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#243784 - 04/07/06 11:15 AM Re: Moral questions... [Re: harlan]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6768
That works when looking at it from a personal point of view...but think larger.

lets flip it upside down:

The reason they dim the lights in the theatre, isn't to discourage people from reading...it's to encourage focusing on the movie. I suppose someone could break out a book light and make a good dent in a book during the 100 minutes....but then, why go to the movie in the first place? If people complain of your book light and you are ordered to either shut it off or leave...do you have any moral right to argue?

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#243785 - 04/07/06 11:30 AM Re: Moral questions... [Re: Ed_Morris]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
Up to the establishment. You bought a ticket for your enjoyment...not to insure that others get the same lesson. If the house is not okay with extra lighting and you are inflexible to the idea of changing your seating or assumptions...find another theatre.

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#243786 - 04/07/06 11:43 AM Re: Moral questions... [Re: Ed_Morris]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: York PA. USA
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1. Comic books in a public library. and Comic books in a public elementary school library.




Library? Sure. Comic books are not just for kids. A large part of my vocabulary came from reading comics, as well as some learning in biology, technology and foreign languages.

Elementary school.......hmmmmm. Depends on what comics.


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2. kids playing gameboy in a dojo while they are waiting for class to begin. Adults telling each other jokes and laughing in a dojo prior to class.




Before class? I don't see the problem.

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3. A 'General Talk' forum on a Martial Arts site.




A good idea? We'll see, but it has worked on many other MA forums.

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4. Family watching TV from the dinner table every night while eating dinner.




Not good.

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5. Commercials that appear to be news and made to look like a real news segment by a reporter, but are actually paid for and scripted by a corporation and presented by a performer/actor.




Total BS, should not even be allowed.
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#243787 - 04/07/06 12:03 PM Re: Moral questions... [Re: Ed_Morris]
butterfly Offline
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1. Comic books in a public library. and Comic books in a public elementary school library.

No problems with it. At least someone is reading.

2. kids playing gameboy in a dojo while they are waiting for class to begin. Adults telling each other jokes and laughing in a dojo prior to class.

No problem with this either. If you went to work and were a half hour early in the parking lot, would you let your boss tell you what to do before you got into your cubicle? Man, I hate the cubicle.

As far as jokes, I have no problems with them in class as long as they aren't interjected at inappropriate times. Practice, like anything, should be serious, but it has to be fun too. And that means getting to know the people around you.

3. A 'General Talk' forum on a Martial Arts site. Well, most martial artists are not only concerned about martial arts. They have jobs, families, and other considerations. Why not talk about them?


4. Family watching TV from the dinner table every night while eating dinner.

I don't have cable and refuse to watch TV when having a discussion with the wife...unless I am the one being discussed to.

5. Commercials that appear to be news and made to look like a real news segment by a reporter, but are actually paid for and scripted by a corporation and presented by a performer/actor.

***This is immoral crap. The only reason to desguise a thing is to fool someone into thinking it has inherent legitimacy. Bad!

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#243788 - 04/07/06 01:06 PM Re: Moral questions... [Re: butterfly]
Dereck Offline
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Man, I hate the cubicle.




I'm in one as we speak. We refer to them here as cell blocks, not kidding. I am in cell block "B".
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#243789 - 04/08/06 09:30 AM Re: Moral questions... [Re: MattJ]
RazorFoot Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
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Loc: Seated at the computer, DUH
Quote:

Quote:

1. Comic books in a public library. and Comic books in a public elementary school library.




Library? Sure. Comic books are not just for kids. A large part of my vocabulary came from reading comics, as well as some learning in biology, technology and foreign languages.

Elementary school.......hmmmmm. Depends on what comics.


Quote:

2. kids playing gameboy in a dojo while they are waiting for class to begin. Adults telling each other jokes and laughing in a dojo prior to class.




Before class? I don't see the problem.

Quote:

3. A 'General Talk' forum on a Martial Arts site.




A good idea? We'll see, but it has worked on many other MA forums.

Quote:

4. Family watching TV from the dinner table every night while eating dinner.




Not good.

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5. Commercials that appear to be news and made to look like a real news segment by a reporter, but are actually paid for and scripted by a corporation and presented by a performer/actor.




Total BS, should not even be allowed.




Ditto, once again you echo my thoughts. GET OUTTA MY HEAD MAN!

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#243790 - 04/11/06 10:21 PM Re: Moral questions... [Re: RazorFoot]
funstick5000 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
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Loc: West Yorkshire, England
no problems with comics in librarys or schools. they should bring in more graphic novels as well.

not really bothered what people do before the class as long as the volume is off.

we've needed this part of the forum for some time now.

we have a tv at the table but it doesn't control us and we talk over it.

don't really exist in england. it also only takes 50 people to complain before an advert is removed in england so they wouldn't last long anyway.
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