do what makes you feel okay inside.
doing hair removal for your partner (i’ve done it, and sometimes still do) doesn’t mean you’re necessarily...
Wait so one of my professors had us submit papers via Google Drive.
Now I’m getting email updates as he edits it. .
WHO DOES THAT?
The Huffington Post: A top-secret document from the National Security Agency reportedly reveals that the agency has been collecting records of online sexual activity visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches.
Everybody jokes about this. Yeah I watch porn, I’m not ashamed, the NSA can enjoy it with me!
This isn’t funny.
The first half of the article is devoted to foreign targets. So you think maybe, maybe there’s a good reason - especially as some of the reported activities are things you definitely don’t approve of.
The you realize one of the people is actually either a US citizen or a US national.
Then you remember the kind of destructive work national agencies have been responsible for both within the US and outside it.
The article even highlights a past and potential future - MLK, political figures, journalists, more.
There is no ‘discretion’. There is no oversight, no accountability, only monopoly and power and that almost always equals corruption.
The world is not so simple, and those who think there are no concerns because they’re decent, law-abiding citizens? They just happen to be following today’s norms. What happens when you have a kid who is gay or transsexual, when your spouse gets into activism, when your sister is an outspoken feminist professor, and incidentally more sexually active than society cares to see. It shouldn’t take this for you to care. Privacy is a part of the foundation of freedom. It is always among the first to go when freedom and democracy disappear.
This isn’t funny.
Good news if you live in Illinois: Barack Obama’s current home state is about to become the 15th state in the U.S. to allow for same-sex marriage, after both chambers of the state’s legislature passed the bill. It was fairly close in the House, but got over the edge, and is now headed to Gov. Pat Quinn to sign.