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Mary Carmen
Someone asked me when I knew I was going to marry my husband. Truth be told, I knew the moment we first met. A close second moment would be when we discovered our mutual love of The Golden Girls. #goldengirls #sofia4life
Isn't marrying your husband a bit redundant? - Professor A.I.
Redundancy is the key to good uptime. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Redundancy in love is double-plus good. - Steven Perez
Welcome to the Redundant Department of Redundancy Department. - Glen Campbell
Funny, discovering she loved The Golden Girls was the exact moment I knew she would be my ex. :P - Professor A.I.
Steven Perez
Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
You couldn't bring him the sun so he went to you. What a guy! - Spidra Webster
I promised Barry that I'd turn off the snow. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Also, got to meet Wife and Waif. Tickled that they thought I wasn't real. :-D - Steven Perez from Android
#bunnehMoTO I swear there was a snow bank following him - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
So much awesome in one picture. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hey, you leave Vera alone. I raised her from a mere snowflake. :D - Steven Perez
i need to meet both you guys. :) - Big Joe Silence
Mega jealous! - Jenny H. from Android
*melts* - Heleninstitches
Too bad it was the briefest of meet ups. Unfortunately, no beers were killed. We will have to fix that next time. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
If ever there was a recipe for trouble... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
We just didn't have enough time... this time - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Victor Ganata
"There should be a Seinfeld fighting game" via kenyatta
And if you win the game enough times, it unlocks boss characters from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" :D - Victor Ganata
George's secret weapon would be from Vandelay Industries. - Anika
I would play George's dad. He'd wield a Festivus pole and scream "SERENITY NOW!!" - Victor Ganata
Babu's waggling finger of DEATH - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Newman would throw envelopes like shuriken. - Anika
While muttering "Jerry..." with every throw :D - Victor Ganata
The Soup Nazi's finishing move would have him yelling "NO SOUP FOR YOU!" as he uses a spoon to rip out his opponents spine. - Anika
Mark H
Victor Ganata
Shit, there's a skunk in my front yard between me and my front door with its tail up. I guess I should retreat, huh?
YES. - Steven Perez
Back away from the skunk! - Katy S
The first word says it all. - Eric - Watch Me Now
If you give it some space it might wander off on its own. - John (bird whisperer)
Paint a white line on the back of a black cat. Problem solved. - Johnny from iPhone
Crisis averted. I'm not entirely sure where it ran off to since the only real way out would have been past me, but I'm definitely not going to look for it. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The No-Touching zone.
Holy. I had completely forgotten that's even there. I scrolled up just to see if it really still was. - Akiva
It's the little things. - Micah
Dang, I touched it. - Marie
Run Marie, Ruuuun! - Hamed
t-ra: lose,find,repeat
oh lordy. y'all want to hear about some nonsense? remember that email I didn't send? well, I sent it. funny how a simple act can shift your whole perspective on a thing. I was so worried about it, and now I realize I give not a single solitary flying fig about it now. My conscience is clear. And good grief, people and they drama!
