I WAS wondering about exactly that.
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I WAS wondering about exactly that.
One of my sisters is a professional cake decorator, and she got a wedding cake order for a poo wedding cake.
That's why I excluded Weinstein, Cosby, Spacey, etc. There's a preponderance of evidence, or a kind of sort of apology. But I've also seen people (not necessarily here) call the accused vile names before there's more than a hint they may have done something wrong. I feel like it has the potential to move into witch hunt mode, which hurts not only potentially innocent accused, but also victims.Sterngard Friegen wrote: ↑Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:11 amThe bottom line is that you think it through and use the evidence you have. In Moore's case the WaPo story was exquisitely sourced and filled with detail making it clear he had done what it was claimed he did. And then he all but confessed when "cross examined" by Sean Hannity yesterday. Remarkable. In Piven's case, the abomination "Wisdom of the Crowd" is still airing on broadcast TV..
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... at/238873/Some of Kennedy's campaign commercials touted his volunteer work, including one that showed him holding hands with children. "We were trying to counter the positives from that ad," a former Rove staffer told me, explaining that some within the See camp initiated a whisper campaign that Kennedy was a pedophile. "It was our standard practice to use the University of Alabama Law School to disseminate whisper-campaign information," the staffer went on. "That was a major device we used for the transmission of this stuff. The students at the law school are from all over the state, and that's one of the ways that Karl got the information out--he knew the law students would take it back to their home towns and it would get out." This would create the impression that the lie was in fact common knowledge across the state. "What Rove does," says Joe Perkins, "is try to make something so bad for a family that the candidate will not subject the family to the hardship. Mark is not your typical Alabama macho, beer-drinkin', tobacco-chewin', pickup-drivin' kind of guy. He is a small, well-groomed, well-educated family man, and what they tried to do was make him look like a homosexual pedophile. That was really, really hard to take."
There's an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Worf kills a fellow Klingon despite being yelled at not to. Later, Picard tells him there will be a mark on his record. No! Not the dreaded mark on his record! I lived in fear of those. And I never stabbed anyone in the throat with a bat'leth.tek wrote: ↑Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:47 pmAh yes.. RENs ("Ringer Equivalence Numbers") .. After Ma Bell got over "well no you can't attach ANYTHING AT ALL to your phone line," they got all bent about having you report the REN of any phone you bought and plugged in..
All a pile of crap. It mattered theoretically, but practically naught.
Dave Barry:I remember when I was in college, and my roommate Rob somehow obtained a phone. It was a Hot Phone. Rob hooked it up to our legal, wall-mounted phone with a long wire, which gave us the capability of calling the pizza-delivery man without getting up off the floor. This capability was essential, many nights. But we lived in fear. Because we knew we were breaking the rule—not a local, state, or federal rule, but a Telephone Company rule—and that any moment, agents of the Telephone Company, accompanied by heavy black dogs, might burst through the door and seize the Hot Phone and write our names down and we would never be allowed to have phone service again. And the dogs would seize our pizza.
There may be in some fields, e.g., the military (so that would make sense on Star Trek, but I crack up when I see that scene because, seriously, Picard? He killed someone against orders and there'll be a "mark"?). But I remember "mark on your record" being held over kids' heads like it was the ultimate shame.maydijo wrote: ↑Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:53 pmIs there really such a thing as a record? I've always wondered. Surely there's no record that follows you all the way from kindergarten through university - that people can call on at will to see that, when you were in the 10th grade, the chemistry teacher sent you to the vice principal's office for insubordination. (Not that that ever happened to me, of course. And when it didn't happen to me, I certainly did not escape punishment because the vice principal was my best friend's father.)
Things may have changed, but 20 years ago when I moved to Australia, even my credit report didn't follow me over.
But was it a transcript, or a record of every time you did something naughty, like all the times you interrupted the teacher to say, "I say, I say, I say boy"?