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Sometimes, unavoidably, things simply go awry, and things change.Life is a series of adventures both great and small, we deal with them, each according to his or her abilities.Fate has no need of blame or notice.

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Pro, Mike is a lost cause. If Obama says it, Mike believes it and there's no changing his mind. He puts his trust in Obama who can kill him at anytime, by Obama's own admission, but can't put trust in God. Go figure. He says he doesn't believe in a god, but his posts say differently. Obama is Mike's god.
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Pro-American wrote:
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Good idea! Haven't you heard an expression that goes something like this?'It is better to keep your mouth shut and leave people wondering if you are fool than to open it and leave no question.'

Deliberately misspelling 'Hear! Hear!' doesn't make you look strong for sticking up for your 'principles'. It only makes you look like a typical Republican-ish dumbfu**. I've seen a couple of people correct some of you on this and yet you chronically prefer to endorse fantasy over reality just as you do in real life.

You look idiotic; not patriotic. No. There is no way you can bully your way on this one either. Wrong is wrong. What is so damn hard for you people to comprehend about that? Nobody bestowed you with a 'magic dictionary' that allows you liberties not applied to others. If you wish to take liberties with the proper use of the English language while writing? Fine. I do it all the time under the auspices of creative license. Do not, however, pretend how you are delivering grammatically proper English.

Sorry. At first, such devoted ignorance delivered with such earnest gusto was snicker-worthy. Now, it is just indicative of the same kind of pernicious brain-washing you've been riddled by that allows you to think it is just fine to stick foreign objects up women's crotches against their wills because Rush Limbaugh says so.

Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to go abroad and have to explain you guys to others?

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Hey Itchy, would you agree that technology has changed language today. That different writing styles have become more acceptable, except in "formal" writing. Today people find it a waste of time to use "you" and now use "u". Your tirade about grammar on "here" tends to a little "outdated" for a on-line forum. It is a sad, that ANYONE, would "go abroad" and "have" to explain the grammar on a forum. I would think there would be better topics to discuss. I, myself, have been to several countries, never have I had to "explain" the grammar on Topix.

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Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Everyone has to pay taxes in some form. If you don't you can be prosecuted. The more blatant or defiant, the more likely the IRS will come after you. Federal Government has an unlimited check book so they could bankrupt you while putting you in jail going through the process. I get democrats are all about scoial issues. Blacks, gays and decriminalizing illegal activies and people.
However, with out the finances, there is no social. People have no money. Or they horde. Stockpile and so on.
Now to your point. Yes. Taxation without representation is a crime. It is how and why America started over 200 years ago. Taxing the wealthy, or well off, "just a little more" is robbery because you are taking from someone who earned it or manages their wealth well only to hand it over to someone who hasn't. Entitlements and handouts are single handedly bankrupting America because there is no return on investment. Investing in our military and the like is a return on investment because it is tangible and materials can be resold with depreciation factored in. How do you depreciate a human on unemployment for 99 weeks or welfare? You can't. There is no value.
So, again, entitlement programs like welfare and food stamps wic and so on, yes, help some short term for humanitarian reasons, but those humanitarian reasons only go so far when it comes to OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. Which is what taxes are. OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. How can stand any where in America and act as if those kicking into the pot have no leg to stand on or not in any position to question how their money is being spent? Again, shows your lack of experience in business. Even you have a right to question how your portion is being spent. But you believe in a different ideology that is a "sugar sprinkles and unicorn's" utopia fairy tale where everyone gets along and their is no conflict.
The rest of us will come visit you when we need a break from reality.
So just what is the return on unnecessary war? When you have families that have been torn apart by the loss of loved ones. When you have those who have fought only to return mamed, disabled and with mental disorders. From war to welfare. How do you depreciate? Lets just keep investing in our military and waging war. We have tangilbe returns, they're called Veterans.

