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Short bits.

Had a lovely visit by lolitasir last night. She cooked me a very yummy dinner, bought us very yummy ice cream, and then we watch fun TV. Yay for that.

My neck feels like it is being gripped in a vice. Ow ow ow ow ow ow.

People are up in arms about TES drama. They speak of a return to the old days. Not true. There is no war here. There is no multi-issue, huge personal knock-down kick-everyone fight. Not at all. There are simply several people voicing their opinions (that come from experience) on a certain individual who seeks election to the board.

The people screaming back are much louder. And, as a whole, much more nonsensible.

It is good that somethings don't change. The idiots remain idiots. The narcissuses of the world remain that way. I'm glad.

It makes them much more predictable and dependable. Or did I mean disposable? Oh, I dunno. Too tired for basic vocabulary.

Still tired. Neck still hurts. Ow ow ow.

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divalano
Aug. 17th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
My friend has a storefront massage place that she goes to in Nolita (yeah, Little Italy/Chinatown with a real estate upgrade) where she says they work wonders on necks. Do you want me to find their info for you? Drop me a note ...
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boymeat
Aug. 17th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Nayland - what you are seeing right now isn't indicative of the entire organization. You are reading strong opinions being rendered by individuals, who happen to be talking about a TES issue. Think about it - according to Lolita's stats, only 18 people have posted to the behemoth post that is under discussion. That reflects approx. 3% of the total membership, using very quick and estimated math. Two of the commenters aren't active participants - one lives far far away, and the other has clearly demonstrated personal reasonings for their postings. Now we're down to 2.6%.

The way I see it, these are band-aids that get ripped off once a year. Every organization has them... people who truly will disagree with each other no matter what. And yes, it does usually happen around election time. Most people aren't even privy to all of it. It is only due to the infomation age and the joys of e-mail lists and LJ that it is suddenly visibile.

Me? I write in my journal because it is exactly that for me... a journal. I write to get my thoughts out of my head and onto paper so to speak. Yes, in a somewhat exhibitionistic way, but, still, the same purpose.

Please, don't judge an organization of 600+ on the comments of 18.
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boymeat
Aug. 17th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, that I can understand. I'm actually a little frustrated by the rules myself, while at the same time acknowledging them.

The core issue - a particular person who is known for his bothersome tactics and a history of touching without consent and the inability to pick up on negative stimuli. Some people have had success with a direct "no," while others have had to repeat it to no avail.

The board of TES has always been aware of this. However, under the bylaws of the organization, they cannot act on heresay, they must have a firm complaint lodged directly with the board at a board meeting. People who have been victim to his advances have either:
a) dealt with it themselves and didn't want to bother with the process
b) been convinced not to make a report
c) have been made so uncomfortable that they do not return to TES just to avoid him.

Some of the latter category felt that they didn't want to revisit the issue, others felt offended that such a step had to be made.

Do I agree with some of the latter? No. But it's their perogative.

So, we are left with lots of complaints, none made officially, and now the potential election of this person to a VERY public position. Thus, the opinions posted by Lolita, myself, and others.

The strong arguments being presented against one another now are completely out of the bounds of TES. These "attacks" on one another have nothing to do with TES, but personal feelings about others involved. Sometimes they were on the losing side of an argument, disagree with the results, and will forever let it burn. Others just let it flame because it is all they know how to do.

Mind you, I am not innocent. I know my faults, and I know I have been guilty of some of the same. My own very post is probably a direct extention of that, and I admit it. After I posted, I contemplated editing. I decided not to, because this is MY journal.
starts1
Aug. 18th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
numbers
actually the membership is just under 800 (778)as of July. Our numbers have been increasing over the last 3-4 months. the 18 posters represent 2.3% of the organization.
njlexi
Aug. 17th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
If you're still hurting on Saturday, let me know.
deafdyke
Aug. 17th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
how about....
Disposable Depends?

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I'm one of the inactive. Mainly because I haven't been active anywhere outside of work/school, except for LSM. But I've had that sort of stuff happen to me.
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