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Dec 12th 2017 by PitchforkStaff • 16 Questions • 42 Points

Hey, Reddit! I’m super excited to be here for my very first AMA. My name is Kia and I’m running for Congress in California. Proof.

I’m a California native and the son of Iranian immigrants. I believe in the fundamental goodness of the American people, which is why I was both ashamed and outraged when Trump took the presidency.

Since becoming president, Trump has pushed a regressive agenda that has denigrated our political discourse; undermined our credibility abroad; and increased inequality and intolerance.

My top priority is to unseat the current incumbent, a pro-Trump Republican representing a district that voted for Clinton by over 5%, and to promote a progressive agenda that benefits all Americans, not just those seeking Trump’s largesse.

So ask away! I’m looking forward to answering your questions.

Get involved with my campaign by visiting my website and following along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can also contribute to my campaign directly here.

Q:

If Pavement came into existence today, would you consider panning their music?

A:

What specifically are you planning on suing them for? I completely agree with your motion by the way, I just want more information.


Q:

How long does it take for you to figure out a sick burn?

A:

The story said that you approached the accusers, not the other way around, but how did you know to investigate this in the first place?


Q:

What are ways the non-profit assists those dealing with grief? Is it the same way you dealt with yours?

A:

Any recommendations for a hockey player trying to improve stability on my outside edges?


Q:

Perfect reply.

A:

Is it as weird for you guys as it is for me that your music gets played on top 40 radio stations now? Been listening to you guys for almost a decade now and it's crazy how much you've blown up recently.

Also are you planning on playin Sasquatch next year?


Q:

What is the most common misconception about wilderness survival that gets people killed?

A:

What else do you think can be done when feral children are discovered?


Q:

Do you watch This Is Us? You should -- your story reminds me of Randall's.

A:

What do you think is the Number 1 threat to endangered or at-risk cats?

How can a normal person help their cause?


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What specifically are you planning on suing them for? I completely agree with your motion by the way, I just want more information.


Q:

How long does it take for you to figure out a sick burn?

A:

The story said that you approached the accusers, not the other way around, but how did you know to investigate this in the first place?


Q:

What are ways the non-profit assists those dealing with grief? Is it the same way you dealt with yours?

A:

Any recommendations for a hockey player trying to improve stability on my outside edges?


Q:

Perfect reply.

A:

Is it as weird for you guys as it is for me that your music gets played on top 40 radio stations now? Been listening to you guys for almost a decade now and it's crazy how much you've blown up recently.

Also are you planning on playin Sasquatch next year?


Q:

What else do you think can be done when feral children are discovered?

A:

Dude, you’re going to need to get better at answering questions if you want to beat Mimi Walters.

What do you stand for? Not against? If I asked Mimi if she wanted to help the middle class, she’d say “yes”. That doesn’t mean her actions support that statement. But how will your actions support your promise to help the middle class? What policies? What are your stances on the criminal justice system, corporate taxes, offshoring of profits, welfare, policing, drug policy, the electoral college, automatic voter registration, net neutrality, space exploration, climate change, universal healthcare, student loans, Wall Street? Give us something to work with. Don’t just say that you’re progressive. Kampala Harris calls herself progressive, but she and Bernie Sanders are not the same animal.


Q:

Do you watch This Is Us? You should -- your story reminds me of Randall's.

A:

What do you think is the Number 1 threat to endangered or at-risk cats?

How can a normal person help their cause?


Q:

What specifically are you planning on suing them for? I completely agree with your motion by the way, I just want more information.

A:

How long does it take for you to figure out a sick burn?


Q:

The story said that you approached the accusers, not the other way around, but how did you know to investigate this in the first place?

A:

What are ways the non-profit assists those dealing with grief? Is it the same way you dealt with yours?


Q:

Any recommendations for a hockey player trying to improve stability on my outside edges?

A:

Is it as weird for you guys as it is for me that your music gets played on top 40 radio stations now? Been listening to you guys for almost a decade now and it's crazy how much you've blown up recently.

Also are you planning on playin Sasquatch next year?


Q:

What else do you think can be done when feral children are discovered?

A:

Dude, you’re going to need to get better at answering questions if you want to beat Mimi Walters.

What do you stand for? Not against? If I asked Mimi if she wanted to help the middle class, she’d say “yes”. That doesn’t mean her actions support that statement. But how will your actions support your promise to help the middle class? What policies? What are your stances on the criminal justice system, corporate taxes, offshoring of profits, welfare, policing, drug policy, the electoral college, automatic voter registration, net neutrality, space exploration, climate change, universal healthcare, student loans, Wall Street? Give us something to work with. Don’t just say that you’re progressive. Kampala Harris calls herself progressive, but she and Bernie Sanders are not the same animal.


Q:

Do you watch This Is Us? You should -- your story reminds me of Randall's.

A:

What do you think is the Number 1 threat to endangered or at-risk cats?

How can a normal person help their cause?


Q:

You mentioned that your Christmas movies are

on tv non-fucking-stop right now.

What do you feel about how in-your-face Christmas movies/music/etc. are this time of year?

A:

What specifically are you planning on suing them for? I completely agree with your motion by the way, I just want more information.


Q:

How long does it take for you to figure out a sick burn?

A:

The story said that you approached the accusers, not the other way around, but how did you know to investigate this in the first place?


Q:

What are ways the non-profit assists those dealing with grief? Is it the same way you dealt with yours?

A:

Any recommendations for a hockey player trying to improve stability on my outside edges?


Q:

Is it as weird for you guys as it is for me that your music gets played on top 40 radio stations now? Been listening to you guys for almost a decade now and it's crazy how much you've blown up recently.

Also are you planning on playin Sasquatch next year?

A:

What will be the first product you will release?


Q:

Dude, you’re going to need to get better at answering questions if you want to beat Mimi Walters.

What do you stand for? Not against? If I asked Mimi if she wanted to help the middle class, she’d say “yes”. That doesn’t mean her actions support that statement. But how will your actions support your promise to help the middle class? What policies? What are your stances on the criminal justice system, corporate taxes, offshoring of profits, welfare, policing, drug policy, the electoral college, automatic voter registration, net neutrality, space exploration, climate change, universal healthcare, student loans, Wall Street? Give us something to work with. Don’t just say that you’re progressive. Kampala Harris calls herself progressive, but she and Bernie Sanders are not the same animal.

A:

Hell no, even Terror Twilight has some jams. -Mark


Q:

Seconding Nathan at Access. We disagree with the FCC on their interpretation of the Communications Act. We believe the FCC didn't justify its action with any real facts for abandoning Title II classification for broadband ISPs. Then there are the huge problems with the FCC's process in this proceeding like not meaningfully engaging with the comments and not giving adequate notice about their plan to kill all the rules save some weaksauce transparency provisions. For starters that is.

A:

this long jabroni


Q:

This is Stephanie: while I was reporting another story in the Gadsden area, I heard that Roy Moore liked teenage girls, and as we began talking to more people, specific names began to emerge. It turned out that quite a lot of people in the Gadsden area had heard these stories about Moore over the years, and some had direct knowledge of the situation.

A:

The ways we help others has definitely been inspired by my own journey as well as other people I hear stories from... I have asked questions in different subreddits to find out what has really helped people and talked to the people we are serving.

There are a few main ways we support people in grief. One is directly showing up for the free portrait session. It’s often a time of acceptance and beautiful emotions come out with the ones they love. Our desire is to celebrate life with people while they have it so we try to create meaningful experiences when we can.

Next, we deliver a beautiful hand-crafted eco leather photo album (think wedding heirloom quality). This book not only preserves memories but gives loved ones a space to grieve once their loved one dies. The book holds space for people without fear, judgement, or expectation that you often find elsewhere.

We also follow up with people and do our best to continue relationships to let people know they are loved and remembered. We send out holiday photo ornaments and unexpected gifts.

We are growing to support the greater community in grief by adding empathy cards, portrait session gift certificates (that you can send to people who you think might want a session), adding to our resources page, and have a few other things rolling out in 2018.

Thank you for your question and feel free to message me with ideas if you have any on how we can better love and support people in grief!


Q:

Don't be afraid of putting on a pair of figure skates. I think they could really help.

Also, I do a lot of stability on the Bosu ball at the gym which might help.

A:

nice try.


Q:

Yeah it’s pretty weird to hear it on pop stations, cool though that there’s so many DJ’s playing a rock band. I don’t think we’re doing Sasquatch this year...bummed cause i’m from Seattle so it’s always fun to play. Bumper shoot though. -K

A:

It's just a day hike I don't need a survival kit or training.


Q:

I think if the child protection workers had taken Dani away when they first visited her, when she was 2, then again when she was 3, or even if they had at least revisited her to do a welfare check, or insisted she be put in some sort of day care or pre-school, or visit a doctor, they would have had four extra years to help repair / heal her and make up for the severe neglect and malnutrition which have damaged her for life. I think, once Dani was discovered, that so many folks did so much to try to help her, I'm not sure how much more they could have done ... For that first year she was with the Lierows, she got every kind of therapy imaginable. But once they moved from Florida to Tennessee, and lost the umbrella of protection the Florida adoption folks provided, Dani's new parents stopped taking her to outside therapies and left her instruction entirely to the public school. So I don't know if more individualized speech / occupational / physical therapy would have helped from age 10 til 19 ... but it might have.

A:

I haven't seen that show but I've heard some good things about it, I'll have to give it a watch eventually.


Q:

How can a normal person help? VOTE!!! laws for protections come from the Congress on up. VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:

You can learn more about my platform, get involved, or contribute to the campaign via our website: https://kiafororangecounty.com/

Thanks everyone and have a great rest of your Saturday!


Q:

Seconding Nathan at Access. We disagree with the FCC on their interpretation of the Communications Act. We believe the FCC didn't justify its action with any real facts for abandoning Title II classification for broadband ISPs. Then there are the huge problems with the FCC's process in this proceeding like not meaningfully engaging with the comments and not giving adequate notice about their plan to kill all the rules save some weaksauce transparency provisions. For starters that is.

A:

this long jabroni


Q:

This is Stephanie: while I was reporting another story in the Gadsden area, I heard that Roy Moore liked teenage girls, and as we began talking to more people, specific names began to emerge. It turned out that quite a lot of people in the Gadsden area had heard these stories about Moore over the years, and some had direct knowledge of the situation.

A:

The ways we help others has definitely been inspired by my own journey as well as other people I hear stories from... I have asked questions in different subreddits to find out what has really helped people and talked to the people we are serving.

There are a few main ways we support people in grief. One is directly showing up for the free portrait session. It’s often a time of acceptance and beautiful emotions come out with the ones they love. Our desire is to celebrate life with people while they have it so we try to create meaningful experiences when we can.

Next, we deliver a beautiful hand-crafted eco leather photo album (think wedding heirloom quality). This book not only preserves memories but gives loved ones a space to grieve once their loved one dies. The book holds space for people without fear, judgement, or expectation that you often find elsewhere.

We also follow up with people and do our best to continue relationships to let people know they are loved and remembered. We send out holiday photo ornaments and unexpected gifts.

We are growing to support the greater community in grief by adding empathy cards, portrait session gift certificates (that you can send to people who you think might want a session), adding to our resources page, and have a few other things rolling out in 2018.

Thank you for your question and feel free to message me with ideas if you have any on how we can better love and support people in grief!


Q:

Don't be afraid of putting on a pair of figure skates. I think they could really help.

Also, I do a lot of stability on the Bosu ball at the gym which might help.

A:

nice try.


Q:

Yeah it’s pretty weird to hear it on pop stations, cool though that there’s so many DJ’s playing a rock band. I don’t think we’re doing Sasquatch this year...bummed cause i’m from Seattle so it’s always fun to play. Bumper shoot though. -K

A:

I think if the child protection workers had taken Dani away when they first visited her, when she was 2, then again when she was 3, or even if they had at least revisited her to do a welfare check, or insisted she be put in some sort of day care or pre-school, or visit a doctor, they would have had four extra years to help repair / heal her and make up for the severe neglect and malnutrition which have damaged her for life. I think, once Dani was discovered, that so many folks did so much to try to help her, I'm not sure how much more they could have done ... For that first year she was with the Lierows, she got every kind of therapy imaginable. But once they moved from Florida to Tennessee, and lost the umbrella of protection the Florida adoption folks provided, Dani's new parents stopped taking her to outside therapies and left her instruction entirely to the public school. So I don't know if more individualized speech / occupational / physical therapy would have helped from age 10 til 19 ... but it might have.


Q:

So you can find a lot of where I stand on all those issues on my issues page here https://kiafororangecounty.com/issues/. I've tried to make it as exhaustive as possible. I also promise you it will not change once I win the primary.

In terms of what you laid out:

1) criminal justice system-I believe we need to end mass incarceration and enact criminal justice reform. I view the war on drugs as a complete and abject failure.

2) I definitely don't think we should be lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent. I would prefer corporate tax reform that rewards companies that are creating jobs here in the US and paying their workers well.

3) offshoring of profits-we shouldn't make it so easy for companies to do so. I was also a fan of the idea of using some of that money to help pay for an infrastructure package.

4) welfare reform was a huge mistake that has hurt many people living in poverty. I'm not saying we need to go back to the system we had before, but I can tell you that the current system doesn't work for anyone. I would really like to see state and local governments test out different universal basic income ideas to see how workable they might be.

5) A great deal of work needs to be done to build trust between police and the communities that they are serving. There have been far too many tragedies around the country and there hasn't been enough accountability.

6)drug policy-kind of connects to my first answer but we should be treating it as a public health problem as opposed to using the criminal justice system.

7) the electoral college-would abolish it if it were up to me.

8) automatic voter registration-strongly support

9) net neutrality-strongly support

10) space exploration-support but also think more broadly that we need to invest more in science and technology.

11) climate change- existential question of our time. Have to address. Need to put a price on carbon, invest in clean energy, and make regulatory changes that will help to speed the transition.

12) universal healthcare- support single payer

13)student loans-support debt-free college. In terms of how we get there I think we start by making community college free, expanding Pell Grants, allowing the ability refinance student loans, and cracking down on bad actors in the for-profit sector.

14) Wall Street-Need to build on the work in Dodd-Frank as opposed to rolling back regulations the way the Republicans have proposed. Need to strongly protect the CFPB and make sure it continues doing the work that its doing.

A:

I haven't seen that show but I've heard some good things about it, I'll have to give it a watch eventually.


Q:

How can a normal person help? VOTE!!! laws for protections come from the Congress on up. VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:

Seconding Nathan at Access. We disagree with the FCC on their interpretation of the Communications Act. We believe the FCC didn't justify its action with any real facts for abandoning Title II classification for broadband ISPs. Then there are the huge problems with the FCC's process in this proceeding like not meaningfully engaging with the comments and not giving adequate notice about their plan to kill all the rules save some weaksauce transparency provisions. For starters that is.


Q:

this long jabroni

A:

This is Stephanie: while I was reporting another story in the Gadsden area, I heard that Roy Moore liked teenage girls, and as we began talking to more people, specific names began to emerge. It turned out that quite a lot of people in the Gadsden area had heard these stories about Moore over the years, and some had direct knowledge of the situation.


Q:

The ways we help others has definitely been inspired by my own journey as well as other people I hear stories from... I have asked questions in different subreddits to find out what has really helped people and talked to the people we are serving.

There are a few main ways we support people in grief. One is directly showing up for the free portrait session. It’s often a time of acceptance and beautiful emotions come out with the ones they love. Our desire is to celebrate life with people while they have it so we try to create meaningful experiences when we can.

Next, we deliver a beautiful hand-crafted eco leather photo album (think wedding heirloom quality). This book not only preserves memories but gives loved ones a space to grieve once their loved one dies. The book holds space for people without fear, judgement, or expectation that you often find elsewhere.

We also follow up with people and do our best to continue relationships to let people know they are loved and remembered. We send out holiday photo ornaments and unexpected gifts.

We are growing to support the greater community in grief by adding empathy cards, portrait session gift certificates (that you can send to people who you think might want a session), adding to our resources page, and have a few other things rolling out in 2018.

Thank you for your question and feel free to message me with ideas if you have any on how we can better love and support people in grief!

A:

Don't be afraid of putting on a pair of figure skates. I think they could really help.

Also, I do a lot of stability on the Bosu ball at the gym which might help.


Q:

Yeah it’s pretty weird to hear it on pop stations, cool though that there’s so many DJ’s playing a rock band. I don’t think we’re doing Sasquatch this year...bummed cause i’m from Seattle so it’s always fun to play. Bumper shoot though. -K

A:

I think if the child protection workers had taken Dani away when they first visited her, when she was 2, then again when she was 3, or even if they had at least revisited her to do a welfare check, or insisted she be put in some sort of day care or pre-school, or visit a doctor, they would have had four extra years to help repair / heal her and make up for the severe neglect and malnutrition which have damaged her for life. I think, once Dani was discovered, that so many folks did so much to try to help her, I'm not sure how much more they could have done ... For that first year she was with the Lierows, she got every kind of therapy imaginable. But once they moved from Florida to Tennessee, and lost the umbrella of protection the Florida adoption folks provided, Dani's new parents stopped taking her to outside therapies and left her instruction entirely to the public school. So I don't know if more individualized speech / occupational / physical therapy would have helped from age 10 til 19 ... but it might have.


Q:

So you can find a lot of where I stand on all those issues on my issues page here https://kiafororangecounty.com/issues/. I've tried to make it as exhaustive as possible. I also promise you it will not change once I win the primary.

In terms of what you laid out:

1) criminal justice system-I believe we need to end mass incarceration and enact criminal justice reform. I view the war on drugs as a complete and abject failure.

2) I definitely don't think we should be lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent. I would prefer corporate tax reform that rewards companies that are creating jobs here in the US and paying their workers well.

3) offshoring of profits-we shouldn't make it so easy for companies to do so. I was also a fan of the idea of using some of that money to help pay for an infrastructure package.

4) welfare reform was a huge mistake that has hurt many people living in poverty. I'm not saying we need to go back to the system we had before, but I can tell you that the current system doesn't work for anyone. I would really like to see state and local governments test out different universal basic income ideas to see how workable they might be.

5) A great deal of work needs to be done to build trust between police and the communities that they are serving. There have been far too many tragedies around the country and there hasn't been enough accountability.

6)drug policy-kind of connects to my first answer but we should be treating it as a public health problem as opposed to using the criminal justice system.

7) the electoral college-would abolish it if it were up to me.

8) automatic voter registration-strongly support

9) net neutrality-strongly support

10) space exploration-support but also think more broadly that we need to invest more in science and technology.

11) climate change- existential question of our time. Have to address. Need to put a price on carbon, invest in clean energy, and make regulatory changes that will help to speed the transition.

12) universal healthcare- support single payer

13)student loans-support debt-free college. In terms of how we get there I think we start by making community college free, expanding Pell Grants, allowing the ability refinance student loans, and cracking down on bad actors in the for-profit sector.

14) Wall Street-Need to build on the work in Dodd-Frank as opposed to rolling back regulations the way the Republicans have proposed. Need to strongly protect the CFPB and make sure it continues doing the work that its doing.

A:

I haven't seen that show but I've heard some good things about it, I'll have to give it a watch eventually.


Q:

How can a normal person help? VOTE!!! laws for protections come from the Congress on up. VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:

I think all the hate that reddit/Facebook/twitter gives to Christmas culture is kinda dumb. I like all of it when I'm in the mood for it. When I'm not in the mood for it, I can listen to or watch something else. It's a fairly easy adjustment!

That being said, Santa shouldn't appear until the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I think it's dumb to start the Christmas stuff the day after Halloween. Going to the Macy's parade however? OVERRATED.


Q:

Seconding Nathan at Access. We disagree with the FCC on their interpretation of the Communications Act. We believe the FCC didn't justify its action with any real facts for abandoning Title II classification for broadband ISPs. Then there are the huge problems with the FCC's process in this proceeding like not meaningfully engaging with the comments and not giving adequate notice about their plan to kill all the rules save some weaksauce transparency provisions. For starters that is.

A:

this long jabroni


Q:

This is Stephanie: while I was reporting another story in the Gadsden area, I heard that Roy Moore liked teenage girls, and as we began talking to more people, specific names began to emerge. It turned out that quite a lot of people in the Gadsden area had heard these stories about Moore over the years, and some had direct knowledge of the situation.

A:

The ways we help others has definitely been inspired by my own journey as well as other people I hear stories from... I have asked questions in different subreddits to find out what has really helped people and talked to the people we are serving.

There are a few main ways we support people in grief. One is directly showing up for the free portrait session. It’s often a time of acceptance and beautiful emotions come out with the ones they love. Our desire is to celebrate life with people while they have it so we try to create meaningful experiences when we can.

Next, we deliver a beautiful hand-crafted eco leather photo album (think wedding heirloom quality). This book not only preserves memories but gives loved ones a space to grieve once their loved one dies. The book holds space for people without fear, judgement, or expectation that you often find elsewhere.

We also follow up with people and do our best to continue relationships to let people know they are loved and remembered. We send out holiday photo ornaments and unexpected gifts.

We are growing to support the greater community in grief by adding empathy cards, portrait session gift certificates (that you can send to people who you think might want a session), adding to our resources page, and have a few other things rolling out in 2018.

Thank you for your question and feel free to message me with ideas if you have any on how we can better love and support people in grief!


Q:

Don't be afraid of putting on a pair of figure skates. I think they could really help.

Also, I do a lot of stability on the Bosu ball at the gym which might help.

A:

Yeah it’s pretty weird to hear it on pop stations, cool though that there’s so many DJ’s playing a rock band. I don’t think we’re doing Sasquatch this year...bummed cause i’m from Seattle so it’s always fun to play. Bumper shoot though. -K


Q:

It will be awesome. Thanks.😎

Actually, in the development timeline, our first product will be a B2B test system that is being sold to high-end and high-volume manufacturers so that they can test equipment that they make in a modern and reliable fashion. One of the legs of our business plan is a healthy B2B component that brings our Test & Measurement expertise to the outside world.

A:

So you can find a lot of where I stand on all those issues on my issues page here https://kiafororangecounty.com/issues/. I've tried to make it as exhaustive as possible. I also promise you it will not change once I win the primary.

In terms of what you laid out:

1) criminal justice system-I believe we need to end mass incarceration and enact criminal justice reform. I view the war on drugs as a complete and abject failure.

2) I definitely don't think we should be lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent. I would prefer corporate tax reform that rewards companies that are creating jobs here in the US and paying their workers well.

3) offshoring of profits-we shouldn't make it so easy for companies to do so. I was also a fan of the idea of using some of that money to help pay for an infrastructure package.

4) welfare reform was a huge mistake that has hurt many people living in poverty. I'm not saying we need to go back to the system we had before, but I can tell you that the current system doesn't work for anyone. I would really like to see state and local governments test out different universal basic income ideas to see how workable they might be.

5) A great deal of work needs to be done to build trust between police and the communities that they are serving. There have been far too many tragedies around the country and there hasn't been enough accountability.

6)drug policy-kind of connects to my first answer but we should be treating it as a public health problem as opposed to using the criminal justice system.

7) the electoral college-would abolish it if it were up to me.

8) automatic voter registration-strongly support

9) net neutrality-strongly support

10) space exploration-support but also think more broadly that we need to invest more in science and technology.

11) climate change- existential question of our time. Have to address. Need to put a price on carbon, invest in clean energy, and make regulatory changes that will help to speed the transition.

12) universal healthcare- support single payer

13)student loans-support debt-free college. In terms of how we get there I think we start by making community college free, expanding Pell Grants, allowing the ability refinance student loans, and cracking down on bad actors in the for-profit sector.

14) Wall Street-Need to build on the work in Dodd-Frank as opposed to rolling back regulations the way the Republicans have proposed. Need to strongly protect the CFPB and make sure it continues doing the work that its doing.


Q:

Hi, why did ambient music get snubbed on the year end list? 2017 was an amazing year for ambient music, which was reflected in your reviews during the year. In my opinion, there were many albums that were a breath of fresh air for the genre. Some notables I’d be curious to hear thoughts on are Narkopop, Mono No Aware and Reassemblage, since they received very good reviews from Pitchfork.

A:

Is weaksauce official legal terminology? =P


Q:

Of all of the competitors you’ve roasted, who handled the situation best?

A:

I know you can't disclose what you are working on next, but would it be fair to say that you have been flooded with tips about other sexual predators that will keep you busy for a long time? Would it be fair to characterize what we have seen so far as just the beginning?


Q:

Have you considered adding linking them to local grief counselors to help with their loss?

A:

In the movie "Blades of Glory", there is a figure skating move there called the Iron Lotus.

If given the chance to team up with a robot skater with 0% chances of error, would you consider doing that move to get gold?


Q:

How do you handle what seems to be a majority of people's "fear of math" (for lack of better term) when incorporating math in your story telling?

A:

Hey, I'm going to go see you in Chicago. Could you guys please play "So American"?

Much appreciated!


Q:

What are some general survival tips that everyone should know?

A:

This was an amazing story and I particularly enjoyed the way you wrote about the relationship between Dani and her father. I really admire you as a journalist and was wondering if you could talk about how you became a feature writer and what this story taught you about reporting difficult enterprise stories?


Q:

do you know how it got started? were his parents before him early adopters?

A:

Hi Steve! This is from my 8 year old:

Have you taken photos of lions?

Have you seen a black jaguar or a white tiger?

Thank you!


Q:

Will you be aggressive about Medicare for All?

To clarify, "supports" is a Lucy and the Football type statement. Doesn't mean much, given how frequently we have seen M4A and similar efforts pushed back and off to the side for basically any reason.

Put another way, what will you be doing to help get M4A into law?

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A:

Is weaksauce official legal terminology? =P


Q:

Of all of the competitors you’ve roasted, who handled the situation best?

A:

I know you can't disclose what you are working on next, but would it be fair to say that you have been flooded with tips about other sexual predators that will keep you busy for a long time? Would it be fair to characterize what we have seen so far as just the beginning?


Q:

Have you considered adding linking them to local grief counselors to help with their loss?

A:

In the movie "Blades of Glory", there is a figure skating move there called the Iron Lotus.

If given the chance to team up with a robot skater with 0% chances of error, would you consider doing that move to get gold?


Q:

How do you handle what seems to be a majority of people's "fear of math" (for lack of better term) when incorporating math in your story telling?

A:

Hey, I'm going to go see you in Chicago. Could you guys please play "So American"?

Much appreciated!


Q:

This was an amazing story and I particularly enjoyed the way you wrote about the relationship between Dani and her father. I really admire you as a journalist and was wondering if you could talk about how you became a feature writer and what this story taught you about reporting difficult enterprise stories?

A:

There's a Republican in elected office in California? That's a surprise.


Q:

do you know how it got started? were his parents before him early adopters?

A:

What is the closest you’ve come to being eaten?


Q:

Is weaksauce official legal terminology? =P

A:

Of all of the competitors you’ve roasted, who handled the situation best?


Q:

I know you can't disclose what you are working on next, but would it be fair to say that you have been flooded with tips about other sexual predators that will keep you busy for a long time? Would it be fair to characterize what we have seen so far as just the beginning?

A:

Have you considered adding linking them to local grief counselors to help with their loss?


Q:

In the movie "Blades of Glory", there is a figure skating move there called the Iron Lotus.

If given the chance to team up with a robot skater with 0% chances of error, would you consider doing that move to get gold?

A:

Hey, I'm going to go see you in Chicago. Could you guys please play "So American"?

Much appreciated!


Q:

This was an amazing story and I particularly enjoyed the way you wrote about the relationship between Dani and her father. I really admire you as a journalist and was wondering if you could talk about how you became a feature writer and what this story taught you about reporting difficult enterprise stories?

A:

Firstly, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to answer questions. Although I am not a California resident, I like to know more about those running for elected government positions in other states.

Secondly, you only really mentioned that the incumbent representative is a pro-Trump Republican. This doesn't tell me much about his beliefs or actions, but rather only tells me whether he likes our President or not (in fact, you didn't even give his/her name). With all due respect, regardless of whether you support Trump or not, running simply on the basis of being pro- or anti-Trump does not give much information on your specific beliefs or intentions and has the potential to alienate a good portion of your intended audience. (I'm sure that you have specific beliefs and intentions, however from how I see it that the OP does not make this clear.)

So my question is, what makes you a better fit for your state district* than the current representative? What can you specifically do for your state district* that they can't?

Edit: Not sure why I've been downvoted. Oh well.


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do you know how it got started? were his parents before him early adopters?

A:

What is the closest you’ve come to being eaten?


Q:

Well now I’m curious.

What exactly is your hottest take on Rampart?

A:

Is weaksauce official legal terminology? =P


Q:

Of all of the competitors you’ve roasted, who handled the situation best?

A:

I know you can't disclose what you are working on next, but would it be fair to say that you have been flooded with tips about other sexual predators that will keep you busy for a long time? Would it be fair to characterize what we have seen so far as just the beginning?


Q:

Have you considered adding linking them to local grief counselors to help with their loss?

A:

In the movie "Blades of Glory", there is a figure skating move there called the Iron Lotus.

If given the chance to team up with a robot skater with 0% chances of error, would you consider doing that move to get gold?


Q:

Hey, I'm going to go see you in Chicago. Could you guys please play "So American"?

Much appreciated!

A:

Are you guys hiring? I live in Vienna but I wanna learn and do a different job and I will do anything lol


Q:

Firstly, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to answer questions. Although I am not a California resident, I like to know more about those running for elected government positions in other states.

Secondly, you only really mentioned that the incumbent representative is a pro-Trump Republican. This doesn't tell me much about his beliefs or actions, but rather only tells me whether he likes our President or not (in fact, you didn't even give his/her name). With all due respect, regardless of whether you support Trump or not, running simply on the basis of being pro- or anti-Trump does not give much information on your specific beliefs or intentions and has the potential to alienate a good portion of your intended audience. (I'm sure that you have specific beliefs and intentions, however from how I see it that the OP does not make this clear.)

So my question is, what makes you a better fit for your state district* than the current representative? What can you specifically do for your state district* that they can't?

Edit: Not sure why I've been downvoted. Oh well.

A:

In this case, it's the way the vote went, we have a lot of people voting and it's harder sometimes for smaller records to break through. We will be doing genre lists very soon and you might see some of these records honored there. -Mark


Q:

You should really see the things we say about AT&T's legal theories in the official FCC record.

A:

WingStop


Q:

Yes - Beth

A:

We are working on that. We need some legal help to make sure we don’t get in a mess since that can be really touchy.


Q:

Anything for the gold medal.

A:

I find it's best to not tell them it's a math story! One great thing about math is that it's embedded in everyday life, so you can connect it to things that people already identify with.


Q:

Yeah that’s in the books -K

A:

Always have a small, easy to carry kit that will get you through the night when going to the outdoors.

Always form an emergency signal as soon as possible in an emergency.

Get a wilderness first aid card.

Hydrate well before hitting the outdoors, it's better for every climate/altitude.

Take a class with me.


Q:

Thank you! I was a news reporter for 15 years, working mostly in a small bureau on the Outer Banks of N.C., writing two or three stories a day for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, covering cops and courts and zoning boards and hurricanes. In 1995, the paper's writing coach, Ron Speer, became my editor and started asking me to give him my notes before I started writing. That was terrifying. But it turned me from a reporter / quote stringer together to a writer. I knew the story. I didn't need my notes except to fill in the facts ... In 1998, the Pilot started a narrative writing team, led by a young editor named Maria Carrillo, and she picked me as one of four reporters to write narrative features. She sent us to conferences, gave us books and stories to read, and met with us weekly to talk about craft and ideas and edit each other. So that was the turning point from news reporter to feature writer. I came to the Tampa Bay Times (then the St. Petersburg Times) in 2000 to be a features writer and got the honor of working for fabulous editor Mike Wilson, who really helped me hone my craft and reach for harder stories. I got to work with him for 13 years! And now Maria Carrillo is my editor again! So I've been incredibly lucky to have worked for wonderful editors who let me talk about stories, characters, setting and theme ... and pushed me outside of my comfort zone to cover things I really didn't know anything about. This was the first long-form story I had worked on for more than a month. I spent 6 months reporting and writing, and had 24 other bylines during that time. So I learned you can do a difficult project while still doing dailies and weekenders .... and that it helps so much to break these big stories into chapters.

A:

No, they weren't. It started with my dad's older sister, who adopted seven (yes seven) children over a period of 9-10 years. Then my parents adopted me, and then later my dad's other sister adopted a child.


Q:

I have taken photos and spent months with lions. Check out my instagram @stevewinterphoto and @natgeo - my first cat sighting was a black jaguar!! and I have seen a white tiger - there has not been a white tiger in the wild since the last one was shot in 1958. They are all in zoos and are bred for the pet trade which should be stopped - these cats should not be bred - as we have too many in captivity already.

A:

I will absolutely be aggressive about supporting Medicare for All. Healthcare is a universal right and every single woman, man, and child in this country deserves access to quality and affordable healthcare. In the United States in 2017, no person should ever go bankrupt or face financial ruin just because they got sick.

That's why I was the first candidate in my race to come out in support of single-payer healthcare. I strongly believe it represents the best and the most efficient way to meet the healthcare needs of each and every American. It is the system that Americans both need and deserve. Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress.


Q:

You should really see the things we say about AT&T's legal theories in the official FCC record.

A:

WingStop


Q:

Yes - Beth

A:

We are working on that. We need some legal help to make sure we don’t get in a mess since that can be really touchy.


Q:

Anything for the gold medal.

A:

I find it's best to not tell them it's a math story! One great thing about math is that it's embedded in everyday life, so you can connect it to things that people already identify with.


Q:

Yeah that’s in the books -K

A:

Thank you! I was a news reporter for 15 years, working mostly in a small bureau on the Outer Banks of N.C., writing two or three stories a day for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, covering cops and courts and zoning boards and hurricanes. In 1995, the paper's writing coach, Ron Speer, became my editor and started asking me to give him my notes before I started writing. That was terrifying. But it turned me from a reporter / quote stringer together to a writer. I knew the story. I didn't need my notes except to fill in the facts ... In 1998, the Pilot started a narrative writing team, led by a young editor named Maria Carrillo, and she picked me as one of four reporters to write narrative features. She sent us to conferences, gave us books and stories to read, and met with us weekly to talk about craft and ideas and edit each other. So that was the turning point from news reporter to feature writer. I came to the Tampa Bay Times (then the St. Petersburg Times) in 2000 to be a features writer and got the honor of working for fabulous editor Mike Wilson, who really helped me hone my craft and reach for harder stories. I got to work with him for 13 years! And now Maria Carrillo is my editor again! So I've been incredibly lucky to have worked for wonderful editors who let me talk about stories, characters, setting and theme ... and pushed me outside of my comfort zone to cover things I really didn't know anything about. This was the first long-form story I had worked on for more than a month. I spent 6 months reporting and writing, and had 24 other bylines during that time. So I learned you can do a difficult project while still doing dailies and weekenders .... and that it helps so much to break these big stories into chapters.


Q:

So in 2018 to flip the House of Representatives Democrats need to win 24 seats. There are 7 seats in California held by a Republican where the voters also voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. 4 of those districts are in Orange County, including this one. We cannot take back the House without all winning all 4, making Orange County critical to Democrats in 2018.

A:

No, they weren't. It started with my dad's older sister, who adopted seven (yes seven) children over a period of 9-10 years. Then my parents adopted me, and then later my dad's other sister adopted a child.


Q:

every story there is a moment of face to face fear - - which might lead to being on the dinner menu - but I have not been attacked directly in 25 years

A:

You should really see the things we say about AT&T's legal theories in the official FCC record.


Q:

WingStop

A:

Yes - Beth


Q:

We are working on that. We need some legal help to make sure we don’t get in a mess since that can be really touchy.

A:

Anything for the gold medal.


Q:

Yeah that’s in the books -K

A:

Thank you! I was a news reporter for 15 years, working mostly in a small bureau on the Outer Banks of N.C., writing two or three stories a day for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, covering cops and courts and zoning boards and hurricanes. In 1995, the paper's writing coach, Ron Speer, became my editor and started asking me to give him my notes before I started writing. That was terrifying. But it turned me from a reporter / quote stringer together to a writer. I knew the story. I didn't need my notes except to fill in the facts ... In 1998, the Pilot started a narrative writing team, led by a young editor named Maria Carrillo, and she picked me as one of four reporters to write narrative features. She sent us to conferences, gave us books and stories to read, and met with us weekly to talk about craft and ideas and edit each other. So that was the turning point from news reporter to feature writer. I came to the Tampa Bay Times (then the St. Petersburg Times) in 2000 to be a features writer and got the honor of working for fabulous editor Mike Wilson, who really helped me hone my craft and reach for harder stories. I got to work with him for 13 years! And now Maria Carrillo is my editor again! So I've been incredibly lucky to have worked for wonderful editors who let me talk about stories, characters, setting and theme ... and pushed me outside of my comfort zone to cover things I really didn't know anything about. This was the first long-form story I had worked on for more than a month. I spent 6 months reporting and writing, and had 24 other bylines during that time. So I learned you can do a difficult project while still doing dailies and weekenders .... and that it helps so much to break these big stories into chapters.


Q:

Thank you so much for the question.

Firstly, I will respond in regards to Mimi Walters, the current representative from California's 45th district. As a Member of Congress, I would actually represent the interests of my district. For instance, Mimi just voted in favor of the Republican tax plan, which will only serve to hurt middle-class families not only in my district but also in the entire state of California. Secondly, she does not ever return to the district and she does not live in the district. She's not accountable, accessible, and she does not care what our citizens care about. Our problems include the cost of housing, healthcare, income inequality, the cost of childcare, student debt, and protecting the environment— Mimi has done nothing to address these issues and instead, she has voted to take healthcare away from 22 million people.

What I want to do is work to build the middle class and fight for working families in my district and in this country. There is nothing more important than that.

A:

No, they weren't. It started with my dad's older sister, who adopted seven (yes seven) children over a period of 9-10 years. Then my parents adopted me, and then later my dad's other sister adopted a child.


Q:

every story there is a moment of face to face fear - - which might lead to being on the dinner menu - but I have not been attacked directly in 25 years

A:

Let Woody be Woody!


Q:

You should really see the things we say about AT&T's legal theories in the official FCC record.

A:

WingStop


Q:

Yes - Beth

A:

We are working on that. We need some legal help to make sure we don’t get in a mess since that can be really touchy.


Q:

Anything for the gold medal.

A:

Yeah that’s in the books -K


Q:

Can you answer Social Media inquiries? The current guy is kind of “iffy”. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Shoot us a CV and let’s talk! Contact info on our webpage: austrian.audio

A:

Thank you so much for the question.

Firstly, I will respond in regards to Mimi Walters, the current representative from California's 45th district. As a Member of Congress, I would actually represent the interests of my district. For instance, Mimi just voted in favor of the Republican tax plan, which will only serve to hurt middle-class families not only in my district but also in the entire state of California. Secondly, she does not ever return to the district and she does not live in the district. She's not accountable, accessible, and she does not care what our citizens care about. Our problems include the cost of housing, healthcare, income inequality, the cost of childcare, student debt, and protecting the environment— Mimi has done nothing to address these issues and instead, she has voted to take healthcare away from 22 million people.

What I want to do is work to build the middle class and fight for working families in my district and in this country. There is nothing more important than that.


Q:

While DAMN. was the consensus #1 album, did many staffers have it as their top album?

A:

First off, I would like to say thank you guys. As a lawyer myself, I think this is one of the most righteous causes to fight for at the moment, and if you guys would ever like assistance from a lawyer who has a background in electrical engineering, has done legal work for telecommunications companies, and has a strong understanding of con law, please let me know and I'd be happy to help out.

Second, I know that you responded to a follow-up question below, but I have a more nuanced question that I'd like to ask. You say that the FCC failed to properly follow the APA. What sections and/or clauses of the APA are you asserting that they failed to follow? More specifically, can you tell me what legal arguments you would make in response to this comment by /u/InquisitorialRetinue posted here and reproduced below.

Based on what procedural mandate, and on what theory? The AGs can’t even cite the APA correctly (“Procedure” is not plural). How is this different from interest groups urging the writing of form letters to an agency making identical points, most of which are disregarded by agency staff anyway? (The agency need only consider a significant point, not its redundant iterations.)

For one, it’s not a popularity contest. See, e.g., U.S. Cellular Corp. v. FCC, 254 F.3d 78, 87 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (an agency “has no obligation to take the approach advocated by the largest number of commenters” and “may adopt a course endorsed by no commenter.”). For two, the APA “has never been interpreted to require the agency to respond to every comment, or to analyse every issue or alternative raised by the comments, no matter how insubstantial.” Thompson v. Clark, 741 F.2d 401, 408 (D.C. Cir. 1984); see also Vermont Yankee (“administrative proceedings should not be a game or a forum to engage in unjustified obstructionism by making cryptic and obscure reference to matters that ‘ought to be’ considered and then, after failing to do more to bring the matter to the agency’s attention, seeking to have that agency determination vacated on the ground that the agency failed to consider matters ‘forcefully presented.’”).

Here, the AGs point to comment spam, but then don’t elaborate on how they are material to the validity of the proposed rule. They don’t even articulate a theory! Sure sounds to me like cryptic obstruction of the Vermont Yankee variety.

While this comment is pointed at halting/pausing the vote on the repeal due to the allegedly fraudulent comments, the cited case law (as well as precedential case law such as Citizen's United) does make a compelling argument in favor of the FCC. And, as an engineer, given the standard of arbitrary and capricious, it seems like the FCC has provided enough information to jump that incredibly low hurdle. So while I think it's the wrong outcome, the law does seem to indicate that the FCC will win.

Long story short, I would like to know how you all are planning to respond to those rules and arguments and what other legal theories/arguments you are planning on posing.

Thanks!


Q:

Is your only job managing social media of Wendy's?

A:

Did Moore ever attempt to contact you directly and, if so, what did he say?


Q:

Why was this downvoted it's right on the website. It's the correct answer.

A:

How many pairs of boots/blades to you have ready at any point in time? (Also, I absolutely love how you’ve spray painted the heels on your Pianos.)


Q:

What would you say to your students who are reading this thread?

A:

Does "Holy Roller" have anything to do with the Flanders-Lovejoy bowling team of the same name from The Simpsons?


Q:

What's the biggest mistake people commonly make in a survival situation?

A:

thank you for your reply! It's very heartening to hear one can make the transition from news to features. I will continue to follow your byline - wishing you all the best


Q:

Were they adopted all at once, or was it gradual, and eventually the siblings started taking care of the new adoptees so it became easier?

A:

What inspired you to become a photographer? How does one end up working for NGEO?


Q:

Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress

How are you planning on paying for it? It’s easy to say you support it, but how do you plan on implementing it?

