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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:50PM Reply Quote
Hell, it was a popular icebreaker on the ancien boards ...

Get up close and personal with excruciating details of your quotidien
existence!

How's your dirty laundry?



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Dave Loudin – December 11, 2007 03:28PM Reply Quote
In ye olde Spork, Madaracs mentioned that he was in Farimont, WV, for some unkown reason. As I spent 6th through 10th grades there (ages 11 - 15), I am VERY curious as to how he ended up in a town that is almost always overshadowed by Clarksburg to the south and Morgantown to the north. Wassup, dude? I hope you got to try a pepperoni roll!

John Willoughby – December 12, 2007 11:23AM Reply Quote
England expects that every man will do his duty. Ha-ha!
Well, this sucks. Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's.

ghidorah – December 12, 2007 12:10PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Damit!



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Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 12, 2007 02:04PM Reply Quote
-Swine Flu free since...cough, cough...
Shit.
He's one of my favorites. But it doesn't sound too bad yet.

ghidorah – December 12, 2007 02:33PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
he seems to be going is with a positive outlook, its a damn shame though

ARL (Moderator) – December 16, 2007 02:45PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Crap! Well, 36 plus books and counting isn't too bad...

tliet – December 17, 2007 11:34PM Reply Quote


What a sad world we're living in these days... When will people start to wake up?



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Mokers – December 18, 2007 05:09AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I really wanted to finish that video, but it was so boring. Do you perhaps have a link to somebody who perhaps writes about the incident, preferably in a semi-coherent matter?

tliet – December 18, 2007 05:25AM Reply Quote
I guess that's our fate these days, the story of our continuing loss of freedom is considered boring.



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tliet – December 18, 2007 05:48AM Reply Quote
DPBD

Here, maybe this one is more interesting...

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A Yemeni man never charged by the U.S. details 19 months of brutality and psychological torture -- the first in-depth, first-person account from inside the secret U.S. prisons. A Salon exclusive.

Cloudscout – December 18, 2007 06:48AM Reply Quote
Me, I want a hula-hoop.
I'm with Remy on this one. I don't like news presented as art. I prefer the old fashioned way of providing a summary of the story up front and then filling in factual details. I made it half way through and realized that they weren't interested in telling me what happened, they were only interested in marching me towards a forced sense of empathy. If you just tell me what happened, I can manage my own empathy. I don't need music and A&E-style photo montages.

El Jeffe – December 18, 2007 07:16AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
strike TWO

What a journey.

rino – December 18, 2007 07:59AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
What continuing loss of freedom?!

To label everything in a woeful manner does it injustice. Speaking so generally of life is not useful.

This seems to be an incident of misunderstanding, unfortunate as hell but does not represent a broad loss of freedom. The man just traveled, what, 1000 miles ... that's pretty nice.

I'm not trying to belittle this man's wrongful persecution but am saying I disagree that our collective situation is one of such loss.

But then, I am American, and all we do is 'export fear'...

OK OK, that was a sucker punch and I left my window wide open. It means nothing.



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Mokers – December 18, 2007 08:21AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
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Cloudscout
I'm with Remy on this one. I don't like news presented as art. I prefer the old fashioned way of providing a summary of the story up front and then filling in factual details. I made it half way through and realized that they weren't interested in telling me what happened, they were only interested in marching me towards a forced sense of empathy. If you just tell me what happened, I can manage my own empathy. I don't need music and A&E-style photo montages.

Exactly! It's not my fault some guy thought he had a story to tell, so he uses his amateur video skills to make a movie. This guy narrates his story over some footage and pictures in the background. He is trying to be an artiste. Just get your damn point across. The Salon article is a good read. Never would have gotten through it if it was made into a shitty video.

El Jeffe – December 18, 2007 09:32AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
mokers is meaner than remy ever was. Mokers needs more hollywood poontang

What a journey.

tliet – December 18, 2007 11:24AM Reply Quote
The clip is actually part of http://minimovies.org/, a site full of documentaries. This one may look amateurish, but it's most certainly not. Also, it's not news, it's actually the story of a real person behind this one page article. Articles that everybody seems to read once in a while and totally forget about the next minute.

Sheesh, are you guys so beat up by the regular media that you don't understand an art project trying to get a point across?

Cloudscout – December 18, 2007 11:54AM Reply Quote
Me, I want a hula-hoop.
As a documentary, it's not bad.

Madaracs – December 18, 2007 12:08PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I'm going to make one.

rino – December 18, 2007 01:21PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Ladies and Gentlewomen I present you:
Energy Independence and Security Act

NYTimes has a one pager with NO information.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/18/washington/18cnd-energy.html?ex=1355634000&en=975abc51ceef4120&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

The AP does a bit better.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5imPz0z6szykAL-CAKZDEZOAiDREgD8TK3FOO3


What rips me is that this passes for leadership! Hah! 35MPG by the year 2020 ... boy that's got the oil despots shaking (actually no, it doesn't because many partners of oil despots and oil despots themselves dwell in this country). Of course one TX legislator thinks this may not be "technologically feasible" - huh?

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