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The only way I could work out to fix the formatting issues (where point size varied for no reason and underlining got tossed in at random) was to remove all formatting in the original document and reinsert links by hand.

Marvel at the new list!

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Various attempts to shore up my dwindling income have failed to achieve their necessary goals so as of the 28th, I don't have a house. Friends and family are helping with the accommodations and moving my stuff into storage. I don't think I am quite up to doing five reviews a week and packing my household so review frequency may drop a bit for the next week or so.

Fig and Ibid will likely have to be re-homed.

Whoot!

Jun. 20th, 2017 06:06 pm
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Another UWTC season is nearly over and once again I am permitted to leave my dress shoes in their bag in coat check.

question

Jun. 20th, 2017 12:08 pm
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Is it the custom to pay babysitters at least minimum wage? On the one hand, if minimum wage laws do not apply, why spend a penny more than one has to on the person into whose care one is placing one's children? On the other, arguably it is wrong to teach young people to undervalue their labour. Others might argue that it is very good to teach young people not to value their labour overmuch, as that training will prepare them for a life of unpaid internships.

Context: in my day, it was not uncommon for kids to be expected to donate their labour out of duty and not being permitted to say no. And that was on a farm, where there was a certain risk of getting pulled into a bailing machine or run over by a harrow. But human litters were bigger back then, and you could lose one or two kids here and there without endangering the lineage.
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Because I guided someone to the vending machines, I missed the 8. Because I missed the 8, I had time to notice I forgot to leave my name tag. Because I had to return it, I was in the right place at the right time to help a kid and dad find a bandaid for the kid. When I walked back to the other 8 stop, the other number 8 was one minute away.
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Enraged by how her dad sidelined her education on the apparent assumption she was just going to get married to the next single male she met who she wasn't actually related to, and alarmed by what happened to both her mother and grandmother's careers, Meade Stone sets up the first women's collective in deep space.
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June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova first woman to fly in space.
June 16, 2012, Liu Yang first Chinese woman to fly in space.

Sally Ride, 1st American woman in space, went up June 18, 1983. I wonder if at any point the plan was to launch on the 16th?

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