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Old January 12th, 2001, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hey y'all...tis time to have a place to chit chat and just have fun. So.....if you will note...running along the hall wall there are felt tip pens for ya to scribble with.

Have fun...but remember the board guidelines
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Old April 20th, 2001, 05:18 PM   #2
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Talking Running in hall

Have scissors and running ANYWAY!!!
(do play well with others though!!!!)
Breathing sigh of relief to see "family" here.
Like the clean atmosphere (ie keeping it clean) and levity!!!
fishead exchanging gills for lungs to breath BIG sigh of relief in finding my own in cyberland!!!
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Old April 21st, 2001, 08:52 AM   #3
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You gotta watch those scissors!! You could poke an eye out.

Hey, I like this hallway. So, this is a place for social issues.

Here's one: Society makes laws. The purpose of laws is to maintain socially acceptable standards of behavior. I worry about that. In some cases I believe basic common sense overrides legality. When is it okay to ignore a law?
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Old April 21st, 2001, 09:20 PM   #4
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Good question...hard one to answer.

Truthfully, I feel fine breaking laws that aren't enforced. I find it hard to take them seriously. I'm sure if the police busted people for doing these things more often I might care, but they don't, so obviously they don't care either. That makes sense to me, although I know there are going to be people who disagree.

In general I trust the laws on the books because many people have had to get together to make them. If there is a bad one, I can write my reps to change it and try to convince other people to do the same. For me to do that though it would have to be something really off the wall, like this stupid law to have people riding in car seats until they are 80 lbs. To me that just does not make sense.
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Old April 23rd, 2001, 01:15 AM   #5
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Very interesting question.

I see the law as a social compact that enables us to live in the same space and breathe the same air. I do not obey the law because I fear punishment or other people's opinions. I obey most laws because I respect the social compact. Most laws I find self-evident and the rest are nonsense. I came to this conclusion after being in war, when the only laws are survival and duty. Civilization cannot exist in combat, otherwise socialized human beings could not kill or wound other human beings since all societies take a dim view of murder, so law and civilization are suspended in favor of survival. Its only problematic when you return into civilization. A book helpful on this issue was Barbara Scary's "The Body in Pain."
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Old April 23rd, 2001, 12:51 PM   #6
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Oh, man, roo!!!
Thats deep sister!!!!

It's peculiar how we define our own boundries. Even on a personal scale. IE: I am out to my family and friends but not my beautician!!!!!!!!!!!!
I worry of the implications in a society that professes intelligence but is frightened of the unknown and the perpetuation of the fear by the loudest squeaking wheel!!!!
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Old April 24th, 2001, 12:17 PM   #7
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I'm on a mission---
I would very much like to see a thread on dreams!(placed the idea in the suggestion box--well, er, I think I did--or did I just dream it?)
Anyway I just thought I would drum up some support (rat a tat tat--don't worry folks I'll keep my day job!) (rough crowd)
Anyone with me???
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Old April 24th, 2001, 02:51 PM   #8
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Heya fishead...

Go here for a Dreams topic:

http://www.wowwomen.com/boards/showt...3?threadid=197


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Old April 24th, 2001, 03:20 PM   #9
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Liam thanks for the directions
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Old April 27th, 2001, 11:40 PM   #10
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Tupi, good question. I recently taught Ibsen's _A Doll's House_ to my students. The question of law came up. Nora had to illegally forge her father's name to save her husband's life. But she would still be guilty of forgery according to law. Is that right? I don't think so. I think circumstances should play a part.
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Old April 28th, 2001, 01:41 AM   #11
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legal vs. just

Civil disobedience is a great American tradition.

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Old April 28th, 2001, 12:43 PM   #12
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Little known factoid:

Ghandi developed his model of Civil Disobedience based on the American Suffergette movement's concept of peaceful resistence, which was based on either Emerson or Thoreau, I forget which.

/me runs through the hallway with scisscors!
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Old April 28th, 2001, 01:01 PM   #13
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Henry David Thoreau's famous essay "Civil Disobedience" explains his reasons for refusing to pay his taxes. He opposed enslavement of Africans and the U.S. war on Mexico. He spent one night in jail for his crime. His essay lives on.
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Old April 28th, 2001, 01:17 PM   #14
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I know I read Walden. I know I did. Why am I forgetting everything? I used to be able to recall anything I had ever read. Now I forget to do xyz unless I have it written on my hand
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Old April 28th, 2001, 01:25 PM   #15
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((((((((Penny))))))))))

Maybe we should just tattoo your name on your hand.
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