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You are Time Magazine's Person of the Year

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posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 01:29 AM
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People can now see how bad they look after being on the computer for hours!!!
Ohhh that Time.




posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
No longer are the people forced to rely on established institutional leaders in the government and in the media to have their voice heard, we can now do it ourselves.


No arguments there, monica, but discussing it here won't generate revenues.

I won't be buying a copy, but that's not what's important. It's the long term effect.

However, more than 80% of the population has an IQ below the first SD above the mean.

Jerry Springer's show has been running for years and "professional wrestling" has a mega following, so surely there will be millions of people bragging to each other for being Time Magazine's "'Person' of the Year."



posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
However, more than 80% of the population has an IQ below the first SD above the mean.

Jerry Springer's show has been running for years and "professional wrestling" has a mega following, so surely there will be millions of people bragging to each other for being Time Magazine's "'Person' of the Year."


You are completely missing the point of "Person of the Year." It is neither an honor nor a condemnation, it is as neutral as awards can get. If it were an honor, Hitler and Stalin would've never made the cut. If it was a condemnation, Dr. David Ho would've never graced that cover.

There's no need to be so upset that people with low IQs became people of the year, because, guess what, its not an honor.



posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
You are completely missing the point of "Person of the Year." It is neither an honor nor a condemnation, it is as neutral as awards can get. If it were an honor, Hitler and Stalin would've never made the cut.



On March 12, 1938, Hitler pressured his native Austria into unification with Germany (the Anschluss) and made a triumphal entry into Vienna. Next, he intensified a crisis over the German-speaking Sudetenland districts of Czechoslovakia. This led to the Munich Agreement of September 1938, which authorized the annexation and immediate military occupation of these districts by Germany. As a result of the summit, Hitler was TIME magazine's Man of the Year for 1938. British prime minister Neville Chamberlain hailed this agreement as "Peace in our time"

Source.


Never let facts get in the way of a good argument.




posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
You are completely missing the point of "Person of the Year." It is neither an honor nor a condemnation, it is as neutral as awards can get.


Who said it was an honor?



posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by Implosion


On March 12, 1938, Hitler pressured his native Austria into unification with Germany (the Anschluss) and made a triumphal entry into Vienna. Next, he intensified a crisis over the German-speaking Sudetenland districts of Czechoslovakia. This led to the Munich Agreement of September 1938, which authorized the annexation and immediate military occupation of these districts by Germany. As a result of the summit, Hitler was TIME magazine's Man of the Year for 1938. British prime minister Neville Chamberlain hailed this agreement as "Peace in our time"

Source.


Never let facts get in the way of a good argument.




From TIME - a 'slightly' different perspective than the wiki synopsis you quote:



Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen at that historic conference were Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain, Premier Edouard Daladier of France, and Dictator Benito Mussolini of Italy. But by all odds the dominating figure at Munich was the German host, Adolf Hitler.

Führer of the German people, Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Navy & Air Force, Chancellor of the Third Reich, Herr Hitler reaped on that day at Munich the harvest of an audacious, defiant, ruthless foreign policy he had pursued for five and a half years. He had torn the Treaty of Versailles to shreds. He had rearmed Germany to the teeth— or as close to the teeth as he was able. He had stolen Austria before the eyes of a horrified and apparently impotent world.

All these events were shocking to nations which had defeated Germany on the battlefield only 20 years before, but nothing so terrified the world as the ruthless, methodical, Nazi-directed events which during late summer and early autumn threatened a world war over Czechoslovakia. When without loss of blood he reduced Czechoslovakia to a German puppet state, forced a drastic revision of Europe's defensive alliances, and won a free hand for himself in Eastern Europe by getting a "hands-off" promise from powerful Britain (and later France), Adolf Hitler without doubt became 1938's Man of the Year.




posted on Dec, 19 2006 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow

From TIME - a 'slightly' different perspective than the wiki synopsis you quote:



You don't say? I guess that's why they say "Hindsight is Always 20/20".

[edit on 19/12/06 by Implosion]



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 04:28 PM
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Congratulations for being named "Man of the Year!" Now I have to fire you!

www.mediabuyerplanner.com...


The latest round of layoffs at Time Inc. - 27 staffers employed in the company's corporate consumer marketing unit - brings the total number of job cuts to 577.


This is freaking hilarious!



posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 07:07 PM
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Jonah Goldberg puts this whole matter in a good perspective:


This year’s award for editorial cowardice goes to Time magazine. In a crowded field of competitors, Time stood out for its sausage-spined decision to name everybody the Person of the Year. That’s right. Time’s person of the year is . . . “You.”

But, you may ask, what is so cowardly about Time’s decision? And since you are a Person of the Year, how can I refuse to answer a question from such an august personage as yourself?

The intellectual flubber of Time’s decision is manifest on many levels. Though some argue that Time was patting the American people on the . for voting the way they wanted in the last election, the more obvious explanation is that Time’s editors didn’t want to offend anybody. “If you choose an individual, you have to justify how that person affected millions of people,” Richard Stengel, Time’s newly vintaged managing editor, told the Associated Press. “But if you choose millions of people, you don’t have to justify it to anyone.”

Well, isn’t that convenient. Heaven forbid a news editor do something controversial that would have to be defended on the merits. Spare the delicate flowers such hardship!

author.nationalreview.com...


Read the whole editorial. It's worth it.



posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 10:01 AM
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Jon Stewart takes the piss out of Time, in brilliant fashion as usual.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 11:22 AM
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Given McCain's new Anti-Internet Bill - maybe TIME was taking a stand?

Maybe the editors know something we don't? And they're positioning to defend our Freedoms of Speech on the Net?

Likely, imo.



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