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objectivity

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originally posted on starblvd by CAM, Jan/4/2004 16:23:06 [-05 EST]

Yes, objectivity is ideal -- but fairness and responsibility to look at all sides is what we really mean by "objectivity." N'est ce pas?
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DING DING DING DING!

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originally posted on starblvd by David, Jan/6/2004 02:21:11 [-05 EST]

You dropped a French phrase into your post CAM. I'm afraid you have to pay a forfeit for that. You will spend the remainder of the day without shoes.
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French

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originally posted on starblvd by CAM, Jan/6/2004 15:56:42 [-05 EST]

Oh, oh. No shoes. And it's snowing and icy here.

I'm assuming I have forgotten one of llizard's forum rules that I have forgotten. I guess in the context of the threat, I have also violated the 2003 US Convention Against the Use of the Freedom Language?

And speaking of potatoes (from another thread circa thanksgiving and aiming to keep the forum on topic), I wonder if the rules about "f------fries" are still in force in whatever famous US cafeteria it was invoked. Personally I like any kind of fried potatoes quite a lot, and I really balk at using the term f------ for fried potatoes. Potatoes are quite cheap but still not free and certainly not free of fattening qualities. I am trying to cut back.
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re: French

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originally posted on starblvd by llizard, Jan/6/2004 17:51:44 [-05 EST]
related page: CBC - DNA shows BSE cow is Canadian

CAM wrote:
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: I'm assuming I have forgotten one of llizard's forum
: rules that I have forgotten.
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I seem to have forgotten what this rule might be too. Why is it required for CAM's shoes to be removed, David?

CAM, you are not the only one who will be cutting back. It turns out that our cat will also be going on a crash diet if the ban on importation of US made pet food continues too long. Apparently, there are companies in Canada that produce petfood but most petfood is (or rather, was) imported from the USA.

*sigh* Of course I'm concerned about madcow disease finally making it over the Atlantic, but just how many cats and dogs are going to pass it on to their owners? (I gather that the answer is zero.)
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Mad Cow Disease

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originally posted on starblvd by David, Jan/7/2004 04:44:53 [-05 EST]

Cat's and dogs cannot catch mad cow disease. Even if they could, the only
way they could pass it on to their owners would be for the owners to eat
the cat's/dog's brain or spinal cord. The only reason I can think of to ban
imports of pet food is if pet food is routinely eaten by humans either by
choice or unwittingly in restaurants.
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Fried potatoes

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originally posted on starblvd by David, Jan/7/2004 04:39:30 [-05 EST]

No you haven't forgotten a rule that you have forgotten. For my own twisted amusement I invent rules* in the various forums that I visit. This rule is not anti-French but "anti changing language mid-sentance". I am unaware of any US Conventions concerning the "Freedom Language" (whatever that is), not that they have any jurisdication over me anyway.

Oh yes, potatoes. It seems that the residents of North America have lost their way again. Those things that are known as "fries" are actually "chips" and have been for several centuries. Likewise those flat, crunchy, crispy slices of cooked potatoes are "crisps".


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oh...

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originally posted on starblvd by cam, Jan/8/2004 00:23:35 [-05 EST]

Here in Canada we change languages mid sentence all the time.
Rulebreakers, we are, absolutely. Regarding the convention against the
Freedom Language, that was my little joke about the anti-French "rules" in
the US last year. Everything "french" was now "freedom," e.g. freedom
fries. In Canada we call them "chips" too. But "crisps" are also potato chips.
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