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by Emma_85
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 15761

No horse has even ridden by my house out here in the countryside, jet loads do every week in London! :lol: You are forgetting your history! London used to run on horse drawn carriages - not all the horses are gone, they haven't destroyed all the stables. Still loads of stables hidden away in London ...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Films
Replies: 13
Views: 2872

OH, I don't know how many foreign films I've seen, but quite a few! Not in the original language mostly though, but in German. They translate all their films - which is kind of annoying when some times you just want to hear it in the original, but it also means that foreign film are more popular. I ...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 15761

emma, you really should have posted a similar topic. was machtest du, während du von textkit hinausgeschlupft warst? you german will be impressed i had ~99% in my german reading and writing examination. this should indicate that i might not need a little help in german in the near future, however ...
by Emma_85
Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Who Should Pay for Tobacco-Related Health Costs?
Replies: 33
Views: 51312

To take up the point IreneY makes... we have a tax for alcohol and tobacco - these pay towards the health care costs in the UK at least, I don't know if they do in the US, since a lot of health care seems to be private and not paid for by taxes. But assuming this is what those taxes are for (in the ...
by Emma_85
Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 15761

Congratulations! I knew you'd get the grades when you told me you had an offer. How could you not, hehehe!
Just be careful with those green, fluffy vegetables - they have a horrible taste, so try not to aim at someone's mouth :P
by Emma_85
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Well that was alarming.
Replies: 54
Views: 11801

glad to hear you're ok and got home before the hail started! it would have been even scarier if it had happened while you were in the car - not to mention the car would have some serious dents in it.
by Emma_85
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: How many grammatical relations unite two clauses?
Replies: 21
Views: 19350

Re: How many grammatical relations unite two clauses?

A compound sentence is characterised by containing two or more clauses. Traditionally, the Grammar distinguishes between independent and dependent clauses. The grammatical relations uniting these clauses are diverse. How many are they? Well, I might be forgetting some here, but first off we have th...
by Emma_85
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: What is the role of colleges and universities?
Replies: 18
Views: 16809

Re: What is the role of colleges and universities?

Hi Ed, For many, though, college is the first opportunity to experience real scholarship -- that is, the opportunity to explore the cutting edge of a field and participate in the exploration of novel ideas and theories. This type of scholarship is fundamentally the opposite of a vocational school. ...
by Emma_85
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: What is the role of colleges and universities?
Replies: 18
Views: 16809

I think the role of College and Universities is many fold really. One, they are of course supposed to educate and prepare the students for their later life, but they are mainly there to pass on and expand human knowledge. A lot of the research that is most useful to us in our everyday lives and for ...
by Emma_85
Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year to all!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 855

:lol: Thanks Marie! Happy New Year to you too! :)
I hope you all had a great time!
by Emma_85
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 6712

got to go with 'fun'. right now I have little time because of all that damned work they give us to do at uni, but when I'm really stressed out I just take my copy of the Odyssey and go down to the lounge and just read a few pages. I'm probably not learning much greek that way really, but I think it ...
by Emma_85
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: What is the truth?
Replies: 28
Views: 23781

Re: What is the truth?

My offering is that it is the expression of reality where each word has a concept and each concept has a word. I am, however, open to contrary suggestions... :D Well, our definition of what is true or false is tied to words, so I'm not too sure what you are talking about Thomas unless you are talki...
by Emma_85
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Too Funny To Pass Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

:lol: that's really funny! Most governments should change their emblem really... :wink:
by Emma_85
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm in London!
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Thanks all! Hehehe, how big is your Canadian London? :wink: Actually PC was last thing I unpacked - well, not quite, I still haven't unpacked my oven dishes :lol: . But I seem to have caught a cold, others here in my Hall have too. For some reason everyone was up early today except for me and Erika,...
by Emma_85
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm in London!
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

I'm in London!

:D

I moved into university halls on Saturday and just got my internet connection sorted out last night, so now I have internet.
Hehehe, I have to run to some meeting with the tutors in a few minutes, but I'll post more later when I have time too :wink: .
by Emma_85
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: For those who've studied philosophy
Replies: 4
Views: 4767

Re: For those who've studied philosophy

:lol:

This actually remindes me of one person who was in my ethics class ... ;)
by Emma_85
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 61
Views: 48829

"Expensive water"? :shock: Most restaurants have free water! This 'restaurant' wasn't passing around ekkies, was it? :wink: This was in Europe. European restaurants do not always give free water (which is somewhat logical, since water bills are higher). that's not the reason they don't give free wa...
by Emma_85
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Virtue and desire
Replies: 9
Views: 7175

Re: Virtue and desire

evening all, i am at present working on an essay based on the letters of the Stoic Seneca (minor), and was wondering what you might make of certain issues. 1. the divine fire is god, and absolute reason, then the entire world has purpose. we therefore act upon natural necessity, so why should we tr...
by Emma_85
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: to iPod or not to iPod
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