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Pro-American wrote:
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Here, Hear, just covering my bases. I ain't a wantin' to fend nobody:) Think I am? Just axin'.
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Itzwitchy wrote:
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Good idea! Haven't you heard an expression that goes something like this?'It is better to keep your mouth shut and leave people wondering if you are fool than to open it and leave no question.'
Deliberately misspelling 'Hear! Hear!' doesn't make you look strong for sticking up for your 'principles'. It only makes you look like a typical Republican-ish dumbfu**. I've seen a couple of people correct some of you on this and yet you chronically prefer to endorse fantasy over reality just as you do in real life.
You look idiotic; not patriotic. No. There is no way you can bully your way on this one either. Wrong is wrong. What is so damn hard for you people to comprehend about that? Nobody bestowed you with a 'magic dictionary' that allows you liberties not applied to others. If you wish to take liberties with the proper use of the English language while writing? Fine. I do it all the time under the auspices of creative license. Do not, however, pretend how you are delivering grammatically proper English.
Sorry. At first, such devoted ignorance delivered with such earnest gusto was snicker-worthy. Now, it is just indicative of the same kind of pernicious brain-washing you've been riddled by that allows you to think it is just fine to stick foreign objects up women's crotches against their wills because Rush Limbaugh says so.
Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to go abroad and have to explain you guys to others?
EaT ME bItCh!HAh If i eAt YOu Im bIpOLaR ANd I lOvE jEfReY dAhMeR hE'S mY fRIeNd ARe YoU?wOw!wHaT?hUh HaH?!GOO mOuRnIn EvERy BoDy?I'M oK noW/!goT tO tAkE my mEdiCiNe!!!!

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Now,now, ain't nothin' but a thang, just some high falootin' yankee, atellin' us how to jabberjaw.

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Sorry, too much coffee. Hope all have a great day, it's off to work for me, can not seem to get restocked on ammo.
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#37624
Mar 3, 2013
 
emlu wrote:
Hey Itchy, would you agree that technology has changed language today. That different writing styles have become more acceptable, except in "formal" writing. Today people find it a waste of time to use "you" and now use "u". Your tirade about grammar on "here" tends to a little "outdated" for a on-line forum. It is a sad, that ANYONE, would "go abroad" and "have" to explain the grammar on a forum. I would think there would be better topics to discuss. I, myself, have been to several countries, never have I had to "explain" the grammar on Topix.
Hmmm, my posts are not posting reliably on this laptop. Testing, Testing....
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Mar 3, 2013
 
War is good for the bottom line of logistics companies like KBR and security companies like the former Blackwater with no bid contracts awarded through the efforts of corrupt congressmen. Most pugnacious of our leadership are the republikan chicken hawks who haven't served or who got "appointments " (like
Dubya) to the Air Guard which then couldn't be deployed. Besides never mentioning the 100,000 + disabled vets returning from this fiasco and the 4000+ dead, republikans fail to mention the 10 trillion dollars debt this gave the USA. Now they pretend that "Obama" spent the money and whine about having to raise taxes to pay it back.
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So just what is the return on unnecessary war? When you have families that have been torn apart by the loss of loved ones. When you have those who have fought only to return mamed, disabled and with mental disorders. From war to welfare. How do you depreciate? Lets just keep investing in our military and waging war. We have tangilbe returns, they're called Veterans.
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Mar 3, 2013
 
OK....Let's try this again. Oh never mind. Suffice it to say this: There is no way on God's green earth you will ever compel me to accept 'Here! Here! as acceptable. It's not the evolution of the English language. It's spelling something incorrectly and then demanding it isn't. This isn't a debate regarding 'theatre vs. theater'.'Hear! Hear!''is synonymous to 'Listen to me! Listen to me!' or 'Hear me! Hear me!'. How does 'Here! Here!' translate to the same meaning?'My house! My house!'?'Starbucks! Starbucks!'?

