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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 7:55pm

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 sup 2U

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Sour or no?

 
 


 
What about those sharp
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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 7:44pm

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yes we can

i love the mash sir

 
Sour or no?

 
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 3:45am

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 Can't we wait 'til this episode of M*A*S*H is over?
 

yes we can

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 6:26pm

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i can't wait until october the 8th

i'm going now

 




Can't we wait 'til this episode of M*A*S*H is over?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 6:16pm

i can't wait until october the 8th

i'm going now
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 2:36pm

*last bump*
Hope everyone has a good Friday
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"This is a call for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out" of the United States economy for one day to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence. There are four elements to the boycott: withdraw from work, withdraw from your ATM, withdraw from commerce and withdraw from cell phone communication."

I will be taking a personal day off from work next Friday. Hope as many people as possible can join me.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 11:49am

Good luck to all involved tomorrow! More strength to you!
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 11:23am

*bump*
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"This is a call for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out" of the United States economy for one day to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence. There are four elements to the boycott: withdraw from work, withdraw from your ATM, withdraw from commerce and withdraw from cell phone communication."

I will be taking a personal day off from work next Friday. Hope as many people as possible can join me.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 8:25am

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My point was, if it's going to be a protest, it has to put somebody out in some way, be disruptive to some extent. Otherwise, it's just whining. Your boss may be a wonderful person, but you can't let that stop you from making your point if you're really serious. And if he or she is so 'gay-friendly', they should either accept your protest because they agree with you, or even join you. Otherwise, they're siding with the system you're protesting.

Glad you back... I HATE it when life drags me away from RP...


not working on Friday is only one aspect of the boycott. The main protest is an economic one, which CAN be disruptive IF enough people participate. And just for the record, only two people in my company know I'm gay.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 7:07am

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But that would be punishing your employer, and perhaps your employer is a wonderful gay-friendly person or persons. This isn'r senior 'cut' day in high school where the point was to flaunt authority in general, and wasn't hurting anyone.

If I just don't show up, my co-workers would be really worried and call me (on my cell phone that I'm not allowed to use), and it would cause stress and headache for everyone at work (who are all good people). What's the point of that?

P.S. Hi! I've been MIA for a while :^)

My point was, if it's going to be a protest, it has to put somebody out in some way, be disruptive to some extent. Otherwise, it's just whining. Your boss may be a wonderful person, but you can't let that stop you from making your point if you're really serious. And if he or she is so 'gay-friendly', they should either accept your protest because they agree with you, or even join you. Otherwise, they're siding with the system you're protesting.

Glad you back... I HATE it when life drags me away from RP...
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Posted: Oct 7, 2004 - 6:53am

gandalfbmg wrote:

Not that I'm protesting the idea, but how effective is it really if everyone takes a personal day or vacation day or sick day or whatever? Now the not spending money part I get, but if you really want to do some real civil disobedience or whatever (which in my book requires some sticking out of the neck to really count), you just wouldn't show up, or call in at the last minute... Giving your employer 'fair warning' and time to find coverage for you... well, somehow I doubt it will raise too many eyebrows.


But that would be punishing your employer, and perhaps your employer is a wonderful gay-friendly person or persons. This isn'r senior 'cut' day in high school where the point was to flaunt authority in general, and wasn't hurting anyone.

If I just don't show up, my co-workers would be really worried and call me (on my cell phone that I'm not allowed to use), and it would cause stress and headache for everyone at work (who are all good people). What's the point of that?

P.S. Hi! I've been MIA for a while :^)
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 12:57pm

1jerry wrote:
This is a call for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out" of the United States economy for one day to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence


being a devils advocate here..

So let me get this straight (pun original not intended, but then I flip-flopped):

To get your voices heard you are "dropping out" for a day, losing money or sick pay to do nothing and talk to nobody? And who is going to notice besides others that are doing the same thing?

I think somebody is putting too much faith in the attentiveness of the general public.

How is this different that Churches telling their congregations to protest in some way and they do, just like sheep. They both tell their membership how right and good it all is, and you need to sacrifice, and everyone pats each other on the back on how right and good they are and they tell those who choose not to follow that this is the right and good thing, and you should be protesting with us.