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First off, I would like to say thank you guys. As a lawyer myself, I think this is one of the most righteous causes to fight for at the moment, and if you guys would ever like assistance from a lawyer who has a background in electrical engineering, has done legal work for telecommunications companies, and has a strong understanding of con law, please let me know and I'd be happy to help out.

Second, I know that you responded to a follow-up question below, but I have a more nuanced question that I'd like to ask. You say that the FCC failed to properly follow the APA. What sections and/or clauses of the APA are you asserting that they failed to follow? More specifically, can you tell me what legal arguments you would make in response to this comment by /u/InquisitorialRetinue posted here and reproduced below.

Based on what procedural mandate, and on what theory? The AGs can’t even cite the APA correctly (“Procedure” is not plural). How is this different from interest groups urging the writing of form letters to an agency making identical points, most of which are disregarded by agency staff anyway? (The agency need only consider a significant point, not its redundant iterations.)

For one, it’s not a popularity contest. See, e.g., U.S. Cellular Corp. v. FCC, 254 F.3d 78, 87 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (an agency “has no obligation to take the approach advocated by the largest number of commenters” and “may adopt a course endorsed by no commenter.”). For two, the APA “has never been interpreted to require the agency to respond to every comment, or to analyse every issue or alternative raised by the comments, no matter how insubstantial.” Thompson v. Clark, 741 F.2d 401, 408 (D.C. Cir. 1984); see also Vermont Yankee (“administrative proceedings should not be a game or a forum to engage in unjustified obstructionism by making cryptic and obscure reference to matters that ‘ought to be’ considered and then, after failing to do more to bring the matter to the agency’s attention, seeking to have that agency determination vacated on the ground that the agency failed to consider matters ‘forcefully presented.’”).

Here, the AGs point to comment spam, but then don’t elaborate on how they are material to the validity of the proposed rule. They don’t even articulate a theory! Sure sounds to me like cryptic obstruction of the Vermont Yankee variety.

While this comment is pointed at halting/pausing the vote on the repeal due to the allegedly fraudulent comments, the cited case law (as well as precedential case law such as Citizen's United) does make a compelling argument in favor of the FCC. And, as an engineer, given the standard of arbitrary and capricious, it seems like the FCC has provided enough information to jump that incredibly low hurdle. So while I think it's the wrong outcome, the law does seem to indicate that the FCC will win.

Long story short, I would like to know how you all are planning to respond to those rules and arguments and what other legal theories/arguments you are planning on posing.

Thanks!


Q:

Is your only job managing social media of Wendy's?

A:

Did Moore ever attempt to contact you directly and, if so, what did he say?


Q:

Why was this downvoted it's right on the website. It's the correct answer.

A:

How many pairs of boots/blades to you have ready at any point in time? (Also, I absolutely love how you’ve spray painted the heels on your Pianos.)


Q:

What would you say to your students who are reading this thread?

A:

Does "Holy Roller" have anything to do with the Flanders-Lovejoy bowling team of the same name from The Simpsons?


Q:

thank you for your reply! It's very heartening to hear one can make the transition from news to features. I will continue to follow your byline - wishing you all the best

A:

Who’s rights are more important, a taxing paying law abiding American or an illegal alien?


Q:

Were they adopted all at once, or was it gradual, and eventually the siblings started taking care of the new adoptees so it became easier?

A:

Hi Steve! As a aspiring photographer I have a question about wildlife photography in general. What are your suggestions for safely photographing large animals like moose or bears?


Q:

First off, I would like to say thank you guys. As a lawyer myself, I think this is one of the most righteous causes to fight for at the moment, and if you guys would ever like assistance from a lawyer who has a background in electrical engineering, has done legal work for telecommunications companies, and has a strong understanding of con law, please let me know and I'd be happy to help out.

Second, I know that you responded to a follow-up question below, but I have a more nuanced question that I'd like to ask. You say that the FCC failed to properly follow the APA. What sections and/or clauses of the APA are you asserting that they failed to follow? More specifically, can you tell me what legal arguments you would make in response to this comment by /u/InquisitorialRetinue posted here and reproduced below.

Based on what procedural mandate, and on what theory? The AGs can’t even cite the APA correctly (“Procedure” is not plural). How is this different from interest groups urging the writing of form letters to an agency making identical points, most of which are disregarded by agency staff anyway? (The agency need only consider a significant point, not its redundant iterations.)

For one, it’s not a popularity contest. See, e.g., U.S. Cellular Corp. v. FCC, 254 F.3d 78, 87 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (an agency “has no obligation to take the approach advocated by the largest number of commenters” and “may adopt a course endorsed by no commenter.”). For two, the APA “has never been interpreted to require the agency to respond to every comment, or to analyse every issue or alternative raised by the comments, no matter how insubstantial.” Thompson v. Clark, 741 F.2d 401, 408 (D.C. Cir. 1984); see also Vermont Yankee (“administrative proceedings should not be a game or a forum to engage in unjustified obstructionism by making cryptic and obscure reference to matters that ‘ought to be’ considered and then, after failing to do more to bring the matter to the agency’s attention, seeking to have that agency determination vacated on the ground that the agency failed to consider matters ‘forcefully presented.’”).

Here, the AGs point to comment spam, but then don’t elaborate on how they are material to the validity of the proposed rule. They don’t even articulate a theory! Sure sounds to me like cryptic obstruction of the Vermont Yankee variety.

While this comment is pointed at halting/pausing the vote on the repeal due to the allegedly fraudulent comments, the cited case law (as well as precedential case law such as Citizen's United) does make a compelling argument in favor of the FCC. And, as an engineer, given the standard of arbitrary and capricious, it seems like the FCC has provided enough information to jump that incredibly low hurdle. So while I think it's the wrong outcome, the law does seem to indicate that the FCC will win.

Long story short, I would like to know how you all are planning to respond to those rules and arguments and what other legal theories/arguments you are planning on posing.

Thanks!

A:

Is your only job managing social media of Wendy's?


Q:

Did Moore ever attempt to contact you directly and, if so, what did he say?

A:

Why was this downvoted it's right on the website. It's the correct answer.


Q:

How many pairs of boots/blades to you have ready at any point in time? (Also, I absolutely love how you’ve spray painted the heels on your Pianos.)

A:

Does "Holy Roller" have anything to do with the Flanders-Lovejoy bowling team of the same name from The Simpsons?


Q:

thank you for your reply! It's very heartening to hear one can make the transition from news to features. I will continue to follow your byline - wishing you all the best

A:

Thank you for your response! If I was a member of your district you would have my vote.

Also, apologies if my question sounded like it leaned one way or another politically (given the downvotes); I'm not familiar with the political situation on a per-District basis in California, so my question was one out of curiosity.


Q:

Were they adopted all at once, or was it gradual, and eventually the siblings started taking care of the new adoptees so it became easier?

A:

Hi Steve! As a aspiring photographer I have a question about wildlife photography in general. What are your suggestions for safely photographing large animals like moose or bears?


Q:

I wish the christmas movie of yours that was stuck on rotation was The Ultimate Christmas Present instead. Also, when am I going to see a dark comedy starring you and Michael Cera as brothers?

A:

First off, I would like to say thank you guys. As a lawyer myself, I think this is one of the most righteous causes to fight for at the moment, and if you guys would ever like assistance from a lawyer who has a background in electrical engineering, has done legal work for telecommunications companies, and has a strong understanding of con law, please let me know and I'd be happy to help out.

Second, I know that you responded to a follow-up question below, but I have a more nuanced question that I'd like to ask. You say that the FCC failed to properly follow the APA. What sections and/or clauses of the APA are you asserting that they failed to follow? More specifically, can you tell me what legal arguments you would make in response to this comment by /u/InquisitorialRetinue posted here and reproduced below.

Based on what procedural mandate, and on what theory? The AGs can’t even cite the APA correctly (“Procedure” is not plural). How is this different from interest groups urging the writing of form letters to an agency making identical points, most of which are disregarded by agency staff anyway? (The agency need only consider a significant point, not its redundant iterations.)

For one, it’s not a popularity contest. See, e.g., U.S. Cellular Corp. v. FCC, 254 F.3d 78, 87 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (an agency “has no obligation to take the approach advocated by the largest number of commenters” and “may adopt a course endorsed by no commenter.”). For two, the APA “has never been interpreted to require the agency to respond to every comment, or to analyse every issue or alternative raised by the comments, no matter how insubstantial.” Thompson v. Clark, 741 F.2d 401, 408 (D.C. Cir. 1984); see also Vermont Yankee (“administrative proceedings should not be a game or a forum to engage in unjustified obstructionism by making cryptic and obscure reference to matters that ‘ought to be’ considered and then, after failing to do more to bring the matter to the agency’s attention, seeking to have that agency determination vacated on the ground that the agency failed to consider matters ‘forcefully presented.’”).

Here, the AGs point to comment spam, but then don’t elaborate on how they are material to the validity of the proposed rule. They don’t even articulate a theory! Sure sounds to me like cryptic obstruction of the Vermont Yankee variety.

While this comment is pointed at halting/pausing the vote on the repeal due to the allegedly fraudulent comments, the cited case law (as well as precedential case law such as Citizen's United) does make a compelling argument in favor of the FCC. And, as an engineer, given the standard of arbitrary and capricious, it seems like the FCC has provided enough information to jump that incredibly low hurdle. So while I think it's the wrong outcome, the law does seem to indicate that the FCC will win.

Long story short, I would like to know how you all are planning to respond to those rules and arguments and what other legal theories/arguments you are planning on posing.

Thanks!


Q:

Is your only job managing social media of Wendy's?

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Did Moore ever attempt to contact you directly and, if so, what did he say?


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Why was this downvoted it's right on the website. It's the correct answer.

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How many pairs of boots/blades to you have ready at any point in time? (Also, I absolutely love how you’ve spray painted the heels on your Pianos.)


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Does "Holy Roller" have anything to do with the Flanders-Lovejoy bowling team of the same name from The Simpsons?

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The AKG K701 open-back headphones are the best I've ever owned. The mids are extremely clean and the highs very crisp. A well-produced record through those almost sounds like it's appearing before your eyes.

Can you explain what made those particular headphones kick so much ass?


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Thank you for your response! If I was a member of your district you would have my vote.

Also, apologies if my question sounded like it leaned one way or another politically (given the downvotes); I'm not familiar with the political situation on a per-District basis in California, so my question was one out of curiosity.

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DAMN. won the poll easily, it had the greatest number of votes, points, and #1 votes. -Mark


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Sure! Quick caveat that though you're bringing up very interesting issues we can't hash out the whole legal theory in this AMA.

The state of the record raises a lot of issues only some of which are justiciable and only some of those will be directly relevant to challenging this rule making.

On process challenges in general, here's one we've made public: The agency completely failed to notice the authority upon which the weak transparency rule rests. It's a huge problem for the rules. https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1207948529615/Section%20257%20ex%20parte%20Dec%207%202017.pdf

A:

yes


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No -Beth

A:

Where did you get this number? We have different amounts for travel sessions and for local sessions. Obviously local sessions are much cheaper.


Q:

Thanks! It's actually nail polish. Way easier than spray paint.

I always have two pairs just in case anything happens.

A:

Homework is still due tonight. If you're not done, close this tab.


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Every decision we make has at least something to do with the Simpsons. -Z

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Failure to make a signal of any kind. There's usually A LOT of people looking for you; helicopters, atv's, crews on foot, etc.


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And you can try narrative techniques in news stories too ... even just a scene you witness, or a dialog instead of direct quote, or some sensory detail of smell or touch elevates news stories and helps transport readers there. Or try just a small narrative feature. My first attempts were mostly under 1,000 words ... I know that I could never write narratives if I hadn't covered news, on deadline, for all those years ...

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No, they were adopted over a long period of time. My oldest cousin, who is black, was adopted sometime in the early/mid-80s (I just don't remember exactly how old he is). The youngest one was adopted in 1994 or 1995. I'm sure they did sort of raise each other to some extent.


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as a very young photojournalist (i did not take a photo of an animal until I was 33 years old) I saw the power of photography to change the world. Look at LIFE and National Geographic - stories of our time were told and made a difference in the realm of law and politics - it is a powerful art form photography. How do you work for NGM? Finding your own vision, how you see the world - spending a long time with your subject so you get an emotional connection that comes thru you images - as all art is about emotion. Showing images to the director of photography - that they have not seen before - or how those images are unique thru your eyes!!

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I am open to different mechanisms for paying for it and there are a number of different proposals for doing so. Bernie Sanders proposed 10 different ways to pay for it and what I would like to see is more discussion as to the best way of doing so. I also agree with Ro Khanna who said, "when Republicans talk about the $32 trillion cost of single payer, can every Democrat please point out the current system costs $49 trillion?". It is expensive but there are also an incredible number of savings compared to our current system.

I believe that you have to phase it over time. Probably starting by lowering the medicare age to 55 and then continuing to lower it until everyone is covered.


Q:

Sure! Quick caveat that though you're bringing up very interesting issues we can't hash out the whole legal theory in this AMA.

The state of the record raises a lot of issues only some of which are justiciable and only some of those will be directly relevant to challenging this rule making.

On process challenges in general, here's one we've made public: The agency completely failed to notice the authority upon which the weak transparency rule rests. It's a huge problem for the rules. https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1207948529615/Section%20257%20ex%20parte%20Dec%207%202017.pdf

A:

yes


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No -Beth

A:

Where did you get this number? We have different amounts for travel sessions and for local sessions. Obviously local sessions are much cheaper.


Q:

Thanks! It's actually nail polish. Way easier than spray paint.

I always have two pairs just in case anything happens.

A:

Homework is still due tonight. If you're not done, close this tab.


Q:

Every decision we make has at least something to do with the Simpsons. -Z

A:

And you can try narrative techniques in news stories too ... even just a scene you witness, or a dialog instead of direct quote, or some sensory detail of smell or touch elevates news stories and helps transport readers there. Or try just a small narrative feature. My first attempts were mostly under 1,000 words ... I know that I could never write narratives if I hadn't covered news, on deadline, for all those years ...


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There’s no doubt that our immigration system is broken and that we need to fix it. Still, it is not realistic or just to forcibly deport 11 million people from the United States. What we should do instead is 1) Protect Dreamers, and ensure that there is a path to citizenship and take other steps to improve the lives of immigrants and bolster communities and the economy, 2) Focus on undocumented immigrants with criminal records, 3) Work on a long-term plan that creates a path to permanent residency.

Meanwhile, we need to work hard to ensure that we’re attracting the best and brightest to the United States.

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No, they were adopted over a long period of time. My oldest cousin, who is black, was adopted sometime in the early/mid-80s (I just don't remember exactly how old he is). The youngest one was adopted in 1994 or 1995. I'm sure they did sort of raise each other to some extent.


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there is a safe distance and time of year to photograph bears - I did it when the salmon were spawning so the bears were laser focused on their food - and not me - but you need to keep a safe distance at all times - as they both can run very fast over short distances - people that are experts in the area these species live can give you the best options. good luck!

A:

Sure! Quick caveat that though you're bringing up very interesting issues we can't hash out the whole legal theory in this AMA.

The state of the record raises a lot of issues only some of which are justiciable and only some of those will be directly relevant to challenging this rule making.

On process challenges in general, here's one we've made public: The agency completely failed to notice the authority upon which the weak transparency rule rests. It's a huge problem for the rules. https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1207948529615/Section%20257%20ex%20parte%20Dec%207%202017.pdf


Q:

yes

A:

No -Beth


Q:

Where did you get this number? We have different amounts for travel sessions and for local sessions. Obviously local sessions are much cheaper.

A:

Thanks! It's actually nail polish. Way easier than spray paint.

I always have two pairs just in case anything happens.


Q:

Every decision we make has at least something to do with the Simpsons. -Z

A:

And you can try narrative techniques in news stories too ... even just a scene you witness, or a dialog instead of direct quote, or some sensory detail of smell or touch elevates news stories and helps transport readers there. Or try just a small narrative feature. My first attempts were mostly under 1,000 words ... I know that I could never write narratives if I hadn't covered news, on deadline, for all those years ...


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No worries at all. I always tell people that it can't just be about being against Donald Trump and being against Mimi Walters. We need to present a positive vision of where we want to take the future of Orange County and this country. Because at the end of the day it's about what we can do improve the lives of others.

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No, they were adopted over a long period of time. My oldest cousin, who is black, was adopted sometime in the early/mid-80s (I just don't remember exactly how old he is). The youngest one was adopted in 1994 or 1995. I'm sure they did sort of raise each other to some extent.


Q:

there is a safe distance and time of year to photograph bears - I did it when the salmon were spawning so the bears were laser focused on their food - and not me - but you need to keep a safe distance at all times - as they both can run very fast over short distances - people that are experts in the area these species live can give you the best options. good luck!

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I haven't seen that movie in forever. I wonder if they're playing it this year. I had the quintessential 90's little boy haircut in that.

As for your question, I don't know. Michael, are you out there? It's me Spencer. We don't know each other but u/mrmightymyth wants us to make a movie. Let's do it. It could be a fucked up "Freaky Friday" type of thing. One of us swaps bodies with Jamie Lee Curtis and the other swaps with Ms. Lohan. Let's do this shit.


Q:

Sure! Quick caveat that though you're bringing up very interesting issues we can't hash out the whole legal theory in this AMA.

The state of the record raises a lot of issues only some of which are justiciable and only some of those will be directly relevant to challenging this rule making.

On process challenges in general, here's one we've made public: The agency completely failed to notice the authority upon which the weak transparency rule rests. It's a huge problem for the rules. https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1207948529615/Section%20257%20ex%20parte%20Dec%207%202017.pdf

A:

yes


Q:

No -Beth

A:

Where did you get this number? We have different amounts for travel sessions and for local sessions. Obviously local sessions are much cheaper.


Q:

Thanks! It's actually nail polish. Way easier than spray paint.

I always have two pairs just in case anything happens.

A:

Every decision we make has at least something to do with the Simpsons. -Z


Q:

Will pose this inquiry to our Acoustics team in the morning and then get back to you.

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No worries at all. I always tell people that it can't just be about being against Donald Trump and being against Mimi Walters. We need to present a positive vision of where we want to take the future of Orange County and this country. Because at the end of the day it's about what we can do improve the lives of others.


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Why would they? P4k is still getting crazy pageviews, the writers are still getting their paychecks, and they still have a decent amount of relevance for being a 20-year-old publication whose main scene is nowhere near the heart of the zeitgeist like it was when they started.

A:

Howso?

My only understanding of the matter is that the FCC enacted Title 2, so why can't they unilaterally get rid of it?


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How does your frosty machine never break down?

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If a person has been sexually assaulted by a public figure, what is the best way to approach the media? What kind of information should they bring forward?


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Go to your website and scroll down, the $850 number appears under donate.

A:

At the Olympics, do you find yourself hanging out with athletes across all of the sports? Or are there sport specific cliques?


Q:

How did you go from hating math to being a math major and CS professor? (And why did you hate math in the first place?)

A:

what was the moment you realized that Feel It Still was gonna change your life?

Sweetest thing your label bought you?

anything you'd wish you had known/done before the whirlwind began?

bonus question: is it annoying when people assume you're a new band? i'm waiting on the Best New Artist Grammy nod tbh


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What kind of signals would be good? I understand at some point a guy took out a large power line so they would have to send a crew out but I'm not sure how he did that and I also don't know what kind of signals would be good or how to make them.

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How did you think about writing a series of stories about a subject who can't really communicate about herself? I think you did a fantastic job with the story, and everything I've read of yours, but even terms like a feral child, while certainly accurate, seem to speak to that issue being a tricky one to navigate.


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I just want you to know that I fucking worship you. Keep it up.

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Thanks for the response Steve. I find it very inspiring that you didn't take a photo of a animal until about half way through life and now you're working for Natgeo


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Thanks, appreciated, good luck.

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A:

Howso?

My only understanding of the matter is that the FCC enacted Title 2, so why can't they unilaterally get rid of it?


Q:

How does your frosty machine never break down?

A:

If a person has been sexually assaulted by a public figure, what is the best way to approach the media? What kind of information should they bring forward?


Q:

Go to your website and scroll down, the $850 number appears under donate.

A:

At the Olympics, do you find yourself hanging out with athletes across all of the sports? Or are there sport specific cliques?


Q:

How did you go from hating math to being a math major and CS professor? (And why did you hate math in the first place?)

A:

what was the moment you realized that Feel It Still was gonna change your life?

Sweetest thing your label bought you?

anything you'd wish you had known/done before the whirlwind began?

bonus question: is it annoying when people assume you're a new band? i'm waiting on the Best New Artist Grammy nod tbh


Q:

How did you think about writing a series of stories about a subject who can't really communicate about herself? I think you did a fantastic job with the story, and everything I've read of yours, but even terms like a feral child, while certainly accurate, seem to speak to that issue being a tricky one to navigate.

A:

An entire paragraph on what you want to do for illegals with out mentioning the first part of my question, law abiding tax paying Americans. I guess in the end you did answer my question on who’s more important.


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I just want you to know that I fucking worship you. Keep it up.

A:

Why not?


Q:

Howso?

My only understanding of the matter is that the FCC enacted Title 2, so why can't they unilaterally get rid of it?

A:

How does your frosty machine never break down?


Q:

If a person has been sexually assaulted by a public figure, what is the best way to approach the media? What kind of information should they bring forward?

A:

Go to your website and scroll down, the $850 number appears under donate.


Q:

At the Olympics, do you find yourself hanging out with athletes across all of the sports? Or are there sport specific cliques?

A:

what was the moment you realized that Feel It Still was gonna change your life?

Sweetest thing your label bought you?

anything you'd wish you had known/done before the whirlwind began?

bonus question: is it annoying when people assume you're a new band? i'm waiting on the Best New Artist Grammy nod tbh


Q:

How did you think about writing a series of stories about a subject who can't really communicate about herself? I think you did a fantastic job with the story, and everything I've read of yours, but even terms like a feral child, while certainly accurate, seem to speak to that issue being a tricky one to navigate.

A:

And yet you start your AMA with saying “you’re ashamed and outraged when Trump got elected”


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I just want you to know that I fucking worship you. Keep it up.

A:

Why not?


Q:

When will we see a sequel to Disney’s The Kid?

A:

Howso?

My only understanding of the matter is that the FCC enacted Title 2, so why can't they unilaterally get rid of it?


Q:

How does your frosty machine never break down?

A:

If a person has been sexually assaulted by a public figure, what is the best way to approach the media? What kind of information should they bring forward?


Q:

Go to your website and scroll down, the $850 number appears under donate.

A:

At the Olympics, do you find yourself hanging out with athletes across all of the sports? Or are there sport specific cliques?


Q:

what was the moment you realized that Feel It Still was gonna change your life?

Sweetest thing your label bought you?

anything you'd wish you had known/done before the whirlwind began?

bonus question: is it annoying when people assume you're a new band? i'm waiting on the Best New Artist Grammy nod tbh

A:

Why do K701 have such a horrible headband, you can read hundreds of complaints of the soft nubs on the headband hurting the head after 2-3 hours of listening. Did you have an ergonomics specialist on your team?


Q:

And yet you start your AMA with saying “you’re ashamed and outraged when Trump got elected”

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No


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Agencies actually can't "unilaterally" do anything. By law they must engage in reasoned decision making and follow the process in the Administrative Procedures Act. Agencies that don't often get their regs overturned. Those requirements include things like providing the public advanced "notice" of their proposed actions and providing adequate evidence for their descision.

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Wouldn't say never, but let's just say it's one of the many things Wendy's does better. cough frozenbeef cough


Q:

Email us, call us. Meet with us in person. Tell us what happened, show us any evidence, and point us to other people who can corroborate the accounts. [email protected] - Beth

A:

Thank you. That is the average for both travel sessions and local sessions. We have broken it out more in our crowdfunding page if you’re interested in the photo book, session, photographer retreat, etc.


Q:

The athlete dining hall is a huge cafeteria in which all the athletes gather for some grub. I find that I naturally gravitate towards Team USA athletes since I know there won't be a language barrier, but I remember sitting with other skaters from other countries as well when I was there last time.

A:

When I was growing up, math seemed formulaic and uncreative. It seemed just like regurgitation: if I figured out how to e.g. add fractions, it would be the same method anyone else would use. In particular, I found calculus boring and resolved not to take any more after high school.

In college everyone was required to take one semester of math, so I took number theory, thinking it would be easy. Numbers are simple; how much theory could there really be? Under Jordan Ellenberg, it turns out, a lot. Jordan showed me the creative side of mathematics, and I was hooked! Meanwhile, I got rejected from the Princeton creative writing class.


Q:

Honestly, it didn’t just get released and blow up immediately. It kind of happened slowly over 6 months as it went from AAA to Alternative to Pop on radio. We we’re out promoting it almost everyday for so long we were kind of in the eye of the hurricane so it’s hard to get perspective. But yeah it didn’t really hit us like a brick wall of “oh shit” just a lot of little “oh shit’s” from march to now. -K

A:

A large triangle, x, or sos on the ground, anything reflective, anything brightly colored, fire, and smoke. Thanks for participating. Symmetry, reflectivity, unnatural coloration, all catch the eye.


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When I set out to write Dani's story, I truly didn't know that she couldn't talk. It wasn't until that first day when I met her in person that I realized how lost ... or locked-in ... she was. So I had to shift my reporting perspective entirely and write the story through the perspective of her rescuers and new family rather than her own eyes. You're right: I always want to share the story from the main character's viewpoint. But that just wasn't possible for this one. I so wish I could have navigated enough to know what was going on in her mind ...

A:

Why? :D


Q:

I started at Nat Geo photographing people and other stories! then made the switch to Natural History and conservation

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Thank you!


Q:

Agencies actually can't "unilaterally" do anything. By law they must engage in reasoned decision making and follow the process in the Administrative Procedures Act. Agencies that don't often get their regs overturned. Those requirements include things like providing the public advanced "notice" of their proposed actions and providing adequate evidence for their descision.

A:

Wouldn't say never, but let's just say it's one of the many things Wendy's does better. cough frozenbeef cough


Q:

Email us, call us. Meet with us in person. Tell us what happened, show us any evidence, and point us to other people who can corroborate the accounts. [email protected] - Beth

A:

Thank you. That is the average for both travel sessions and local sessions. We have broken it out more in our crowdfunding page if you’re interested in the photo book, session, photographer retreat, etc.


Q:

The athlete dining hall is a huge cafeteria in which all the athletes gather for some grub. I find that I naturally gravitate towards Team USA athletes since I know there won't be a language barrier, but I remember sitting with other skaters from other countries as well when I was there last time.

A:

When I was growing up, math seemed formulaic and uncreative. It seemed just like regurgitation: if I figured out how to e.g. add fractions, it would be the same method anyone else would use. In particular, I found calculus boring and resolved not to take any more after high school.

In college everyone was required to take one semester of math, so I took number theory, thinking it would be easy. Numbers are simple; how much theory could there really be? Under Jordan Ellenberg, it turns out, a lot. Jordan showed me the creative side of mathematics, and I was hooked! Meanwhile, I got rejected from the Princeton creative writing class.


Q:

Honestly, it didn’t just get released and blow up immediately. It kind of happened slowly over 6 months as it went from AAA to Alternative to Pop on radio. We we’re out promoting it almost everyday for so long we were kind of in the eye of the hurricane so it’s hard to get perspective. But yeah it didn’t really hit us like a brick wall of “oh shit” just a lot of little “oh shit’s” from march to now. -K

A:

When I set out to write Dani's story, I truly didn't know that she couldn't talk. It wasn't until that first day when I met her in person that I realized how lost ... or locked-in ... she was. So I had to shift my reporting perspective entirely and write the story through the perspective of her rescuers and new family rather than her own eyes. You're right: I always want to share the story from the main character's viewpoint. But that just wasn't possible for this one. I so wish I could have navigated enough to know what was going on in her mind ...


Q:

I will do my utmost as a Member of Congress for all Americans. If you refer to the question about what the priorities should be for the Democratic Party in one of the answers above, you'll see what I think we should be focused on as a party and as a country. Supporting the middle class, combatting climate change, and fixing the immigration system will benefit us all.

A:

Why? :D


Q:

I saw the bad that all the ayahuasca healing lodges have done around Iquitos - selling of jaguar parts - though the chinese are buying the canines. Tourist involved in the "healing" are buying jag skin wrist bands - jaguar teeth necklaces - etc. Where do you think these items come from - jaguars are now being killed way too often and this needs to be stopped. My job is to tell the story visually, about jaguars. Chip the writer was able to write a better story taking it - but we went to a real jaguar shaman - many are fueling the trade - are not locals with connections to the cat and culture.

A:

Agencies actually can't "unilaterally" do anything. By law they must engage in reasoned decision making and follow the process in the Administrative Procedures Act. Agencies that don't often get their regs overturned. Those requirements include things like providing the public advanced "notice" of their proposed actions and providing adequate evidence for their descision.


Q:

Wouldn't say never, but let's just say it's one of the many things Wendy's does better. cough frozenbeef cough

A:

Email us, call us. Meet with us in person. Tell us what happened, show us any evidence, and point us to other people who can corroborate the accounts. [email protected] - Beth


Q:

Thank you. That is the average for both travel sessions and local sessions. We have broken it out more in our crowdfunding page if you’re interested in the photo book, session, photographer retreat, etc.

A:

The athlete dining hall is a huge cafeteria in which all the athletes gather for some grub. I find that I naturally gravitate towards Team USA athletes since I know there won't be a language barrier, but I remember sitting with other skaters from other countries as well when I was there last time.


Q:

Honestly, it didn’t just get released and blow up immediately. It kind of happened slowly over 6 months as it went from AAA to Alternative to Pop on radio. We we’re out promoting it almost everyday for so long we were kind of in the eye of the hurricane so it’s hard to get perspective. But yeah it didn’t really hit us like a brick wall of “oh shit” just a lot of little “oh shit’s” from march to now. -K

A:

When I set out to write Dani's story, I truly didn't know that she couldn't talk. It wasn't until that first day when I met her in person that I realized how lost ... or locked-in ... she was. So I had to shift my reporting perspective entirely and write the story through the perspective of her rescuers and new family rather than her own eyes. You're right: I always want to share the story from the main character's viewpoint. But that just wasn't possible for this one. I so wish I could have navigated enough to know what was going on in her mind ...


Q:

I mean I am both ashamed and outraged. But I want to channel that anger in a positive way and actually work to make a difference in the lives of my constituents.

A:

Why? :D


Q:

I saw the bad that all the ayahuasca healing lodges have done around Iquitos - selling of jaguar parts - though the chinese are buying the canines. Tourist involved in the "healing" are buying jag skin wrist bands - jaguar teeth necklaces - etc. Where do you think these items come from - jaguars are now being killed way too often and this needs to be stopped. My job is to tell the story visually, about jaguars. Chip the writer was able to write a better story taking it - but we went to a real jaguar shaman - many are fueling the trade - are not locals with connections to the cat and culture.

A:

When I finally become "The Man."


Q:

Agencies actually can't "unilaterally" do anything. By law they must engage in reasoned decision making and follow the process in the Administrative Procedures Act. Agencies that don't often get their regs overturned. Those requirements include things like providing the public advanced "notice" of their proposed actions and providing adequate evidence for their descision.

A:

Wouldn't say never, but let's just say it's one of the many things Wendy's does better. cough frozenbeef cough


Q:

Email us, call us. Meet with us in person. Tell us what happened, show us any evidence, and point us to other people who can corroborate the accounts. [email protected] - Beth

A:

Thank you. That is the average for both travel sessions and local sessions. We have broken it out more in our crowdfunding page if you’re interested in the photo book, session, photographer retreat, etc.


Q:

The athlete dining hall is a huge cafeteria in which all the athletes gather for some grub. I find that I naturally gravitate towards Team USA athletes since I know there won't be a language barrier, but I remember sitting with other skaters from other countries as well when I was there last time.

A:

Honestly, it didn’t just get released and blow up immediately. It kind of happened slowly over 6 months as it went from AAA to Alternative to Pop on radio. We we’re out promoting it almost everyday for so long we were kind of in the eye of the hurricane so it’s hard to get perspective. But yeah it didn’t really hit us like a brick wall of “oh shit” just a lot of little “oh shit’s” from march to now. -K


Q:

He died in a horrible Trepanning by headband accident.

A:

I mean I am both ashamed and outraged. But I want to channel that anger in a positive way and actually work to make a difference in the lives of my constituents.


Q:

what happened to the readers poll?

A:

Is there a particular aspect of the rollback/ change in regulation that you feel meets the arbitrary and capricious language?


Q:

You have the Son of the Baconator, you have the classic Baconator, so when will we get the Father of the Baconator, or as I would like to call it, "The Bacon Daddy"?

A:

Not sure if this will get any visibility or a response, but I wanted to suggest that you provide (or obtain if you don't have one) a PGP key and share the public key here so that people concerned with privacy can share these details in a secure, encrypted manner.

This AMA is getting tens of thousands of views (possibly more) and it might be beneficial in encouraging those more hesitant to come forward with important information about the abuse of women, men and power by those in government and beyond.

I have no need to email (thank goodness) but it may be seen by the right person.


Q:

What is a photographer retreat?

A:

What did you compete in?


Q:

How can I stop my daughter from hating math?

A:

From your perspective, what do you think the coolest thing that fans do to show their appreciation of you is? (Generally or a particular thing a fan did that you thought was the coolest).


Q:

Local folklore says that even though the hunter started the campfire, it was a USFS helicopter that fanned the flames and made it spread. What eventually happened was that the hunter was held in jail for 364 days, the charges were dropped, and he was let go. The case never went to trial. Makes one wonder how the fire was really started.

A:

My parents neighbors adopted a couple of former "crib babies" from former soviet states when I was a kid. You could call them "feral" I suppose, they both seemed to make immense progress in the first few years, then regressed terribly right around puberty (back in diapers, stopped all speaking, etc). Is this common in these situations?


Q:

There's alot of talk nowadays about "white privilege." Do you feel like you've benefited from that at all, even though you're black? As a black man raised in a white family, what are your overall thoughts on the concept of privilege?

A:

What are your thoughts on zoos? Also Canon or nikon?


Q:

How dare he! I always require that my preferred candidate doesn't want to win the election.

A:

Is there a particular aspect of the rollback/ change in regulation that you feel meets the arbitrary and capricious language?


Q:

You have the Son of the Baconator, you have the classic Baconator, so when will we get the Father of the Baconator, or as I would like to call it, "The Bacon Daddy"?

A:

Not sure if this will get any visibility or a response, but I wanted to suggest that you provide (or obtain if you don't have one) a PGP key and share the public key here so that people concerned with privacy can share these details in a secure, encrypted manner.

This AMA is getting tens of thousands of views (possibly more) and it might be beneficial in encouraging those more hesitant to come forward with important information about the abuse of women, men and power by those in government and beyond.

I have no need to email (thank goodness) but it may be seen by the right person.


Q:

What is a photographer retreat?

A:

What did you compete in?


Q:

How can I stop my daughter from hating math?

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From your perspective, what do you think the coolest thing that fans do to show their appreciation of you is? (Generally or a particular thing a fan did that you thought was the coolest).


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My parents neighbors adopted a couple of former "crib babies" from former soviet states when I was a kid. You could call them "feral" I suppose, they both seemed to make immense progress in the first few years, then regressed terribly right around puberty (back in diapers, stopped all speaking, etc). Is this common in these situations?

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So Hillary is good and Trump is evil? I’m pretty sure they play for the same team underneath all the politics.


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There's alot of talk nowadays about "white privilege." Do you feel like you've benefited from that at all, even though you're black? As a black man raised in a white family, what are your overall thoughts on the concept of privilege?

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These galleries are gorgeous! Your shots show a relationship with these animals that must have taken some time and mutual respect to build.

To keep my question on topic, what is your favorite big cat story to tell at social functions?

What I really came here to ask is this: As an aspiring travel photographer, how would you suggest getting in with a big name like National Geographic? Do they accept applications for apprenticeships from amateur photographers, or will they review portfolios submitted by those with virtually no internet presence? I hear that many photography jobs now necessitate a pretty large online following, and that seems tough to garner given the sheer volume of images already out there.

Thanks for taking the time to do an AMA, Steve!


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Is there a particular aspect of the rollback/ change in regulation that you feel meets the arbitrary and capricious language?

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You have the Son of the Baconator, you have the classic Baconator, so when will we get the Father of the Baconator, or as I would like to call it, "The Bacon Daddy"?


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Not sure if this will get any visibility or a response, but I wanted to suggest that you provide (or obtain if you don't have one) a PGP key and share the public key here so that people concerned with privacy can share these details in a secure, encrypted manner.

This AMA is getting tens of thousands of views (possibly more) and it might be beneficial in encouraging those more hesitant to come forward with important information about the abuse of women, men and power by those in government and beyond.

I have no need to email (thank goodness) but it may be seen by the right person.

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What is a photographer retreat?


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What did you compete in?

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From your perspective, what do you think the coolest thing that fans do to show their appreciation of you is? (Generally or a particular thing a fan did that you thought was the coolest).


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My parents neighbors adopted a couple of former "crib babies" from former soviet states when I was a kid. You could call them "feral" I suppose, they both seemed to make immense progress in the first few years, then regressed terribly right around puberty (back in diapers, stopped all speaking, etc). Is this common in these situations?

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What will you do to not encroach further on the second amendment rights of Californians and all other law abiding citizens in the US?


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There's alot of talk nowadays about "white privilege." Do you feel like you've benefited from that at all, even though you're black? As a black man raised in a white family, what are your overall thoughts on the concept of privilege?

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These galleries are gorgeous! Your shots show a relationship with these animals that must have taken some time and mutual respect to build.

To keep my question on topic, what is your favorite big cat story to tell at social functions?

What I really came here to ask is this: As an aspiring travel photographer, how would you suggest getting in with a big name like National Geographic? Do they accept applications for apprenticeships from amateur photographers, or will they review portfolios submitted by those with virtually no internet presence? I hear that many photography jobs now necessitate a pretty large online following, and that seems tough to garner given the sheer volume of images already out there.

Thanks for taking the time to do an AMA, Steve!


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what is the perfect taco container, hard shell or soft wrap?

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Is there a particular aspect of the rollback/ change in regulation that you feel meets the arbitrary and capricious language?


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You have the Son of the Baconator, you have the classic Baconator, so when will we get the Father of the Baconator, or as I would like to call it, "The Bacon Daddy"?

A:

Not sure if this will get any visibility or a response, but I wanted to suggest that you provide (or obtain if you don't have one) a PGP key and share the public key here so that people concerned with privacy can share these details in a secure, encrypted manner.

This AMA is getting tens of thousands of views (possibly more) and it might be beneficial in encouraging those more hesitant to come forward with important information about the abuse of women, men and power by those in government and beyond.

I have no need to email (thank goodness) but it may be seen by the right person.


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What is a photographer retreat?

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What did you compete in?


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From your perspective, what do you think the coolest thing that fans do to show their appreciation of you is? (Generally or a particular thing a fan did that you thought was the coolest).

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Is there a next big thing (like, really big) in audio in your opinion? ELI5


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Thanks for doing an AMA, good to see candidates communicating with the public.

I've read that your 'motivation' for running stems partially from the announcement of Trump's infamous travel ban and your personal issues associated with that. Anti-Trump, anti-republican is a reasonable enough stance and all but what else do you especially stand for? What do you think your campaign has that will make Californians vote against the republican movement except for simply disliking Trump (which, can probably not be counted on too surely)?

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It's coming, it was later going up this year than usual but it will be online soon. -Mark


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The most straightforward is that the "evidence" they relied on for this rule making - their investment data is bogus: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/05/24/fcc-chairman-pai-doesnt-know-how-measure-investment

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This is the type of comment that makes you glad your account is anonymous


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We provide a photographer retreat for every volunteer photographer before they start serving with us. It’s a weekend where we focus on self-care, empathy, grief, and special photography needs when entering into these sensitive situations.

We want every photographer to be equipped and able to enter into the lives of the people we are serving with compassion, love, and understanding. No judgement. No fear. No expectations. The training weekend allows the photographers to build community with each other, talk openly about their fears or experiences, and learn what they need to know to be their best possible self and photographer no matter the situation.


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Figure skating!

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Tell her that you hate math. Then hating math won't be cool anymore.

(stay tuned for more serious advice to come :) )


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Cooking us food is a super nice thing. We don’t always get to sit down and eat like normal people on tour so sometimes a restaurant will invite us in and it’s always super nice for us and our crew. We usually invite the kitchen staff to the show after and we all hang out. Always a fun exchange. -K

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He wasn't charged, I believe, because he was without water for ten hours on a hot day before using his flare.


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That's so interesting ... and I don't know if it's common, but it seems so similar to Dani's situation ... puberty was really when she seemed to backslide ... I wonder what the correlation is there? How old were the children when they got adopted? From what I've heard, those Russian orphans were virtually feral ... so sad ... do you know there are volunteers in the neo-natal intensive care units of hospitals who just hold the babies so they'll get human touch from the time they're born? Those early connections seem to be so important!

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I'm not a sociologist and I'm not a very active follower of the social justice culture war thing. But I do in general buy the idea of privilege, although I think it's more complex than people on either side claim, and I think there's a sort of class privilege which is more significant than white privilege per se.

The fact that upward social mobility is much more difficult than we like to pretend means that being born/adopted into a reasonably well-to-do family is a huge privilege. It just so happens that white people are more likely to belong to this category than black people, for obvious historical reasons and probably structural constraints. So I think being born white per se is not a huge source of privilege, but being born white and well-off is undoubtedly a big advantage.

I do also think that being a carrier of white American culture is a privilege in itself, given the prestige assigned to that culture. In my case, I'm privileged in that I can pick up the phone and "sound white" without any effort, and I can identify more closely with the sort of mainstream Anglo-American culture and assimilate into it more easily.

All that being said, I certainly don't subscribe to the idea that all white people are more privileged than all black people, although I think that's kind of a strawman argument used by opponents of the concept of privilege. I have (white) relatives on my mom's side of the family who didn't finish high school and live in total squalor, I am 100% more privileged than them. Basically, I think that in 2017, economic status is a better determinant of a person's chances of being successful than skin color, although the two factors interact/amplify one another in many ways.


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Do not breed animals.

I use many different models of camera - I camera is a tool - like a drill or saw - you can buy many models but the all do the same thing - it is the person that takes the image. Check my instagram.

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I oppose the Republican agenda that is increasingly anti-immigrant, anti-environment, and anti-middle class. Further, the majority of people in my district voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, so the citizens of California's 45th District are on the same page as well. In order to flip the House of Representatives next fall and combat this Republican agenda, we must win back California's 45th district seat. But most importantly, we currently have a representative that has fundamentally failed to represent her constituents.


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The most straightforward is that the "evidence" they relied on for this rule making - their investment data is bogus: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/05/24/fcc-chairman-pai-doesnt-know-how-measure-investment

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This is the type of comment that makes you glad your account is anonymous


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We provide a photographer retreat for every volunteer photographer before they start serving with us. It’s a weekend where we focus on self-care, empathy, grief, and special photography needs when entering into these sensitive situations.

