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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

[abp: 0865479410] …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 [...]

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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