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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I unequivocally denounce all Thelemites who are defending the Charlottesville neo-Nazi and white nationalist rally. Some have echoed the egregiously vile words of President Trump who has recently defended neo-Nazis in public. This is terrifying and enraging to any Thelemite who values their Holy Book which says "Every man and every woman is a star." We value the dignity and respect of individuals, and we fight against those who devalue it such as neo-Nazis who chant things like "Jews will not replace us" and seek to displace and eliminate entire races. Free speech means that these bigots have the right to speak as they will, including immature and vile forms of hatred. They are free to act like edgelords if they so please --...
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At your class field trip last year, while waiting for the bus to pick up the kids, a group of girls started to do some singing/cheer chant that started while in a circle holding hands. You looked like you were having so much fun, and to my son with autism, it looked like fun he wanted to have too. As he often fails to notice things, he didn’t notice that it was just the girls in the class. He didn’t think that you might prefer to keep it that way. He didn’t worry about not fully knowing the words or the rules. He simply wanted to laugh, and sing, and be a part of your infectious energy. He confidently walked up and inserted himself into your circle of friends, ready for the next round. A few looks were exchanged, but most of your group seemed ready to indulge him. A girl...
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So it's late, you've been at work all day and you're laying in bed, wide awake, scrolling through social media, feeling empty inside. You see all these beautiful women smiling for their selfies, they have their cute clothes and heals on. They tilt their body weight onto one hip and have that beautiful arm propped up. You feel hurt. Hurt because you work with her and today she was complaining because she has put on 10 pounds. Your heart sank when she brought it up, when she called herself a cow. Automatically you can't help but think, if she's a cow, what the hell can I possibly be in her world? You tell her she's beautiful and she denies it. She goes on and never thinks anything else about it. But we do. You think about how when you look down at your phone that double chin becomes way...
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The goal in selecting a friend is to establish who the person is and what their motives in life are. Speaks volumes and saves all parties a lot of time. In my mind, the most important thing is Love and Loyalty. In that order. Arguably, you can remove Loyalty from the equation entirely because Love covers that AND Ambition. "Find what you love and let it kill you" and all that. I introduced X originally to the computer game, GWII because it teaches/shows that in a big way. I have all character slots full with maxed out in XP and am armed to the teeth. I played the game alone long before I met him. If a Boss kills me, then anyone in my position would die. Fair game. Surprisingly, an Ally showed up on their own. A real Ally that was once a stranger - the kind that wanted to be friends...
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Maybe you were a smart girl in school. You got a lot of gold stars, praise and “A”s. You took all of those habits and skills along with you into the real world but somehow life is “showing you flames”. This is an article on what I wish I had known when I was 20 years old. I am meant to be writing strategy documents and high level articles on leadership and development. But swirling around in my mind like tornado debris are distracting thoughts of how daft I have been at critical times of my life. Being daft is expensive and painful. If you’re a smart girl who has your “i”s dotted and “t”’s crossed and your life is running smoother than the bullet train then no need to keep reading. However, if you are a daft girl, like I was and still sometimes am, then, this is for you. So, are...
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I drove by today. I didn't go down the street, I didn't go by the apartment we shared for eight months. In fact, I drove by a little faster than I had the rest of the road. I did, and didn't go by on purpose. I was on my way to work but I had time and I guess I could have gone out of my way, taken back roads, cheated, and zig zagged around. But that would be silly when I only had to pass that street, right? But when I went by I couldn't help but wonder. I wonder if the apartment feels empty without me and all of my things, I wonder if you come home and still half expect to find me standing on the counter tops because i was too short to reach some of the glasses on my own. If when you settle down to play a game you smell a faint hint of my semi Italian meals that I'd make for you. I wonder...
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For months I have been struggling with how I can possibly thank everyone without leaving someone out. There is so much to say and so many of you to thank. Last October I was diagnosed with 2b cervical cancer. This was found on a routine check up and I did not have any symptoms that the doctors felt that would have been suspicious of cancer. Once we had a treatment plan the battle began. I will never be able to thank all of you enough. The support from my loving family, friends, co-workers, community, and even strangers was overwhelming to say the least. One of the biggest lessons cancer taught me was to accept the help. This was a huge task for me because up until this point I was one who was always jumping in to help others. Some complain about living in a small community. I get it,...
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I'm depressed, that's been a factor in my life for years now and I'm not getting better. This isn't a joke, a plea for help, or a selfish little kid whining about not getting ice cream. This is my life and my choice to end it. You might wonder why I'd even bother posting something like this on the web, after all why not just go slit my wrists in the tub and leave everyone the hell alone? But I want to say my piece, and I'll be damned if I go without a fight on my part against these demons. This is a real issue and it affects millions upon millions of people. I feel like no one cares about me, like I'm not loved and that I have no reason to exist on this beautiful beautiful planet. Why would a useless being be created? To hurt others? To be another worthless air thief? I'd rather go on my...
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I would have never considered writing an open letter before, but I know how many girls out there feel this pain. Hopefully this can help you make your decision as I needed help making mine. --- There's no feeling quite like a dusty night when the sun goes down at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. Friday nights were our horse shows and the day started out with trailers moving in, horses whinnying, foot steps backing off trailers, speakers being tested, and what I've been waiting for.. the announcement booth was ready. I usually try to keep myself closer to the top because I get so impatient to run. I tie Whiskey up to the trailer and make sure he has enough hay so he doesn't dig a hole in the damn ground. I don't like to saddle too early, I can't handle the anxiety of waiting, so I...
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This is just casual letter I dont know what to share with who Thankyou
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