Ipods? MP3 players? :shock: Now you are making me feel like a cavewoman :wink: I still have my little portable cassette player, what's wrong with that? :P No, seriously, they sound like a good idea... you should be able to store loads of music on it if it's got 20 GB!!! My HD tells me it doesn't eve...
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

mariek wrote:Did you ever catch JD on Inside the Actors Studio?
Um... I haven't. I don't know that programme... is it on MTv?
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Do God’s actions change His status?
Replies: 11
Views: 15388

there, now that we have all stated our opinions can we drop the subject? :)
(or if you would like a discussion on religion I beg you post here Ibn Taymiyyah - you may be interested in reading what others here on textkit have already discussed when it comes to religion)
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Athletics and Higher Education
Replies: 8
Views: 7541

I'm under the impression that the money brought in by big sucessful sports teams pays for a great deal of university expenses. OSU (Ohio State University), near me, makes 50 million USD, my roomate tells me, from only their football program. In that regard, they often might be necessary to run the ...
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Third Declension Nouns!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Well, I take it you have a grammar with them all in? It might help if you write all the various adjective declinations out next to each other and compare them if they are not together in your book. When you learn a new word, noun or adjective, you must learn the genitive of the word along with it, t...
by Emma_85
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

Well, ok, maybe in that film, but Johnny Depp is the better actor by far 8) Yes in that film (Legolas is too boring a character to be attractive) and I agree that Johnny is the better actor. But best actor does not make most attractive; you just have to be a good enough actor to not embarass yourse...
by Emma_85
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Do God’s actions change His status?
Replies: 11
Views: 15388

my opinion: God is not perfect because he doesn't exist.
by Emma_85
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

I say he has earned his place at the Chinese. Though I am a teenage girl who is not madly in love with him (quite frankly, I thought Orlando Bloom was the more attractive one in Pirates of the Carribean). Orlando Bloom more attractive than Johnny Depp! :o :lol: Well, ok, maybe in that film, but Joh...
by Emma_85
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Athletics and Higher Education
Replies: 8
Views: 7541

I don't know... it depends how much the university spends on sport. They need some sport, I mean, the students have to keep fit and a bit of rivalry between the universities in the sport department is also not a bad thing. The academic achievements of the unis will always be more important really. I...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 61
Views: 48829

I was thinking more of places where unless you're a misantropic hunter-gatherer, you depend on the hospitality of the locals for your meals. Try explaining vegetarianism to a Primitive who has just offered you the best she had without insulting her hospitality. Vegetarian is just another word for p...
by Emma_85
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 61
Views: 48829

The problem with vegetarians ( :wink: ) is that you can't take them anywhere. (Unless you live in a place with lesbian-owned bistros.) ( :wink: ) I am too tired to decipher your cleverness. When I was travelling in Northern Italy, there were days that I lived on water, gelato, some produce, and not...
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 61
Views: 48829

Re: Vegetarianism

I do not eat any meat from land animals. I do eat dairy products, but I do not drink milk since I do not like how it tastes. I eat egg products too, but I do not eat eggs by themselves because I do not like how they taste. I eat certain kinds of seafood (must be wild-caught, come from clean water, ...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

:( :? I am just totally out of my depths here... I just thought it would be fun to debate :lol: , but I obviously don't know anywhere near enough about the US to really participate much in this debate. I'm just getting things mixed up and wrong. Sorry if I've caused any ill feelings... I'm out of th...
by Emma_85
Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

Emma_85 wrote: I think even the most leftist people in the US do not think of a group of people in the US as inherently evil. Hence, they are more tolerant than the right. That is an extreme statement with a conclusion drawn from it. It is also a misleading statement. (1) There certainly are leftis...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

Emma, whence the requirement to tolerate everything? If I find something abhorrent, do I not have the right, within the framework of law, to seek to change it? Paul and Bert.... I'm sorry if what I say is confusing... I said right at the start that I don't think that every opinion should be tolerat...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In Defence of the Commentary
Replies: 20
Views: 4689

Any book written more than a hundred years ago gains a lot with a good commentary, I say. Since no one is forced to read it, everyone's a winner, I add. I wonder what kind of commentaries will be written on books being published now a hundred years from. It's similar to how I wonder what the future...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. If you respect the beliefs or practices of others, tolerance is not an issue. I don't think your dictionary reference is correct. If I were to paraphrase my dictionary, it would amount to your defi...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

About Summers -- he said nothing worse about women than is said all the time about men. If he had made precisely the same comparison, but in favor of women rather than men, no one would have cared. I agree - the reasons why people react so strongly to his comments are historical in nature. The male...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

Inherently inferior? No. Inherently different? Certainly. We are inherently different, but that is not the point bellum paxque was making. She was saying that in the past we were often deemed to be the inferior sex of the species, which is true. Not in all cultures at all times, but in general yes....
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

Emma raises the issue of "tolerance and respect of all beliefs". I am not at all convinced that, in its matter, tolerance requires respect. In fact tolerance assumes, I think, if not disrespect, then at least a judgment grounded in the apprehension of difference and inferiority . In general, we tol...
by Emma_85
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moved.
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Bit late in congratulating you on the move to a new place, hope you'll excuse me :oops: . It's great to hear you've finally moved into the house and it's very convenient to live so near a subway station! Glad to hear your books survived storage too. By now hopefully you'll be a bit more settled and ...
by Emma_85
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: On Tolerance
Replies: 66
Views: 51795

This scientist should be allowed to express his opinion here as all he did it seems was to point out all the reasons why the female gender is under-represented in the sciences and top positions. Emma, Lawrence Summers is not a scientist. He is an economist. Which beckons the question, what professi...