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  1.    #21  
    Originally posted by Toby
    Yes, but more to my point, I've also got to wonder how many similarly stupid things each of us does every day that go ignored since we don't have photographers hovering over us waiting for our every foible.
    Seems similar to your "What if everyone had cameras following them around all day so the folks ridiculing him could see what _they_ really look like at their most vulnerable moments. " But thanks for the repetition.
  2.    #22  
    Originally posted by clulup

    "The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law."
    —Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000
    At the risk of walking right into a mine field. What's funny about this? Methinks it has to do with the second sentence. The executive branch does in fact interpret the law. For instance the EPA has to create specific regulations to comply with the law as passed by Congress. For instance, Congress may say "We want clean air, with noticeable reductions in ____." The EPA comes us with regulations to ensure that goal is met.

    What may sound funny is that typically people see the judicial branch as interpretting the law, and indeed they do. But the executive branch does it all the time. It just has to try to make sure its interpretation coincides with what the judges are going to say.
  3. #23  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    You've got to wonder if there are instances of similar pictures taken which the gov't "convinces" the photographer not to devulge it. Similarly, there have definitely been places/times over the last 100 years when such pictures of the national leaders, if released would bring death to the photographer.
    Well we now know that Pres. Roosevelt was never photo'd (and published) using his crutches. I think that this was a thing more common in the past than now.

    Although I do know that 20 years ago ( in 1984) the Capital Building in DC was bombed by a (domestic) terrorist group and no-one reported it at all. People were told that the buildings marble facade was being repaired because of "abnormal" cracks etc. That was when all the jersey (concrete) barriers started showing up.

    This is the only reference that I can find to that bombing (which I know went awry because the cart the bomb wa on was removed from the room in which several hundred people were in, to a cloakroom) 1983 U.S. Senate Bombing
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  4.    #24  
    Interesting! Here's some more info:

    "On November 7, 1983, another bomb exploded in a public corridor near the Senate Republican Cloak Room, detonated at around 2300 EST with a time- delay device. The explosion damaged a wood-paneled conference room near the Senate Chamber and the offices of Senator Robert Byrd. No one was injured. A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed responsibility, saying it was done in response to U.S. military action in Grenada. Three women pleaded guilty in the attack and were sentenced to prison for five to 20 years. " http://www.emergency.com/capshoot.htm

    "A bomb goes off in the cloak room next to the U.S. Senate in the Capitol Building; Two left-wing radicals plead guilty to the attack" http://cdcga.org/HTMLs/decades/1980s.htm

    "On Nov. 7, 1983, another bomb exploded in a public corridor near the Senate Republican Cloak Room, detonated at around 11 p.m. with a time-delay device. The smell of smoke and gunpowder quickly filled the nearly deserted building. The explosion damaged a wood-paneled conference room near the Senate Chamber and the offices of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. No one was injured.

    A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed responsibility, saying it was done in response to U.S. military action in Grenada. Three women pleaded guilty in the attack and were sentenced to prison for five to 20 years." http://www.news-star.com/stories/072598/new_shoot4.html

    Note the inconsistencies in the number of people held responsible. I have no idea why the information varies.
  5. #25  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Interesting! Here's some more info:

    "On November 7, 1983, another bomb exploded in a public corridor near the Senate Republican Cloak Room, detonated at around 2300 EST with a time- delay device. The explosion damaged a wood-paneled conference room near the Senate Chamber and the offices of Senator Robert Byrd. No one was injured. A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed responsibility, saying it was done in response to U.S. military action in Grenada. Three women pleaded guilty in the attack and were sentenced to prison for five to 20 years. " http://www.emergency.com/capshoot.htm

    "A bomb goes off in the cloak room next to the U.S. Senate in the Capitol Building; Two left-wing radicals plead guilty to the attack" http://cdcga.org/HTMLs/decades/1980s.htm

    "On Nov. 7, 1983, another bomb exploded in a public corridor near the Senate Republican Cloak Room, detonated at around 11 p.m. with a time-delay device. The smell of smoke and gunpowder quickly filled the nearly deserted building. The explosion damaged a wood-paneled conference room near the Senate Chamber and the offices of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. No one was injured.

    A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed responsibility, saying it was done in response to U.S. military action in Grenada. Three women pleaded guilty in the attack and were sentenced to prison for five to 20 years." http://www.news-star.com/stories/072598/new_shoot4.html

    Note the inconsistencies in the number of people held responsible. I have no idea why the information varies.
    Neither do I.

    We were told the media blackout was to prevent the group from getting free publicity. The FBI evidently had a very solid lead on who they were and wanted to nab them before they could speak their full piece. We were on standing react for months afterwards.

