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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: January 17, 2008, 01:58:13 PM »

im all for immigration

and if they REALLY wanted to stop illegal border crossings, they wouldn't waste money on a fence.  they would use land mines.  illegal crossings would stop the next day.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Thoughts/Rants - Poll: Morals
« on: January 17, 2008, 10:16:06 AM »

Dear Prudence,
I'm a college student in my 20s who has a part-time job at a nonprofit environmental organization. The work is very stressful and challenging, but I love what I do. Unfortunately, I have a problem with two of my bosses. One of them is an outspoken radical anarchist vegan ultra-feminist who refers to herself as a dyke. The other is just a feminist. At work, we have a "positive and progressive atmosphere" where what matters most about any type of interaction is "impact versus intent." I'm constantly being corrected, chastised, and punished for using the wrong words. I was reprimanded once because my boss overheard my conversation with a co-worker about my girlfriend. She poked her way into our conversation, asked me some probing questions, and left, then later confronted me in private. She was disgusted that I was talking about my inappropriate and immoral relationship. She said that because I mentioned my "girlfriend," she could only assume I'm a pedophile, because a "girl" is a prepubescent woman. As the rules of the office stated, what mattered was that she was "impacted." The other day I was corrected for referring to one of our members as a "wonderful lady." It turns out lady is also sexist and classist. It can be hard to be productive when I'm always walking on eggshells. I don't think I'm politically incorrect, and I'm always censoring myself, but why do they get to be themselves at work, while I have to pretend to be someone else?

sounds like a dream job.   ::)   and you'll have to click on the link to find the reply...

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: January 17, 2008, 07:02:01 AM »;_ylt=Ai74zyLEMkbF.sabf90cwzGs0NUE

Court documents filed this week by the FBI state that Laurean, 21, told members of his Marine Corps unit he would flee to Mexico if it appeared he would be found guilty of rape. Laurean's wife also told authorities she believed he would head to Mexico if he was in trouble.

now, why didnt these marines inform their superiors of this?!?!?!  >:(

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Politics
« on: January 16, 2008, 10:04:00 AM »

whats really amazing is the current congress has decided they arent going to really try and make this president accountable for his actions.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:39:24 AM »

A baffling proposal to filter the Internet.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: January 15, 2008, 08:23:48 AM »

Report: Studios cancel writers contracts

ack, my shows!!!!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Various news links
« on: January 14, 2008, 06:21:37 PM »

US drafting plan to allow government access to any email or Web search

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