I applaud the peaceful nature of the "protest", but how much of the sacrifices of days is just to please your own circle? Does following the calls of the "leadership" of one particularly important aspect of your life require and more or less introspection and thought than, let's say, following the request of our president?

I don't know.

(just me, wasting oxygen)


I think that if enough people actually do this, someone (we hope) will notice. And its not really the general public that we want to notice us but the government.

As for the idea that we are all sheep who do what our elders tell us.....um, no. I know a few people who simply cannot take the day off on Friday and thats okay. Desn't mean they are now pariahs and not welcome in the community (as some churches do to their members who disagree with doctrine). The idea of this boycott is to DO WHAT YOU CAN for the cause. If you can't participate you won't be shunned or exiled. If you are able to participate then please do. Also, there really is no "leadership" in the gay community. We are a group of like-minded people. SOme do mroe for the cause than others and thats okay.
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 12:27pm

This is a call for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out" of the United States economy for one day to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence


being a devils advocate here..

So let me get this straight (pun original not intended, but then I flip-flopped):

To get your voices heard you are "dropping out" for a day, losing money or sick pay to do nothing and talk to nobody? And who is going to notice besides others that are doing the same thing?

I think somebody is putting too much faith in the attentiveness of the general public.

How is this different that Churches telling their congregations to protest in some way and they do, just like sheep. They both tell their membership how right and good it all is, and you need to sacrifice, and everyone pats each other on the back on how right and good they are and they tell those who choose not to follow that this is the right and good thing, and you should be protesting with us.

I applaud the peaceful nature of the "protest", but how much of the sacrifices of days is just to please your own circle? Does following the calls of the "leadership" of one particularly important aspect of your life require and more or less introspection and thought than, let's say, following the request of our president?

I don't know.

(just me, wasting oxygen)
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 12:09pm

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Reginald Denny? I think he was beaten up because of his whiteness.

But back to your thread... Should I not make an appointment with my stylist on Friday?



it's a free country

make any appointments you want
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:53am

*bump*
(click here)

"This is a call for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out" of the United States economy for one day to demonstrate that we are vital and important members of our communities with significant economic presence. There are four elements to the boycott: withdraw from work, withdraw from your ATM, withdraw from commerce and withdraw from cell phone communication."

I will be taking a personal day off from work next Friday. Hope as many people as possible can join me.
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:49am

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And yet you've never lost a job because of it, or beaten up, denied tax breaks, been blamed for major diseases and watch your friends die because of it, been exiled from your faith, etc., etc.

Perhaps you should have a "hypenless parade"?


Reginald Denny? I think he was beaten up because of his whiteness.

But back to your thread... Should I not make an appointment with my stylist on Friday?


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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:43am

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I think the main goal is to bring attention to how many of us there really are. Many GLBT people I know don't go to parades or protests. We aren't the marketable ones i.e. stereotypical - we are the people who live and work just like everyone else in this world. But even though we particiapte in this American society we are denied rights such as marriage, hospital visitations, survivorship and others that the "straight" majority take for granted.

I think it is a novel idea.


Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man screaming out to be seen?
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:43am

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I, too, suffer for that sin! A minority in the truest sense are we.

And yet you've never lost a job because of it, or beaten up, denied tax breaks, been blamed for major diseases and watch your friends die because of it, been exiled from your faith, etc., etc.

Perhaps you should have a "hypenless parade"?
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:40am

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I am a minority. I'm just an American. No Hyphen. That makes me a member of the smallest minority, nowadays, alas.


You may consider yourself the smallest minority, but straight white christian americans still have the largest voice in this country.
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Posted: Oct 6, 2004 - 11:35am

GolfRomeo wrote:


I am a minority. I'm just an American. No Hyphen. That makes me a member of the smallest minority, nowadays, alas.


I, too, suffer for that sin! A minority in the truest sense are we.

Hey, if somebody watches TV on Friday is that a violation of the boycott? Is it like Sabbath? No sparks and all that? Electricity has to come from somewhere. (It's not like peaches that come from a can that were put there by a man.)
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