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ARLIN REPORT QUOTE OF THE DAY


“Every chore leads to another and another.”

What today has already brought on.

THE NFL ON CBS AND EVERYTHING ELSE


 

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We are a nation who likes to cut corners, take short cuts.   Phrases in our English language are often abbreviated to save us some effort and in many cases make it recognizable.   I do not know if foreigners do the same with their language.    I think it would be difficult if you knew a foreign language and words were abbreviated or really what I am getting at initialed-out…..like the FBI.   If you are Japanese and know English does that present a communication problem?  I don’t know really know. 

I only mention it here because I was reading some blogs when It struck me many of them have one thing in common; we initial-out  phrases.  We do it in our writing and speaking.  Is it really laziness?

We are an English-speaking nation, so far anyway.   I go to the CVS Pharmacy for my prescription meds, watch CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC and get cash from an ATM.   We are threatened daily by a group called ISIS or ISIL or maybe today just IS.   We have intelligence or spies we know as the CIA and we’re investigated by the FBI and harassed at least once a year by the IRS.  Our sports are all organized by the NFL, AFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA and probably some others I am missing here.   I won’t go through all the states of the USA, but I am from MO.   I wonder if they have this same language question in the USSR?

I could write or say something like ACDN, which as far as I know means nothing.   I could possibly find a phrase with each word starting with those letters but it would take time and frequent use to associate those letters with the phrase.   The NFL became recognizable to us as the National Football League from frequently being used by NBC, CBS and ABC, later ESPN. 

What is my point…… I believe it started out as a question of difficulty for foreigners trying to speak English.  What do you think?   I don’t have ESP!

 

NBC AND CHARLIE HEBDO


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“All is forgiven”

Here is todays cover of Charlie Hebdo

NBC News would not show the front cover of todays Charlie Hebdo publication.  NBC News big wigs will determine what is too much for us to see.   The mainstream media philosophy is: we know what is best for you the American public.   They wouldn’t want to inspire some lone wolf terrorist here in the U.S. to go on a killing mission like Paris, because of what they reported.  That is the ticket, cave in to ISIS; suppress the news.