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    Renewal, protests, freedom, religion, etc.

    Great post, Kael.

    As someone who is often times subject to having to argue against opinions fed to family members by FOX, I agree with this entirely. It's hard to bring someone to understand that their trusted news source is deliberately framed in a way to benefit corporations financially and that even the way true information is presented it is often coupled with cramming opinions down the throat of someone already entrenched into right-wing thinking as it is. The shouldn't called it mainstream news, anymore, just political thinking. The major trouble with it is what passes as 'conservatism' is really just 'pro-corporatism' and has nothing to do with defending the rights of the (public or private) workers. You could explain it to a FOX viewer over and over and all it will come down to is: socialism is bad, taxes are bad, government is bad.

    As for religious virtue (being non-judgemental, charitable, non-violent, etc.), that's a hypocrisy impossible to argue with Christians, but perhaps something that should be pointed out more often. We live in an age of Super Churches, so religion is just another commercial product - prepackaged and ready to be sold out.

    So, thanks for the post. I enjoyed reading it and can relate.
    Posted 03-08-2011 at 03:49 PM by Gonzo Gonzo is offline
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    Daughter's first injury

    aww.. it wasn't your fault. Try not to be so hard on yourself. :hug:
    Posted 05-09-2009 at 05:00 AM by Shelli Shelli is offline
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    Daughter's first injury

    I once poked my daughter's eye with a poorly-manicured thumb when she was about 1. I'd gone to pick her up from the floor when she swiveled around unexpectedly. I felt double-plus horrible about it, although there was no lasting damage.

    This sort of thing is pretty much inevitable. Clumsiness is pretty much a given with parents of young kids. Especially if you're a big spaz like myself.
    Posted 02-10-2009 at 07:06 PM by Sock Puppet Sock Puppet is offline
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    Daughter's first injury

    It's one thing to accidentally hurt your own kid, but quite another to hurt someone else's. We were playing Frisbee catch in the front yard, I and my 11 year old daughter's friend from around the corner were running to catch the Frisbee when she tripped in front of me and I fell on top of her, cracking some ribs. I still feel bad about that.

    I stuck my cousin Mike in the back of the hand with a dart I threw at the dart board he was reaching for when I was 13 and he was 10. He doesn't remember it at all, yet I still feel bad about it. I didn't mean to do it.
    Posted 02-06-2009 at 03:25 PM by Dingfod Dingfod is offline
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    More on Fable 2

    LOL, yeah, I probably could have been more clear... I'm surprised anyone actually reads these, though.
    Posted 01-02-2009 at 05:13 AM by Kael Kael is offline
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    More on Fable 2

    :eep: This totally freaked me out until I realized you were talking about a game.
    Posted 11-17-2008 at 11:41 PM by Crumb Crumb is offline

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