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nohero
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Ready, set, go!

ridski said:

Also what nohero said. 

Personally, I think a "What Nohero Said" button should be added as a "Reply" choice, but I'll leave that to the proprietors.

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ridski
Discussion: World Cup - who are you pulling for?

Jaytee said:

Japanese fans stayed after the game with Germany to clean up. Bravo!

Japanese fans do this every tournament. The world is a better place for Japanese fans.

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ridski
Discussion: World Cup - who are you pulling for?

Spoiler alert:


England and USA through to the next round! Going up against Senegal and the Netherlands respectively. Both will be tough matches. I was rooting for both teams today, and I'm happy USA made it after not qualifying for 2018. Today's was a hard-fought match against Iran who really wanted it but played really dirty football, so I'm glad to see them lose frankly.

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jimmurphy
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Ready, set, go!

drummerboy said:

You can subscribe to categories?

Well I'll be.

It’s more about unsubscribing, which I think was originally done to hide politics posts from those who don’t want to read about them.

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Ready, set, go!

mtierney said:

Thou dost ponder too much, folks. It is what it is. Sloppy headline writing!

As ml1 notes, when you ask people a question, you risk encouraging them to ponder.

The homepage may have been a little sloppy with the clustered “they”/“their” and two-sentence headlines, because repetition can irritate a reader. But bear in mind that news websites are meant to be dynamic and constantly changing (and default to the headlines on the separately published articles), so attention to such aesthetic details isn’t always as vigilant as it is when headline writers fill the front page that’s delivered to your door.

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nohero
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Ready, set, go!

ridski said:

Maybe mtierney has been inspired by the other thread discussing whether a football team is a collective or a group of individuals, depending on what type of English you grew up speaking?

Suffice to say, the collective "they" is not threatened by the singular "they" and hasn't been since Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, and Austen have all used it. It's just become the right-wing obsession du jour.

They get outraged because they're told to be outraged, without ever asking why they're supposed to be outraged.

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drummerboy
Discussion: Will Herschel Win?

ridski said:

If Walker's primary residence is in Texas, where did he vote?

I'd bet 10 to 1 he's never voted in his life before this Georgia election.

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yahooyahoo
Discussion: World Cup - who are you pulling for?

Decent result for the USA against favored England.
However, the USA must win versus Iran to advance.

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bub
Discussion: Summit Health ---- and the big wheel.

I don't know.  Organizations like SMG, which I use a lot, represents the corporatizing of medical care, that's for sure.  On the other hand, because of the internet and the phenomenon of online customer reviews, I feel like these practices are more self-conscious about how they are viewed.  I'm pretty sure that in recent years, my Dr. appointments are more often on time or closer to on time than in years distant.  I also find that SMG is far more reliable and prompt in responding to my inquiries on their portal than other medical practices.  I have no significant complaints about their doctors.  Nobody has missed anything or misdiagnosed me that I can recall.

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Train_of_Thought
Discussion: Bring Out Your Dead! The celebrity death thread....

Saw this clip on the interwebs. Good stuff.

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