William O. Pate II’s quotes, page 2

William O. Pate IiS Quotes, Page 2

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    …female authors don’t have enough vocal proponents. My biggest takeaway from your article will be to recommend more female authors to everyone. If I must, I will do it over, and over, and over, and over, and over again until they finally read…

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    …t being able to make up for it through insurance, long-term disability or any other safety net, and through no lack of trying on my part, barely making ends meet with multiple part-time jobs, numerous failed crowdfunding campaigns, and …

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    P.S. Poverty doesn’t happen due to bad work ethic, mindset or discipline. Case in point: my darling angel father, the hardest working human being I will ever know, spent the…

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    …e having a disability for which SSI welfare benefits hardly makes a difference in monthly expenses (in NYC, rent is the price you pay to compete in hell), exploring entrepreneurship, saving more, spending less, earning more, and creating as many cash f…

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    …e having a disability for which SSI welfare benefits hardly makes a difference in monthly expenses (in NYC, rent is the price you pay to compete in hell), exploring entrepreneurship, saving more, spending less, earning more, and creating as many cash f…

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    …preneurship, saving more, spending less, earning more, and creating as many cash flows as possible. Bills don’t care about any of this.

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    In other words, we hadn’t had enough quality time together.

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    The email is titled Your 1600 Daily,” and on some occasions it even has a subtitle (more on that later).

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    …King’s arc of the moral universe is indeed long, but perhaps it doesn’t bend toward justice at all, just bends.

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    …King’s arc of the moral universe is indeed long, but perhaps it doesn’t bend toward justice at all, just bends.

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    … Thing if he were made out of bratwursts. The church has always been America’s favorite floor show. And it doesn’t matter if Jones is performing or not, frankly, because he probably has no idea if he is or isn’t.

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    There are so many issues Canadians, and other countries, need to sort out and being high, legally, should fall way, way, way down on our list of collective priorities. It’s like a bunch of rowdy, poorly-parented yokels are running this country while we cheer for the right to disconnect from all of it. This is not a step toward freedom. It’s a step to distraction.

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    Is there one thing you focus on for months and/or years? Intensely focus on? If so, you’re much closer to OCD.

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    We talk about how suicide is selfish,’” a friend said to me a few weeks ago. But that means that people who are suicidal but struggling to live are doing something incredibly selfless, every day. Why don’t we talk about that?

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    … that people who wrestle with suicidal ideation pour into staying alive — labor that they engage in not for themselves, for the most part, but because they know how much their deaths would devastate family and friends. There’s not much in the way of resources or aid available to those doing their ultimate best to avo…

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    The majority of people just live, without thinking about not dying. For them, staying alive is sort of like an involuntary muscle, one that expands and contracts at e…

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    Beneath mind’s storm,
    The cacophony of consciousness,
    Within the marrow,
    A quiet intelligence,
    A bureaucracy of cells,
    Communicates,
    Soldiers on,
    Building, mending,
    Detecting, cleansing,
    That I might live
    To think aga…

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    In short, the grey hairs got theirs and don’t care to understand why those younger can’t just do the same thing. They didn’t miss iPhones and laptops, or the rising rents in new urban corridors, but they complete…

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    In short, the grey hairs got theirs and don’t care to understand why those younger can’t just do the same thing. They didn’t miss iPhones and laptops, or the rising rents in new urban corridors, but they complete…

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    … Instead they blame youth today, schools, colleges, foreigners and trade deals, taxes, regulations, but not their neglect and decades of cashing in on their parents’ and grandparents’ labor, and saddling new generations with debt they expected to disappear with voodoo economics.

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    …als today earn 20% less than boomers did when they occupied the same rung of the corporate ladders. Even five years ago, economists got worried that boomers were basically insistent on spending on themselves in their prime earning and golden years to the dire detriment of generations to follow. Yet, blowing off years of expert reports pointing out their economic parasitosis of younger generat…

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    …to take it out on someone in what has long become a vicious circle of chronic gratuitous assholism; they do it because your being different is a threat to the validity of their decision to conform; they do it because they’re frustrated; they do it because they, in turn, feel the need to pry on th…

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    A 2005 study suggested that increased demands of decision-making and visual processing” in text with links reduced reading comprehension — a challenge we face every day as we try to parse the web’s infinite information.

