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October 27, 2010

Random Remarkable Remarks


Uptalk is very much about political correctness,

or non-shorthand: the ability to make sure your statements may be perceived by the broadest number of people in the broadest number of situations to be as correct as possible. This is speech when absolutes, both moral and otherwise, are eroded. If there is no right or wrong, there can be no declarative statements. -- Mean It Like You Mean It | Sarah Et Cetera

The Owls Are Pretty Much What They Seem – The Bleat.

I went to Target. A fellow can get a good meal from the sample ladies, if you time it right. They had toast with jam, which was delicious. Oh, it was something more, of course; organic five-grain bread with organic blueberry preserves. But really, toast with jam.

Sippican Cottage: Politics and Power Tools

You are holding on to that piece of wood, if you trust yourself not to put your hand too near, and trust others never to fool you, or be fools themselves. You've been told that others have made you safe, and so you trust it a bit more than you should, maybe. On the table saw, the case hardened wood might pinch the saw kerf closed, and it will grab the back of the spinning blade and be hurled at you. Or conversely, perhaps you will hang on to it tightly enough, and it will buck and rocket away in some unexpected direction, and draw your hand into the abyss.

Bookworm Room » Individualism as a psychiatric illness--what the NPR kerfuffle reveals

One of the ways the Soviet Union controlled dissidents, whether they dissented because of religion, political beliefs, homosexuality, or whatever else made them challenge the statist monolith, was to send them to psychiatrists for "€œreeducation€"œ.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 27, 2010 2:50 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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