Jul 7, 2016 usagi commented on "The Double Standard of the Side Hustle".
Some people may not consider Uber or AirBnB to be skirting the law.
Some of us recognize that they are criminal organizations with marketing departments.
Jul 1, 2016 usagi commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Man 4 Woman Annoyed @ Men 4 Men.
Jesus, dude, Craigslist? You just answered your own question. And yes, it was a viable quickie site many moons ago. It hasn't been for a very long time.
Jun 8, 2016 usagi commented on Uber Will Stop Operating in Bremerton.
Because Uber is a criminal organization with a marketing department. They view all attempts by any outside entity to regulate what they do as a threat to their business model.
Jun 2, 2016 usagi commented on On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Where Do We Stand With Stopping It?.
Where do we stand? We have decided not to do a damn thing. That decision was made several years ago in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. I see no prospect of anything that could happen to change that, and in all likelihood the number of places allowing untrained people to concealed carry will increase resulting in more firearms deaths, both accidental and deliberate.
May 12, 2016 usagi commented on Obama Administration Will Issue Decree Telling Transgender Youth They Can Use Whatever Bathroom They Want.
Oh goodie. Now Trump can campaign on eliminating the Department of Education, and if the House doesn't flip, they'll make defunding it the focus of the first budget cycle.
Those aren't reasons not to do it. Just putting it out there so you know what rounds 2-14 are going to look like.
Apr 27, 2016 usagi commented on Ted Cruz Announces Fellow Fetus Fetishist Carly Fiorina as His Pick for VP.
You are not the target on this. You will never be the target on this.
If (and I'm truly not sure at this point how large that if is) the party denies Trump the nomination at the convention and throws it to Cruz, this becomes part of a two-fold strategy to win:
Lock up the evangelicals.
Drive Hillary's negatives ever higher and reduce Democratic turnout.
As he has done throughout the campaign, this is groundwork for something down the road. Whether it works remains to be seen.
Apr 14, 2016 usagi commented on Hillary's Devoting Significant Attention to Black Victims of Violence.
"Still, it's hard to doubt the sincerity of Clinton's interest and sympathy for the suffering endured by the mothers of kids who've been gunned down."

She's insincere about everything else (except making money for Clinton Inc.), so why not this? In fact, I'm quite certain it's a pure ploy. Probably a good one, and hopefully for her sake better executed than the debacle at the Nancy Reagan funeral.
Dec 4, 2015 usagi commented on Uber's Chief Advisor Tells Seattleites That Uber Is a Dream Job, Calls Unionization Efforts“Puzzling”.
Criminal organization with a marketing department.
Aug 18, 2015 usagi commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Boyfriend Is Out—Should I Get Out?.
Dan's advice was measured and practical. If following it will slow down completing your dissertation, DTMFA.
Seriously, you do not need a millstone to carry as you arch toward the end of the doctoral process. Call it a break when you get into the down and dirty part of finishing the degree if you want to, but reread what you wrote. You're fundamentally incompatible. Conversely, if breaking up now will adversely impact finishing your dissertation, wait, but resolve the relationship before the grace period on your loan repayment is up.
Good luck.
Jul 3, 2015 usagi commented on Savage Love.
Dan let the dom off way too lightly. Don't care if the LW1 presented as an "old hand" or not. Full body shaving is a body mod & a fairly major one with a small but serious health risk. (i've chatted with guys whose shaved hairs always end up infected--not a few, all of them. one damn near died.) In short, he may or may not be hot, but he's definitely an asshole to do that on a first date without negotiation. Don't go back.
As for your kink, you're in a great position to act on it. Vet your Doms more carefully. i'd have no compunction asking for references playing in this arena. Objectification is one of those things that sounds like it would be simple and relatively low-risk but is actually very complex and you can go tumbling into a psychological minefield you didn't even realize was there. Don't think with your dick.