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@jb78000 (15173)
March 14, 2011 10:41pm CST
just wondering about the panic shown here, which oddly has been the same for the last twenty plus years, by people that i doubt have ever been more than 200 miles from where they were born, and understandably suspicious of anything new. ever wonder if your buttons are being pressed rather obviously?
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
15 Mar 11
That 200 miles bit might be accurate in a tiny country like the UK, but most people here on mylot live in the US. In the state of Florida alone it's a 239 mile drive from Orlando to Miami and that's about half the length of the state. For the record, the furthest I've lived from the city I was born in was 1,266 miles. I don't know why you would think that a country that is the biggest melting pot in the world, with many of the greatest innovations in the world, would be somehow xenophobic or afraid of new things.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
15 Mar 11
But they are. Let's have health reform. No thanks it's new and scary.... Or did you mean China? LOL.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
15 Mar 11
People want health care reform, what they don't want is an unconstitutional piece of garbage that was never even read by the people who voted for it. Nobody wants the government forcing them to buy health insurance either. People don't hate it because it's new, they hate it because it's a violation of our constitution and will only worsen our economy without fixing any problems.
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
fairly insular by the sounds of it taskr. so you have never left your country even for a holiday have you? but congrats on leaving at some point your state.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
15 Mar 11
I refuse to stay in my box! I'm claustrophobic and that may be the PANIC you sense. How ya doin jb? long time no see. You know that green froggy that got put in the pot of water don't you? Well, the water is at about 90 degrees right now, fixin to boil soon, better tell him to jump out. You know how frogs are, they'll sit there feeling all safe and secure until they boil.
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
hey debi! missed you. anyway back in your box. you have a nice box. it is labelled "commies" and has a wheel.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Mar 11
The lovely debra posted a discussion in politics that some objected to because it mentioned religion and someone worked laboriously at having it deleted. Don't you think that's wrong? I mean, not every discussion under politics is related to that topic, or any topic for that matter. Some seem to have no point, whatsoever. But debra, I agree about the frog. I hear frog legs are tasty, but there's more meat on a rabbit. Maybe we should just make soup.
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Mar 11
There's no threat, just a discussion about soup. You betcha. *wink*
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@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Hi jb ... when support enforce came here from myLot politicos for republican elected official who determined that college students were "too stupid to vote" their own sense of right or wrong, I actually got the total thrust of what bottom grubbing meant. Don't think I ever got an answer to questions .... why not change the eligibility age or at what age is military recruitment acceptable!
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Mar 11
I voted your response positively, Gladys. I did that because it is the response that best matches the discussion. Don't be dismayed about getting no answers to your questions, jb doesn't even ask one and look how many responses she gets. Pennies from heaven.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
15 Mar 11
How kind of you Rollo!! ;) In the meantime, I kinda think jb can understand my associative meaning.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Mar 11
I always rate responses positively if I respond to them. It's a quirk I have.
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@GardenGerty (97967)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Not sure what panic. We are all in one form of panic or another. I know, some people are spooked more easily than others. Surely blue rabbits do not panic them, though.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
blue rabbits have the safety of an ocean and a few thousand miles. our nearest neighbours are quite nice. even france. and germany is apparently the most popular country in the world.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
15 Mar 11
But popular for what? Leather shorted bottom slapping?
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
not as far as i know, and i do have a number of ahem german connections. not one of them wears leather shorts. which, in most cases, is just as well. i think it is just for not being as rubbish as the uk. but in the rubbish leagues obviously the uk still beats obviously rubbish countries such as the us. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
15 Mar 11
I hope this is a significant discussion because I had one deleted for not falling within that description. If man has rights then he has responsibilities too. I believe that the p1ke can lie with the Bunny but only when the sardines have followed the trawler as far as the tin.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
indeed. i think you fully grasped all the sensible things i was trying to say, which most certainly did not stop at trying to irritate the more patriotic americans on here.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
15 Mar 11
I love upsetting (some) Americans. They are so deliciously gullible and narrow minded but believe themselves well informed. Which they are about..... Now don't prompt me..... er..... There must be something....