We want every photographer to be equipped and able to enter into the lives of the people we are serving with compassion, love, and understanding. No judgement. No fear. No expectations. The training weekend allows the photographers to build community with each other, talk openly about their fears or experiences, and learn what they need to know to be their best possible self and photographer no matter the situation.


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Figure skating!

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Tell her that you hate math. Then hating math won't be cool anymore.

(stay tuned for more serious advice to come :) )


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Cooking us food is a super nice thing. We don’t always get to sit down and eat like normal people on tour so sometimes a restaurant will invite us in and it’s always super nice for us and our crew. We usually invite the kitchen staff to the show after and we all hang out. Always a fun exchange. -K

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That's so interesting ... and I don't know if it's common, but it seems so similar to Dani's situation ... puberty was really when she seemed to backslide ... I wonder what the correlation is there? How old were the children when they got adopted? From what I've heard, those Russian orphans were virtually feral ... so sad ... do you know there are volunteers in the neo-natal intensive care units of hospitals who just hold the babies so they'll get human touch from the time they're born? Those early connections seem to be so important!


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Hillary Clinton would have not been my first pick to be the standard bearer for the Democratic Party in 2016. With that said there is no question in my mind that she would have made a better president than Donald Trump. I don't view Donald Trump as evil. I believe that he is advocating policies that are bad for the people of this country. I also think he is in over his head and beneath the dignity of the office.

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I'm not a sociologist and I'm not a very active follower of the social justice culture war thing. But I do in general buy the idea of privilege, although I think it's more complex than people on either side claim, and I think there's a sort of class privilege which is more significant than white privilege per se.

The fact that upward social mobility is much more difficult than we like to pretend means that being born/adopted into a reasonably well-to-do family is a huge privilege. It just so happens that white people are more likely to belong to this category than black people, for obvious historical reasons and probably structural constraints. So I think being born white per se is not a huge source of privilege, but being born white and well-off is undoubtedly a big advantage.

I do also think that being a carrier of white American culture is a privilege in itself, given the prestige assigned to that culture. In my case, I'm privileged in that I can pick up the phone and "sound white" without any effort, and I can identify more closely with the sort of mainstream Anglo-American culture and assimilate into it more easily.

All that being said, I certainly don't subscribe to the idea that all white people are more privileged than all black people, although I think that's kind of a strawman argument used by opponents of the concept of privilege. I have (white) relatives on my mom's side of the family who didn't finish high school and live in total squalor, I am 100% more privileged than them. Basically, I think that in 2017, economic status is a better determinant of a person's chances of being successful than skin color, although the two factors interact/amplify one another in many ways.


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Look below at my answer to another question about finding your own vision. Spending time with your subject - etc. emotion - good luck! Also animal stories that 8-10 weeks just to get close to your subject - learn the behavior and landscape to be able to bring back unique images

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The most straightforward is that the "evidence" they relied on for this rule making - their investment data is bogus: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/05/24/fcc-chairman-pai-doesnt-know-how-measure-investment


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This is the type of comment that makes you glad your account is anonymous


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We provide a photographer retreat for every volunteer photographer before they start serving with us. It’s a weekend where we focus on self-care, empathy, grief, and special photography needs when entering into these sensitive situations.

We want every photographer to be equipped and able to enter into the lives of the people we are serving with compassion, love, and understanding. No judgement. No fear. No expectations. The training weekend allows the photographers to build community with each other, talk openly about their fears or experiences, and learn what they need to know to be their best possible self and photographer no matter the situation.

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Figure skating!


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Cooking us food is a super nice thing. We don’t always get to sit down and eat like normal people on tour so sometimes a restaurant will invite us in and it’s always super nice for us and our crew. We usually invite the kitchen staff to the show after and we all hang out. Always a fun exchange. -K

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That's so interesting ... and I don't know if it's common, but it seems so similar to Dani's situation ... puberty was really when she seemed to backslide ... I wonder what the correlation is there? How old were the children when they got adopted? From what I've heard, those Russian orphans were virtually feral ... so sad ... do you know there are volunteers in the neo-natal intensive care units of hospitals who just hold the babies so they'll get human touch from the time they're born? Those early connections seem to be so important!


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Far too many Americans die of gun violence every year. There are in fact only two countries in the world with a higher rate of gun ownership than the United States: Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Quite simply it is too easy for those who wish to do others harm to gain access to firearms.

That's why we must 1) close background check loopholes, 2) reinstate the assault weapons ban, 3) ban high capacity magazines and bump stocks, 4) reverse the prohibition on the CDC in regards to researching gun violence, 5) make sure that those who have a history of domestic abuse are not allowed to purchase firearms, 6) invest in mental health to address the high number of individuals who commit suicide with a gun, and 7) increase funding for organizations like the ATF so that they can actually work to enforce the gun laws already on the books.

I do not believe that any of these reasonable changes would encroach on the second amendment rights of Californians and other law-abiding citizens. As Justice Scalia wrote in Heller, "Nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."

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I'm not a sociologist and I'm not a very active follower of the social justice culture war thing. But I do in general buy the idea of privilege, although I think it's more complex than people on either side claim, and I think there's a sort of class privilege which is more significant than white privilege per se.

The fact that upward social mobility is much more difficult than we like to pretend means that being born/adopted into a reasonably well-to-do family is a huge privilege. It just so happens that white people are more likely to belong to this category than black people, for obvious historical reasons and probably structural constraints. So I think being born white per se is not a huge source of privilege, but being born white and well-off is undoubtedly a big advantage.

I do also think that being a carrier of white American culture is a privilege in itself, given the prestige assigned to that culture. In my case, I'm privileged in that I can pick up the phone and "sound white" without any effort, and I can identify more closely with the sort of mainstream Anglo-American culture and assimilate into it more easily.

All that being said, I certainly don't subscribe to the idea that all white people are more privileged than all black people, although I think that's kind of a strawman argument used by opponents of the concept of privilege. I have (white) relatives on my mom's side of the family who didn't finish high school and live in total squalor, I am 100% more privileged than them. Basically, I think that in 2017, economic status is a better determinant of a person's chances of being successful than skin color, although the two factors interact/amplify one another in many ways.


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Look below at my answer to another question about finding your own vision. Spending time with your subject - etc. emotion - good luck! Also animal stories that 8-10 weeks just to get close to your subject - learn the behavior and landscape to be able to bring back unique images

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A soft corn tortilla does the trick every time.


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The most straightforward is that the "evidence" they relied on for this rule making - their investment data is bogus: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/05/24/fcc-chairman-pai-doesnt-know-how-measure-investment

A:

This is the type of comment that makes you glad your account is anonymous


A:

We provide a photographer retreat for every volunteer photographer before they start serving with us. It’s a weekend where we focus on self-care, empathy, grief, and special photography needs when entering into these sensitive situations.

We want every photographer to be equipped and able to enter into the lives of the people we are serving with compassion, love, and understanding. No judgement. No fear. No expectations. The training weekend allows the photographers to build community with each other, talk openly about their fears or experiences, and learn what they need to know to be their best possible self and photographer no matter the situation.


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Figure skating!

A:

Cooking us food is a super nice thing. We don’t always get to sit down and eat like normal people on tour so sometimes a restaurant will invite us in and it’s always super nice for us and our crew. We usually invite the kitchen staff to the show after and we all hang out. Always a fun exchange. -K


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Miniaturization (as always, ever smaller...), integration into monolithic structures, Be sure to investigate MEMS technology. It’s everywhere and nobody even notices AND that’s how it should be. Beam-Steering and Forming Deeper integration into existing tech belongs here too.

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Yes, the travel ban is why I'm running but it’s certainly not the only issue that I care about. It's representative of the kinds of politics that are coming out of this country. For example, we need to fight for the Dreamers, we need to fight against the decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Yes, you’re right. It’s not just about opposing Mimi Walters or Donald Trump, we need to have a vision that demonstrates that we are actually doing something to make peoples’ lives better in Orange County and in this country.

What I want to offer these voters is someone who has the experience of working for two really great Senators. I’ve learned how a representative should go about being accountable, accessible, and taking action on issues that people care about. I’m passionate about the environment, addressing student debt and healthcare, and ensuring that we provide jobs that pay good wages and provide good benefits for all people.


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I assume its because 1 person writes BNMs but the entire staff writes the list.

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Has anything like this (from the FCC or other regulatory organization) been overturned in court? If so, how long could it take? The courts are very slow of course, but could public interest increase the speed? Are you thinking within 2 years? 4 years / in the next administration?

*edit: fixed some spelliing


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How did you get this job?

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Were there any allegations brought to your attention that were not reported due to lack of credibility?


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You truly are such a blessing to this world. Not only are you a survivor of such grief, but you're using your own personal experience to change other peoples lives, to extend a hand letting them know they aren't alone in this. Thank you.

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What’s your most and least favorite jump, and what’s your least favorite move (rockers, brackets, counters, chocktaws)?


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What, or who, inspired you to become a writer? What about a computer science professor?

My boyfriend is currently studying computer science, he's unsure of what he wants to do quite yet but I think that's okay. He'll figure it out. What advice would you give to people who want to get into the computer science field? What about those who'd like to write a book?

How long did it take you to write the book for children?

By the way, thanks for doing this for us. I'm usually too shy to participate and ask questions but I decided to try today so I'm really sorry if one of my questions is too nosy or worded bad.

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Do you ever listen for the sounds that your hands make?


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What are your thoughts on the Primitive Technology guy?

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Hello Lane. My question, has anyone from the birth family or their neighbors ever indicate why Dani was neglected while her siblings were not? What ever became if her siblings?


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This sounds like a well thought out, reasonably nuanced, non-emotionally-charged piece.

You have no place on reddit, get out.

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What model of camera do you use?


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See? It's not enough to oppose. You have to stand for something, too.

You sound like an outraged sound bite, mate.

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Has anything like this (from the FCC or other regulatory organization) been overturned in court? If so, how long could it take? The courts are very slow of course, but could public interest increase the speed? Are you thinking within 2 years? 4 years / in the next administration?

*edit: fixed some spelliing


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How did you get this job?

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Were there any allegations brought to your attention that were not reported due to lack of credibility?


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You truly are such a blessing to this world. Not only are you a survivor of such grief, but you're using your own personal experience to change other peoples lives, to extend a hand letting them know they aren't alone in this. Thank you.

A:

What’s your most and least favorite jump, and what’s your least favorite move (rockers, brackets, counters, chocktaws)?


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What, or who, inspired you to become a writer? What about a computer science professor?

My boyfriend is currently studying computer science, he's unsure of what he wants to do quite yet but I think that's okay. He'll figure it out. What advice would you give to people who want to get into the computer science field? What about those who'd like to write a book?

How long did it take you to write the book for children?

By the way, thanks for doing this for us. I'm usually too shy to participate and ask questions but I decided to try today so I'm really sorry if one of my questions is too nosy or worded bad.

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Do you ever listen for the sounds that your hands make?


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Hello Lane. My question, has anyone from the birth family or their neighbors ever indicate why Dani was neglected while her siblings were not? What ever became if her siblings?

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Will you be aggressive about Medicare for All?

To clarify, "supports" is a Lucy and the Football type statement. Doesn't mean much, given how frequently we have seen M4A and similar efforts pushed back and off to the side for basically any reason.

Put another way, what will you be doing to help get M4A into law?


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This sounds like a well thought out, reasonably nuanced, non-emotionally-charged piece.

You have no place on reddit, get out.

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These galleries are gorgeous! Your shots show a relationship with these animals that must have taken some time and mutual respect to build.

To keep my question on topic, what is your favorite big cat story to tell at social functions?

What I really came here to ask is this: As an aspiring travel photographer, how would you suggest getting in with a big name like National Geographic? Do they accept applications for apprenticeships from amateur photographers, or will they review portfolios submitted by those with virtually no internet presence? I hear that many photography jobs now necessitate a pretty large online following, and that seems tough to garner given the sheer volume of images already out there.

Thanks for taking the time to do an AMA, Steve!


Q:

Has anything like this (from the FCC or other regulatory organization) been overturned in court? If so, how long could it take? The courts are very slow of course, but could public interest increase the speed? Are you thinking within 2 years? 4 years / in the next administration?

*edit: fixed some spelliing

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How did you get this job?


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Were there any allegations brought to your attention that were not reported due to lack of credibility?

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You truly are such a blessing to this world. Not only are you a survivor of such grief, but you're using your own personal experience to change other peoples lives, to extend a hand letting them know they aren't alone in this. Thank you.


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What’s your most and least favorite jump, and what’s your least favorite move (rockers, brackets, counters, chocktaws)?

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Hello Lane. My question, has anyone from the birth family or their neighbors ever indicate why Dani was neglected while her siblings were not? What ever became if her siblings?

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See? It's not enough to oppose. You have to stand for something, too.

You sound like an outraged sound bite, mate.


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This sounds like a well thought out, reasonably nuanced, non-emotionally-charged piece.

You have no place on reddit, get out.

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These galleries are gorgeous! Your shots show a relationship with these animals that must have taken some time and mutual respect to build.

To keep my question on topic, what is your favorite big cat story to tell at social functions?

What I really came here to ask is this: As an aspiring travel photographer, how would you suggest getting in with a big name like National Geographic? Do they accept applications for apprenticeships from amateur photographers, or will they review portfolios submitted by those with virtually no internet presence? I hear that many photography jobs now necessitate a pretty large online following, and that seems tough to garner given the sheer volume of images already out there.

Thanks for taking the time to do an AMA, Steve!


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What kind of restrictions and rules are put on your animation team and the movie in general and, what kind of splitting up do you do with your budget?

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Has anything like this (from the FCC or other regulatory organization) been overturned in court? If so, how long could it take? The courts are very slow of course, but could public interest increase the speed? Are you thinking within 2 years? 4 years / in the next administration?

*edit: fixed some spelliing


Q:

How did you get this job?

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Were there any allegations brought to your attention that were not reported due to lack of credibility?


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You truly are such a blessing to this world. Not only are you a survivor of such grief, but you're using your own personal experience to change other peoples lives, to extend a hand letting them know they aren't alone in this. Thank you.

A:

What’s your most and least favorite jump, and what’s your least favorite move (rockers, brackets, counters, chocktaws)?


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Will you release headphones in the future?

Do you see wired headphones that require amping as a business or is it running out due to the customers tending to Bluetooth and you dont want to invest in this area?


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See? It's not enough to oppose. You have to stand for something, too.

You sound like an outraged sound bite, mate.

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We didn’t review everything, sometimes there is just too much music. And sometimes a song’s relevance and quality may not be obvious until way after their release. For example, “American Dream” is great, but after listening to LCD’s album for a long time, a lot of people really got drawn to “How Do You Sleep.” It wasn’t a single, and it’s a song that sneaks up on you. It could have been Best New Track, just for many different reasons, it wasn’t reviewed. No real conspiracy or anything like that. We want to recognize good songs, right now.

—Matthew


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The FCC like other agencies have a long history of their decisions being challenged in court. In fact, we are where we are today because the ISPs kept challenging the FCC's Net Neutrality regulations in court over the last decade. The ISPs have won this round at the FCC but turnabout is fair play and we'll undoubtably challenge the agency on some of the same grounds they did.

As far as timing - we can't go to court until the FCC's decision is published in the federal register so this whole thing will kick off sometime early next year. And then it could be a year or more until its resolved.

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I posted on this ama saying people call me "the beef" and they hired me


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Yes we chased all sorts of leads, tips, allegations and crazy rumors. We only reported what we were able to substantiate. Beth

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Thank you for your comment ❤️


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My favorite jump is my double axel and my least favorite jump is definitely my triple salchow. Favorite move would have to be counter clockwise twizzles!

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What, or who, inspired you to become a writer?

When I was at camp as a kid, we used to always tell ghost stories. But I didn't find them very scary. So I started to come up with my own. My whole cabin got nightmares.

How long did it take you to write the book for children?

We spent about a year on the initial draft, and then another year revising & getting it published. The most important part of writing a book is finishing it!

What about those who'd like to write a book?

As you can imagine, I was busy with many other projects during those two years. I think it's important for writers to have perspective on & experience in the world around them -- otherwise you just end up writing about writing.


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👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🤘🤘🤘-Z

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Awesome. I just hope people realize that the footage is done over time, and those projects are done in half a day or anything lol. He's putting a lot of effort into those projects.


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Her siblings were much older, teenagers and young 20s, when she was taken. It later came out in court records that the oldest brother had urged his mom to take Dani to the doctor and put her in school. I think the mom had her husband to help raise the boys, and after he died she got pregnant on a one-night stand but didn't know the dad and didn't realize she was pregnant and was just in denial that she even had a daughter. Neighbors said she was seldom home, always playing Bingo at the Moose Lodge with a new boyfriend, so she either left Dani entirely alone in that awful room, or left her with her older brothers, who just seem to have ignored her. The youngest brother answered the door when we knocked in September, said he remembered it was Dani's birthday, but when I asked if he thought about her, or what had happened to her, he shut the door.

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ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACISTS! THE MOON LANDING WAS A MOSSAD PLOT TO INFECT THE ENTIRE PLANET WITH SPACE-AIDS!

Is that better? Can I stay?


Q:

I use many different models of camera - I camera is a tool - like a drill or saw - you can buy many models but the all do the same thing - it is the person that takes the image. Check my instagram.

A:

I promise you that we are pushing a positive vision about the future of Orange County that has nothing to do with being against Donald Trump and Mimi Walters. I've outlined it in some of the other answers here but happy to talk about any of them further if needed


Q:

The FCC like other agencies have a long history of their decisions being challenged in court. In fact, we are where we are today because the ISPs kept challenging the FCC's Net Neutrality regulations in court over the last decade. The ISPs have won this round at the FCC but turnabout is fair play and we'll undoubtably challenge the agency on some of the same grounds they did.

As far as timing - we can't go to court until the FCC's decision is published in the federal register so this whole thing will kick off sometime early next year. And then it could be a year or more until its resolved.

A:

I posted on this ama saying people call me "the beef" and they hired me


Q:

Yes we chased all sorts of leads, tips, allegations and crazy rumors. We only reported what we were able to substantiate. Beth

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Thank you for your comment ❤️


Q:

My favorite jump is my double axel and my least favorite jump is definitely my triple salchow. Favorite move would have to be counter clockwise twizzles!

A:

What, or who, inspired you to become a writer?

When I was at camp as a kid, we used to always tell ghost stories. But I didn't find them very scary. So I started to come up with my own. My whole cabin got nightmares.

How long did it take you to write the book for children?

We spent about a year on the initial draft, and then another year revising & getting it published. The most important part of writing a book is finishing it!

What about those who'd like to write a book?

As you can imagine, I was busy with many other projects during those two years. I think it's important for writers to have perspective on & experience in the world around them -- otherwise you just end up writing about writing.


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👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🤘🤘🤘-Z

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Her siblings were much older, teenagers and young 20s, when she was taken. It later came out in court records that the oldest brother had urged his mom to take Dani to the doctor and put her in school. I think the mom had her husband to help raise the boys, and after he died she got pregnant on a one-night stand but didn't know the dad and didn't realize she was pregnant and was just in denial that she even had a daughter. Neighbors said she was seldom home, always playing Bingo at the Moose Lodge with a new boyfriend, so she either left Dani entirely alone in that awful room, or left her with her older brothers, who just seem to have ignored her. The youngest brother answered the door when we knocked in September, said he remembered it was Dani's birthday, but when I asked if he thought about her, or what had happened to her, he shut the door.


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I will absolutely be aggressive about supporting Medicare for All. Healthcare is a universal right and every single woman, man, and child in this country deserves access to quality and affordable healthcare. In the United States in 2017, no person should ever go bankrupt or face financial ruin just because they got sick.

That's why I was the first candidate in my race to come out in support of single-payer healthcare. I strongly believe it represents the best and the most efficient way to meet the healthcare needs of each and every American. It is the system that Americans both need and deserve. Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress.

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ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACISTS! THE MOON LANDING WAS A MOSSAD PLOT TO INFECT THE ENTIRE PLANET WITH SPACE-AIDS!

Is that better? Can I stay?


Q:

Everyday - domestic cats came from wild cats - the domestic cats supposedly came from the African Wild cat. I have seen a 10 foot tiger using a tree as a scratching post - it looks like a domestic cat - as that is what we are used to seeing in our everyday lives.

A:

The FCC like other agencies have a long history of their decisions being challenged in court. In fact, we are where we are today because the ISPs kept challenging the FCC's Net Neutrality regulations in court over the last decade. The ISPs have won this round at the FCC but turnabout is fair play and we'll undoubtably challenge the agency on some of the same grounds they did.

As far as timing - we can't go to court until the FCC's decision is published in the federal register so this whole thing will kick off sometime early next year. And then it could be a year or more until its resolved.


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I posted on this ama saying people call me "the beef" and they hired me

A:

Yes we chased all sorts of leads, tips, allegations and crazy rumors. We only reported what we were able to substantiate. Beth


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Thank you for your comment ❤️

A:

My favorite jump is my double axel and my least favorite jump is definitely my triple salchow. Favorite move would have to be counter clockwise twizzles!


Q:

Yes! The band has been there a few times I believe now for some shows. We always enjoy it over there. As far as the name of the band influence, we wanted to have a David Bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars and the similar to the way the Beatles used Sargent Peppers to create an alternative name and reality use to describe a group of musicians. Portugal is a character name and he’s the man. THANK YOU!

JS

A:

Her siblings were much older, teenagers and young 20s, when she was taken. It later came out in court records that the oldest brother had urged his mom to take Dani to the doctor and put her in school. I think the mom had her husband to help raise the boys, and after he died she got pregnant on a one-night stand but didn't know the dad and didn't realize she was pregnant and was just in denial that she even had a daughter. Neighbors said she was seldom home, always playing Bingo at the Moose Lodge with a new boyfriend, so she either left Dani entirely alone in that awful room, or left her with her older brothers, who just seem to have ignored her. The youngest brother answered the door when we knocked in September, said he remembered it was Dani's birthday, but when I asked if he thought about her, or what had happened to her, he shut the door.


Q:

I promise you that we are pushing a positive vision about the future of Orange County that has nothing to do with being against Donald Trump and Mimi Walters. I've outlined it in some of the other answers here but happy to talk about any of them further if needed

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ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACISTS! THE MOON LANDING WAS A MOSSAD PLOT TO INFECT THE ENTIRE PLANET WITH SPACE-AIDS!

Is that better? Can I stay?


Q:

Everyday - domestic cats came from wild cats - the domestic cats supposedly came from the African Wild cat. I have seen a 10 foot tiger using a tree as a scratching post - it looks like a domestic cat - as that is what we are used to seeing in our everyday lives.

A:

I have zero idea. I just know that the bulk of the budget does not go to me. I do know however that animators work their asses off and deserve lots of money.


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The FCC like other agencies have a long history of their decisions being challenged in court. In fact, we are where we are today because the ISPs kept challenging the FCC's Net Neutrality regulations in court over the last decade. The ISPs have won this round at the FCC but turnabout is fair play and we'll undoubtably challenge the agency on some of the same grounds they did.

As far as timing - we can't go to court until the FCC's decision is published in the federal register so this whole thing will kick off sometime early next year. And then it could be a year or more until its resolved.

A:

I posted on this ama saying people call me "the beef" and they hired me


Q:

Yes we chased all sorts of leads, tips, allegations and crazy rumors. We only reported what we were able to substantiate. Beth

A:

Thank you for your comment ❤️


Q:

My favorite jump is my double axel and my least favorite jump is definitely my triple salchow. Favorite move would have to be counter clockwise twizzles!

A:

Yes! The band has been there a few times I believe now for some shows. We always enjoy it over there. As far as the name of the band influence, we wanted to have a David Bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars and the similar to the way the Beatles used Sargent Peppers to create an alternative name and reality use to describe a group of musicians. Portugal is a character name and he’s the man. THANK YOU!

JS


Q:

Yes.

They will coexist rather happily for some time although the project is that wireless will dominate in the consumer and pro-sumer sectors.

A:

I promise you that we are pushing a positive vision about the future of Orange County that has nothing to do with being against Donald Trump and Mimi Walters. I've outlined it in some of the other answers here but happy to talk about any of them further if needed


Q:

Hypothetical situation: a writer loves or hates a new album, but the editors feel the opposite. The writer really feels that it should have a certain score, but the editors think it should be much lower or higher. Does this happen often? Or are you mostly on the same page? In other words, how can you make sure that your staff is (more or less) on the same page?

A:

To what extent does the FCC's decision to disregard (1) the quantity of pro net neutrality comments, and (2) the "cyberwar" campaign to flood the site with fake comments affect whether a court will conclude today's vote was arbitrary and capricious?

The "arbitrary and capricious" doctrine sets a high standard of proof necessary to prevail in a civil action.


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What are your thoughts on A Christmas Prince?

A:

How did you prepare the victims in the case for the obvious attacks from the gutter press and that their testimonies' and character would be brought into question. Did it put them off speaking out? Thanks, real honour to hear your insight.


Q:

Speaking from personal experience (I lost my daughter at infancy), I've found that grief (particularly with regards to children) is a very taboo subject socially. Do you have suggestions for opening dialog so people can get the support they need from friends and family? Isolation made the experience exponentially worse for me and a decade later, I still find it difficult to discuss.

Also, plug for /r/babyloss.

A:

Hi Mirai, what do you enjoy most about the competing having been in some of the top competitions in the world? Also what's your diet like during training season? Thanks and good luck on PyeongChang!


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I also “hated math” when I was in high school so I dropped it after I hit my requisite 2.5 years (I think I really just didn’t understand what its value was). I never finished algebra or took calculus or trigonometry. In college I was a political science major so I got away with only taking statistics.

Now I’m a lawyer and I realize that I probably would have been good at math and enjoyed it. In my line of work I can get by without it, but I deal with a lot of economics/econometrics expert reports and could add value if I understood the math.

Plus I want to exercise my formal logic muscles because they’re getting flabby.

What’s the best way to hop back into it? What websites/apps/etc. will not only teach me in an engaging way, but help me figure out where I should start?

A:

Ever been to Portugal or was it just a random name choice?


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How many times have you drank your own pee?

A:

I was not aware of this story. I just read what's posted on the website. This might be one of the most disturbing, yet uplifting things I've ever read.

This policy of attempting to keep a child with its parent(s), has this ever been revisited in this state? Is it like this everywhere? My parents were foster parents growing up and they cared for some kids in terrible situations. Nothing ever like this, but certainly prone to massive mood swings due to fetal alcohol syndrome and thing like this. In almost all cases, the children were returned to their mothers, except one where the child was adopted and another where she passed the age of 18 while living with my parents and continued to live with them after getting a job and paying rent.


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Do you #MAGA? You sound like you #MAGA.

A:

Did you try ayahuasca while shooting the most recent jaguar story for the magazine?


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There's a Republican in elected office in California? That's a surprise.

A:

To what extent does the FCC's decision to disregard (1) the quantity of pro net neutrality comments, and (2) the "cyberwar" campaign to flood the site with fake comments affect whether a court will conclude today's vote was arbitrary and capricious?

The "arbitrary and capricious" doctrine sets a high standard of proof necessary to prevail in a civil action.


Q:

What are your thoughts on A Christmas Prince?

A:

How did you prepare the victims in the case for the obvious attacks from the gutter press and that their testimonies' and character would be brought into question. Did it put them off speaking out? Thanks, real honour to hear your insight.


Q:

Speaking from personal experience (I lost my daughter at infancy), I've found that grief (particularly with regards to children) is a very taboo subject socially. Do you have suggestions for opening dialog so people can get the support they need from friends and family? Isolation made the experience exponentially worse for me and a decade later, I still find it difficult to discuss.

Also, plug for /r/babyloss.

A:

Hi Mirai, what do you enjoy most about the competing having been in some of the top competitions in the world? Also what's your diet like during training season? Thanks and good luck on PyeongChang!


Q:

I also “hated math” when I was in high school so I dropped it after I hit my requisite 2.5 years (I think I really just didn’t understand what its value was). I never finished algebra or took calculus or trigonometry. In college I was a political science major so I got away with only taking statistics.

Now I’m a lawyer and I realize that I probably would have been good at math and enjoyed it. In my line of work I can get by without it, but I deal with a lot of economics/econometrics expert reports and could add value if I understood the math.

Plus I want to exercise my formal logic muscles because they’re getting flabby.

What’s the best way to hop back into it? What websites/apps/etc. will not only teach me in an engaging way, but help me figure out where I should start?

A:

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I was not aware of this story. I just read what's posted on the website. This might be one of the most disturbing, yet uplifting things I've ever read.

This policy of attempting to keep a child with its parent(s), has this ever been revisited in this state? Is it like this everywhere? My parents were foster parents growing up and they cared for some kids in terrible situations. Nothing ever like this, but certainly prone to massive mood swings due to fetal alcohol syndrome and thing like this. In almost all cases, the children were returned to their mothers, except one where the child was adopted and another where she passed the age of 18 while living with my parents and continued to live with them after getting a job and paying rent.

A:

Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress

How are you planning on paying for it? It’s easy to say you support it, but how do you plan on implementing it?


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Do you #MAGA? You sound like you #MAGA.

A:

To what extent does the FCC's decision to disregard (1) the quantity of pro net neutrality comments, and (2) the "cyberwar" campaign to flood the site with fake comments affect whether a court will conclude today's vote was arbitrary and capricious?

The "arbitrary and capricious" doctrine sets a high standard of proof necessary to prevail in a civil action.


Q:

What are your thoughts on A Christmas Prince?

A:

How did you prepare the victims in the case for the obvious attacks from the gutter press and that their testimonies' and character would be brought into question. Did it put them off speaking out? Thanks, real honour to hear your insight.


Q:

Speaking from personal experience (I lost my daughter at infancy), I've found that grief (particularly with regards to children) is a very taboo subject socially. Do you have suggestions for opening dialog so people can get the support they need from friends and family? Isolation made the experience exponentially worse for me and a decade later, I still find it difficult to discuss.

Also, plug for /r/babyloss.

A:

Hi Mirai, what do you enjoy most about the competing having been in some of the top competitions in the world? Also what's your diet like during training season? Thanks and good luck on PyeongChang!


Q:

"I'm atomic man, I'm the moon that pulls the tides that take the sand" what does that mean to you guys and how did you guys come up with it?

A:

I was not aware of this story. I just read what's posted on the website. This might be one of the most disturbing, yet uplifting things I've ever read.

This policy of attempting to keep a child with its parent(s), has this ever been revisited in this state? Is it like this everywhere? My parents were foster parents growing up and they cared for some kids in terrible situations. Nothing ever like this, but certainly prone to massive mood swings due to fetal alcohol syndrome and thing like this. In almost all cases, the children were returned to their mothers, except one where the child was adopted and another where she passed the age of 18 while living with my parents and continued to live with them after getting a job and paying rent.


Q:

So Hillary is good and Trump is evil? I’m pretty sure they play for the same team underneath all the politics.

A:

Do you #MAGA? You sound like you #MAGA.


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What Christmas movie made an impression on you growing up? I know all of "the santa clause" movies really stuck with me and I always thought you did a great job in the roll of the elf.

A:

To what extent does the FCC's decision to disregard (1) the quantity of pro net neutrality comments, and (2) the "cyberwar" campaign to flood the site with fake comments affect whether a court will conclude today's vote was arbitrary and capricious?

The "arbitrary and capricious" doctrine sets a high standard of proof necessary to prevail in a civil action.


Q:

What are your thoughts on A Christmas Prince?

A:

How did you prepare the victims in the case for the obvious attacks from the gutter press and that their testimonies' and character would be brought into question. Did it put them off speaking out? Thanks, real honour to hear your insight.


Q:

Speaking from personal experience (I lost my daughter at infancy), I've found that grief (particularly with regards to children) is a very taboo subject socially. Do you have suggestions for opening dialog so people can get the support they need from friends and family? Isolation made the experience exponentially worse for me and a decade later, I still find it difficult to discuss.

Also, plug for /r/babyloss.

A:

Hi Mirai, what do you enjoy most about the competing having been in some of the top competitions in the world? Also what's your diet like during training season? Thanks and good luck on PyeongChang!


Q:

"I'm atomic man, I'm the moon that pulls the tides that take the sand" what does that mean to you guys and how did you guys come up with it?

A:

Are you restricted due to the AKG patents?


Q:

So Hillary is good and Trump is evil? I’m pretty sure they play for the same team underneath all the politics.

A:

We communicate on it during the assignment process, so there aren't many surprises. People don't often get assigned more significant records cold, usually there is a conversation about it during the assignment process. -Mark


Q:

Without telegraphing (ha!) the exact contours of our legal arguments regarding A&C review the agency must examine the relevant data and articulate reasons for the decisions it makes. There is plenty of evidence in the comment record that the FCC didn't do that.

There are also other standards the FCC must meet. For example, the agency must not have a "closed mind" when it begins a rule making. Months ago Chairman Pai stated that overturning Net Neutrality is a fight he "intends to win". We think that's a serious problem for the FCC.

A:

We have watched it every day for the last 18 days.


Q:

This is Stephanie. All the women who decided to go on the record did so expecting that they would most likely be attacked. They all had their own ways of preparing for publication day. They were all unwavering in their decision to go public once that decision was made.

A:

I am about to photograph a session now, but will come back to this for a full response later! Thank you!


Q:

I enjoy challenging myself and trying to better myself in a high pressure situation.

During the season, I try to eat a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat to fuel and have found that finding the right balance has been extremely important for my regime.

A:

Great question! This is something I'm pretty passionate about.

In undergrad, my senior thesis was a book that would gradually introduce formal proof techniques to curious people with no more than a high school background, tentatively titled "Proof By Numbers". Princeton University Press was interested in helping me bring it to a wider audience, but then I left for grad school and didn't have time to go through their revision process. I plan to revisit that manuscript soon -- if you want to be a "beta" reader, please email [email protected] with "Proof By Numbers" in the subject line.

In the meantime, I'd recommend How Not to Be Wrong by one of my undergrad mentors, Jordan Ellenberg.


Q:

Yes! The band has been there a few times I believe now for some shows. We always enjoy it over there. As far as the name of the band influence, we wanted to have a David Bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars and the similar to the way the Beatles used Sargent Peppers to create an alternative name and reality use to describe a group of musicians. Portugal is a character name and he’s the man. THANK YOU!

JS

A:

Mine? Twice. My boyfriend's? Countless times.


Q:

Yes, great question. When the child investigators first visited Dani, when she was 3, the state of Florida's policy was to do everything to keep the child with the birth parent. So they offered services to Dani's birth mom, including free child care, but she refused. And they didn't go back to check on Dani until a year later, when someone else called. Same scenario. I can't help but obsessing over what her life would've been like if they'd rescued her back then ... after the story came out, the policy was changed so that police officers have to accompany child investigators on cases where abuse is alleged. That way, if a truly criminal act has occurred, they can rescue the child and make an arrest right away instead of dragging out a long case plan to keep the child in possible peril.

A:

Absolutely not, what made you draw that conclusion?


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NO!!!!! I did not try ayahuasca.

A:

So in 2018 to flip the House of Representatives Democrats need to win 24 seats. There are 7 seats in California held by a Republican where the voters also voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. 4 of those districts are in Orange County, including this one. We cannot take back the House without all winning all 4, making Orange County critical to Democrats in 2018.


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Without telegraphing (ha!) the exact contours of our legal arguments regarding A&C review the agency must examine the relevant data and articulate reasons for the decisions it makes. There is plenty of evidence in the comment record that the FCC didn't do that.

There are also other standards the FCC must meet. For example, the agency must not have a "closed mind" when it begins a rule making. Months ago Chairman Pai stated that overturning Net Neutrality is a fight he "intends to win". We think that's a serious problem for the FCC.

A:

We have watched it every day for the last 18 days.


Q:

This is Stephanie. All the women who decided to go on the record did so expecting that they would most likely be attacked. They all had their own ways of preparing for publication day. They were all unwavering in their decision to go public once that decision was made.

A:

Hey, I’m back. Thanks for your patience. Again I am so sorry for your loss and can totally relate to the socially awkwardness in dealing with child loss.

I am sorry you felt isolated and certainly that you still struggle. I think communication is critical in the grieving and healing process. A good counselor is priceless, but make sure you find a good one. As with any profession, there is a spectrum of ability.

Books from Brene Brown helped me tremendously (we have one our our resource page called Braving the Wilderness that might be especially helpful for you) and Crucial Conversations (NY Times best seller of multiple authors) also helped me.

I think the best advice I can give is to be honest with the people you care about who you trust. If you feel like the past ten years you’ve been abandoned in your grief, voice it and let people respond. The worst part of staying silent is that you hurt without giving anyone the chance to step up and love you when you need it.

I hope this has been helpful and I really do hope you can find comfort and love in your relationships to feel supported. Feel free to message me if you want to talk further.


Q:

I enjoy challenging myself and trying to better myself in a high pressure situation.

During the season, I try to eat a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat to fuel and have found that finding the right balance has been extremely important for my regime.

A:

Great question! This is something I'm pretty passionate about.

In undergrad, my senior thesis was a book that would gradually introduce formal proof techniques to curious people with no more than a high school background, tentatively titled "Proof By Numbers". Princeton University Press was interested in helping me bring it to a wider audience, but then I left for grad school and didn't have time to go through their revision process. I plan to revisit that manuscript soon -- if you want to be a "beta" reader, please email [email protected] with "Proof By Numbers" in the subject line.

In the meantime, I'd recommend How Not to Be Wrong by one of my undergrad mentors, Jordan Ellenberg.


Q:

Yes! The band has been there a few times I believe now for some shows. We always enjoy it over there. As far as the name of the band influence, we wanted to have a David Bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars and the similar to the way the Beatles used Sargent Peppers to create an alternative name and reality use to describe a group of musicians. Portugal is a character name and he’s the man. THANK YOU!

JS

A:

Yes, great question. When the child investigators first visited Dani, when she was 3, the state of Florida's policy was to do everything to keep the child with the birth parent. So they offered services to Dani's birth mom, including free child care, but she refused. And they didn't go back to check on Dani until a year later, when someone else called. Same scenario. I can't help but obsessing over what her life would've been like if they'd rescued her back then ... after the story came out, the policy was changed so that police officers have to accompany child investigators on cases where abuse is alleged. That way, if a truly criminal act has occurred, they can rescue the child and make an arrest right away instead of dragging out a long case plan to keep the child in possible peril.


Q:

I am open to different mechanisms for paying for it and there are a number of different proposals for doing so. Bernie Sanders proposed 10 different ways to pay for it and what I would like to see is more discussion as to the best way of doing so. I also agree with Ro Khanna who said, "when Republicans talk about the $32 trillion cost of single payer, can every Democrat please point out the current system costs $49 trillion?". It is expensive but there are also an incredible number of savings compared to our current system.

I believe that you have to phase it over time. Probably starting by lowering the medicare age to 55 and then continuing to lower it until everyone is covered.

A:

Absolutely not, what made you draw that conclusion?


Q:

Without telegraphing (ha!) the exact contours of our legal arguments regarding A&C review the agency must examine the relevant data and articulate reasons for the decisions it makes. There is plenty of evidence in the comment record that the FCC didn't do that.

There are also other standards the FCC must meet. For example, the agency must not have a "closed mind" when it begins a rule making. Months ago Chairman Pai stated that overturning Net Neutrality is a fight he "intends to win". We think that's a serious problem for the FCC.

A:

We have watched it every day for the last 18 days.


Q:

This is Stephanie. All the women who decided to go on the record did so expecting that they would most likely be attacked. They all had their own ways of preparing for publication day. They were all unwavering in their decision to go public once that decision was made.

A:

Hey, I’m back. Thanks for your patience. Again I am so sorry for your loss and can totally relate to the socially awkwardness in dealing with child loss.

I am sorry you felt isolated and certainly that you still struggle. I think communication is critical in the grieving and healing process. A good counselor is priceless, but make sure you find a good one. As with any profession, there is a spectrum of ability.

Books from Brene Brown helped me tremendously (we have one our our resource page called Braving the Wilderness that might be especially helpful for you) and Crucial Conversations (NY Times best seller of multiple authors) also helped me.

I think the best advice I can give is to be honest with the people you care about who you trust. If you feel like the past ten years you’ve been abandoned in your grief, voice it and let people respond. The worst part of staying silent is that you hurt without giving anyone the chance to step up and love you when you need it.

I hope this has been helpful and I really do hope you can find comfort and love in your relationships to feel supported. Feel free to message me if you want to talk further.


Q:

I enjoy challenging myself and trying to better myself in a high pressure situation.

During the season, I try to eat a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat to fuel and have found that finding the right balance has been extremely important for my regime.

A:

I’m atomic, man. ;) Portugal. The Man doesn’t always get down with punctuation properly. Kind of cool because we always see lyrics as being able to be interpreted from a couple different perspectives. Also we’re big fans of letting songs mean different things to different people. Even among ourselves we sometimes hear them in our way. -K


Q:

Yes, great question. When the child investigators first visited Dani, when she was 3, the state of Florida's policy was to do everything to keep the child with the birth parent. So they offered services to Dani's birth mom, including free child care, but she refused. And they didn't go back to check on Dani until a year later, when someone else called. Same scenario. I can't help but obsessing over what her life would've been like if they'd rescued her back then ... after the story came out, the policy was changed so that police officers have to accompany child investigators on cases where abuse is alleged. That way, if a truly criminal act has occurred, they can rescue the child and make an arrest right away instead of dragging out a long case plan to keep the child in possible peril.

A:

Hillary Clinton would have not been my first pick to be the standard bearer for the Democratic Party in 2016. With that said there is no question in my mind that she would have made a better president than Donald Trump. I don't view Donald Trump as evil. I believe that he is advocating policies that are bad for the people of this country. I also think he is in over his head and beneath the dignity of the office.


Q:

Absolutely not, what made you draw that conclusion?

A:

Ah thank you! As a kid I was obsessed, and still love, the George C. Scott version of “A Christmas Carrol.” Although it’s a really a Thanksgiving movie, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a tradition in my family. God, John Candy was a treasure. That movie has me in tears every time.


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Without telegraphing (ha!) the exact contours of our legal arguments regarding A&C review the agency must examine the relevant data and articulate reasons for the decisions it makes. There is plenty of evidence in the comment record that the FCC didn't do that.

There are also other standards the FCC must meet. For example, the agency must not have a "closed mind" when it begins a rule making. Months ago Chairman Pai stated that overturning Net Neutrality is a fight he "intends to win". We think that's a serious problem for the FCC.

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We have watched it every day for the last 18 days.


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This is Stephanie. All the women who decided to go on the record did so expecting that they would most likely be attacked. They all had their own ways of preparing for publication day. They were all unwavering in their decision to go public once that decision was made.

