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#210631 - 04/25/13 11:30 AM Re: bootstrapping quidditas ipsa [Re: Jackie]
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Yes, and look at the history of the DRC from
Leopold to now.
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#210641 - 04/26/13 06:56 PM Re: bootstrapping quidditas ipsa [Re: Jackie]
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I'm almost totally ignorant about that; I just know it has been, and is, terrible.

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#210647 - 04/27/13 10:51 AM Re: lootstripping quidditas ipsa [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Which does not imply that one out of over 200 tribes' morals has decided the course of history. Where in this tribe stealing was an acknowleged virtue, there have been many robbers of all colors and continents that influenced the course of Congo's history. Still do.
(but I am stepping out of the language comfort zone)

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#210652 - 04/28/13 12:10 AM Re: lootstripping quidditas ipsa [Re: BranShea]
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Gee BranShe, if language has a comfort zone then language can't get its job done. The term "politically correct" is semantically self-damning and to all who think; self-demeaning.

And remember; all in-groups rationalize, modify, excuse, and sometimes exalt, any violations of the mores of the larger group if perpetrated by members of their own in-group.
[How otherwise could money-grubbing lawyers and politicians and doctors get rich?]

Usage. The term "Culture" can apply to the self-aggrandising beliefs of two renegade bank robbers as well as the collective self-aggrandising beliefs of everyone else in the World.

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#210660 - 04/28/13 03:25 PM Re: lootstripping quidditas ipsa [Re: jenny jenny]
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Language does not have a comfort zone, language žs a comfort zone.

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#210663 - 04/28/13 10:02 PM Re: lootstripping quidditas ipsa [Re: BranShea]
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How cozy! smile

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#210664 - 04/29/13 08:37 AM Re: wie gemutlich [Re: Jackie]
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language is a comfort zone

... I agree with Burroughs, "language is a virus from outer space" ... and culture is a pedestrian zone ...
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#210678 - 04/30/13 04:25 AM Re: wie gemutlich [Re: zmjezhd]
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smile - I only meant the comfort zone of language against the discomfort zone of politics and opinions.

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#210679 - 04/30/13 09:32 AM Re: wie so? [Re: BranShea]
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I only meant the comfort zone of language against the discomfort zone of politics and opinions.

I knew what you meant, Branshea, and so did other folks.
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#210683 - 04/30/13 12:17 PM Re: wie so? [Re: zmjezhd]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
I only meant the comfort zone of language against the discomfort zone of politics and opinions.

I knew what you meant, Branshea, and so did other folks.


So did I, BranShe.

Obviously this is not a forum for political debate.
But our love of words and language is meaningless if we don't speak out against those who would censor our words to advance their own political agendas.

A "comfort zone" with fay words is a pacifier without milk.

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