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Catherine Fitzpatrick
New York City
Russian translator, blogger, news writer, human rights activist, and long-time student of international affairs.
Interests: International affairs, Russia, Central Asia, civil society, human rights, humanitarian issues, governance, NGOs, UN, OSCE, Gov 2.0, virtual worlds, Internet policy, digital law, cyberspace
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Facebook removed this post as "spam" -- I don't know whether it was merely because of its length (they could just give that simple answer, and so, so that's not it) or because it challenges their own received wisdom on Kavanaugh, who knows. So it goes here. To summarize: this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Wired State
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I recently bought more land inworld for my existing rental communities (see for example this great furnished and landscaped camp in Hector). So now I have a few parcels for sale in separate areas: Teleport to Derwent Rent for $1200/wk/1405 prims or buy for $45,000 Teleport to Atis Rent for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
I love all these things! Dragon Magick Wares Temple Of The Moon Marcus Inkpen's Retreat Dryads etched glass & waterfall by Quiet Sinatra The Cave. Mesh by Ivrai Abramovic F*Firenze Bowl Laurel by Terra d'ombrA Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
I rarely have "Marketplace Madness," a close relative of "Rental Dementia," but sometimes it comes up. A person who buys a cat on the MP likely already knows something about the Kittycats -- if they don't, they will learn. I suspect this person knows but is just concocting drama to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Second Thoughts
I gave a rule in areas that only cost 0.66/prim -- which is subsidized, in the land preserve, where I am trying to offset costs and keep nice wooded areas open to the public -- that the limit is one per person. Most people abide by this. Some rip me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Second Thoughts
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Remember this? You would if you were a child in the 1950s. You may know doobeedoo Littlething. I always had admiration for her, she ran several gatcha stores and her tastes in gatcha were similar to mine, her displays were nice and easy to get around and the prices, while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Second Thoughts
Some tenants are just really super needy, and they adapt a learned helplessness and keep asking for service or asking questions they know the answers to just to socialize and get attention. I'm not good at giving it to them. As I always say, if you are unhappy with your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Second Thoughts
Look over to your right. See my Twitter feed? For some reason, the Twitter feed function from SL is working to send text, SLURLS AND Photos, but the Postcard function doesn't send the photos. It works maybe 10 percent of the time with Typepad, I can't get it fixed (it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
This was quite remarkable! I was invited to show Ravenglass and SL Public Land Preserve on the "Designing Worlds" virtual world TV program. The hosts are Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Riel and they do a remarkable job of rendering our world and its experiences. They are both professionals in RL.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
Eric Chenoweth June 13 at 3:27pm · I am always intrigued by those commenting on how any changes to admissions to the specialized schools will "wreck" or "destroy" these "special" "jewels" of the New York education system. Richard Cohen has decided to comment on something he knows little about and to slander Bill DeBlasio with this idiocy: "Stuyvesant’s student body is majority Asian American. The mayor thinks this is a 'monumental injustice....'" No. What is an injustice is that 0.69 percent of Stuyvesant's students are African American and only slightly more Latino in a city with a 70 percent black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at The Park Bench
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SO, I'm never sentimental about free gifts at events, I think they should have less of them. I examine each one before I take it, then I still throw some out when I get home and unpack. BTW among this batch you will likely see an earlier Redeux gifts round... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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50L Friday was awful today -- not a single thing to get, in my view. I mean Home & Garden because I don't bother with clothes. I was thinking Midsummer Enchantment would have things I like -- nope, stuff I have, or like what I have. I love LORE, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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So I had to fly out to Marietta, which I usually have to do when these awful Communists (yes, there are still Communists in this day and age, despite everything!) attack my Memorial to the Victims of Communism there, which I deliberately stationed next to the PCI or whatever it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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These are great. And I may go back and get them. They were at Cosmopolitan (I think). I'm just saving my money at the moment. There is nothing wrong with not buying everything you want at an event, and then paying 20% more for it later when you want to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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I saw this kitchen by Duvet Day, and I thought, this is a great kitchen solution for those who fear kitchens. I like the olive drab colour. Last night I put in this bright blue Merak kitchen which I also bought at the time thinking, "I need all-in-one kitchens so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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I am just avoiding most of the events. I felt the need for a break. I then maybe take a peek at SeraphimSL as a break from my RL work slogs -- and then I say "yuck, I'm going back to my fast." I might then drop in and spend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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Pan had this hobby table for only like $75 I think. And the painting was $150. At Cosmopolitan. I need this for the display in Ross. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized
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I got them at Cosmopolitan Shopping Sim. And now I can't remember who made them or what they cost although I already put them in a customer's sky home that he wanted me to decorate because they are wonderful and versatile. So I will be back with these credits soon. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Ravenglass Customized