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Is that stuff that JTT says about America true?

 
 
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 10:47 pm
@GracieGirl,
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Let's just ignore him.


By all means, GG, you ignore him. I'll let you know - but don't hold your breath - if he comes up with anything remotely intelligent.
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 10:55 pm
@JTT,
JTT, lets say for instance me and you and like a whole bunch of other people started like protesting and stuff because of what the US was doing to other countries. What would make the government listen to us? The government has complete control of the country right? So if they dont want stuff to be found out, then it wont be.

And, you didnt answer some of my other questions still. Laughing I know its alot, sorry. Smile
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 10:56 pm
@JTT,
Haha! Deal! Laughing Smile

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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 11:03 pm
@GracieGirl,
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JTT, lets say for instance me and you and like a whole bunch of other people started like protesting and stuff because of what the US was doing to other countries. What would make the government listen to us? The government has complete control of the country right? So if they dont want stuff to be found out, then it wont be.


You raise some excellent points, G.

Protest has helped in some cases but as often as not, it's the honest people who are made out to be the villains. All one can do is try to live an honest life, and to continue to point up the lies and the reality, right?

Yes, the government has much too much control of too many things, including the flow of information. Isn't that scary considering that the US is supposed to be a democracy, for the people, run by the people?

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And, you didnt answer some of my other questions still. I know its alot, sorry.


I'm certain that there are a million questions that I haven't answered. There are many millions more that I am unsure of myself. But keep searching and asking, above all asking.

How's your English grammar classes coming along? Does your teacher allow you to question her assessments of the working of the English language?
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 11:36 pm
@JTT,
Yeah it does! My dad says that all the government cares about is money and power. That's all that matters to them and he says that there's alot of stuff that goes on that we dont know about. Not just war crimes.

You know what I was thinking? The government really needs to stop fighting all those different countries and making all those people mad and stuff. What if all those countries come together and wanna get revenge or something? Then, we'd have a war here and our whole country would be distroyed like Iraq. You think that could happen? What if some one invades us? That's whats scary.

Im doing pretty good in English, but I do sometimes have a little trouble with usage. I dont really question her too much about it. She gets testy sometimes. Mostly I just try to remember everything she says in class and pay close attention and stuff. Smile



JTT
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 11:53 pm
@GracieGirl,
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Then, we'd have a war here and our whole country would be distroyed like Iraq. You think that could happen? What if some one invades us? That's whats scary.


Don't worry about that happening, GG. There will likely be other events like 9-11, but in a country as big as the USA, it will almost certainly never affect you physically.

What's really really scary is that the US will do these same things to another half a million children in another country. That's what is really scary.

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Im doing pretty good in English, but I do sometimes have a little trouble with usage. I dont really question her too much about it. She gets testy sometimes. Mostly I just try to remember everything she says in class and pay close attention and stuff.


You never ever have trouble with usage, Gracie, because, believe it or not, you know oodles and oodles more about English than your English teacher will ever teach you or ever be able to teach you.

I have one English grammar book that is 1842 pages and it still can't hardly begin to describe all the grammar that any native speaker intuitively knows.

The trouble you think you are having is not with usage per se, it's with usage that is demanded for writing and formal speaking. Writing is not a natural use of language. Many of the rules are made up, made up in the sense that they are not naturally occurring.

Speech is primary, and the grammar, the structure that you learned by the age of five is pretty much all the grammar that exists for the English language.

The stuff your teacher is pretending to teach you is mostly piffle, piffle that she doesn't even understand.

Now don't get me wrong; she is helping you to learn how to write, but that is mostly being done by you and the other students, not by the teachers.

Remember the "rule" about 'who/whom'. She didn't even know the actual rules of the English language on these pronouns. She just has memorized a fake rule that she and all the other English teachers regularly break.

You'll learn how to write just as you learned how to speak - by doing it.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 10:33 am
@JTT,
Excellent grammar advice! You also help many ESL people who ask questions at A2K. Keep up the good work, JTT!
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 08:50 pm
@wandeljw,
Thank you very much, JW.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 09:00 pm
@JTT,
I understand, get, jtt's views. I was probably ahead of him or her on the views.
What a prince, the announcer.

However, I don't hate the u.s.
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 09:12 pm
@ossobuco,
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However, I don't hate the u.s.


You most surely do, Osso. You hate the USA so much that you allow it to go one committing war crimes/terrorism because you never do anything to try to stop it.

You've likely send mail/email to all the presidents thanking them for butchering innocents the world over and stealing their wealth in order to make the US a wealthy country.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 09:20 pm
@JTT,
May the bird of paradise fly up your nose.

In the mean time, you do not know me at all. You're a poseur well built.
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 09:24 pm
@ossobuco,
I detect that you don't much like it when false things are said about you, Osso.

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However, I don't hate the u.s.




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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 09:59 pm
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2012 05:40 pm
@JTT,
Wow!

That's deep!

The "conventional doctrine" has it that al-Qaeda was responsible for 9-11, but the paranoid nitwits claiming it was executed by the Bush Administration are simply stating "the truth."

Just like the folks who state "the truth" about alien abductions, alien mutilations of cattle, ghosts haunting castles in Scotland, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and a mirror earth that revolves around the sun in a precise orbit that never allows us to see it.

These kind of statements are great cover for every lunatic who publishes a newsletter or stands on a soapbox on the corner of Park Ave.



GracieGirl
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2012 05:50 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
But...alien's might be real though.

Just saying...Laughing

And what mirror earth?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2012 07:19 pm
@GracieGirl,
True, but they are not abducting anyone or mutilating cows.
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2012 07:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Well, how do you know that for sure?
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2012 06:47 am
@GracieGirl,
America's done some terrible things but we've also done INCREDIBLE things to!
Im proud of my country. Smile

Spread The Word guys!

JTT
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2012 08:02 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
A world, Finn, that no matter where a child is born or lives, that child is free to grow and thrive.

A world, Finn, that no matter where a child is born or lives, that child is free to take part in governing his/her own country.

A world, Finn, that no matter where a child is born or lives, that child is free from attack from all the Joseph Konys/Henry Kissingers/George Bushes/... of the world.

But keep doing your part to see that this never happens, Finn.

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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2012 08:21 pm
@GracieGirl,
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Im proud of my country.


And you should be, GG, enormously so!!!

This idea is so fantastic, Gracie.


I wonder why Finn didn't discuss it? Smile
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