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Posted on June 12 at 6:13 a.m.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
"As a Contractor (NOT sent Overseas), I have witnessed countless leaders who were failures as soldiers and contractors who received medals of Valor, Purple Hearts, Bronze/Silver Stars but NEVER completed the act to receive them, ....:" How would you know this, have access to this sort of information? Seriously, aren't you (per your posts here) basically a security guard in the DC area?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but how does that give you access to the insider-type information you sometimes purport to have?
Regarding Bergdahl, enlisting in the Army was an informed choice, a poor one for him to be sure, but a choice he made nonetheless. Actions indeed have consequences even if that sentiment has entered the realm of cliche.

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Posted on June 8 at 8:04 p.m.

I've noticed the same thing with signage in public places. Additionally , my kids at one time attended a school where most people were Spanish speaking (by and large, we all got along fine), but the school's news bulletins and such were frequently-bi-illiterate.
Unfortunately, being able to speak or communicate in one's native language (including English) doesn't mean that one can also write it clearly and effectively.
A visitor from South America once told me that most (Spanish language) signs she saw in local buses, banks etc. were really in what it sometimes referred to as "Spanglish."
Basic editing/ proofreading skills as well as general grammatical knowledge are on the decline everywhere and seemingly no longer taught in many schools regardless of the language of instruction.

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Posted on June 5 at 6:16 a.m.

If one watched even a few minutes of his nauseating videos or even skimmed through his so-called "manifesto," it's certainly clear that this killer hated a lot of people. It's also clear that his main intent was to inflict maximum damage on those various groups whom he hated and that most of his sick focus was indeed on women. Had he gotten into the sorority the casualty figures would have been different both in numbers and the gender of the victims. Thank god that didn't happen.

I will never understand why people need to (further) twist these already sad, painful and horrific events to their own somewhat warped agendas seeing some sort of "bias" in the reality that women were indeed the focal point of the killer's rage despite the male-female ratio of victims here.
Talk about "brain dead ideology." Seriously, do you guys have wives, daughters, girlfriends? Mothers at least?

On Mass Murder Spawns Talk About Treatment of Women

Posted on June 5 at 6 a.m.

Great story and very well written. Nice illustration of the inherent power of education combined with solid individual determination. Continued good luck and success to this young man.

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Posted on June 2 at 5:55 a.m.

It's pretty obvious that the comment made by BC was in _response_ to (and implicitly critical of) some equally obvious racist trolling by "Dewdly."

ETR seems to be taking faux offense over his dismissal of "gangsta rap" and making assumptions based on that.
I happen to agree with BC on that one (gangsta rap), but to each his own and all that.

Not liking a particular example of "art" (quotes there are for you, ETR.
I think we had this discussion once before) that is associated with a particular group or culture is _not_ tantamount to disparaging the group that may produce most of it.

If, for example, I didn't like opera, am I then anti-......?

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Posted on May 31 at 4:49 p.m.

Hah! Thanks, DD, for my chuckle of the day. I have no "fear" of educators. What makes you think that?

I'm pretentious? Read some of your own know-it-all, sanctimonious posts.

Haven't smoked a bone in decades, but I think I like being called "z."

Have a nice, "teacherly" day.

You can have the last word on this one.

On Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?

Posted on May 31 at 3:55 p.m.

No. As I already stated, I assume that most people here are _not _idiots who need to be "taught" by a smarter-than-you -are "educator."
Indeed, you may qualify as "Dr. Overly Obvious."
Have a nice day. Based on your comment at 2:23, though, perhaps you're already well into your third Midori sour or something like that this afternoon.

On Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?

Posted on May 31 at 3:29 p.m.

Uhm, yeah, sure, Dr.Dan, but I was assuming that most people here aren't idiots and would be able to figure out the reference or google it themselves if it were something unknown to them.

On Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?

Posted on May 31 at 1:27 p.m.

Epimenides: "All Cretans are liars."

On Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?

Posted on May 28 at 2:01 p.m.

Wrong board? Think there's another site in town for the uber-conscious dog and cat people who like to fret and rant about this stuff.

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