The complaints among many here and 'there' are about the deliberate stupidity adopted by 'youse' in order to show solidarity with the other stupid people in America. You may as well argue that 'c-a-t' spells 'dog' but by all means? Do argue the point when you are dead wrong as long as others of your mindset agree to all agree to be dead wrong.

Is breá an domhan ar fad Obama agus ní féidir a thuiscint cad é an ifreann atá cearr le leat daoine. Tá mé tinn tuirseach agus an 'chiontacht trí chomhcheangal' a thabhairt duit do dhaoine chomh maith ...

Stick to Westerns. I know precious little about them. Really...
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waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text>EaT ME bItCh!HAh If i eAt YOu Im bIpOLaR ANd I lOvE jEfReY dAhMeR hE'S mY fRIeNd ARe YoU?wOw!wHaT?hUh HaH?!GOO mOuRnIn EvERy BoDy?I'M oK noW/!goT tO tAkE my mEdiCiNe!!!!
You must be who they refer to as 'stupid'. Got it.
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Itzwitchy wrote:
OK....Let's try this again. Oh never mind. Suffice it to say this: There is no way on God's green earth you will ever compel me to accept 'Here! Here! as acceptable. It's not the evolution of the English language. It's spelling something incorrectly and then demanding it isn't. This isn't a debate regarding 'theatre vs. theater'.'Hear! Hear!''is synonymous to 'Listen to me! Listen to me!' or 'Hear me! Hear me!'. How does 'Here! Here!' translate to the same meaning?'My house! My house!'?'Starbucks! Starbucks!'?
The complaints among many here and 'there' are about the deliberate stupidity adopted by 'youse' in order to show solidarity with the other stupid people in America. You may as well argue that 'c-a-t' spells 'dog' but by all means? Do argue the point when you are dead wrong as long as others of your mindset agree to all agree to be dead wrong.
Is breá an domhan ar fad Obama agus ní féidir a thuiscint cad é an ifreann atá cearr le leat daoine. Tá mé tinn tuirseach agus an 'chiontacht trí chomhcheangal' a thabhairt duit do dhaoine chomh maith ...
Stick to Westerns. I know precious little about them. Really...
I certainly can appreciate the fact that you wish everyone "here" to use perfect and proper english. However few subjects have garnered more study and less agreement than that of the language I will call "mountain dialect". The Appalachian dialect has been termed everything from Elizabethian tongue to "hillbilly-speak." More often than not, it has been disparaged and ridiculed as a primitive language produced by ignorance rather than recognized and appreciated as a perfected one primarily rooted in the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic heritage.

Yes we speak the kind of English that Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, Chaucer, Lovelace, and Layomon spoke before us, to which we have added wit, exaggeration, humor, and a twist of the tongue that today is purt nigh gone.
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Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

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Itzwitchy wrote:
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Good idea! Haven't you heard an expression that goes something like this?'It is better to keep your mouth shut and leave people wondering if you are fool than to open it and leave no question.'
Deliberately misspelling 'Hear! Hear!' doesn't make you look strong for sticking up for your 'principles'. It only makes you look like a typical Republican-ish dumbfu**. I've seen a couple of people correct some of you on this and yet you chronically prefer to endorse fantasy over reality just as you do in real life.
You look idiotic; not patriotic. No. There is no way you can bully your way on this one either. Wrong is wrong. What is so damn hard for you people to comprehend about that? Nobody bestowed you with a 'magic dictionary' that allows you liberties not applied to others. If you wish to take liberties with the proper use of the English language while writing? Fine. I do it all the time under the auspices of creative license. Do not, however, pretend how you are delivering grammatically proper English.
Sorry. At first, such devoted ignorance delivered with such earnest gusto was snicker-worthy. Now, it is just indicative of the same kind of pernicious brain-washing you've been riddled by that allows you to think it is just fine to stick foreign objects up women's crotches against their wills because Rush Limbaugh says so.
Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to go abroad and have to explain you guys to others?
Here, could these also be correct?