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Hey, I’m back. Thanks for your patience. Again I am so sorry for your loss and can totally relate to the socially awkwardness in dealing with child loss.

I am sorry you felt isolated and certainly that you still struggle. I think communication is critical in the grieving and healing process. A good counselor is priceless, but make sure you find a good one. As with any profession, there is a spectrum of ability.

Books from Brene Brown helped me tremendously (we have one our our resource page called Braving the Wilderness that might be especially helpful for you) and Crucial Conversations (NY Times best seller of multiple authors) also helped me.

I think the best advice I can give is to be honest with the people you care about who you trust. If you feel like the past ten years you’ve been abandoned in your grief, voice it and let people respond. The worst part of staying silent is that you hurt without giving anyone the chance to step up and love you when you need it.

I hope this has been helpful and I really do hope you can find comfort and love in your relationships to feel supported. Feel free to message me if you want to talk further.


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I enjoy challenging myself and trying to better myself in a high pressure situation.

During the season, I try to eat a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables. I eat to fuel and have found that finding the right balance has been extremely important for my regime.

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I’m atomic, man. ;) Portugal. The Man doesn’t always get down with punctuation properly. Kind of cool because we always see lyrics as being able to be interpreted from a couple different perspectives. Also we’re big fans of letting songs mean different things to different people. Even among ourselves we sometimes hear them in our way. -K


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As much as by any existing patent at any other company. We are developing all of our product lines from scratch with our cumulative 335 years of engineering & design experience.

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Hillary Clinton would have not been my first pick to be the standard bearer for the Democratic Party in 2016. With that said there is no question in my mind that she would have made a better president than Donald Trump. I don't view Donald Trump as evil. I believe that he is advocating policies that are bad for the people of this country. I also think he is in over his head and beneath the dignity of the office.


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I've thoroughly enjoyed the retroactive reviews that you guys have been doing in the last year (or two?), any plan to expand and do more of those? Or, maybe even revisit albums that you have previously reviewed and reflect on if opinions have changed.

Not a question, but your review of Jet's second album is still one of my favorite things. Thanks.

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Do you think that the video he released recently making fun of NN supporters and the other FCC member stating it was already a done deal will also hurt their chances of winning? Or are those two things not substantial enough?


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Why does McDonald's ice cream machine never works?

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Rumor is that you and other outlets are preparing a blockbuster story outing dozens of lawmakers for years of sexual assault allegations. Since we're closing in on an election year, when can we expect these allegations to be revealed? And do they disproportionately involve one political party?


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You are very correct that grief is such a taboo subject and something that people are not taught to deal with. I think the most important thing is first figuring out who in your circles will be able to discuss things and then approaching them about it in a straightforward fashion. You want to figure out who because sometimes just like people don't know how to handle grief, the same if said for people being able to talk about it. Some people simply cannot handle it nor would they be helpful to you. Once you figure out who may be able to help out. You simply need to reach out. I know it can be hard but today's world provides us so many ways to communicate without having to deal with the face to face potential embarrassment or nerves. Nice long emails or texts can be a simple way to get it started. In my experience, people want to talk and ask about it but feel as though it would be hurtful and negative to bring it up. So when you tell them thru open communication that in fact the opposite is true, it helps open the dialogue.

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Mirai,

Thank you for doing this AMA and representing the US in the Olympics.

At what point did you know that you wanted to be an Olympic athlete?

Who is the Olympic athlete that you were most star struck when you met in person?


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Can you tell us more about what it's like to work at IEX? As a quant for a fund that I assume is nonprofit what kinds of problems are you tackling? From what I know, most quants are trying to make more money for their firm.

How do you balance being a quant and a professor at the same time?

For context to others, IEX is a stock exchange founded by Brad Katsyuma to combat the exploitative methods of high frequency traders. He is the protagonist of Michael Lewis' Flashboys.

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"I'm atomic man, I'm the moon that pulls the tides that take the sand" what does that mean to you guys and how did you guys come up with it?


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With a Sawyer squeeze, probably all the time.

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That's excellent news. I just sent your story to my mother. I'm sure she'll find it interesting and heart wrenching. Great job, by the way. You told this story the way it needed to be told. Still can't believe the birth mother agreed to an interview.


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Which ex-USSR country are you in? Have you experienced any racism over there?

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Did you try ayahuasca while shooting the most recent jaguar story for the magazine?


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Proof didn't get through :)

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Do you think that the video he released recently making fun of NN supporters and the other FCC member stating it was already a done deal will also hurt their chances of winning? Or are those two things not substantial enough?


Q:

Why does McDonald's ice cream machine never works?

A:

Rumor is that you and other outlets are preparing a blockbuster story outing dozens of lawmakers for years of sexual assault allegations. Since we're closing in on an election year, when can we expect these allegations to be revealed? And do they disproportionately involve one political party?


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I have a friend who volunteers, too. Beautiful and heart breaking but I come from a background of hospice volunteering and end of life is very dear to my heart.

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Mirai,

Thank you for doing this AMA and representing the US in the Olympics.

At what point did you know that you wanted to be an Olympic athlete?

Who is the Olympic athlete that you were most star struck when you met in person?


Q:

Can you tell us more about what it's like to work at IEX? As a quant for a fund that I assume is nonprofit what kinds of problems are you tackling? From what I know, most quants are trying to make more money for their firm.

How do you balance being a quant and a professor at the same time?

For context to others, IEX is a stock exchange founded by Brad Katsyuma to combat the exploitative methods of high frequency traders. He is the protagonist of Michael Lewis' Flashboys.

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"I'm atomic man, I'm the moon that pulls the tides that take the sand" what does that mean to you guys and how did you guys come up with it?


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That's excellent news. I just sent your story to my mother. I'm sure she'll find it interesting and heart wrenching. Great job, by the way. You told this story the way it needed to be told. Still can't believe the birth mother agreed to an interview.

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There was just a contentious election for the chair of the Democratic party in CA between Eric Bauman and Kimberly Ellis. Who did you support and why? Thanks.


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Which ex-USSR country are you in? Have you experienced any racism over there?

A:

Do you think that the video he released recently making fun of NN supporters and the other FCC member stating it was already a done deal will also hurt their chances of winning? Or are those two things not substantial enough?


Q:

Why does McDonald's ice cream machine never works?

A:

Rumor is that you and other outlets are preparing a blockbuster story outing dozens of lawmakers for years of sexual assault allegations. Since we're closing in on an election year, when can we expect these allegations to be revealed? And do they disproportionately involve one political party?


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I have a friend who volunteers, too. Beautiful and heart breaking but I come from a background of hospice volunteering and end of life is very dear to my heart.

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Mirai,

Thank you for doing this AMA and representing the US in the Olympics.

At what point did you know that you wanted to be an Olympic athlete?

Who is the Olympic athlete that you were most star struck when you met in person?


Q:

Hey guys. Portuguese (hah!l living in Berlin here, and big fan. I saw you guys play here beginning of this year and I was blown-away. It all flowed so well, each song into the next, and it all seemed so free yet perfectly rehearsed, which makes me question: how much is it you guys just jamming and improvising, and how much of it is actually rehearsed? Keep being awesome.

A:

That's excellent news. I just sent your story to my mother. I'm sure she'll find it interesting and heart wrenching. Great job, by the way. You told this story the way it needed to be told. Still can't believe the birth mother agreed to an interview.


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Will you be aggressive about Medicare for All?

To clarify, "supports" is a Lucy and the Football type statement. Doesn't mean much, given how frequently we have seen M4A and similar efforts pushed back and off to the side for basically any reason.

Put another way, what will you be doing to help get M4A into law?

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Which ex-USSR country are you in? Have you experienced any racism over there?


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What is your honest opinion of Santa Clause 3? Do you think there would ever be a 4th movie?

A:

Do you think that the video he released recently making fun of NN supporters and the other FCC member stating it was already a done deal will also hurt their chances of winning? Or are those two things not substantial enough?


Q:

Why does McDonald's ice cream machine never works?

A:

Rumor is that you and other outlets are preparing a blockbuster story outing dozens of lawmakers for years of sexual assault allegations. Since we're closing in on an election year, when can we expect these allegations to be revealed? And do they disproportionately involve one political party?


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I have a friend who volunteers, too. Beautiful and heart breaking but I come from a background of hospice volunteering and end of life is very dear to my heart.

A:

Mirai,

Thank you for doing this AMA and representing the US in the Olympics.

At what point did you know that you wanted to be an Olympic athlete?

Who is the Olympic athlete that you were most star struck when you met in person?


Q:

Hey guys. Portuguese (hah!l living in Berlin here, and big fan. I saw you guys play here beginning of this year and I was blown-away. It all flowed so well, each song into the next, and it all seemed so free yet perfectly rehearsed, which makes me question: how much is it you guys just jamming and improvising, and how much of it is actually rehearsed? Keep being awesome.

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Which is best; Skullcandy or Beats by Dre?


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Will you be aggressive about Medicare for All?

To clarify, "supports" is a Lucy and the Football type statement. Doesn't mean much, given how frequently we have seen M4A and similar efforts pushed back and off to the side for basically any reason.

Put another way, what will you be doing to help get M4A into law?

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Yes we will absolutely be doing more of those. The Sunday Review is here to stay, and we'll be adding more themed days, it's a fun project that writers and readers enjoy. -Mark


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The video was in poor taste (and lame) but it won't have an effect on the litigation.

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Same reason they serve round burgers, because they cut corners


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We don't comment on reporting that is ongoing but there is a a lot of bad information out there. Our own reporting related to Roy Moore and Project Veritas shows that there are deliberate efforts to spread false information. - Beth

A:

Hey, I’m back. Thanks for your patience. Again I am so sorry for your loss and can totally relate to the socially awkwardness in dealing with child loss.

I am sorry you felt isolated and certainly that you still struggle. I think communication is critical in the grieving and healing process. A good counselor is priceless, but make sure you find a good one. As with any profession, there is a spectrum of ability.

Books from Brene Brown helped me tremendously (we have one our our resource page called Braving the Wilderness that might be especially helpful for you) and Crucial Conversations (NY Times best seller of multiple authors) also helped me.

I think the best advice I can give is to be honest with the people you care about who you trust. If you feel like the past ten years you’ve been abandoned in your grief, voice it and let people respond. The worst part of staying silent is that you hurt without giving anyone the chance to step up and love you when you need it.

I hope this has been helpful and I really do hope you can find comfort and love in your relationships to feel supported. Feel free to message me if you want to talk further.


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Thanks for having me!

As a little girl I watched skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan and wanted to be just like them. However, I didn't have a definitive moment where I decided I wanted to be an Olympic athlete. I've just always wanted to the best and I think becoming an Olympic athlete was a part of that goal.

Every time that I see Michelle Kwan, I'm awe struck because she is the epitome of a role model. She's always so nice to everyone and the way she conducts herself is something I truly admire.

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For a sample of the kind of work I do for IEX, you can see my recent whitepaper: The Evolution of the Crumbling Quote Signal

I try to balance work in industry and academia because I felt that staying only in academia was handicapping me in understanding real world systems, and I wanted to work directly on things that have a positive social impact.

In terms of time and energy, it is a difficult balance. I teach crypto at night.


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I’m atomic, man. ;) Portugal. The Man doesn’t always get down with punctuation properly. Kind of cool because we always see lyrics as being able to be interpreted from a couple different perspectives. Also we’re big fans of letting songs mean different things to different people. Even among ourselves we sometimes hear them in our way. -K

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Sadly, they don't desalinate. I do recommend them for hiking though.


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I can't either! That's always so surprising to me. The folks I least think will agree to talk are often most grateful I asked! She kept thanking me for at least wanting to know her side of the story ... and she gave me a ton of court records and medical records that I wouldn't have been able to get because of privacy concerns. Just handed me this huge Hefty bag of documents and said, "You might want these. I don't know what's in there. But I don't need it back." A journalist's dream come true!

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Estonia. Long story short, yes, quite a bit, but people here for the most part are pretty non-confrontational. Naturally, people are very very very curious, as black people are extremely rare here, so I do get stared at everywhere I go, but I have trained myself not to make too big of a deal out of it. Most of my racist "incidents" have been with random drunk people, although I did have a run-in with some psycho neo-Nazis once.


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Also - I have many stories that I tell - depending on the moment. I love the first encounter with a cat - when one came to my door while I was in bed on top of a mt. in a cloud forest in Guatemala - I heard the stairs creaking then the floorboards creaking then scratching under the door then a loud sniffing. I used the walkie talkie to call down the mountain to the naturalist I was working with and he said "Steve don't worry - it is just a black panther"!!!!!!!

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Sorry! Waiting for the Tweet to go out so I can link it. (It's my first time doing this, so sort of learning on the fly!)


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The video was in poor taste (and lame) but it won't have an effect on the litigation.

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Same reason they serve round burgers, because they cut corners


Q:

We don't comment on reporting that is ongoing but there is a a lot of bad information out there. Our own reporting related to Roy Moore and Project Veritas shows that there are deliberate efforts to spread false information. - Beth

A:

That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing! There’s an organization in the states called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and they do something similar.

I called them when my daughter was diagnosed but because they only serve babies who don’t make it home from the hospital, we didn’t qualify so I asked a friend to come photograph the first session we did as a family.

The more I searched, the more I realized there wasn’t anything else available for older people facing a terminal diagnosis so I started Love Not Lost. Thank you for sharing the resource. I will definitely look into it!


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Thanks for having me!

As a little girl I watched skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan and wanted to be just like them. However, I didn't have a definitive moment where I decided I wanted to be an Olympic athlete. I've just always wanted to the best and I think becoming an Olympic athlete was a part of that goal.

Every time that I see Michelle Kwan, I'm awe struck because she is the epitome of a role model. She's always so nice to everyone and the way she conducts herself is something I truly admire.

A:

For a sample of the kind of work I do for IEX, you can see my recent whitepaper: The Evolution of the Crumbling Quote Signal

I try to balance work in industry and academia because I felt that staying only in academia was handicapping me in understanding real world systems, and I wanted to work directly on things that have a positive social impact.

In terms of time and energy, it is a difficult balance. I teach crypto at night.


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I’m atomic, man. ;) Portugal. The Man doesn’t always get down with punctuation properly. Kind of cool because we always see lyrics as being able to be interpreted from a couple different perspectives. Also we’re big fans of letting songs mean different things to different people. Even among ourselves we sometimes hear them in our way. -K

A:

I can't either! That's always so surprising to me. The folks I least think will agree to talk are often most grateful I asked! She kept thanking me for at least wanting to know her side of the story ... and she gave me a ton of court records and medical records that I wouldn't have been able to get because of privacy concerns. Just handed me this huge Hefty bag of documents and said, "You might want these. I don't know what's in there. But I don't need it back." A journalist's dream come true!


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I am not a delegate and couldn't vote in that particular election. Had I been able to do so, I would have voted for Kimberly Ellis.

The number one most important thing though is that we have to be unified as a party and can't be stuck fighting amongst ourselves. We have to be on the same page if we are going to win this election.

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Estonia. Long story short, yes, quite a bit, but people here for the most part are pretty non-confrontational. Naturally, people are very very very curious, as black people are extremely rare here, so I do get stared at everywhere I go, but I have trained myself not to make too big of a deal out of it. Most of my racist "incidents" have been with random drunk people, although I did have a run-in with some psycho neo-Nazis once.


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The video was in poor taste (and lame) but it won't have an effect on the litigation.

A:

Same reason they serve round burgers, because they cut corners


Q:

We don't comment on reporting that is ongoing but there is a a lot of bad information out there. Our own reporting related to Roy Moore and Project Veritas shows that there are deliberate efforts to spread false information. - Beth

A:

That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing! There’s an organization in the states called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and they do something similar.

I called them when my daughter was diagnosed but because they only serve babies who don’t make it home from the hospital, we didn’t qualify so I asked a friend to come photograph the first session we did as a family.

The more I searched, the more I realized there wasn’t anything else available for older people facing a terminal diagnosis so I started Love Not Lost. Thank you for sharing the resource. I will definitely look into it!


Q:

Thanks for having me!

As a little girl I watched skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan and wanted to be just like them. However, I didn't have a definitive moment where I decided I wanted to be an Olympic athlete. I've just always wanted to the best and I think becoming an Olympic athlete was a part of that goal.

Every time that I see Michelle Kwan, I'm awe struck because she is the epitome of a role model. She's always so nice to everyone and the way she conducts herself is something I truly admire.

A:

When we rehearse, we try to keep it natural and work on transitions and cues. There’s a bunch of room for inspiration. You can’t rehearse a 2 minute guitar solo, but you can lock down structures and try to find the best flow with the best feel in connecting songs together. -eric


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I can't either! That's always so surprising to me. The folks I least think will agree to talk are often most grateful I asked! She kept thanking me for at least wanting to know her side of the story ... and she gave me a ton of court records and medical records that I wouldn't have been able to get because of privacy concerns. Just handed me this huge Hefty bag of documents and said, "You might want these. I don't know what's in there. But I don't need it back." A journalist's dream come true!

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I will absolutely be aggressive about supporting Medicare for All. Healthcare is a universal right and every single woman, man, and child in this country deserves access to quality and affordable healthcare. In the United States in 2017, no person should ever go bankrupt or face financial ruin just because they got sick.

That's why I was the first candidate in my race to come out in support of single-payer healthcare. I strongly believe it represents the best and the most efficient way to meet the healthcare needs of each and every American. It is the system that Americans both need and deserve. Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress.


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Estonia. Long story short, yes, quite a bit, but people here for the most part are pretty non-confrontational. Naturally, people are very very very curious, as black people are extremely rare here, so I do get stared at everywhere I go, but I have trained myself not to make too big of a deal out of it. Most of my racist "incidents" have been with random drunk people, although I did have a run-in with some psycho neo-Nazis once.

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I actually rewatched it a couple of weeks ago, as my wife likes to do instagram stories panning back and forth between Little Me on the TV and Current Me sitting on the couch drinking bourbon. Honestly as far as kids movies go I've seen way worse. None of us thought it'd be the next Citizen Kane. It's super cool as a parent getting to show the movie to my (nearly) four year old and to see other young kids getting enjoyment out of it. To quote The Hold Steady, "the kids at their shows, they'll have kids of their own."


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The video was in poor taste (and lame) but it won't have an effect on the litigation.

A:

Same reason they serve round burgers, because they cut corners


Q:

We don't comment on reporting that is ongoing but there is a a lot of bad information out there. Our own reporting related to Roy Moore and Project Veritas shows that there are deliberate efforts to spread false information. - Beth

A:

That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing! There’s an organization in the states called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and they do something similar.

I called them when my daughter was diagnosed but because they only serve babies who don’t make it home from the hospital, we didn’t qualify so I asked a friend to come photograph the first session we did as a family.

The more I searched, the more I realized there wasn’t anything else available for older people facing a terminal diagnosis so I started Love Not Lost. Thank you for sharing the resource. I will definitely look into it!


Q:

Thanks for having me!

As a little girl I watched skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan and wanted to be just like them. However, I didn't have a definitive moment where I decided I wanted to be an Olympic athlete. I've just always wanted to the best and I think becoming an Olympic athlete was a part of that goal.

Every time that I see Michelle Kwan, I'm awe struck because she is the epitome of a role model. She's always so nice to everyone and the way she conducts herself is something I truly admire.

A:

When we rehearse, we try to keep it natural and work on transitions and cues. There’s a bunch of room for inspiration. You can’t rehearse a 2 minute guitar solo, but you can lock down structures and try to find the best flow with the best feel in connecting songs together. -eric


A:

I will absolutely be aggressive about supporting Medicare for All. Healthcare is a universal right and every single woman, man, and child in this country deserves access to quality and affordable healthcare. In the United States in 2017, no person should ever go bankrupt or face financial ruin just because they got sick.

That's why I was the first candidate in my race to come out in support of single-payer healthcare. I strongly believe it represents the best and the most efficient way to meet the healthcare needs of each and every American. It is the system that Americans both need and deserve. Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress.


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Visible Cloaks, Mono No Aware and Gas are my obligatory year-end list complaints. All got 8.5+ BNMs and somehow didn't make the cut. But props I guess for putting Laurel Halo and KLO up there despite the initial BNM snubs.

Give Philip Sherburne and Andy Beta their own website, that is all.

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Do you think there is a chance of success of repealing the repeal?


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So how do you guys really feel about your competitors burger King, McDonald's, and Arby's?

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Your team was surely aware the report would be disputed by Moore’s ardent supporters, no matter how much research. Was there discussion over how to respond to a group that dismisses any and all evidence? Was there a need to convince them the allegations are credible, not biased?


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You are doing some wonderful stuff here for families. A photo can be so valuable.

My question is a hard question for me to ask and I understand if you don't want to answer. You do photography for illnesses that are terminal. Sadly, there are many illnesses that are terminal. I'm sure you get many requests and I'm sure you get limited funding. If there are too many individuals who would like a session and not enough funding, what is the selection process like?

You also mention on your website doing multiple sessions for people. How does this compile for individuals who are terminal but don't have a specific date of when they might pass or their date is years in the future? Do you continue to photograph them every year, or whenever the family asks, or do you ever have to face the decision of declining a family that has requested multiple photo ops for another more terminal case? The decisions must be incredibly difficult.

Edit: Also, do you ask the person being photographed to provide proof that their illness is terminal?

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There is a guy here in Norway that has a tv show about driving to the olympics except that he doesn't have a license so he got to ask random people to drive his car to SK. Would you watch that?


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I noticed that your TEDx talk uses the gruesome example of hiring assassins to showcase the need for encryption. I understand that the example is far removed from reality (need to replace the head of the Rabbithole IT department to save some kittens).

How do you feel about the stance of some governments against encryption, and the argument that citizens who have nothing to hide shouldn't be using methods that can prevent interception from law enforcement?

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guys, been fan since PSU daze. My friends and I saw you at Wow Hall in Eugene, Oregon plenty of times. Thank you for all the fond mmrz. My question is in your wildest dreams did you ever think you'd have the #3 single in the country? What has the last year of your life been like? Am I still gonna run into Zach at Kellys Olympian?


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right. imagine if they did? you'd survive for months at sea in a dinghy.

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So what was your approach to asking her for an interview?


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What was Russia like? I've heard there are black Russians, but I've wanted to visit and have heard some odd things about race relations there.

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Hi Steve! What's the longest you've spent in the field waiting to get the shot? Is there a photo you were most excited to have captured?


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Do you think there is a chance of success of repealing the repeal?


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So how do you guys really feel about your competitors burger King, McDonald's, and Arby's?

A:

Your team was surely aware the report would be disputed by Moore’s ardent supporters, no matter how much research. Was there discussion over how to respond to a group that dismisses any and all evidence? Was there a need to convince them the allegations are credible, not biased?


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How do you just start a non-profit? Is it similar to just starting any other business? How did you start your non-profit? In terms of finances, applying for non-profit status, opening partnerships to help people, and even getting a few people on board to volunteer and help out.

I'm curious about the business logistics of starting a non-profit.

A:

There is a guy here in Norway that has a tv show about driving to the olympics except that he doesn't have a license so he got to ask random people to drive his car to SK. Would you watch that?


Q:

I noticed that your TEDx talk uses the gruesome example of hiring assassins to showcase the need for encryption. I understand that the example is far removed from reality (need to replace the head of the Rabbithole IT department to save some kittens).

How do you feel about the stance of some governments against encryption, and the argument that citizens who have nothing to hide shouldn't be using methods that can prevent interception from law enforcement?

A:

Hey guys. Portuguese (hah!l living in Berlin here, and big fan. I saw you guys play here beginning of this year and I was blown-away. It all flowed so well, each song into the next, and it all seemed so free yet perfectly rehearsed, which makes me question: how much is it you guys just jamming and improvising, and how much of it is actually rehearsed? Keep being awesome.


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So what was your approach to asking her for an interview?

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voted for Clinton by over 5%

What does this mean? Fewer than 95% voted for Trump? What district is it and where in California is it?


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What was Russia like? I've heard there are black Russians, but I've wanted to visit and have heard some odd things about race relations there.

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Do you think there is a chance of success of repealing the repeal?


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How do you deal with people's disappointment when they find out you're not a hot animated redhead?

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Your team was surely aware the report would be disputed by Moore’s ardent supporters, no matter how much research. Was there discussion over how to respond to a group that dismisses any and all evidence? Was there a need to convince them the allegations are credible, not biased?


Q:

How do you just start a non-profit? Is it similar to just starting any other business? How did you start your non-profit? In terms of finances, applying for non-profit status, opening partnerships to help people, and even getting a few people on board to volunteer and help out.

I'm curious about the business logistics of starting a non-profit.

A:

There is a guy here in Norway that has a tv show about driving to the olympics except that he doesn't have a license so he got to ask random people to drive his car to SK. Would you watch that?


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best show of recent memory and of the last decade?

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So what was your approach to asking her for an interview?


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Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress

How are you planning on paying for it? It’s easy to say you support it, but how do you plan on implementing it?

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Sorry that you had to encounter those types. What inspired you to move to Estonia, if you don't mind my asking?


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Thanks for being a part of my childhood. What was it like working on the cat in the hat and the santa clause?

A:

Do you think there is a chance of success of repealing the repeal?


Q:

How do you deal with people's disappointment when they find out you're not a hot animated redhead?

A:

Your team was surely aware the report would be disputed by Moore’s ardent supporters, no matter how much research. Was there discussion over how to respond to a group that dismisses any and all evidence? Was there a need to convince them the allegations are credible, not biased?


Q:

How do you just start a non-profit? Is it similar to just starting any other business? How did you start your non-profit? In terms of finances, applying for non-profit status, opening partnerships to help people, and even getting a few people on board to volunteer and help out.

I'm curious about the business logistics of starting a non-profit.

A:

There is a guy here in Norway that has a tv show about driving to the olympics except that he doesn't have a license so he got to ask random people to drive his car to SK. Would you watch that?


Q:

best show of recent memory and of the last decade?

A:

What kind of work and education experience is required to be employed at your company?


Q:

Advocating for Medicare for All will be one of my top priorities in Congress

How are you planning on paying for it? It’s easy to say you support it, but how do you plan on implementing it?

A:

We'll have top 20 lists for individual genres starting tomorrow, with Philip Sherburne writing about electronic music. Think you will find some stuff you like. Laurel Halo's record is so bugged out and excellent, glad it made our list.

—Matthew


Q:

Sure, both in the courts and in Congress. As we've said, there are serious legal defects with the order and Rep Doyle and Sen. Markey have stated they're going to introduce a bill disapproving of the FCC's vote today and restoring the 2015 rules.

A:

Obviously we think we are the best. Arby's tweets sweet anime and video game stuff, so no hate there.


Q:

Before the story was published, we went to the campaign with all of our key findings, including the names of the women and an overview of their claims. The Moore campaign never responded specifically to those claims. Instead they made a general statement: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign." Beth

A:

Thank you for your thoughtful questions! We have had cases where the person dies before we can photograph them and it’s heartbreaking.

We do our best to schedule the sessions based on the severity of the cases, but sometimes there’s just no way to know.

We try to photograph as many people as we can. This is our first year doing a second photo session for a family - the reason I am in NYC. We are thrilled when the person we photograph is doing well and is up for another session a year or two later. If we have the means to do it, we absolutely will.


Q:

Yes, is it on Netflix?

A:

In my opinion, encryption and related tools are incredibly important even to citizens with "nothing to hide."

Even if I don't have sensitive information in my communications, I may still want to access the internet in such a way that my view is not filtered and targeted to my identity or my location, for example. Frankly I am as concerned about companies on this front as I am about governments.

Mandating that all information flow must be able to be monitored and outlawing things like end-to-end encryption would make it impossible for people to access information in an unlinked and "neutral" way. Imagine a world where everything you can see is tailored to your identity and history - without you having any way of knowing that this is happening! We need to give people tools to control how they receive information, not just how they send it.


Q:

That shit hit number 1 on the pop charts! So wild. Never thought this song would go as far as it has. Been a super fun ride and we’re still in the middle of it. Chances of running into me at any dive bar in Portland are high. For years a close friend of mine worked at Kelly’s so I would pop in often to hang, but not as much since she left. -Z

A:

they make hand held desal filters but they're like $700.


Q:

We just knocked on the door, told her we were writing about Dani, and wanted to talk to her to find out what had happened that led up to that day the investigators came ... It was a great lesson in just going for it, making sure everyone you're writing about at least gets a chance to have their voice heard.

A:

Russia is an acquired taste. I've spent a lot of time there doing various things. I'm obsessed with the country despite the fact that I do deal with quite a bit of bullshit while I'm there (people openly pointing and laughing, coming up to me on the train and asking if I have any drugs for sale, talking shit about me in Russian which I speak, the constant stop-and-frisks and document checks by the police, don't get me started on what it's like going to smaller cities and towns). It's hard to explain, I guess it's sort of a love-hate relationship. Being black in Russia is certainly "interesting", haha.


Q:

The longest I have spent in the field is 4 months at one time - it is a long time. I do love photos that make a difference - like the Hollywood Cougar - it sparked a movement in greater Los Angeles - where people are happy to live with wildlife in such a large urban area. Now the largest wildlife overpass in the world will be built over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon. #SAVELACougars

A:

I do! She’s great and types faster than I tweet. :P


Q:

Sure, both in the courts and in Congress. As we've said, there are serious legal defects with the order and Rep Doyle and Sen. Markey have stated they're going to introduce a bill disapproving of the FCC's vote today and restoring the 2015 rules.

A:

Obviously we think we are the best. Arby's tweets sweet anime and video game stuff, so no hate there.


Q:

Before the story was published, we went to the campaign with all of our key findings, including the names of the women and an overview of their claims. The Moore campaign never responded specifically to those claims. Instead they made a general statement: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign." Beth

A:

I am leaving for the portrait session now, but I read this and wanted to let you know I will respond when I have more time to give a full answer. Thank you!


Q:

Yes, is it on Netflix?

A:

In my opinion, encryption and related tools are incredibly important even to citizens with "nothing to hide."

Even if I don't have sensitive information in my communications, I may still want to access the internet in such a way that my view is not filtered and targeted to my identity or my location, for example. Frankly I am as concerned about companies on this front as I am about governments.

Mandating that all information flow must be able to be monitored and outlawing things like end-to-end encryption would make it impossible for people to access information in an unlinked and "neutral" way. Imagine a world where everything you can see is tailored to your identity and history - without you having any way of knowing that this is happening! We need to give people tools to control how they receive information, not just how they send it.


Q:

When we rehearse, we try to keep it natural and work on transitions and cues. There’s a bunch of room for inspiration. You can’t rehearse a 2 minute guitar solo, but you can lock down structures and try to find the best flow with the best feel in connecting songs together. -eric

A:

We just knocked on the door, told her we were writing about Dani, and wanted to talk to her to find out what had happened that led up to that day the investigators came ... It was a great lesson in just going for it, making sure everyone you're writing about at least gets a chance to have their voice heard.


Q:

California's 45th District is located in Orange County and it includes the cities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, parts of Orange and Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton got 49.8% of the vote and Donald Trump got 44.4% of the vote.

A:

Russia is an acquired taste. I've spent a lot of time there doing various things. I'm obsessed with the country despite the fact that I do deal with quite a bit of bullshit while I'm there (people openly pointing and laughing, coming up to me on the train and asking if I have any drugs for sale, talking shit about me in Russian which I speak, the constant stop-and-frisks and document checks by the police, don't get me started on what it's like going to smaller cities and towns). It's hard to explain, I guess it's sort of a love-hate relationship. Being black in Russia is certainly "interesting", haha.


Q:

Sure, both in the courts and in Congress. As we've said, there are serious legal defects with the order and Rep Doyle and Sen. Markey have stated they're going to introduce a bill disapproving of the FCC's vote today and restoring the 2015 rules.

A:

used to letting people down in person. No biggie


Q:

Before the story was published, we went to the campaign with all of our key findings, including the names of the women and an overview of their claims. The Moore campaign never responded specifically to those claims. Instead they made a general statement: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign." Beth

A:

I am leaving for the portrait session now, but I read this and wanted to let you know I will respond when I have more time to give a full answer. Thank you!


Q:

Yes, is it on Netflix?

A:

Red Rocks is always super epic and special -K


Q:

We just knocked on the door, told her we were writing about Dani, and wanted to talk to her to find out what had happened that led up to that day the investigators came ... It was a great lesson in just going for it, making sure everyone you're writing about at least gets a chance to have their voice heard.

A:

I am open to different mechanisms for paying for it and there are a number of different proposals for doing so. Bernie Sanders proposed 10 different ways to pay for it and what I would like to see is more discussion as to the best way of doing so. I also agree with Ro Khanna who said, "when Republicans talk about the $32 trillion cost of single payer, can every Democrat please point out the current system costs $49 trillion?". It is expensive but there are also an incredible number of savings compared to our current system.

I believe that you have to phase it over time. Probably starting by lowering the medicare age to 55 and then continuing to lower it until everyone is covered.


Q:

I'm in grad school here. Was actually living/working in Russia when I took a trip here for the first time and I really took a liking to the place.

A:

I had a really good time and am grateful for those experiences. I was 10 when I made "Cat In The Hat" and "SC2" and I don't think the enormity of those projects between budgets, cultural impact, or whatever really hit me at the time. Looking back I just think about how fucking huge and cool it is that I got to do that at that age.


Q:

Sure, both in the courts and in Congress. As we've said, there are serious legal defects with the order and Rep Doyle and Sen. Markey have stated they're going to introduce a bill disapproving of the FCC's vote today and restoring the 2015 rules.

A:

used to letting people down in person. No biggie


Q:

Before the story was published, we went to the campaign with all of our key findings, including the names of the women and an overview of their claims. The Moore campaign never responded specifically to those claims. Instead they made a general statement: "These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign." Beth

A:

I am leaving for the portrait session now, but I read this and wanted to let you know I will respond when I have more time to give a full answer. Thank you!


Q:

Yes, is it on Netflix?

A:

Red Rocks is always super epic and special -K


Q:

Judging by the previous answers to questions: very little!

In actuality, it depends upon the position, the desired skillset and (above all) the person applying for the job.

We hire and develop talent that can get the job done at a high level of excellence whilst knowing how to make the perfect Glühwein on cold Winter nights.

A:

I am open to different mechanisms for paying for it and there are a number of different proposals for doing so. Bernie Sanders proposed 10 different ways to pay for it and what I would like to see is more discussion as to the best way of doing so. I also agree with Ro Khanna who said, "when Republicans talk about the $32 trillion cost of single payer, can every Democrat please point out the current system costs $49 trillion?". It is expensive but there are also an incredible number of savings compared to our current system.

I believe that you have to phase it over time. Probably starting by lowering the medicare age to 55 and then continuing to lower it until everyone is covered.


Q:

Why DAMN. over CTRL?

A:

Serious question. Did you sue them before 2015? If so what was the outcome? Is that how we got NN originally?


Q:

Have you ever gotten in trouble for anything you posted?

A:

What amount of contact, if any, did you have with the "National Democrat Party" in the course of developing the story?

JFC: I'm not accusing them, just asking to reinforce that Moore's camp are liars. Please stop asploding my inbox.


Q:

I have a friend who volunteers, too. Beautiful and heart breaking but I come from a background of hospice volunteering and end of life is very dear to my heart.

A:

We love your Miss Saigon free skate and your dogs!

Have you seen Miss Saigon on Broadway yet?

What has been the hardest part of getting your triple axel consistent?

As an avid Drag Race fan, what is your favorite season and favorite lipsync?

What is your favorite musical?

Is Michelle Kwan as magical as she appears to be?


Q:

Thanks for doing this!

How do you come up with ideas for new research?

How do you handle when a research project you spent a lot of time on fails to work?

A:

Hey guys. Portuguese (hah!l living in Berlin here, and big fan. I saw you guys play here beginning of this year and I was blown-away. It all flowed so well, each song into the next, and it all seemed so free yet perfectly rehearsed, which makes me question: how much is it you guys just jamming and improvising, and how much of it is actually rehearsed? Keep being awesome.


Q:

I've never seen an AMA host answer this deep into a comment chain. Well done for venturing this far into the Reddit wilderness.

A:

What are your feelings regarding Dani being so heavily drugged at all times?


Q:

I'm interested in hearing more about feeling like you don't fit into either group. Are there parts of either culture that you feel you are connected to/not connected to because of the particular circumstances?

You also mentioned that you have cousins who were adopted into white families, is their situation as far as where they lived similar? and how has this affected your relationship to them?

A:

Do you need an intern?


Q:

Hi, Kia! Thanks for taking some time to answer our questions today.

Orange County has traditionally leaned Republican. There have been signs of backlash against Republicans recently (e.g. Doug Jones' recent victory in Alabama), but what suggests that those trends will also manifest in Southern California?

A:

Serious question. Did you sue them before 2015? If so what was the outcome? Is that how we got NN originally?


Q:

How do you deal with people's disappointment when they find out you're not a hot animated redhead?

A:

What amount of contact, if any, did you have with the "National Democrat Party" in the course of developing the story?

JFC: I'm not accusing them, just asking to reinforce that Moore's camp are liars. Please stop asploding my inbox.


Q:

I currently have a ministry sending out handmade cards to grieving mothers. We launched in April 2017! It’s pretty well known in the Instagram grief community and I do hope to become a registered non-profit once I get the funding! What advice do you have to make the process go as smoothly as possible? Thank you for what you’re doing.

A:

We love your Miss Saigon free skate and your dogs!

Have you seen Miss Saigon on Broadway yet?

What has been the hardest part of getting your triple axel consistent?

As an avid Drag Race fan, what is your favorite season and favorite lipsync?

What is your favorite musical?

Is Michelle Kwan as magical as she appears to be?


Q:

Thanks for doing this!

How do you come up with ideas for new research?

How do you handle when a research project you spent a lot of time on fails to work?

A:

best show of recent memory and of the last decade?


Q:

What are your feelings regarding Dani being so heavily drugged at all times?

A:

Hey Kia. I am from Europe . I have question for you. Why my Girlfriend left me ?


Q:

I'm interested in hearing more about feeling like you don't fit into either group. Are there parts of either culture that you feel you are connected to/not connected to because of the particular circumstances?

You also mentioned that you have cousins who were adopted into white families, is their situation as far as where they lived similar? and how has this affected your relationship to them?

A:

Serious question. Did you sue them before 2015? If so what was the outcome? Is that how we got NN originally?


Q:

So how do you guys really feel about your competitors burger King, McDonald's, and Arby's?

A:

What amount of contact, if any, did you have with the "National Democrat Party" in the course of developing the story?

JFC: I'm not accusing them, just asking to reinforce that Moore's camp are liars. Please stop asploding my inbox.


Q:

I currently have a ministry sending out handmade cards to grieving mothers. We launched in April 2017! It’s pretty well known in the Instagram grief community and I do hope to become a registered non-profit once I get the funding! What advice do you have to make the process go as smoothly as possible? Thank you for what you’re doing.

A:

We love your Miss Saigon free skate and your dogs!

Have you seen Miss Saigon on Broadway yet?

What has been the hardest part of getting your triple axel consistent?

As an avid Drag Race fan, what is your favorite season and favorite lipsync?

What is your favorite musical?

Is Michelle Kwan as magical as she appears to be?


Q:

I must be living under a rock, I didn't realize you guys had blown up, but I listen to your stuff all the time. Congrats on the success and here's hoping you get more of the same!

What was your single biggest driving musical influence when you guys were coming together as a group?

A:

What are your feelings regarding Dani being so heavily drugged at all times?


Q:

As someone running in a coastal state and a costal district, what are you going to do to combat climate change and rising sea levels?

Where do you think our nation should go with regard to alternative energy? How can California, a state that gets the majority of its energy from fossil fuel (natural gas), improve its own consumption to align more with the environmental views held by most Californians?

A:

Do you date black women or do you prefer white women as you said you felt white growing up with an all white familia?


Q:

Thank you for your time

A:

Serious question. Did you sue them before 2015? If so what was the outcome? Is that how we got NN originally?


Q:

So how do you guys really feel about your competitors burger King, McDonald's, and Arby's?

A:

What amount of contact, if any, did you have with the "National Democrat Party" in the course of developing the story?

JFC: I'm not accusing them, just asking to reinforce that Moore's camp are liars. Please stop asploding my inbox.


Q:

I currently have a ministry sending out handmade cards to grieving mothers. We launched in April 2017! It’s pretty well known in the Instagram grief community and I do hope to become a registered non-profit once I get the funding! What advice do you have to make the process go as smoothly as possible? Thank you for what you’re doing.

A:

We love your Miss Saigon free skate and your dogs!

Have you seen Miss Saigon on Broadway yet?

What has been the hardest part of getting your triple axel consistent?

As an avid Drag Race fan, what is your favorite season and favorite lipsync?

What is your favorite musical?

Is Michelle Kwan as magical as she appears to be?


Q:

I must be living under a rock, I didn't realize you guys had blown up, but I listen to your stuff all the time. Congrats on the success and here's hoping you get more of the same!

What was your single biggest driving musical influence when you guys were coming together as a group?

A:

Are there major differences electronically in vocal amplifiers from guitar/keyboard amplifiers?


Q:

As someone running in a coastal state and a costal district, what are you going to do to combat climate change and rising sea levels?

Where do you think our nation should go with regard to alternative energy? How can California, a state that gets the majority of its energy from fossil fuel (natural gas), improve its own consumption to align more with the environmental views held by most Californians?

A:

Another great question. Again, the easy answer is it was voted that way. But I think you’re asking why do we think people voted that way. Here’s what I think: Kendrick Lamar is basically unstoppable right now, putting out songs and albums that are among the best rap records ever. DAMN. is basically a flawless piece of music. As some people noted, SZA’s score was below other things that ended up ranking below it on the lists. I think, in a really technical way, there are some flaws in her album. Some songs are better than others. But that overall imperfection ends up being what makes it so special. She’s a very real person making a very real record. People aren’t perfect. Even Kendrick. But he’s pretty close.

—Matthew


Q:

The ISPs sued again and again over the last decade as the FCC tried to enforce Net Neutrality rules. We ended up with the 2015 order when the courts made it clear that if the FCC wants to enforce Net Neutrality rules it must do so under Title II of the Communications Act.

A:

Not like big time trouble, but sure, we've been "talked to."


Q:

None, zero, zilch. - Alice

A:

That’s really awesome. Thank you for sharing! There’s an organization in the states called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and they do something similar.

I called them when my daughter was diagnosed but because they only serve babies who don’t make it home from the hospital, we didn’t qualify so I asked a friend to come photograph the first session we did as a family.

The more I searched, the more I realized there wasn’t anything else available for older people facing a terminal diagnosis so I started Love Not Lost. Thank you for sharing the resource. I will definitely look into it!


Q:

I just recently saw Miss Saigon on Broadway and it was amazing!

I've had all of my jumps for almost ten years now, so I've had time to get a feel for them. The triple axel is still a new jump for me, so it's been a little more challenging to conquer.

