Starting off Sunday fluff

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Starting off Sunday fluff
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Sun, 09-29-2013 - 10:46am

We've gone to church, watching Meet The Press, took ground beef out of my freezer for meatballs, jotting notes down for the week then planning for the week ahead, clip coupons, and planning to watch the Cleveland Browns/Bengals game later, Ultimate rivals!  Lol! 

How is your Sunday going? 

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 7:07am
"I didn't think you were living by the belief that you must always be right, You know that crazy narcissism talk and all that." it's not nice to call names, Jamblessed. In fact, it's a violation of TOS. And it's not that I "must" always be right, but I don't really see any advantage in being wrong. Do you tell your kids it doesn't really matter if they are right or wrong, one is just as good as the other? Or do you teach them right from wrong for a reason?
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:33am

So when a poster's opinion is called wrong you find that ok?  Based on whose standards bord?  And uhm, my kids know the difference b/w fact and opinion, that's elementary stuff.  You have expressd a lot of negative opinions about the catholic church and other things too, Your opinions are not backed by fact.  But hey, it has made for some juicy debate over the years, Lol.   

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:34am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>So when a poster's opinion is called wrong you find that ok?  Based on whose standards bord?  And uhm, my kids know the difference b/w fact and opinion, that's elementary stuff.  You have expressd a lot of negative opinions about the catholic church and other things too, Your opinions are not backed by fact.  But hey, it has made for some juicy debate over the years, Lol.   </p>

Of course my opinions and conclusions are supported by facts.   Where do you think I get them from, thin air?

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:44am

I would do what the family requested or what I thought would bring most comfort to the family. I would consider a Mass card, flowers, or a charitable donation in honor of the deceased, for instance. Why would you do?

Ok, cool. 

I'd do the same, I may even double up with multiple forms of condolence depending on the relationship, e.g. flowers at the funeral home and a requested mass for later.  I still request masses said for mother, 16 years after her death, I believe that's a common catholic thing and not something people only remember doing at a funeral.   (Mass requests can be for living individuals too, Like in celebration of an anniversary, just an FYI which you may already know). 

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:52am

Where do you get your opinions from?  Experiences.

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:53am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Where do you get them from?  Experiences. </p>

If you draw conclusions at least partially based on experiences that actually happened, aren't those experiences "facts" of some sort?

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:58am

Why?  Aren't your experiences specific to you?  That may be fact in your head but to someone else it's just your opinion.  I figure a lot of basis for school argument comes from experiences, yours and mine alike - not - fact. 

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 10:08am

Your experiences and my experiences alike are factual experiences.  For instance, you may quibble with my terming students who are subjects of experimental programs as "lab rats" for departments of education, but it is a fact that ed schools are gathering data from experimental/pilot programs that they test on public school students, and that parents have little or no control on whether their students are participants in these studies.

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 10:31am

No, I don't think schools gathering information for the state means that the students inside of them are test rats.  Exaggeration at best.  Besides, not all schools test in the same way or format, not all private schools operate the same way either.  Your opinions come across as insults. 

 

 

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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 10:40am

"Lab rats" is a colloquial expression for people who are used as experimental subjects.

That is a fact, it is not an exaggeration.

I did not say anything about whether schools test in the same way, or in the same format.  That is irrelevant to the original statement of fact.  Nor did I say anything about how private school operate.  That too, is irrelevant to the original statement of fact.

Since I have offered no opinion whatsoever in this exchange, the fact that my opinions often comes across as insults to you is also irrelevant.

You seem to be insulted by the fact that I have noticed that public school students are often used as experimental subjects.   Your being insulted by this fact is something I neither understand nor have control over.

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