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I was just thinking to myself "I'm so tired". At 9:30 on a Wednesday morning after a full night of sleep. Then I realized that I'm not tired, I'm just mentally fatigued. I'm fatigued by always juggling a dozen deadlines, always having past-due bills, always having a full list of things that need to be taken care of when I have the time and money, and fatigued by having to look at and think about other students who can't seem to get it together enough to just read the fucking directions.

I'm fatigued by having a treadmilling to-do list; tick one thing off the top, add another to the bottom. Write this, read that, enter these grades, make a Powerpoint, do the dishes.

I'm not sure if this is transient stress from a shitty term or whether I'm just burnt out on being a student. I browed the want ads for molecular biologists today, and am appalled at how many biotech companies are hiring molecular biologists... in sales.

 :horrormirth:
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Yup.  I'm sure there are good intentions behind at least some hate speech legislation...but the realities of power politics is that the New Black Panthers will be charged under hate speech legislation before, say a Republican Presidential candidate.

Perfect demonstration of this on a daily basis with Fox news. Old crazy white people get to "ask questions" and "be pundits" about all kinds of crap that generally amounts to an onslaught of racist bullshit.

It really would be nice to see someone like Boko Haram or ISIS sue Murdoch on these grounds. Or the civilian non-militant equivalents. By all accounts ISIS is doing quite well on the hearts and minds front and Murdoch isn't half the shadowy figure he was 20/30 years ago.

Thinking that, Surely the Daily hate* should be wide open under UK legislation? Kids and cretins have had all kinds of punishments for social media statements that are probably around half as offensive as any given page of it.


*For filthy immigrant foreign readers, I am reffering to the Daily Mail. The only UK paper that can mention evil Asians and house prices being up and/or down in a 5 line sidebar about horseracing results. 
Do you mean wide open to being charged under hate speech legislation?
Because the Daily Mail is not a likely target, their targets are likely targets for hate speech legislation.
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Yup.  I'm sure there are good intentions behind at least some hate speech legislation...but the realities of power politics is that the New Black Panthers will be charged under hate speech legislation before, say a Republican Presidential candidate.

Perfect demonstration of this on a daily basis with Fox news. Old crazy white people get to "ask questions" and "be pundits" about all kinds of crap that generally amounts to an onslaught of racist bullshit.

It really would be nice to see someone like Boko Haram or ISIS sue Murdoch on these grounds. Or the civilian non-militant equivalents. By all accounts ISIS is doing quite well on the hearts and minds front and Murdoch isn't half the shadowy figure he was 20/30 years ago.

Thinking that, Surely the Daily hate* should be wide open under UK legislation? Kids and cretins have had all kinds of punishments for social media statements that are probably around half as offensive as any given page of it.


*For filthy immigrant foreign readers, I am reffering to the Daily Mail. The only UK paper that can mention evil Asians and house prices being up and/or down in a 5 line sidebar about horseracing results. 
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Excerpts from the Next Great American Novel
« Last post by Junkenstein on May 27, 2015, 03:59:42 pm »
Enjoyable!

Just one comment... in one paragraph you say that the currency glands were designed to prevent people from saving currency, and that the fluid doesn't keep outside of the sacs. But you conclude it by saying that Vinny is saving for a third currency gland. What is he saving?

Err, nothing, surely?

He's saving for the gland, right? Which means he will have to pay for it. Are you suggesting that such an economy would not thrive on, nay require, advance payment?

Imagine a culture where loan sharks charge you in advance for the loan. It's not as far away as we would realistically like to pretend.

Oh, the reader can think around it. But I thought I'd mention it because like most writers he probably doesn't want to have elements in his writing that readers have to think around, especially when I don't doubt he could edit it fairly easily to make it flow cohesively with the economy he's set up.

I completely missed that aspect, Apologies for getting the wrong end of the stick.
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I'll have to give it some thought.

What I really meant was "wait to see what Nigel says, because she's always right".

 :lulz: Only because I can't touch the good stuff anymore.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED 2016 Starting Early With Batshittery Thread.
« Last post by Hoopla on May 27, 2015, 03:33:55 pm »
I'll have to give it some thought.

What I really meant was "wait to see what Nigel says, because she's always right".
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On another note, my dog died. I have a QA up at OHSU and a class and then I will bury him. EFO is coming home for the burial.

Ah, shit.

Sorry to hear that, Nigel.

Thanks

It's all right, really. The hardest part is that my kids are sad.
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On another note, my dog died. I have a QA up at OHSU and a class and then I will bury him. EFO is coming home for the burial.

Ah, shit.

Sorry to hear that, Nigel.
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You're going to get toxic shits again.  Enjoy Venom raging out of your lower intestine.

I did feel great. Now I feel fantastic.

It's not very often I get a second chance like this :)



But in all seriousness, you'd think that would bring Venom (of the anus) back, but I feel like my digestive system is immune to shit like this. If you know anything about the place called Waffle House, you'd know getting two of their Texas Bacon Cheesesteak Melts (Meat doubled as well, so it basically looks like a 5 inch wide pile of cheesesteak meat with some bread slices and cheese laying in it) with a large order of Hashbrowns "Smothered" with onions, "Covered" with cheese, "Chunked" with ham, and "Topped" with chili is practically digestive suicide. Or maybe a heart problem inducer. Anyways, I get that every time I go to Waffle House. And that used to be a few times a week. I only had the Venom rager once, and that was specifically from the blazin wings from the previous story.

I've actually never been to a Waffle House.  I don't think they have them in the UK.

Oh wait, there was one, but it's closed for forever.   Probably because most people think of this when waffles are mentioned:

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