Friday, December 10, 2010

I read it in the Saddleback College Lariat

We advise you to go home
Page 2, right-hand column:

Nov. 20 11:30 p.m.

A female staff person had a problem with her pants falling down because she forgot a belt. She was advised to go home.

Page 6: "Campus Comment":

Students are asked, "Do you think Wikileaks leaking classified documents to the public is a good thing?"

Some student answers:
"Yeah, I think it's good. I think it's a good idea."HT, 21, Business

"I don't think that's a good idea."JR, 18, Undecided

"Yeah. Sure. It's not a bad idea."ZM, 23, Environmental Engineering

7 comments:

  1. BvT, what are your thoughts on Wikileaks?

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  2. Yeah, is it a good idea, or not so good?

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  3. Actually, I was struck by these students' unawareness that they had nothing to offer but a "yes" or "no." Or maybe I was struck by the author of this feature in the paper, offering us so little, unaware of the poverty.
    As for Wikileaks: something in me wants to cheer when the obscure or hidden (in government) become open. On the other hand, I am annoyed that, once again, the world seems to be run by incompetents.

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  4. Was there no gentleman ready to offer his own belt?

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  5. These iz sum dem fine jrnalists youze be edjumikating in thet colege. They no whut iz whut, an thet iz fer shur.

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  6. Most dogs are too sophisticated to hold such binary opinions.

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  7. I don't know if it's sophistication exactly, but they do seem to eschew the binary.

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