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December 22 2014
In America, the political spectrum runs all the way from not prosecuting torturers to actually being pro-torture
This comic was made for Cards Against Humanity’s 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa by Ryan North.
Caption/opis: Kanji, an age-old numeric script still in use today, makes its first appearance on Druid’s Dice. This Light Desert Ironwood polyhedral set has a golden shimmer rarely seen in other woods. #castwithclass
“ Imagine you’re at a party. A guy offers you a drink. You say no. He says “Come on, one drink!” You say “no thanks.” Later, he brings you a soda. “I know you said you didn’t want a drink, but I was getting one for myself and you looked thirsty.” For you to refuse at this point makes you the asshole. He’s just being nice, right? Predators use the social contract and our own good hearts and fear of being rude against us. If you drink the drink, you’re teaching him that it just takes a little persistence on his part to overcome your “no.” If you say “Really, I appreciate it, but no thanks” and put the drink down and walk away from it, you’re the one who looks rude in that moment. But the fact is, you didn’t ask for the drink and you don’t want the drink and you don’t have to drink it just to make some guy feel validated. ”—
I love this post SO MUCH.
"If I want something, I’ll fucking buy something. Now buzz off!”
“ Data is easily copied anywhere. The idea that some entity is going to relent and not store our data, and that we will have confidence that our data is not replicated for nefarious use somewhere, is naive. I do not think governments and businesses, motivated as they are today to collect as much personal data as they possibly can, store it, and analyze it, will come to a reasonable understanding that works for citizens. At best, there may be a citizen revolt that sets whole new guidelines, but I am not optimistic that it will happen. By 2025, you will be considered a non-person if you do not have embarrassing photos or videos online from your misspent youth. People who were very parsimonious about sharing personal information will be less credible, and will be trusted less, because others will not be able to see any of their indiscretions—the things that make them human and more trustworthy. ”—
Jerry Michalski, The Future Of Privacy
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