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solus

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Everyone must be distraught over the attack of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Sorry, an alleged incident 38 +/- years ago which hasn’t surfaced even after numerous federal inquiries/investigations as the Judge moved up through the judicial ranks and now someone steps out of the shadows to tell a tale of their attempted assault - seems like incredulous hyperbole.

Raises another question tho where is the other Georgetown prep student who supposedly jumped on the grappling students oh those many years ago?
 

color of law

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Sorry, an alleged incident 38 +/- years ago which hasn’t surfaced even after numerous federal inquiries/investigations as the Judge moved up through the judicial ranks and now someone steps out of the shadows to tell a tale of their attempted assault - seems like incredulous hyperbole.

Raises another question tho where is the other Georgetown prep student who supposedly jumped on the grappling students oh those many years ago?
Are you telling me this allegation may not be true? Are you telling me someone would try to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation? Oh, I'm so confused.
 

CJ4wd

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CoL - maybe you should have used the PURPLE ink, but Grape might change that "after the fact". :rolleyes:
 
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since9

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Is it really necessary?
Absolutely. Colors communicate a great deal, as do fonts and font sizes. If they didn't, these functions wouldn't have been demanded by users all over the world and built into every message forum software, word editor, and desktop publishing piece of software over the last 30+ years since the 1980s.

This is't a black and white newspaper. It's a message forum, and message forum members communicate with each other, often with color.

On a related note, have you considered the duplicity of communicating freedom while using a U.S.S.R.-like iron fist to control the behavior of others?

Hmm... We don't even do that in the military. Standards, yes - for doing the job, including formations, drills, and filling out paperwork. But at no time during my 20 years did I ever observe any order for people to clear their desks of everything except a pencil and a sharpener.

That would be absurd, yet your no-color policy here feels very much the same, Grapeshot. It's stifling. Stagnating, even.
 
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CJ4wd

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Absolutely. Colors communicate a great deal, as do fonts and font sizes. If they didn't, these functions wouldn't have been demanded by users all over the world and built into every message forum software, word editor, and desktop publishing piece of software over the last 30+ years since the 1980s.

This isn't a black and white newspaper. It's a message forum, and message forum members communicate with each other, often with color.

On a related note, have you considered the duplicity of communicating freedom while using a U.S.S.R.-like iron fist to control the behavior of others?

Hmm... We don't even do that in the military. Standards, yes - for doing the job, including formations, drills, and filling out paperwork. But at no time during my 20 years did I ever observe any order for people to clear their desks of everything except a pencil and a sharpener.

That would be absurd, yet your no-color policy here feels very much the same, Grapeshot. It's stifling. Stagnating, even.
Thanks for the agreement ! :exclaim:
 
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