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re: Tennessee student suspended for saying "bless you" after sneeze - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]Maybe the other student didn't appreciate having her religious beliefs shoved down their throat. [/quote] What religious belief did this student shove down another student's throat?...


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re: For you whiners about the Ice Bucket challenge, check this out - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]note: helping at a soup kitchen or women's/homeless shelter anonymously = awesome[/quote] But telling someone that you did it makes you an immoral, hypocritical, peacocking, attention whore. GOT IT. [quote]note: i believe that giving homeless people money on the street is also terrib...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]there are legit words with legit meanings [/quote] This speaks volumes about your ability to carry on intelligent debate. [quote]i thought you were bringing up SFPisms like BDMs or ratchet/black trash[/quote] I have to admit, I don't keep up with stuff you make up. BDM = black divor...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]the ALS charities involved just happen to be benefiting from something i cannot promote or defend[/quote] And I am sure they are really really upset that SFP cannot promote or defend their current fundraising performance....


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]so in order to respect the rights of people to do as they wish (without harming others, and which i do not disagree with), i need to shut up so that i have my own abilities to discuss this issue restricted? [/quote] I think he was likely telling you to shut up because you use those stupid-...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]a post creates awareness, regardless of video content[/quote] I don't have time to do a proper level of research, but what is more likely to capture your attention whilst scrolling through facebook: A video? Or a wall of text? Come on....


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]peacocking using a charity as your basis. etc etc [/quote] So, "peacocking" as you label it is the problem. Well, I fundamentally disagree with your blanket belief that anyone who does this is peacocking....


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]when does it not? where is the dividing line? [/quote] When the means are harmful to others. When the means are immoral. ...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]well i criticize people for "obvious" bad decision making/behavior often.[/quote] What is the bad decision people are making here? What harm is the result of that bad decision making/behavior?...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]just "i'm donating a lesser amount to spread the word. i did the challenge. now i challenge you...or you can donate more than me" [/quote] According to you, this is peacocking. According to you, anything I do that states "here's what I did" is peacocking. [quote]how about this: why d...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]one in the same. your character dictates what behaviors you will/won't engage in, especially in public [/quote] That's true. Of course, I am not spending my energy criticizing people for doing something completely harmless that has a potentially positive benefit attached. And I a...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]where is your line?[/quote] What line is being crossed, in your mind? Who is being harmed here?...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]well it's not illegal to donate $100 and then challenge your ENTIRE FACEBOOK FRIENDLIST to do the same [/quote] But, according to you, that would be peacocking. And therefore immoral and hypocritical. [quote]those self-promoting themselves on social media[/quote] Which you just su...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote] which i detest [/quote] Boo-f'in-hoo. You believe that in a world of human interaction that we have the capability to know/discern every possible decision out there? That we shouldn't rely on our social network/news/other forms of human-created information to narrow down that which we a...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]just ask yourself why anyone, who just discovered this horrible disease and worthy cause, would give $10 and promote themselves on facebook over giving $100, and you have your answer [/quote] Well, first off, you are creating a straw man with the "$10" piece. The challenge is to donate ...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]simply disseminating information so that people can read, judge, and evaluate. in a perfect world this would be how it unfolded [/quote] So, you'd prefer that people share information, through some medium, that incites action in others? Just like the ice bucket challenge is doing for ...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]they are... to create awareness. Seems like a simple concept. [/quote] Exactly. Note the "challenge" aspect of the whole thing. I know that every person I challenged did in fact donate money. I donated money. I can't speak for everyone. But I can speak for myself. I was uninformed ...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]if we criticize people for being "sheep" or being a BDM or being an emotional thinker in other areas, it should apply here, too [/quote] What? Could you be more vague?...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]no, why people support/defend this social peacocking under the guise of social awareness [/quote] So, just to be clear, you're in favor of people doing what exactly to increase awareness of a cause that is worthy of peoples' attention? Can they post in text on facebook? Or is that "peaco...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]i'm being critical of hypocrisy[/quote] What is the hypocrisy you are criticizing, exactly?...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote]The real question is does the ice bucket challenge cause people to donate more in general - or do they just take money that they would have given to another charity to make the donation? [/quote] I can't speak for anyone else, but for me...it caused me to read about the disease, read abo...


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re: This about sums up my thoughts on the ice bucket challenge - DrEdgeLSU
[quote] i have no idea why it just now caught so much fire [/quote] That's how viral marketing works. It starts with a few...and then exponentially spreads....


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re: Turned down for promotion - DrEdgeLSU
That job sounds like an administrative job, not a leadership job. It doesnt involve critical thinking or strategic ownership of anything. It sounds like an entry level job, not a promotion. ...


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re: I have 25 minutes to make a connection in Dallas to Lafayette - DrEdgeLSU
Terminal C is not next to Terminal D. Sky Link is the answer, but it's not the next stop....


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re: Anniversary dinner tonight...no kids...Dallas. - DrEdgeLSU
We went to Terilli's on Greenville. The food and atmosphere were outstanding! I've written down all of the suggestions that were offered -- restaurant weeks are coming up so we may try a few....


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re: Anniversary dinner tonight...no kids...Dallas. - DrEdgeLSU
Thanks to all...we put all of these on our list as we like to try new places fairly frequently. Still undecided on tonight, but we don't mind waiting wherever we go because we don't have the kids or a babysitter to worry about!...


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re: Anniversary dinner tonight...no kids...Dallas. - DrEdgeLSU
Been to boulevardier. Considering a return for sure. ...


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re: Anniversary dinner tonight...no kids...Dallas. - DrEdgeLSU
Thanks dallastiger. We enjoy the bishop arts area, we ate at Hattie's and Bolsa this week. We haven't really explored downtown or trinity mills. We also have tried several in the Knox Henderson area. Victor tangos, the porch, fireside, etc. We like really anything, but enjoy restaurants ...


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Anniversary dinner tonight...no kids...Dallas. - DrEdgeLSU
We are celebrating our 11th anniversary tonight, and we will be kid free for the first time since our youngest was born in February. We've hit several Dallas spots in our two years here, but we are always looking for something new. What do you guys recommend for a fun dinner - looking for g...


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re: Didn't like the Hobby Lobby decision? Look at the follow up decisions - DrEdgeLSU
And whether the insurance company covers it or not is fairly irrelevant. It's about whether or not someone should be forced to pay for that coverage. ...


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