This was originally posted February 26, 2010.


I deal with suicidal, unipolar depression and I take medication daily to treat it. Over the past seven years, I’ve had two episodes that were severe and during which I thought almost exclusively of suicide. I did not eat much and lost weight during…

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slow-no-wake:

I don’t like guns. I was raised by a mother vehemently opposed to their presence in our household and a depressive father who, as he himself wrote before his death, would have most likely used one against himself. I have many family members that hunt for sport, and while I am not morally opposed…

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bits-of-stuff:

Because I didn’t know I was being harassed.

Because I didn’t know it wasn’t ok.

Yes All Women.

I join in this hashtag because I consider myself lucky, because I have always been surrounded by strong role models, loving family, supportive friends. I have never been raped. I have never been…

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krollshow:

Just in case you can’t get enough #caketrain from last night’s #KrollShow Season 2 premiere: CAKE TRAIN CHOO CHOO. 

krollshow:

Just in case you can’t get enough #caketrain from last night’s #KrollShow Season 2 premiere: CAKE TRAIN CHOO CHOO. 

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"If you copy something the original stays in place; it is not removed: no one is at a loss - how is copying theft?"

My answer to this was far too long to post on Twitter. 

Before I am able to answer this question, I need to know: is the copied thing clearly marked as such, or is it treated in the same manner as the original? If the latter is the case, then I would argue that there is a loss: that of the benefits a creator is entitled to. To copy what someone else has made and claim it as your own is clearly theft; particularly if you use said copy as a means by which to benefit yourself. 

At some point, this becomes a question of integrity more than anything else… often enough it seems the voices who most vehemently protest the right of anyone to own what they have created come from those who have never created anything of their own.

 

mattbraunger:

Tacoma is not a place I’ve given much thought to. It’s right near Seattle, which I visited a great deal growing up in Portland. I remember huge musical acts would always play the Tacoma Dome when they “played” Seattle when I was a kid. At least according to my memory. You can’t count on that,…

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There is, to my mind, little difference between a person who cannot read and a person who chooses not to.

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Cheetos aren’t chips.
They’re little logs of cheesy heaven.