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Clinton doesn't want Obama to win.
If I had my druthers Mr Bill would be on TV every day until the election. :)
I wrestled in HS in Ohio. A few points.
First: this girl must be pretty bad*ss if she was able to get 25 wins in Iowa. They have an excellent HS program. So good on her.
Second: like many people have said, a man should not engage with a woman in combat. it is not honorable and it is not correct. And yes I know (and train with) women who could beat the bejeezus out of me. It does not change the principle.
Third: This young man gives me hope for the future. No matter whether you agree or not, what a marvelous example of putting ethics and values above personal glory. He has trained *incredibly* hard to get where was. And because it was not (in his mind) the right thing to do he walked away from that.
Fourth: How refreshing (borderline miraculous) that *EVERYONE* in the story acted in such a high minded, decent and honorable fashion.
Joseph Libson: ...There was a recent article talking about how any conservative worth his/her salt should have a handy retort to common questions.
In talking with my friends about politics (as I am wont to do) the liberals among them often bring up points ......
Do you find the bunny suit to be an advantage or a disadvantage in those confrontations? :)
(Welcome to Ricochet, Joseph.) · Feb 16 at 5:06am
HUGE advantage Scott.
Sine their arguments typically revolve around Unicorns, Rainbows and Fairyland Creatures it puts them at ease to see see "one of their own".
This is indeed the most important issue of our time.
There was a recent article talking about how any conservative worth his/her salt should have a handy retort to common questions.
In talking with my friends about politics (as I am wont to do) the liberals among them often bring up points like "well we would not be in this mess without George Bush and his wars" or "we supported dictators and torture". I think the best jiu jitsu for these types of comments is to simply not challenge them on it.
"Ok...suppose that is true. It is irrelevant to the main point. We still have to cut everything now. Spending, govt overreach and entitlement reform are the only things that matter now."
Just a thought. Focus people...focus. :)
I have an analogy to propose. My family and I have lived overseas (in India) for a year. We are back now. In my experience our friends were very interested in a synopsis of the differences and the experience. But neither they (nor I) felt inclined toward a protracted discussion on it.
This to me is analogous to people with kids talking to people without kids. When my kidless friends ask "what did you do this weekend" the simple answer is "spent time with the family". Possibly there was an event, possibly not. Rarely is the event the main image/emotion that sticks in my head. Instead it is the countless little things that happen when spending time with young children. I have not found a way to communicate that experience to non-parents.
Similarly I don't think one can adequately communicate the experience of life in a significantly different country.
This is a horrible way for me to start (i.e. my first post has me being a jerk) but oh well.
Ms. Berlinski's insightful posts were one of my primary motivations for joining.
I love animals.
But: this sounds like an organization that moves animals from one location (A) to a distant location (B) so that they can be adopted by some really nice people.
But doesn't every possible "B" location have a plethora of adoptable animals already? Or is this a special case for some animals with a peculiarly interesting history?
You are a rock star for making someone happy Claire. But...is this organization "Angelina Jolie adopting babies on distant continents" writ furry?
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