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Originally posted by JayinAR
Just as an off thought... anyone consider the outrageous possibility that the republicans have their long-knives out because they are starting to realise what is about to come to a head?
I mean Christ, we now have people painting Swastikas on the doors of Congressional "leaders'" offices.
What if this is happening because the Republican party realizes that they f-ed the pooch pretty bad last go around and they are actually trying to stop the coming crap-storm?
Sure, there will be serious harm in this and they won't come out openly (well, Palin sorta' did) because in doing so shows fault of their own.
It is a silly thought... but I'm curious why they are so up in arms.
There must be a reason they are trying to "stop" Obama.
At least we are not like Rome during Caesar. We have not yet abandoned our constitution for emperors.
Originally posted by Emanuele_C
Why am I writing these things? Because we, in Italy, are in a situation that resembles yours: we're without an alternative. The only one that comes to mind (and that is terrible) seems to be: CIVIL WAR.
WASHINGTON – AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson issued this statement following remarks by the President at a townhall event in New Hampshire on health care reform.
“AARP has been working with Democrats and Republicans to fix our broken health care system.
“While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.
Your OP said :
... three of the House office buildings on Independence Ave., the Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon buildings. Each building is connected by a maze of multi-level underground tunnels which also connect to the Capitol building. Accompanied by a registered lobbyist (in order to have access to the tunnels), I was teamed up with three other web site owners as we rushed from meeting to meeting.
It's not difficult to spot the four types of people rushing about in the tunnels below the congressional office buildings ...
You said :
I submit to you that had I started this thread, it would still be empty. I am just a low level member and nothing can be gained from entertaining my ideas. I am using myself here but I do mean all others as well.
Principals over personality.
... (DP) is an avatar, the electronic representation, an information model, of an individual's public personality based on and maintained by transactions or secondary information, and is intended for use as a proxy for the individual. The term was created and defined first by Clarke. Another mention of a related concept is in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (ISBN 0-553-38095-8). He refers to the term Avatar, a Sanskrit word meaning incarnate. An individual could assume several Avatars by assembling needed attributes. In real life, the DP, can be adjusted to reflect different levels of exposure.
Often this DiP exists unbeknownst to most individuals. Moreover, many do not even know that this persona is often traded among the various users. People are unaware of the increasing extent of data exchange among organizations. Sometimes the exchange may be carried on at the level of cohort groups and at other times at the level of individual consumers.
Source : Wikipedia