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Topic: Weiner's Wiener
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 5:31:51 PM
Geeman wrote:
silver wrote:
While what you say is absolutely true, keep a few things in perspective. Whenever one chooses to live in a glasshouse, one can expect such scrutiny. Some people are thrust into the public's critical eye out of the blue. He chose his profession knowingly. Whenever a public official holds office, they know they are representing the public and know they are under the public's eye more than anyone -- more than Joe Plumber, more than Suzy Homemaker. They knowingly accept a greater responsibility and a greater accountability when they take office, so please excuse me while I take out then world's smallest violin and emote. Boo hoo!

I don't think a public official has nearly the same right to privacy as a private individual, but when something this minor gets this much attention, I think we've lost perspective. It's not like the guy has secret children stashed somewhere. As sex scandals go, this thing hardly qualifies as either sex or a scandal. There are more provocative things on billboards for soft drinks. The outfits worn by some of the female newscasters bringing us the story are more provocative than the picture. I'm sure everyone reading this knows they are just a couple of clicks away from all manner of vulgarity. This thing is a non-event wrapped up in a giant, 24-hour newscycle\
Dare I say they are making a mountain out of a molehill? Sure, it might be the tip of an iceberg, but shouldn't we wait for more of a smoking gun?


Yes, it's a sex scandal and is scandalous behavior -- get over it. btw, there were x-rated media not released to the public according to CNN. Send this same kind media over your job's business media and see if your boss or your boss' boss would consider it minor. Better yet,try this: send something private to another private individual; let it leak to your boss' boss and see if he/she thinks it's minor -- I dare you. If it's not scandalous behavior as you maintain, I'm sure your boss would agree and would allow you to keep your job.
Topic: Weiner's Wiener
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 8:33:55 AM
Geeman wrote:
silver wrote:
This kind of behavior indicates a mindset that believes that consequences are for other people and demonstrates the same logic of a dolt who steps in front of moving vehicles and expects all to come to a screeching halt because they have arrived. Duh yeah, it won't happen to me, nope. Kerwham! He got splattered. Should we feel sorry for the poor misunderstood soul now that http://www.thefreedictionary.com/his guts are on the pavement for all to see? Sure, there are always self-serving, self-righteous finger pointers and evil and/or distracted drivers in the world, but the bottom line is don't step in front of fast moving vehicles unless you want to be yet another bug on the windshield of life.

OK, fair enough. But I don't know that if this kind of thing were to happen to someone in any other position the consequences would be as big. If someone around here were to send a shot of their package, I doubt even the UPS guy would care. Wiener, for several reasons, is getting a bigger backlash than would someone else. Is it really reasonable to hold public officials to such a standard? Should anyone really care any more than they do about their neighbors? If the guy next door sent me a shot of himself, I'd be annoyed, but I wouldn't try to get him fired.

While what you say is absolutely true, keep a few things in perspective. Whenever one chooses to live in a glasshouse, one can expect such scrutiny. Some people are thrust into the public's critical eye out of the blue. He chose his profession knowingly. Whenever a public official holds office, they know they are representing the public and know they are under the public's eye more than anyone -- more than Joe Plumber, more than Suzy Homemaker. They knowingly accept a greater responsibility and a greater accountability when they take office, so please excuse me while I take out then world's smallest violin and emote. Boo hoo!
Topic: word association(Psychoanalysis)
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:15:11 AM
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Topic: Weiner's Wiener
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:48:31 AM
HWNN1961 wrote:
You just cannot make this stuff up! Who needs comedy when real life is so hilarious.

I don't understand how politicians of all stripe fail to grasp that:

1. Your texts, emails, tweets, whatever your social media of choice, have a life of their own. Use good judgement before you write or post.

2. There are people out there that either want to bring you down for ideological reasons, to further their career at your expense, or to line their own pockets. These people will take advantage of your improprieties.

You'd have to have been living in a monastery for the last several years to miss the parade of humilitated and ruined politicians to miss the warning.

Or is it hubris? Do people like Weiner actually believe that they are different, that their misjudgements and misbehaviors won't stick to them?


