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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #285 on: October 21, 2020, 06:41:00 AM »
Certain members of the staff are now receiving weekly commodities distributions.  They are even getting them at work, instead of having to go to fetch them.  They are sharing the fruits, vegetables, etc. that they receive with friends and family.  Sometimes there are more apples and onions than they need, so they leave these in the staff break room.  That's where I get my occasional free apples.  I've also been taking some of the onions home.  I don't know what the situation is like elsewhere, but around here COVID-19 related measures to get agricultural surpluses to those who need it are improving the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for a lot of people.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #286 on: October 21, 2020, 07:11:34 AM »
That is so thoughtful.

Glad you can make use of them!

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #287 on: October 21, 2020, 07:24:43 AM »
When someone shows you who they are (repeatedly, over a period of months/years, with no variations ever) believe them.

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« Reply #288 on: October 21, 2020, 07:57:19 AM »
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Well, I don't always agree, to put it mildly, but credit where credit is due:

Solid, solid burn, because it is grounded in truth.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #289 on: October 21, 2020, 07:19:43 PM »
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So, you see adjuncts as oppressed by the tenure-track and cry "injustice," but you can't see see systemic racism and white fragility as real things?

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« Reply #290 on: Today at 06:34:33 AM »
Right, then. Irrelevant, incompetent, and immaterial, as lawyers like to say--the kind of response I should have expected. And me wasting perfectly good fish.

But I think I've learned my lesson at last. And to continue the fish metaphor, I definitely have bigger ones to fry.

Ignoring and letting go. Feels good.

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« Reply #291 on: Today at 06:40:05 AM »
I find the "ignore" function is a boon to mental health.
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« Reply #292 on: Today at 07:00:48 AM »
Agreed.
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little bongo

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« Reply #293 on: Today at 07:08:42 AM »
Thank you, downer and Langue_doc. I will investigate the "ignore" function, and commit to the DNFTT philosophy. I could use all the boons to mental health I can get.

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« Reply #294 on: Today at 07:44:14 AM »
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So, you see adjuncts as oppressed by the tenure-track and cry "injustice," but you can't see see systemic racism and white fragility as real things?


White fragility - when you talk about race, white people get uncomfortable, so we clam up. Silence is violence. Stop being violent. Say something. Don't say what you're thinking, read the script and confess. Say what you're thinking, you bigot. Stop being a jerk.

Systemic racism - black people have to attend inferior schools? Let's do something about it, if we have the intelligence to. Let's not incarcerate poor people indefinitely over relatively minor offenses. Give them freedom and another chance. Too many illegal aliens might be bringing down wages at the bottom. Things to think about.

Anti racism is a religion that makes certain white people (mostly affluent)  feel cleansed. It has little connection to a serious results-oriented effort to see more people prosper, live in safe communities and have better lives.

Tenure - if the teaching is done by people who can't make a living at it, something is wrong. Unless this work is not important. If this work is not important then the students are not important. That's where we are.
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« Reply #295 on: Today at 08:01:11 AM »
Thank you, downer and Langue_doc. I will investigate the "ignore" function, and commit to the DNFTT philosophy. I could use all the boons to mental health I can get.

Take good care of yourself, little bongo.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #296 on: Today at 08:10:58 AM »
Thank you, downer and Langue_doc. I will investigate the "ignore" function, and commit to the DNFTT philosophy. I could use all the boons to mental health I can get.

Take good care of yourself, little bongo.

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