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Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 10:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 Three being Non-WOT and Five being Local.

IIRC, Page Five (Local) came into being during the 2004 'lection cycle, as a place for election news that just wasn't Non-WoTerror-y enough.

I don't think I'd miss it, probably.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-03-03 10:28||   2009-03-03 10:28|| Front Page Top

#2 Sounds reasonable. For the benefit of US State Department country desk team, I might suggest we add "Mexico" as well.
Posted by Besoeker  2009-03-03 10:40||   2009-03-03 10:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Sounds good. I never did figure out what 5:Local was supposed to be for and what difference there was between it and 3:non-WOT.

I wonder if we might change 5:Local to 5:Economy since that seems to be a hot topic nowdays.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-03-03 11:10||   2009-03-03 11:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Whatever you want is good with me.
Posted by Redneck Jim">Redneck Jim  2009-03-03 11:22||   2009-03-03 11:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Sounds OK.

Just leave Seedy Politicians the way it is. That was a great idea.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-03-03 11:29||   2009-03-03 11:29|| Front Page Top

#6 I think we should break Mexico out from Latin America, but still report what happens in Mexico either under WOT Background or Non-WOT. Things are getting crazy with the drug war there. There was a murder in Pueblo, CO, that the local cops think is related to one of the crime cartels in Mexico. That's just too da$$$$ close to home! It may not be Islamic terror, but it's terror just the same.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-03-03 12:06||]">[]  2009-03-03 12:06|| Front Page Top

#7 Mexico does need its own category. Otherwise non-WOT & Local events might as well be combined.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418  2009-03-03 12:38||   2009-03-03 12:38|| Front Page Top

#8 I like it. But disagree about one comment. I thought "All Seedy Politicians Were Local"?
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-03-03 12:43||   2009-03-03 12:43|| Front Page Top

#9 Another modification which might make the Burg more 'inclusive' would be the letter character coding of ethnic origins following the poster's screen name. Here are some examples:

White (not of Hispanic origin) – All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (W).

Black (not of Hispanic origin) – All persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa (B).

Hispanic – All persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race (H).

Asian or Pacific Islander – All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa. (P)

American Indian or Alaskan Native – All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition; including American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos (I)

Male, female, other, etc.

Just a thought. (snark fully in off position)
Posted by Besoeker  2009-03-03 12:51||   2009-03-03 12:51|| Front Page Top

#10 I tend to think of Non-WOT as worldwide (including Mexico South) and Local as US and Canada. However if the change makes sense to the Fred and the mods and makes their job easier, no problem on my part.
Posted by tipover 2009-03-03 13:04||   2009-03-03 13:04|| Front Page Top

#11 I consider the current Messican festivities as a part of Latin America generally. The tradition's not limited to them, so when it spills over to Guatamala or Honduras it'll all be in the same bucket.
Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 13:15||   2009-03-03 13:15|| Front Page Top

#12 Combine them as proposed. Works for me.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2009-03-03 14:30||   2009-03-03 14:30|| Front Page Top

#13 Combine 3 and 5. Simplifies things and the extra slot as done as present does not add anything of value.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2009-03-03 14:51||   2009-03-03 14:51|| Front Page Top

#14 I agree.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-03-03 15:21||   2009-03-03 15:21|| Front Page Top

#15 This is how it started with my local paper. Sports and Business were combined into a single section. Next the page width will be reduced. The cost of 1024 pixels was too great. Then the Saturday DS & TP will be cut back.

A black day for professional journalism.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2009-03-03 15:23||   2009-03-03 15:23|| Front Page Top

#16 I still haven't figured what I'm gonna do for the DS&TP when I'm having surgery next month. Any volunteers?
Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 15:28||   2009-03-03 15:28|| Front Page Top

#17 Whatever the mods think is fine with me.
Posted by WolfDog 2009-03-03 15:31||   2009-03-03 15:31|| Front Page Top

#18 Male, female, other, etc.

Then there's "both", of course. but Besoeker, how would it affect our understanding of a snarky post to know that the poster was a red-headed Maori-American male-gendered hermaphrodite retired Navy submarine commander... until recently working as an executive with an international bank based somewhere in Europe?
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-03-03 15:50||   2009-03-03 15:50|| Front Page Top

#19 Maori's RULE TW!

Posted by Besoeker  2009-03-03 16:13||   2009-03-03 16:13|| Front Page Top

#20 Let me know your schedule ahead of time and I should be able to fill in.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2009-03-03 16:20||   2009-03-03 16:20|| Front Page Top

#21 Whatever you think is best works for me, Fred.

I stand sit in awe of you, always.

