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geo321 says...

Democracy is not purely something to achieve. It's not a noun it's a verb. Democracy is a verb, an organized action as a means to an end. The word democracy has been sloganized and propagandized just like socialism, communism, and fascism. The words have lost their meaning.
Like the 'war on terrorism'. Terrorism is a verb, how can you have a war on a verb...a war on an action...a war on a tactic...
Anyway... my point is that if you want a government that reflects the peoples' interests that is what the democratic process is supposed to achieve. A question to be asked is...is your government representing the interests of the population as a whole?

Not meaning to sound nitpicky here, and am posting here instead of on the thread as it's slightly off topic, and I'm not wanting to show you up, and I agree with your sentiment, but what do you mean
"Terrorism is a verb?"
'Terrorism' is a noun, isn't it?
'To terrorise' is a verb.

the whole ism thing changes a verb into a noun.

Or am I missing something completely?


At mrk871
Well said. You're absolutely right. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and should check myself when I'm on a rant.

dystopianfuturetoday says...

no. iz rite. i no how 2 spel gud.

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http://www.videosift.com/video/Train-Knocks-Man-s-Shoe-Off
"A Dangerous Way To Remove One's Show" or Shoe?
I've tried reading it the former way and really can't quite get the context in which it makes sense to place show in there.
I've just spent 7 hours squinting at that sentence and visualising myself in that situation. I've got through a whole jar of coffee doing so and I'm finding it difficult to type. I'll feel stupid if it's just because of a typo. Especially as the coffee money was the last part of my money and supposed to be for paying for my tea bags.
Also when I finally came to the realisation that it might be a typo I went through every letter of the alphabet before finally getting to 'e' and the penny dropped. I mean actually it's ridiculous I tried all the letters, but get this:
What the fuck is a 'shop'?

EDD says...

Please, do stay and become an active member in this community. We need more folks like you.

AND/OR

I'll have whatever it was you were having at the time.

In reply to this comment by mrk871:
No don't think he noticed his shoe go missing. I always wonder why is it that you occasionally see just one shoe on its own and now I think I have the answer.
I mean I can kind of understand it with gloves - you drop one and don't notice it, or you lose one and try to find it or you're in too much of a hurry and a glove is not that important.
But who are these people who don't notice their shoes?
It's these insensitive mother fuckers who don't give two shits about their feet or their shoes. That guy just kept on running and over that fence.
He didn't even have the decency to fucking limp.
Now that really pisses me off.
Can people please learn that you do not have the right to just walk all over your feet or your shoes?
"One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you"
Although that's technically boots and I don't think anyone truly has empathy for boots, but I read that lyric metaphorically to mean something more like shoes/feet than actual boots. I don't think the song writer was being literal in this case and actually meaning boots. I do like the way that certain songs can have meanings that go a little deeper than the literal reading of the lyrics. Anyway I don't really think that it would be boots or feet that would come back to haunt us. It's really going to be the shoes exacting their revenge.

Another thing is I don't really like the title "Train Knocks Man's Shoe Off". How is this the train's fault? I mean the train was present and doing what trains do, and it's pretty indisputable that it must have been the train's contact with the shoe that resulted in it's removal, but really if anyone is to blame, it's the man. You could be pretty awful and blame the shoe, but really I can't imagine you'd do that.
"Man Removes Shoe using Train" might be more accurate at least in terms of apportioning blame appropriately, I don't think it accurately portrays the man's callousness though so maybe something along the lines of "Man Tries to Kill His Own Shoe using Train"
would express some of my rage at the incident, but maybe there's a more balanced way of expressing it.

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