My favorite season of Drag Race is season 5 because I love all of the queens' personalities, but favorite lip sync has to be season 9 Shea Coulee vs. Sasha Velour singing, "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston. The rose petals were everything.

A:

Failure happens a lot!

I like to have multiple areas of research going at once, which increases the chance of something working. It helps that cryptographers are unusually good at turning failure into results: when a system breaks, we all learn something. (when we fail to break a system, we're also happy, for different reasons!) Often, these failures lead to ideas for new research.

Also, I have a favorite boxing gym.


Q:

When we rehearse, we try to keep it natural and work on transitions and cues. There’s a bunch of room for inspiration. You can’t rehearse a 2 minute guitar solo, but you can lock down structures and try to find the best flow with the best feel in connecting songs together. -eric

A:

Ha thanks!


Q:

Yeah, not sure what to say about that ... it was hard to tell how much of her compliance was maturity / losing that urge to create conflict, vs. being medicated to the point of not wanting to lash out. I mean, if the meds help keep her calm, that's great. But it seems hard to know what's helping or hurting because you can't get her perspective. When we showed the USF psychologist video of Dani now, she nodded sadly and said, "That's the old Thorazine shuffle ... what everyone in mental institutes used to look like."

A:

As to your first question, I would answer that I have no connection at all to any sort of "black culture" as I have only been exposed to it in the same form that most white Americans are exposed to it (i.e., TV, movies and music). So my impression of black culture is colored (heh) almost entirely by representations of black people in the media as opposed to firsthand experience with them. At the same time, I am black, and sometimes I feel like I'm expected to justify my interest in certain activities or styles of music ("You listen to Bon Iver? Haha, that's so white of you!"; "I didn't know black people liked to hike!"). I just think the fact that I'm black but not really black gives people a certain anxiety, in the same way that, for example, an androgynous appearance might. That's not a very eloquent answer but whatever I guess.

And secondly, their situation was quite a bit different as most of them were raised around large numbers of black people -- my aunt and uncle have black friends and there is a substantial black population in the city where they lived. I honestly have never talked to them about this issue specifically because I am not particularly close to any of them. Their lives in general have been quite a bit different than mine, though. I basically had a quiet and uneventful upbringing and a stable family life, whereas several of them have been in and out of juvie/mental institutions/prison (my youngest cousin got really deep into drugs and crime and is serving a 10-year sentence right now). I think this has to do with family dynamics, namely my aunt's mental illness and just the logistics of being raised in a family of 9 children, and other factors such as the high rate of crime and drug use in the community where they were raised.


Q:

Right now I have a intern and assistant! thanks - stay in touch.

A:

So it's a different Orange County than it used be. In 1984 Ronald Reagan got 76 percent of the vote in Orange County. In 2016 Hillary won it by nine points. Because of demographic change OC has been trending in the Democratic direction for sometime and presidency of Donald Trump has the potential to accelerate that change. Because in addition to our diversity, there are a lot of very wealthy and educated voters here who are very turned off by his actions as President. Its exactly the kind of voters who do not approve of his actions.

What happened in Virginia was also very encouraging in that you saw many well educated suburban districts similar to mine where Romney won in 12 and Hillary won in 16 that were won by Democrats in the House of Delegate races. I think we will see a similar trend next November.

Lastly this tax plan is especially bad for Orange County in particular and by voting for it, Mimi Walters has very clearly shown that she is not for her constituents.


Q:

The ISPs sued again and again over the last decade as the FCC tried to enforce Net Neutrality rules. We ended up with the 2015 order when the courts made it clear that if the FCC wants to enforce Net Neutrality rules it must do so under Title II of the Communications Act.

A:

used to letting people down in person. No biggie


Q:

None, zero, zilch. - Alice

A:

Thanks for your question and for what you are doing too. I talked to a lot of people, researched (including helpful books from NOLO.com), and started building my board before the 501c3 approval came in. Definitely get the right people on your team who believe in what you’re doing!


Q:

I just recently saw Miss Saigon on Broadway and it was amazing!

I've had all of my jumps for almost ten years now, so I've had time to get a feel for them. The triple axel is still a new jump for me, so it's been a little more challenging to conquer.

My favorite season of Drag Race is season 5 because I love all of the queens' personalities, but favorite lip sync has to be season 9 Shea Coulee vs. Sasha Velour singing, "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston. The rose petals were everything.

A:

Failure happens a lot!

I like to have multiple areas of research going at once, which increases the chance of something working. It helps that cryptographers are unusually good at turning failure into results: when a system breaks, we all learn something. (when we fail to break a system, we're also happy, for different reasons!) Often, these failures lead to ideas for new research.

Also, I have a favorite boxing gym.


Q:

Red Rocks is always super epic and special -K

A:

Yeah, not sure what to say about that ... it was hard to tell how much of her compliance was maturity / losing that urge to create conflict, vs. being medicated to the point of not wanting to lash out. I mean, if the meds help keep her calm, that's great. But it seems hard to know what's helping or hurting because you can't get her perspective. When we showed the USF psychologist video of Dani now, she nodded sadly and said, "That's the old Thorazine shuffle ... what everyone in mental institutes used to look like."


Q:

That one is above my pay grade. Best of luck though!

A:

As to your first question, I would answer that I have no connection at all to any sort of "black culture" as I have only been exposed to it in the same form that most white Americans are exposed to it (i.e., TV, movies and music). So my impression of black culture is colored (heh) almost entirely by representations of black people in the media as opposed to firsthand experience with them. At the same time, I am black, and sometimes I feel like I'm expected to justify my interest in certain activities or styles of music ("You listen to Bon Iver? Haha, that's so white of you!"; "I didn't know black people liked to hike!"). I just think the fact that I'm black but not really black gives people a certain anxiety, in the same way that, for example, an androgynous appearance might. That's not a very eloquent answer but whatever I guess.

And secondly, their situation was quite a bit different as most of them were raised around large numbers of black people -- my aunt and uncle have black friends and there is a substantial black population in the city where they lived. I honestly have never talked to them about this issue specifically because I am not particularly close to any of them. Their lives in general have been quite a bit different than mine, though. I basically had a quiet and uneventful upbringing and a stable family life, whereas several of them have been in and out of juvie/mental institutions/prison (my youngest cousin got really deep into drugs and crime and is serving a 10-year sentence right now). I think this has to do with family dynamics, namely my aunt's mental illness and just the logistics of being raised in a family of 9 children, and other factors such as the high rate of crime and drug use in the community where they were raised.


Q:

The ISPs sued again and again over the last decade as the FCC tried to enforce Net Neutrality rules. We ended up with the 2015 order when the courts made it clear that if the FCC wants to enforce Net Neutrality rules it must do so under Title II of the Communications Act.

A:

Obviously we think we are the best. Arby's tweets sweet anime and video game stuff, so no hate there.


Q:

None, zero, zilch. - Alice

A:

Thanks for your question and for what you are doing too. I talked to a lot of people, researched (including helpful books from NOLO.com), and started building my board before the 501c3 approval came in. Definitely get the right people on your team who believe in what you’re doing!


Q:

I just recently saw Miss Saigon on Broadway and it was amazing!

I've had all of my jumps for almost ten years now, so I've had time to get a feel for them. The triple axel is still a new jump for me, so it's been a little more challenging to conquer.

My favorite season of Drag Race is season 5 because I love all of the queens' personalities, but favorite lip sync has to be season 9 Shea Coulee vs. Sasha Velour singing, "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston. The rose petals were everything.

A:

The Beatles and The Wu-Tang Clan. -Z


Q:

Yeah, not sure what to say about that ... it was hard to tell how much of her compliance was maturity / losing that urge to create conflict, vs. being medicated to the point of not wanting to lash out. I mean, if the meds help keep her calm, that's great. But it seems hard to know what's helping or hurting because you can't get her perspective. When we showed the USF psychologist video of Dani now, she nodded sadly and said, "That's the old Thorazine shuffle ... what everyone in mental institutes used to look like."

A:

Climate change is undoubtedly the defining issue of our generation. Scientists have repeatedly confirmed that if we do not drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, it will be impossible to meet the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, and consequently, to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

As a Congressman, I would first and foremost be a staunch advocate for the Paris Agreement. With the Trump Administrations’ announcement to withdraw from the accord, the U.S. is now the only country in the world that opposes it. This is unbelievably irresponsible, embarrassing, and frankly, stupid.

This is why it is also essential to accelerate non-state climate action driven by American companies, cities, and states, including the “We Are Still In” movement led by California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg. We need to continue to drive down U.S. emissions by divesting from fossil fuels and investing billions (if not trillions) in renewable energy and clean-technology.

The U.S. also has to put a price on carbon and make the regulatory changes that will help the transition to a low-carbon economy. Examples include ending fossil fuel leasing on federal land and targeting 100% electricity by 2030. We need to also make sure that we are doing something to support workers who are being displaced by a lot of these changes. By and large, we have failed to do so thus far. That’s why you see so many people in coal country support Donald Trump, because they feel completely abandoned by their government. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Ultimately, climate action will bring about more jobs, clean our air and water, improve our health, and increase our national security. It’s in all of our best interests.


Q:

I don't have any sort of racial preference when it comes to dating, but I've never dated another black person because I just don't ever come across them and I don't go seeking them out.

A:

Absolutely.


Q:

The ISPs sued again and again over the last decade as the FCC tried to enforce Net Neutrality rules. We ended up with the 2015 order when the courts made it clear that if the FCC wants to enforce Net Neutrality rules it must do so under Title II of the Communications Act.

A:

Obviously we think we are the best. Arby's tweets sweet anime and video game stuff, so no hate there.


Q:

None, zero, zilch. - Alice

A:

Thanks for your question and for what you are doing too. I talked to a lot of people, researched (including helpful books from NOLO.com), and started building my board before the 501c3 approval came in. Definitely get the right people on your team who believe in what you’re doing!


Q:

I just recently saw Miss Saigon on Broadway and it was amazing!

I've had all of my jumps for almost ten years now, so I've had time to get a feel for them. The triple axel is still a new jump for me, so it's been a little more challenging to conquer.

My favorite season of Drag Race is season 5 because I love all of the queens' personalities, but favorite lip sync has to be season 9 Shea Coulee vs. Sasha Velour singing, "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston. The rose petals were everything.

A:

The Beatles and The Wu-Tang Clan. -Z


Q:

You'd have to define "major". The overall goal is quite similar but the expectations in tonal modification and/or preservation would be quite different. The feature sets could be greatly similar but voiced a bit differently. Again, the goals are largely the same and this is why, to wit, a mixing console will generally have channels that are all exactly the same and can address a multitude of sources. Yes, there could be stereo vs. mono channels on a desk and those channels could be tuned differently but the theory and approach is largely the same.

The bigger outlier here is the guitar amplifier. Achieving distortion as a part of the guitarist’s 'voice' is required in the great majority of designs. This is less true regarding other instruments.

A:

Climate change is undoubtedly the defining issue of our generation. Scientists have repeatedly confirmed that if we do not drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, it will be impossible to meet the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, and consequently, to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

As a Congressman, I would first and foremost be a staunch advocate for the Paris Agreement. With the Trump Administrations’ announcement to withdraw from the accord, the U.S. is now the only country in the world that opposes it. This is unbelievably irresponsible, embarrassing, and frankly, stupid.

This is why it is also essential to accelerate non-state climate action driven by American companies, cities, and states, including the “We Are Still In” movement led by California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg. We need to continue to drive down U.S. emissions by divesting from fossil fuels and investing billions (if not trillions) in renewable energy and clean-technology.

The U.S. also has to put a price on carbon and make the regulatory changes that will help the transition to a low-carbon economy. Examples include ending fossil fuel leasing on federal land and targeting 100% electricity by 2030. We need to also make sure that we are doing something to support workers who are being displaced by a lot of these changes. By and large, we have failed to do so thus far. That’s why you see so many people in coal country support Donald Trump, because they feel completely abandoned by their government. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Ultimately, climate action will bring about more jobs, clean our air and water, improve our health, and increase our national security. It’s in all of our best interests.


Q:

Heya guys,

I've been thinking about this in terms of theorizing how one goes about putting together lists like you guys do- could a pretty interesting, but maybe less accessible 8.0 record like https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/standing-on-the-corner-red-burns/ clock harder on AOTY lists if it had earned the BNM tag and subsequently been promoted harder, leading to more staff listening to it? You will get a lot of questions regarding "WHY IS X HIGHER THAN Y ON YOUR COLLECTIVE YEAR END LIST, BUT MATT SHMRUDISKI GAVE Y A HIGHER SCORE?" and those are sort of dumb and obviously there are certainly records on your list with lower review scores than something like this, but most of them have bigger names attached to them or are more accessible.

I can't help but feel that with the extended front page viewtime that comes with a BNM recommendation, albums end up getting more attention from the community you have sort of found yourself leading a pocket of, and I wonder what the policy is here regarding a staff member's obligated listening material? Is it just all the BNM stuff that hits the R E D Z O N E ?

Thanks again guys.

A:

Hey, I've supported NN regulation unwaveringly for awhile. Recently I've started seeing some articles that are providing counter arguments to some popular pro-NN points. Primarily a) it's going to help competition b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves and c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation. I'm curious what the counter-counter argument would be. Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive? Thanks!


Q:

How do you deal with people's disappointment when they find out you're not a hot animated redhead?

A:

Some people, including many prominent politicians, have said that these are "40 year old allegations" and that diminishes their importance and that they were only brought up to prevent him from getting the seat in the Senate. How do you respond to that? Do you believe that these stories should break in a way/time to have maximum impact?

Edit: I do believe the allegations and think that they are absolutely important to know. I also understand why the story is being given attention now-especially with the WaPo's answer below-and think it's a great thing it received national attention.


Q:

How do you just start a non-profit? Is it similar to just starting any other business? How did you start your non-profit? In terms of finances, applying for non-profit status, opening partnerships to help people, and even getting a few people on board to volunteer and help out.

I'm curious about the business logistics of starting a non-profit.

A:

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Q:

Do you play vidya games?

A:

best show of recent memory and of the last decade?


Q:

I am a biologist working with anthrax ecology in the Namibian deserts. Sometimes I have American students, and they tend to bring just too. much. stuff. Like the safari tourists who all come in full khaki clothing to sit in their buses. We have to occasionally burn our clothes when they get too contaminated, so expensive "outdoors clothing" would be an intolerable waste of money on a researcher's budget. It is just working outside, and even the lions are almost never a problem as long as we work in pairs. How can we teach kids to freak out a bit less, and not see every contact with nature as a case of extreme survival needing expensive gadgets?

A:

Thank you so much for doing this AMA. This is the first I have heard of this story, and I spent much of my time reading through tears. Your sensitive, even handed, and in depth treatment of this subject, and all involved, shows me that your Pulitzer was/is well deserved. Bernie is nothing less than amazing, and an example to us all of what unconditional love really means.


Q:

Have you had any racist experiences?

A:

I would want to hug them if I knew they couldn't rip me apart in seconds lol.


Q:

Because in addition to our diversity, there are a lot of very wealthy and educated voters here who are very turned off by his actions as President. Its exactly the kind of voters who do not approve of his actions.

Sounds like you're more invested in maintaining the status quo, than you are in helping the poor and middle class with that statement.

A:

Hey, I've supported NN regulation unwaveringly for awhile. Recently I've started seeing some articles that are providing counter arguments to some popular pro-NN points. Primarily a) it's going to help competition b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves and c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation. I'm curious what the counter-counter argument would be. Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive? Thanks!


Q:

Have you ever gotten in trouble for anything you posted?

A:

Some people, including many prominent politicians, have said that these are "40 year old allegations" and that diminishes their importance and that they were only brought up to prevent him from getting the seat in the Senate. How do you respond to that? Do you believe that these stories should break in a way/time to have maximum impact?

Edit: I do believe the allegations and think that they are absolutely important to know. I also understand why the story is being given attention now-especially with the WaPo's answer below-and think it's a great thing it received national attention.


Q:

I lost a little one myself to SMA at 22 months, and am glad to see some more public exposure to it, but with so little public awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, why not put it more in the front of your presentation instead of just saying a terminal illness?

A:

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Q:

Do you play vidya games?

A:

I must be living under a rock, I didn't realize you guys had blown up, but I listen to your stuff all the time. Congrats on the success and here's hoping you get more of the same!

What was your single biggest driving musical influence when you guys were coming together as a group?


Q:

Thank you so much for doing this AMA. This is the first I have heard of this story, and I spent much of my time reading through tears. Your sensitive, even handed, and in depth treatment of this subject, and all involved, shows me that your Pulitzer was/is well deserved. Bernie is nothing less than amazing, and an example to us all of what unconditional love really means.

A:

Dear Candidate Kia,

What's your stance on college access and education in general? It seems you unfortunately attended Michigan and not NYU (I forgive you), and while we work to make college more affordable from an institutional level we're curious to know what you would do to address these issues from a legislative level.

Sincerely,

Not your alma mater


Q:

Have you had any racist experiences?

A:

Hey, I've supported NN regulation unwaveringly for awhile. Recently I've started seeing some articles that are providing counter arguments to some popular pro-NN points. Primarily a) it's going to help competition b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves and c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation. I'm curious what the counter-counter argument would be. Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive? Thanks!


Q:

Have you ever gotten in trouble for anything you posted?

A:

Some people, including many prominent politicians, have said that these are "40 year old allegations" and that diminishes their importance and that they were only brought up to prevent him from getting the seat in the Senate. How do you respond to that? Do you believe that these stories should break in a way/time to have maximum impact?

Edit: I do believe the allegations and think that they are absolutely important to know. I also understand why the story is being given attention now-especially with the WaPo's answer below-and think it's a great thing it received national attention.


Q:

I lost a little one myself to SMA at 22 months, and am glad to see some more public exposure to it, but with so little public awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, why not put it more in the front of your presentation instead of just saying a terminal illness?

A:

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Q:

All of your albums sound very distinct from each other, I consider you guys to be more experimental than psychedelic in general. Are you going to continue to change things up every album, or has the success of the new album made you want to continue that direction?

A:

Thank you so much for doing this AMA. This is the first I have heard of this story, and I spent much of my time reading through tears. Your sensitive, even handed, and in depth treatment of this subject, and all involved, shows me that your Pulitzer was/is well deserved. Bernie is nothing less than amazing, and an example to us all of what unconditional love really means.


Q:

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A:

I was adopted too so I can understand what you mean. I'm Asian and there's not a lot of Asians in the US.

What are your thoughts on your real parents? [I don't know mine so I cannot say much]


Q:

Do you look like Bruce Willis now? I was lead to believe that you would.

A:

Hey, I've supported NN regulation unwaveringly for awhile. Recently I've started seeing some articles that are providing counter arguments to some popular pro-NN points. Primarily a) it's going to help competition b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves and c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation. I'm curious what the counter-counter argument would be. Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive? Thanks!


Q:

Have you ever gotten in trouble for anything you posted?

A:

Some people, including many prominent politicians, have said that these are "40 year old allegations" and that diminishes their importance and that they were only brought up to prevent him from getting the seat in the Senate. How do you respond to that? Do you believe that these stories should break in a way/time to have maximum impact?

Edit: I do believe the allegations and think that they are absolutely important to know. I also understand why the story is being given attention now-especially with the WaPo's answer below-and think it's a great thing it received national attention.


Q:

I lost a little one myself to SMA at 22 months, and am glad to see some more public exposure to it, but with so little public awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, why not put it more in the front of your presentation instead of just saying a terminal illness?

A:

[deleted]


Q:

All of your albums sound very distinct from each other, I consider you guys to be more experimental than psychedelic in general. Are you going to continue to change things up every album, or has the success of the new album made you want to continue that direction?

A:

I am an audio engineering student and a huge fan of the AKG 414 (XLS in particular). What does the future of the 414 look like? Does AKG still hold the patents for its’ design or will you all work on a new or modified product?


Q:

iranian american citizen resident of california here, coming to you live from my intelligence operations center in phoenix arizona where i conduct my counter terrorism operations and general shitpost trolling. thank you for doing this ama and thank you for being an iranian american that is participating and taking responsibility. as a persian that is involved in politics i know how rare that is.

1- do you recognize that saudi arabia is the worlds biggest sponsor of terrorism through spreading takfiri salafi wahhabi rapist racist fascist terrorist ideology through the expenditure of 10s of billions of dollars in mosques and madrassas to brainwash and recruit for alqaeda and its splinter offshoots such as isis/isil/daesh, AQAP. HTS, alnusra, etc? if you dont i can educate you.

2- do you recognize that there is an undeniably treasonous effort in the united states to lie to the american people and drag them into a war with iran by lying about terrorism? if you dont i can educate you.

3- do you recognize that hillary clinton is a criminal traitor that needs to be tried for high treason and punished to the maximum extent of the law if found guilty (execution)? if you dont i can educate you.

4- do you recognize that the united states is guilty of war crimes in yemen as the saudis use illegal weapons including cluster bombs and biochemical warfare against civilians? if you dont i can educate you.

5- do you recognize assange, snowden, and manning as patriotic heros? if you dont i can educate you.

6- do you support california succeeding from the union if america continues down a path of deviating from american values and ideals (supporting terrorism and the rise of state sponsored/endorsed/ignored/tolerated fascism) with the calexit movement? if you dont i am really curious as to why.

7- do you support holding those who conspire to use propaganda, internet censorship/manipulation, and psychological warfare against the american people accountable as criminal terrorist traitors? if you dont i can educate you.

A:

It’s a good question. We don’t obligate anyone to listen, people are free to vote as they choose. That said, people on staff certainly campaign for favorites to get heard, and a lot of discussion is had. I know I spend a ton of time listening at year end to make my own ballot and some playlists do get circulated. We do expect anyone who votes is making a very informed decision, but it’s impossible for everyone to have listened to everything.

—Matthew


Q:

a) it's going to help competition

There's actually been a historic level of investment since the 2015 order. We've catalogued that here: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108079/its-working-free-press-documents-historic-levels-investment-and-innovation-fccs

We've also heard that argument and I just can't connect the dots on that one. I'd have you challenge or investigate the claim that giving ISPs the power to block, throttle or create fast lanes increases competition. It'll likely work to create an incumbency protection racket where ISPs can work with big content providers to secure fast lanes thereby relegating start ups to a worse and harder to access tier of the internet.

b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves

Here's a list of notable violations. https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history

One thing to keep in mind is that these violations occurred in an environment where the FCC was committed to overseeing the behaviors and protecting consumers from the unfair practices of ISPs (whether that was under a Title I or Title II regime). Today the FCC has said it will completely abdicate its oversight role over ISPs. It's a whole new chapter in the ISP shenanigan game.

c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation

These practices distort the market and encourage further consolidation. We're now in a world where a company like Comcast owns both access to the network and is a huge content creator (NBC) as well. Under the new regime Comcast can privilege its own affiliated content crowding out newcomers and other media.

Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive?

Let's call this an open question. I'll note that this kind of anti-trust litigation can take years during which companies like Comcast can reap the benefits of gaming the network. This is why bright line rules are better than post-hoc enforcement.

A:

used to letting people down in person. No biggie


Q:

This is Stephanie: naturally, when there is a race for U.S. Senate, especially a high profile one, reporters are going to begin doing all sorts of stories to try to illuminate the candidates. So it makes sense that reporters would be in the Gadsden area at this time, asking questions. Other than that, our only focus was reporting the story thoroughly and publishing if and when it was solid.

A:

I am leaving for the portrait session now, but I read this and wanted to let you know I will respond when I have more time to give a full answer. Thank you!


Q:

Hot but not burning lava hot, so whatever tempurature that would be. Comfortable.

A:

No, my little brother Pat (who's always had a dark sense of humor) beat me at Nintendo too many times when we were kids, and I lost the spirit.


Q:

Red Rocks is always super epic and special -K

A:

I would say put them through a basic field course first. Once they are i the field with nothing, they learn to appreciate how little they actually need. Thanks for participating!


Q:

Thank you for taking the time to read the story ... it was my honor to get to follow Dani's journey, and to reconnect all these years later.

A:

Talking about my life in the US, I guess I'd say I've experienced more casual racism than anything else, although I have had a couple of crazy experiences.

Like once during college, I came to class early and discovered that one of my classmates had written "FBI statistics" about the racial breakdown of rape suspects in huge letters on the whiteboard (to the effect that there are more black rapists than white rapists, or something, don't remember). After a couple of minutes he started to shout hysterically at me, asking me if I was okay with the fact that blacks are rapists and why are blacks so violent and etc. Then he was screaming at the top of his lungs about how his dad died of a cocaine overdose and no one cares because he's white. He was literally shaking and pounding his fists on his desk and I was sure he would turn into the Hulk. Some of my classmates stepped in and basically everyone was screaming. He ended up pretty much getting dragged out of the building and I never heard anything else about him. I have to think mental illness/trauma was more at play here than racism per se.

Come to think of it though, it was a pretty amusing experience. Some woman called me later that day from the university and told me in the sappiest voice ever, "I am your advocate! I am here for you! I am your support system!" and once they established that I had no plans to pursue any sort of action against the university or go to the media or whatever, I never heard from them again. They even called up my parents and told them I had been the victim of a "racial incident" but wouldn't give them specifics. 🙄 🙄


Q:

How can we be close to these cats? Lets make sure they have a future on our planet. Vote - from local to national elections - laws of protection come from the local up to national level. That is real concrete way to help - also find a good organization to help. Build a Boma with NG big cat initiative! Save lions that way.

A:

There is nothing more important to me than making sure we fight for the middle class and those in this country who face poverty. I want to go Congress and fight to protect the American dream and the idea that this is the land of opportunity. And if we are going to do that we need voters in places like Orange County to make sure we get it done. More fundamentally, support for Donald Trump breaks down very strongly along educational lines.


Q:

a) it's going to help competition

There's actually been a historic level of investment since the 2015 order. We've catalogued that here: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108079/its-working-free-press-documents-historic-levels-investment-and-innovation-fccs

We've also heard that argument and I just can't connect the dots on that one. I'd have you challenge or investigate the claim that giving ISPs the power to block, throttle or create fast lanes increases competition. It'll likely work to create an incumbency protection racket where ISPs can work with big content providers to secure fast lanes thereby relegating start ups to a worse and harder to access tier of the internet.

b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves

Here's a list of notable violations. https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history

One thing to keep in mind is that these violations occurred in an environment where the FCC was committed to overseeing the behaviors and protecting consumers from the unfair practices of ISPs (whether that was under a Title I or Title II regime). Today the FCC has said it will completely abdicate its oversight role over ISPs. It's a whole new chapter in the ISP shenanigan game.

c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation

These practices distort the market and encourage further consolidation. We're now in a world where a company like Comcast owns both access to the network and is a huge content creator (NBC) as well. Under the new regime Comcast can privilege its own affiliated content crowding out newcomers and other media.

Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive?

Let's call this an open question. I'll note that this kind of anti-trust litigation can take years during which companies like Comcast can reap the benefits of gaming the network. This is why bright line rules are better than post-hoc enforcement.

A:

Not like big time trouble, but sure, we've been "talked to."


Q:

This is Stephanie: naturally, when there is a race for U.S. Senate, especially a high profile one, reporters are going to begin doing all sorts of stories to try to illuminate the candidates. So it makes sense that reporters would be in the Gadsden area at this time, asking questions. Other than that, our only focus was reporting the story thoroughly and publishing if and when it was solid.

A:

Thank you for your comment. I am hoping people go to the website and/or watch the video. I only had so many characters and last time I said SMA I got hate comments for not spelling it out and Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a lot of letters. I hope you understand. I am doing what I can to help raise awareness. Thank you.


Q:

Hot but not burning lava hot, so whatever tempurature that would be. Comfortable.

A:

No, my little brother Pat (who's always had a dark sense of humor) beat me at Nintendo too many times when we were kids, and I lost the spirit.


Q:

The Beatles and The Wu-Tang Clan. -Z

A:

Thank you for taking the time to read the story ... it was my honor to get to follow Dani's journey, and to reconnect all these years later.


Q:

In this country, it's nearly impossible to advance without a college degree. And there is far too much student debt right now, an astounding 1.4 trillion dollars. When you come out of school with that wrapped around your neck, it fundamentally prevents you from starting your life. You can't buy a house, you can't get married, you can't do the things you're supposed to do when you graduate college. It's absolutely essential that we address this issue. In the short-term, what that looks like is 1) increasing the amount of money to be spent on Pell Grants, 2) pushing plans for free community college, 3) allowing people to refinance their loans, both private and public, at lower rates, and 4) making sure we crack down on bad actors, especially those from the for-profit college sector who mislead and deceive in order to get people to enroll in their schools. Longer term, I'd really like to see us adopt Bernie Sanders' debt-free college plan because there should be no one in this country who goes to college and drowns from the debt incurred.

GoBlue :) :) :)
A:

Talking about my life in the US, I guess I'd say I've experienced more casual racism than anything else, although I have had a couple of crazy experiences.

Like once during college, I came to class early and discovered that one of my classmates had written "FBI statistics" about the racial breakdown of rape suspects in huge letters on the whiteboard (to the effect that there are more black rapists than white rapists, or something, don't remember). After a couple of minutes he started to shout hysterically at me, asking me if I was okay with the fact that blacks are rapists and why are blacks so violent and etc. Then he was screaming at the top of his lungs about how his dad died of a cocaine overdose and no one cares because he's white. He was literally shaking and pounding his fists on his desk and I was sure he would turn into the Hulk. Some of my classmates stepped in and basically everyone was screaming. He ended up pretty much getting dragged out of the building and I never heard anything else about him. I have to think mental illness/trauma was more at play here than racism per se.

Come to think of it though, it was a pretty amusing experience. Some woman called me later that day from the university and told me in the sappiest voice ever, "I am your advocate! I am here for you! I am your support system!" and once they established that I had no plans to pursue any sort of action against the university or go to the media or whatever, I never heard from them again. They even called up my parents and told them I had been the victim of a "racial incident" but wouldn't give them specifics. 🙄 🙄


Q:

a) it's going to help competition

There's actually been a historic level of investment since the 2015 order. We've catalogued that here: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108079/its-working-free-press-documents-historic-levels-investment-and-innovation-fccs

We've also heard that argument and I just can't connect the dots on that one. I'd have you challenge or investigate the claim that giving ISPs the power to block, throttle or create fast lanes increases competition. It'll likely work to create an incumbency protection racket where ISPs can work with big content providers to secure fast lanes thereby relegating start ups to a worse and harder to access tier of the internet.

b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves

Here's a list of notable violations. https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history

One thing to keep in mind is that these violations occurred in an environment where the FCC was committed to overseeing the behaviors and protecting consumers from the unfair practices of ISPs (whether that was under a Title I or Title II regime). Today the FCC has said it will completely abdicate its oversight role over ISPs. It's a whole new chapter in the ISP shenanigan game.

c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation

These practices distort the market and encourage further consolidation. We're now in a world where a company like Comcast owns both access to the network and is a huge content creator (NBC) as well. Under the new regime Comcast can privilege its own affiliated content crowding out newcomers and other media.

Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive?

Let's call this an open question. I'll note that this kind of anti-trust litigation can take years during which companies like Comcast can reap the benefits of gaming the network. This is why bright line rules are better than post-hoc enforcement.

A:

Not like big time trouble, but sure, we've been "talked to."


Q:

This is Stephanie: naturally, when there is a race for U.S. Senate, especially a high profile one, reporters are going to begin doing all sorts of stories to try to illuminate the candidates. So it makes sense that reporters would be in the Gadsden area at this time, asking questions. Other than that, our only focus was reporting the story thoroughly and publishing if and when it was solid.

A:

Thank you for your comment. I am hoping people go to the website and/or watch the video. I only had so many characters and last time I said SMA I got hate comments for not spelling it out and Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a lot of letters. I hope you understand. I am doing what I can to help raise awareness. Thank you.


Q:

Hot but not burning lava hot, so whatever tempurature that would be. Comfortable.

A:

We’re always going to make different albums. We never want to make the same one twice. -Z


Q:

Thank you for taking the time to read the story ... it was my honor to get to follow Dani's journey, and to reconnect all these years later.

A:

The exact opposite actually. I’m running on a platform that, above all, wants to ensure that every single American in this country is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

Meanwhile, the presidents’ words and actions are based on hatred and will continue to incite more hatred. He’s referred to Mexicans as rapists, made fun of a disabled reporter on national television, demonized Muslims with his baseless travel ban, bragged about sexually assaulting women, and banned transgender individuals from the military.

As a Member of Congress, I will combat this hate every single day. I will be a relentless advocate for people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community during a time in which our own president has failed to do so.


Q:

I also don't know my biological mother and I've never really felt all that interested in finding out about her. I'd be curious to at least see what she looks like and maybe if I have any biological brothers or sisters but I'm not very interested in developing a relationship with them.

A:

Don't you mean, do I look like Joseph Gordon Levitt in prosthetics?


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a) it's going to help competition

There's actually been a historic level of investment since the 2015 order. We've catalogued that here: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108079/its-working-free-press-documents-historic-levels-investment-and-innovation-fccs

We've also heard that argument and I just can't connect the dots on that one. I'd have you challenge or investigate the claim that giving ISPs the power to block, throttle or create fast lanes increases competition. It'll likely work to create an incumbency protection racket where ISPs can work with big content providers to secure fast lanes thereby relegating start ups to a worse and harder to access tier of the internet.

b) the examples of NN violations in the past were over-exaggerate and/or eventually fixed themselves

Here's a list of notable violations. https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history

One thing to keep in mind is that these violations occurred in an environment where the FCC was committed to overseeing the behaviors and protecting consumers from the unfair practices of ISPs (whether that was under a Title I or Title II regime). Today the FCC has said it will completely abdicate its oversight role over ISPs. It's a whole new chapter in the ISP shenanigan game.

c) fast lanes and zero ratings aren't that big of a deal and won't really hinder innovation

These practices distort the market and encourage further consolidation. We're now in a world where a company like Comcast owns both access to the network and is a huge content creator (NBC) as well. Under the new regime Comcast can privilege its own affiliated content crowding out newcomers and other media.

Secondly, will it be legal for comcast (for example) to throttle all other services other than NBC or would that be considered anti-competitive?

Let's call this an open question. I'll note that this kind of anti-trust litigation can take years during which companies like Comcast can reap the benefits of gaming the network. This is why bright line rules are better than post-hoc enforcement.

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Not like big time trouble, but sure, we've been "talked to."


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This is Stephanie: naturally, when there is a race for U.S. Senate, especially a high profile one, reporters are going to begin doing all sorts of stories to try to illuminate the candidates. So it makes sense that reporters would be in the Gadsden area at this time, asking questions. Other than that, our only focus was reporting the story thoroughly and publishing if and when it was solid.

A:

Thank you for your comment. I am hoping people go to the website and/or watch the video. I only had so many characters and last time I said SMA I got hate comments for not spelling it out and Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a lot of letters. I hope you understand. I am doing what I can to help raise awareness. Thank you.


Q:

Hot but not burning lava hot, so whatever tempurature that would be. Comfortable.

A:

We’re always going to make different albums. We never want to make the same one twice. -Z


Q:

As that product is under the stewardship and ownership of another company, it is well outside of our planning and control. We think that there are things that could be done to make ‘Made In Austria Great Again’ regarding a large diaphragm dual diaphragm condenser mic and we have aims in that direction.

A:

You must be lost. /r/The_Donald is that way.


Q:

I've been reading Pitchfork for about 15 years and continue to check the site everyday. The thing I appreciate the most about the site is the breadth and extent to which new music is covered. As the site has grown, trends within music have changed and the cutting edge now is very different than it was 21 years ago. What has it been like evolving with changing taste and increasing coverage of electronic, pop and hip hop as opposed to indie rock?

P.s. yaeji should have been higher on both lists!!!!!

A:

Does the legal weed located wendys locations outsell the non legal?


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The night before the election, one of Roy Moore's Army buddies told an anecdote of a time they witnessed a fellow soldier patronize a brothel, in Vietnam, that he said had "very young girls" - has there been any investigation into that claim or is it not worth chasing?

A:

My family has gone through something like this, though it was violent crime instead of an illness. I cannot imagine wading in every day to help others with this situation. When it originally happened, I just wanted people to stop saying they understood and to go away. After three years, most days I am just trying and failing not to think about what happened as something tangentially related brings it up over and over, every day.

Do you find dealing with this every day has helped? Does the wound ever salve or is it just the same dull throbbing emptiness over and over forever?


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hi mirai! i'm seeing miss saigon tonight and i'll be thinking of you! how is lexi? how the hell do you even own that many dogs and maintain your schedule? i have one puppy and i've missed the gym for a week.

A:

Hi! As a freshman CompSci major who also loves to read/write and isn't in love with math, I'd like to know in what other ways have you seen people blend the two besides writing for children?


Q:

I must be living under a rock, I didn't realize you guys had blown up, but I listen to your stuff all the time. Congrats on the success and here's hoping you get more of the same!

What was your single biggest driving musical influence when you guys were coming together as a group?

A:

Good point. Do you have any good suggestions as to where I could refer prospective US students to go get some experience before coming over?

My problem is, I don't have the opportunity to teach basic field to American students, me being a Norwegian working in Namibia in this case. As we in Norway have conscription, and I spent some time deployed after that and work with some other ex-military colleagues from the Namibian and South African armed forces, I expect 25-year old grownups to have a decent amount of field experience before they come to work on my projects, but this is often not the case. So having somewhere for them to get a bit comfy before they come, so they don't burn themselves out unnecessarily just living in a comfy camp would be excellent.


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Hi Lane. I greatly admire your work. As a young reporter trying to navigate my way through a narrative project, I've found myself overwhelmed and overloaded with notes and information. What's your organization process? You mentioned only using your notes to fill in facts. How do you do that? I tend to use my notes as a crutch and it becomes time consuming when I sit down to write. What does your writing process look like? Do you wait until you have all the material? Has it changed over the years? Sorry for all the questions. And if you have any tips on finding some of these great stories, please share! how do you balance life and work?

A:

What do you think about Kapernick?


Q:

Thanks for your reply, and good luck with your campaign.

A:

Does the legal weed located wendys locations outsell the non legal?


Q:

The night before the election, one of Roy Moore's Army buddies told an anecdote of a time they witnessed a fellow soldier patronize a brothel, in Vietnam, that he said had "very young girls" - has there been any investigation into that claim or is it not worth chasing?

A:

What are the most challenging steps in starting a nonprofit? Any tips for someone who hopes to start one?


Q:

hi mirai! i'm seeing miss saigon tonight and i'll be thinking of you! how is lexi? how the hell do you even own that many dogs and maintain your schedule? i have one puppy and i've missed the gym for a week.

A:

Hi! As a freshman CompSci major who also loves to read/write and isn't in love with math, I'd like to know in what other ways have you seen people blend the two besides writing for children?


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All of your albums sound very distinct from each other, I consider you guys to be more experimental than psychedelic in general. Are you going to continue to change things up every album, or has the success of the new album made you want to continue that direction?

A:

Hi Lane. I greatly admire your work. As a young reporter trying to navigate my way through a narrative project, I've found myself overwhelmed and overloaded with notes and information. What's your organization process? You mentioned only using your notes to fill in facts. How do you do that? I tend to use my notes as a crutch and it becomes time consuming when I sit down to write. What does your writing process look like? Do you wait until you have all the material? Has it changed over the years? Sorry for all the questions. And if you have any tips on finding some of these great stories, please share! how do you balance life and work?


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In light of a recent spate of sexual harassment allegations at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Orange County, if elected, how would you ensure that women on your staff would be protected in that kind of working environment?

For reference: https://www.google.com/amp/www.ocregister.com/2017/10/18/half-dozen-women-allege-sexual-harassment-at-union-orange-county-democratic-party-headquarters/amp/

A:

What do you think about Kapernick?


Q:

How long each day do you guys sit down and analyze memes?

A:

The night before the election, one of Roy Moore's Army buddies told an anecdote of a time they witnessed a fellow soldier patronize a brothel, in Vietnam, that he said had "very young girls" - has there been any investigation into that claim or is it not worth chasing?


Q:

What are the most challenging steps in starting a nonprofit? Any tips for someone who hopes to start one?

A:

hi mirai! i'm seeing miss saigon tonight and i'll be thinking of you! how is lexi? how the hell do you even own that many dogs and maintain your schedule? i have one puppy and i've missed the gym for a week.


Q:

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

A:

Hi Lane. I greatly admire your work. As a young reporter trying to navigate my way through a narrative project, I've found myself overwhelmed and overloaded with notes and information. What's your organization process? You mentioned only using your notes to fill in facts. How do you do that? I tend to use my notes as a crutch and it becomes time consuming when I sit down to write. What does your writing process look like? Do you wait until you have all the material? Has it changed over the years? Sorry for all the questions. And if you have any tips on finding some of these great stories, please share! how do you balance life and work?


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You're a Trump supporter, GTFO.

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How long each day do you guys sit down and analyze memes?

A:

The night before the election, one of Roy Moore's Army buddies told an anecdote of a time they witnessed a fellow soldier patronize a brothel, in Vietnam, that he said had "very young girls" - has there been any investigation into that claim or is it not worth chasing?


Q:

What are the most challenging steps in starting a nonprofit? Any tips for someone who hopes to start one?

A:

hi mirai! i'm seeing miss saigon tonight and i'll be thinking of you! how is lexi? how the hell do you even own that many dogs and maintain your schedule? i have one puppy and i've missed the gym for a week.


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Been listening to you since you toured with Minus The Bear which I believe was your Church Mouth album. Just had a random question, are most of you atheist? I notice some of themes of that in your songs, just never knew if it was true.

Thanks so much for entertaining me for all these years!

A:

First off, I have a few pairs of AKG headphones, big fan, sorry to see them close. When it comes to consumer grade amplifiers would you still say tube is better than solid state? I have a McIntosh C 26 Solid State preamp with a MC 2125 Amp and really dig it.


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His opinions might be unpopular, and his offers to educate incredibly condescending, but I think he deserves more than a blithe dismissal and labeling.

A:

As someone who has been writing for Pitchfork for almost 20 years, I know exactly what you mean about seeing music change and evolve over that time (and my relationship to music has changed along with it). At different times there are differing amounts of creative energy being poured into different genres; some genres have a moment where everything is crackling and then later they might fade more into the background as other music steps forward. I think it's a never-ending churn and it's great fun to follow along with. Yaeji is indeed great! -Mark


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The legal team is in the room, so.... no comment

A:

I did reach out to that buddy but he didn't get back to me. Beth


Q:

I am so sorry for your loss and thank your for sharing.

Dealing with this every day has brought healing. Don’t get me wrong, it wrecks me, but I know the world needs more people who are willing to embrace pain and help people who are hurting.

We needed that, and luckily found a few friends and family who stuck with us through hell and back. But there are families I meet who don’t have anyone left. They’ve all been abandoned because it’s “too hard” or people just don’t know what to say or do and so they don’t do anything.

