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As a female, I just never understood the whole "get rid" of guys stuff. Guys have some pretty awesome stuff! My boyfriend and I have a really cool apartment and people always get amazed by it, I think they're also a bit jealous since I'm not the kind of girl that told him to ever get rid of his things (we live in a horror/sci-fi/ geeked out decor apartment)... life is sweet when you can find the right person to share your things with. :)
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In order to avoid cultural appropriation ask yourself these questions:

Do I understand who or what aspect of a culture I am depicting and do I know enough about it to know if a costume or depiction is accurate? (Then it's likely ok)
Am I depicting someone's religion or ritual clothing? (don't do it if so)
Is my costume a caricature or stereotyping of a culture being erased or currently oppressed? (Don't wear it)
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Well, the statue will be nice but looking at an actual photo next to the statue the artist left out quite some stomach heft this majestic kitty created and earned in his lifetime. Why try to 'slim' him down when you are attempting to 'honor' him? He was a - YES! I WILL SAY IT!!!- FAT CAT!!!!!!!! and, undoubtedly, proud of it.
Rainbow bridge has a new cat to greet.
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There is a component to keep in mind here, especially for active players who might get traded at any time (so this isn't likely to be their lifetime home). For the most part this is just asset management. You could buy something small and cheap, while putting your money in the bank, but there's a better chance for a higher return percentage-wise when you sell the property than the interest rate if you just left it in the bank. Interest rates are so low these days that even after the housing crash you're still more likely to be able to earn a better return reselling an expensive asset than what you would get keeping the principle in the bank. People who don't have tons of discretionary income often don't understand that expensive items for the rich are really just another place to store money temporarily for a fairly-guaranteed return (art, exotic cars, property, etc).
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Do you really believe they are genuinely suggesting she is possessed by evil forces? Or is it more likely there's an implied wink-and-a-smile going on here? Any clues in the humorous tone of the text that might guide you in this regard?
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People who constantly claim images are fake or Photoshopped are one of my biggest pet peeves as a blogger. What are you hoping to accomplish by making these claims? If you simply follow the link to her website or any of her other social media accounts you'll see tons of photos clearly taken during her travels, proving she really went to all the places featured in her Girl Eat World series. So why cry Photoshop when you don't know for sure? All this claim does is make you look like one of those people who think we never landed on the moon or that 9/11 never happened. Do some homework before you go around saying everything is fake!
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Why would anyone call her out? What would anyone call her out for?

I don't understand the venom that she's getting on reddit. Yes, she dresses in skimpy outfits. She likes the attention. But she's also creating original 3d designs and printing and implementing them.

I can understand why they might find her clothing distracting. I don't understand why they're getting angry at her. And I don't see her accusing anyone of sexual harassment.
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Unfortunately you can't read the caption. It says:
"I used to have the cone of shame but I got an upgrade. This is the collar of chagrin."
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One day, if they're lucky, they'll work at Dairy Queen? Way to set high goals.
I'm also puzzled something that seem to have occurred (maybe she left this detail of her Facebook post): It seems she didn't purchase an ice cream for herself. So is she really healthy and she's trying to associate junk food with trauma? I don't get it.
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Neither in civil society or family should a punishment be given for breaking a rule that was not set earlier. Random punishments, or randomly severe punishments, undermine the authority and trust you have as a parent (or police).

Sure, sometimes taking away the favorite toy for a while may be the only option to make the kids think twice. But then you have to have a talk about how their actions led to your reaction. Family rules cannot be hundreds of paragraphs covering everything.

I think she just suddenly thought her kids were acting spoiled, but spoiling is her fault, and not theirs. She should've explained to them how angry she got and why, and then set the rule that next time it happens ...the ice cream goes in the bin.
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Not being in a scholarly debate isn't an excuse for contradicting yourself and being wrong. Maybe on the rough-and-tumble internet you should grow a pair so you're not so easily provoked into trying to dig yourself out of a hole. The internet doesn't need more mens rights advocates grinding offtopic axes and confusing namecalling for making a point.
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College campuses are a very potent mixture of new found freedom, peer pressure, and often (but not always or required) alcohol. I didn't see as much of a problem when I was in undergrad (but I saw plenty still) as I had choice in what friends I hung out with and what events I went to, but I was quite surprised by grad school when seeing how students interacted with TAs. More than once, students who are failing a lab assignment with limited time remaining try to start a conversation with me about which students in the class I would want to sleep with. That requires some messed up priorities and lack of awareness, to say the least. There were some stark differences between reviews all TAs and profs received, where there are always some disgruntled students that vent, but male TAs got complaints about lack of knowledge and teaching skill, while some female colleagues got very personal attacks irrelevant to the classroom. Students would try to get hugs from female TAs for minor things. You can hear them discussing stories of how their weekend revolved around getting girls drunk. There was more, and that is a lot considering it is crossing what was a perceived authority barrier in what was not a social situation. And considering TAs usually worked in pairs in the intro classes, the difference in attention received by male and female TAs could be quite obvious.

On a college campus, just politely minding your own business and trying to get things done is enough to be a lightning rod for inappropriate attention for females. It is what you get when people haven't grown out of childish & selfish mentality to adult issues and topics, in an environment with very few consequences and positive feedback. To be fair, it is only a fraction of students that cause such problems. But it can be scary how many people seem to be at college to effectively major in being a drunk asshole, and unfortunately some number of then never grow out of it.
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A couple of links in, there is a page by the University of Florida with this note:

"Manchineel has been used to make furniture since colonial times, with the poisonous sap thought to become neutralized by drying the wood in the sun. However, those working with the fresh-cut wood must be careful, since interacting with the poisonous sap can be a strong irritant to any part of the body. "

Furniture! Maybe it could have been used to make torture racks for the Spanish Inquisition!
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Nobody needs $1.5 billion. It would be better if, rather than giving the whole jackpot to one person, they split it up among 15 thousand people. Each winner would get $100K, which is plenty.
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That seems to be what he meant. Plenty of weight on top of that steel doesn't need melting to bring it down.

Wish he had been clearer with his explanation. Conspiracy nuts thrive on ambiguity.
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