HP Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

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384 Responses to HP Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

  1. Caller no. 8 says:

    Black Box Recorder ~ Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide

  2. Caller no. 8 says:

    Patti Smith ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit

  3. Caller no. 8 says:

    The Carpenters ~ Saturday

  4. Caller no. 8 says:

    No Doubt ~ Sunday Morning

  5. Caller no. 8 says:

    The B-52’s ~ 52 Girls

  6. Caller no. 8 says:

    The B-52’s ~ Deep Sleep

  7. Caller no. 8 says:

    The Residents ~ Serenade For Missy

  8. fi says:

    Good (yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn) Morning!

  9. Jack says:

    making a new page nothing fancy.

  10. Caller no. 8 says:

    Paul Simon ~ American Tune (1975)

  11. Caller no. 8 says:

    Ray Charles ~ Ring Of Fire

  12. bubbagumpy says:

    Bear with me, friends. Still venting! My new Huffy Poo post:
    This new, upcoming Huffington Post policy is targeted to new user accounts; however, it also applies to existing accounts if any moderator misunderstands our comment and declares it to be an “ad hominem” attack. Please read these two linked paragraphs very carefully.

    “The site will require a Facebook login to comment, forcing users to identify themselves. Current users will be grandfathered in and will be able to continue commenting as they are, for the most part.”
    “‘If they use ad hominem attacks or a comment that would not be allowed, in that case they’d have to identify themselves through a Facebook login,’ (Arianna) Huffington says….”

    Have you ever called out a Presidential administration? Wall Street? BP? And then have you ever been misunderstood by fellow readers? I have. That could be misinterpreted as an “ad hominem” attack. From Webster’s Dictionary, ad hominem means to appeal to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect or an attack on an opponent’s character rather than by an answer to the contentions made.

    Given the limited space of posts, how can someone make a reasoned argument every time, especially when we are outraged by breaking news? Consider an incident like the Deepwater Horizon explosion that not only took human lives but also devastated the regional environment and jobs. Someone who is rightly outraged might say, “Put the BP bums behind bars! If the President doesn’t prosecute them, impeach him!” That shout of outrage could be ruled an ad hominem attack. Is that worth the risk to be “outted” to your current and all future employers? Or if you are an overseas user, to be outted amid a region in deadly chaos — like present-day Egypt or Syria?

    Even worse, human resources officers presently scour across Facebook. Once Huffington Post makes this policy concrete, employers seeking to link our known Facebook accounts to our anonymous Huffington Post comments can demand our passwords or fire us for non-compliance. So changing the rules on all of us, because a small minority abuse the system, will have unintended consequences for all. Why effectively punish everyone for the actions of an uncivil minority? Instead, why not hold them accountable and ban them, then lock out their IP address so they can’t generate a new account?

    Respectfully, I disagree with the claim that, “Anonymity brings out the worst in people….” Anonymity is not the problem. Anonymity is what gives us the freedom to respectfully speak our mind and to share painful experiences with the world that, otherwise, we’d never do. Anonymity empowers us, just like it empowered Benjamin Franklin to publish the Silence Dogood letters, plus Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to pen the Federalist Papers. The United States of America (and the world) have benefited from the power and freedom of anonymous writings; without identities, we judge ideas on the merits of the message, not upon the identity of the messenger.

    • Hi, Bubba! Good comment, and very good question. The Poo would have to make some serious changes in their moderation if they want to go in that direction – or publish what they construe as “ad hominem attacks”. There’s still a lot of dancing around the Maypole in their efforts to quiet the sheep – something smells funny.

      As for the FB logins, I understand it’s possible to have an anonymous account there, in addition to a personal account.

      p.s. – we’re over on the next page. 😉

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