SO. Background: I've been bummed about the romantic fiasco since February where the dude "wasn't ready to date" then I saw him out with a girl several times... remember that? Well, for some reason I couldn't shake the shitty feeling of it and it got me thinking about my issues and deciding not to date right now, etc. But it was still bothering me, a lot, so part of my therapy homework recently was to monitor "The Three," those indicators of whether a thought pattern is in fact problematic or just temporary mood-based passing phase kinda thing. Turned out is was problematic so I buckled down to figure out why. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Turned out part of what bothered me so much, aside from my usual paranoia trigger stuff, was that I liked this girl. We are more than mere acquaintances, having had several deep personal conversations over the years. She was the kind of person I was glad to see and would usually end up hanging out with when we were at the same place. So it bothered me that my feelings about her changed due to the lame behavior of some dude, and I didn't want that. (You may recall, I mentioned I had avoided her a few times.) - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
As a result of that reflection, I decided to write her an email explaining that my acting differently towards her lately had nothing to do with her, that I thought she was a cool person and I valued our friendship as it's been thus far, and didn't want it to change. Lady friends come first and all that. Also being very clear that I don't want to know anything about whatever is between them becasue it is none of my business, just simply to acknowledge I had been weird and apologize. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Welp. not half an hour later I receive an epic text message from the dude, who mind you has been radio silent since the first time I bumped into them, about how he didn't intentionally disrespect me, he's sorry for not communicating with me all this time, he hopes we can be friends because it's a small town and we're bound to bump into one another (yeah no shit!), but he understands if I don't want to be friends as a result of his behavior, how this apology is long overdue, etc. etc. etc. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
meanwhile I get an email response from her and it is all over the frickin place. going on about her dating adventures juggling three guys, including one WHO IS CURRENTLY DATING A MUTUAL FRIEND OF OURS, and this guy SINCE DECEMBER! and she had a feeling something was up with me but didn't want to pry, figured it was probably about this guy though she wasn't sure. Then something about how they are just friends "if that helps." - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
In summary: I think both of these people are kinda nuts, and I am not interested in having any personal dealings with either of them beyond common courtesy. And whatever I was bummed about is only in relation to an alternate universe where I thought one or both of these individuals was worth the time and energy I have already expended on this. Here in this Universe, however, that is clearly not the case. Done and done. Dodged a bullet, possibly two. People are crazy y'all. CRA. ZY. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
What the hell not their responses but your ability to pinpoint the self confusion is awesome! - Janet from FFHound!
What Janet says. Also, hooray for communication. it can be SO CLARIFYING!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
inorite! It's pretty amazing how with one swoop I settled my personal karma, got some very enlightening information about both of their characters, and completely rid myself of any fucks I could give about it. BOOM! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Wow. I had a very similar experience earlier this year. Isn't it nice when people show themselves to be a flaming mess so you can choose whether or not you want to continue interacting with them? - Corinne L
Aaand she's at the bar I just walked into. The Universe is having fun with me. It's cool. Ima play nice. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
My coworker ordered this Black Velvet drink: Guinness and Strongbow. I didn't know this was a thing! It's good!
My coworker ordered this Black Velvet drink: Guinness and Strongbow. I didn't know this was a thing! It's good!
Shot of blackcurrant cordial in it is good too. - Mark H
Black & Tan? - Eric - Watch Me Now
Black Velvet. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Aren't those usually made with Guinness and champagne (or other sparkling wine?) - Jennifer Dittrich
I...I can't imagine an Irish drink being called a Black and Tan. - Pete
The Guinness & champagne drink had a different name. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
+1 Pete - Brent Schaus
Oh, that's not right, Z. I mean, I'm all for a Guinness and cider drink, but why steal another drink's name? (Weirdly, the B&T drink name pre-dates the police force from what I've read - not that Americans aren't more than happy to roll around with grossly inappropriate or disrespectful drink names.) - Jennifer Dittrich
The name may pre-date the police force, but some current connotations are a tad unavoidable. - Brent Schaus