That’s why next year, we are really working to equip other people to show up for the people they love in addition to what we’re currently doing.

Also - the healing is happening but the grief will always be there. My love for my daughter will never disappear and so my grief won’t either. But I am learning how to carry it better and share my love for her with the world. Hopefully that answers your question!

A:

You're going to have a great time!

Lexi is doing great! Three dogs is definitely a lot but it was hard to say no when I knew they needed a home.

The puppy stage is probably the hardest since you have to potty train them and you have to let them out more often. Word of advice, puppies go through a serious chewing stage. I always have bones lying around so that they have something to chew on and don't chew something you don't want them to. Soup bones from the supermarket are great for them.


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I'm encouraged to see the explosion of apps & games written by young people. I'm not an app developer myself, but I think interactive storytelling is a growing opportunity to advance both technology & culture.

On a totally different note, I like seeing CS researchers try their hand at automating humor. For instance, my colleague Lydia Chilton has a paper on AI joke writing!

On an other other note, you can come hear me perform nerdy standup at Caveat's "Symposium" in NYC!

A:

The Beatles and The Wu-Tang Clan. -Z


A:

Yes, my writing process has totally changed over the years. And it's quite different if I'm writing a news story, or on deadline, or only have one notebook of notes as opposed to the nine legal pads I had for Dani. So, since you asked: 1. I finish 90 percent of my reporting before I ever think about writing. Then I duck into a quiet cave, no social media, no phone, and read through all of my notes ... taking notes on the notes, so each big legal pad gets reduced to one page of notes, more like an index of what's in that notebook. 2. I make a list of characters, scenes and themes ... then a timeline / chronology of events. 3. I try to figure out what background / context I need to weave into the narrative, and which scenes I can turn into cinematic experiences for the readers. 4. I put away all my notes, in my car or kitchen, and take a shower, or take the dogs for a walk, or do laundry ... something to engage my body but free my mind. And I make myself think: What would it be like to be that person? Where would my story start and end? What's a good cliff hanger / question to end the first section? 5. I write the lead long-hand on a notebook that I keep in my bathroom, bedroom, glove box, kitchen sink ... I never sit in front of a blank computer screen without having the lead written already. 6. I make myself write in sections ... don't get up until you finish that Diet Coke ... forcing myself to keep typing until I hit that goal / prize ... I write without notes. I need to know where I'm going to end, even if I don't know where I'm going between the lead and the last line ... 7. After the story is done, I go back through my notes, and notepads, and fill in any details, numbers, things I have forgotten. And I make whatever other calls / research inquiries I need to fill in whatever holes I might have found. 8. I print out the story and take it outside somewhere, or into another room, and read it on paper with a pen. 9. I go back and make corrections, edits in the file. 10. I print it out again and ask someone to read it to me out loud. If no one is around, I read it out loud to my dogs, or record it on my phone so I can listen for rhythm, word choice, sentence structure, syntax, etc.

I write so much faster when I don't use my notes as an excuse to procrastinate. And I find my own voice so much more easily when I'm not just stringing together someone else's quotes.

My work and life are so intertwined, I don't know if that constitutes balance, but there isn't a day I'm entirely off work, not thinking about my stories, nor a day that my husband and kids don't creep into my work thoughts ...

As for ideas, see if this hand-out helps ... it has tips and a link to each tip that shows a story I found using that tip ...

Finding Story Ideas: Tips your editor won't tell you

Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 2009

FINDING FOLKS

1) Talk to strangers

    Be nosey, sit by the old woman on the swing, everyone has a story 

Pier singer Elmer Wright: “Still shining”

http://www.sptimes.com/News/040101/Floridian/Still_shining.shtml

2) Play hookie

    Roam aimlessly, let someone else drive, ride the bus, look around 

Cashier Michael Turbe: “A Father’s Day 41 years in the making”

http://tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article623516.ece

3) Read the walls

    Check bulletin boards, buy bad papers, scour the classifieds 

Husband Mark Tanner: “Where did she go?”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article706028.ece

4) Sit the bench

    Be a fly on the wall, eavesdrop at beauty parlors, eat lunch alone 

Anthony and Ryan Moran: “A brother’s bond”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/autism-cant-tear-twin-brothers-apart/948355

5) Make freaky friends

    Opposites attract, befriend photographers, use your friends and kids 

Carnival guru Ward Hall: “The last sideshow”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/28/Floridian/The_last_sideshow.shtml

6) Get a life

Eat dirt at the drag strip, join bowling leagues, go to festivals 

Holocaust survivor Helga Harris: “Dear Friends”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/16/Floridian/Dear_friends.shtml

7) Ignore important people

    See who's in their shadows, stakeholders, other ways in 

Miss St. Petersburg’s shopper Allan Brown: “The dresser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/06/22/Floridian/The_Dresser.shtml

8) Celebrate losers

    Dreams don't always come true, ask about failures, lessons learned 

Homeless artist Rick Lewis: “Homer’s odyssey”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/homers-odyssey-for-cartoonist-living-in-shelters-and-on-street-home-is/1254643

9) Wonder: Who would ever?

    Here's to you, Mr. golf ball picker-upper, Dirty Jobs, why you? 

Public health nurse Flo Concklin: “They call her Mama V”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/03/30/Floridian/They_call_her__Mama_V.shtml

10) Hang out at bars (or coffee shops)

    Check out different dives, try a martini, always come back to Cheers 

Garbage truck driver Allen Smith: “Gone in a flash”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/04/30/Floridian/Gone_in_a_flash.shtml

GETTING THE GOODS

11) Give everyone your phone number

    Keep in touch, don't dis PR people, ask what else is going on 

Russian pianists Alah Rozanovsky and Valentina Kits: “Music reunites”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/music-reunites-two-russian-piano-teachers-in-clearwater/1248680

12) Be late

    Old news is good news, it's easier after the arrest, whatever happened to 

Town Manager Steve Stanton: “His second self”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/03/11/Northpinellas/His_second_self.shtml

13) Work holidays

    Relish rituals, find faith, new traditions, those who can't celebrate 

Foster kid Shane Sheil: “All he wants is a mom and a dad”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/12/21/Floridian/All_he_wants_is_a_mom.shtml

14) Take stories no one else wants

    Make people care, write for other sections, find a new way 

High school senior Stacey Karavokiros: “Prom wish”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article490129.ece

“A prom queen holds court”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article499266.ece

15) Look for the bruise on the apple

    Ask uncomfortable questions, celebrate conflict, sucks for them 

Stunt man Evel Knievel: “A daredevil comes back to earth”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/08/05/Features/Daredevil_Evel_Knieve.shtml

CRACKING THE NUTS

16) Lie on the floor, climb on the cabinets

    See stories from a new angle, seek new perspectives 

Drug court defendant Stacy Nicholson: “If I Die Young”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/a-young-woman-struggles-with-oxy-addiction-and-recovery/1206405

17) Listen to the quiet

    The sound of silence, what doesn't happen, questions not answered 

Hurricane hunk Jim Cantore: “The storm chaser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/20/Floridian/The_storm_chaser.shtml

18) Go along for the ride

    Invite yourself over, ask for photo albums, vacuum the scene 

Actress Michelle Dowdy: “Mama, I’m a big girl now”

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/webspecials05/big-girl-now/

19) Take small bites

    See a sliver of the big picture, shadows in the news, I can’t imagine 

Mom Cheryl Brown of Trayvon Martin’s neighborhood: “The Retreat”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/trayvon-martins-killing-shatters-safety-within-retreat-at-twin-lakes-in/1221799

20) Don’t be afraid of yourself

    Share your life, open up, tell stories, take risks, you are a character 

Tucker’s elephant flies out the window: “I brake for Bobo”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/11/04/Floridian/I_brake_for_Bobo.shtml

Don’t be a snob. Don’t think you’ve heard them all before.

Help your writers take chances, surprise your readers with new lenses.

And remember, sometimes the best stories are in your own backyard.


Q:

Almost literally nothing. I did not follow the whole NFL kneeling thing (that's what he's known for, right?) at all. Just scanned Wikipedia and found out that he was adopted by white parents. Seems like an interesting character but I can't say I have any positive or negative feelings toward him.

A:

Thank you for the question. :)


Q:

The legal team is in the room, so.... no comment

A:

I did reach out to that buddy but he didn't get back to me. Beth


Q:

The 501c3 application is definitely a huge hurdle, but you can get through that with the right help.

The more important thing is to make sure you have a problem you can solve that no one else is solving. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you’re doing and build your board strategically.

I have an incredible board of directors. They help keep me grounded and hold me accountable, as well as furthering the vision of LNL in unique ways because of our different life perspectives. They are great people with big hearts that also happen to be very talented individuals. I also have mentors and am continually investing in my development as a leader.

A:

You're going to have a great time!

Lexi is doing great! Three dogs is definitely a lot but it was hard to say no when I knew they needed a home.

The puppy stage is probably the hardest since you have to potty train them and you have to let them out more often. Word of advice, puppies go through a serious chewing stage. I always have bones lying around so that they have something to chew on and don't chew something you don't want them to. Soup bones from the supermarket are great for them.


Q:

I'm encouraged to see the explosion of apps & games written by young people. I'm not an app developer myself, but I think interactive storytelling is a growing opportunity to advance both technology & culture.

On a totally different note, I like seeing CS researchers try their hand at automating humor. For instance, my colleague Lydia Chilton has a paper on AI joke writing!

On an other other note, you can come hear me perform nerdy standup at Caveat's "Symposium" in NYC!

A:

We’re always going to make different albums. We never want to make the same one twice. -Z


Q:

Yes, my writing process has totally changed over the years. And it's quite different if I'm writing a news story, or on deadline, or only have one notebook of notes as opposed to the nine legal pads I had for Dani. So, since you asked: 1. I finish 90 percent of my reporting before I ever think about writing. Then I duck into a quiet cave, no social media, no phone, and read through all of my notes ... taking notes on the notes, so each big legal pad gets reduced to one page of notes, more like an index of what's in that notebook. 2. I make a list of characters, scenes and themes ... then a timeline / chronology of events. 3. I try to figure out what background / context I need to weave into the narrative, and which scenes I can turn into cinematic experiences for the readers. 4. I put away all my notes, in my car or kitchen, and take a shower, or take the dogs for a walk, or do laundry ... something to engage my body but free my mind. And I make myself think: What would it be like to be that person? Where would my story start and end? What's a good cliff hanger / question to end the first section? 5. I write the lead long-hand on a notebook that I keep in my bathroom, bedroom, glove box, kitchen sink ... I never sit in front of a blank computer screen without having the lead written already. 6. I make myself write in sections ... don't get up until you finish that Diet Coke ... forcing myself to keep typing until I hit that goal / prize ... I write without notes. I need to know where I'm going to end, even if I don't know where I'm going between the lead and the last line ... 7. After the story is done, I go back through my notes, and notepads, and fill in any details, numbers, things I have forgotten. And I make whatever other calls / research inquiries I need to fill in whatever holes I might have found. 8. I print out the story and take it outside somewhere, or into another room, and read it on paper with a pen. 9. I go back and make corrections, edits in the file. 10. I print it out again and ask someone to read it to me out loud. If no one is around, I read it out loud to my dogs, or record it on my phone so I can listen for rhythm, word choice, sentence structure, syntax, etc.

I write so much faster when I don't use my notes as an excuse to procrastinate. And I find my own voice so much more easily when I'm not just stringing together someone else's quotes.

My work and life are so intertwined, I don't know if that constitutes balance, but there isn't a day I'm entirely off work, not thinking about my stories, nor a day that my husband and kids don't creep into my work thoughts ...

As for ideas, see if this hand-out helps ... it has tips and a link to each tip that shows a story I found using that tip ...

Finding Story Ideas: Tips your editor won't tell you

Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 2009

FINDING FOLKS

1) Talk to strangers

    Be nosey, sit by the old woman on the swing, everyone has a story 

Pier singer Elmer Wright: “Still shining”

http://www.sptimes.com/News/040101/Floridian/Still_shining.shtml

2) Play hookie

    Roam aimlessly, let someone else drive, ride the bus, look around 

Cashier Michael Turbe: “A Father’s Day 41 years in the making”

http://tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article623516.ece

3) Read the walls

    Check bulletin boards, buy bad papers, scour the classifieds 

Husband Mark Tanner: “Where did she go?”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article706028.ece

4) Sit the bench

    Be a fly on the wall, eavesdrop at beauty parlors, eat lunch alone 

Anthony and Ryan Moran: “A brother’s bond”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/autism-cant-tear-twin-brothers-apart/948355

5) Make freaky friends

    Opposites attract, befriend photographers, use your friends and kids 

Carnival guru Ward Hall: “The last sideshow”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/28/Floridian/The_last_sideshow.shtml

6) Get a life

Eat dirt at the drag strip, join bowling leagues, go to festivals 

Holocaust survivor Helga Harris: “Dear Friends”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/16/Floridian/Dear_friends.shtml

7) Ignore important people

    See who's in their shadows, stakeholders, other ways in 

Miss St. Petersburg’s shopper Allan Brown: “The dresser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/06/22/Floridian/The_Dresser.shtml

8) Celebrate losers

    Dreams don't always come true, ask about failures, lessons learned 

Homeless artist Rick Lewis: “Homer’s odyssey”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/homers-odyssey-for-cartoonist-living-in-shelters-and-on-street-home-is/1254643

9) Wonder: Who would ever?

    Here's to you, Mr. golf ball picker-upper, Dirty Jobs, why you? 

Public health nurse Flo Concklin: “They call her Mama V”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/03/30/Floridian/They_call_her__Mama_V.shtml

10) Hang out at bars (or coffee shops)

    Check out different dives, try a martini, always come back to Cheers 

Garbage truck driver Allen Smith: “Gone in a flash”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/04/30/Floridian/Gone_in_a_flash.shtml

GETTING THE GOODS

11) Give everyone your phone number

    Keep in touch, don't dis PR people, ask what else is going on 

Russian pianists Alah Rozanovsky and Valentina Kits: “Music reunites”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/music-reunites-two-russian-piano-teachers-in-clearwater/1248680

12) Be late

    Old news is good news, it's easier after the arrest, whatever happened to 

Town Manager Steve Stanton: “His second self”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/03/11/Northpinellas/His_second_self.shtml

13) Work holidays

    Relish rituals, find faith, new traditions, those who can't celebrate 

Foster kid Shane Sheil: “All he wants is a mom and a dad”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/12/21/Floridian/All_he_wants_is_a_mom.shtml

14) Take stories no one else wants

    Make people care, write for other sections, find a new way 

High school senior Stacey Karavokiros: “Prom wish”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article490129.ece

“A prom queen holds court”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article499266.ece

15) Look for the bruise on the apple

    Ask uncomfortable questions, celebrate conflict, sucks for them 

Stunt man Evel Knievel: “A daredevil comes back to earth”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/08/05/Features/Daredevil_Evel_Knieve.shtml

CRACKING THE NUTS

16) Lie on the floor, climb on the cabinets

    See stories from a new angle, seek new perspectives 

Drug court defendant Stacy Nicholson: “If I Die Young”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/a-young-woman-struggles-with-oxy-addiction-and-recovery/1206405

17) Listen to the quiet

    The sound of silence, what doesn't happen, questions not answered 

Hurricane hunk Jim Cantore: “The storm chaser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/20/Floridian/The_storm_chaser.shtml

18) Go along for the ride

    Invite yourself over, ask for photo albums, vacuum the scene 

Actress Michelle Dowdy: “Mama, I’m a big girl now”

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/webspecials05/big-girl-now/

19) Take small bites

    See a sliver of the big picture, shadows in the news, I can’t imagine 

Mom Cheryl Brown of Trayvon Martin’s neighborhood: “The Retreat”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/trayvon-martins-killing-shatters-safety-within-retreat-at-twin-lakes-in/1221799

20) Don’t be afraid of yourself

    Share your life, open up, tell stories, take risks, you are a character 

Tucker’s elephant flies out the window: “I brake for Bobo”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/11/04/Floridian/I_brake_for_Bobo.shtml

Don’t be a snob. Don’t think you’ve heard them all before.

Help your writers take chances, surprise your readers with new lenses.

And remember, sometimes the best stories are in your own backyard.

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I have absolutely zero tolerance for sexual harassment. It would never be acceptable in my office and we need to eradicate it from Orange County, from Congress, and from society as a whole. To do so, I would ensure that we have regular and consistent anti-harassment training for all staff. I would make sure that individuals in management positions have additional training to handle any issue that arises. I will also make it clear to everyone in my office that they can always come to me directly and I will always be on their side. It is of the utmost importance to me that anyone who works in my office feels safe, comfortable, and respected at all times.

More broadly, Congress should not be able to settle sexual harassment claims in secret or by using tax-payer money. You should also not be able to deduct these settlements from your taxes. Further, businesses should not have the ability to write-off sexual harassment settlements as a business expense.


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Almost literally nothing. I did not follow the whole NFL kneeling thing (that's what he's known for, right?) at all. Just scanned Wikipedia and found out that he was adopted by white parents. Seems like an interesting character but I can't say I have any positive or negative feelings toward him.

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You mean, how much time do we spend living like cool guys? ALL DAY BABY


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I did reach out to that buddy but he didn't get back to me. Beth

A:

The 501c3 application is definitely a huge hurdle, but you can get through that with the right help.

The more important thing is to make sure you have a problem you can solve that no one else is solving. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you’re doing and build your board strategically.

I have an incredible board of directors. They help keep me grounded and hold me accountable, as well as furthering the vision of LNL in unique ways because of our different life perspectives. They are great people with big hearts that also happen to be very talented individuals. I also have mentors and am continually investing in my development as a leader.


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You're going to have a great time!

Lexi is doing great! Three dogs is definitely a lot but it was hard to say no when I knew they needed a home.

The puppy stage is probably the hardest since you have to potty train them and you have to let them out more often. Word of advice, puppies go through a serious chewing stage. I always have bones lying around so that they have something to chew on and don't chew something you don't want them to. Soup bones from the supermarket are great for them.

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Our souls are already spoken for, so... sex stuff. -eric


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Yes, my writing process has totally changed over the years. And it's quite different if I'm writing a news story, or on deadline, or only have one notebook of notes as opposed to the nine legal pads I had for Dani. So, since you asked: 1. I finish 90 percent of my reporting before I ever think about writing. Then I duck into a quiet cave, no social media, no phone, and read through all of my notes ... taking notes on the notes, so each big legal pad gets reduced to one page of notes, more like an index of what's in that notebook. 2. I make a list of characters, scenes and themes ... then a timeline / chronology of events. 3. I try to figure out what background / context I need to weave into the narrative, and which scenes I can turn into cinematic experiences for the readers. 4. I put away all my notes, in my car or kitchen, and take a shower, or take the dogs for a walk, or do laundry ... something to engage my body but free my mind. And I make myself think: What would it be like to be that person? Where would my story start and end? What's a good cliff hanger / question to end the first section? 5. I write the lead long-hand on a notebook that I keep in my bathroom, bedroom, glove box, kitchen sink ... I never sit in front of a blank computer screen without having the lead written already. 6. I make myself write in sections ... don't get up until you finish that Diet Coke ... forcing myself to keep typing until I hit that goal / prize ... I write without notes. I need to know where I'm going to end, even if I don't know where I'm going between the lead and the last line ... 7. After the story is done, I go back through my notes, and notepads, and fill in any details, numbers, things I have forgotten. And I make whatever other calls / research inquiries I need to fill in whatever holes I might have found. 8. I print out the story and take it outside somewhere, or into another room, and read it on paper with a pen. 9. I go back and make corrections, edits in the file. 10. I print it out again and ask someone to read it to me out loud. If no one is around, I read it out loud to my dogs, or record it on my phone so I can listen for rhythm, word choice, sentence structure, syntax, etc.

I write so much faster when I don't use my notes as an excuse to procrastinate. And I find my own voice so much more easily when I'm not just stringing together someone else's quotes.

My work and life are so intertwined, I don't know if that constitutes balance, but there isn't a day I'm entirely off work, not thinking about my stories, nor a day that my husband and kids don't creep into my work thoughts ...

As for ideas, see if this hand-out helps ... it has tips and a link to each tip that shows a story I found using that tip ...

Finding Story Ideas: Tips your editor won't tell you

Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, 2009

FINDING FOLKS

1) Talk to strangers

    Be nosey, sit by the old woman on the swing, everyone has a story 

Pier singer Elmer Wright: “Still shining”

http://www.sptimes.com/News/040101/Floridian/Still_shining.shtml

2) Play hookie

    Roam aimlessly, let someone else drive, ride the bus, look around 

Cashier Michael Turbe: “A Father’s Day 41 years in the making”

http://tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article623516.ece

3) Read the walls

    Check bulletin boards, buy bad papers, scour the classifieds 

Husband Mark Tanner: “Where did she go?”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article706028.ece

4) Sit the bench

    Be a fly on the wall, eavesdrop at beauty parlors, eat lunch alone 

Anthony and Ryan Moran: “A brother’s bond”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/autism-cant-tear-twin-brothers-apart/948355

5) Make freaky friends

    Opposites attract, befriend photographers, use your friends and kids 

Carnival guru Ward Hall: “The last sideshow”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/28/Floridian/The_last_sideshow.shtml

6) Get a life

Eat dirt at the drag strip, join bowling leagues, go to festivals 

Holocaust survivor Helga Harris: “Dear Friends”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/11/16/Floridian/Dear_friends.shtml

7) Ignore important people

    See who's in their shadows, stakeholders, other ways in 

Miss St. Petersburg’s shopper Allan Brown: “The dresser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/06/22/Floridian/The_Dresser.shtml

8) Celebrate losers

    Dreams don't always come true, ask about failures, lessons learned 

Homeless artist Rick Lewis: “Homer’s odyssey”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/homers-odyssey-for-cartoonist-living-in-shelters-and-on-street-home-is/1254643

9) Wonder: Who would ever?

    Here's to you, Mr. golf ball picker-upper, Dirty Jobs, why you? 

Public health nurse Flo Concklin: “They call her Mama V”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/03/30/Floridian/They_call_her__Mama_V.shtml

10) Hang out at bars (or coffee shops)

    Check out different dives, try a martini, always come back to Cheers 

Garbage truck driver Allen Smith: “Gone in a flash”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/04/30/Floridian/Gone_in_a_flash.shtml

GETTING THE GOODS

11) Give everyone your phone number

    Keep in touch, don't dis PR people, ask what else is going on 

Russian pianists Alah Rozanovsky and Valentina Kits: “Music reunites”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/music-reunites-two-russian-piano-teachers-in-clearwater/1248680

12) Be late

    Old news is good news, it's easier after the arrest, whatever happened to 

Town Manager Steve Stanton: “His second self”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/03/11/Northpinellas/His_second_self.shtml

13) Work holidays

    Relish rituals, find faith, new traditions, those who can't celebrate 

Foster kid Shane Sheil: “All he wants is a mom and a dad”

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/12/21/Floridian/All_he_wants_is_a_mom.shtml

14) Take stories no one else wants

    Make people care, write for other sections, find a new way 

High school senior Stacey Karavokiros: “Prom wish”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article490129.ece

“A prom queen holds court”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article499266.ece

15) Look for the bruise on the apple

    Ask uncomfortable questions, celebrate conflict, sucks for them 

Stunt man Evel Knievel: “A daredevil comes back to earth”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/08/05/Features/Daredevil_Evel_Knieve.shtml

CRACKING THE NUTS

16) Lie on the floor, climb on the cabinets

    See stories from a new angle, seek new perspectives 

Drug court defendant Stacy Nicholson: “If I Die Young”

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/a-young-woman-struggles-with-oxy-addiction-and-recovery/1206405

17) Listen to the quiet

    The sound of silence, what doesn't happen, questions not answered 

Hurricane hunk Jim Cantore: “The storm chaser”

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/20/Floridian/The_storm_chaser.shtml

18) Go along for the ride

    Invite yourself over, ask for photo albums, vacuum the scene 

Actress Michelle Dowdy: “Mama, I’m a big girl now”

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/webspecials05/big-girl-now/

19) Take small bites

    See a sliver of the big picture, shadows in the news, I can’t imagine 

Mom Cheryl Brown of Trayvon Martin’s neighborhood: “The Retreat”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/trayvon-martins-killing-shatters-safety-within-retreat-at-twin-lakes-in/1221799

20) Don’t be afraid of yourself

    Share your life, open up, tell stories, take risks, you are a character 

Tucker’s elephant flies out the window: “I brake for Bobo”

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/11/04/Floridian/I_brake_for_Bobo.shtml

Don’t be a snob. Don’t think you’ve heard them all before.

Help your writers take chances, surprise your readers with new lenses.

And remember, sometimes the best stories are in your own backyard.

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You can learn more about my platform, get involved, or contribute to the campaign via our website: https://kiafororangecounty.com/

Thanks everyone and have a great rest of your Saturday!


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No, that has never ever happened, and even though we don't have the absolute best or closest relationship I can't imagine him ever saying something like that to me. And in my case, it wouldn't have made much sense for me to be using racial slurs on my brother given that I "saw myself" as a white guy as well.

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You mean, how much time do we spend living like cool guys? ALL DAY BABY


Q:

I did reach out to that buddy but he didn't get back to me. Beth

A:

The 501c3 application is definitely a huge hurdle, but you can get through that with the right help.

The more important thing is to make sure you have a problem you can solve that no one else is solving. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you’re doing and build your board strategically.

I have an incredible board of directors. They help keep me grounded and hold me accountable, as well as furthering the vision of LNL in unique ways because of our different life perspectives. They are great people with big hearts that also happen to be very talented individuals. I also have mentors and am continually investing in my development as a leader.


Q:

You're going to have a great time!

Lexi is doing great! Three dogs is definitely a lot but it was hard to say no when I knew they needed a home.

The puppy stage is probably the hardest since you have to potty train them and you have to let them out more often. Word of advice, puppies go through a serious chewing stage. I always have bones lying around so that they have something to chew on and don't chew something you don't want them to. Soup bones from the supermarket are great for them.

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Thinking for yourself is important. I know fantastic Christians who question theology and listen to the misfits. I think organized hive mind mentality worries most of us in the group. We’re all humanists and critical thinkers. -Eric


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I would say that it all depends upon the capabilities of the designer/engineer and the percentage of his/her design goals being met given a price point. Topology doesn’t determine the subjective ‘awesomeness’ of a design. And we must always be vigilant in remembering that the easiest person to fool is ourselves. That’s one of the great things about the scientific method: a built-in bias toward disconfirmation.

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I certainly did not mean to come off as blithe or dismissive.

1) I certainly have a number of issues with Saudi Arabia in regards to how they conduct their foreign policy and the numerous human rights abuses by their government. That's why I support efforts to limit arms sales to them. I am also fairly concerned that Jared Kushner appears to have outsourced our Middle East policy to Mohammad bin Salman. He represents a worldview which is incredibly dangerous to American interests in the region.

2) I strongly oppose a war with Iran and believe that maintaining the Iran deal is critical to help ensure that we prevent war. People like Tom Cotton continue to push a policy of regime change in Iran and we must forcefully speak out against such a move. The same individuals who are advocating for war with Iran are those who led us into the Iraq War, which I consider to be the most disastrous foreign policy decision of my lifetime.

3) I do not know the relevance of continuing to talk about Hillary Clinton.

4) In terms of Yemen, I certainly do not support how Saudi Arabia has conducted their efforts and believe the United States needs to do more to put a strop to their actions.

5) I think that Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have a complicated legacy. I've always agreed with the famous line from Louis Brandeis that "sunlight is the best disinfectant." There was information that came from Manning and Snowden that was important to have be public. I for instance strongly oppose many of the mass surveillance programs that Snowden brought to light and because they became public, we for the first time passed a law that placed some limitations on some of the Patriot Act authorities.

In regards to Assange, I was not a fan of him attempting to leak documents for the sole purpose of electing Donald Trump as president of the United States.

6) I do not support California seceding from the United States.

7) Not completely sure what you are asking here, but if it is about the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election via those means, I think that we need to continue to investigate and ensure that we have a full accounting of what exactly happened. Once we do we can then act accordingly.


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What made you guys say, “Wow, corporate accounts are boring,” then proceed to become one of the most successful public reach-out campaigns of the year?

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Hi, great work!! I am a journalist and wish to know how you initially discovered -- before you found out the information Stephanie laid out in the video -- that the woman sent by Project Veritas was not telling the truth? Any tips on how to better vet people who I interview and who are dishonest and attempting to pull off a hoax would be much appreciated, thanks!


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I currently have a ministry sending out handmade cards to grieving mothers. We launched in April 2017! It’s pretty well known in the Instagram grief community and I do hope to become a registered non-profit once I get the funding! What advice do you have to make the process go as smoothly as possible? Thank you for what you’re doing.

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Any chance we’ll get the name of the restaurant to try some delicious sushi?


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How many math classes did you take to get a CS degree? Would you consider a B.S. in computer science to be worth it?

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All of your albums sound very distinct from each other, I consider you guys to be more experimental than psychedelic in general. Are you going to continue to change things up every album, or has the success of the new album made you want to continue that direction?


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That sounds like great fun! I'd love to participate in one of those.

And first aid and map navigation are crucial basics! Very useful!

But apart from that I was more thinking of simple everyday things like:

How to remember to fill the extra jerrycans of fuel and water before going out, but FFS don't tighten the lid in the cold morning so it bursts in the heat of the day. Calculate fuel for gravel roads correctly.

How to drive on gravel roads without fucking up your tires or tipping your car, and without shaking your kidneys loose, and watch out for those overloaded trucks.

How to maintain an old car so it doesn't break down on you. The closest triple A equivalent might be days away if at all.

It will break down sometimes nevertheless. How to make it still go to where you need. Or use a fucking VHF for when you absolutely can't.

Some spiders and snakes are venomous. Some are not. Don't freak out over the ones that aren't, you're not getting them out of the shower anyway.

There are snakes and scorpions. Bring your flashlight when you go out at night, and keep an eye on the ground for the darn puffadders, but otherwise learn that they aren't out to get you so relax.

There are occasional leopards. So have your kid make noise when he needs to go out at night, but remember they don't attack adults.

How to talk to people that don't think your own country is the best of the world. Most are still nice. Including the poor and black ones. Learn to recognize the exceptions to this rule without being scared to go out to the pub at night when we have some days in town!

When to shut up and GTFO. When to stand up and pick a fight. How to not get on the wrong side of the local police or other powers that be.

Learn how much food you need, and what will spoil before you can eat it, so you don't have to trek to the shop every week!

How to maintain your boots and other kit. How to not have your shit stolen.

Learn that jackals may have rabies, so don't feed them from your fucking table! And avoid feral dog packs. But don't kill the neighborhood stray -some kids love that dog and their mom may be manning the local Police checkpoint tomorrow morning...

Etc. etc.

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Amazing, gut-wrenching story. What were your thoughts when you found out Dani’s adoptive mother had given up on her after 3 years? While I can imagine the difficulty of raising a child like Dani, it broke my heart reading that Diane never even visits Dani in her home.


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How did it feel knowing that you were adopted by a white family and when did you find out or when did tell you?

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Hi Kia, thanks for doing this. I've been an organizer in OC activism for a few years, currently with the CA 45 Action Council.

Just wondering...

1) What do you think differentiates you from other district candidates you know of (besides Mimi obviously), mostly in terms of the policies you will fight for but also maybe in terms of how you might be better positioned to win?

2) This is kind of my main issue and I realize it's a delicate one to campaign on but... since the Federal discretionary budget is more than 50% military spending (full cost accounting, including things like Dept of Energy weapons spending, interest on past military debt etc) will you PLEASE try and educate the public about why this is excessive and counter-productive and promise to try and divert funds from military waste to human benefit if elected?

3) What kinds of campaigning do you think both you as a candidate and us as potential supporters could do to turn the tide here in the 45th? I'm looking especially for "outside the box" ideas, and of course have some of my own, but was wondering where you're coming from on this as a candidate.

Looking forward to your responses,

Christian


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How long each day do you guys sit down and analyze memes?

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Hi, great work!! I am a journalist and wish to know how you initially discovered -- before you found out the information Stephanie laid out in the video -- that the woman sent by Project Veritas was not telling the truth? Any tips on how to better vet people who I interview and who are dishonest and attempting to pull off a hoax would be much appreciated, thanks!


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What are your thoughts on end of life care? Should we do what we can to prolong life or seek the highest quality life a person can live even if it means less time? Which one prepares families better for the grieving process?

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Any chance we’ll get the name of the restaurant to try some delicious sushi?


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How many math classes did you take to get a CS degree? Would you consider a B.S. in computer science to be worth it?

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What would you do for a Klondike Bar?


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Amazing, gut-wrenching story. What were your thoughts when you found out Dani’s adoptive mother had given up on her after 3 years? While I can imagine the difficulty of raising a child like Dani, it broke my heart reading that Diane never even visits Dani in her home.

A:

Hi Kia,

More power to you - just a thought: maybe thinking positively about having more women in positions of power and with a seat at the table would help eradicate the climate in which such behavior flourishes. Go get Mimi!


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How did it feel knowing that you were adopted by a white family and when did you find out or when did tell you?

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Does the legal weed located wendys locations outsell the non legal?


Q:

Hi, great work!! I am a journalist and wish to know how you initially discovered -- before you found out the information Stephanie laid out in the video -- that the woman sent by Project Veritas was not telling the truth? Any tips on how to better vet people who I interview and who are dishonest and attempting to pull off a hoax would be much appreciated, thanks!

A:

What are your thoughts on end of life care? Should we do what we can to prolong life or seek the highest quality life a person can live even if it means less time? Which one prepares families better for the grieving process?


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Any chance we’ll get the name of the restaurant to try some delicious sushi?

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Been listening to you since you toured with Minus The Bear which I believe was your Church Mouth album. Just had a random question, are most of you atheist? I notice some of themes of that in your songs, just never knew if it was true.

Thanks so much for entertaining me for all these years!


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Amazing, gut-wrenching story. What were your thoughts when you found out Dani’s adoptive mother had given up on her after 3 years? While I can imagine the difficulty of raising a child like Dani, it broke my heart reading that Diane never even visits Dani in her home.

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What made you guys say, “Wow, corporate accounts are boring,” then proceed to become one of the most successful public reach-out campaigns of the year?


Q:

Hi, great work!! I am a journalist and wish to know how you initially discovered -- before you found out the information Stephanie laid out in the video -- that the woman sent by Project Veritas was not telling the truth? Any tips on how to better vet people who I interview and who are dishonest and attempting to pull off a hoax would be much appreciated, thanks!

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What are your thoughts on end of life care? Should we do what we can to prolong life or seek the highest quality life a person can live even if it means less time? Which one prepares families better for the grieving process?


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Any chance we’ll get the name of the restaurant to try some delicious sushi?

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What would you do for a Klondike Bar?


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We've had this tone for awhile, it just took time for people to notice.


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We use a variety of public records and social media to match their story and to help determine their accuracy. But it can be an issue for news organizations that don't want to spend money on the tools and staff that can do this. Many media organizations have closed down or decimated their research departments. - Alice

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Thanks for your question and for what you are doing too. I talked to a lot of people, researched (including helpful books from NOLO.com), and started building my board before the 501c3 approval came in. Definitely get the right people on your team who believe in what you’re doing!


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Restaurant Kiyosuzu in Arcadia, CA. Be kind to my mom, her English isn't the best but that's how you know you're getting authentic sushi.

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My first two degrees were in math, so, a lot! That's not a typical path, but it gave me a strong foundation.

I think CS degrees and math degrees are both valuable, and I encourage people to take classes in both.


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We’re always going to make different albums. We never want to make the same one twice. -Z

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It would be simple for us to customize a course based on these needs. It's basic field stuff in austere conditions. One of our team is a certified snake handler (out of Australia no less) and we both have experience in Africa and other remote locations.


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That broke my heart too ... no matter what happened with her and Bernie, I'd hoped she still thought of Dani as her daughter ... but to tell the truth, when we revisited Dani after only those first three years, it was clear that Diane had all but checked out and left most of Bernie's care up to her, so I can't say that I was surprised ... just disappointed ... I can't imagine the sacrifice it would take to care for a child like that, knowing they'd never age out and be able to live on their own ...

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I don't remember if my parents ever sat me down and told me what adoption was and explained to me that I was adopted. I don't remember ever not being aware about it. Remember, I was adopted as an infant.


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1) But this is a very unique and specific job that we are all running for and the question that everyone has to ask themselves is who is going to be the best at it. More fundamentally, who is going to make the best member of Congress? Who is going to be able to go there from their very first day and know what they are doing and be able to deliver for the people of the 45th District?

The reason that this person is me is that I have track-record that shows that I have that experience. I spent over six years working in the US Senate for two of the most accomplished and respected Senators, Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown. There is a reason they both endorsed our campaign from the start and it's because they both know I would make an excellent member of Congress. If you ask them they would tell you as much.

In fact, I have more experience in Congress than Mimi Walters and I have more experience in public service than Donald Trump. And if this past election has taught us anything it's the value of experience and the value of having someone in office who knows what they are doing and doesn’t have to learn on the job. We have a complete and utter amateur in the White House in Trump. He is completely lost at sea. Now more than ever we need experienced people in Congress.

But I will also add that I don’t have a bad thing to say about any of the other candidates running. They are all accomplished in their fields and, I believe, running for the right reasons.

2) Absolutely, I am very familiar with this issue and I will definitely be making the case that our spending priorities are out of whack.

3) I believe that we need to put a price on carbon, make regulatory changes to encourage the transition to a clean energy future, and massively invest in research on clean energy.

4) I strongly believe that we are going to win this campaign at the doors and it's going to be critical that our work every other campaign and build a real grassroots movement that is going to take us across the finish line. In terms of creative and outside the box ideas, I have a number I've been thinking about and they all revolve around finding unique and different ways to reach out to voters.

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You mean, how much time do we spend living like cool guys? ALL DAY BABY


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We use a variety of public records and social media to match their story and to help determine their accuracy. But it can be an issue for news organizations that don't want to spend money on the tools and staff that can do this. Many media organizations have closed down or decimated their research departments. - Alice

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I find a lot of my thoughts align with BJ Miller from Zen Hospice in SF. Check out his TEDtalk if you haven’t already. I went to one of their trainings on mindful caregiving and I really support the work they do.

I can’t speak to what’s best for everyone because everyone is so unique - and therefore their lives and grief are too. One of the biggest things I have seen people struggle with through grief is regret, so if I had to make a blanket statement, it would be to communicate with your loved ones. Make sure all expectations and desires are clear, then love and love the absolute best you can.


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Restaurant Kiyosuzu in Arcadia, CA. Be kind to my mom, her English isn't the best but that's how you know you're getting authentic sushi.

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My first two degrees were in math, so, a lot! That's not a typical path, but it gave me a strong foundation.

I think CS degrees and math degrees are both valuable, and I encourage people to take classes in both.


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Our souls are already spoken for, so... sex stuff. -eric

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That broke my heart too ... no matter what happened with her and Bernie, I'd hoped she still thought of Dani as her daughter ... but to tell the truth, when we revisited Dani after only those first three years, it was clear that Diane had all but checked out and left most of Bernie's care up to her, so I can't say that I was surprised ... just disappointed ... I can't imagine the sacrifice it would take to care for a child like that, knowing they'd never age out and be able to live on their own ...


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Thank you so much everyone for your questions. I very much appreciate your engagement and look forward to doing more of these going forward. Thanks again. Please do not hesitate in reaching out to my campaign if you are interested in getting involved or if you have any further questions.

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I don't remember if my parents ever sat me down and told me what adoption was and explained to me that I was adopted. I don't remember ever not being aware about it. Remember, I was adopted as an infant.


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The legal team is in the room, so.... no comment

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We use a variety of public records and social media to match their story and to help determine their accuracy. But it can be an issue for news organizations that don't want to spend money on the tools and staff that can do this. Many media organizations have closed down or decimated their research departments. - Alice


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I find a lot of my thoughts align with BJ Miller from Zen Hospice in SF. Check out his TEDtalk if you haven’t already. I went to one of their trainings on mindful caregiving and I really support the work they do.

I can’t speak to what’s best for everyone because everyone is so unique - and therefore their lives and grief are too. One of the biggest things I have seen people struggle with through grief is regret, so if I had to make a blanket statement, it would be to communicate with your loved ones. Make sure all expectations and desires are clear, then love and love the absolute best you can.

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Restaurant Kiyosuzu in Arcadia, CA. Be kind to my mom, her English isn't the best but that's how you know you're getting authentic sushi.


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Thinking for yourself is important. I know fantastic Christians who question theology and listen to the misfits. I think organized hive mind mentality worries most of us in the group. We’re all humanists and critical thinkers. -Eric

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That broke my heart too ... no matter what happened with her and Bernie, I'd hoped she still thought of Dani as her daughter ... but to tell the truth, when we revisited Dani after only those first three years, it was clear that Diane had all but checked out and left most of Bernie's care up to her, so I can't say that I was surprised ... just disappointed ... I can't imagine the sacrifice it would take to care for a child like that, knowing they'd never age out and be able to live on their own ...


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Unfortunately, there was no credible Democratic challenger in 2016. There was a Democrat who ran but didn't do the work to win the race, so only ended up with 41% of the vote. Further, the way people did not see Donald Trump coming, people also did not see this change in Orange County coming. Mimi also promised the voters of her district that she would keep Donald Trump in check and that she would not just be a rubber stamp for his policies, but she has failed to do so.

What I can promise is that I will always put my constituents and my country above my party.

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Now that I think of it though, when I was a kid there was this one time that my brother's friend came over to our house, and to keep me from bothering them he (the friend) stuck a piece of paper to my brother's door that said "whites only" or maybe it even said "no blacks" - I don't remember for sure. I couldn't have been older than 6 or 7 or possibly even younger but I remember being really hurt, especially by the fact that my brother didn't try to stop him.


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We've had this tone for awhile, it just took time for people to notice.

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We use a variety of public records and social media to match their story and to help determine their accuracy. But it can be an issue for news organizations that don't want to spend money on the tools and staff that can do this. Many media organizations have closed down or decimated their research departments. - Alice


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I find a lot of my thoughts align with BJ Miller from Zen Hospice in SF. Check out his TEDtalk if you haven’t already. I went to one of their trainings on mindful caregiving and I really support the work they do.

I can’t speak to what’s best for everyone because everyone is so unique - and therefore their lives and grief are too. One of the biggest things I have seen people struggle with through grief is regret, so if I had to make a blanket statement, it would be to communicate with your loved ones. Make sure all expectations and desires are clear, then love and love the absolute best you can.

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Restaurant Kiyosuzu in Arcadia, CA. Be kind to my mom, her English isn't the best but that's how you know you're getting authentic sushi.


