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Liam Strain's Discussions

June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't…Continue

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General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Strain May 9. 49 Replies

In reaction to some ongoing discussion group drama, we have decided to take a moderator action to make some groups private, so the discussions do not bleed into the general feed. We are not locking…Continue

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New Study on job searchers taking "any job" while waiting to find the right one.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Specs Nov 7, 2015. 20 Replies

New study has been released which seems to counter a lot of the common sense advice we often receive about what to do between jobs. Workers who wait for the right opportunity instead of taking a…Continue

Tags: study, interim, overqualified, seeker, job

 

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Pale Horse replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
1 hour ago
Liam Strain replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
2 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"I second this. Could I speak to a manager please?"
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"Well, that's just not acceptable, Liam."
2 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"I say murky not because I don't agree with you - but because what is considered hate speech is so widely variable by each country and its own sensibilities. In the US I don't think any of those will fly - other countries have different…"
2 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"I don't know any laws about "stating your opinion" - unless your opinion can only be stated in a way that is considered hate speech, and even then it gets murky. By comparison - there were very many laws about homosexuality and…"
5 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"That gets to the general notion that there is no such thing as actual altruism anyway. If the end result is the same, I'm not opposed to them getting something out of it. "
5 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"Unlikely - given the nature and type of the hacks (ransomware), but I certainly don't know that for sure. This seems more a technical glitch, since the rest of the site works, and would be sent from the same servers. "
5 hours ago
David R. replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"I wonder if it could possibly be connected in some way to the international hacking that was talked about on today's news.  (Just a thought.)"
6 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"Well... you're not wrong."
8 hours ago
Vendetta replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"This should have just been added into "The Horror of Day to Day Life" thread. "
11 hours ago
Liam Strain posted a discussion

June 27 - Chat not functioning

Currently the chat, and active member list do not appear to be functioning on any browser, for any users. I have notified Brett, and did not see anything on Ning's site regarding an issue, so I don't know what to expect regarding a resolution, but wanted to push out a general notice. Hopefully they'll get things running again soon. I'll post updates here, if I learn of any. See More
12 hours ago
Liam Strain commented on David R.'s status
"Chat is currently not functioning. I have notified Brett. Sorry for the inconvenience."
12 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Some People Dislike The New LGBTQ(etc.) Pride Flag Because Racism in the group The Great Debate
"It does get messy. The question comes down, for me to one of harm. It's not clear to me - what, if any, harm can reasonably be attributed to these public interpretations to the artists and companies that create such a piece. There are…"
yesterday
Liam Strain replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Some People Dislike The New LGBTQ(etc.) Pride Flag Because Racism in the group The Great Debate
"The bull has come to take on some meaning - through its use in newspapers and news media illustrating Wall street articles, it has come to represent wall street as a whole. Regardless of the author's intent. The girl too, has taken on…"
yesterday
Liam Strain replied to Braeden 2.0's discussion The Horror of Day to Day Life
"Historians don't agree on how involved in the eugenics movement of the time, Sanger actually was. Mostly it seems it was a political vehicle (being quite popular, and supported by much of the scientific community of the time) for her birth…"
Monday
Liam Strain replied to Braeden 2.0's discussion The Horror of Day to Day Life
"Yup. I'll roll with this. I have trapped and skinned/eaten. And still hunted smaller game. I have not killed and butchered my own deer, but I agree in general. I also think it is valuable to spend some quality time on a working farm. There…"
Saturday
Liam Strain replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Some People Dislike The New LGBTQ(etc.) Pride Flag Because Racism in the group The Great Debate
"The whole reason it's still installed (both his, and the girl), is because of public pressure. If that doesn't make them "public art" - I don't know what does. He's certainly welcome to take his back. But I suspect…"
Saturday
Liam Strain replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Anyone who thinks that subtleties of verbal tone, which are by no means cut and dry, especially in an informal telephone recording makes the case a slam dunk for your interpretation - needs to reconsider how their own bias might be at play. "
Friday
Liam Strain replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
""Yeah, I guess so - I wish the first time it was done better.""
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http://liamstrain.com/
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Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.

I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.

I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

Liam Strain's Blog

Depression/Anxiety Self-care

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Depression happens to more of us than I think we realize. There is no shame in it. There are things you can do about it. Remember that it skews your perspective of everything - and not being able to trust your perceptions of things doesn't help. Call your doctor, or a hotline if you need to and go down this list from time to time.

I cannot claim to authorship of this list, but I've had versions on my computer for the better part of a decade, and it's been quite helpful at…

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At 12:11pm on November 2, 2015, Michael J. K. said…

Hope you and your family are doing great Liam.

Take good care young man.

Michael

At 6:44pm on September 11, 2015, Mac McIntire said…

Sorry about that.  I couldn't help myself because he is a douche.  Won't happen again!

At 12:32pm on July 15, 2014, Karl Helweg said…

Roma-rights is ethnic focused rather than regaining rights to a traditionally migratory/transient lifestyle in the modern world? 

At 6:18pm on July 14, 2014, Karl Helweg said…

I have to ask what exactly, say in bullet points, would "roma-rights" include? 

At 11:51pm on February 19, 2014, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

John wont approve my comments there, so I had to tell you here. 

That was hilarious. Whether it was intended to be or not.

At 7:38pm on December 20, 2012, Steve G said…

Liam, thanks judging by the video it looks like it brews a good cup of coffee, I'll check it out!

At 11:58pm on October 20, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

T'aves baxtalo. Me paaniboskiero, arta tume?

At 2:38am on August 3, 2012, Lukus Albin said…

Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?

At 2:21pm on December 29, 2011, peter Griffingreenbordanve said…

Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.

At 10:59pm on December 9, 2011, Ryan Tucker said…

I think so too. Thank you for the welcome.

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"You're wording poorly then. Reality cannot have a bias by virtue of being reality. Humanity may have a liberal bias, however. That's an impossible challenge. Name a liberal counter-revolution."
1 hour ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"How so? Name a right wing revolution."
1 hour ago
Pale Horse replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
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Liam Strain replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
2 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"I second this. Could I speak to a manager please?"
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to Liam Strain's discussion June 27, 2017 - Chat not functioning
"Well, that's just not acceptable, Liam."
2 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"Ah, I see what you mean now. Yeah, sometimes I wonder why countries outside the US have such an authoritarian view of free speech."
2 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Our Current Western Zeitgeist in the group The Great Debate
"I say murky not because I don't agree with you - but because what is considered hate speech is so widely variable by each country and its own sensibilities. In the US I don't think any of those will fly - other countries have different…"
2 hours ago

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