Surprise, Surprise...

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Real Estate Broker with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Working on a blog I needed some info, and I clicked on the States pop down menu and clicked on Florida. The page that populated the screen was not what I used to, so I thought that I might have clicked the wrong button, and I went back, checked what I clicked and … got to the same page.

Of course, we are humans, and our tastes vary, but I was extremely disappointed. Needless to say the info I was looking for I could not even get.

I did not have time to research, and check what happened and why. And then I saw the blog posted by Endre Barath Did you guys see all the changes that just took place on the Rain? How  

I was not the only one who was upset. I read the comments and got even more upset after reading the comment from AR. Unfortunately Jorgen “was not getting it”. Then I noticed the blog by Karen Anne Stone Once Again Active Rain "Fixes" Something that Wasn't Broken !, a lot of comments there, and a few comments from Jorgen, and again, I felt that they are missing the point. I found one of Jorgen’s comments simply insulting, as it was a cheap bribe and promise of big bucks coming from blogging.

I sometimes write posts that are very personal, and I am not doing it for the buck or two, and not for a big check. I am by far not the only one who does it. There are people who put their bleeding hearts into it. We are a human community first and foremost… How could they miss it so badly?

How could they miss that we are humans? That we warrant some consideration, and not being thrown under the bus because they have big plans for the Google spider or any other robot out there in the Universe?

Missing the target by such a huge margin is disheartening. Jorgen keeps saying that we need to stay tune and there will be something in store for us. So far the only detail was that there will be big bucks, which is not true and is insulting.

We got our big surprise today, and it is a very unpleasant one.

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Karen Anne Stone
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Jon, just about every time I read something of yours, I like you more and more.  I just love your lable of "crowds of happily drunkenly screaming agents."  After reading that, I can picture these "go along" folks very well.

The former teacher in me would rather describe your "crowd" as a "classroom full of apple-polishers."  But, that's just me.

July 22, 2010 08:06 AM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Jon in # 30:  That is so incredible about how you describe the "availablity" of Joan Baez disks in Russia in 1968.  Many burned heer records here because she was so anti-Vietnam war... and in Russia, they made her disks available to you... for that same reason.  I love it. 

Back then, and as America sometimes does now... they just cannot seem to get some things right.  But, that is all part of America being a so-called "Free Country."  Obviously, in some ways, in some ways is "free-er" than others.

Back in the 1960's... America and Russia, at times, were very much ALIKE.  Protesters in the streets in Chicago in 1968... outside the Democratic convention... were beaten to a blood pulp by police on horseback with billy clubs... blasting through them and hacking them into submission, and then dragging them off by the truck-load.

And... protestors at Kent State... protesting the Vietnam War... Ohio called out the National Guard, and actually shot and KILLED four students... for simply protesting against the War.  Luckily it didn't happen that often, or that obviously, but back then... there were times when parts of America were very similar to parts of Russia.  Back then, as it is now, it was very, very sad.

July 22, 2010 08:10 AM
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Karen Anne - I think the more people were "anti" American here, the more chances they had to be used by media there.

The whole propaganda machine was exploiting it this way. They did not lied outright, they distorted. And anti war movement they presented as anti-America movement.

Our heros were Angela Davis, and long before her even Lee Harvey Osvald, when he has "chosen real freedom" and came to the Soviet Union and spend some time there.

We also had a few bombshell singer, who would have something unflattering about USA and then they would get to tour the Soviet Union, and it was quite ugly...

When I read about the events of 1968 with the  government using force, is so foreign to todays America, that it is even difficult to imagine.

Not that nothing was happening in the USSR, but the information about it was blocked from the media and the country did not now about it. It is hard to believe, but they were successful of blocking information even about the events like Ashkhabad earthqualke, that took lives of thousnads and thousands of people and practically wiped out the city in 1949.

No word in any paper... ever

Tanks used against people in Dnepropetrovsk somewhere in the 60s. Not a word

July 22, 2010 11:19 AM
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Interesting discussion. The comments are very interesting to follow.

July 23, 2010 11:48 PM
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Vadim Zolotarevskiy
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Watching the discussion. I do not have a preference one way or another, but it is interesting to see what AR will do.

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