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Our souls are already spoken for, so... sex stuff. -eric

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The exact opposite actually. I’m running on a platform that, above all, wants to ensure that every single American in this country is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

Meanwhile, the presidents’ words and actions are based on hatred and will continue to incite more hatred. He’s referred to Mexicans as rapists, made fun of a disabled reporter on national television, demonized Muslims with his baseless travel ban, bragged about sexually assaulting women, and banned transgender individuals from the military.

As a Member of Congress, I will combat this hate every single day. I will be a relentless advocate for people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community during a time in which our own president has failed to do so.


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How long each day do you guys sit down and analyze memes?

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How big was the web of enablers? Or was it just shrugged off by the people around him as something that was somehow culturally acceptable?


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I lost a little one myself to SMA at 22 months, and am glad to see some more public exposure to it, but with so little public awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, why not put it more in the front of your presentation instead of just saying a terminal illness?

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We love Kiyosuzu (Pasadena represent) - best neighborhood Japanese restaurant and have been going for 10+ years. Everyone there is so very proud of you!


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To a computer engineering graduate (bachelor's) with average mathematical knowledge, do you recommend MS in CS or is it safer to just go work in some coding job?

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Been listening to you since you toured with Minus The Bear which I believe was your Church Mouth album. Just had a random question, are most of you atheist? I notice some of themes of that in your songs, just never knew if it was true.

Thanks so much for entertaining me for all these years!


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Can I send you some of our stretchy tactical pants to get your take on how they hold up? We're a family owned company, been making uniforms for public safety for 81 years. This is not a promo thing.

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Wow. That was a tough read.

What was up with William? The first article briefly mentions that he's disabled and/or unable to care for himself. It said that was part of the reason they didn't want to adopt a child with such problems. But then it's not really mentioned again and he even helps with Dani. I also wonder why he hasn't seen his dad or sister in so long. That's really sad too. He seemed close to Daniel, like he was a pretty important part of her life.


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Do you date black women or do you prefer white women as you said you felt white growing up with an all white familia?

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An entire paragraph on what you want to do for illegals with out mentioning the first part of my question, law abiding tax paying Americans. I guess in the end you did answer my question on who’s more important.


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What made you guys say, “Wow, corporate accounts are boring,” then proceed to become one of the most successful public reach-out campaigns of the year?

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How big was the web of enablers? Or was it just shrugged off by the people around him as something that was somehow culturally acceptable?


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This is so underrated. Why do we expect people to dedicate themselves to positive work for free? If you’re passionate about improving the world and helping others, do you not deserve a living wage?

35K a year seems incredibly low and unsustainable if OP is a primary bread winner.

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We love Kiyosuzu (Pasadena represent) - best neighborhood Japanese restaurant and have been going for 10+ years. Everyone there is so very proud of you!


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To a computer engineering graduate (bachelor's) with average mathematical knowledge, do you recommend MS in CS or is it safer to just go work in some coding job?

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Hola! 1) Why is it for you as a band to go, like several times, to Europe and not to come down to South America!? Honest question. I really hope you guys get noticed that you have a quite great fanbase over here and we're way too proud of your success🙏 2) Congrats Jason for your baby boy! How are you handling that job is it harder than touring nonstop with ptm?? 😄


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Wow. That was a tough read.

What was up with William? The first article briefly mentions that he's disabled and/or unable to care for himself. It said that was part of the reason they didn't want to adopt a child with such problems. But then it's not really mentioned again and he even helps with Dani. I also wonder why he hasn't seen his dad or sister in so long. That's really sad too. He seemed close to Daniel, like he was a pretty important part of her life.

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https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_45th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

With 7 announced Democrats challenging Mimi Walters, aren't most of you wasting your time? Wouldn't it be better if a few of you considered challenging the local California legislators or try for city council positions? Or even challenge some of the county supervisors?


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Do you date black women or do you prefer white women as you said you felt white growing up with an all white familia?

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What made you guys say, “Wow, corporate accounts are boring,” then proceed to become one of the most successful public reach-out campaigns of the year?


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How big was the web of enablers? Or was it just shrugged off by the people around him as something that was somehow culturally acceptable?

A:

This is so underrated. Why do we expect people to dedicate themselves to positive work for free? If you’re passionate about improving the world and helping others, do you not deserve a living wage?

35K a year seems incredibly low and unsustainable if OP is a primary bread winner.


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We love Kiyosuzu (Pasadena represent) - best neighborhood Japanese restaurant and have been going for 10+ years. Everyone there is so very proud of you!

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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


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Wow. That was a tough read.

What was up with William? The first article briefly mentions that he's disabled and/or unable to care for himself. It said that was part of the reason they didn't want to adopt a child with such problems. But then it's not really mentioned again and he even helps with Dani. I also wonder why he hasn't seen his dad or sister in so long. That's really sad too. He seemed close to Daniel, like he was a pretty important part of her life.

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Does the legal weed located wendys locations outsell the non legal?


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How big was the web of enablers? Or was it just shrugged off by the people around him as something that was somehow culturally acceptable?

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This is so underrated. Why do we expect people to dedicate themselves to positive work for free? If you’re passionate about improving the world and helping others, do you not deserve a living wage?

35K a year seems incredibly low and unsustainable if OP is a primary bread winner.


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We love Kiyosuzu (Pasadena represent) - best neighborhood Japanese restaurant and have been going for 10+ years. Everyone there is so very proud of you!

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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


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You have literally lost no rights under Trump but in fact have gotten more. Your hatred is what defines you now. Sad.

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You mean, how much time do we spend living like cool guys? ALL DAY BABY


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We talked to many people who said they had "heard" about Moore pursuing teenaged girls or said "everyone knew" but we worked hard to find people with direct knowledge of his behavior. A couple of the women we wrote about had openly dated Moore when they were teenagers so it wasn't a secret. Beth

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Thank you for your comment. I am hoping people go to the website and/or watch the video. I only had so many characters and last time I said SMA I got hate comments for not spelling it out and Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a lot of letters. I hope you understand. I am doing what I can to help raise awareness. Thank you.


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Like!

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If you have the option to work in CS, I usually say "take it". You will learn more about what you do & don't know, and what areas of study interest you. If you then decide to go back to school, you have that option.

Otherwise, I typically only recommend a MS in CS to those whose undergrad degree is in something else.


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Thinking for yourself is important. I know fantastic Christians who question theology and listen to the misfits. I think organized hive mind mentality worries most of us in the group. We’re all humanists and critical thinkers. -Eric

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wow that would be great! I love new gear, and all of my work pants must have stretch. please DM me here and I'll send a shipping address. If they're great I'll recommend them!


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No, there wasn't anything wrong with William. I'm not sure where that idea came from ... Dani's birth brother, who she seemed to be left with a lot, was in special ed. But William Lierow was fine, and a great help when she was young. It's my understanding that the divorce between Dani's adoptive parents was very acrimonious, lots of accusations being flung around, and William went to live with Diane, while Bernie kept Dani. Bernie said the last time he saw his son was at his high school graduation last year. I don't know why William removed himself so much from Dani, but I know she was a great source of angst and anguish for both parents, and part of the reason they ultimately split. But when they were young, you couldn't have asked for a better big brother than William. Dani was lucky to have him in her life.

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I don't have any sort of racial preference when it comes to dating, but I've never dated another black person because I just don't ever come across them and I don't go seeking them out.


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I will do my utmost as a Member of Congress for all Americans. If you refer to the question about what the priorities should be for the Democratic Party in one of the answers above, you'll see what I think we should be focused on as a party and as a country. Supporting the middle class, combatting climate change, and fixing the immigration system will benefit us all.

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We've had this tone for awhile, it just took time for people to notice.


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We talked to many people who said they had "heard" about Moore pursuing teenaged girls or said "everyone knew" but we worked hard to find people with direct knowledge of his behavior. A couple of the women we wrote about had openly dated Moore when they were teenagers so it wasn't a secret. Beth

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I can totally understand your skepticism as charities have done an awful job with transparency. My salary is $35,000 per year and my part time Director of Operations is currently making $10,000. We are hoping to give her a raise soon because we want her to be able to better support her family. If you define admin fees, I am happy to get specific with those too if you’re wanting more.

I know there’s no way for you to know that I am a genuine person who truly just wants to help other people going through the worst time of their lives, but I invite you to come to our Spring event on March 1 in Atlanta to get to know us. It will be held at the King Plow Arts Center and I would love to talk with you in person and allow you to hear from the people who have been through our services. You can sign up for our newsletter and get an invite via email or send me your personal address and I can mail you one.


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Like!

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If you have the option to work in CS, I usually say "take it". You will learn more about what you do & don't know, and what areas of study interest you. If you then decide to go back to school, you have that option.

Otherwise, I typically only recommend a MS in CS to those whose undergrad degree is in something else.


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With the touring schedule we’ve a had big demand of shows early and our career over there and developed lots of long lasting relationships. We will always try our best to get gigs in South America as well. Til the one.
Thanks for the baby wishes. He’s doing great and is my new little fireball of light in my soul. It’s for life with me and the little guy! Music has always been a part of my experience on this planet wether playing it or being the listener so both elements music and family rule and circle my every breath of existence. JS

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No, there wasn't anything wrong with William. I'm not sure where that idea came from ... Dani's birth brother, who she seemed to be left with a lot, was in special ed. But William Lierow was fine, and a great help when she was young. It's my understanding that the divorce between Dani's adoptive parents was very acrimonious, lots of accusations being flung around, and William went to live with Diane, while Bernie kept Dani. Bernie said the last time he saw his son was at his high school graduation last year. I don't know why William removed himself so much from Dani, but I know she was a great source of angst and anguish for both parents, and part of the reason they ultimately split. But when they were young, you couldn't have asked for a better big brother than William. Dani was lucky to have him in her life.


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One of the greatest things about this country is that anyone who wants to is able to run for office. I would certainly never tell anyone that they should go run for something else if this is what they want to be doing.

I have nothing but the deepest respect for all of my opponents and think they are all incredibly impressive and running for all the right reasons.

I believe that this primary is going to make us stronger and more energized as a party and whichever candidate emerges is going to be better prepared to take on Mimi in the fall. It's like they say, iron sharpens iron, and this competition is going to make us all better as candidates.

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I don't have any sort of racial preference when it comes to dating, but I've never dated another black person because I just don't ever come across them and I don't go seeking them out.


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We've had this tone for awhile, it just took time for people to notice.

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We talked to many people who said they had "heard" about Moore pursuing teenaged girls or said "everyone knew" but we worked hard to find people with direct knowledge of his behavior. A couple of the women we wrote about had openly dated Moore when they were teenagers so it wasn't a secret. Beth


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I can totally understand your skepticism as charities have done an awful job with transparency. My salary is $35,000 per year and my part time Director of Operations is currently making $10,000. We are hoping to give her a raise soon because we want her to be able to better support her family. If you define admin fees, I am happy to get specific with those too if you’re wanting more.

I know there’s no way for you to know that I am a genuine person who truly just wants to help other people going through the worst time of their lives, but I invite you to come to our Spring event on March 1 in Atlanta to get to know us. It will be held at the King Plow Arts Center and I would love to talk with you in person and allow you to hear from the people who have been through our services. You can sign up for our newsletter and get an invite via email or send me your personal address and I can mail you one.

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Like!


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Nah that’s everyday, we like to party during the shows. Keeps it loose -K

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No, there wasn't anything wrong with William. I'm not sure where that idea came from ... Dani's birth brother, who she seemed to be left with a lot, was in special ed. But William Lierow was fine, and a great help when she was young. It's my understanding that the divorce between Dani's adoptive parents was very acrimonious, lots of accusations being flung around, and William went to live with Diane, while Bernie kept Dani. Bernie said the last time he saw his son was at his high school graduation last year. I don't know why William removed himself so much from Dani, but I know she was a great source of angst and anguish for both parents, and part of the reason they ultimately split. But when they were young, you couldn't have asked for a better big brother than William. Dani was lucky to have him in her life.


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The legal team is in the room, so.... no comment

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We talked to many people who said they had "heard" about Moore pursuing teenaged girls or said "everyone knew" but we worked hard to find people with direct knowledge of his behavior. A couple of the women we wrote about had openly dated Moore when they were teenagers so it wasn't a secret. Beth


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I can totally understand your skepticism as charities have done an awful job with transparency. My salary is $35,000 per year and my part time Director of Operations is currently making $10,000. We are hoping to give her a raise soon because we want her to be able to better support her family. If you define admin fees, I am happy to get specific with those too if you’re wanting more.

I know there’s no way for you to know that I am a genuine person who truly just wants to help other people going through the worst time of their lives, but I invite you to come to our Spring event on March 1 in Atlanta to get to know us. It will be held at the King Plow Arts Center and I would love to talk with you in person and allow you to hear from the people who have been through our services. You can sign up for our newsletter and get an invite via email or send me your personal address and I can mail you one.

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Like!


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Nah that’s everyday, we like to party during the shows. Keeps it loose -K

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There is no issue more important to me than civil rights and making sure that every single American is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

I can promise you that I will do more than any Democrat running in Orange County on these particular issues. These are issues I worked on when I was on Capitol Hill, I have a track record of standing tall when it comes to civl rights and protecting people from diverse backgrounds.

Firstly, we need to strongly oppose the numerous actions that Trump has taken on this front (i.e. banning transgender individuals from the military, etc). Secondly, we need to advocate for new policies that protect these communities. For example, I staunchly support the Equality Act, because I believe that no person in America should ever be fired or discriminated against because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. And it’s why I will fight to address issues regarding voting rights, criminal justice reform, and police violence.

I will always stand with the LGBTQ community, even when it’s not convenient. My old boss, Sherrod Brown, was I believe the only non-coastal Democrat to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. He was not afraid to vote that way even if it meant that he would lose supporters. He wasn’t afraid to stand tall. That’s the kind of example that I look to in terms of how I am going to conduct myself in office. I will always be a relentless advocate for every constituent, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status.


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You ever coming to the UK?

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Do you think Roy Moore will still have a career in Alabama politics after all of this?


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This is so underrated. Why do we expect people to dedicate themselves to positive work for free? If you’re passionate about improving the world and helping others, do you not deserve a living wage?

35K a year seems incredibly low and unsustainable if OP is a primary bread winner.

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I'd seriously like to know how you manage your skating time with other things in your life like school and such?


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What storytelling techniques are your favorites, for science?

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Hola! 1) Why is it for you as a band to go, like several times, to Europe and not to come down to South America!? Honest question. I really hope you guys get noticed that you have a quite great fanbase over here and we're way too proud of your success🙏 2) Congrats Jason for your baby boy! How are you handling that job is it harder than touring nonstop with ptm?? 😄


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How many pushups can you do?

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Thank you for answering and thank you for sharing her story.


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iranian american citizen resident of california here, coming to you live from my intelligence operations center in phoenix arizona where i conduct my counter terrorism operations and general shitpost trolling. thank you for doing this ama and thank you for being an iranian american that is participating and taking responsibility. as a persian that is involved in politics i know how rare that is.

1- do you recognize that saudi arabia is the worlds biggest sponsor of terrorism through spreading takfiri salafi wahhabi rapist racist fascist terrorist ideology through the expenditure of 10s of billions of dollars in mosques and madrassas to brainwash and recruit for alqaeda and its splinter offshoots such as isis/isil/daesh, AQAP. HTS, alnusra, etc? if you dont i can educate you.

2- do you recognize that there is an undeniably treasonous effort in the united states to lie to the american people and drag them into a war with iran by lying about terrorism? if you dont i can educate you.

3- do you recognize that hillary clinton is a criminal traitor that needs to be tried for high treason and punished to the maximum extent of the law if found guilty (execution)? if you dont i can educate you.

4- do you recognize that the united states is guilty of war crimes in yemen as the saudis use illegal weapons including cluster bombs and biochemical warfare against civilians? if you dont i can educate you.

5- do you recognize assange, snowden, and manning as patriotic heros? if you dont i can educate you.

6- do you support california succeeding from the union if america continues down a path of deviating from american values and ideals (supporting terrorism and the rise of state sponsored/endorsed/ignored/tolerated fascism) with the calexit movement? if you dont i am really curious as to why.

7- do you support holding those who conspire to use propaganda, internet censorship/manipulation, and psychological warfare against the american people accountable as criminal terrorist traitors? if you dont i can educate you.

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You ever coming to the UK?


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Do you think Roy Moore will still have a career in Alabama politics after all of this?

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You should be able to look this up on www.guidestar.com


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I'd seriously like to know how you manage your skating time with other things in your life like school and such?

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What storytelling techniques are your favorites, for science?


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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?

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Thank you for answering and thank you for sharing her story.


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Open ended question with some meandering:

What do you think the democratic game plan in the increasingly likely event that we regain both chambers of congress and the white house in 2020? I feel like we squandered a real opportunity in 2009-2011 where we ended up spending all our political capital on the ACA, which, while probably the best we could do with lock step republican opposition, ended up enshrining insurance companies into law when a lot of the democratic base is of the opinion that insurance companies are the problem.

In short, what should be the democratic priorities be, and how hard are you willing to play to get them through republican opposition?

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Can you reply to this so I have something to tell my parents to be proud of me for?


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Do you think Roy Moore will still have a career in Alabama politics after all of this?

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You should be able to look this up on www.guidestar.com


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I'd seriously like to know how you manage your skating time with other things in your life like school and such?

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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


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Thank you for answering and thank you for sharing her story.

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Can you reply to this so I have something to tell my parents to be proud of me for?


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Do you think Roy Moore will still have a career in Alabama politics after all of this?

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You should be able to look this up on www.guidestar.com


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I'd seriously like to know how you manage your skating time with other things in your life like school and such?

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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


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Hi, thank you for coming on here!

I'm in Texas, in a congressional district that also might flip (one of the highest priorities of Dems in the state). Like in your district we have a Republican incumbent and 6-7 Democrat candidates in the primaries.

How can one ensure that such an intensive primary helps the Democratic chances of success rather than hurt it? On the one hand, one should be able to utilize it to get more coverage and engagement, while on the other hand we risk putting voters off if we start with in-fighting.

Also, how can volunteers at this stage help the Democratic party in districts such as yours (in addition to helping preferred candidates if one has any)?

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Maybe. We did a pop up in London pretty recently. You never know.


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He still hasn't conceded! - Beth

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I can totally understand your skepticism as charities have done an awful job with transparency. My salary is $35,000 per year and my part time Director of Operations is currently making $10,000. We are hoping to give her a raise soon because we want her to be able to better support her family. If you define admin fees, I am happy to get specific with those too if you’re wanting more.

I know there’s no way for you to know that I am a genuine person who truly just wants to help other people going through the worst time of their lives, but I invite you to come to our Spring event on March 1 in Atlanta to get to know us. It will be held at the King Plow Arts Center and I would love to talk with you in person and allow you to hear from the people who have been through our services. You can sign up for our newsletter and get an invite via email or send me your personal address and I can mail you one.


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Coffee. You're welcome.

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For young audiences, I like to personify abstract concepts as living, talking characters. We took this approach in Funville.

For older audiences, abstract concepts are more likely to become plot devices, with dramatic consequences. So in my TEDx talk, attribute-based encryption became "the safe way to hire an assasin".

Either way, it has to be funny.


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With the touring schedule we’ve a had big demand of shows early and our career over there and developed lots of long lasting relationships. We will always try our best to get gigs in South America as well. Til the one.
Thanks for the baby wishes. He’s doing great and is my new little fireball of light in my soul. It’s for life with me and the little guy! Music has always been a part of my experience on this planet wether playing it or being the listener so both elements music and family rule and circle my every breath of existence. JS

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About 70.


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Thanks for the great question, and reading about Dani. Like so many other folks, I had so hoped that they had rescued her in time to make up for the awful neglect ...

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You must be lost. /r/The_Donald is that way.


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Maybe. We did a pop up in London pretty recently. You never know.

A:

He still hasn't conceded! - Beth


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We just submitted our first Form 990 a few weeks ago. Guidestar takes some time to pull that into their system.

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Coffee. You're welcome.


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For young audiences, I like to personify abstract concepts as living, talking characters. We took this approach in Funville.

For older audiences, abstract concepts are more likely to become plot devices, with dramatic consequences. So in my TEDx talk, attribute-based encryption became "the safe way to hire an assasin".

Either way, it has to be funny.

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Nah that’s everyday, we like to party during the shows. Keeps it loose -K


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Thanks for the great question, and reading about Dani. Like so many other folks, I had so hoped that they had rescued her in time to make up for the awful neglect ...

A:

Thank you for the question!

Firstly, the priority should always be to implement policies that support the middle-class and working families across this country. That means addressing issues like the cost of housing, the cost of childcare, student debt, income inequality, and the fact that the United States is the only developed nation in the world that does not mandate paid sick leave and paid family leave. More fundamentally, we need to do more to create jobs that pay a living wage and offer good benefits. Secondly, the Democratic Party needs to prioritize taking real steps to combat climate change. Addressing this issue is our opportunity to create more jobs, improve our air and water quality, and improve our health. Thirdly, we need to fix our broken immigration system.

I’m not going to Congress to be one of 435 members, but to be a leader that will get things done and drive the direction of the Democratic Party. I’m not afraid to take risks, and I will always be thinking about what’s best for my constituents and my country. There are worse things in life than losing an election, and I will never let that fear stop me from advocating and fighting for these priorities.


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good luck

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He still hasn't conceded! - Beth


Q:

We just submitted our first Form 990 a few weeks ago. Guidestar takes some time to pull that into their system.

A:

Coffee. You're welcome.


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We enjoy a nice shot every once in a while on stage during performances. Taking a sip from the bottle is always the easiest way to rock that! JS

A:

Thanks for the great question, and reading about Dani. Like so many other folks, I had so hoped that they had rescued her in time to make up for the awful neglect ...


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good luck

A:

He still hasn't conceded! - Beth


Q:

We just submitted our first Form 990 a few weeks ago. Guidestar takes some time to pull that into their system.

A:

Coffee. You're welcome.


Q:

We enjoy a nice shot every once in a while on stage during performances. Taking a sip from the bottle is always the easiest way to rock that! JS

A:

I think in my case I make it very clear that I am running to unseat Mimi Walters not to engage in infighting with my fellow Democrats.

I believe that these primaries are going to be a good thing in terms of energizing our party but also helping to increase the name recognition and Democratic turnout. There is at least some evidence that is what happened in Virginia.

At least in my race, at least thus far, all the candidates have been very respectful towards and each other. I hope it stays that way and I certainly didn't get into this to try and tear down other Democrats.

In terms of how volunteers can help Democratic in addition to helping preferred candidates, there are a number of things that can be done. It is always important for instance to help with registering more voters. In Orange County, the local party and many of the clubs have undertaken their own canvassing efforts that are not linked to any particular candidates. Volunteers who don't prefer one candidate over another can be invaluable those efforts.


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How was the the twitter team selected? Compared to other franchises' on twitter y'all have been on point on the roasting, entertainment & just being funny.

A:

thinly veiled the antisemitism was.

B-But the Moore campaign had a lawyer who’s a Jew!


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You should be able to look this up on www.guidestar.com

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What song would you choose for a Last Chance Lipsync?


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How can Computer Science and other STEM majors attract more women?

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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


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I can do 12.

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Do you intend on writing a follow up in another 10 years?


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His opinions might be unpopular, and his offers to educate incredibly condescending, but I think he deserves more than a blithe dismissal and labeling.

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How was the the twitter team selected? Compared to other franchises' on twitter y'all have been on point on the roasting, entertainment & just being funny.


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thinly veiled the antisemitism was.

B-But the Moore campaign had a lawyer who’s a Jew!

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What you are doing is fantastic, using a tragedy in your own life to help others. I try to do this in my own life, helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc because I've been there. How has helping people deal with their grief affected you personally?


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What song would you choose for a Last Chance Lipsync?

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How can Computer Science and other STEM majors attract more women?


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I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?

A:

Do you intend on writing a follow up in another 10 years?


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You ever coming to the UK?

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thinly veiled the antisemitism was.

B-But the Moore campaign had a lawyer who’s a Jew!


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What you are doing is fantastic, using a tragedy in your own life to help others. I try to do this in my own life, helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc because I've been there. How has helping people deal with their grief affected you personally?

A:

What song would you choose for a Last Chance Lipsync?


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Hey guys! My question is: what did you guys do before you did music full time or on your off time between tours? I've always wondered what my favorite bands did for work before they managed to break out into playing music full time and how they managed to balance work, life, and playing/making music.

As an aspiring musician/songwriter, I find myself struggling to carve time out to make music these days (read: not dedicated enough to lose sleep after closing at my bar but working on it) with balancing work/life and all that "not music" stuff. All the while trying to get better and singing/playing guitar/writing, it almost seems impossible (I remember an interview with John's advice).

Just another kid out here hoping to make my dreams come true.

Thanks for all the inspiration guys, you rule. Congrats on all the success you're finding.

Edit: Wanted to mention - That All Your Light/A Kilo/The Home/She's So Heavy jam is likely my favorite thing you guys have ever done. Hearing the beginning of All Your Light at your shows gets me so pumped. Keep killing it.

A:

Do you intend on writing a follow up in another 10 years?


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You ever coming to the UK?

A:

thinly veiled the antisemitism was.

B-But the Moore campaign had a lawyer who’s a Jew!


Q:

What you are doing is fantastic, using a tragedy in your own life to help others. I try to do this in my own life, helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc because I've been there. How has helping people deal with their grief affected you personally?

A:

What song would you choose for a Last Chance Lipsync?


Q:

Hey guys! My question is: what did you guys do before you did music full time or on your off time between tours? I've always wondered what my favorite bands did for work before they managed to break out into playing music full time and how they managed to balance work, life, and playing/making music.

As an aspiring musician/songwriter, I find myself struggling to carve time out to make music these days (read: not dedicated enough to lose sleep after closing at my bar but working on it) with balancing work/life and all that "not music" stuff. All the while trying to get better and singing/playing guitar/writing, it almost seems impossible (I remember an interview with John's advice).

Just another kid out here hoping to make my dreams come true.

Thanks for all the inspiration guys, you rule. Congrats on all the success you're finding.

Edit: Wanted to mention - That All Your Light/A Kilo/The Home/She's So Heavy jam is likely my favorite thing you guys have ever done. Hearing the beginning of All Your Light at your shows gets me so pumped. Keep killing it.

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Our Twitter team has mostly been on the account for years. So not totally sure how we were chosen. Maybe because we are all so cute.

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That was Beth


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We just submitted our first Form 990 a few weeks ago. Guidestar takes some time to pull that into their system.

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Listen by Beyonce


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For one thing, I think we need to push back against the myth that if you haven't started in computer science/STEM very young, you won't be able to keep up. Also, we need to do a better job of showing all students the role that STEM can play in domains they may already care about: like the role of mathematics in medical imaging, the role of computer science in disaster relief and response, the role of statistics in baseball, etc.

But actually we are starting to see more women in STEM majors in some undergrad programs these days, for example at Columbia, though this trend is far from universal. But retaining women in the academic pipeline and industry at large beyond that remains more of a challenge.

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Nah that’s everyday, we like to party during the shows. Keeps it loose -K


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I love you.

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I hope so ... I'm definitely going to keep in touch with Bernie and see how he and Dani are doing ... and I'd love to reconnect with William and Diane one day! My youngest son is the same age as Dani so I think about his milestones, and where she could be if someone had found her sooner ... or her birth mother had only put a TV in her room!


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I certainly did not mean to come off as blithe or dismissive.

1) I certainly have a number of issues with Saudi Arabia in regards to how they conduct their foreign policy and the numerous human rights abuses by their government. That's why I support efforts to limit arms sales to them. I am also fairly concerned that Jared Kushner appears to have outsourced our Middle East policy to Mohammad bin Salman. He represents a worldview which is incredibly dangerous to American interests in the region.

2) I strongly oppose a war with Iran and believe that maintaining the Iran deal is critical to help ensure that we prevent war. People like Tom Cotton continue to push a policy of regime change in Iran and we must forcefully speak out against such a move. The same individuals who are advocating for war with Iran are those who led us into the Iraq War, which I consider to be the most disastrous foreign policy decision of my lifetime.

3) I do not know the relevance of continuing to talk about Hillary Clinton.

4) In terms of Yemen, I certainly do not support how Saudi Arabia has conducted their efforts and believe the United States needs to do more to put a strop to their actions.

5) I think that Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have a complicated legacy. I've always agreed with the famous line from Louis Brandeis that "sunlight is the best disinfectant." There was information that came from Manning and Snowden that was important to have be public. I for instance strongly oppose many of the mass surveillance programs that Snowden brought to light and because they became public, we for the first time passed a law that placed some limitations on some of the Patriot Act authorities.

In regards to Assange, I was not a fan of him attempting to leak documents for the sole purpose of electing Donald Trump as president of the United States.

6) I do not support California seceding from the United States.

7) Not completely sure what you are asking here, but if it is about the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election via those means, I think that we need to continue to investigate and ensure that we have a full accounting of what exactly happened. Once we do we can then act accordingly.

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Our Twitter team has mostly been on the account for years. So not totally sure how we were chosen. Maybe because we are all so cute.


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That was Beth

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Thank you for your comment. I’m on my way to the portrait session, but I will try to come back to this and respond with a full answer afterwards!


Q:

Listen by Beyonce

A:

For one thing, I think we need to push back against the myth that if you haven't started in computer science/STEM very young, you won't be able to keep up. Also, we need to do a better job of showing all students the role that STEM can play in domains they may already care about: like the role of mathematics in medical imaging, the role of computer science in disaster relief and response, the role of statistics in baseball, etc.

But actually we are starting to see more women in STEM majors in some undergrad programs these days, for example at Columbia, though this trend is far from universal. But retaining women in the academic pipeline and industry at large beyond that remains more of a challenge.


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We enjoy a nice shot every once in a while on stage during performances. Taking a sip from the bottle is always the easiest way to rock that! JS

A:

I hope so ... I'm definitely going to keep in touch with Bernie and see how he and Dani are doing ... and I'd love to reconnect with William and Diane one day! My youngest son is the same age as Dani so I think about his milestones, and where she could be if someone had found her sooner ... or her birth mother had only put a TV in her room!


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Maybe. We did a pop up in London pretty recently. You never know.

A:

That was Beth


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Thank you for your comment. I’m on my way to the portrait session, but I will try to come back to this and respond with a full answer afterwards!

A:

Listen by Beyonce


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We’ve all had some weird ones. I remember Zach working at the blockbuster video in town, John can build you a house, Kyle can make you the best coffee you’ve ever had, Jason is a food wizard. I worked in a small airplane shop in Alaska, working on cessnas. I was the graveyard shift manager at a best western in Seattle. We’ve all done whatever you have to do to keep yourself alive and keep making music

A:

I hope so ... I'm definitely going to keep in touch with Bernie and see how he and Dani are doing ... and I'd love to reconnect with William and Diane one day! My youngest son is the same age as Dani so I think about his milestones, and where she could be if someone had found her sooner ... or her birth mother had only put a TV in her room!


Q:

Maybe. We did a pop up in London pretty recently. You never know.

A:

That was Beth


Q:

Thank you for your comment. I’m on my way to the portrait session, but I will try to come back to this and respond with a full answer afterwards!

A:

Listen by Beyonce


Q:

We’ve all had some weird ones. I remember Zach working at the blockbuster video in town, John can build you a house, Kyle can make you the best coffee you’ve ever had, Jason is a food wizard. I worked in a small airplane shop in Alaska, working on cessnas. I was the graveyard shift manager at a best western in Seattle. We’ve all done whatever you have to do to keep yourself alive and keep making music

A:

Unfortunately, there was no credible Democratic challenger in 2016. There was a Democrat who ran but didn't do the work to win the race, so only ended up with 41% of the vote. Further, the way people did not see Donald Trump coming, people also did not see this change in Orange County coming. Mimi also promised the voters of her district that she would keep Donald Trump in check and that she would not just be a rubber stamp for his policies, but she has failed to do so.

What I can promise is that I will always put my constituents and my country above my party.


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Can you reply to this so I have something to tell my parents to be proud of me for?

A:

Can you PLEASE do some sleuthing on Ajit Pai? Asking for a friend.


Q:

What are your thoughts on end of life care? Should we do what we can to prolong life or seek the highest quality life a person can live even if it means less time? Which one prepares families better for the grieving process?

A:

What's your most memorable competition experience?


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Can you sum up computer science in one sentence?

A:

I saw you in Amsterdam! Does Zachary often down bottles of liquor during shows or was it just a one time thing?


Q:

What's the best pocket knife for under $20?

A:

There is no doubt your story and your follow up made an impact on society. Everyone that reads it get the feels.

Do you think reporting tragedies like this, including the follow up which wasn't a happy ending for anyone as far as I can tell, make an appreciable difference in society? Does it raise awareness and make essentially good people better members for being more vigilant outside their own bubble of the world, or is it just limited to being better within their own bubble? (reporting more hinky things and potentially saving more children from fates maybe not as dire as Dani's, but still awful, on up to fates worse than hers, versus just making more of an effort with our own children.)

Is the latter good enough to make the world at large a better place in your opinion?


Q:

Hi, thank you for coming on here!

I'm in Texas, in a congressional district that also might flip (one of the highest priorities of Dems in the state). Like in your district we have a Republican incumbent and 6-7 Democrat candidates in the primaries.

How can one ensure that such an intensive primary helps the Democratic chances of success rather than hurt it? On the one hand, one should be able to utilize it to get more coverage and engagement, while on the other hand we risk putting voters off if we start with in-fighting.

Also, how can volunteers at this stage help the Democratic party in districts such as yours (in addition to helping preferred candidates if one has any)?

A:

Can you reply to this so I have something to tell my parents to be proud of me for?


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Can you PLEASE do some sleuthing on Ajit Pai? Asking for a friend.

A:

How is the mom with breast cancer doing? I hope she is doing well and recover soon!


Q:

What's your most memorable competition experience?

A:

Can you sum up computer science in one sentence?


Q:

Hey guys! My question is: what did you guys do before you did music full time or on your off time between tours? I've always wondered what my favorite bands did for work before they managed to break out into playing music full time and how they managed to balance work, life, and playing/making music.

As an aspiring musician/songwriter, I find myself struggling to carve time out to make music these days (read: not dedicated enough to lose sleep after closing at my bar but working on it) with balancing work/life and all that "not music" stuff. All the while trying to get better and singing/playing guitar/writing, it almost seems impossible (I remember an interview with John's advice).

Just another kid out here hoping to make my dreams come true.

Thanks for all the inspiration guys, you rule. Congrats on all the success you're finding.

Edit: Wanted to mention - That All Your Light/A Kilo/The Home/She's So Heavy jam is likely my favorite thing you guys have ever done. Hearing the beginning of All Your Light at your shows gets me so pumped. Keep killing it.

A:

There is no doubt your story and your follow up made an impact on society. Everyone that reads it get the feels.

Do you think reporting tragedies like this, including the follow up which wasn't a happy ending for anyone as far as I can tell, make an appreciable difference in society? Does it raise awareness and make essentially good people better members for being more vigilant outside their own bubble of the world, or is it just limited to being better within their own bubble? (reporting more hinky things and potentially saving more children from fates maybe not as dire as Dani's, but still awful, on up to fates worse than hers, versus just making more of an effort with our own children.)

Is the latter good enough to make the world at large a better place in your opinion?


Q:

How was the the twitter team selected? Compared to other franchises' on twitter y'all have been on point on the roasting, entertainment & just being funny.

A:

Can you PLEASE do some sleuthing on Ajit Pai? Asking for a friend.


Q:

How is the mom with breast cancer doing? I hope she is doing well and recover soon!

A:

What's your most memorable competition experience?


Q:

Have you guys ever driven the Alcan?

A:

There is no doubt your story and your follow up made an impact on society. Everyone that reads it get the feels.

Do you think reporting tragedies like this, including the follow up which wasn't a happy ending for anyone as far as I can tell, make an appreciable difference in society? Does it raise awareness and make essentially good people better members for being more vigilant outside their own bubble of the world, or is it just limited to being better within their own bubble? (reporting more hinky things and potentially saving more children from fates maybe not as dire as Dani's, but still awful, on up to fates worse than hers, versus just making more of an effort with our own children.)

Is the latter good enough to make the world at large a better place in your opinion?


Q:

How was the the twitter team selected? Compared to other franchises' on twitter y'all have been on point on the roasting, entertainment & just being funny.

A:

Can you PLEASE do some sleuthing on Ajit Pai? Asking for a friend.


Q:

How is the mom with breast cancer doing? I hope she is doing well and recover soon!

A:

What's your most memorable competition experience?


Q:

Have you guys ever driven the Alcan?

A:

good luck


Q:

EDIT: AMA on net neutrality with u/b_fung on r/technology this MONDAY at 12 pm ET, 9 a.m. PST.

We've just confirmed it. Set your reminders. Proof

This is Gene, the social media editor who runs this reddit account. I can tell you that I'm working to land an AMA elsewhere with our net neutrality reporter Brian Fung, who's been covering the issue for longer than he can remember. Stay tuned!

A:

I find a lot of my thoughts align with BJ Miller from Zen Hospice in SF. Check out his TEDtalk if you haven’t already. I went to one of their trainings on mindful caregiving and I really support the work they do.

I can’t speak to what’s best for everyone because everyone is so unique - and therefore their lives and grief are too. One of the biggest things I have seen people struggle with through grief is regret, so if I had to make a blanket statement, it would be to communicate with your loved ones. Make sure all expectations and desires are clear, then love and love the absolute best you can.


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Vancouver Olympics! It's more than just competing. The Olympics are so much more and it's so exciting!

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Computer Science is the study of what can & cannot be computed, and how efficiently. An example of something that cannot be computed is a one sentence explanation of computer science.


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We enjoy a nice shot every once in a while on stage during performances. Taking a sip from the bottle is always the easiest way to rock that! JS

A:

Not quite a pocketknife but the Mora Companion is razor sharp, made in Sweden, and will last you a lifetime. $12-$16 on Amazon


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I think any time we can get readers to think, or feel, things that they hadn't considered, that's a breakthrough. So much news coverage happens after awful things that if we can at least raise awareness, or make neighbors look out for each other more, or remind law enforcement / child investigators to be more vigilant about follow-up responses, then it's worth it to share those stories. If the article incites change in laws or the way investigations are handled, even better. So many people responded to the story saying they were hugging their own children more tightly, being more grateful for rowdy bedtimes or spilled milk ... that's a worthy outcome in and of itself. My former editor, Mike Wilson, used to caution reporters against "emotional voyeurism," writing about tragedy just for the sake of showing tragedy. He believed that there needs to be a higher purpose for exposing such pain ... in Dani's case, sharing her story resulted in at least a dozen children getting adopted, so I think that's the best result I've ever had from any story!

A:

I think in my case I make it very clear that I am running to unseat Mimi Walters not to engage in infighting with my fellow Democrats.

I believe that these primaries are going to be a good thing in terms of energizing our party but also helping to increase the name recognition and Democratic turnout. There is at least some evidence that is what happened in Virginia.

At least in my race, at least thus far, all the candidates have been very respectful towards and each other. I hope it stays that way and I certainly didn't get into this to try and tear down other Democrats.

In terms of how volunteers can help Democratic in addition to helping preferred candidates, there are a number of things that can be done. It is always important for instance to help with registering more voters. In Orange County, the local party and many of the clubs have undertaken their own canvassing efforts that are not linked to any particular candidates. Volunteers who don't prefer one candidate over another can be invaluable those efforts.


Q:

good luck

A:

EDIT: AMA on net neutrality with u/b_fung on r/technology this MONDAY at 12 pm ET, 9 a.m. PST.

We've just confirmed it. Set your reminders. Proof

This is Gene, the social media editor who runs this reddit account. I can tell you that I'm working to land an AMA elsewhere with our net neutrality reporter Brian Fung, who's been covering the issue for longer than he can remember. Stay tuned!


Q:

Thanks for asking - all things considered, she’s doing well and I am really excited to see her again!

A:

Vancouver Olympics! It's more than just competing. The Olympics are so much more and it's so exciting!


Q:

Computer Science is the study of what can & cannot be computed, and how efficiently. An example of something that cannot be computed is a one sentence explanation of computer science.

A:

We’ve all had some weird ones. I remember Zach working at the blockbuster video in town, John can build you a house, Kyle can make you the best coffee you’ve ever had, Jason is a food wizard. I worked in a small airplane shop in Alaska, working on cessnas. I was the graveyard shift manager at a best western in Seattle. We’ve all done whatever you have to do to keep yourself alive and keep making music


Q:

I think any time we can get readers to think, or feel, things that they hadn't considered, that's a breakthrough. So much news coverage happens after awful things that if we can at least raise awareness, or make neighbors look out for each other more, or remind law enforcement / child investigators to be more vigilant about follow-up responses, then it's worth it to share those stories. If the article incites change in laws or the way investigations are handled, even better. So many people responded to the story saying they were hugging their own children more tightly, being more grateful for rowdy bedtimes or spilled milk ... that's a worthy outcome in and of itself. My former editor, Mike Wilson, used to caution reporters against "emotional voyeurism," writing about tragedy just for the sake of showing tragedy. He believed that there needs to be a higher purpose for exposing such pain ... in Dani's case, sharing her story resulted in at least a dozen children getting adopted, so I think that's the best result I've ever had from any story!

A:

Our Twitter team has mostly been on the account for years. So not totally sure how we were chosen. Maybe because we are all so cute.


Q:

EDIT: AMA on net neutrality with u/b_fung on r/technology this MONDAY at 12 pm ET, 9 a.m. PST.

We've just confirmed it. Set your reminders. Proof

This is Gene, the social media editor who runs this reddit account. I can tell you that I'm working to land an AMA elsewhere with our net neutrality reporter Brian Fung, who's been covering the issue for longer than he can remember. Stay tuned!

A:

Thanks for asking - all things considered, she’s doing well and I am really excited to see her again!


Q:

Vancouver Olympics! It's more than just competing. The Olympics are so much more and it's so exciting!

A:

3 times! Once in a brand new Dodge Challenger in late September. That was my favorite- changing elevation, watching the leaves turn in real-time, tripping on the wildlife, and northern lights blazing the rear view mirror at night. So cool, so dangerous, so fun. -eric


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I think any time we can get readers to think, or feel, things that they hadn't considered, that's a breakthrough. So much news coverage happens after awful things that if we can at least raise awareness, or make neighbors look out for each other more, or remind law enforcement / child investigators to be more vigilant about follow-up responses, then it's worth it to share those stories. If the article incites change in laws or the way investigations are handled, even better. So many people responded to the story saying they were hugging their own children more tightly, being more grateful for rowdy bedtimes or spilled milk ... that's a worthy outcome in and of itself. My former editor, Mike Wilson, used to caution reporters against "emotional voyeurism," writing about tragedy just for the sake of showing tragedy. He believed that there needs to be a higher purpose for exposing such pain ... in Dani's case, sharing her story resulted in at least a dozen children getting adopted, so I think that's the best result I've ever had from any story!

