Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

I apologize for bad form.

by metavision Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 07:57:35 AM EST

After the holiday arguments, an internet failure, taking time out to reconsider and lick my wounds, I have apologies to make and fences to mend.  Ugh, yikes, ... I have contributed to create divisions in ET with my bad form.  There is form and there is content, and I´m afraid I only added bad form to side-content.  I do things in a big way; the good and the bad.  I feel really bad for hurting feelings and I am sorry.

I realized my bad a lot quicker because I was told a woman I know has just buried the father of her child:  Being needed and wanting to help, I naturally softened up and got a bigger perspective.  I am lucky I found community work to keep me busy instead of answering all comments, or my apologies would need a whole series.


-Hurting back:  I have NO excuse for that childish, hurt-pride behavior!!!  I know better and having survived personal, social and system abuse, plus corporate mobbing, I should practice more "patience" and com-passion.  I was a rotten example that nobody should copy.

-Insulting, expressed, or implied:  Ingrained, old, rancid patterns, that I need to keep working on and on and on, as the contagious problem they are.

-Upper case: I have broken a symbolic rule, knowing full well I was not bursting anyone´s eardrums, but hurting their feelings.  That´s embarrassing myself!!!, besides my point gets totally lost in the process and discourages others.

-Injustice triggers:  Get me every time, because if somebody like me is hurt today, tomorrow it might be me.  I have better ways and places to employ my passion, which is one of my best assets, but I don´t want to see injustice on ET.

-Impatience, exasperation, disappointment, mirroring, sarcasm:  Very sorry that they are biochemically connected to the above patterns and I should catch myself and count to ten.

-Insurgence against authority:  Guilty by default mode! and more when authority is  unjust.  Fighting back is not always efficient and I need to practice better ways of doing it.

-JakeS.:  I´m sorry I got impatient and personal.
-Jerome:  Very sorry that I expected you to catch patterns that may be mine and was snarky without warning.
-Migeru:  I´m sorry I said hurtful things when I read you as willfully humiliating.
-afew:  I´m sorry I wrote vengeful words in horrid!!!!! form as a response.
-Colman:  Sorry I responded badly and misread your snark.
-stormypresent:  I did not disregard you at all, but I feel it was differential treatment.
-ChrisC:  I´m sorry I helped derail your diary and couldn´t add positive.
-DoDo:  Sorry that I bit on old clichés and hurt back.
-Fran:  I´m truly sorry to disappoint you (and myself), but I will not stand by while your rare input is misused.  Full stop.  I just have to use better form.
-ET community:  I have failed to add positive value and blurred my fair points, plus I have wasted the time.  I will keep trying to do better, if it takes the rest of my long life.  I hope I have covered everyone involved and you accept my personal apology.  

Apologies over.   Don´t use them to blackmail me when I´m famous.

(Big parenthesis)
Now some issues that I don´t want to write in a separate diary:  Those that disagreed with emil´s subject, please read this part withholding judgment, or skip it.  

Was that discussion an accident?  I don´t think so.  I got the connection emil made to the economic theme, but his focus became a magnet for disagreers for a reason, otherwise they would have passed it up.  One thing is to dismiss right-wing/elite bullshit and another to attack knowledge we don't have.  

The ET community may have lost an academic expertise that either, it is lacking, or it is not voiced:  Possibly to avoid ridicule, so maybe we don´t appear very accepting and that's our loss.  ET has failed to respect (itself) by humiliating a member´s knowledge and going off on distant, tangential excursions.

Was it just me?  I´m not that special, nor important and Dr. Deepak Chopra may bring out some opinions, but not such rabid interest and anger, alike mine.  So, is there an underlying belief that science is above other fields of study?  And if so, I hope somebody dedicates a separate diary to it, to let my apologies stand alone.  Somebody may have already and I haven´t read it.
(End Parenthesis)

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Good you're back.

Have you been told or found out yourself who sent you that email you got marked as spam and suspected of potential harrassment, or seen the comment where I told I looked into this? If not, please indicate that I can send an email with the 'solution'.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 08:21:00 AM EST
Thank you, DoDo.  

I appreciate your checking it out and yes, please email it to me.  I imagine I will distinguish your email by timing, etc. and I won't mark spam without checking.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 08:44:07 AM EST
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Another deleted comment!

The first sour note on the Chopra thread came from JakeS:

Chopra? Gimme a friggin' break! The man is a class-A woo-woo.

