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Angry They're called PARAGRAPHS, people!

I you want me to read your carefully thought out and hand typed 4000 word post, please put some white (blue?) space in between your ideas. My 50something eyes lose their place very easily when trying to follow sentence after sentence. If you move to a different point, hit the enter key twice and you'll earn my undying gratitude.

If I remember correctly, the first sentence of a paragraph sets out the idea and the next three (give or take) sentences support the first one. I certainly don't expect everyone to follow that as a hard and fast rule but it does make it easier to follow your train of thought. It might even cut down on the number of "You misunderstood my point in my first post" posts.

I don't ask for spelling, capitalization or punctuation, although those things are nice. There are others here who will condemn you for those types of errors. Just give my eyes a break point every so often so I can understand your brilliance.

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I do not know what you are talking about my egocentricity will not allow me to think in any way other than it is a slight dig in my direction call me a sociopath call me a wanker call me collect but just don't call me at all I could go all Andy Rooney on you here but I have neither the time or the ambition at this moment also my dog is faster than your dog and my diesel won't start I have to go now so please console yourself with this multi layered thought chewing vicodin and yelling is not very polite.

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Sorry, I type the way I talk and think in run on sentences. I'll try to do better.

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I you want me to read your carefully thought out and hand typed 4000 word post, please put some white (blue?) space in between your ideas. My 50something eyes lose their place very easily when trying to follow sentence after sentence. If you move to a different point, hit the enter key twice and you'll earn my undying gratitude.

If I remember correctly, the first sentence of a paragraph sets out the idea and the next three (give or take) sentences support the first one. I certainly don't expect everyone to follow that as a hard and fast rule but it does make it easier to follow your train of thought. It might even cut down on the number of "You misunderstood my point in my first post" posts.

I don't ask for spelling, capitalization or punctuation, although those things are nice. There are others here who will condemn you for those types of errors. Just give my eyes a break point every so often so I can understand your brilliance.

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You had better start a fund for this, maybe get some TARP money, it seems you will need funding to follow through as it seems to be a worldwide problem.......

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Sorry, I type the way I talk and think in run on sentences. I'll try to do better.
Some people say I talk like an addled meth addict with a speech impediment.

Weally.

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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

Millions of Americans who watched Mr. Obama's appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday witnessed the president-elect's unorthodox verbal tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.

But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in his public pronouncements carries with it certain risks, since after the last eight years many Americans may find his odd speaking style jarring.

According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some Americans might find it "alienating" to have a president who speaks English as if it were his first language.

"Every time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in agreement," says Mr. Logsdon. "If he keeps it up, he is running the risk of sounding like an elitist."

The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his speeches, the public may find itself saying, "Okay, subject, predicate, subject predicate -- we get it, stop showing off."

The president-elect's stubborn insistence on using complete sentences has already attracted a rebuke from one of his harshest critics, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

"Talking with complete sentences there and also too talking in a way that ordinary Americans like Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder can't really do there, I think needing to do that isn't tapping into what Americans are needing also," she said.



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I have never wanted a man more than I want you, right now.



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I do not know what you are talking about my egocentricity will not allow me to think in any way other than it is a slight dig in my direction call me a sociopath call me a wanker call me collect but just don't call me at all I could go all Andy Rooney on you here but I have neither the time or the ambition at this moment also my dog is faster than your dog and my diesel won't start I have to go now so please console yourself with this multi layered thought chewing vicodin and yelling is not very polite.
It's been three minutes since I ever wanted a man more than I want you, right now.


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Sorry, I type the way I talk and think in run on sentences. I'll try to do better.
You make me forget that I ever wanted those other two guys.



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You had better start a fund for this, maybe get some TARP money, it seems you will need funding to follow through as it seems to be a worldwide problem.......

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Sorry, I'm sticking with Jody.



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Some people say I talk like an addled meth addict with a speech impediment.

Weally.
I'd like to kill the wabbit, now...


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Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

Millions of Americans who watched Mr. Obama's appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday witnessed the president-elect's unorthodox verbal tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.

But Mr. Obama's decision to use complete sentences in his public pronouncements carries with it certain risks, since after the last eight years many Americans may find his odd speaking style jarring.

According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some Americans might find it "alienating" to have a president who speaks English as if it were his first language.

"Every time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in agreement," says Mr. Logsdon. "If he keeps it up, he is running the risk of sounding like an elitist."

The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his speeches, the public may find itself saying, "Okay, subject, predicate, subject predicate -- we get it, stop showing off."

The president-elect's stubborn insistence on using complete sentences has already attracted a rebuke from one of his harshest critics, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

"Talking with complete sentences there and also too talking in a way that ordinary Americans like Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder can't really do there, I think needing to do that isn't tapping into what Americans are needing also," she said.



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In what way do you want these people?
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If I said "in the Biblical sense" would you mock my choice of reading material?

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