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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    My subscription to Time will be stopped.
    There are various reasons for terminating your subscription, but what precisely is wrong with this choice for person of the year? 2011 was a year of significant social change and upheaval. It seems like an entirely appropriate choice to me.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    There are various reasons for terminating your subscription, but what precisely is wrong with this choice for person of the year? 2011 was a year of significant social change and upheaval. It seems like an entirely appropriate choice to me.
    Im guessing because something about protesters really pisses people off.. They are still stuck with the sterotype of them being "spoiled rich kids asking for everything, or poor dirty hippies, or stupid uncontrollable rioters"... Either that or he just hates the message and it really pisses people off when they win an imaginary award.


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    There are various reasons for terminating your subscription, but what precisely is wrong with this choice for person of the year? 2011 was a year of significant social change and upheaval. It seems like an entirely appropriate choice to me.

    When you have children throwing temper tantrums, the proper course is to ignore their acting out.


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When you have children throwing temper tantrums, the proper course is to ignore their acting out.


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    Yes, that is what we have been trying to do with Conservatives since Obama got elected. Hasn't worked, but some diapers on CONS have been changed.

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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    When you have children throwing temper tantrums, the proper course is to ignore their acting out.


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    Yeah, tell those Arab protesters who are speaking out against their authoritarian governments, and getting shot the **** up, that they are just "throwing temper tantrums." Wonder what kind of response you'll get.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, that is what we have been trying to do with Conservatives since Obama got elected. Hasn't worked, but some diapers on CONS have been changed.
    Let's see how cocky you are in November 2012


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Let's see how cocky you are in November 2012...
    considering how irrationally confident soo many Conservatives are of Obama's pending defeat, the day after Election Day sure could be an amazing sight.


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yeah, tell those Arab protesters who are speaking out against their authoritarian governments, and getting shot the **** up, that they are just "throwing temper tantrums." Wonder what kind of response you'll get.
    the Arab AQ uprisings are their problem, I am speaking more of OWS and the ever increasing bunch of spoiled brats straight out of mom's basement thinking that they are entitled to my earnings.


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the Arab AQ uprisings are their problem, I am speaking more of OWS and the ever increasing bunch of spoiled brats straight out of mom's basement thinking that they are entitled to my earnings.


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    Yep you have exactly no idea what the OWS movement is about do you....??


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    The person of the year is a bunch of people from around the world . . . From the Arab Spring even?

    So - any and all protest is nothing but good.

    Wow, they're not being picky - are they? Sometimes it can be good but sometimes it can be disasterous and futile. Everyone needs to be careful that when they support a cause or admonish a reason they KNOW what's going on and what's happening becuase of it.
    Ya... screw the protesters. They should have gave it to "The Apathetic Tax-Cows".
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