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    …. a dollop of creme and a bit more sugar in the coffee. hours spent peeling the paint from a table. the urge to create overridden by the ease of stagnation.

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    WE’RE A MERITOCRACY

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    …stake. I’m not a painter, I’m a writer. I make mistakes while writing. I make changes as a painter. Or I apply more paint. One can’t apply more words to fix” a problem. Indeed, applying more words to make a change often results in something less than that with which …

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    Knowing that time is more valuable than money, why don’t more people ask for more time off or the ability to work remotely instead of a raise?

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    …ing user names as real” or fake.” In one culture — comprising the majority of the training data — real names might be short and common, while in another they might be long and unique. As a result, the classic machine learning objective of good performance on average,” may actually …

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    …t the risk of stating the obvious—it’s because data of this sort brings up issues regarding ethics, privacy, bias, fairness, and inclusion. In turn, these issues make people uncomfortable because, at least a…

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    We Call It Heat Lightning

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    I am one of those people who has The Sims but spent all of their time building houses — except for that time I built a house with no door and placed a replica of someone I was mad at in it until he wet himself repeatedly and then died. I still feel guilty about that. I tell myself that I only did it to see what would happen in the ga…

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    But in the end, if I live to be an old lady who spent the bulk of her life making lots of stuff that no one ever bought, living a life full of making things that meant something to me, making things that brought me joy, making things that constantly taught me about myself and the world, making things that fed my curiosity and helped me grow, and making things that allowed me to live in that transcendent flow state of mind for as much as possible, while STILL providing for myself?

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    I’d say that would be a pretty successful life.

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    …….) Instead, he took the easy road and made any exploration of what being an outsider really means. By putting me on the spot, he silenced me, tokenized me, othered me, and created a situation where anything I could say would be simply adding to my outsider status. I was already different”, and he called attention to my difference, rather than turning the attention to the system that made me that way.

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    …kered important introductions and vouched for your work. They bragged about living in Brooklyn even though they whitewashed the borough where I grew up with their faux grit, expensive eyewear, F-train polemics, and dog-eared copies of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The Corrections, Infinite Jest —anything written by a Jonathan or a Dave.

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    …d Theory of Guy Fieri, the Guy From Smash Mouth, and the Guy From Insane Clown Posse Being the Same Person (and/or Clones)

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    Here comes the truth: NO, they didn’t, NO, it didn’t, and, NO, it only made me see that daily blogging is the fastest way to becoming a lousy writer I’d rather not be.

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    …fore the experiment, and it had nothing to do with how often I blogged (about six times per month). What mattered most was the content, where I published it, and a host of other factors and algorithms I have little or no control over.…

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    …fore the experiment, and it had nothing to do with how often I blogged (about six times per month). What mattered most was the content, where I published it, and a host of other factors and algorithms I have little or no control over.…

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    Why did this happen in only two weeks? I guess I wasn’t able to continuously produce posts of the quality high enough to satisfy my readers at such a maddening pace. I was running out of steam, and my writing had more grammatical errors. For the first time, my rea…

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    The truth is, it takes time to produce high-quality posts. You cannot and should not rush the process. The readers prefer to get a few good stories a month t…

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    …ce they are so focused on the idea of having to post daily, this leaves them with no time to think. So they write whatever just to be able to hit the publish’ button by the end of the day.

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    Bukowski wrote about what he knew, the desperate lonely men in their apartments and rented rooms. The perpetual bachelors. The drifters from menial job to menial job. The barflys. The alimony groaners. The fathers who haven’t seen their son in…it must be…five years now? The unpromoted for six years. The regular faces at the bar. The college drop outs. The family failures unmentionable at Christmas. The dreamers with a new get rich scheme every week. The embarrassing uncles. The two sentence obituaries in the local newspapers. Paul Davis, 64. Mr Davis worked at Car-u-Rite for seven years as an administrator. He lived in Los Angeles for twenty years”. The van drivers. The carpet salesmen. The fifteen-year-old car owners. The obsessive sports fans.

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    …ed, not only because it is my birthday today, but also because I am announcing the first release of HiddenWallet, which I believe is a major step down the road of making Bitcoin anonymous again.

