Ten Things

10 random things about me... because some jerk (or jerkette browbeat me into it): 1. I'm a hugger, but I rarely initiate a hug. 2. People either like me or hate me, but the ones that hate me usually do so because of my reaction to something they said or did. 3. If someone doesn't like me, I won't lose a minute of sleep over it, life's too short. 4. Most of the jokes I know are ones I probably...

Tim’s Plan (or vague ideas) for Addressing Student Debt

Tim's Plan (or vague ideas) for Addressing Student Debt - Any college that accepts government backed student loans can only charge a set tuition rate, rather like how doctors get billed by HMOs, the doctor may send a bill for $100, but since they belong to the network, they're only going to receive $50. Colleges that don't like being paid a lesser amount can refuse to accept government backed...

All and Sundry and Labels

I tend not to join things very often, mainly because not too many (if any) organizations have opinions that I can support across the board. Part of the problem with group labels is that there's a modern tendency to lump everyone associated (even remotely) with everything that anyone (even remotely) associated with a group says or does. Not all Christians/Muslims are trying to impose their...

Chat Snippet: “Sexy Boudoir Shoot”

I have a lot of random conversations through the interwebs, here's a piece of one. Her: "I had a woman that wanted a 'sexy boudoir shoot' but I had to tuen her down because she had a left sided masectomy and only has one breast and theres no way I could make her look sexy like that." Me: "There are times that I wish I lived near where some of you idiots are turning down gigs like this, you had a...

Chat Snippet: “Bewbs… yadda yadda and Yaha and so on”

I have a lot of random conversations through the interwebs, here's a piece of one. Her: "I look at the stuff Yayahan wears and its like she's never even heard of femimism!" Me: "First, Yaya Han, two names there, it makes it sound like you confused her with Benihana. Second, a goal of feminism is for women to be able to wear what they want without being judged for it. So, she's doing her part and...