@sharilyn Pedestrians only have the right of way at an intersection. Crossing between intersections is illegal, it's called "jaywalking". Jaywalking is illegal for a reason: to make pedestrian traffic predictable, so cars and bikes know when and where to look for people. When people cross the street in the middle, they put themselves at risk.
@915537378@twitter There, you said it clearly and plainly, perfectly. I liked this post, but the author could have been a bit more direct, as you are.
@Kalorama_Kat No schtick, no irony. This is how they all talk. And that's why I left NYC. Ha ha.
@HelloTheFuture Fantastic response! So good.
This bullshit is why I left NYC after 12 years. $6000 for a dump in a shitty neighborhood. Ridiculous!
Oh I remember working at The Gap in the 90s and all the corporate bullshit we had to put up with, all to make…what was it then $3.50 an hour? It's ridiculous to expect minimum wage employees to loose their identity just to make minimum wage.
@David Pittelli@facebook Absolutely. We need to question all concussions based on data, not just social science. Obviously, data can be collected and manipulated in such a way to support the scientist's world view / political agenda, sometimes without them even knowing it. Journalists should be doing this work as part of reporting, but since they're not (unless it conflicts with their world view or the viewpoint of their employer), we need to do the work for ourselves. There is so much hysteria in journalism right now, it's ridiculous.
@Maura Johnston Every time data is used to make a shocking prediction or contrarian conclusion we need to question where the data came from, who it came from, the instruments they used to collect the data, the methodology they used to collect the data, the math they used to come to their conclusions, etc. All of it. Every time. Even when the shocking prediction supports your world view.
We need to exercise our critical thinking skills because journalists certainly aren't.
@katherine Oh I was saying that he's having a psychosomatic reaction to the idea of her cheating on him, i.e., the burning sensation was all in his head because he could not stop thinking about her sleeping with other dudes. I once had a boyfriend who reacted the same way. He got these weird STI symptoms and would accuse me of cheating…but the doctor could not find a thing wrong with him.
@antarctica starts here Or the he does't even really have herpes? I mean, a burning sensation could mean a lot of things. It could also be a psychosomatic response to perceived infidelity. The LW doesn't mention a diagnosis.