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  •  I hope the HIPAA will be supported. It's one law (3+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, SoCalSal, second gen

    that can be overridden by later laws.

    I presume you are suggesting Wayne LaPierre is grandstanding as not me, as I didn't suggest such a database would address any of the gun deaths, and you kindlly rec'd my post.  But, perhaps, because I've posted some of the most entertaining and thought provoking grandstanding you've seen all afternoon, eh, Roadbed Guy?

    :-0

    I was just thinking about this again, wondering how many parents are warning their children not to share any thoughts or feelings that might be problematic with teachers, school counselors, therapists, friends, or anyone else that might report them and have notes go into their "permanent" records.

    I guess most kids will be smart enough to figure this out on their own. When we live in a society that is hostile and non-caring about individuals and individual rights, individuals, and even young children learn very quickly not to honestly share their inner world for fear of the consequences.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:27:07 AM PST

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    •  Yes, I was referring to Wayne (2+ / 0-)
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      HoundDog, SoCalSal

      That wasn't very clear. sorry.

      •  That's ok Roadbed Guy. As long as folks rec my (1+ / 0-)
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        post, they can say pretty much anything they like about me and I"m still happy.  I think I've told you before I've thought about changing my UID to Mojohound, as getting recs seems to be some kind of a weird primal drive for me that really doesn't make much sense.

        Particular since I'm now in my 50s, and am here anonymous.

        I was going to talk to my psychiatrist about it, but then thought better of the idea for fear that might be put in my permanent record and flagged by some moron working for minimum wage, at our local domestic intelligence center as part of the profile of people they should keep an eye on.

        Thanks for commenting.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:41:23 AM PST

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        •  How much mojo do you need, really? (1+ / 0-)
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          Heck, if you have two bars, you can read the hidden comments.  Why do you need more?  Is there a second (and third and fourth, I suppose) level of even more deeply hidden comment that you get access to if you have progressively more bars?

          I suppose if you opt not to tell me, I'll never find out because I have a weird primal drive to do the bare minimum needed to get through life . . .

          •  You are right Roadbed Guy, that's why I was (1+ / 0-)
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            confessing that it is a totally irrational compulsion.

            As soon as anyone starts counting anything my pulse quickens and I get competitive.

            But, in the case of total recs under our People menu is a number of accumulated counters such as total recs, number of posts, number of followers, which are silly but, I can't help notice.  

            Yesterday, I pass 30,000 total accumulated recs, which I celebrated. I need about another 4,000 to get on the first page of Most Recommend authors.

            Four days ago, I published my 675 post which moved me from the second page to the first page of Most Prolific Authors.

            And, somehow I ended up at the top of the Most Frequent poster of the month for over a month, even though I took off a week for Thanksgiving, and half of last week for a trip to Boston.  I think it must be broken because kos wrote 75 posts just during the week of Boston.  

            Whatever, ...   Every rec I receive makes me happy, which I realize is a sad reflection of unresolved self-esteem issues, but it's who I am.  

            Thanks, Roadbed Guy.  

            The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

            by HoundDog on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:17:54 PM PST

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        •  Egad, I just checked and I have 3 bars (1+ / 0-)
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          How did that happen?  Why am I trying so hard??

          I definitely need a break from this place . .. .

          •  They are like those "gateway drugs" Roadbed. (1+ / 0-)
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            It starts out with just checking every now and then, and before you know it you'll be "jonesing" for more recs and checking you stats every couple hours.

            And, if you post something that get ignored, you'll start to get the shacks.  

            But, don't despair, by that time I'll probably have set up a 12 step support group for blogging addicts.

            The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

            by HoundDog on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 01:21:50 PM PST

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