This insulting and obscene comment was still rated 4.0 the last time I looked...

And for some reason metavision is apologizing and the "community" graciously accepts the apology.

Are there actually standards, or is it just tyranny of the majority?

No defense of metavision allowed!

Before another of my many identities disappears, I have to say that it's not only Jerome who makes EuroTrib worthwhile, but Pierre also wrote some very interesting and challenging comments on my diaries, igor vincha is totally unpredictable and willing to respond stylishly to posts that come from the eerie beyond, and metavision contributed an openness of spirit that is the rarest of all things on these clubby little blogs.

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.

by FPS Doug on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:00:58 PM EST
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Your comment was not deleted, it was toggled by mistake. I undid the toggle (it wasn't originally toggled by me). It is now rated 1.16 with 6 retings awarded. It just needs two more members of the community to rate it with a zero and it will be hidden. Since you're not a trusted user you can't see hidden comments. To become a trusted user you need to write a large number of comments that the community rates highly.

If you stopped sowing discord you might increase your chances of becoming a trusted user.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:15:08 PM EST
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I got delayed, but email now on its way.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:21:04 PM EST
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Did you toggle the original comment for privacy?

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:22:22 PM EST
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Yes, was requested to.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:31:15 PM EST
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A handsome apology: it takes a big person to do that.

I'm reminded of

and particularly this

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

They were good threads - a bit of turbulence was to be expected!

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 08:47:52 AM EST
Thanks, LOL.  Great video, had not seen Orson in a long time!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 09:10:45 AM EST
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Glad to see you back. I am not disappointed, however, I was concerned. :-)
by Fran on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 08:58:16 AM EST
Thank you, Fran.  I have to remember that my range of feeling scares people and bad form does-not-help.  Yikes, I don´t attract good men when I bark, either!  (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 09:20:30 AM EST
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Good to see you back.

There have been too many posts going unloved ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 09:29:40 AM EST
Thank you, ceebs!  I won´t get any ideas about misbehaving again, even for this praise.  (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:38:21 PM EST
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If you need praise, you have my email address, no need to misbehave. ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:47:47 PM EST
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I don't think that extended an apology was required: everyone has the odd off day!

I don't feel that dealing with the issues in the second part of the diary is doable quite yet. Let's try again in a few weeks maybe, because there are some important things lurking in there. Right now I can't even think how to explain how the way you have framed the issue is likely to trigger an argument without myself triggering one!

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 10:01:01 AM EST
Thank you, Colman!  

You are right about the parenthesis thoughts and that's wise advice.  I can remove that part if you think it's better.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 10:59:58 AM EST
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Nah, leave it there as a marker for future reference.

I just had a bath for an hour - I was riding for the first time in six weeks today since my chest infection has finally receded - and I might have the glimmerings of an idea about how to approach it.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:20:02 AM EST
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Admirable diary, metavision. Nice to see you here in better form, you are one of this community assets...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 10:09:41 AM EST
Thank you, Melanchton!  I'll take the sweetness.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:01:45 AM EST
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The first sour note on the Chopra thread came from JakeS:

Chopra? Gimme a friggin' break! The man is a class-A woo-woo.

This insulting and obscene comment was still rated 4.0 the last time I looked...

And for some reason metavision is apologizing and the "community" graciously accepts the apology.

Are there actually standards, or is it just tyranny of the majority?

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.

by FPS Doug on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 10:56:37 AM EST
It's alright, FPS.  I want to be clear with me and I am aware of signs that others apologize in their own way, in their own time.  Thank you!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:06:15 AM EST
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Now that is a classic troll comment.

Do you actually enjoy doing that sort of thing?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:11:45 AM EST
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It's the tyranny of a minority. No need to hold your punches for us!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:18:56 AM EST
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Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:46:52 AM EST
Oh, LEP, will you still flirt with me, please?  (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:44:08 PM EST
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No problem kid. We all know that you Spanish broads are hot and you lose your cool once in a while. That's why you're so good in....(never mind-I can't say that on a family blog.)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:51:36 PM EST
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All I wanted to say was already said in...

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2007/12/27/182949/04

Plus do not miss the great ...

http://www.eurotrib.com/?op=displaystory;sid=2007/12/29/95647/522

and great

http://www.eurotrib.com/?op=displaystory;sid=2007/12/29/21582/575

I hope these diaries show the kind of great community that we are...

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:53:09 AM EST
Thanks, kcurie.  I´ve got to catch up,... or maybe avoid some subjects?

