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Old 04-20-2017, 07:04 PM   #21
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The meaning of a writing should be plain and easy to discern, when writing a brief or memorandum. Never hidden by obfuscation.

Obfuscation is bad.

One should eschew obfuscation.
That's pretty hilarious!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:31 PM   #22
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I do, I get bummed as I try hard to avoid any animals in the road. There are some I care less about but, yeah still bothers me.
I think how I could have avoided it, in the chipmunks case, he ran out at me instead of away. Maybe I assisted in a chip a cide? Never know what the little rascal was thinkin'.
Guess I'll eat a couple of popsicles to make the cross for a roadside monument?
I have visited this same issue from both sides. It brings back painful memories, but also valuable lessons. It goes WAY beyond the treatment of animals that we love.

Here's the story.

Once, I am driving the bus at UVa in the 70's. A big, fargin' GMC intercity bus, mind you, as UVa is way too cheap to provide adequate student housing for all of its undergrad students. Corcksuckers. So folks are scattered throughout Charlottesville, and students like me are driving GIANT inner-city GMC busses to and from the campus. YIKES!

I am driving a bus-load of people one day (not hot dogging or anything, mind you - just doing my job) and out of nowhere, a fargin' squirrel runs right out in front of the bus!

Do I think twice about running over the fury little bastidge? No fargin, way. There are real people on board the bus. Graduate students, and Med students,and nurses. NURSES! ( Most UVa nurse in the 70's were really, really hot! I married one).

No way do I wreck the fargin' bus to avoid the little squirrel bastidge. Yeah, I feel a little bad about it. But the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. To this day I feel little remorse. That's life.

Ah, but fast forward (two years or so) to a winter drive down US29 from DC to Charlottesville, after my father-in-law's funeral. Two feet of snow surround the roadway; a veritable wall of concrete ice on both shoulders.

Out of nowhere, a large, beautiful dog, a Lab or a Golden, runs right out into the middle of the road.

I am going WAY too fast. 60, maybe 65. I should be going 45. Or 40. It's my fault.

I hit him. I sure as HELL am not going to kill my beautiful wife over a mistake that I made. Over a dog. It's my fault, but I have to hit him. And I do.

Now I have no problem with this analysis. I have no problem with admitting that I made a very real mistake. A mistake with consequences. I feel badly about it to this day.

Some people, here and elsewhere, have a problem with admitting that they made, or benefitted from, mistakes.

From injustice.

From hereditary advantage.

From outright racism.

Gentlemen, you can edit out my thoughts out all you want. It diminishes you. Not me.

And I will not give up. Ban me if what I say frightens you.

(But I will still go to the rally, mind you. You can't stop me from driving down to North Carolina, or Georgia, or wherever.)

See you all in June!
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:09 AM   #23
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Well, to be honest, I was relying on Bocephous for an interpretation of No. 2. I have no earthly idea what "tender mercies" means. And that is the problem.

The meaning of a writing should be plain and easy to discern, when writing a brief or memorandum. Never hidden by obfuscation.

Obfuscation is bad.

One should eschew obfuscation.
No obfuscation taking place here, just the good old fashioned English translation of a Hebrew word. The original Hebrew word used here is "racham," which "expresses a deep and tender feeling of compassion, such as is aroused by the sight of weakness or suffering in those who are dear to us or need our help. Rachamim, as a plural noun, means "bowels; mercies; compassion.""
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:04 AM   #24
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Some people, here and elsewhere, have a problem with admitting that they made, or benefitted from, mistakes.
Being Canadian I use a hockey example for people that work for me. I tell them that like a hockey player who never gets a penalty you aren't trying hard enough if you don't make mistakes.
You can go too far with this though
Personally I have made so many that they don't bother me too much.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:39 AM   #25
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Ummmmm Tom?
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:44 PM   #26
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Gentlemen, you can edit out my thoughts out all you want. It diminishes you. Not me.

And I will not give up. Ban me if what I say frightens you.