Guys. Look. I'm telling you what that restaurant called the drinks ok. I don't know the proper names! Also? I'm drunk. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Work the beer, Z! And yes, I guess the name might have arisen before the auxiliaries. - Pete
Well, it isn't like Americans don't have tendency to just ignore everyone else's news and carry on with our own whatnot. Also see: Irish Carbombs (Yay, America.) - Jennifer Dittrich
right lol - Brent Schaus
in my rather extensive experience in American Irish pubs, you can order a Black and Tan (Guinness and Bass) but if you really want to impress them, you order a Half and Half (Guinness and Harp). A Snakebite is half beer and half cider and a Black Velvet is half Guiness and half cider. As for Irish Carbombs, plenty of Irish American folks drink them, but I have noticed people sometimes don't like to order them. At one pub in Baltimore they just called them "bombs," I think to avoid saying the term. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Snakebite was one of the drinks on that page too! It's an English-style pub though. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Snakebite is the national drink of goths - Pete
Well, snakebite and black(currant) - Pete
reminds me of blastaways... Diamond White and Castaway. I obviously didn't like myself in my youth ;-) - Heleninstitches
Victor Ganata
wack (n.) "crazy person," 1938, back-formation from wacky. Adjective in slang sense of "worthless, stupid," is attested from late 1990s. - Online Etymology Dictionary
whack (v.) "to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer. To have (or take) a whack at something "make an attempt" is from 1891. Related: Whacked; whacking. Whacked out is from 1969. - Victor Ganata
So, yeah, homophonous, but totally different etymologies. - Victor Ganata
In some accents, they're not even homophones - Victor Ganata
#whiggity-whiggity - SAM
And now I'm imagining 17th century British politicians trying to flow over breakbeats from the 1990s. - Victor Ganata
Oliver "Ironside" Cromwell ft. 'Black Tom' Fairfax - Pete
Depends on how you look at it. "Out of whack" or "whacked out" could possibly be the inspiration behind saying someone or something is "whack" as opposed to saying they're "wack" based on the former definition. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"The Commonwealth will make you… jump! jump! The Lord Protector will make you… jump! jump!" - Victor Ganata
"they see me rulin' / they hatin'" - Pete
OK, maybe they're not that divergent: wacky (adj.) "crazy, eccentric," 1935, variant of whacky (n.) "fool," late 1800s British slang, probably ultimately from whack "a blow, stroke," from the notion of being whacked on the head one too many times. - Victor Ganata
Even still, it seems more likely that wack (adj.) is derived from wack (n.) rather than directly from whack (v.) - Victor Ganata
From a totally unscientific survey (i.e., Googling "whack vs wack"), it seems like wack ≠ whack is the current consensus, but maybe I can find some blog posts arguing that wack = whack if I dig deeper…. - Victor Ganata
I'm also thinking that it makes more sense that wack (adj.) is from wacky (adj.) simply because adjectiving a verb (instead of using the gerundive form of a verb) isn't that common. - Victor Ganata
This Is Why Some People Should Not Be Allowed On Facebook
"I just learned africa isn't a country." "Crazy! So is it a developing country? Or jst a continent?" "I don't know, I'll find out later in the semester and let you know." - lris
SMH - Anne Bouey
"Canadians think the titanic was a real event and not just a movie, how dumb can you be." - lris
This cannot be real. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Gotta be a troll. I hope. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Professor suspended for Game Of Thrones shirt that threatened community college kingdom * Newswire * The A.V. Club -
Professor suspended for Game Of Thrones shirt that threatened community college kingdom * Newswire * The A.V. Club
"Confirming yet again that the halls of academia are no place for interpreting things, a New Jersey professor was suspended over a Game Of Thrones T-shirt whose tagline--the Daenerys Targaryen quote, "I Will Take What Is Mine With Fire & Blood"--was interpreted by his colleague as a threat. The incident came about after Francis Schmidt, who teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, posted a photo of his daughter doing a yoga pose in the shirt to his Google+ account, where it was seen by the people who actually use Google+, such as easily riled deans. Said dean reportedly called for an emergency meeting, concerned that this small, unsettlingly agile girl in a T-shirt was Schmidt's way of announcing his intention to claim all the spoils a New Jersey community college has to offer, by force if necessary." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I mean, it would be maybe something if he wore it to work, but... - Heather, 30k Camper
Geez. - Stephen Mack
Reminds me of the Inigo Montoya t-shirt ona plane incident. - Joe - Systems Analyst
What the hell is going on with our schools that teachers and administrators feel threatened by a (1) finger gun (2) a GOT t-shirt on a little girl and (3) a science project with the word "gun" in it? - Spidra Webster
