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Old 04-28-2018, 05:34 PM   #1
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TEXT TO NEIGHBOR:

Hi, Fred, this is Richard, next door. Iíve got a confession to make.

I íve been riddled with guilt for a few months and have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-to-face. At least Iím telling you in this text and I canít live with myself a minute longer without you knowing about this.

The truth is that when youíre not around Iíve been sharing your wife, day and night. In fact, probably much more than you. I havenít been getting it at home recently and I know that thatís no excuse. The temptation was just too great. I canít live with the guilt and hope youíll accept my sincere apology and forgive me.

Please suggest a fee for usage and Iíll pay you.

Regards,
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NEIGHBORíS RESPONSE:

Fred, feeling so angered and betrayed, grabbed his gun and shot Richard -- killing him. He went back home and poured himself a stiff drink and sat down on the sofa. Fred then looked at his phone and discovered a second Text message from Richard.




SECOND TEXT MESSAGE:

Hi, Fred. Richard here again. Sorry about the typo on my last text. I expect you figured it out and noticed that the damned Auto-Spell Correct had changed ďwi-fi" to ďwifeĒ. Technology, huh?
Itíll be the death of us all.
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It could have been worse if he knew he was stealing his wi-fi
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I think there's more to the 'death of us all' statement than any of us realize........
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Don'tcha just hate when these things happen?
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One of my old neighbors WiFi was label For **** Use Only.


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I don't quite know why I'm so opposed to censorship, because, if there's a new cuss/offensive/naughty word out there, and I miss out on it, because someone else thinks a "word" (printed or otherwise) may cause irreparable personal damage to myself, or other people I don't even know; I will be so psychologically, emotionally, and intellectually, harmed, damaged, deprived, and my FOMO will forever cripple my fragile little sense of being, wonderment, and craving for knowledge, that I feel compelled to decipher the total mind fook of the mysterious ****, that keeps me awake at night, compromising my ability to function at my chosen trade, jeopardizing the safety, well being, and peace of mind of my fellow tradesmen, coworkers, and subordinates on the job-site, and/or on the commute to or from said site.
So as a part of my OCD rehabilitation I would like to take a guess of sorts, as to which "word" of the OP, the "offensive" **** is masking.
Judging by the context, two words seem the likely choice. The first and most obvious choice would be "por-ne" [sic], or "phuck" [sic], because "educational", "official", and "masturbatory" have too many letter places.
Just for reference, they used the "F" (no...not "funny") word, totally uncensored on the Donald J Trump roast on Comedy Central the other night, during prime time no less.
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I don't quite know why I'm so opposed to censorship, because, if there's a new cuss/offensive/naughty word out there, and I miss out on it, because someone else thinks a "word" (printed or otherwise) may cause irreparable personal damage to myself, or other people I don't even know; I will be so psychologically, emotionally, and intellectually, harmed, damaged, deprived, and my FOMO will forever cripple my fragile little sense of being, wonderment, and craving for knowledge, that I feel compelled to decipher the total mind fook of the mysterious ****, that keeps me awake at night, compromising my ability to function at my chosen trade, jeopardizing the safety, well being, and peace of mind of my fellow tradesmen, coworkers, and subordinates on the job-site, and/or on the commute to or from said site.
So as a part of my OCD rehabilitation I would like to take a guess of sorts, as to which "word" of the OP, the "offensive" **** is masking.
Judging by the context, two words seem the likely choice. The first and most obvious choice would be "por-ne" [sic], or "phuck" [sic], because "educational", "official", and "masturbatory" have too many letter places.
Just for reference, they used the "F" (no...not "funny") word, totally uncensored on the Donald J Trump roast on Comedy Central the other night, during prime time no less.
By any chance did you skip your meds today?
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Random musings on censorship:

When two people are having a conversation, there's a small chance that one or the other may become offended at the other. When one person is having a conversation with an entire audience, the chances that someone in that audience will take offense at something is near on 100%. That's life. That's how it works. Someone will be offended at the topic you have to speak about.

That said, why would a person want to purposely stack the deck against themselves and use words generally found to be offensive, thus maximizing the number of people offended at their remarks? You're going to have people offended at things you say no matter what, I'm trying to say, so why add the extra population of offended people by decorating your language with offensive words?

Maybe sometimes self-censorship is a good idea?
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By any chance did you skip your meds today?
Na, I'm doin' the 32 oz. bottle of Geritol, but I think I've built up a tolerance to it. I considered taking up drinking again, but, that just makes me mean...er.
I guess it all goes back to a George Carlin special a while back. I pay good money for cable TV, and I sometimes masquerade as an "adult", (Lord knows I'm old enough for it) and as such, I feel that "art", in whatever form it takes, spoken/printed word, painting, weird siht that makes no sense whatsoever, but looks bitchin', music, and shop talk, is compromised by removing parts of it that are integral to the whole meaning of the subject at hand, is a detriment to the transfer of thought.
Back to ol' George.......censoring his "comedy", which apparently requires quite a bit of missed dialog, the main part of of most of his "bits", ruins the whole performance.
They don't censor the majority of "offensive" artwork by past masters, such as the statue of David, or Renaissance "boobage", although many wouldn't let their children view such artwork, some still do.
National Geographic is another example. And a good one. If someone finds something "offensive", they don't have to look at it, read it, or they're free to change the channel.
I don't use an excess of foul language, or paint dirty pictures, but sometimes a good F-bomb really drives the point home. The first amendment isn't just for "popular" speech. Freedom of expression is a necessary part of freedom in general. If Hitler were censored, would anything have turned out differently? Possibly, but not likely. Words don't cause physical harm, but they can prevent it.


