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No Mr.Trump, The Women’s March Wasn’t About The Lowest Female Unemployment In 18 Years



You know, a couple of generations ago, women were struggling to find their place in society.   We struggled to emerge from predominantly being the keepers and managers of our homes and families to join the work force and be accepted more regularly in fields that were saturated with men.  We were struggling with the choice to accept our current roles in the home or to evolve into something more.   Something that equaled our partners.

And then once women were seen more and more in the workforce we struggled with being heard.   With feeling like our ideas and theories and methods were not only as valid as our male counterparts, but perhaps sometimes superior.    And then we struggled to be compensated equally for equal contributions.   And we still struggle with that today.

So no, feminism for me doesn’t have anything to do with how many women hold this office or that…

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Did Arthur Miller ever say, “Why aren’t *you* married to Marilyn Monroe?”

Why can’t *you* get one of the 6% of permanent jobs?


Meritocracy Is a Lie

Disappointed with SoundHound

I posted this 2-star review on GooglePlay:

I was looking for an app that could identify songs from humming, which this purports to do. The song database seems to be limited to the 21st century. The song I wanted to identify is almost certainly from the ’60s, and it wasn’t found. Test songs didn’t work, either. Test songs included “14 or Fight” from Wild in the Streets, “Pentecost Hotel” by Nirvana (UK), “One Day” by Genesis, and “Non più andrai” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Two didn’t register any matches. “Pentecost Hotel” got me “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” by Stars. The Mozart got me “Glad You Came” by The Wanted, and both got me some stuff in Chinese. I have sung opera professionally, so I find it difficult to blame my humming. Either the database is poor or the pitch recognition. This may be a good app to identify recorded music as you’re hearing it, but as an app to hum something from memory, it’s a loser. I asked it to play “One Day” by Genesis, and it did, after it first decided that I wanted “Hey” by Genesis, so I’m not sure how it failed to understand a rendition of the chorus by a professional caliber singer.

Meeting Nigel

Nigel is the social services director at the shelter and has taken over my case since the departure of my case manager over a month ago.

He is convinced that I am doing something wrong in terms of my applying for work, and that we need to find out what that is.  He isn’t ready to throw up his hands and say, “It’s the economy!” the way so many people “helping” me with my resume have done, but the “blame the victim” mentality on his part was palpable as he asked me irrelevant questions like “drug of choice,” which I answered jokingly, “sugar,” which he proceeded to take seriously.  He also seemed to think my lack of interviews has to do with some sort of undiagnosed mental health issue on my part, a patently illogical belief that would make sense if and only if I were interviewing on a regular basis, which I am not. He wants me to apply for disability again, which just last month Twitter trolls were accusing me of fraud for having done in the past.  He told me to go back to Coalition for the Homeless, where I was unimpressed by Tony Taylor, and to speak to Katie Mack.  I’m not waiting in line in the morning to speak to her via Coalition for the Homeless’s standard first fifty in the morning policy.  If he wants me to speak to her, whom he says can help get me disability, then he needs to get me an appointment.  Otherwise it’s definition of insanity.


Twitter’s Insanity

They allow someone like @LauraLoomer (formerly of the fraudulent Project Veritas) directing hate against Muslims on Twitter, but after reading and rereading what Twitter’s Terms of Service say about “targeted harassment,” I can only conclude that they suspended my account for being anti-killer cop. That’s pretty hypocritical for a company that has #BlackLivesMatter painted on its office wall.

2016 was a dumpster fire of a year for Twitter. Abusive language and toxic interaction became the norm across the microblogging site as it saw a dramatic rise in activity from users on the far right and their crystallization into the Alt-Right movement. But for as painful as last year was for the company, 2017 has seen it steadfastly refuse to do little else but pour more gasoline on the flames. The face in the shrubs you see above is one Jason Kessler. You might remember him from the “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia this past August. He was not only the event&#8217

via Twitter can’t separate verification from validation — AIVAnet

Twitter Continues Its Dishonest, Unethical Practices

I received another denial from Twitter at 2:48 PM. They still have refused to supply a reasonable explanation for their doing so:


Case# 74789005: Appealing an account suspension – @scottandrewh [ ref:_00DA0K0A8._5004A1KAx2f:ref ]


2:48 PM (2 hours ago)

to me


Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating the Twitter Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against participating in targeted abuse.

In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs on our platform, we do not tolerate abusive behavior. This includes behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence someone else’s voice.

You can learn more about our rules against abusive behavior here:



I went to Twitter’s New York headquarters and asked to speak with customer service.  There were three security guards there, two at a desk and one standing.  One pulled out the below sheet of paper, which I photographed after filling out, although I unfortunately didn’t take a safety shot, and my hand was shaking too much with nervousness.  It should be reasonably legible though.  I doubt it will accomplish anything, but appealing my case is doing exactly I did when I reported @VerbotenPublish et al.’s abusive tweets to me, nothing.
At least this tells them that there is a real person behind the Twitter handle whose bots have unreasonably kept me off the site while allowing vicious attackers to remain.
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