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For Lovatt, though, it often wasn’t these formal speech lessons that were the most productive. It was just being together which taught her the most about what made Peter tick. “When we had nothing to do was when we did the most,” she reflects. “He was very, very interested in my anatomy. If I was sitting here and my legs were in the water, he would come up and look at the back of my knee for a long time. He wanted to know how that thing worked and I was so charmed by it.”
The dolphin who loved me

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Intimacy is not who you let touch you. Intimacy is who you text at 3am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention, when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, no matter how distracted you are.

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Unfortunately, that still is not intimacy. The described feeling is limerence - common for the way how many of us experience being in love. It is craving and hoping for the mutual intimacy, even if this means creating an illusion of its actual presence.

(Source: queerkaitlin, via neointimacy)

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10 Myths About the NSA Debunked


This is a FANTASTIC list, and extremely well-sourced. Here are the 10 pro-NSA arguments which get demolished:

  1. NSA surveillance is legal.
  2. If I’ve done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide. So why should I care about any of this?
  3. But the media says the NSA only collects my “phone metadata,” so I’m safe.
  4. Aren’t there are already checks and balances in our system to protect us against NSA overreach?
  5. But I trust Obama (Bush, the next president) on this. 
  6. But don’t private companies like Facebook already have access to and share a lot of my personal data? So what’s wrong with the government having it, too?
  7. All this surveillance is distasteful and maybe even illegal, but isn’t it necessary to keep us safe? Isn’t it for our own good? Haven’t times changed and shouldn’t we acknowledge that?
  8. Terrorists are everywhere and dangerous.
  9. We’ve stayed safe. Doesn’t that just prove all the government efforts have worked?
  10. But doesn’t protecting America come first — before anything?

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