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I can understand if past issues have made it too difficult for you to be optimistic that we are willing to and will work to change things, but I hope you will give us the chance to try.
Originally Posted by NalliaGuide
Have all the changes and actions that will be made been completed or will more be done? I am asking honestly, sincerely.
Originally Posted by cocodej
I think we're close, but Gretchen is still working on things. As soon as she's done there will be an announcement letting everyone know. We'll make sure it's posted here as well as in the announcement forum. I know not a lot of people check there.
Originally Posted by NalliaGuide
Many thanks Nallia!
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A Talk To Teachers
[...]
one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
[...]

Today's family meal:



Way overkill on the amount, but we had a ton of salmon scrap and I wanted to use it while it was still fresh!
Originally Posted by Saria
Saria, this looks delicious and makes me feel as if my brief stint in food service was a complete and utter sham. I worked in a "fine dining" establishment, with a wonderful menu, but alas...

they served employees frozen chicken fingers, corn dogs, and shoe string fries for $1.99. I took a pass.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Thanks! It was perfect on this warm day.
I usually make staff meals because otherwise there would be a lot of half-assed pasta with cream and lots of fried food. I nag the hell out of chefs to order me stuff for it (I explained to them that no self-respecting Dominican eats par-cooked rice, so please to order the Jasmine rice). lol:

I've never worked in a place where people were charged for staff meal, but it's supposed to go towards better food than that! Those are things strictly for emergencies (cooks are just too swamped to make anything). Even this past summer job (where those foods made their most frequent appearances out of any place I've worked) we still had plenty of meals actually cooked by one of the sous chefs.
I've worked in places where I had to pull family meal out of thin air because they just didn't order anything and we had nothing left over that we could use. Frozen prepared foods are basically a luxury item that many places can't afford/aren't willing to buy when something could be made from already paid-for product.

Amneris, you've been here long enough to know that threads get locked for a few reasons, and them going around in circles is one of them, I've seen it several times. They don't always get locked because of bickering and name calling...gimme a break.

Everything here is open to interpretation.

Email Gretchen and ask her why she locked the thread or whatever. They said they are working on getting new mods, revamping the rules and so on. Just let it go and see where things end up when they are done doing that. if you still aren't happy, stop posting here and start your own board where you can have the control that you're looking for.
Originally Posted by M2LR
Wow, this is kind of...hostile. Lol, to use a word popular around these parts lately.
Originally Posted by AmberBrown
That's nothing new between those two - or between M2LR and anyone else, really...
Originally Posted by The New Black
Hey, it wasn't "between" us... I didn't say anything to her.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











Ugh, new Korra clip where Korra continues to be amazing! Love this gif with Mako being all "we need to be cautious" and Korra pretty much not caring.

So …

1) The latest Trayvon Martin thread got locked.

2) The rules say not to start a new thread to continue an argument. With all the loose ends from the last couple Trayvon Martin threads, I feel like any thread with him as the focus falls under this rule.

So … ? Are we not going to be able to discuss that case anymore?

I swear I'm not being a smart ass. I'm really wondering this.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Can't you bump up an older thread about it, or have they all been closed?


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Wow, this is kind of...hostile. Lol, to use a word popular around these parts lately.
Originally Posted by AmberBrown
That's nothing new between those two - or between M2LR and anyone else, really...
Originally Posted by The New Black
Hey, it wasn't "between" us... I didn't say anything to her.
Originally Posted by Amneris
And there isn't anything between us anyways. I told others the same thing I told you.
She just needed an excuse to make some kind of rude comment about me.


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So …

1) The latest Trayvon Martin thread got locked.

2) The rules say not to start a new thread to continue an argument. With all the loose ends from the last couple Trayvon Martin threads, I feel like any thread with him as the focus falls under this rule.

So … ? Are we not going to be able to discuss that case anymore?

I swear I'm not being a smart ass. I'm really wondering this.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Can't you bump up an older thread about it, or have they all been closed?


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Originally Posted by M2LR
You mean the one with Wile's original "dude was a thug" comment in it? That's the other one.
@ Saria

I had no understanding of it, but sadly the owner/chef, a very nice man who moved here from PA, left too many decisions up to the manager (meals being one, and paying for them seems to be common here). This ended up being a fatal error in judgement.

He bought the most historical house in town. One of the few original houses remaining on the main strip. It's a beautiful 2 story farm house. He set up an amazing herb garden and green house out back, remodeled the inside separating it into 5 different dining rooms (upstairs and downstairs) and a fantastic bar area. As I said before the menu was wonderful, and a big hit with tourists and locals alike.

Unfortunately his manager had a horrific attitude toward the staff. They were always polite, did their job extremely well, and along with the food were a large reason why customers returned. If the manager heard one of them say, "Y'all have a nice day", he would go ballistic! I understood the aesthetic reasoning of this, but these were ladies who worked in local diners. It was a hard habit to break and they were working on it. His mistake was screaming at them, in front of customers. Word of this quickly spread. After the leaves fall, the tourists go home... It was shut down by November.

It turned out the manager was embezzling money, as well. All around bad day. It was sad and I do miss the owner and food. One can only eat Bogarts so many times before saying, "My life sucks".
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


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My phone is stuck on stupid. It's supposed to give me notifications when I get email, pm's from apps I have installed, texts, etc. Yet the only ones that show up are my emails, texts, missed calls. Maybe I need to send it to rehab.... Again.
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
So …

1) The latest Trayvon Martin thread got locked.

