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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2013
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    Also a friend of mine who's from Istanbul has compiled this list of links and ressources in French and English about what's currently going on in Turkey.
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    New Rap News
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    Live Q&A with Edward Snowden
    Not sure how long it will last for.
    • CommentAuthorarcaner
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    Sesame Street has made a muppet who's dad is in prison. The fact that they felt a need to do this pisses me off to no end.

    Slate Article because the main sesamestreet.org site is currently overloaded.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    Thank Christ someone other than Dogfish has an archeologist on staff.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    Sesame Street has made a muppet who's dad is in prison. The fact that they felt a need to do this pisses me off to no end.


    In what way? Is it from the "It's not Sesame Street's place to talk about parents in prison. That has no place on a children's television show!" or is it more from a place of "I cannot believe that we have so damned many people in prison that Sesame Street has to create a special muppet to help the (way larger than it should be) portion of its audience deal with the situation emotionally."
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    I'm just freaked out by the idea of muppets having parents generally.
    • CommentAuthorarcaner
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    @johnjones. The latter
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11025.11)
    I know two people whose kids had to deal having a father in jail (DWI in one case, pot possession in another). Having a muppet to identify with would have been nice.

    * * *
    Muppets having parents also means that muppets have sex. Try to get that picture out of your mind.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
     (11025.12)
    Muppets having parents also means that muppets have sex. Try to get that picture out of your mind.


    I think it's a happy image - it made me smile as wide as the copulating muppet's faces in my minds eye.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2013
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    Some dude launched a kickstarter for a book called "Above the game - a guide to getting awesome with women", and it's got some issues, according to excerpts published on Reddit :

    5) Get CLOSE to her, damn it!

    To quote Rob Judge, “Personal space is for pussies.” I already told you that the most successful seducers are those who can’t keep their hands off of women. Well you’re not gonna be able to do that if you aren’t in close! ”

    “All the greatest seducers in history could not keep their hands off of women. They aggressively escalated physically with every woman they were flirting with. They began touching them immediately, kept great body language and eye contact, and were shameless in their physicality. Even when a girl rejects your advances, she KNOWS that you desire her. That’s hot. It arouses her physically and psychologically.”

    “Decide that you’re going to sit in a position where you can rub her leg and back. Physically pick her up and sit her on your lap. Don’t ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances.”

    “Sex

    Pull out your cock and put her hand on it. Remember, she is letting you do this because you have established yourself as a LEADER. Don’t ask for permission, GRAB HER HAND, and put it right on your dick.”


    This guy sucessfully kickstarted a guide to sexual assault. There's still the option to report it to Kickstarter, (bottom of the page) but I don't know how much good that would do, now that the project has met its goal.
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    There's an interesting counterpoint to that here that suggests that the person producing those excerpts may have "Fox Newsed" the contents a litte, for instance the "put her hand on your dick" part is taken from a section about what to do when you're already in bed together.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2013
     (11025.17)
    Perhaps, but even if that's true, it's still skeevy as hell as a form of instruction.
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    Sure, I don't want to be the guy he's describing, but it puts it below the "ban this sick filth" threshold.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2013
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    I don't like that people have decided to boycott kickstarter because of this. That's money that isn't going to some incredibly well-deserved projects.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2013
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