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
i think they have all gone to bed - if you hang around politics central you may find one or two. do you think they'd like some pointed remarks in german? we may have an ally. i could also provide some in really bad spanish.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Mar 11
truly have no idea what you may be speaking of...
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
just a generalised xenophobic rant about, well, you lot. as you know i love putting people into boxes and all the right wingers get put into the same box as whoever starts the discussions on the front page. since rose has gone you are in with teddy.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
15 Mar 11
It's apparently just a "Bash America" thread. I made the mistake of thinking jb was actually trying to discuss something, but she hasn't been able to muster anything but inane personal attacks so far.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Mar 11
I realized this so I choose not to participate.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
15 Mar 11
Well, there was Tchernobyl. Before that, and after I think, there was Sellafield. So if I panick, it's because of you! Not to mention the lunatics up at the Cola peninsula ... 'Cause if we don't mention them, both they and all their old and broken nuclear stuff (ice breakers for example) might just disappear. Disappear would be good in this case. Assuming that you're talking about radioactive clouds driting all the way from Japan to here. And there. If it comes to us, it'll come to you too I suppose.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
15 Mar 11
And if you were talking about something completely different, we could start a big discussion about how I misunderstood you and that you feel misunderstood and that it's all part of a big conspiracy. Something more important no matter what, how and where: have you tried to make Scottish oaties? I had one at Mrs Forsythe's tea room in Edinburgh, and I want one now! But they're a difficult to send in the mail.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
no idea what i was talking about but i haven't tried to make oaties, mainly because i don't like them very much
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
15 Mar 11
You could start a heated discussion without yourself, and be very upset with how you don't know what you started a discussion about? I gave the physics class a "how many horse powers does a earth quake produce" for their test today. Next week we will start with astro physics and whether it is politically correct to talk about red giants and brown dwarfs. BTW, if you miss the snow, I can send you some before it melts? ;-)
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 11
he tries to push them, but I don't let on that I notice
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
*push* *prod* *poke* *really hard poke* ?
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 11
Give him Cuban's!
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 11
push, prod, poke, KICK
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Mar 11
hi jb ye old blue b unny you. I am not up to dealing with bash America as I am still hurting from the fight with the tile floor on Feb 15th. the flpor won hands down. fractured nose, black eyes, sprained knee, wrist, ankle, shoulder all on my right side. so when in pain I do not deal with bashing my country at all, in fact am not dealing with much of anything but the next pain pill..lol.As for panics, there are always cataxtrophes in any one part of the world at any one given time.Right now I feel sorry for and send my prayers to Japan and new Zealand, and also being selfish for myself. please God let my knew quit hurting. amen
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Mar 11
typo sorry please God let me knee quit hurting amen.
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
ouch. yes i agree with you about japan - this discussion wasn't about japan btw, it was about the panics about trivia we often see in forums like this.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Mar 11
And yet, there are others who, although having traveled and immersed themselves in the global society and despite having access to all forms of communication, and despite their self-touted education, ignore everything that is not in the little boxes. The illusion is complete; it is reality, the reality is illusion and the ambiguity is the only truth. But is the truth, as Hitchcock observes, in the box? No, there isn't room, the ambiguity has put on weight.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
which is not in fact me but i can understand you probably don't think so. i think i probably got stuck in the commie box two seconds after starting here. in fact i'd imagine just about every european, including the conservative ones, probably does. i haven't seen any far right ones here. they do exist mind you.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I have company in the commie box...
@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 11
Panic? Panic over the Tsusami in Japan? And thinking about what could happen next? How do you know any of that to be true? I think people are panicked for a very good reason. The news is forever telling us of some new clamity. And aren't you just alittle concerned? Or don't you care? You know that anything could happen. Its only a matter of time.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
actually i wasn't talking about that - this more a more general discussion. i'll admit i was interested to see what responses i get
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@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 11
I guess that is the only panic I have heard about.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Mar 11
Hello little blue bunny. I am not panicking more than usual.Well, maybe a tad more because of the devastation of Japan and am worried about the nuclear reactors. That is enough to put fear in anyone, don't you think?
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Mar 11
well yes. although i was trying to keep off the subject of japan really. rather successfully if i do say so myself. we seem to be back to healthcare.
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