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couldn't have said it better myself, though I initially remembered the movie as "The Monster of the Id" which turns out to have been the name of a book that the movie was based on. FYI, that book explores some of the same themes as this article.
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The Rudeness of Registries

jonkanner Wrote: Jun 23, 2014 6:15 PM
Thanks for putting this out there, Jeff - I weep for lost civility in our society and gift registries are just one more petty way in which said civility is being whittled away at. I invite guests to an event to be blessed by their presence and if they happen to bring a token gift, I will gladly accept it and if they bring a gift that is more than a token I feel a little uncomfortable but still accept with as much enthusiasm as I can muster. For those who insisted on overspending for our wedding and didn't know how best to do so, we has a short list of charities to contribute to. Turns out that most guests donated rather generously to the charities, and still thought of some token to bring that meant a lot more than anything we could have "suggested".
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One California for Me, Another for Thee

jonkanner Wrote: Apr 03, 2014 3:40 PM
Not any sort of a prophet at all. Just observant and thoughtful.
I don't know, personally I can get pretty riled about it.
Look out - so far, he's won nothing except a theoretical victory. Let's celebrate after he is awarded tenure, is awarded damages and back pay, and has his legal fees fully paid for.
See http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/18/ucsb-police-department-releases-professor-protesto/?on for the local left-leaning weekly's take on it. Sad incident on a campus that in recent decades has been mercifully free of most physical altercations and threats during protests. Stuff like this will make it hard for the alumni association to get me to donate in the future.
You have just made one of the most relevant comments on this thread, congratulations. I do hope that you have a contagious passion for what you do and enjoy it immensely. Money in return for labor is important, but if you have enough money to live well, then a job you love may be a better enhancement to your life than a higher salary.
I recall Art History in H.S. in the 70's and my granddaughter has had it within the past few months at her local HS. It was a required class for me, and elective one for her.
So why do the sheep in Fort Collins keep voting for the politicians who are supposed to be in charge of these policies and firing teachers and administrators who implement such insanity? If the good citizens of Ft C really cared, the recall elections would already be in the works. The fact that they aren't means that these people have the government that they want (and deserve).
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Politics of Hate and Envy

jonkanner Wrote: Jan 30, 2014 10:31 AM
barry - its ALWAYS directed at specific people, or at least specific classes of people. Remember: "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." Who will be the winners if the class warfare agenda succeeds? Will it be "the poor and oppressed"? No way! It never is. The winners would be a particular subset of the wealthiest and most powerful. That's the way it always is and always will be. People who work hard at running real companies with real products that expand and grow and employ more people and sometimes even improve people's lives (wholesome food, clean water, effective medicine, cheap transport and communications) and make six and seven-figure incomes in the process will be the big losers. The winners will be those who contribute nothing to society other than image, influence, and entertainment (think sports, politics, media, and the like) and pull down eight-figure incomes doing so. The biggest winners will be those with the nine-figure incomes.
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