This kind of behavior indicates a mindset that believes that consequences are for other people and demonstrates the same logic of a dolt who steps in front of moving vehicles and expects all to come to a screeching halt because they have arrived. Duh yeah, it won't happen to me, nope. Kerwham! He got splattered. Should we feel sorry for the poor misunderstood soul now that his guts are on the pavement for all to see? Sure, there are always self-serving, self-righteous finger pointers and evil and/or distracted drivers in the world, but the bottom line is don't step in front of fast moving vehicles unless you want to be yet another bug on the windshield of life.
Topic: Radio Gaga
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2011 4:50:07 PM
excaelis wrote:
I'm not sure if it's just a Canadian thing, but over the last few years I have noticed a tendency for radio and T.V. personalities to pronounce the words known and shown as knowen and showen. Maybe they're taught this way in broadcast pre-school ( or wherever they are trained ). It's irritating the hell out of me and I was wondering if the same tendency is common elsewhere.

( Don't even get me started on ath-a-letes and Detroy-it...)

I'm from the South, and I've never heard that pronunciation. I have heard warsh for wash and idear for idea, which goes to prove that someone someplace somewhere is always kill'n the Engleesh language. ;)
Topic: To believe in a child is to believe in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. With their combined...
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:31:41 AM
kitten wrote:
Daemon wrote:
To believe in a child is to believe in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. With their combined knowledge the turbulent seas of hate and injustice will be calmed. They will champion the causes of life's underdogs, forging a society without class discrimination. They will supply humanity with music and beauty as it has never known. They will endure. Henry James (1843-1916)


Below is the complete quote in context. It has been "sourced" but the sources give no book, paper or other place to look. The quote is beautiful.


"To believe in a child is to believe in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. With their combined knowledge the turbulent seas of hate and injustice will be calmed. They will champion the causes of life's underdogs, forging a society without class discrimination. They will supply humanity with music and beauty as it has never known. They will endure. Towards these ends I pledge my life's work. I will supply the children with tools and knowledge to overcome the obstacles. I will pass on the wisdom of my years and temper it with patience. I shall impact in each child the desire to fulfill his or her dream. I shall teach. "


peace out, >^,,^< >>>>>>>>>>>>> I think I may have found the book on Gutenberg I just need to sleep. Or perhaps he was talking to his brother?????? Think



Thank you for the rest of the quote. The thought is incomplete without it and maligns the whole point of what James was saying. He was saying, of course, that the future generation will do great things because he will pour himself into them. He will mentor them; he will sacrifice for their good; he will lay himself down as bridge for the younger generation to walk on into a better world. This concept is different than saying that the next generation will aspire to greatness simply because the human race is great and will become greater with each successive generation as the first incomplete quote implicates by focusing on the next generation instead of his responsibility to prepare the next generation.

P.S. If someone thinks sacrifice isn't implied, try being a parent or a teacher without sacrifice.
Topic: What part of speech are the 'which'es?
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:01:05 AM
Angel
mailady wrote:
"that would be wrong even in American grammar".

And don't call me "surely".


Did you mean surly or shirley? Angel
** sry, i silly
Topic: Microsoft Works
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 11:52:50 PM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Hahahah, HW!
NT was the first really working version of Windows, after all.

I can still remember reading the installing guide of Windows 386:
"Put the setup floppy in drive A: and close the door."


Now you're telling our age. Shhh
Topic: Please help me
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:15:57 PM
saria86 wrote:
We know that some women preferred to write the word women by "y" instead of "e" to become "womyn" so the word men doesn't exist in the word woman. I've presentation about this topic. I'm preparing it but I need a short video for this topic if you can write a link or a website which I can download a video from it I looked in youtube but I didn't find anything. can you help me please ???

I have not seen this spelling in my neck of the woods (usa -- southern), perhaps in a different country?
Topic: Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:43:27 AM
Daemon wrote:
<script>add2all('quote')</script><img align=left width="100" height="110" src="http://img.tfd.com/IOD/fielding.jpg">Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.<br><br><a href="http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Fielding,+Henry">Henry Fielding</a> (1707-1754)


Fashion is an attempt to dress in accordance with someone else's parameters of what is acceptable. Of course, many variations can exist within set parameters for argument's sake. However, fashion is still what someone else has declared to be "in", unless an individual is extremely famous.