    I called my mom afterwards and she hadn't seen a thing in the news. What's interesting to me is that there isn't much info out there on the bombing, and what there is minimizes the actual damamge.
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  6. #26  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Seems similar to your "What if everyone had cameras following them around all day so the folks ridiculing him could see what _they_ really look like at their most vulnerable moments. " But thanks for the repetition.
    It's similar because it's a reiteration due to the fact that the point didn't seem to go through. Whether other countries or administrations have hushed up similarly embarrassing photos of other leaders is of no relation to what I'm saying.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  7.    #27  
    Originally posted by Toby
    It's similar because it's a reiteration due to the fact that the point didn't seem to go through. Whether other countries or administrations have hushed up similarly embarrassing photos of other leaders is of no relation to what I'm saying.
    There's really no need to assume that just because someone quotes something means they are replying to the statement made. It's a "talking point," a "that reminds me of something." Please do not feel as if someone needs to repeat what you said (or even mention it) in order to know you got your point across.
  8. #28  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    There's really no need to assume that just because someone quotes something means they are replying to the statement made.
    That is the only logical reason to quote what someone says. Otherwise, just hitting the generic reply button makes far more sense. It's only common courtesy.
    It's a "talking point," a "that reminds me of something."
    Then say what you mean in that case to make it clear. Otherwise, it does come off as if you've totally missed the point.
    Please do not feel as if someone needs to repeat what you said (or even mention it) in order to know you got your point across.
    I don't care if anyone reiterates what I said to confirm whether they got the point. Going off on a tangent without acknowledging it as such certainly does make it appear that it wasn't understood. There are reasons for protocols, after all.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  9.    #29  
    Originally posted by Toby
    [B]That is the only logical reason to quote what someone says. Otherwise, just hitting the generic reply button makes far more sense. It's only common courtesy.[B]Then say what you mean in that case to make it clear. Otherwise, it does come off as if you've totally missed the point.I don't care if anyone reiterates what I said to confirm whether they got the point. Going off on a tangent without acknowledging it as such certainly does make it appear that it wasn't understood. There are reasons for protocols, after all.
    Nice to see you go to such lengths to confirm someone didn't just hit "quote" instead of "reply."
    Last edited by KRamsauer; 06/13/2003 at 03:28 PM.
  10. #30  
    Wonder what bkbk would think of all this discussion of cameras everywhere?
  11. #31  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    Wonder what bkbk would think of all this discussion of cameras everywhere?
    Since he's in a cell deep beneath FBI headquarters, whacked out on thorazine, we'll probably never know....
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  12. #32  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Nice to see you go to such lengths to confirm someone didn't just hit "quote" instead of "reply."
    That's the point of not hitting quote unless you mean to quote someone. What's so hard to understand? 'Your' way expects everyone else to understand that you don't really mean any relation to what you quote when it may not be clear. 'My' way makes it clear from the get go. Nice to see you go to such lengths just to stay lazy.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  13. #33  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    Wonder what bkbk would think of all this discussion of cameras everywhere?
    Ahh...finally someone that gets the subtler aspects of my point.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  14.    #34  
    Originally posted by Toby
    That's the point of not hitting quote unless you mean to quote someone. What's so hard to understand? 'Your' way expects everyone else to understand that you don't really mean any relation to what you quote when it may not be clear. 'My' way makes it clear from the get go. Nice to see you go to such lengths just to stay lazy.
    And of course it has *nothing* to do with past times misunderstandings have gone round and round, right? ;-)
  15. #35  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    And of course it has *nothing* to do with past times misunderstandings have gone round and round, right? ;-)
    Actually, it may have _everything_ to do with it. If your tendency is to hit quote and then go off on a tangent instead of hitting reply to go off on a tangent, that would probably explain a lot.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  16.    #36  
    Originally posted by Toby
    Actually, it may have _everything_ to do with it. If your tendency is to hit quote and then go off on a tangent instead of hitting reply to go off on a tangent, that would probably explain a lot.
    Hm... maybe there should be a "sarcasm" button as well. But I won't complain.
  17. #37  
    Originally posted by KRamsauer
    Hm... maybe there should be a "sarcasm" button as well. But I won't complain.
    A button wouldn't have been necessary. It was obvious. Sarcasm doesn't affect me the way it does some folk.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  18. #38  
    Originally posted by Tom LaPrise

    No, Clinton wouldn't look that good in a miniskirt...
    I knew I would get that reply after the way I worded it.. but you get my point I assume...
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  19. #39  
    Originally posted by Toby
    Ahh...finally someone that gets the subtler aspects of my point.
    Right, Toby. You and I are *so* known for our subtlety.

    Actually, (hoping BobbyMike won't suggest my medication be increased) I enjoyed reading some of bkbk's posts. Maybe not the ones after he got spirited away in the night by the white-jacketed men with the big butterfly net. But the others about society did contain some interesting points.

    (And lots of capital letters. And bold print.)
  20. #40  
    I haven't been paying attention, so don't know if this was mentioned.

    The segway was a farthers day gift for the senior Bush. Dean Kaymen went down personaly to show him how to use it. He went with an extra for the Barbara B.

    The President was riding the segway, apparently, while holding a tenis racket.

    Both Fox News and Tech TV had snippets of this, but neither time I was paying much attention so I may be a little off on some points.

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