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    Getting more women, more people of colour, more trans people and more disabled people presenting at conferences is important, but it’s an interim step. It’s accepting that powerful people are the …

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    … technology and care about diversity and inclusion, then as well as all the things you know about — hiring inclusively, addressing your cognitive bias, not encouraging people to have sex at work, and organising better …

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    I can’t promise I’ll always be here. I can’t swear I’ll never leave. I can’t assure him I won’t break his heart or otherwise fuck him over, and it seems like we don’t do that sort of thing to people we love.

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    I can’t promise I’ll always be here. I can’t swear I’ll never leave. I can’t assure him I won’t break his heart or otherwise fuck him over, and it seems like we don’t do that sort of thing to people we love.

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    William Patterson, originally father of three, but now of two, said, We had to leave the weakest behind. It was a no brainer. My youngest, Zack, and my mother-i…

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    … the house — it’s about the trees, the drive, the time, the space, which nobody else has ever seen. He gets things I don’t share with any others, but sort of rejects them and then gets grabby about not seeing enough.” And that’s hard.

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    … the house — it’s about the trees, the drive, the time, the space, which nobody else has ever seen. He gets things I don’t share with any others, but sort of rejects them and then gets grabby about not seeing enough.” And that’s hard.

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    Why your design team should hire a writer

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    Politicians are almost certainly useless at driving an economy. In fact the only people worse than politicians are central bankers and their lackey economists. Politicians are at least partially grounded in reality because they have to get elected.

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    …in Holland in the 1600s to the stock market bubble in the 1920s to the housing bubble in the 2000s. Future generations are exceptionally good at repeating past mistakes. Even if we focus just on the Fed’s official dual mandate, financial crises can cause very high unem…

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    Every day at school I see the cleaning lady. If I had to start over at zero, I would be more than happy to go out and get a job like hers.

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    … is by maximizing AI for efficient distribution of assets and management in nonlinear complexities. In effect we need to remove our species from much of our administration while retaining our essential abilities in creativity and innovation. The problem to me is our evolutionary inability to manage without emotion based failure. We always …

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    …it can be demonstrated that markets fail to provide the needed goods or services or fail to meet an important societal goal.

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    …it can be demonstrated that markets fail to provide the needed goods or services or fail to meet an important societal goal.

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    According to Brenda, her religious and political leanings required personal responsibility” — including responsibility for one’s mood…

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    I think what bothered me most about the letter is that Brenda has a degree in psychology and is teaching psychology in college now. I wonder what her students are learning from her.

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    …atter which side of the political spectrum you came down on. There was a recognition that even with governmental safety nets and economic prosperity, there were limits as to what one should and could expect from the governme…

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    Talk to the government, they are the ones who gave away the store and asked me to pay for it, so you could have a bigger b…

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    …ble to leave the welfare rolls and other forms of dependency and have productive, family-sustaining jobs.

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    …A, an afterthought? He tells me there’s no one else, he’s not mad, he’s just really comfortable and doesn’t know if he’ll ever change. Essentially, this is how it’s going to be. I feel dull shock at how forward he’s being about his r…

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    If the traditional American Dream is defined by potential for success, mine is defined by the avoidance of failure. I don’t see my life in terms of success” vs mediocrity”. I see only security” and insecurity”. …

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    I barely wear makeup, cut my hair like once a year, and wear the same outfit (jeans and solid, fitted cotton tanks) like…

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    Again, its pretty easy: be sane. Don’t be insane.

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    …ere to put your efforts when it comes to marriage material, you’re almost always better off being a sane-as-fuck 7 than a crazy 9.

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    If you want to chalk it up as boring,” I mean… you do you. But I will happily take a little boredom if I what I get back is the same exa…

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    …iscussion assignments. The thing is, I do enjoy researching anything into the Earth, especially for law related classes because I want the answer that will save my fake client and create a case that is irrefutable, yet …

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    …t come back on. Once you start getting to a certain level of comfort, there’s no going back to but how does she keep her skin so soft??” moisturizer mystique.

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    …wer, listening for when you turn it off and then painstakingly slick the water from your body so as to keep your towel as dry as possible. (Sometimes I imagine you angrily eying my wet towel, hanging to dry, as you do this, like who is …

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    …lugs I’ve been clutching to silence out your snores, and then flip over more or less onto my belly. (Regardless of which direction I go, it always feels like I went the long way.)

