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Diversity and Catatonic Schizophrenia

dahni Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 12:55 PM
This article reminded me of a conference I attended where the topic was "Creating an Environment For Creativity". Sounded interesting. The speaker was very dynamic, and moved around the room quite a bit. To make a point, he would say, "and I submit to you that". Being interested in Math, I started marking on my notebook, and after 45 minutes he had said "and I submit" 73 times. I started feeling like a urinal, so I left. Later I was asked why I left, and I said I just didn't feel comfortable being submitted to so often, he started laughing and was still laughing 2 days later everytime our paths crossed.
Ann Anon Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 5:18 PM
I have one driving me crazy with : "Isn't it interesting?" Arghhhhhhhhhhh. You can take any inoccuous saying and drive people crazy with it I suppose.
dahni Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 12:59 PM
On the final day of the conference the speaker approached and was irate as he had just heard about my comment (to one person, one time). I held up my hand and asked if he paid me to attend his presentation, and he said no, but..." and I said, "then I could come and go as I wanted, right". While he was standing there, I asked "What have you created? Any patents? Any copyrights? He said no...I suggested that he had submitted so much to others that he had nothing left to use.
Dianne Harrison is the new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). It’s a small college in the Golden State but it sure is loaded with diversity. How do I know? Because Dianne has written a letter to the entire university, telling everyone how diverse they are and, more importantly, what a great person she is because she loves diversity. In her short email of around 800 words she refers to diversity no less than 17 times (and I have highlighted them in bold letters). Because it is so dripping with Orwellian double-speak, I thought it would be fun to reproduce...