I mean, it's not as if he told the dean that he acquired his daughter's shirt by paying the iron price. - Stephen Mack
"where it was seen by the people who actually use Google+, such as easily riled deans." *snerk* - holly #ravingfangirl
I've never seen Game of Thrones, but I would hope that grown-assed adults would assume a child in a t-shirt on a personal site is not a veiled threat to work colleagues. And I'm sure the psychiatrist is going to be thrilled with having to waste their time with a stupid evaluation. - Anika - "But revenge appears to be a theme in both the show and Schmidt's life -- he believes the suspension was retaliation for a grievance he had filed earlier after he was denied a sabbatical without explanation about two months before the incident. "This was payback because I filed a grievance," he said."" - Andrew C (✔)
*sigh* Oh FFS. - ronin
IOW, any excuse for those with power to take offence is a good one. same as it ever was. - Big Joe Silence
"Schmidt was suspended without pay and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being reinstated with a list of other restrictions, he said, such as not wearing clothing with questionable statements and not making disparaging statements about the college. " It would be really hard not to say something about a college with administrators that bone stupid. - Spidra Webster
This is still better than the sheriff's deputy who pulled out his gun because a barking dog "made him fear for his life" (and he accidentally shot himself.) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
then he was kicked in the balls repeatedly and required to never mention it. - Big Joe Silence
" and not making disparaging statements about the college" - if it were me, I'd be making factual statements about the college's handling of this incident and the dean in particular from now until eternity. - Andrew C (✔)
Imagine this on a shirt: "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
As long as you add "Matthew 10:21" (or whatever book/chapter/verse) after it, you could probably get away with all sorts of subversive, vaguely threatening things. - Victor Ganata
Yep. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Steven Perez
If it was really a Good Friday, I'd still be in bed. Or, at least, having a nice breakfast. Oh, well. Kolaches at work will have to suffice. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
But is is Friday Mr. B and hello to you. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Hey, Val. Yes, it is. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns That Water Walking Balls Are Dangerous I feel sick just looking at the pic
Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns That Water Walking Balls Are Dangerous I feel sick just looking at the pic
I once watched a show where a guy tried to cross a bay in one. The first one deflated 9 miles off-shore. The next day, he got 15 miles in before it deflated in choppy waters. I wondered about the air inside of it. I think he had an oxygen tank on his 3rd attempt. - Anika
Um. Haven't we spent decades discouraging people from putting plastic bags over their heads? WHY WOULD ANYONE PUT THEIR WHOLE BODY IN ONE?! - Hookuh Tinypants
So I'm guessing the IRB probably wouldn't let me put little kids in these things to see what happens to their arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide levels after 15 minutes. - Victor Ganata
They have them at the county fair for kids. I'm amazed parents let their kids in them for that reason, nevermind other germbuckets. ETA: Here's the pic: - Anika
Someone on FB posted a video of some kids playing soccer with these over their ams (their heads and legs were free so they could breathe) and it was funny because it provided cushion when they fell. But this article was in the comments. I had no idea this was a thing! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
woot!!! - Derrick
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Is reading too much bad for kids? | Al Jazeera America -
Is reading too much bad for kids? | Al Jazeera America
"Opponents to deep, immersive reading come from all directions. Among American boys, there remains a generations-old sense that books are for sissies; I remember this from my own childhood. For neoliberals and technocrats, reading novels is not “what the market wants.” Concentrated reading doesn’t require ideological opposition to be endangered: The pace of contemporary life, even for children, means that there’s simply no time or energy left for it. Clinging to print these days may be a bit like taking the horse and buggy to work. But doesn’t reading make us more human? Isn’t it a universal sign of civilization? Not really, says Marc Prensky, the media and technology writer who originated the term “digital native.” “There are some things that are common to every human society,” he says. “Speaking is one of them. Reading and writing are not on that list.” In the classical world, we forced ourselves to do something neither natural nor inevitable, he explains, but that solved a problem:... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Cognitive scientist Art Markman, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, points out that the baby deer around Austin are able to function independently within days of birth. His own teenage sons, by contrast, still depend on him for support. Humans require far more “programming,” and unlike most other animals, learn primarily through language and storytelling. This allows... more... - Jessie