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:45:28 PM EST
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never stay away from tales.. tales mean what the reader, listener wants them to be.. they are neutral..and each one can say what they see without beign right or wrong, and through people's interpretation youc an udnerstand them better.. and create the social bonding we all need.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 04:54:03 PM EST
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Just reposting the good part...

Before another of my many identities disappears, I have to say that it's not only Jerome who makes EuroTrib worthwhile, but Pierre also wrote some very interesting and challenging comments on my diaries, igor vincha is totally unpredictable and willing to respond stylishly to posts that come from the eerie beyond, and metavision contributed an openness of spirit that is the rarest of all things on these clubby little blogs.


Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.
by FPS Doug on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:34:13 PM EST
FPS Jacob Doug Freeze, do please quickly open up one of those unclubby big blogs so we can all join and be lost in wonder.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:37:12 PM EST
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Please read Migeru's comment. Your post was not deleted but troll rated.  When any post is troll rated to bring the average ratings score low enough, it automatically becomes hidden such that it cannot be seen now unless you are a trusted user.

You are not a trusted user and therefore you cannot see your comment anymore.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:43:44 PM EST
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metavision, I spoke to you hurtfully and I regret it. I hoped to kind of stop you in your tracks, (see cartoon rail tracks leading to cliff edge...) but it was totally the wrong way to do it and I apologize.

As for what you said to me and about me, I don't remember too well. No need to remind me, and I'm not going back to look. Bamshazalam, there's nothing left!

But a great big e-hug. If you hadn't come back, I'd have felt really sick.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:34:48 PM EST
Huge thank you, afew, because I know how big a person You really are and in my comments I forgot who I met.  If I don´t make sense, it means ´good´.

Additional apology about the email post because I misinterpreted your concern as uncaring and forgot you have information that I don´t.  It has been cleared up.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:27:07 PM EST
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OK, then 'good'!

I couldn't remember if I'd seen your email displayed before, so I was a bit slow on the uptake. Glad it's cleared up now.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:04:34 PM EST
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I should practice more "patience" and com-passion

For whatever reason, your spelling of it as "com-passion" cracked me up, making me think of the president saying it and getting that idiot smile on his face that he gets when he manages to get the entire sentence out.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 12:38:07 PM EST
Gawd, Drew, if I had thought about that, I wouldn´t have written the word!  The image makes my skin crawl, so I hope nobody makes associations. (:

Con = with + passion, is what I wanted to express, but really meaning empathy.


Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:50:49 PM EST
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I will at some point go back and read over these threads again, and also check if I missed any part of this nice fight over the passed two/three days. (travelling)
I found those threads, and the arguments invigorating and fun! Yes, all of the comments, from all sides! Even the ones in all caps, and the ones that were maybe less than curtious. Let's do it again someday! When some topic about which one is passionate comes up, I cannot see why one would not reply with passion. Is there any reason we  should all have to agree on this site? I hope not, a plurality of views should exist. But, this means that in the case of passionatly held views, some flame-war type events might happen. Nothing wrong with that! Flame away, and occasionally try to put some good stuff in there too. I would like everyone to occasionally be able to flame away without concern for wheter or not the other person might find whatever it is hurtful. We are all big boys/girls, right? We can take some hurt, some insult and still stay on, maybe? Just because someone offends some things you believe in, this is not a reason not to be friends? My personal approach is to respect the believer, but not the belief. Esp. when it comes to myscticism, religion, and related topics. Fuck PC, etc. So, this is my appeal: Can't we all just disagree, and yell about it loudly, and sometimes angerily and rudely, and still be friends??
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:01:21 PM EST
OK, daring, bright light!  You say it now that I have finished a crummy job?  Not my turn.  (;  

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:56:36 PM EST
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For one, I have not seen the the discussed thread so I do not get anything of what is going on here. (That is what happens when you leave your computer and go away for the yuletides.)

But second, I get little information from the yelling part. And generally it tends to deteriorate into one-up-manship and take the form of a game where it is about winning and not understanding. Some find it funny. As a rule, I do not.

For an example of how bad it can get I recomend this video. (And also because it is quite funny.)

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:00:16 PM EST
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You know, I'm glad we don't have any people who feel the urge to post a "first" comment on diaries. Over at escolar.net it gets pretty tiring.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:04:59 PM EST
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Can't we all just disagee?
I disagree

Excellent!!
You are wrong, btw! Conflict is essential to progress. I am not going to back this statement up with anything, but just present it as an assertion.