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    …nd actually develop a cogent and rational response. This unhinged irrational projectile hatred that William O. Pate II and Ivanka Veznek are such fangirls over just doesn’t cut it.

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    To a large extent, power to these people means something more like: having the upper hand, having final say, never being ma…

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    …o force your way into woman only spaces. Some of us want vagina woman only spaces and thats ok too. Especially when rewriting bathroom laws leaves us open to predators.

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    I will call you by your pronoun, I will fight for your right for safety, surgery, trans safe spaces and even trans- inclusory women’s spaces, but you also have to be ok with me wanting my language and my cis only spaces. Its hypocritical if you don’t. We are both facing struggles, and I cannot imagine what you are going through, but you cant imagine my reality either.

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    …es and ability to access vital services — and while you cry out that our rights as women are under (at this point largely hypothetical) attack, legislatures all around the country are trying to make it illegal for me to pee in the sam…

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    Despite the fact that our generals wanted him to work out a status of forces agreement with the Iraqi government so we could leave troops there, Obama wanted political credit for getting all our troops out of the country and he didn’t much car…

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    … those horrors combined will pale to the long-term damage to this country Obama has caused with his reckless spending. But more frightening is that he unleashed the genie from the nuclear weapons bottle in the Middle …

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    …ecades. As one member wrote, his Order lost a strong argument” for recruiting new members when the government started providing similar services.
     
    But government does not just compete with civil society in the material realm, through the provis…

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    Government crowds out civic groups by competing with them to perform similar social functions. Robbed of purpose by a competitor they cannot outspend, these civic groups wither, leaving behind a…

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    …ination of roads might not have been necessary to help spark the Industrial Revolution; that is, it might have been possible for such standardization to emerge through purely private actions (in much the s…

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    …lity of markets. Yes, markets can result in homogeneity; but the market process is also a driver of creative experimentation and innovation. Too much bland standardization, and markets provide incentives for entrepreneurs to create product…

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    …rning! More specifically, it isn’t about learning how to learn. It’s about learning how to conform. Predictability is the ultimate goal.

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    …lly thought to be higher than any other country at the time, but it was still way below the current 99%.

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    …with shouting at our opponents in all caps on Twitter, but living in community with others requires good manners.
     
    A renewed focus on local governance would also encourage innovation in public policy. States are…

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    Fighting over chores is fucking stupid

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    … recent data science conference, the keynote address seemed to set the atmosphere of the room— that data science is the best thing to ever happen to an organization and that other outdated” analytical methods are just getting in the way. As much as I believe in the merits of big data and machine learning, I refuse to believe that data science is the silver bullet solution to all the world’s problems, especially not in the policy space.

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    …ss are interdisciplinary and complex. People have been working on these issues for generations, and we should aim to learn about the historical, legal, socioeconomic underpinnings of the policy area in question before presenting a data science solution. The nuances of reality are difficult to capture in words, not to mention models, so the best we can…

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    …de. So what” questions are often hardest to answer: How is data science helpful in this situation? What inherent assumptions and biases will be built into the model? Who will use it, and what will they do with it? Whose lives will be impacted by the outcome? Only …

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    Data science is a privilege

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    Don’t be a regular. Most bartenders would rather keep their regulars than sleep with you. Don’t shit where you eat.

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    … but unconditional love and support for all of his dumb undertakings, including but not limited to: adult D&D, adult skateboarding, adult hopscotch, and animal porn.

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    Now there’s no need for all that rigmarole. Just highlight any sentence on Medium and click the tweet button. We’ll build you a pretty screenshot and pop open a tweet box in which you can insert your witty observation. Give it a try!

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    Love is letting. Love has no leash. Love is loose. Love has a wide berth.

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    …at tickles at the edge of their tongues — yet they don’t quite know what to call it. I’ve called it late-stage capitalism and this resonated with hundreds of thousands when I wrote about it last year. The depth and tenor …

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    …it possible for the first time since the birth of civilizations to coordinate with transparency and trust at larger scales of society. Yet we remain divided into political tribes, fighting amongst each oth…

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    I can assure you sir, the credit reporting machine does not lie and it is never wrong. He tilted his head in the same angle at which the paper had been deployed. And you madam,” With a …

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    Millennials are Tired of Watching Old People Double Down on Batshit and Evil


Date
May 30, 2022