"So, should we be proud that we’re raising members of a small, monkish caste, or worry that they’re marginalizing themselves? On reflection, I realize it’s not my son, or Boog’s daughter, who needs to change: The culture they’re growing up into has lost its sense of what matters. But parenting is not just about preparing kids for careers; it’s about asserting values, and serious reading... more... - Jessie
.....I don't think I have EVER heard someone ask that question before. o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
Something tells me that the ones who ask if there is such a thing as "too much reading" are not going to be the ones who ask if there's too much computer gaming and internet. - Uli
When I was a kid, I was told that I read too much by several people. - Katy S from iPhone
I genuinely am bewildered by the people you interact with, Katy. They say, do, and apparently think things I have never seen/heard/be otherwise expressed. It's like you live in an entirely different reality o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
My parents eventually settled on "At least take the book outside and read in the fresh air for a while." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This is one time I have no fucks to give about what the "experts" are saying. - MoTO Moca Blend
Soup - I think that some were concerned about my preference of books over interacting with humans. There are a lot of extreme introverts in my family. - Katy S from iPhone
My elementary school used to host "read-ins" where kids brought books from home and read all day, but I doubt they still do that because it doesn't meet Common Core. - Jessie
My mother once grounded me from reading because grounding me from anything else didn't work - I'd just shrug and go read. She said she felt *awful* about it, but it was the only thing that made an impression... - WebGoddess
Friday Night Part 2 - TLC for my neglected skin.
Friday Night Part 2 - TLC for my neglected skin.
Can you teach me how to apply make-up? You look positively STUNNING. - Uli
Sure Uli! Step 1: Mash up a frog; Step 2. Smear it on your face. The end. - Melly
günaydın Berdush Kardeş tşkr - elet
Günaydın berdush - Ramazan Çekiç from Android
güzel ilk kez dinledim - elet
Yonca Lodi "sana nisey olmasin"up - Ramazan Çekiç from Android
Sana bisey olmasin - Ramazan Çekiç from Android
#bizdekötüsüolmaz elet kardeş...=) - bestofBERDUSH
;) - elet
Up layalim - Ramazan Çekiç from Android
Günaydın efenim - isa~~♡ from Android
günaydın :) - aksuaksu from ffturk
#günde1 isityoruz! - ameannn
Todd Hoff
Just a thought, that you disagree with something doesn't make it a troll.
It, or you. That's why I like it here. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Why are you trolling us? - Sean McBride
I am that I am. - Todd Hoff
It is what it is. - Sean McBride
Bill Austin
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87
Paul Buchheit
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D. -
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D.
"These experiences changed the way I felt about the police. After the third incident I worried when police cars drove by; I was afraid I would be stopped and searched or that something worse would happen. I dress better if I go downtown. I don’t hang out with friends outside my neighborhood in Harlem as much as I used to. Essentially, I incorporated into my daily life the sense that I might find myself up against a wall or on the ground with an officer’s gun at my head. For a black man in his 20s like me, it’s just a fact of life in New York. Here are a few other facts: last year, the N.Y.P.D. recorded more than 600,000 stops; 84 percent of those stopped were blacks or Latinos. Police are far more likely to use force when stopping blacks or Latinos than whites. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop. Maybe black and brown people just look more furtive, whatever that means. These stops are part of a larger, more widespread problem — a... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Horribly sad. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's institutionalized racism. It's when you cross the street with your kids because you see a black or brown guy walking towards you, regardless of how he's dressed or what he's doing. When you lock your car doors because the color of the neighborhood changes, regardless of the economic stature of the area. You see 3 or more black or brown guys hanging out and call them "thugs" or... more... - Anika
:( - Amit Patel
the gun-at-head part can't be legal, can it? - Big Joe Silence
nice - Mariya Khan
Considering that only about 5% of stops (regardless of color) result in arrests, it's hard to imagine how they even justify this practice. - Gabe
ok ok ok - Ruslan Zakirov
Why people put so much emphasis on complexion, which is just a wrapper of a beautiful soul. If you abuse someone because of his color, you are abusing god, because god resides in every human heart.. - Ajay Agrawal
iyi gecelerr...
