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Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

~Margaret Mead

I can't breathe.

~Eric Garner

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THIS IS ONLY A TEST

This is a test of the Emergency Blogging System. This is only a test.

If there were an actual emergency in the barefooted blogging area, you would not be reading this message.

This concludes this test of the Emergency Blogging System.

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Stay Strong, Ferguson

The Grand Jury decision regarding whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown will be announced tonight. Should there be an indictment, the charges levied against him will be included in the statement. The stage has been set for quite some time - the question now is the theatre itself.

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State Of Emergency In Ferguson

No shit.

I have never been one to engage in conspiracy theories, and it is not my intent to start now. But I am starting to feel like we're in a dangerous time warp.

This. Is. Wrong.

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Wet Shoes

Hi there, come on in.

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Optical Illusions

They say a picture paints a thousand words. There's a reason that phrase has been used in song and prose, spanning the years and provoking our imagination. We believe those six words to be true because they speak to the very core of who we are, what we innately desire communication to be. A pure, unadulterated description without motive or hidden agenda -- we see in a picture an innocence lost in words. Yet we rarely consider that pictures can lie.

Perhaps it would be more succinct to say that pictures can manipulate, by virtue of the fact that they can be easily manipulated. No, I'm not referring to Photoshop or the like, although it would be the easiest example. What I am suggesting is a far more insidious method of alteration, one that carries the heft of a new word: Optics. Ah, therein lies the rub.

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A Thank You Note

Dear Dagblog,

Just a quick note to say "thanks" for all your efforts to make us happy! You even went so far as to disappear for over a day, which must have been hard for someone who loves to be seen as much as you do. But you did it for us. Your facelift is amazing! Just enough change to enhance your natural qualities while staying true to the Dagblog we've grown to love.

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Breathe

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is in turmoil. There's no end to the bad news, no rest for the weariest information Googler or cable news addict. The constant bombardment of brightly colored linkiness is just enough to keep us hooked. Funnily enough, once we check the TV for breaking news, our handheld whatevers for in-depth website analysis and favorite blogs for our opinions, we're kinda let down. Deflated balloons in need of someone else's hot air. How fortunate that it's always abundantly available.

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Personnel File

Good morning, employee. I am the Benevolent Overseer of Subservient Subordinates. You may refer to me as BOSS. I understand that you and the other female employees have some questions, and I am pleased to address your concerns. However, bear in mind that while your time is at my disposal your speech is strictly limited, so keep your input to a minimum. Proceed.

You wish to lodge a what?

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WHAT'S IN A WORD?

Reparation. It's a word that elicits gut reactions and knee-jerk commentary. It serves as a blanket to both cover our ills and comfort our transgressions. Yet its fabric cannot repair or replace broken dreams or tears shed long ago. History cannot be changed. But can the glaring holes in the blanket be stitched with inferior threads by a shameful country? Case in point:

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