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momofthreeboys Senior Member

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  • Re: An Un-American Approach to University Enrolment Management

    It makes sense on so many levels and many public US unis operate in a similar manner but not so much the highly selective. I do think it is somewhat inbred in American culture to want something that rightly or wrongly has been bestowed with a brand value. A mercury and a Ford were essentially the same vehicle but the mercury brand was considered a step up.

    It has been said here repeatedly thst the essential difference between two schools might be entirely inconsequential but people will work very hard to get behind why one is “better” than the other. For some career majors there is virtually no difference yet the desire to articulate why one is better than another continued.
  • Re: Al Franken Accused

    Urban Dictionary "Piece of Work": Someone who -- although often interesting -- is difficult to get along with on an every day basis. They often make simple things overly complex, or argue points ad infinitum

    Must be a midwest term. I hear it all the time when people are being flaky. .It is applicable to both sexes or any age.
  • Re: Al Franken Accused

    No you get a pass if what you did doesn’t even remotely deserve more than to be chastised privately. The mob mentality is totally out of control. The public discussion is good but the need for public floggings is inexcusable for some of these incidents...not all but some. It is open mic night for all who have a grudge and want to ruin someone’s life regardless if the allegations are not remotely serious enough to require the equivalent of public flogging and social banishment.

    People are so busy spewing hatred they can’t see the hatred in their own selves.
  • Re: Al Franken Accused

    I know but there is a point where women can deal with some of this without going on a revenge tear or wimping out. This particular incident didn't need to used as revenge fodder for getting at someone you are mad at and frankly that is exactly how this news story reads. When they did see each other she was "cold" toward him God golly wow. There are enough people and really truly sad stories - some illegal, some just bad behavior that this particular story just feels like fingers on a chalkboard. And then there will be those that want his butt out of Congress....be careful what you wish for. He did it. He apologized but of course in our environment it's off with his head or other body parts.
  • Re: Al Franken Accused

    I knew this guy when we were young. Knowing him then, I imagine he's not all that different now and I can easily forgive. Different time. Different place. I think his response was appropriate and heartfelt. Great guy, make no mistake about it. .