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bleedingheartlibertarian
Occupied North Carolina
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Over-educated and under-paid.

TMI

  • What song do you never want to hear again?: the Powdered Milk Biscuits jingle on Prairie Home Companion
  • What keeps you up at night?: monkey mind
  • What do you like to read when you poop?: Facebook. I eat a lot of fiber, so I don't need anything longer than that.
  • What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?: "...the thing is, is that..."
  • What movie can you recite verbatim?: The Big Lebowski

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Jan 3 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Cold and Colder.
My wife is from Manitoba. One time when we were visiting it got so cold the natural gas lines froze. As I recall the wind chill reached -55C (-67F).

That was the last time we visited at Christmas.
Dec 12, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Mars Hill Blames the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Scandal on a "Research Assistant".
Brothers, sisters...come together! Surely we can agree that Driscoll and Mefferd are both horrible people, and enjoy the spectacle of them devouring each other!
Nov 26, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on It's Been a Bad Year for Television.
All I know is, when Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox join Blockbuster on the ash heap of history, I am going to cackle like a fucking maniac.
Oct 31, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Soon You'll Have to Be 21 to Buy Cigarettes in New York City.
I'm sure it will be just as effective as the drinking age being 21.
Oct 9, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Top Three "Restaurants" Expensed by Business Travelers.
Chipotle and Jimmy Johns, in addition to being not particularly unhealthy and under $10, are also pretty reliably fast as hell.
Oct 2, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Can You Watch Porn in Seattle's Libraries?.
It is an odd state of affairs where you can watch porn at the library, but not in a bar. But there we are.

I actually do support the absolutist stance SPL takes on the first amendment. But I also think that policy requires them to take responsibility for it. Maybe arrange the unfiltered computers so that the users' backs are against the wall (I.e., so that it is really hard to stand behind them?)
Sep 20, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on SLLOTD: The Anti-Choice Boyfriend.
@23 I'd argue that reversing the sex roles here legitimately changes the calculus. The anti-choice dude can't force his girlfriend to have a baby, and neither can the pro-choice dude force his to have an abortion. The ball is in the woman's court in both situations, and it should be because she disproportionately bears the consequences of pregnancy.

That said, I'd call this a dtmfa because I think a significant moral disagreement is a very good reason to end a LTR.

This is another letter I'd love to see a follow up on.
Sep 4, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on After Economics: Austerity Attacks Science.
@4--You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. I'd invite you to spend a year in my lab to maybe learn how research actually works, but I can't even afford a fucking volunteer right now.

When you've spent your entire adult life putting in the work and self-sacrifice it takes to become a real expert at something--and trust me, you have no comparable experience here--then maybe you can shoot your mouth off about how inefficient the process is. Until then, shut the fuck up.

Also, fuck you.
Aug 30, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Obama's New Pot Rules Are a Bigger Deal Than You Think.
This also means that national drug policy will pretty much have to be discussed in a meaningful way in the context of presidential politics, I.e., "if elected, will you continue your predecessor's policy of non-interference in states where marijuana is legal?" Given the way opinion polls have trended nationally, this is probably a very good thing.

That wasn't even an issue in the election we just had, when state level legalization was imminent.
Aug 26, 2013 bleedingheartlibertarian commented on Here's What Miley Cyrus Did on the VMAs Last Night.
The most offensive thing about that is how boring it is.
 

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