2) The rules say not to start a new thread to continue an argument. With all the loose ends from the last couple Trayvon Martin threads, I feel like any thread with him as the focus falls under this rule.

So … ? Are we not going to be able to discuss that case anymore?

I swear I'm not being a smart ass. I'm really wondering this.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Can't you bump up an older thread about it, or have they all been closed?


Sent from my iPad using CurlTalk.
Originally Posted by M2LR
You mean the one with Wile's original "dude was a thug" comment in it? That's the other one.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Ah, didn't realize that.
Oh gosh. I just found out that an essay I haven't even started yet (and makes up 40% of my grade) is due two days before I thought it was... AKA next Wednesday. And I agreed to work all day that day. And happen to have another huge essay due right around the same time.

This does not bode well.

"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey

Last edited by SCG; 04-18-2012 at 09:07 AM.
So …

1) The latest Trayvon Martin thread got locked.

2) The rules say not to start a new thread to continue an argument. With all the loose ends from the last couple Trayvon Martin threads, I feel like any thread with him as the focus falls under this rule.

So … ? Are we not going to be able to discuss that case anymore?

I swear I'm not being a smart ass. I'm really wondering this.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Can't you bump up an older thread about it, or have they all been closed?


Sent from my iPad using CurlTalk.
Originally Posted by M2LR
You mean the one with Wile's original "dude was a thug" comment in it? That's the other one.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
It's not "starting a new thread", so I don't see where an existing rule would be broken. Technically speaking, it should be okay, but in this uncertain climate, who the hell knows?
Originally Posted by Saria
That was pretty close to my reaction when i saw those pages earlier.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
And this! This has to be posted, because, wow!

http://www.stfuparentsblog.com/post/20860110792/whining-and-moaning-baby-haters


Last edited by Saria; 04-18-2012 at 10:04 AM.
I can understand if past issues have made it too difficult for you to be optimistic that we are willing to and will work to change things, but I hope you will give us the chance to try.
Originally Posted by NalliaGuide
Have all the changes and actions that will be made been completed or will more be done? I am asking honestly, sincerely.
Originally Posted by cocodej
I think we're close, but Gretchen is still working on things. As soon as she's done there will be an announcement letting everyone know. We'll make sure it's posted here as well as in the announcement forum. I know not a lot of people check there.
Originally Posted by NalliaGuide
Please understand, Nallia, I mean no disrespect to you. I think you're a great addition to the moderating team here. NC.com is lucky to have you.

I can only speak for myself in that it's too little too late.

The one thing that I thought should happen, hasn't happened, and I don't think will happen, even with these new "changes". So, whatever. I guess my time here is through.
Ugh, you "talk" just to hear yourself "speak." I find you to be boring, but more importantly, you are always slightly off-topic.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Can't you bump up an older thread about it, or have they all been closed?


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Originally Posted by M2LR
You mean the one with Wile's original "dude was a thug" comment in it? That's the other one.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
It's not "starting a new thread", so I don't see where an existing rule would be broken. Technically speaking, it should be okay, but in this uncertain climate, who the hell knows?
Originally Posted by misspam
I actually saw something related to the Trayvon case I thought was interesting and thought of starting a thread but just hadn't got around to it, but you're right - it might be safer not to.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











This legit cracked me up:

Honestly, very little. To raise a great family, or a healthy one, or whatever, definitely. But I can’t be the only one that ever saw a parent with a kid wearing filthy clothes too big and/or too small, hair unbrushed, no school supplies, rotting teeth, and zero basic social skills. I know people that put less effort into their kids they do their dogs–and most of those kids survive. They even become doctors and lawyers despite their neglect or even outright abuse. A friend of mine? Her parents used to pass out drunk in the living room around 5pm, so she would feed, diaper, and put to bed her 3 siblings. She grew up to be a nurse in spite of the fact her parents are ****ty drunk neglectful tools. Or maybe because of it.

Sure, if every parent in the world stopped doing their thing, it would probably be bad. You know what else would be horrifically bad? If ever person in the world stopped pooping in the toilet and started pooping in the streets. That would actually be worse faster, and kill me sooner. But we don’t talk about how not pooping in the drinking water is the most IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY IN THE WORLD, despite people all over the world, do, in fact, accidentally poop in the water and then people die. Not dumping **** in the streets is really one of the greatest brainchildren of modern civilization.

Being a halfway decent parent is work, and it’s challenging work. And it’s valuable work. But you are not the most important person in the world, you are not doing the hardest job in the world, and convincing yourself that you are is just silly. I mean, I’m not going to stop anyone who wants to say that, but they do look like a bit of a silly tit talking about how the fate of the ENTIRE WORLD rests on how s/he raises little Johnny. Little Johnny could vanish from the face of the world and it would keep on turnin’. That’s kind of the definition of, “not most important job/thing/person in the world”.
Today's family meal:



Way overkill on the amount, but we had a ton of salmon scrap and I wanted to use it while it was still fresh!
Originally Posted by Saria
Saria, please provide instructions for the above, that looks like it would make a kick ass lunch for work.

So far I see salmon, celery, peas, rocket (?), tomatoes, onions but knowing you there will be some awesome ingredient in there to make put it all together.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.

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