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#113706 - 10/16/03 12:59 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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> It's amazing how many people are downright opposed, based on some vague morale basis, to flirting with the deceased.

Well, in that case, your morale would be boosted by knowing that certain elements of the NZ government actively involve the dead in policy-making. Watching a powerpoint presentation today that discussed new health and saftey legislation, I was impressed to hear the Minister say that part of the consultation involved interviewing, and I quote: "Those who have suffered death and serious injury in the workplace." The interviewers must have climbed into bed, to get the data straight from the dead horse's mouth.


#113707 - 10/16/03 01:06 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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Now I'm intrigued about Andrew. Who was he and how did he come to be deceased? That is, if Andrews is (was) a male. Of course, he could have been a Julie Andrews sort of person and not male at all.

I think, by the way, that a ghost writing about turning tables is to be held in a bit of suspicion. There may be knocking on the walls any instant now--and, heavens, Halloween is just around the corner...

Welcome, by the way, A'gst!

What is, finally, the real appeal of talking with the deceased? We naturally like them much better, don't we, than living entities whom we can behave toward suspiciously.


#113708 - 10/16/03 01:10 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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>What is, finally, the real appeal of talking with the deceased? We naturally like them much better, don't we,

In the immortal words of Tonto, "who's the 'we', kemosabe?"


#113709 - 10/16/03 01:14 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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*plans next trip to NZ*

*it has been his experience that a ghost writing on any topic is enough to arrouse suspicion*

Thank you for the welcome, WW *hopes he isn't being too familiar, as he's seen "WW" used to refer to Wordwind in other posts*. WOW asked in a previous post (long before I appeared) for our gender to be put in our profile... there isn't much there but, in accordance with her request, I have filled in this relatively mundane aspect of my former glory (or lack thereof).



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#113710 - 10/16/03 01:16 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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Helen--mercy! But, thank you. Father Steve--thank you SO much...[thud e]of heavy irony
So far we have quite a selection of names for ol' A's G: I like A'gst; or, maybe the Ectoplasmic One. Wow--with him plus "ET", we have a board that's really out of this world!


#113711 - 10/16/03 01:21 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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I liked A'gst, too, at first, because it sortof looked like 'angst'--and, heaven knows, it's a relief to realize shared angst. But after thinking about Andrewsghost's voice, the aghost seems to fit better.

Just my take on a very superficial encounter--or practically nothing at all, as may well be in the case of otherwordly beings.


#113712 - 10/16/03 01:21 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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>heavens, Halloween is just around the corner...

And, just for our resident pun-loving pagan:
If you misbehave at Halloween, you'll soon be reapin' what you're sowin'


#113713 - 10/16/03 01:29 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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A'gst might be appropriate after all.. if not just simply Angst (ANdrewsGhoST).

I am assuming that I will not get a vote, however... but I'm enjoying the speculation on all the possibilities



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#113714 - 10/16/03 01:31 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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>I am assuming that I will not get a vote, however..


Au contraire! After all, have not thousands in your late state had an active share in US democracy down through the years?


#113715 - 10/16/03 01:41 AM Re: The Tables Have Turned  
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I sincerely mean no offense, sjmaxq, but I was under the impression that there were a great many here who were not US nationals. Is this room a democracy? Does anyone get veto power?

Unfortunately you are correct... many in my late state (not to be confused with my present state), have had an active share in US democracy. *to avoid turning this thread into a political discussion, he will refrain from mentioning Bill Clinton*



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