Chris Govella
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Jan 24, 2014 Chris Govella commented on How Do You Respond If a Friend Makes an Awful Record?.
Most of my friends handle criticism gracefully, so I'm not afraid to tell them honest feedback. I'm lucky in that regard, perhaps-- for other people I recommend you get better friends, or more talented friends.
Nov 11, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Sure, You've Heard of NaNoWriMo, but What About NaNoGenMo?.
NaNoGenMo sounds like a plan to produce targeted sponsored content on demand. Imagine a novel spun up to your demographic, your browser and search history, and the trending twitter topics, presented to you by Amazon's self publishing platform.
Nov 5, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Election Night: The Empire Strikes Back!.
butter candidate sculptures? where's my popcorn? it's time for the show to start
Sep 30, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Dear Politics: You Fucking Suck.
Obama needs to pull out the 14th amendment tonight
Sep 11, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Crime Is Not Actually Spiking Downtown.
'Violent crime' is often a race-neutral term employed by the business interests to encourage racial profiling and more policing against poor and minorities....see New Jim Crow.
Sep 9, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Who's the Bigger Asshole: The Speed Camera Or the "Patriotic" Tagger?.
@2 except that speed cameras issue tickets to the registered owner of the car, and it's hard to prove who's driving/speeding/not speeding when all they have is a picture of a license plate
Sep 6, 2013 Chris Govella commented on "There has never been a successful humanitarian intervention.".
"Success" is such a tricky word. At this point in the civil war, what does a successful outcome for Syria look like?
Aug 27, 2013 Chris Govella commented on Reward Those Who Use Public Transportation.
This incentive makes sense to me, not sure why people are railing against this. Development and urban planning doesn't have to be in support of gentrification-- in fact, proper development is one of the strongest forces to abate gentrification.
Jul 31, 2013 Chris Govella commented on A One-Way Ticket to the US: Why America Is Not in Decline and Japan Is.
Morris Berman gave a provocative talk about Japan, the future of capitalism, the end of growth:…
Jul 23, 2013 Chris Govella commented on The Tuesday Morning News.
Gore lost the election for himself. He couldn't even swing his home state of Tennessee. Clinton did it, twice.