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The Indianapolis Star

Work/life needs count, more accountants say

Good. The old expectations are ridiculous and damaging. You can provide for yourself and your family while still having time to pursue your own interests and be with friends and family. The more time people have, the less like a gear in a machine they feel.  (Aug 29, 2007 | post #2)

The Indianapolis Star

Bode's column proves liberal slant of media

Please read any of the OPINION columns written by flunkies from the Heritage Foundation, the Weekly Standard, the opinion pages of the Wallstreet Journal, or watch Fox News to see the counter to your argument. All of those are mainstream entities, act as pundits in mainstream entities, or contribute to mainstream entities and they in no way are left leaning. Half of the opinion columns in the star could in no way be considered "left wing", but they might have different opinions than you so you'll just slap the term "liberal " on them to disparage them when you have no idea of the meaning or historical context of the term. Great job.  (Jul 27, 2007 | post #29)

The Indianapolis Star

Government intervention is never the right path

Why is government intervention always the problem for every conservative? or Why is/are the market/capitalism/ corportations the solution for every conservative? It's fun to generalize over an entire group and incorrectly use labels and semantics to convince people that your side is correct. That certainly is an easy game to play.  (Jul 27, 2007 | post #4)

The Indianapolis Star

Ask and government shall give it

As always it comes down to to whether you cherish quantitaive value or qualitative value. If you are quantitative in your values you will revel in numbers and "individualis m" and protecting your property and assets will trump all else. If you are have a qualitative approach to life, you embrace the subjective and community, and in this case protecting humans life and other intangibles will be trump all else. I find in nearly every single issue, people take a qualitative or quantitative side, and nothing can convince them that the other side is correct.  (Jul 27, 2007 | post #21)

The Indianapolis Star

Get the message? Texting, driving don't mix

How could one be so stupid to do any activity that requires REMOVING YOUR EYES from the road for extended periods of time. It's just beyond idiotic. People are addicted to their cellphones, and I just kind of wish they'd never been invented, especially since people think they can call you anytime now and expect you to answer. Was the world really that difficult when you had to stop somewhere to use a phone, you actually had to have a computer to send instant messages, or use a map to find your way around?  (Jul 27, 2007 | post #111)

The Indianapolis Star

Boomers use technology, but they're not addicted to it

I'm in my 20s and completely put off by most technology. I don't always want to be able to paged, called, texted, or e-mailed everywhere I go. I don't like that work can now bleed into into my time due to these modern "wonders ". More often than not I think young people willfully shackle themselves to their technology. It makes communication easier and more convenient, but that doesn't make it better, if anything it cheapens most daily interaction.  (Jul 19, 2007 | post #9)

The Indianapolis Star

Let it Out

Goodbye Greenwood and Indianapolis, I'm heading for Greener pastures in Chicago! Today is my last day The big corporate health insurance company, and I couldn't be happier. Now I'll be helping cancer patients working at a research hospital instead of denying their benefits, and I'm making literally twice as much money. I will miss you IMA, ISO, Fountain Square, Lotus Garden, and breaded tenderloins. I will not miss your Bible-bending "conservative " citizens, love of NASCAR, love of "middle of the road" mediocrity, limited night life, lack of public transport, I-65 in the morning, privitization fetish, architectural mediocrity, or weak leaders. Chicago, Here I come!  (Jun 20, 2007 | post #144)

The Indianapolis Star

Farewell to a golden era

I remember many of these show even though I was still a kid when most of them went off the air. I always thought they were great, and so did everyone else I knew. I guess such shows just weren't profitable enough in the modern media landscape. It's a shame, because the new stuff is mostly soulless drivel.  (Jun 20, 2007 | post #26)

The Indianapolis Star

IPS board approves strict new dress code

That's funny, I've known several research scientists and many other professor's who couldn't dress well to save their lives. Also, President Bush wears a suit... hmmm, maybe you're right but not in the way you think, or maybe you just enjoy making really generalized, baseless statements for fun.  (Jun 20, 2007 | post #29)

The Indianapolis Star

IPS board approves strict new dress code

It's always easier to make people more compliant, docile, and unthinking if you get to them while they're young. They just accept arbitrary power from possibly illegitimate sources with no scientific basis so much more easily when they are raised in a micro-managing quasi-governmental system. Keep trying to pump out those docile worker bees IPS.  (Jun 20, 2007 | post #28)

The Indianapolis Star

Laws protect the guilty more than the citizens

Let's just throw out due process and the rule of law so some of you can dance in the blood of murderers in the streets. Why don't we turn back the clock a few hundred years and torture and humiliate people and make their families pariahs as well. Let's not ask questions, and just set up kangaroo courts and show trials to keep the masses pleased with the constant stream of blood flowing from the condemned. What many of you seem to be asking for is a slippery slope to barbarism, and it's disgusting.  (Jun 19, 2007 | post #9)

The Indianapolis Star

They're at it again with airport smoking ban

I do not smoke and never have, but I do have a problem with the extremes organizations are going to ban smoking. As long as there are designated areas that do not require the public to travel near or through them, I really do not see the problem. Anytime blanket bans are enacted it just drives behavior underground, but it does not stop it, which makes it more dangerous.  (Jun 19, 2007 | post #11)

The Indianapolis Star

400 million fans watched, but city didn't seem pumped

Regardless of whether you find F1 boring or entrhalling, the fans charming or grating, and coverage to be too much or not enough, this race is good for the city. It brings in a lot of money, but possibly more importantly it is another chance to show people from around our city and way of life. Show them Hoosier hospitality, make it a great time and maybe more people will visit, thush brining in more money to local businesses and taxes. I hope we continue to get the USGP in Indy because it is an annual chance for us to host another world level event in a city that rarely gets such international attention. We should show the world that we know how to throw a celebration that is fun and friendly with a touch of class. It's a chance to demonstrate that Indianapolis is motorsports capital of the world.  (Jun 19, 2007 | post #18)

The Indianapolis Star

Turn the tables with vote of confidence on Senate

And 98% of those would return happily to office. The problem with our government never has to do with our own representatives. Despite being terrible for Congress both Reps. Carson and Burton keep being returned to the house every two years. Sen. Richard Lugar will have to die or retire before Indiana voters stop sending him, and Bayh is inexplicably popular. You may not like other people's senators, but the problem is that they do and keep returning them. Add to that the fact that most voters are scared of change and radical reform, and voila, you have the power of incumbency.  (Jun 19, 2007 | post #2)

Q & A with Arc

Headline:

Love, and do what you like.

Hometown:

Chicago, IL (ex-Indy)

Neighborhood:

Lakeview

Local Favorites:

Penny's, Sidetracks, Chen's

I Belong To:

God and Myself.

When I'm Not on Topix:

... I'm going about the rest of my life.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

I'm verbose and full of myself (I'm bored at work)

I'm Listening To:

Goldfrapp and Patrick Wolf

Read This Book:

Just visit the history section

Favorite Things:

Art, Art History, Medieval History, books, tea

On My Mind:

Politics, Finding fulfilling work, moving to Chicago.

I Believe In:

God, Human rights, Civil Rights, Collective action, the power of creativity, art, equal opportunity, education, curiosity, relativism, history repeating itself, privacy, pluralism, Social freedom, being a good steward of the earth and society.