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    I appreciated the logical suggestions regarding...

    I appreciated the logical suggestions regarding managing the financial challenges. I did not appreciate the assumptions about my character or values. There are many ways to solve the challenges my DH...
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    It's so easy to make assumptions about others'...

    It's so easy to make assumptions about others' choices. Your values about your "house" are yours, not mine. Your judgements about my intentions getting out of debt reflect the way you choose to live,...
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    Me too! Colleagues came to work sick, and I got...

    Me too! Colleagues came to work sick, and I got it three times. This last round, conjunctivitis - a first, and wow, is it awful! Then, sinus infection. Big ol' ugh.
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    I've missed 10 work days in the last four weeks...

    I've missed 10 work days in the last four weeks because two sperate folks hauled their sorry sick selves into the workplace. Pisses me off.
  5. Use your Seattle Public Library card to check out a museum!

    http://www.spl.org/library-collection/museum-pass

    What a genius idea.
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    No diamonds here, either. Our anniversary gifts...

    No diamonds here, either. Our anniversary gifts to each other are usually 10 yards of compost, a fruit tree, etc. This fall is our 10th wedding anniversary. We'll probably choose to travel somewhere...
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    Hell no, that's MY phrase, and I doltishly refuse...

    Hell no, that's MY phrase, and I doltishly refuse to share.
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    you're right; it is not! My apologies. PS-...

    you're right; it is not! My apologies.

    PS- I'm glad I'm wrong.
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    Well, it was definitely with the hopes being...

    Well, it was definitely with the hopes being disabused of that notion! Thank you for your response. How do you think rural homelessness differs from urban homelessness?
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    What I think it means is you're a [fill in fav...

    What I think it means is you're a [fill in fav adjective] with zero understanding of people who are living miserable, desperate, shortened lives, and that you lack compassion. I sincerely hope I am...
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    Excuse me?? What the heck does that even mean?

    Excuse me?? What the heck does that even mean?
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    I love canning, I grew up doing it, and have...

    I love canning, I grew up doing it, and have waterbath canned yearly for forty years; I've not canned in a pressure canner. I taught a waterbath canning class this year, at our neighborhood Community...
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    Yes; judging people. Very different from seeing...

    Yes; judging people. Very different from seeing their whole selves, which includes color, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.
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    I'm sorry, I'm confused. What is part of people...

    I'm sorry, I'm confused. What is part of people of color's cultures? And yes, no one aspires to a life of law breaking. Rather than thinking that they are less than you, what if you had some...
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    It's interesting that you interpreted my seeing...

    It's interesting that you interpreted my seeing race as judging. Why is that, do you think? Do you actually not know which of your friends and neighbors are of a different race than you?

    And, why...
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    I don't know; did he?

    I don't know; did he?
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    Gosh, does the light rail I commute on count?...

    Gosh, does the light rail I commute on count? It's the biggest vehicle I own a share in!
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    I absolutely see race; it's an important part of...

    I absolutely see race; it's an important part of someone's identity, history, and culture, be they Scottish & Caucasian, Guatemalan American (my oldest daughter), Egyptian immigrant (my BIL), first...
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    Ok, just when did I miss the penis-mobiles?

    Ok, just when did I miss the penis-mobiles?
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    Nope!

    Nope!
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    What I think is "best" for someone else is...

    What I think is "best" for someone else is immaterial. I think that everyone, including poor folks and people of color are smart enough to make their own decisions about who they are and what they...
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    Yes, having safe & secure inpatient treatment...

    Yes, having safe & secure inpatient treatment facilities for mental illness treatment would be really helpful. (My sis works in this field, and her stories are pretty hard to hear.) The civil rights...
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    Yet I find myself engaging over there! Hah! Well,...

    Yet I find myself engaging over there! Hah! Well, I do appreciate the back & forth, and the challenges. It helps me sharpen my thinking and gain a deeper understanding of my beliefs. Always a good...
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    It's so much easier to mock and disrespect than...

    It's so much easier to mock and disrespect than to have a productive conversation, isn't it? How different are you from the dudes hanging out in the 'hood, that you judge?
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    If you want to change the culture of a...

    If you want to change the culture of a neighborhood, simply have some patience for awhile before you jump in and presume that your way is best. Get to know folks, listen to their stories. It's hard,...
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