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  •  Fine, but make sure your reading list (1+ / 0-)
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    remains innocuous. Nothing too dirty, too ideological, too partisan, too foreign.

    By limiting our reading choices we can remain free of scrutiny. We'd better move to a more centrist blog, too, just to be safe.

    A nation is a mutual undertaking. - Roger Ebert

    by Bob Love on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 03:32:15 PM PDT

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    •  My reading list is innocuous. (0+ / 0-)

      so it's not really a challenge.

      But my point is not that I don't read anything 'partisan' or 'foreign' - it's that I don't care who knows I read them.

      You can go through life never doing anything to be ashamed of.  Or you can go through life never being ashamed of anything you do.  

      Either way, you wind up not being ashamed ever.

      Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God. - Thomas Jefferson

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 03:52:02 PM PDT

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      •  I trust you've never been a member of a class (0+ / 0-)

        of people that has been and never will be targeted because of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference or other difference.

        You seem unable to conceive of any kink or quirk that might cost you your job, your house, your family or friends. That must be bliss.

        A nation is a mutual undertaking. - Roger Ebert

        by Bob Love on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 04:15:17 PM PDT

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        •  I belong to several, thanks. (0+ / 0-)

          But I also figure I make my own way in life, and I'm not about to knuckle under to what other folks care or think.

          Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God. - Thomas Jefferson

          by Ezekial 23 20 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 04:21:18 PM PDT

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          •  Good for you. But (0+ / 0-)

            others less blithe about their situation may well be intimidated, and your comments have only been about yourself.

            A transexual who could lose a job custody of his/her kids if an employer or state office found out might have a different view.  This isn't solely about you; should others in more precarious positions simply be more thick-skinned?

            A nation is a mutual undertaking. - Roger Ebert

            by Bob Love on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 05:32:45 PM PDT

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