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Tell me something good. Or bad.
Posted by Heebie-Geebie on 08.18.17

I have been feeling so sad and glum about national events, and also feeling sorry for myself for dumb reasons. I could really use a thread where you tell me something great that has happened in your life, so that I can fawn over you. Or, you could tell me something unhappy in your life, and I can sympathize with you. You should tell me something about your life, and I'll focus on you, instead of either myself or national politics.

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Something A Little Uplifting?
Posted by LizardBreath on 08.17.17

Dahlia Lithwick on what antifa activists were doing, as described by eyewitnesses, in Charlottesville. There's not much to feel good about these days, but this article has something.

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Days Gone By
Posted by Ogged on 08.16.17

You're all too old for suggested dissertation topics (I hear L. is fifty and has grandkids now), but a compare/contrast of the ethical implications of Buddhist reincarnation and the Rawlsian veil of ignorance would be a pretty good one.

Anyway, I'm going to contact these folks to see how I can help register voters in Wisconsin. What are you going to do?

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Guest Post: Body Cavity Search
Posted by Heebie-Geebie on 08.16.17

Echoes writes: I wonder how, exactly, legally, this atrocity does not amount to a criminal offense?

Heebie's take: Fits of fucking rage:

"One of the officers on the tape, he was talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the officer's car and you could hear him telling that individual 'Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her'," said Cammack.
And they did.
After a search of Corley's clothing turned up nothing deputies decided to take their hunt deeper.
"This same officer body slammed Miss Corley, stuck her head underneath the vehicle and completely pulled her pants off, leaving her naked and exposed in that Texaco parking lot," said Cammack.

Video at the link, but I do not watch the videos. No one found guilty of any crime.

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