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Dear Mark, You probably don’t remember me, but we were students together at Phillips Exeter Academy fifteen years ago. I was a lower (sophomore) when you were a senior, so our paths didn’t overlap much, but I do believe we had one class together – Latin with Mr. Morante. I’m writing for two reasons: first, a quick thank you for Facebook. I’ve always enjoyed it as a social tool, but recently I have discovered how powerful it can be as networking tool to gather people around a common cause. Lately, I’ve connected with parents, teachers, administrators, bloggers, and other activists around the country who are all working passionately toward one goal: getting our local schools back from the powerful corporate and political interests that now strangle them. We share notes and research,...
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Dear Drew Barrymore, First off let us just say that we think you are the greatest. Seriously. Even before the BFF acronym existed, you were the celebrity who wore the other half of our imaginary heart necklace: We devoured Little Girl Lost (even when our parents called it “unsuitable” reading material); we spent hours trying emulate your artfully-tousled coif; and we cheered when you flashed David Letterman. Hell, we cheered when you did almost anything—including marrying Tom Green and making those last two movies with Adam Sandler. Because that’s what besties do—we support each other through the good times and the bad. We are also the people who aren’t afraid to give it to you straight, whether that means telling you that your new patchwork dress makes you look like a member of the...
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True courage is not falling into the trap of pushing hate onto other people, even if you don't agree with their life choices. Growing up as Christians, we have been told our entire lives that we are to treat our neighbor how we would like to be treated and to leave the judgment up to God. No one thinks Caitlyn is courageous because she's becoming a woman. She is courageous because in doing so and becoming who she really is, she is setting herself up for an insurmountable amount of hate and unacceptance that is going to be driven her way. The Christian faith has instilled in us from day one to show fairness, equality and love to all other living beings, yet the people I see sharing your photo are the people I know to have a strong faith. The saddest part is that it is this kind of hate...
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NBC Viewer Relations 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 Viewer Relations Dept: As a parent, child psychologist and family counselor, I am deeply concerned about the premise of your new show "The Baby Borrowers," and for the present and future emotional health of the babies and young children whose lives will be so strongly affected. Sudden removal from their parents and placement with strangers for long periods of time is from a baby's point of view no different than a kidnapping. It has been well-established that babies who suddenly lose their primary caregiver can quickly go into mourning and emotional depression. They have no sense of time and no way to know that they will ever be returned to the only family they have known. They will inevitably express their fear...
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As a fan or part of ALDUBNATION I would like to express my gratitude to EAT BULAGA for giving as an opportunity to watch you live at the Philippine Arena. Every time I remember and picture the happenings in Philippine Arena last Saturday I still shed tears of joy and “kilig”. I can still feel the great wonderful feeling of being there and witnessing the historical and most kilig scenes ever. Thank you for helping us to believe in the wonderful positive side of love and the importance of PATIENCE for stronger relationship. Thank you for the values that you incorporate in Kalyeserye, it makes us to reflect the right things that we have to do. I also want to thank you for doing the Sa Tamang Panahon concert to make ALDUB Libraries in the public schools in all over the Philippines. As a...
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Dear Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I've always loved your show; from the first time I saw Eric's bread shaped frame, I knew this was the show for me. However, as of late, you've made one very big mistake, one that cannot be undone. Recently you had a little request: fanart. The humble fan I was, I made you fanart, marvelous fanart, the best this world has ever seen. For hours on, i poured my soul into this piece of manlove. Oh, manlove it was. Sweet, sexy, elegant, and all for you. Yes, packed in lustrious love and respect for you. Then I went to your site, golden package under my arm. This was it. Time to deliver. "I'm sorry, but at this time, we can only accept admissions from within the US." SWEET MOTHER OF MARY'S GOATEE That's it. Within a second, everything you've worked...
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Dear Jay Z, First of all: Big fan! I’ve listened to your music for years; I’ve admired how you’ve become much more than an entertainer, and you have perhaps the coolest line I’ve ever heard, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” But recently, you made a comparison about water and music. And since water is my business, I have to say, “Stick to your own business, man!” I get what you are saying. Artists should be paid for the music they create. But to say that “water is free while music is $6” isn’t exactly true. This isn’t meant to state the obvious fact that some people can’t pay their water bills, so water must not be free. But your comments bring up the issue of how people value water — an issue our industry struggles with all the time. Right now, Denver Water customers...
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Dear Jay Z, First off, congratulations on the most talked about launch of a music service in years. As the saying goes, there's no such thing as bad publicity. If indeed you have finally opened the door to the discussion of what people do want from music on the internet, I applaud you and I have the greatest respect for everyone who is part of it. I'm saying this as someone who fights for my artists rights every day but is also the mother of a 15 year old music addict so I see both sides and I applaud and need...both sides. Music is free. It's the bastard child of the internet that no one can control and make behave in a manner they want it to, and yet it remains the most consumed product online except maybe porn. The sooner everyone gets their head around music being free the...
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Dear Mr Damon, Recently I read quite a few articles that made references to your comments about gay actors keeping their personal lives private and how coming out will most likely have a negative effect on their careers. (Because who wants to see a gay actor as a leading man right?) Now I need to firstly clarify that I am a massive fan of your work. Good Will Hunting was an amazing, well written, brilliantly acted and ultimately thought provoking film. I have studied and performed some of the scenes myself. It’s a masterpiece. I am a fan. But I need to say after reading your comments and then watching your ‘retraction’ interview on Ellen (the most beautiful cover girl there ever was) with all due respect Mr Damon – you broke my heart. Here’s the lowdown on me; I am twenty-four years...
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When Lena first brought up the idea of Lenny to me, I was excited. Excited to speak to Lena, who I think is a genius, and excited to start thinking about what to complain about (that’s not what she pitched me, it’s just what I’m gonna do). When it comes to the subject of feminism, I’ve remained ever-so-slightly quiet. I don’t like joining conversations that feel like they’re “trending.” I’m even the asshole who didn’t do anything about the ice-bucket challenge — which was saving lives — because it started to feel more like a “trend” than a cause. I should have written a check, but I fucking forgot, okay? I’m not perfect. But with a lot of talk comes change, so I want to be honest and open and, fingers crossed, not piss anyone off. It’s hard for me to speak about my experience as a...
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