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11 minutes ago, Spidey's mom said:

Hmmm . . . I went back to re-read Caitlin Flanagan's article to see if I missed if the article was satire or sarcastic.  

I have to say I think it was real - her real thoughts.  

 

I found it to be very tongue in cheek.

In other words, truth, with a heavy dose of sarcasm, which made me laugh, several times.

It wasn't satire.

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51 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

I think having an arrest record for what is essentially being a participant in a democracy is a commendable thing.

Attempting to save the planet, and all those who inhabit it, is a commendable thing.

Being arrested for assaulting a member of the media at a Trump pep rally, is not a commendable act.

Yes, choose your battles carefully, dude.

I agree with you on that particular point.

Commendable or not, you often don’t get to explain the circumstances, such as to a potential employer or nursing board, for example.

Just curious, how many times have you been arrested for being a “participant in a democracy”?

 

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7 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Commendable or not, you often don’t get to explain the circumstances, such as to a potential employer or nursing board, for example.

Just curious, how many times have you been arrested for being a “participant in a democracy”?

 

Employers ask about felonies.

This wouldn't be a felony arrest.

But maybe assault committed at a Trump pep rally is considered a felony.

I don't know. Do you?

None of your business, as to whether or not I have been arrested.

A member of my nursing class had a ding on her record, for writing a bad check, and the BON let her explain the situation, and she got her license.

 

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11 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Commendable or not, you often don’t get to explain the circumstances, such as to a potential employer or nursing board, for example.

Just curious, how many times have you been arrested for being a “participant in a democracy”?

 

In my experience, professionals often get to explain things that nonprofessionals don't. A number of our elected legislators were arrested in similar instances when they were young.  Why would our individual histories be relevant to this discussion? 

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13 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Commendable or not, you often don’t get to explain the circumstances, such as to a potential employer or nursing board, for example.

Just curious, how many times have you been arrested for being a “participant in a democracy”?

 

One of my co-workers, yes, a nurse, has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

Yes, he shot off his gun, that was directed at a cop.

He refused plea deal, for jury trial.

My facility is holding his job.

Looks like they are willing to listen to the reason why he took a shot at a cop, and I guess they think the BON will give him back his license.

I kind of doubt it, since there are domestic abuse charges in there too.

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6 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

Employers ask about felonies.

This wouldn't be a felony arrest.

But maybe assault committed at a Trump pep rally is considered a felony.

I don't know. Do you?

None of your business, as to whether or not I have been arrested.

A member of my nursing class had a ding on her record, for writing a bad check, and the BON let her explain the situation, and she got her license.

 

Well, not everything is not so black and white.  A background check may show you were arrested for disorderly conduct.  Or it may not.  You may get to explain, or you might not.  You may or may not get your record expunged.  Things end up on the internet and last forever. And so on.

If you think storming into a Senators office over a badly thought out resolution, not even legislation, when the outcome isn’t going to change due to your actions is worth it the risk, then so be it.

I guess the answer is no, you haven’t been arrested for such an action.  If you have it seems you would be proud of it based on what you’ve bragged about in the past and you would be happy to share that with us.

So, what’s stopping you from storming Mitch’s office?

 

 

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29 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Well, not everything is not so black and white.  A background check may show you were arrested for disorderly conduct.  Or it may not.  You may get to explain, or you might not.  You may or may not get your record expunged.  Things end up on the internet and last forever. And so on.

If you think storming into a Senators office over a badly thought out resolution, not even legislation, when the outcome isn’t going to change due to your actions is worth it the risk, then so be it.

I guess the answer is no, you haven’t been arrested for such an action.  If you have it seems you would be proud of it based on what you’ve bragged about in the past and you would be happy to share that with us.

So, what’s stopping you from storming Mitch’s office?

 

 

Why are your questions personal? What is your intent? 

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11 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Why are your questions personal? What is your intent? 

The other poster stated it was commendable for those young people to be arrested for the reason they were.  I know she is politically active, so just wondering if she has taken the same risk that she is claiming is not really a risk and is a commendable action.

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8 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

The other poster stated it was commendable for those young people to be arrested for the reason they were.  I know she is politically active, so just wondering if she has taken the same risk that she is claiming is not really a risk and is a commendable action.

Perhaps you should take your personal questions and curiosity to a private conversation rather than adding that unnecessary level of personal attention to a thread about media misbehaving. Your questions don't appear as innocent as you claim given the history between you two. 

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4 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Perhaps you should take your personal questions and curiosity to a private conversation rather than adding that unnecessary level of personal attention to a thread about media misbehaving. Your questions don't appear as innocent as you claim given the history between you two. 

This poster has in the past shared many personal stories, some vaguely related to the thread they are posted in.

it’s not a difficult or tricky question.  Just curious if she has been arrested while acting as a political activist.  Probably not.  Despite applauding these people for doing so, she wouldn’t do the same, likely for the reasons I said that she is disagreeing with.

If the answer is yes, then hopefully she has a good story for us.

 

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20 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Perhaps you should take your personal questions and curiosity to a private conversation rather than adding that unnecessary level of personal attention to a thread about media misbehaving. Your questions don't appear as innocent as you claim given the history between you two. 

You are correct though, we’ve gotten off track.  I’ll move on.

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