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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:24 PM
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Why do people refer to these times as interesting and exciting ?
I continue to here people calling this an interesting and or exciting time . Am I missing something , I hardly call hard and difficult times intersting let alone exciting .

All I can see is constant horror which seems to be blooming and growing as weeds .

So far we have not slowed the killing and the Dems have proved to be a complete letdown .

This occupation will only get much worse since they handed bush just what he wanted . The entire immigration bill is a complicated joke that will not solve one thing , they are going after the wrong people and going about this in the worst way imaginable .

Many issues and investigations pile up and all else before goes right down the memory hole as it is designed to do .

It's come to the point where it is almost impossible to find out what the next breaking story will flow out from the pits of hell , at times I don't even want to know which is just another way to keep people un-informed by design .

Right now they are playing with the war funding bill as a gift to bush . Monicas shrill voice peals out of the tv speakers and the immigration bill is just more swill with no end in sight .

The USA has become a torture chamber in it's own right since all is bad news .

So I ask again , what is interesting and exciting about any of this unless for some it's a political betting game . Just to add they can go to hell with their 2008 elections which will be just more of the same old crap and lies and sensational mud flinging .
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:27 PM
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1. I'm not sure this is relevant to your question, BUT
as you may know, the Chinese have a saying "May you live in interesting times"; and it's meant as a kind of "curse", actually.

In other words, may you live in bad times.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:28 PM
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2. These times are saddening and depressing.
Redstone
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:28 PM
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3. Tis an old chinese saying
may you live in interesting times.............

This usual means upheaval and is not a blessing to another person,.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:30 PM
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4. That's what I meant, maybe some you are hearing
mean it in this way. We are living in "interesting" times. Not meant as a good thing...
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:35 PM
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9. that would be a Chinese 'CURSE'...may you live in interesting times
it is not just a saying, but a curse.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:37 PM
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11. read my first answer. That IS what I said...
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 04:11 PM
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16. I see that..the Chinese are a wise people...what we think is
'interesting' is really chaos
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:31 PM
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5. Sounds like something the Oracle of Delphi would say with cryptic implications.
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:33 PM
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6. I Have No Idea
I find the times disheartening, depressing, deflating.
Lee
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:33 PM
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7. I find these times exhausting.
I'm on outrage overload. :-(
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:33 PM
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8. May you live in interesting times
An old curse mentioned above. Interesting and exciting need not be good things. They need only hold your attention and change your environment.

To quote Mr Ollivander from Harry Potter, "I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you. After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things. Terrible! Yes. But great. "
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:37 PM
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10. Interesting and exciting...
Can refer to both good and bad situations... I don't get your question...
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:41 PM
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12. Right now I am "interested" in finishing up cleaning
the kitchen and retiring to a cool tubby with a good book...(pushing 90* here today) :hi:
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:42 PM
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13. I dont know, Im scared almost shitless about the future.
Thanks BushCo.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:45 PM
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14. Well, they're not exactly "boring" and "dull"...(nt)
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-24-07 03:55 PM
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15. Even those who hate what is going on may concede that these are,
indeed, interesting times.

Those for whom they are exciting are the war lovers and rapturists - and fuck them.
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