4.
(used to call attention to some person or thing present, or to what the speaker has, offers, brings, or discovers): Here is your paycheck. My friend here knows the circumstances.

interjection
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(often used to command attention, give comfort, etc.) now; all right: Here, let me try it. Here, don't cry.
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Repent,Harlequin,said the Tick Tock man.
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Strick 9 wrote:
Repent,Harlequin,said the Tick Tock man.
dude get a life you make no sense
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Allen wrote:
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I certainly can appreciate the fact that you wish everyone "here" to use perfect and proper english. However few subjects have garnered more study and less agreement than that of the language I will call "mountain dialect". The Appalachian dialect has been termed everything from Elizabethian tongue to "hillbilly-speak." More often than not, it has been disparaged and ridiculed as a primitive language produced by ignorance rather than recognized and appreciated as a perfected one primarily rooted in the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic heritage.
Yes we speak the kind of English that Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, Chaucer, Lovelace, and Layomon spoke before us, to which we have added wit, exaggeration, humor, and a twist of the tongue that today is purt nigh gone.
Allen, that is a really great post. You and I have no disagreement regarding any of the points you were making whatsoever. I'm a HUGE fan of dialectal language development, regionally, culturally and historically so as to better reproduce conversation or dialogue in a literary text authentically. I'm so damn fascinated by this stuff that I even picked up a couple of degrees in it many moons ago.

Much of this 'debate' began with Silvercorks making numerous complaints claiming my vernacular writing style is Ebonics, gayenese, libralese, socialist-ese etc. accompanied by demands that I 'speak English' on this forum. It proceeded to descend into an ersatz quasi-academic discussion from there when I was only doing what you suggested; using the beauty of lots of linguistic forms common in America to make my points. I study them because I love to. I use them when I write because I love to do that too.

I'm not backing off my claim. If we are all discussing the validity of 'Hear!' Hear!' vs.'Here! Here!' within the context of it's grammatical root and proper English spelling? I think that's a narrow enough topic to be subject to a 'right or wrong' answer.

Ahm jest shuwah all y'all kin get jiggy wid it? Rahhht?

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Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Everyone has to pay taxes in some form. If you don't you can be prosecuted. The more blatant or defiant, the more likely the IRS will come after you. Federal Government has an unlimited check book so they could bankrupt you while putting you in jail going through the process. I get democrats are all about scoial issues. Blacks, gays and decriminalizing illegal activies and people.
However, with out the finances, there is no social. People have no money. Or they horde. Stockpile and so on.
Now to your point. Yes. Taxation without representation is a crime. It is how and why America started over 200 years ago. Taxing the wealthy, or well off, "just a little more" is robbery because you are taking from someone who earned it or manages their wealth well only to hand it over to someone who hasn't. Entitlements and handouts are single handedly bankrupting America because there is no return on investment. Investing in our military and the like is a return on investment because it is tangible and materials can be resold with depreciation factored in. How do you depreciate a human on unemployment for 99 weeks or welfare? You can't. There is no value.
So, again, entitlement programs like welfare and food stamps wic and so on, yes, help some short term for humanitarian reasons, but those humanitarian reasons only go so far when it comes to OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. Which is what taxes are. OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. How can stand any where in America and act as if those kicking into the pot have no leg to stand on or not in any position to question how their money is being spent? Again, shows your lack of experience in business. Even you have a right to question how your portion is being spent. But you believe in a different ideology that is a "sugar sprinkles and unicorn's" utopia fairy tale where everyone gets along and their is no conflict.
The rest of us will come visit you when we need a break from reality.
So you claim not to be scared of someone holding a gun to your head, yet you are scared of someone taking money out of your bank account?
I see you refuse to stand up for the principles you claim to have.

I think we are represented by our tax dollars. You don't? Then do what the founders did coward.

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