Have I mentioned you are a god? :-D

(re the surgery - nothing serious, I hope)
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-03-03 16:24||]">[]  2009-03-03 16:24|| Front Page Top

#22 Damn that is some high grade Haka, Bosoeker.
The viewer should note, all participants are on the same side.
Fred, good luck mate. Trust it goes well for you.
Posted by Grunter 2009-03-03 16:35||   2009-03-03 16:35|| Front Page Top

#23 "Whatever it is, I'm against it!"
-- Groucho
Posted by mojo 2009-03-03 16:37||   2009-03-03 16:37|| Front Page Top

#24 Where will the stories of penis dismemberment, monkey attacks and Great Moments in the History of White Trash go?
Posted by tu3031 2009-03-03 16:46||   2009-03-03 16:46|| Front Page Top

#25 I've made the change to the posters so that Page 5 isn't there anymore.

Had I thought about it more, which I didn't, I'd have renamed Page 3 and made it Commies, Other Dictators, and Coups d'Etat. That would have left Page 5 for everything else. But I didn't.
Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 16:52||   2009-03-03 16:52|| Front Page Top

#26 I'm not as organized as you folks so I'll punt on taking a position on this one and just send some money to Fred for "premises upgrades".
Posted by Classical_Liberal 2009-03-03 17:11||   2009-03-03 17:11|| Front Page Top

#27 The fresh paint and spackle will run a few quid, so if you're so inclined, the tip jar is up and to the right, and/or you can stimulate the Amazon economy to the right and a little lower.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-03-03 17:20||   2009-03-03 17:20|| Front Page Top

#28 How about changing "Local" to:


1. A combination of incongruous things
2. A miscellaneous anthology or collection
3. A collection of miscellaneous literary extracts.
4. Any mixture, esp. of unrelated objects, subjects, etc.
5. A place to post stories of penis dismemberment.

melange, pastiche, hodgepodge, mishmash, patchwork
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-03-03 18:14||   2009-03-03 18:14|| Front Page Top



oh wait. wrong newspaper...
Posted by Adriane 2009-03-03 19:10||   2009-03-03 19:10|| Front Page Top

#30 [Alexwebmaster has been pooplisted]
Posted by Alexwebmaster 2009-03-03 19:29||   2009-03-03 19:29|| Front Page Top

#31 hey Fred! Some Russian troll wants to share a link to with you....

or his Ringrish needs work
Posted by Frank G 2009-03-03 19:49||   2009-03-03 19:49|| Front Page Top

#32 Works for me. I always thought local was the funny/bizarre stuff. That can easily be put into non-WOT. Hope the surgery goes well Fred.
Posted by remoteman 2009-03-03 20:20||   2009-03-03 20:20|| Front Page Top

#33 I think the first 4 categories are enough.

BTW, has the posting cut off been changed from 9PM Eastern? Tried several times to post. Wasn't sure if rejected or went into tomorrow's bin.
Posted by ed 2009-03-03 20:52||   2009-03-03 20:52|| Front Page Top

#34 Ed, If I'm posting (rare lately) late in the day, I manually post it for tomorrow
Posted by Frank G 2009-03-03 20:54||   2009-03-03 20:54|| Front Page Top

#35 If it's significant we'll usually hold it over for the next day.

I'm getting a new hip. This one doesn't work right anymore. I'll be three or four days in the hospital, off work for a couple weeks.
Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 20:58||   2009-03-03 20:58|| Front Page Top

#36 How do you do that? Change the date to tomorrow and time to 00:00?

It would also be nice if a warning page is displayed for posting duplicates.
Posted by ed 2009-03-03 20:59||   2009-03-03 20:59|| Front Page Top

#37 Fred, wishing a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Posted by ed 2009-03-03 21:00||   2009-03-03 21:00|| Front Page Top

#38 Best of luck with the surgery Fred. And a speedy recovery.

Probably best to get it now - before Obama f-ks up our healthcare system. I don't want to imagine what a hip designed by Obama Healthcare would look like....
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-03-03 21:04||   2009-03-03 21:04|| Front Page Top

#39 The military's doing it for me.
Posted by Fred 2009-03-03 21:07||   2009-03-03 21:07|| Front Page Top

#40 As long as they don't stick you with the arm from Dr. Strangelove you'll be doing fine.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-03-03 21:20||   2009-03-03 21:20|| Front Page Top

#41 If they say: "You'll feel a little prick", don't worry, that's Rahm Emmanuel
Posted by Frank G 2009-03-03 21:43||   2009-03-03 21:43|| Front Page Top

#42 Ed, yep
Posted by Frank G 2009-03-03 21:44||   2009-03-03 21:44|| Front Page Top

#43 best of luck and good wishes, Fred
Posted by Frank G 2009-03-03 21:44||   2009-03-03 21:44|| Front Page Top

#44 Get well soon Fred.

Things look good just the way they are but it's your's.
Posted by Icerigger">Icerigger  2009-03-03 22:14||   2009-03-03 22:14|| Front Page Top

#45 "If they say: "You'll feel a little prick", don't worry, that's Rahm Emmanuel"

Why on earth would Fred want to feel up Rahm Emmanuel, Frank?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-03-03 22:57||   2009-03-03 22:57|| Front Page Top

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