Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Reading

Risky Date
by Robot Hugs
It is STUPID and AWFUL that we are expected to constantly be smart, aware, strong, reactive, proactive, and sober enough to prevent our own assaults. It is STUPID and AWFUL that if we do anything, ANYTHING, like have a glass of wine, or walk home, or smile at someone, or not smile at someone, that we are somehow in that way shouldering responsibility for someone deliberately, maliciously harming us.
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The primary object
by Sometimes It's Just a Cigar
In 1829 Sir Richard Mayne, one of the first Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police and a good answer in a pub quiz (because some people will always say Robert Peel, rather than Mayne and Rowan) wrote ‘The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime: the next that of detection and punishment of offenders if crime is committed. To these ends all the efforts of police must be directed. The protection of life and property, the preservation of public tranquillity, and the absence of crime, will alone prove whether those efforts have been successful and whether the objects for which the police were appointed have been attained.’
Read More at Sometimes It's Just a Cigar


Remaining Episodes of Selfie Available on Hulu
by Angry Asian Man
If you were bummed about ABC's premature cancellation of Selfie after just seven episodes -- whether you're a fan or simply never got around to watching it -- you'll be happy to know that the remaining six unaired episodes of the show, starring John Cho and Karen Gillan, will be available for streaming on Hulu. 
Read More at Angry Asian Man


Jealousy and Language
by Jeana Jorgensen
Since I have the good fortune to be a relatively un-jealous person, friends often come to me for advice about how to handle jealousy issues. A lot of the time, our conversations revolve around communication and language. First, I think it’s important to learn about the concept of compersion, which is the opposite of jealousy in that you learn to be happy that your loved ones are having fuller experiences, rather than sad or angry at being left out.
Read More at Sex Ed with Dr. Jeana


5 Stories That Prove Police Are Just as Terrifying in Canada
by Adam Tod Brown
That police in Saskatoon would routinely take First Nation people picked up for being drunk and disorderly to the outskirts of town, often during the winter, and tell them to sober up on the walk home was common knowledge in the area. The act of doing that actually has a name. It's called a "Midnight Blue Tour" or "Starlight Tour", and that it was commonplace in Saskatoon was more like a legend at the time, but one based on the fact that, over the years, several First Nation people in Saskatoon turned up dead of hypothermia on the edge of town, for reasons that no one could ever really explain.
Read more at Cracked


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train



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