatism that is ethnically inclusive, but religiously derived.  That kind of message could allow them to capture significant black and latino votes, not to mention possibly even win back the Muslim vote (if they toned down the explicitly Christian appeal).

However, given the prominence with which the term "cuckservative" is being used, it seems if anything they're retreating into race-based psychosexual panic of the most hysterical kind.

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I'll admit, I used to subscribe to a (much watered down and contingent) theory that addressing economic inequality would help in addressing racism.

But when you look at historical periods of high wage growth and home ownership etc...well, they also align closely with the time the Civil Rights Movement was a thing.  Now you could argue social mores have improved since then and so the comparison doesn't really hold water...but then if you look at current social mores with regard to black Americans, you can see that economic inequality is only part of a much larger problem, and also a symptom of the enduring systemic racism of American society.

Obviously having less black Americans in poverty would be helpful...having the economic resources to challenge bullshit charges, lobby politicians, put pressure on advertisers for racist media outlets and so on is never going to hurt.  But it's not sufficient on its own, the problem comes back to how the political and legal system enables racism to be perpetuated.  Until that is tackled, not much is going to change.

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Midnight your time, I assume?  Not that it makes a difference for me, really, as my internet goes offline at midnight here regardless.

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That sounds about the length of my dissertation, minus references and footnotes.  Assuming I'm ever allowed to actually send an email and get my study confirmed.  That would be nice, since I need to buy books and stuff.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Jezebel magazine and Mean-Girl Feminism
« on: August 12, 2015, 02:45:35 pm »
So....speaking of stupid things Jezebel did 2010, I came across this today:

http://www.lamag.com/longform/the-hugo-problem/

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Soon after becoming a regular Jezebel contributor, Schwyzer started writing for The Good Men Project, a popular online magazine featuring positive stories about men.

You'll see why that's a problem upon reading the article.  Not least because:

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He was L.A.ís most prominent male feminist, a professor of gender studies who used his online presence to burnish his reputation. Then Hugo Schwyzerís bad behaviorósex with students, substance abuse, and a chilling act of violenceócame to light, and Twitter users around the world took him down

Also not a real gender studies professor.

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Eurgh yeah I would hope in those circumstances common sense would prevail, as that's a big fucking paper.  Fingers crossed.

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Ah shit, is there any possibility of a resit?

What is a "resit"?

Ah, no chance then, or serious question?  Sorry, I've been up 20 hours at this point, and have spent most of the past three nights redoing the entire paperwork system from scratch while working on my own, so my head is fairly fuzzy right now.

Serious question; that's either not a term we use here, or  my head is so fucked up from finals stress that I am fully drawing a blank.

My apologies.  Basically sometimes over here the professor can exercise their discretion and either let you write the paper again, or write another paper with a later due date.

My co-worker made a very similar mistake, due to working nights and this place being a fucked up mess.  She wrote to her professor explaining, and because all her other work had been in on time and of a decent quality, she was given a month (which means I've spent the last month going over every single piece of her paper, despite knowing nothing about sports branding).  Other friends, when I was an undergrad, had similar second chances.

It may depend on how the grading works there, with external markers and all, but given the amount of time and effort you've been putting into your course, I'd be very surprised if there wasn't some form of leeway for what was an honest mistake.  And being a mature student, I think they'd also accept it was a genuine mistake without much hesitation or questioning.  Writing it again would suck, but less than the alternative.

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Ah shit, is there any possibility of a resit?

What is a "resit"?

Ah, no chance then, or serious question?  Sorry, I've been up 20 hours at this point, and have spent most of the past three nights redoing the entire paperwork system from scratch while working on my own, so my head is fairly fuzzy right now.

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Ah shit, is there any possibility of a resit?

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