Games are fun, I generally enjoy them. What are interactions with other people if not games? In which we are never quite sure what the response will be, but can amuse ourself with trying to predict it, amaze at how right or wrong we were. I don't see what makes the empassioned debate, aka 'flamewar', different than other exchanges. Often people are just so unfortunatelly squeemish about disagreement, especially when it seems to be over a fundamental point. I think this is in particular important for the left, to disagree on things each party feel important, to yell and fight about it, and to still carry on a strategic allience with mutual respect despite or because or unrelated to the disagreement. Crucially, it is respect for the person, not for his/her opinions, which one might occasionally find daft.

(Didn't see the video, I don't think the computer I am on can handle such fancy modern wonders.)

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:25:23 PM EST
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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:05:34 PM EST
How lovely!  Thanks.  I think I will melt dark chocolate, crack some walnuts, add some rum and eat it by the spoonful!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:02:04 PM EST
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It's all right, metavision. It's not like people didn't know already I'm a wasted talent.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:30:02 PM EST
you're not wasted on us. No one is wasted here!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:47:50 PM EST
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No one is wasted here!
Well, there are some Saturday nights, after quite a few shots of...

Oh, not that kind of wasted. Nevermind.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde

by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 07:16:10 AM EST
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That's right, Mig.  Dear Leader has great plans for you in service of the Party.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 08:02:51 AM EST
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I wanna give you a warning for that one, Miguel.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:58:27 PM EST
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It wasn´t alright and I feel worse that I said it when you are making changes, but... you are not getting a 4 for putting yourself down, when I already did that ugly job.  So, please, please, rephrase that and you´ll get two 4s.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:26:05 PM EST
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I think a lot of us are 'wasted talents' on our own, but completed by colleagues and friends we can be group super-heroes. Isn't that why we are here?

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 08:16:08 AM EST
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Put your underpants back inside your trousers ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:10:11 PM EST
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You can book the stage to self flagellate when there is a reason for it!!!

Do what you do best: cut out the nonsense.

Migeru:

Re: I apologize for bad form. (none / 0)
It's all right, metavision.

We have met the enemy, and he is us -- Pogo

Much better.

by Nomad on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 08:37:36 AM EST
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How can a poster who praises me get less than a 4?  It may be a rarity, a lost art, but it makes no sense at all to give him/her a hard time!  Let me bask in the glory for once and swish away anything <4, OK?

I was the one who commented to him/her about ´patience´ and look where I ended up.  (;


Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 03:41:40 PM EST
Here's to reading you, metavision.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 09:40:25 PM EST
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This diary was so inspiring; let me give it a go.

I'm sorry for being ME.  I need to find a new ME, one who isn't a flaming asshole, one with a better sense of humor who will actually get people to lighten-up, if not chuckle.  Bill in Portland Maine is taken and gay; not available.  Will continue to look.

Till the new ME comes along, grit your teeth and bear it.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 07:00:23 PM EST
Hey, it happens. Everyone loses their temper once in a while. At any rate, glad to see you're back!

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 07:24:51 AM EST
I'm not sure exactly what this means, metavision, though i'm sure it's awesome, but...

You Go, Girl!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 08:32:01 AM EST
could ever have bad form or bad content.

Wasn't around for the blow-up, really sad to have missed out on it! I'm sure it was, as is often the case with these things, simple disagreement that might have gotten snippy. It happens.

Eh, poemless?

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:14:38 PM EST
is my favorite poster on any fora, so don't you go away.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:15:18 PM EST
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diary where metavision is showing contrition for anything!

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:16:40 PM EST
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(;  Thank you, redstar!  When are you getting back?

Happy 2008!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:31:28 PM EST
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To you as well!

I'm not sure. I'm preparing the house for sale, and interviewed with a firm in Strasbourg in November, but that didn't work out, though this didn't stop my wife from finding a school and hockey club for my kids.

OTOH, the publishing company of the big university in the town I'm in has been talking to me about taking over as assistant director and CFO, and that could be interesting if it can be worked out (it's a faculty position, technically speaking, so it's apparently not a simple hire). It's about the only way I could see staying put here, it's a very big publisher in women's and gender studies, sociology and media criticism, and I'd be given a wide berth to do more than simply run the financial organization.

2008 is very much up in the air at this point.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 03:40:33 PM EST
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