(But I will still go to the rally, mind you. You can't stop me from driving down to North Carolina, or Georgia, or wherever.)

See you all in June!
Tom, love you man. But.... what????

Then again, I'm still trying to figure out how a post about wishing all a Happy Easter got into word clarity and hitting animals.......
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I am not sure where I was going there. I had been working with chemical paint removers and mineral spirits Thursday.

Evidently, without enough ventilation.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:14 PM   #28
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I am not sure where I was going there. I had been working with chemical paint removers and mineral spirits Thursday.

Evidently, without enough ventilation.
I liked it.
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Smart lawyers huffing fumes makes for some interesting writing

Read Hebrews 6:19 the other day. It says (NIV version)
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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
That is a nice piece of what Easter means to me.
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I have visited this same issue from both sides. It brings back painful memories, but also valuable lessons. It goes WAY beyond the treatment of animals that we love.

Here's the story.

Once, I am driving the bus at UVa in the 70's. A big, fargin' GMC intercity bus, mind you, as UVa is way too cheap to provide adequate student housing for all of its undergrad students. Corcksuckers. So folks are scattered throughout Charlottesville, and students like me are driving GIANT inner-city GMC busses to and from the campus. YIKES!

I am driving a bus-load of people one day (not hot dogging or anything, mind you - just doing my job) and out of nowhere, a fargin' squirrel runs right out in front of the bus!

Do I think twice about running over the fury little bastidge? No fargin, way. There are real people on board the bus. Graduate students, and Med students,and nurses. NURSES! ( Most UVa nurse in the 70's were really, really hot! I married one).

No way do I wreck the fargin' bus to avoid the little squirrel bastidge. Yeah, I feel a little bad about it. But the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. To this day I feel little remorse. That's life.

Ah, but fast forward (two years or so) to a winter drive down US29 from DC to Charlottesville, after my father-in-law's funeral. Two feet of snow surround the roadway; a veritable wall of concrete ice on both shoulders.

Out of nowhere, a large, beautiful dog, a Lab or a Golden, runs right out into the middle of the road.

I am going WAY too fast. 60, maybe 65. I should be going 45. Or 40. It's my fault.

I hit him. I sure as HELL am not going to kill my beautiful wife over a mistake that I made. Over a dog. It's my fault, but I have to hit him. And I do.

Now I have no problem with this analysis. I have no problem with admitting that I made a very real mistake. A mistake with consequences. I feel badly about it to this day.

Some people, here and elsewhere, have a problem with admitting that they made, or benefitted from, mistakes.

From injustice.

From hereditary advantage.

From outright racism.

Gentlemen, you can edit out my thoughts out all you want. It diminishes you. Not me.

And I will not give up. Ban me if what I say frightens you.

(But I will still go to the rally, mind you. You can't stop me from driving down to North Carolina, or Georgia, or wherever.)

See you all in June!
When I took the driver education classes 125 years ago we were taught to never swerve to avoid an animal because the risk to human lives increases. YMMV...
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When I took the driver education classes 125 years ago we were taught to never swerve to avoid an animal because the risk to human lives increases. YMMV...
We have big animals up here that you really don't want to hit..
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We have big animals up here that you really don't want to hit..
Yeah, that's true here too. There's a huge herd of elk that grazes about 15 miles out of town. I'd hate to hit one of those!
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Hey Quazz!!! I met a semi famous dude from Nova Scotia recently and told him I have a friend who lives there. He says oh yah? Where?

Pugwash!

He says. Oh. I'm sorry.

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Is there some kind of iceberg glacier invasion in Pugwash ? Saw it on the interwebs. Looks big. Don't hit it with Ol Yeller.
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Is there some kind of iceberg glacier invasion in Pugwash ? Saw it on the interwebs. Looks big. Don't hit it with Ol Yeller.
That's how I get ice for my drinks. I pull Old Yeller along side an iceberg and chip a few cubes.
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