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Hey, I' a huge First Amendment supporter. Was to in Federal court, myself, as a co-Plaintiff in a First Amendment case a long time ago. That said, sometimes the saying "Just because you can doesn't mean you should" has a lot of value. The older I get, the more I try to let that phrase ring though my head.
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Na, I'm doin' the 32 oz. bottle of Geritol, but I think I've built up a tolerance to it. I considered taking up drinking again, but, that just makes me mean...er.
I guess it all goes back to a George Carlin special a while back. I pay good money for cable TV, and I sometimes masquerade as an "adult", (Lord knows I'm old enough for it) and as such, I feel that "art", in whatever form it takes, spoken/printed word, painting, weird siht that makes no sense whatsoever, but looks bitchin', music, and shop talk, is compromised by removing parts of it that are integral to the whole meaning of the subject at hand, is a detriment to the transfer of thought.
Back to ol' George.......censoring his "comedy", which apparently requires quite a bit of missed dialog, the main part of of most of his "bits", ruins the whole performance.
They don't censor the majority of "offensive" artwork by past masters, such as the statue of David, or Renaissance "boobage", although many wouldn't let their children view such artwork, some still do.
National Geographic is another example. And a good one. If someone finds something "offensive", they don't have to look at it, read it, or they're free to change the channel.
I don't use an excess of foul language, or paint dirty pictures, but sometimes a good F-bomb really drives the point home. The first amendment isn't just for "popular" speech. Freedom of expression is a necessary part of freedom in general. If Hitler were censored, would anything have turned out differently? Possibly, but not likely. Words don't cause physical harm, but they can prevent it.


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Random musings on censorship:

When two people are having a conversation, there's a small chance that one or the other may become offended at the other. When one person is having a conversation with an entire audience, the chances that someone in that audience will take offense at something is near on 100%. That's life. That's how it works. Someone will be offended at the topic you have to speak about.

That said, why would a person want to purposely stack the deck against themselves and use words generally found to be offensive, thus maximizing the number of people offended at their remarks? You're going to have people offended at things you say no matter what, I'm trying to say, so why add the extra population of offended people by decorating your language with offensive words?

Maybe sometimes self-censorship is a good idea?
I completely agree. Sometimes just a certain topic is offensive, even without colorful language. Sometimes colorful language is necessary to make a point, advance a topic, or to emphasize a thought. A bar fight, without it, just isn't the same. I've never seen one start with the phrase, "you stupid poopoo head". Sometimes (most often) self censorship is a good idea, but when someone else, who has no involvement, or a poorly coded algorithm, makes the decision on what is "offensive" or not, it can change the whole dynamic. There are just too many variables.
My experiences as a construction worker would be less fulfilling if OSHA censored every interaction between coworkers.
As a side note: My kid is doing a stadium in Washington DC , and he tells me they have ARMED Metro police on site issuing safety infractions.(Federal property) (Can the government own, and operate a "for profit" sports stadium?)
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There is no forgiveness for a WiFi thief. The man should consider himself lucky he was only shot. Also auto correct is the worst.

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About the only thing worse would be sending "I love you" to your boss when you think you're texting your wife. I've done that twice.
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Censorship.....it's almost never beneficial to anyone when someone else makes your decisions for you.

Same thing with rigid enforcement of written regulations.
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I don't quite know why I'm so opposed to censorship, because, if there's a new cuss/offensive/naughty word out there, and I miss out on it, because someone else thinks a "word" (printed or otherwise) may cause irreparable personal damage to myself, or other people I don't even know; I will be so psychologically, emotionally, and intellectually, harmed, damaged, deprived, and my FOMO will forever cripple my fragile little sense of being, wonderment, and craving for knowledge, that I feel compelled to decipher the total mind fook of the mysterious ****, that keeps me awake at night, compromising my ability to function at my chosen trade, jeopardizing the safety, well being, and peace of mind of my fellow tradesmen, coworkers, and subordinates on the job-site, and/or on the commute to or from said site.
So as a part of my OCD rehabilitation I would like to take a guess of sorts, as to which "word" of the OP, the "offensive" **** is masking.
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Just for reference, they used the "F" (no...not "funny") word, totally uncensored on the Donald J Trump roast on Comedy Central the other night, during prime time no less.


Sorry the WiFi name was FOR POORRNNN USE ONLY. it was on open WiFi that I blocked from my families devices. You know young boys. However when they would have sleep overs their friends would search and it never failed to make 10 year old laugh.


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Censorship.....it's almost never beneficial to anyone when someone else makes your decisions for you.

Same thing with rigid enforcement of written regulations.
Whenever I hear of censorship it makes me think of Ray Bradbury's fahrenheit 451. He was a smart guy and I find myself agreeing with the result of censorship in this book.

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Whenever I hear of censorship it makes me think of Ray Bradbury's fahrenheit 451. He was a smart guy and I find myself agreeing with the result of censorship in this book.

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