August 27, 2016
I just learned something I never knew. I do not have a great education and grammar was always hard for me. I was greatly helped when spell check was introduced not as a special feature but as a standard for everything. Of course in the case of spell check it helps to know which one of the choices to pick. Hey that is not an easy thing if you can’t spell in the first place. :)
I have always used the three dots… to mean an interruption in my thought or speech…a pause like a comma only longer. I did this to better organize my thoughts or to give my readers time to absorb what I was writing. This is wrong grammatically.
This thing with three dots has a name. It is called an ellipsis.
I will post what it really is at the end of this post as the link I got it from is a bitch to deal with.
So while I was trying to do one thing , create a space for thought, what I really was doing was implying I was leaving out words or ideas. Something totally different than I wanted to show. When I think how I have used it in both my own writings and in the comments I have left on others blogs.. I must have sounded like a complete deranged idiot.
Here is the definition I got off the web.
the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
a set of dots indicating an ellipsis.sorry for the confusion. Scottie Many hugs.
August 26, 2016
Big Pharma and insurance company organized crime, … for those who rejected single payer health care as socialized medicine
I am reading the comments under the video I posted. It is taking me forever, but it was pretty informative until the thread started into the Crusades and different groups started talking about what was the cause of them. What reason did they need to go and fight for, and why did they conquer the areas they did. Some are saying it was Islamic aggression which caused a need to fight back. Others are saying it was trade routes to be opened. One says it is to honor the Christian god so they went and took Jerusalem. I am pretty lost here. I had no education on the crusades in high school. However I did see a TV show on them that said they were on a mission from the pope, that they were knights or mercenaries I was not sure, and that the pope sent them to get all this art and treasures. On this thread I am reading there are two crusades but again everyone says different reasons. It seems to come down to a religious basis as far as I can tell. I was hoping maybe Ark, or Robert, or Victoria, or Nan, or ..( did not mean to leave anyone out but if I listed everyone here it would take all day as everyone in that group of blogs is really smart so I just listed a few off the top of my head ) …anyone…basically all and any of the group that goes to Ark’s blog, and the others in that group, as you all are well educated and pretty dang smart. I already spent from 4:46 PM till now at 9:38 PM trying to read and understand this stuff. First I had to look up some of the words used in the video, now I am stuck on history. Getting tired at this point. SO if some of you have a few minutes and can explain it simply to me I would really thank you. Scottie Hugs
In this video Aron Ra shows clearly how totally ignorant of science Gov. Mike Pence is. Gov. Pence has no clue what a scientific theory is. Gov. Pence also shows how deep into religion he is. He is shilling for a discredited religious idea. He wants a biblical item of faith taught as science in public schools. Why would a person want this. Because studies show that once kids learn that there is an explanation that doesn’t include magic or a mythical imaginary being, they drop religion. People like Gov. Pence want to make sure no child learns enough to leave their church. They want to keep raking in the money to the church. In the video Gov. Pence shows how ignorant he is with his slurs on the words fact, and his repeating that evolution is just a theory. This man is running to be the vice president of the USA. Just think how a person so lacking in education, lacking in scientific background, so dependent on his religion will affect the public policies of this country. Think of the impact on education it will have. We must stop this travesty. Hugs