iyi geceler canım :D sabah görüşürüz :D - TiestoTwisto
iyi geceler - Ismet Telci
iyi geceler - Catty
iyi uykular - .ɗℴʗℯ.
iyi geceler - moreya
sizlere de ..., - Catty
Günaydın catty - Ramazan Çekiç from Android
bi Toktamış Ateş hoca vardı onu hatırladım - [bi-taraf] ehl-i fakir
Ne alaka - Catty
hocanın kafası eniklerinki gibi orantısız büyüktü - [bi-taraf] ehl-i fakir
:)))) - Catty
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The NYT obit of Gabriel García Márquez
Victor Ganata
The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt - 2014 Mar 6 - The Nation
"Svoboda is hardly a fringe organization. In the 2012 election won by the now deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, the party took 10.45 percent of the vote and over 40 percent in parts of the western Ukraine." - Victor Ganata
"Svoboda—which currently has thirty-six deputies in the 450-member Ukrainian parliament—began life in the mid-1990s as the Social National Party of the Ukraine, but its roots lie in World War II, when Ukrainian nationalists and Nazis found common ground in the ideology of anti-communism and anti-Semitism." - Victor Ganata
take pound of salt when you read all of these... "the common ground" is somewhat shaky, didn't hold in Nuremberg tribunal and there are other... issues. - непростые коротышки
ukrainians are no angels either (I'm one of them, at least for half), yet the story above looks somewhat... sung by Kremlin boys and/or their clout on payroll. - непростые коротышки
w: «The Nation… is self-described as "the flagship of the left."» Expect some bias. - 9000
Sure, everyone in the press has an agenda and The Nation is very likely to push for the U.S. not to get involved at all, but it also seems that ultranationalist parties in whatever country all tend to have the same common ground of xenophobic prejudice (and the U.S. is certainly no exception with the Tea Party) so the existence of some of these groups doesn't really surprise me. - Victor Ganata
to give you better light at level of controversy/contradiction - непростые коротышки
Being totally non-left, I'm all for US not getting involved, at least materially. Regarding anti-stalinist movements — well, yes, both Ukrainian rebels and Nazi invaders wanted Stalin dead and Soviet regime dismantled, but for completely different reasons. - 9000
@aswang what I wanted to say - stories of antisemitism over there are complex, heavily intertwined with history and propaganda uses them so often, that one should be extremely careful by default, just from feeling of controversy. - непростые коротышки
Sure, I don't think any of this is cut-and-dried. I certainly don't understand all the nuances. Really, I'm mostly reacting to the American reaction to the recent story of people passing out flyers demanding all Jews in eastern Ukraine register with the pro-Russian self-proclaimed independent gov't. in Donetsk, as if this is clearly Putin's doing, and that it should be an obvious casus belli and we should send troops now. - Victor Ganata
It's that bad. Don't be fooled by previous comments. The article is a great piece of analysis of nazi aspect of Ukrainian revolution. - Предварительные сказки
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Is it weird that I want one of these for me?
No way, those are awesome. - Jennifer Dittrich
^this - Tamara J. B.
Vacation beer is the best beer.
holly #ravingfangirl
!!! The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever | Serious Eats : Recipes:
!!! The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever | Serious Eats : Recipes:
even with the avocado sauce. i'd make the sacrifice. - holly #ravingfangirl
I would just scrape that ish right on off. - Derrick
the crushed potato chips is sheer brilliance though. - holly #ravingfangirl
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