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That’s how I feel too!

From a site I just saw for the first time, called The Grio[1] Footnotes    (↵ returns to text) or is it thegrio, or theGrio, or TheGrio? It’s hard to tell from the website’s logo.↵

“Wanna see my boobs???”

I have no idea how she got my username, or who she even is, for that matter! From what I’ve heard though, this isn’t a uniquely American experience. In fact I think it’s more common in countries where the Internet is still not readily available or easy to access, where people (kids especially) still go [...]

On taking failure personally

…the idea that a person could be ‘a failure’ had sprung directly from the growth of entrepreneurial capitalism … One crucial development … was the emergence of credit rating agencies, whose role was to sit in judgment upon individuals seeking loans from banks, helping the banks determine the risk they would be taking by making [...]

On police authority

When two uniformed police officers show up at your door and demand to take something, as a law-abiding citizen who has never had any run-ins with the law, what are you supposed to think? That these are police officers and I need to comply, or something like “They would prefer that I complied but if [...]

Some standard questions (SQs)

I met some new people last night, most of whom were new to each other as well. We were all college-educated and in our 20s for the most part. Given our demographic homogeneity, there’s a fairly standard list of questions that we went through to get to know each other. I’ve heard the list varies [...]

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