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09-26-2008, 07:59 PM #1Moderator Jim Lehrer Guest
Good Evening. My goal is to spark a debate.
Please direct your discussion to eachother. Please pretend the cameras are absent and myself as well.
Ideally, I want the gloves to come off during debate 1 of 4. Guns come out 3 of 4, and death occurs 4 of 4.
09-26-2008, 08:35 PM #2
I can't believe I am the first to say this.
Political Asshattery Jong. Of course I know you are already there.sigless.
09-26-2008, 08:38 PM #3
He's been everywhere! Ooops, I meant McCain has been everywhere. In the snow. In his bare feet. As a prisoner of war. With a drilling rig on his back. Without a refrigerator. With a bracelet.... blah, blah, blah...
PS: Dear Moderator, can I have my hour and a half back?
09-26-2008, 11:40 PM #4
Jim, I want to bring this back, if I may, to the issue of lifestyle brands. Earlier you asked what a lifestyle brand is, Jim, and that's a great question because it helps shed light on a problem that has taken too high a toll on the good people of this country.
Good people like Stan Walters, a pipe-fitter I met at the big Wal-Mart outside Allentown. Stan's a friendly man, a big fellow, too - linebacker big. We talked about his concerns for the country and he told me that his number one concern, his number one concern Jim, wasn't Iraq or the economy or the education system. His concern transcends, in a way, those issues. Stan is worried that the dominance of the internet over other media has led to a fractionalization of the social sphere to such an extent that there exists, in Stan's estimation, a duality within the psyche, a dangerous duality Stan said, within the psyche of too many of our children. The real world is no more real to these children, again in Stan's words, than the online world. This kind of fractured reality can be a symptom of social ills, even a catalyst for undesirable and potentially destructive behaviour. And behaviour that has its genesis in this kind of mental instability can cause all sorts of problems, Jim. Not just for the kids and their families, but for the whole country - now that's not just Stan talking, I agree with him here.
But this kind of problem can be averted. Averted by consumerism, Jim. And that's where lifestyle branding comes in. You see, a lifestyle brand provides people with a sense of identity that might be missing from their own lives, whether due to fractured psyche, childhood abuse, or drug and alcohol addiction. By providing a product and advertising campaign that reflects consumers' aspirations and allows them to identify with the product and campaign via their moral and ethical values, a lifestyle brand provides not just a safe haven, but a thriving, even vital, community. And isn't that what we need, Jim? Isn't community what being an American is all about? I think it is, Jim, and I'm proud to be a lifestyle brand. Damn proud."Active management in bear markets tends to outperform. Unfortunately, investors are not as elated with relative returns when they are negative. But it does support the argument that active management adds value." -- independent fund analyst Peter Loach
09-29-2008, 10:39 PM #5
I WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THESE DEBATES. THREE ZOMBIES IS BETTER THAN TWO, AND SO FORTH.
WHERE'S NANCY?EVEN BETTER THE THIRD TIME AROUND.
09-29-2008, 11:12 PM #6
09-30-2008, 12:34 AM #7yes its true you are a good woman, then again you may be the antichrist
08/09-- i quit counting
09-30-2008, 02:34 AM #8
09-30-2008, 06:28 AM #9