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Thinking on creative work in times of real political trouble

Given the election of Donald Trump, I'm conflicted about spending my free time on creative work. I am committed to taking small, regular actions like calling my congressman, or maybe doing a phone bank or two, but I'm inclined to spend my free 40-60 minutes each weekday (I'm a parent with a full-time job) on things I find interesting and not at all related to politics. However, given how dire our situation seems, this seems irresponsible. This issue does seem like the kind of thing that people would have written about at length in the past. Can you point me at that work? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Nov 27, 2016 - 20 answers

Sending follow up letter to the job I had to back out of - help or hurt?

Backed out of a job under duress. Thinking of sending a follow up letter to perhaps explain the circumstances and perhaps soften their perception of me. Good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Are victims of coersion and threat legally responsible for commiting crimes under duress?

Legal hypothesis (from a recent episode of Flashpoint): What are you responsible for in the eyes of the court (US) if you commit a crime (let's say robbery) under duress (threat of death)? Does that change if you commit murder? Does that change if its not you being threatened, but your kidnapped daughter? [more inside]
posted by unrequited on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Man is a complicating creature, which only simplifies under duress.

Please help me identify the author and exact text of a quote. To paraphrase, "Man is a complicating creature, which only simplifies under duress." [more inside]
posted by degrees_of_freedom on Sep 11, 2009 - 3 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

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