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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:33 pm 
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I think what Inanna is suggesting is something like:

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[i]Guy: Hi, I like your profile, you seem nice
Me: Thanks, I like yours too
Guy: Cool! Would you like to meet sometime?
Me: Sure, I'm free for coffee Tuesday and Thursday next week. What's your week like?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:46 pm 
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I actually had a specific day and general time set with one of those three (ie. "Monday evening"). It was even his suggestion.
*silenceforeeeeveeeeer*

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:54 pm 
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They're probably Russian trolls. I think something like 92% of internet entities are, these days.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:56 pm 
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That would explain soooo much.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:13 pm 
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yovargas wrote:
I actually had a specific day and general time set with one of those three (ie. "Monday evening"). It was even his suggestion.
*silenceforeeeeveeeeer*
:hug:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:27 pm 
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**wishes I had an Inanna giving me lessons when I was a student


Awwww. I’ll try and remember this when I read some of the nasty comments my students leave (3 out of 10).

Yov, :hug:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:42 pm 
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I appreciate the hugs but I wasn't looking for sympathy by sharing that here. It was meant more as a companion piece to the article's examples of the weird ways modern technology is changing sex and dating. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Well, yov, through your own actions you've made a lot of people here care about you. So I'm afraid you're just going to have to live with the consequences. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:47 pm 
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Darnit!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:01 pm 
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This article makes a really good argument for non-zero-tolerance policies, even for me-too cases.

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance https://nyti.ms/2OfweWc?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:37 am 
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Good article Inanna.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:42 am 
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This!

https://www.facebook.com/ABCiview/video ... 259886168/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:53 am 
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Excellent find! I've shared it all over the place.

Sent from a tiny phone keyboard via Tapatalk - typos inevitable.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:27 pm 
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"it's the case these days that a lot of people on the left see any kind of criticism of their methods as a criticism of their goals."

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 pm 
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"These days?" "People on the left?" How about "all times and places" and "all people?"


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:01 am 
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So, a few radio stations have removed "Baby its cold outside" from their Christmas rotation due to the #MeToo movement. Overreaction?

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Alatar wrote:
So, a few radio stations have removed "Baby its cold outside" from their Christmas rotation due to the #MeToo movement. Overreaction?


This actually doesn't bother me. I don't believe in prohibiting or disrupting political or religious speech purely because it's offensive, and I don't believe in bowdlerising the past, but I don't have a problem if we decide some type of entertainment has had it's day and should be left in the past. If the song had remarkable artistic merit I think that would outweigh the issues, but as it stands, I don't see a reason to play it when there's others available.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:57 am 
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But who decides what has artistic merit? The song has survived over 70 years, so it obviously has something going for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:26 pm 
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But who decides what has artistic merit?


The radio stations who choose what songs they wanna play?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:30 pm 
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yovargas wrote:
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But who decides what has artistic merit?


The radio stations who choose what songs they wanna play?


But that’s not what their choice is predicated on in this case.

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