A:

Our Twitter team has mostly been on the account for years. So not totally sure how we were chosen. Maybe because we are all so cute.


Q:

EDIT: AMA on net neutrality with u/b_fung on r/technology this MONDAY at 12 pm ET, 9 a.m. PST.

We've just confirmed it. Set your reminders. Proof

This is Gene, the social media editor who runs this reddit account. I can tell you that I'm working to land an AMA elsewhere with our net neutrality reporter Brian Fung, who's been covering the issue for longer than he can remember. Stay tuned!

A:

Thanks for asking - all things considered, she’s doing well and I am really excited to see her again!


Q:

Vancouver Olympics! It's more than just competing. The Olympics are so much more and it's so exciting!

A:

3 times! Once in a brand new Dodge Challenger in late September. That was my favorite- changing elevation, watching the leaves turn in real-time, tripping on the wildlife, and northern lights blazing the rear view mirror at night. So cool, so dangerous, so fun. -eric


Q:

Many years ago there was a Wendy's conveniently located within half a mile of my office. It was replaced by a Tim Horton's which has since been replaced by a bank. Not a single morning has gone by that I haven't woken up thinking about having Wendy's for lunch, only to remember that it is no longer a possibility. I start my day, every day, by standing in front of a mirror screaming "Why is this happening to me?!" while pulling out tufts of hair from my head.

So, if you had to choose somewhere other than Wendy's to eat lunch, where would it be?

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Consider me tuned.


Q:

What are the most challenging steps in starting a nonprofit? Any tips for someone who hopes to start one?

A:

Hey Mirai! Big fan of you these past few years, I watched you skate in person at Skate Canada GP last season! Thanks for doing this AMA! I have 2 questions for you.

I saw on USADA.org that you were one of the most tested figure skaters this year, do you think they saw videos of your 3A on social media? I hope you get +GOE on it soon ;D

Also this season has been pretty injury plagued for a lot of skaters due to a variety of reasons, how do you personally, as a skater who has been on the senior circuit for a long time, ward off injuries?


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I'm not sure if you'll see this, but this AMA caught my attention because I'm studying Computer Science, and there aren't many women in this field, so I'm grateful I've found someone I can aspire to be.

What's some advice you'd give another woman trying to survive in this field? I'm so close to graduation, but I'm terrified of the real world setting, and that I'll get swallowed up in the male dominated field.

Also, I'm a CS tutor, and yet I struggle with math (I took PreCalc this semester and did horribly on every exam). How do I get better outside the classroom when I don't give a damn about math? I read your comments about applying math in a 'fun' way, but how do I get through boring coursework in the meantime?

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Zach, was fantastic meeting you after the London show in September. I also absolutely love your photography work. As someone who is more interested in slowly getting into analog photography, I wanted to ask what camera(s) do you use and what's your favorite film?


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Good to know the morakniv I bought was worth it

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Does Diane Lierow still visit Dani?


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https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_45th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

With 7 announced Democrats challenging Mimi Walters, aren't most of you wasting your time? Wouldn't it be better if a few of you considered challenging the local California legislators or try for city council positions? Or even challenge some of the county supervisors?

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Many years ago there was a Wendy's conveniently located within half a mile of my office. It was replaced by a Tim Horton's which has since been replaced by a bank. Not a single morning has gone by that I haven't woken up thinking about having Wendy's for lunch, only to remember that it is no longer a possibility. I start my day, every day, by standing in front of a mirror screaming "Why is this happening to me?!" while pulling out tufts of hair from my head.

So, if you had to choose somewhere other than Wendy's to eat lunch, where would it be?


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Consider me tuned.

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I've been fortunate enough to never have a friend or family member go through something like this, let alone lost someone to terminal illness.

Having been around it a helluva' a lot more than me, what would be your advice/wisdom to someone who is experiencing terminal illness right now, or equally somebody who has someone close to them going through it?

Unsure why this touched me so much, but have donated to the cause because it felt so necessary. Keep up the beautiful work!


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Hey Mirai! Big fan of you these past few years, I watched you skate in person at Skate Canada GP last season! Thanks for doing this AMA! I have 2 questions for you.

I saw on USADA.org that you were one of the most tested figure skaters this year, do you think they saw videos of your 3A on social media? I hope you get +GOE on it soon ;D

Also this season has been pretty injury plagued for a lot of skaters due to a variety of reasons, how do you personally, as a skater who has been on the senior circuit for a long time, ward off injuries?

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I'm not sure if you'll see this, but this AMA caught my attention because I'm studying Computer Science, and there aren't many women in this field, so I'm grateful I've found someone I can aspire to be.

What's some advice you'd give another woman trying to survive in this field? I'm so close to graduation, but I'm terrified of the real world setting, and that I'll get swallowed up in the male dominated field.

Also, I'm a CS tutor, and yet I struggle with math (I took PreCalc this semester and did horribly on every exam). How do I get better outside the classroom when I don't give a damn about math? I read your comments about applying math in a 'fun' way, but how do I get through boring coursework in the meantime?


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Have you guys ever driven the Alcan?

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Does Diane Lierow still visit Dani?


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Many years ago there was a Wendy's conveniently located within half a mile of my office. It was replaced by a Tim Horton's which has since been replaced by a bank. Not a single morning has gone by that I haven't woken up thinking about having Wendy's for lunch, only to remember that it is no longer a possibility. I start my day, every day, by standing in front of a mirror screaming "Why is this happening to me?!" while pulling out tufts of hair from my head.

So, if you had to choose somewhere other than Wendy's to eat lunch, where would it be?

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Consider me tuned.


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I've been fortunate enough to never have a friend or family member go through something like this, let alone lost someone to terminal illness.

Having been around it a helluva' a lot more than me, what would be your advice/wisdom to someone who is experiencing terminal illness right now, or equally somebody who has someone close to them going through it?

Unsure why this touched me so much, but have donated to the cause because it felt so necessary. Keep up the beautiful work!

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Hey Mirai! Big fan of you these past few years, I watched you skate in person at Skate Canada GP last season! Thanks for doing this AMA! I have 2 questions for you.

I saw on USADA.org that you were one of the most tested figure skaters this year, do you think they saw videos of your 3A on social media? I hope you get +GOE on it soon ;D

Also this season has been pretty injury plagued for a lot of skaters due to a variety of reasons, how do you personally, as a skater who has been on the senior circuit for a long time, ward off injuries?


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Would you ever consider covering Africa by Toto (kyle would have fun w that)? Also, do you guys think artists/influencers have an obligation to be politically/socially active and share their beliefs w their followers? Thanks guys, love ya lots.

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Does Diane Lierow still visit Dani?


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Many years ago there was a Wendy's conveniently located within half a mile of my office. It was replaced by a Tim Horton's which has since been replaced by a bank. Not a single morning has gone by that I haven't woken up thinking about having Wendy's for lunch, only to remember that it is no longer a possibility. I start my day, every day, by standing in front of a mirror screaming "Why is this happening to me?!" while pulling out tufts of hair from my head.

So, if you had to choose somewhere other than Wendy's to eat lunch, where would it be?

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Consider me tuned.


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I've been fortunate enough to never have a friend or family member go through something like this, let alone lost someone to terminal illness.

Having been around it a helluva' a lot more than me, what would be your advice/wisdom to someone who is experiencing terminal illness right now, or equally somebody who has someone close to them going through it?

Unsure why this touched me so much, but have donated to the cause because it felt so necessary. Keep up the beautiful work!

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Hey Mirai! Big fan of you these past few years, I watched you skate in person at Skate Canada GP last season! Thanks for doing this AMA! I have 2 questions for you.

I saw on USADA.org that you were one of the most tested figure skaters this year, do you think they saw videos of your 3A on social media? I hope you get +GOE on it soon ;D

Also this season has been pretty injury plagued for a lot of skaters due to a variety of reasons, how do you personally, as a skater who has been on the senior circuit for a long time, ward off injuries?


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Would you ever consider covering Africa by Toto (kyle would have fun w that)? Also, do you guys think artists/influencers have an obligation to be politically/socially active and share their beliefs w their followers? Thanks guys, love ya lots.

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Maybe grab a lollipop at that bank?


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Working on a schedule literally as we type. Will let you know in this thread and on our profile.

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The 501c3 application is definitely a huge hurdle, but you can get through that with the right help.

The more important thing is to make sure you have a problem you can solve that no one else is solving. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you’re doing and build your board strategically.

I have an incredible board of directors. They help keep me grounded and hold me accountable, as well as furthering the vision of LNL in unique ways because of our different life perspectives. They are great people with big hearts that also happen to be very talented individuals. I also have mentors and am continually investing in my development as a leader.


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I didn't even know that you could see how many times I was tested but yes, USADA can come test me to makes sure I compete clean at any time. Although it's sometimes inconvenient, I am open to testing at any time since I make sure I compete clean.

I make sure I get enough sleep in order to recover adequately and when going for difficult jumps, I'm not embarrassed to put in my butt pads. Safety first!

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What's some advice you'd give another woman trying to survive in this field? I'm so close to graduation, but I'm terrified of the real world setting, and that I'll get swallowed up in the male dominated field.

First off, don't disqualify yourself from a game you want to play. If it turns out you can't do something, learn that the hard way. If you quit preemptively, you definitely can't do it. You don't have to commit to this industry (or any industry) for the rest of your life. The skills you pick up in tech will serve you well in whatever you decide to do. And there are lots of different kinds of jobs and different kinds of companies in this industry - it's ok to switch around until you find what suits you in a place with coworkers who don't suck.


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I use a bunch of cameras and film, but my favs are my Canon A1, Yashica T4, Hasselblad 503cm. I’m really loving JCH 400 B&W film right now. Thank you! -Z

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Heck ya it was!


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No, she hasn't seen her since the divorce a couple of years ago ... and she wouldn't talk to me about Dani for this story, citing legal concerns ... I told her I didn't care about the divorce, I just wanted to talk about Dani, but she and William both refused. Bernie has been Dani's only visitor since she moved into the group home in January :(

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One of the greatest things about this country is that anyone who wants to is able to run for office. I would certainly never tell anyone that they should go run for something else if this is what they want to be doing.

I have nothing but the deepest respect for all of my opponents and think they are all incredibly impressive and running for all the right reasons.

I believe that this primary is going to make us stronger and more energized as a party and whichever candidate emerges is going to be better prepared to take on Mimi in the fall. It's like they say, iron sharpens iron, and this competition is going to make us all better as candidates.


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Maybe grab a lollipop at that bank?

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Working on a schedule literally as we type. Will let you know in this thread and on our profile.


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Thank you. If you have someone you love in your life who is suffering from a terminal illness or another really hard situation, my advice is to show up. Don’t be afraid of doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing, just focus on loving that person.

Be honest. If you’re not sure what to say, tell them that. “I don’t know what to say, but I am sorry and I am here for you.” Is so much better that, “everything happens for a reason” or other cliche phrases that aren’t helpful.

When we’re hurting, even something as simple as sitting next to a person can be the most meaningful act of love. People need to be loved and understood. Just show up.

For those facing the diagnosis, my advice is that there can rarely be too much communication. Sharing feeling, needs, desires, and struggles with people you love who love you back is a critical part of living well and allowing others to help you through this really difficult time. Don’t push people away because you want to spare them and rob yourself of love in the end.

Thanks for asking this!

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I didn't even know that you could see how many times I was tested but yes, USADA can come test me to makes sure I compete clean at any time. Although it's sometimes inconvenient, I am open to testing at any time since I make sure I compete clean.

I make sure I get enough sleep in order to recover adequately and when going for difficult jumps, I'm not embarrassed to put in my butt pads. Safety first!


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What's some advice you'd give another woman trying to survive in this field? I'm so close to graduation, but I'm terrified of the real world setting, and that I'll get swallowed up in the male dominated field.

First off, don't disqualify yourself from a game you want to play. If it turns out you can't do something, learn that the hard way. If you quit preemptively, you definitely can't do it. You don't have to commit to this industry (or any industry) for the rest of your life. The skills you pick up in tech will serve you well in whatever you decide to do. And there are lots of different kinds of jobs and different kinds of companies in this industry - it's ok to switch around until you find what suits you in a place with coworkers who don't suck.

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3 times! Once in a brand new Dodge Challenger in late September. That was my favorite- changing elevation, watching the leaves turn in real-time, tripping on the wildlife, and northern lights blazing the rear view mirror at night. So cool, so dangerous, so fun. -eric


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No, she hasn't seen her since the divorce a couple of years ago ... and she wouldn't talk to me about Dani for this story, citing legal concerns ... I told her I didn't care about the divorce, I just wanted to talk about Dani, but she and William both refused. Bernie has been Dani's only visitor since she moved into the group home in January :(

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Maybe grab a lollipop at that bank?


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Working on a schedule literally as we type. Will let you know in this thread and on our profile.

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Thank you. If you have someone you love in your life who is suffering from a terminal illness or another really hard situation, my advice is to show up. Don’t be afraid of doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing, just focus on loving that person.

Be honest. If you’re not sure what to say, tell them that. “I don’t know what to say, but I am sorry and I am here for you.” Is so much better that, “everything happens for a reason” or other cliche phrases that aren’t helpful.

When we’re hurting, even something as simple as sitting next to a person can be the most meaningful act of love. People need to be loved and understood. Just show up.

For those facing the diagnosis, my advice is that there can rarely be too much communication. Sharing feeling, needs, desires, and struggles with people you love who love you back is a critical part of living well and allowing others to help you through this really difficult time. Don’t push people away because you want to spare them and rob yourself of love in the end.

Thanks for asking this!


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I didn't even know that you could see how many times I was tested but yes, USADA can come test me to makes sure I compete clean at any time. Although it's sometimes inconvenient, I am open to testing at any time since I make sure I compete clean.

I make sure I get enough sleep in order to recover adequately and when going for difficult jumps, I'm not embarrassed to put in my butt pads. Safety first!

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Hi! Dude, I personally think Toto IV is a perfect album and that would be dope. Lyrics are ridiculous but those synths are so epic.

I think that if you travel as much as we do, it makes sense to share your perspectives and share your experiences. Wouldn’t call it an obligation but we feel a sense of duty for sure


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No, she hasn't seen her since the divorce a couple of years ago ... and she wouldn't talk to me about Dani for this story, citing legal concerns ... I told her I didn't care about the divorce, I just wanted to talk about Dani, but she and William both refused. Bernie has been Dani's only visitor since she moved into the group home in January :(

A:

Maybe grab a lollipop at that bank?


Q:

Working on a schedule literally as we type. Will let you know in this thread and on our profile.

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Thank you. If you have someone you love in your life who is suffering from a terminal illness or another really hard situation, my advice is to show up. Don’t be afraid of doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing, just focus on loving that person.

Be honest. If you’re not sure what to say, tell them that. “I don’t know what to say, but I am sorry and I am here for you.” Is so much better that, “everything happens for a reason” or other cliche phrases that aren’t helpful.

When we’re hurting, even something as simple as sitting next to a person can be the most meaningful act of love. People need to be loved and understood. Just show up.

For those facing the diagnosis, my advice is that there can rarely be too much communication. Sharing feeling, needs, desires, and struggles with people you love who love you back is a critical part of living well and allowing others to help you through this really difficult time. Don’t push people away because you want to spare them and rob yourself of love in the end.

Thanks for asking this!


Q:

I didn't even know that you could see how many times I was tested but yes, USADA can come test me to makes sure I compete clean at any time. Although it's sometimes inconvenient, I am open to testing at any time since I make sure I compete clean.

I make sure I get enough sleep in order to recover adequately and when going for difficult jumps, I'm not embarrassed to put in my butt pads. Safety first!

A:

Hi! Dude, I personally think Toto IV is a perfect album and that would be dope. Lyrics are ridiculous but those synths are so epic.

I think that if you travel as much as we do, it makes sense to share your perspectives and share your experiences. Wouldn’t call it an obligation but we feel a sense of duty for sure


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Are you all comedians who also do social media stuff, or are you just social media people?

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Now that the election race is over do you think the victims will be taken more seriously? There was a good amount of Alabama white women and men voters thought the allegations were faked to derail Moore.

Edit: I was wrong to think it was majority source. scroll down to where it says most women and independents thought allegations were true.


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What you are doing is fantastic, using a tragedy in your own life to help others. I try to do this in my own life, helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc because I've been there. How has helping people deal with their grief affected you personally?

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Do you think there will be a point in ladies skating where quads or triple axels will be a normal thing? I ask because of the crazy technical evolution in men's skating these past four years.


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Any advice for a computer science undergrad looking for internships/work?

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Hey guys! My question is: what did you guys do before you did music full time or on your off time between tours? I've always wondered what my favorite bands did for work before they managed to break out into playing music full time and how they managed to balance work, life, and playing/making music.

As an aspiring musician/songwriter, I find myself struggling to carve time out to make music these days (read: not dedicated enough to lose sleep after closing at my bar but working on it) with balancing work/life and all that "not music" stuff. All the while trying to get better and singing/playing guitar/writing, it almost seems impossible (I remember an interview with John's advice).

Just another kid out here hoping to make my dreams come true.

Thanks for all the inspiration guys, you rule. Congrats on all the success you're finding.

Edit: Wanted to mention - That All Your Light/A Kilo/The Home/She's So Heavy jam is likely my favorite thing you guys have ever done. Hearing the beginning of All Your Light at your shows gets me so pumped. Keep killing it.


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What are your thoughts on the show, Naked and Afraid?

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Has she responded to music or art (drawing, finger painting ect) in any meaningful way? Is her dexterity advanced enough to the point where she could manipulate a brush/pencil or attempt to put together Legos or stack blocks?


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Open ended question with some meandering:

What do you think the democratic game plan in the increasingly likely event that we regain both chambers of congress and the white house in 2020? I feel like we squandered a real opportunity in 2009-2011 where we ended up spending all our political capital on the ACA, which, while probably the best we could do with lock step republican opposition, ended up enshrining insurance companies into law when a lot of the democratic base is of the opinion that insurance companies are the problem.

In short, what should be the democratic priorities be, and how hard are you willing to play to get them through republican opposition?

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Are you all comedians who also do social media stuff, or are you just social media people?


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Now that the election race is over do you think the victims will be taken more seriously? There was a good amount of Alabama white women and men voters thought the allegations were faked to derail Moore.

Edit: I was wrong to think it was majority source. scroll down to where it says most women and independents thought allegations were true.

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I am sorry you lost daughter.

I’m a photographer in the NY area as well. We work with Friends of Karen, a charity which raises funds and offers grief counseling for families with a critically ill child. If you are looking to branch out or partner with other charities they might be a good contact.

How does a non profit like yours work? Do you rely on donations, grants, volunteers, etc?


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Do you think there will be a point in ladies skating where quads or triple axels will be a normal thing? I ask because of the crazy technical evolution in men's skating these past four years.

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Any advice for a computer science undergrad looking for internships/work?


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how did that massacre at the Bataclan impact you as a band who has spent the better part of the last decade touring playing thousands of shows?

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Has she responded to music or art (drawing, finger painting ect) in any meaningful way? Is her dexterity advanced enough to the point where she could manipulate a brush/pencil or attempt to put together Legos or stack blocks?


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Are you all comedians who also do social media stuff, or are you just social media people?

A:

Now that the election race is over do you think the victims will be taken more seriously? There was a good amount of Alabama white women and men voters thought the allegations were faked to derail Moore.

Edit: I was wrong to think it was majority source. scroll down to where it says most women and independents thought allegations were true.


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I am sorry you lost daughter.

I’m a photographer in the NY area as well. We work with Friends of Karen, a charity which raises funds and offers grief counseling for families with a critically ill child. If you are looking to branch out or partner with other charities they might be a good contact.

How does a non profit like yours work? Do you rely on donations, grants, volunteers, etc?

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Hey guys it’s Bexx I just wanted to say hello and thanks for the hook up for Sunday I messaged you on Twitter lol

I guess my question is this! What’s better? Some delicious ass Sizzle Pie slices at 2am or some delicious fuckin brunch on a Sunday morning?

Love y’all byeeeeee

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Has she responded to music or art (drawing, finger painting ect) in any meaningful way? Is her dexterity advanced enough to the point where she could manipulate a brush/pencil or attempt to put together Legos or stack blocks?


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Congrats to you guys and Moon Pie for being the only brands I follow. What other brands don't suck on Twitter?

Is there a particular tweet of yours that you feel deserves more love than it got?

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Now that the election race is over do you think the victims will be taken more seriously? There was a good amount of Alabama white women and men voters thought the allegations were faked to derail Moore.

Edit: I was wrong to think it was majority source. scroll down to where it says most women and independents thought allegations were true.


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I am sorry you lost daughter.

I’m a photographer in the NY area as well. We work with Friends of Karen, a charity which raises funds and offers grief counseling for families with a critically ill child. If you are looking to branch out or partner with other charities they might be a good contact.

How does a non profit like yours work? Do you rely on donations, grants, volunteers, etc?

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Hey guys it’s Bexx I just wanted to say hello and thanks for the hook up for Sunday I messaged you on Twitter lol

I guess my question is this! What’s better? Some delicious ass Sizzle Pie slices at 2am or some delicious fuckin brunch on a Sunday morning?

Love y’all byeeeeee

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Ummm, one of us was/is a comedian also.


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I think the fact that so many media outlets followed our stories reached out to the women we talked to shows that that they were taken seriously. Beth

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Thank you for your comment. I’m on my way to the portrait session, but I will try to come back to this and respond with a full answer afterwards!


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Yes absolutely!

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Make sure they pay you in USD, not ETH.


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We’ve all had some weird ones. I remember Zach working at the blockbuster video in town, John can build you a house, Kyle can make you the best coffee you’ve ever had, Jason is a food wizard. I worked in a small airplane shop in Alaska, working on cessnas. I was the graveyard shift manager at a best western in Seattle. We’ve all done whatever you have to do to keep yourself alive and keep making music

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Fun to watch, I understand that it's entertainment more than anything. I've worked with three of the women; Ky Furneaux (tough as nails), Anastasia Ashley (great and creative girl), and Manu Toigo (can probably kick your ass). Also one of the guys trolled me on instagram and challenged me to a jiujitsu match to decide who the best survival expert is. I like the women better.


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No, unfortunately she can't really even hold a pencil. A fork was about as good as it got ... So she never really played with legos or blocks or dressed a doll or even did peg puzzles ... I'm not sure about the music component ... I never heard any while I was with her either 10 years ago or now ... but she sure liked the metallic voice of that toddler helicopter!

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Thank you for the question!

Firstly, the priority should always be to implement policies that support the middle-class and working families across this country. That means addressing issues like the cost of housing, the cost of childcare, student debt, income inequality, and the fact that the United States is the only developed nation in the world that does not mandate paid sick leave and paid family leave. More fundamentally, we need to do more to create jobs that pay a living wage and offer good benefits. Secondly, the Democratic Party needs to prioritize taking real steps to combat climate change. Addressing this issue is our opportunity to create more jobs, improve our air and water quality, and improve our health. Thirdly, we need to fix our broken immigration system.

I’m not going to Congress to be one of 435 members, but to be a leader that will get things done and drive the direction of the Democratic Party. I’m not afraid to take risks, and I will always be thinking about what’s best for my constituents and my country. There are worse things in life than losing an election, and I will never let that fear stop me from advocating and fighting for these priorities.


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Ummm, one of us was/is a comedian also.

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I think the fact that so many media outlets followed our stories reached out to the women we talked to shows that that they were taken seriously. Beth


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That’s a great resource to know about. Thank you!

We rely on all of the above. We have currently been operating with mostly individual donations, a few small grants, and volunteers. We will be relying even more heavily on volunteers as we grow!

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Yes absolutely!


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Make sure they pay you in USD, not ETH.

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We played the Bataclan on the last western euro tour we did, and it was probably the best show on the whole run. I think it’s important to recognize the tragedy and have love for the victims, but not to give any additional weight to the fear. That’s not our job- our job is to put on the best show we can. That venue had an amazing crew and it was an honor to play. -eric


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No, unfortunately she can't really even hold a pencil. A fork was about as good as it got ... So she never really played with legos or blocks or dressed a doll or even did peg puzzles ... I'm not sure about the music component ... I never heard any while I was with her either 10 years ago or now ... but she sure liked the metallic voice of that toddler helicopter!

A:

Ummm, one of us was/is a comedian also.


Q:

I think the fact that so many media outlets followed our stories reached out to the women we talked to shows that that they were taken seriously. Beth

A:

That’s a great resource to know about. Thank you!

We rely on all of the above. We have currently been operating with mostly individual donations, a few small grants, and volunteers. We will be relying even more heavily on volunteers as we grow!


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Yes absolutely!

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Yo Bexx! No sweat John is hooking it up. I try to do Portland brunches any day but Sunday. Sizzle Pie is always amazing. See you Sunday. -Z


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No, unfortunately she can't really even hold a pencil. A fork was about as good as it got ... So she never really played with legos or blocks or dressed a doll or even did peg puzzles ... I'm not sure about the music component ... I never heard any while I was with her either 10 years ago or now ... but she sure liked the metallic voice of that toddler helicopter!

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There have been plenty of golden tweets that didn't get picked up, but some just silently go viral, like that picking cheeseburgers off the vine tweet.


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I think the fact that so many media outlets followed our stories reached out to the women we talked to shows that that they were taken seriously. Beth

A:

That’s a great resource to know about. Thank you!

We rely on all of the above. We have currently been operating with mostly individual donations, a few small grants, and volunteers. We will be relying even more heavily on volunteers as we grow!


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Yes absolutely!

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Yo Bexx! No sweat John is hooking it up. I try to do Portland brunches any day but Sunday. Sizzle Pie is always amazing. See you Sunday. -Z


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Are you Millennials or an older generation?

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The 5th reported person to accuse Roy Moore was Beverly Young Nelson (with the Year Book). She appears to have been brought to the media's attention by Gloria Allred. Did the WaPo vet and check her story before adding her to the Washington Post's list of accusers?


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I've been fortunate enough to never have a friend or family member go through something like this, let alone lost someone to terminal illness.

Having been around it a helluva' a lot more than me, what would be your advice/wisdom to someone who is experiencing terminal illness right now, or equally somebody who has someone close to them going through it?

Unsure why this touched me so much, but have donated to the cause because it felt so necessary. Keep up the beautiful work!

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What is the name of your parents' sushi restaurant? I would love to -roll- on by for a visit!


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Hi can you fill out my course equivalency form for Crypto? lol

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Have you guys ever driven the Alcan?


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Do you find the show somewhat accurate?

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jesus fucking christ.

this is the type of shit that tells me god left the building many many years ago.

How does a story like this weigh on your mind/heart?


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Hey Kia. I am from Europe . I have question for you. Why my Girlfriend left me ?

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Are you Millennials or an older generation?


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The 5th reported person to accuse Roy Moore was Beverly Young Nelson (with the Year Book). She appears to have been brought to the media's attention by Gloria Allred. Did the WaPo vet and check her story before adding her to the Washington Post's list of accusers?

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No questions, just wanted to say thank you for what you are doing. Can you post a donation link for us?


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What is the name of your parents' sushi restaurant? I would love to -roll- on by for a visit!

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Hi can you fill out my course equivalency form for Crypto? lol


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Would you ever consider covering Africa by Toto (kyle would have fun w that)? Also, do you guys think artists/influencers have an obligation to be politically/socially active and share their beliefs w their followers? Thanks guys, love ya lots.

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jesus fucking christ.

this is the type of shit that tells me god left the building many many years ago.

How does a story like this weigh on your mind/heart?


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Are you Millennials or an older generation?

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The 5th reported person to accuse Roy Moore was Beverly Young Nelson (with the Year Book). She appears to have been brought to the media's attention by Gloria Allred. Did the WaPo vet and check her story before adding her to the Washington Post's list of accusers?


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No questions, just wanted to say thank you for what you are doing. Can you post a donation link for us?

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What is the name of your parents' sushi restaurant? I would love to -roll- on by for a visit!


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jesus fucking christ.

this is the type of shit that tells me god left the building many many years ago.

How does a story like this weigh on your mind/heart?


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Are you all comedians who also do social media stuff, or are you just social media people?

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The 5th reported person to accuse Roy Moore was Beverly Young Nelson (with the Year Book). She appears to have been brought to the media's attention by Gloria Allred. Did the WaPo vet and check her story before adding her to the Washington Post's list of accusers?


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No questions, just wanted to say thank you for what you are doing. Can you post a donation link for us?

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What is the name of your parents' sushi restaurant? I would love to -roll- on by for a visit!


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We're a bunch of youngins


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We reached out to Gloria repeatedly to try to connect with Beverly but she did not respond. Family members also declined to talk to us. So we did not report that we had confirmed her story. - Beth

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Thank you. If you have someone you love in your life who is suffering from a terminal illness or another really hard situation, my advice is to show up. Don’t be afraid of doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing, just focus on loving that person.

Be honest. If you’re not sure what to say, tell them that. “I don’t know what to say, but I am sorry and I am here for you.” Is so much better that, “everything happens for a reason” or other cliche phrases that aren’t helpful.

When we’re hurting, even something as simple as sitting next to a person can be the most meaningful act of love. People need to be loved and understood. Just show up.

For those facing the diagnosis, my advice is that there can rarely be too much communication. Sharing feeling, needs, desires, and struggles with people you love who love you back is a critical part of living well and allowing others to help you through this really difficult time. Don’t push people away because you want to spare them and rob yourself of love in the end.

Thanks for asking this!


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Restaurant Kiyosuzu! Make sure you send me a post! I'd love to see photos!

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Your email has been queued.


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3 times! Once in a brand new Dodge Challenger in late September. That was my favorite- changing elevation, watching the leaves turn in real-time, tripping on the wildlife, and northern lights blazing the rear view mirror at night. So cool, so dangerous, so fun. -eric

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I would say somewhat.


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Sort of like it did on yours ... It is just unbelievable that a mother could do that to her own child, and not go to jail for even a day ... and even more unbelievable that strangers would take a girl like that into their home and give her a real family, despite all the work and anguish it meant for them ...

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That one is above my pay grade. Best of luck though!


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We're a bunch of youngins

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We reached out to Gloria repeatedly to try to connect with Beverly but she did not respond. Family members also declined to talk to us. So we did not report that we had confirmed her story. - Beth


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Sure! We have a crowdfunding campaign happening right now and our general donation page which you can access from our website. I will link to the crowdfunding campaign since that’s more fun! LNL Crowdfunding

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Restaurant Kiyosuzu! Make sure you send me a post! I'd love to see photos!


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Your email has been queued.

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Hi! Dude, I personally think Toto IV is a perfect album and that would be dope. Lyrics are ridiculous but those synths are so epic.

I think that if you travel as much as we do, it makes sense to share your perspectives and share your experiences. Wouldn’t call it an obligation but we feel a sense of duty for sure


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Sort of like it did on yours ... It is just unbelievable that a mother could do that to her own child, and not go to jail for even a day ... and even more unbelievable that strangers would take a girl like that into their home and give her a real family, despite all the work and anguish it meant for them ...

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We're a bunch of youngins


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We reached out to Gloria repeatedly to try to connect with Beverly but she did not respond. Family members also declined to talk to us. So we did not report that we had confirmed her story. - Beth

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Sure! We have a crowdfunding campaign happening right now and our general donation page which you can access from our website. I will link to the crowdfunding campaign since that’s more fun! LNL Crowdfunding


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Restaurant Kiyosuzu! Make sure you send me a post! I'd love to see photos!

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cough -K


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Sort of like it did on yours ... It is just unbelievable that a mother could do that to her own child, and not go to jail for even a day ... and even more unbelievable that strangers would take a girl like that into their home and give her a real family, despite all the work and anguish it meant for them ...

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Ummm, one of us was/is a comedian also.


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We reached out to Gloria repeatedly to try to connect with Beverly but she did not respond. Family members also declined to talk to us. So we did not report that we had confirmed her story. - Beth

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Sure! We have a crowdfunding campaign happening right now and our general donation page which you can access from our website. I will link to the crowdfunding campaign since that’s more fun! LNL Crowdfunding


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Restaurant Kiyosuzu! Make sure you send me a post! I'd love to see photos!

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cough -K


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Have the execs ever been pissed at you for a tweet? And have you ever had a particularly brutal one that you decided not to post?

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Based on your experience with the accusers why do you believe they chose to make themselves public now rather than during one of Judge Moore's other statewide campaigns? Do you believe the #meToo movement empowered them - or was there some other factor?


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How is the mom with breast cancer doing? I hope she is doing well and recover soon!

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Have you watched Yuri on Ice? If so, what did you think of the skate routines?

If you (or anyone else) haven't watched it, I'm linking to a video with two of the routines below. If you love ice skating, it's worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/188403329


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What would you recommend for someone that wants to get into teaching CS?

I have a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, a lot of software engineering and dev experience, and I've tutored in CS. I've also done technical training for junior team members at my current job.

I'd love to be a CS teacher, on the high school level—maybe even college, though I'm not so sure they'd take me seriously without a masters or PhD. I'm just not sure where and how to get started. I could take education classes, but my state (PA) doesn't have much in the way of certifications for computer science.

How did you get into teaching CS? Any words of wisdom for someone aspiring to teach CS?

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how did that massacre at the Bataclan impact you as a band who has spent the better part of the last decade touring playing thousands of shows?


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Just wanted to say that I think your writing is amazing, Holly Zachariah from the Columbus Dispatch came in to one of my classes and shared the lede's to some of your stories and I just had goosebumps. As an aspiring journalist, I genuinely appreciate your work!

Just wanted to ask, what advice do you have for students who want to do special project stories like this in their careers?


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Have the execs ever been pissed at you for a tweet? And have you ever had a particularly brutal one that you decided not to post?

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Based on your experience with the accusers why do you believe they chose to make themselves public now rather than during one of Judge Moore's other statewide campaigns? Do you believe the #meToo movement empowered them - or was there some other factor?


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With so many non profits that exist do you feel like your work is still meaningful? I only ask because I have concerned quitting my business to start a non profit for someone I lost but am hung up on the fear of not making a difference.

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Have you watched Yuri on Ice? If so, what did you think of the skate routines?

If you (or anyone else) haven't watched it, I'm linking to a video with two of the routines below. If you love ice skating, it's worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/188403329


Q:

What would you recommend for someone that wants to get into teaching CS?

I have a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, a lot of software engineering and dev experience, and I've tutored in CS. I've also done technical training for junior team members at my current job.

I'd love to be a CS teacher, on the high school level—maybe even college, though I'm not so sure they'd take me seriously without a masters or PhD. I'm just not sure where and how to get started. I could take education classes, but my state (PA) doesn't have much in the way of certifications for computer science.

How did you get into teaching CS? Any words of wisdom for someone aspiring to teach CS?

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Hey guys it’s Bexx I just wanted to say hello and thanks for the hook up for Sunday I messaged you on Twitter lol

I guess my question is this! What’s better? Some delicious ass Sizzle Pie slices at 2am or some delicious fuckin brunch on a Sunday morning?

Love y’all byeeeeee


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Just wanted to say that I think your writing is amazing, Holly Zachariah from the Columbus Dispatch came in to one of my classes and shared the lede's to some of your stories and I just had goosebumps. As an aspiring journalist, I genuinely appreciate your work!

Just wanted to ask, what advice do you have for students who want to do special project stories like this in their careers?

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Have the execs ever been pissed at you for a tweet? And have you ever had a particularly brutal one that you decided not to post?


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Based on your experience with the accusers why do you believe they chose to make themselves public now rather than during one of Judge Moore's other statewide campaigns? Do you believe the #meToo movement empowered them - or was there some other factor?

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With so many non profits that exist do you feel like your work is still meaningful? I only ask because I have concerned quitting my business to start a non profit for someone I lost but am hung up on the fear of not making a difference.


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Have you watched Yuri on Ice? If so, what did you think of the skate routines?

If you (or anyone else) haven't watched it, I'm linking to a video with two of the routines below. If you love ice skating, it's worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/188403329

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Hey PTM, huge fan. What would you say your most underrated song is?


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Just wanted to say that I think your writing is amazing, Holly Zachariah from the Columbus Dispatch came in to one of my classes and shared the lede's to some of your stories and I just had goosebumps. As an aspiring journalist, I genuinely appreciate your work!

Just wanted to ask, what advice do you have for students who want to do special project stories like this in their careers?

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Are you Millennials or an older generation?


Q:

Based on your experience with the accusers why do you believe they chose to make themselves public now rather than during one of Judge Moore's other statewide campaigns? Do you believe the #meToo movement empowered them - or was there some other factor?

A:

With so many non profits that exist do you feel like your work is still meaningful? I only ask because I have concerned quitting my business to start a non profit for someone I lost but am hung up on the fear of not making a difference.


Q:

Have you watched Yuri on Ice? If so, what did you think of the skate routines?

If you (or anyone else) haven't watched it, I'm linking to a video with two of the routines below. If you love ice skating, it's worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/188403329

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Hey PTM, huge fan. What would you say your most underrated song is?


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We do stop ourselves from posting some stuff. Might save those ones for r/roastme

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It's hard to say whether they were influenced by the broader national environment. As for Leigh Corfman, her reasons for coming forward now were detailed in the story. She did think about coming forward during an earlier campaign, but was concerned about repercussions for her young children. - Stephanie


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Thanks for asking - all things considered, she’s doing well and I am really excited to see her again!

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Thanks, I'll check it out!


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In general, I do think we need to encourage more people with your kind of experience into the classroom. Unfortunately I'm not an expert on getting through state certifications. You may be better off working backward: find the schools or universities nearest you and ask them how you can pitch in.

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We played the Bataclan on the last western euro tour we did, and it was probably the best show on the whole run. I think it’s important to recognize the tragedy and have love for the victims, but not to give any additional weight to the fear. That’s not our job- our job is to put on the best show we can. That venue had an amazing crew and it was an honor to play. -eric


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We teach individuals and organizations how to respond to outdoor emergencies, especially in remote environments, as well as wilderness medical certification programs, and technical outdoor skills. I developed the curriculum myself based on my experience as a professional outdoor rescuer and wildland firefighter. I am a Search and Rescue Technician, Ropes Rescue trained, Swift Water Rescue Technician, helicopter host rescue trained, confined space rescue trained, former EMT, and I am working on the first national certification program for basic outdoor safety and survival. Here is my catalog https://www.californiasurvivaltraining.com/our-courses

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Hey, thanks to Holly! That's great to hear! ... As for advice, I think you have to start small, write a little narrative around a city council meeting, find a scene to illuminate a larger news story in 1,000 words or less, practice writing about senses: taste and smell, especially. Then find a project you can do while you're still covering news. You don't want to check out for six months, put all your eggs in that basket, and have it not be the most monumental thing you've ever accomplished. But if you're still writing dailies and covering news now and then, you can better chip away a project, and convince the editors to give you time to report once you've done some work on your own and know more what the story is ... also, find a great photographer to partner with. All my best projects have been a true collaboration with a photographer who is going out and doing the reporting and watching the scenes unfold with me, not after the fact. And it helps immeasurably to have someone to talk over the story with while you're reporting, before you start writing.

Some other advice, which you didn't ask for, but since I wrote this to a college journalism student not long ago ... she asked me what advice my 50-year-old self would give to 20-year-old me, and what mistakes I had made ... so here goes:

I wish I hadn't thought I had to be so smart. When I was starting out, I was afraid the politician I was profiling would realize I didn't understand property taxes; that the hockey coach I had to interview would out me for not knowing a hat trick from a helmet; that the commercial fisherman would think me unworthy of sharing his story because I had never been on a trawler. So I tried to study as much as I could beforehand and fake my way through difficult interviews, nodding and taking notes. Then I'd sit down to write and realize I really had no idea how to explain what was going on to my readers. That wasn't fair to them -- or the subjects.

As I've gotten older, I've realized, it's okay to not know -- it can even be endearing. When you ask people to explain, tell them you're far from an expert, offer that you have to be able to break this down so all the audience can understand, subjects appreciate that. They want to help you get what they're doing, see what's important to them. They don't want you to BS them, or get it wrong. So they won't see you as dumb but rather as smart for asking so many questions, for admitting your fallibility, for wanting to get it right.

Instead of trying to stay out of the story, I wish I had shared myself more. I thought it was important for a reporter to remain on the sidelines, sort of sheltered from her subjects, and in the early years I think I used my notebook as a shield. I was asking people all these questions, sometimes really personal questions, but I never let them know that I was only 25, or was scared of sharks, or that my car had broken down on the way to the interview and that's why I was so flustered and late. I thought I should be sort of teflon-like, untouchable. But that only shut me down, and kept people at a distance.

Being pregnant, I think, helped me move into a new phase of reporting. There was no hiding that from my sources, and it gave them something to talk about that was personal, that I couldn't keep inside, that helped them connect to me as a person -- not just a reporter. Plus, I couldn't hide that belly behind a notepad :)

Now I tell everyone I talk to that I'm a writer -- not a reporter, that sounds scary -- that I'm 46 years old, married to my college sweetie, who is a drummer, that I have two teenage boys and two crazy dogs and a turtle the size of a dinner plate. That lets them think of me as a wife, a mom, an animal lover -- not just someone who wants to dive in and ask them to open up without sharing herself. Dogs, kids and cars will get anyone talking. And it's important to talk to people, not just interview them. I also let them lead and guide the story now: Where do you want to start? What do you want people to know? (I used to think I had to be in charge ...)

I wish I hadn't thought I knew what the story was about before I reported it. When I was starting out, my editor often told me what the story was about before I ever went out to report it -- so I tried to tailor my questions and observations and even the writing to what I thought the editor wanted. But the story you set out to get isn't always the story that's really there, or the best way to tell it, or even a true reflection of whatever reality you're trying to capture.

I wish editors had given me more leeway to say, okay, here's an idea, now go out there then come back and tell me what you think the story is. I wish I had had more confidence to say, no, really, this is what I saw and think ... or maybe there isn't even really a story there at all. Being willing to go with your gut, to let the story morph and evolve, to see where it fits into the context of people's lives, makes the experience so much richer, the story so much better. And closer to the truth.

I wish I had pitched more stories I wanted to do, instead of tackling assignments I didn't want to do.

I wish I had done more stories I wanted to do in my own time, instead of making excuses like the editors won't give me time.

I wish I had taken more risks with my writing early on, let myself experiment with voice and dialog, different structures and chronology, trusted myself more to just tell a story and not feel like my job was to share information.

I wish I had read more short stories and fewer newspaper articles.

I wish I had attached myself to more senior writers I admired, asked more questions, gotten more advice.

I wish I had done fewer phoners and gotten sunburned on more boats.

I wish I had known that it was okay to make mistakes, that no matter how brilliant -- or bad -- your story is, another paper will come out tomorrow, so it's okay to try something that might not work. But it's not okay not to try. Or to bore yourself by always doing what's sa