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Jun 10, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on "Everyday USA": Man Shoots Wife, Children, Self.
@9: Yes. I've always felt that people who are planning killing sprees followed by suicide should just start with themselves, you know, as a limited test. If the trial phase is successful, they can then expand the project to their heart's content.
Jun 10, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on "Everyday USA": Man Shoots Wife, Children, Self.
@17:
Ants, wasps, and bees of the order Hymenoptera have been living in oregonized societies for millions of years ...

And they all live in peaceful non-violent coexistence ... one big nurturing sisterhood, if you will.
May 23, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on The Most Fundamental Truth About Sex.
In 7th grade, the wrestling coach showed us pictures of penises with sores and dripping pus and told us, "Boys, this is what happens when you rub bellies with the wrong kind of girl. Questions?" That was sex ed in rural Colorado.
May 23, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on The Most Fundamental Truth About Sex.
I usually try not to pay too much attention to Dirtclustit sub-threads, but here I am anyway, and I have no idea what just happened. Is it the Apocalypse?
May 22, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on Two Reader Responses to My Trigger Warning Post and One Sensible Defense of Trigger Warnings.
@25: It's from LiarTownUSA, which uses retro artwork. And I'm pretty sure that's women's 70s clothing. Enjoy.
May 21, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on The New York Times Weighs In on the Kudzu-Like Spread of Trigger Warnings.
Is this thread a big cross-talk act? The pro and con sides of this argument don't seem to be at all mutually exclusive. Are there subjects that it would be kind to warn people about? Yes. Are there internet idiots who run wild with the idea that everything that gives them the least little feels must have a warning label attached? Yes.

There. I just fixed that.

Oh, and Triggers: My own mortality. So, logically, anything associated with the passage of time. Which intuitively leads, to anyone with an ounce of decency, to anything related to light or matter.
May 15, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on Executive Editor Jill Abramson Was Fired from Has Left the New York Times (Updated).
And I don't see the NYT as particularly liberal-leaning. In today's U.S. media environment, absence of conservative bias seems like a lean to the left to a lot of people.
May 15, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on Executive Editor Jill Abramson Was Fired from Has Left the New York Times (Updated).
I know this probably makes me an asshole, but at the executive level, I have a really hard time giving a shit. She didn't negotiate as high a salary as her predecessor. Is that evidence of bias? Not really. They brought her salary up when she went back to them upon finding out his salary. She went public anyway.
There must be much more going on here (or I'm misunderstanding the basic facts), because any idiot in an executive at-will position like that should expect to be fired immediately upon going public with that kind of thing.
My experience in this? I, a cis-male penis person, replaced a woman in a management job and was paid less than she had been, mainly because I didn't know more was on the table and so didn't ask for it.
Apr 24, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on I Don't Have a Gun Or a Vagina.
@5: Was there a nail gun involved in that scene, by any chance?
Apr 23, 2014 aureolaborealis commented on VRBO Listing: "Married Couple's Honeymoon and Romantic Getaway Cottage".
Hey, at least they're broadcasting their bigotry. In places where this bullshit has been made legal, I think it should be mandatory that businesses include their discriminatory practices in all ads and signage, so the rest of us can keep our filthy lucre out of their pocketses.