I feel I owe an apology to everyone that I make crazy with all my typos.

It’s due to a combination of having to use an iPhone and (I suspect) the need for new, more effective glasses. My typos drive ME nuts so I can imagine how they must affect everyone else.

Since the situation won’t be changing soon (can’t afford internet AND a phone, nor do I have the resources for new glasses rught now) all I can do is say I’m sorry and thank you for all your patience. (I’m still luckier than millions in this country, so please don’t think I think I should be pitied. Hell, I have a roof ove my head and an iPhone. It COULD easily be much worse!!)

But I’m still going to post and that means more of the same old same old. I just figured I owe you good people an apology and a big thank you for your patience and tolerance. And a warning that it probably won’t be getting better anytime soon.

AM

And because I think this song fits us so well, here you go (explanation of what I mean directly below):

Lunatic fringe is a term used to characterize members of a political or social movement as extremists with eccentric or fanatical views. The term was popularized by Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote in 1913 that, "Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe."[1]

[1] Safire, William (2008). Safire's Political Dictionary. Oxford University Press. p. 405. ISBN 9780195343342.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunatic_fringe

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Just kidding, Amanda. Your posts are always thought provoking and informative. Typos or not, I for one am very glad that you post here!

--Ante Penultimate

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Amanda Matthews's picture

@apenultimate
embarrassment.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

WoodsDweller's picture

"apilogy" --> "apology"

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The lesser evil is still evil. Vote your conscience, not your fear.

Amanda Matthews's picture

@WoodsDweller

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

I fixed a typo in your title.

As editor I do try to correct typos when I see them, but sumtimes they do sneak by me.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

@JtC @JtC
Wouldn’t get anything else done. You’ve come ti my assistance many times I suspect. I know you help me with embedding Tweets.

THANK YOU. You help is greaty and sincerely appreciated!

EDIT: fixed ‘else done’ (I forget what it was before I fixed it)

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Bollox Ref's picture

They're amusing.

Apparently, in the story above, Jared Kushner has an 'olace'.

I wonder what that is? Smile

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

Amanda Matthews's picture

@Bollox Ref
Someday I’ll have internet again and then WATCH OUT!

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Bollox Ref

... Jared Kushner has an 'olace' ...

I wonder if an olace could be a large, open place in the brain, suitable for carrying cash or small valuables? Olace for short? He's supposed to be a billionaire, right? So I'll bet he always has money on his mind, as they almost never seem to have 'enough'.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Pluto's Republic's picture

@Ellen North

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@Pluto's Republic

Lol, found it; olace, available only in India, as stated here:

https://www.drugs.com/international/olace.html

along with virtually nothing else but a link to here, for drugs in which it's an ingredient:

https://www.drugs.com/ingredient/olanzapine.html

Olanzapine

Important: The information below refers to medicines available in the United States that contain olanzapine.
Medications containing olanzapine:
olanzapine systemic

Brand names: Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa Intramuscular, Zyprexa Relprevv
Drug class(es): atypical antipsychotics
Olanzapine systemic is used in the treatment of:

Agitated State
Agitation
Anorexia
Anorexia Nervosa
Asperger Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression
Insomnia
Major Depressive Disorder
Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Paranoid Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
Tourette's Syndrome

Multi-ingredient medications containing olanzapine:
fluoxetine/olanzapine systemic

Brand names: Symbyax
Drug class(es): psychotherapeutic combinations
Fluoxetine/olanzapine systemic is used in the treatment of:

Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Major Depressive Disorder

So I suppose that I was partially right-ish, or at least roughly headed in the right direction, as in that case, he therefore has anti-psychotic drugs on his brain, as well as money.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

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snoopydawg's picture

if you make them then that means that you are human. I would have so many typos that my posts wouldn't be readable if I didn't have autocorrect on my Ipad. But I have to watch carefully when aurocorrect writes something that sounds like an alien wrote it. What I would like it to do is fix my grammar errors. I keep post :is, isn't: when it should be :are and aren't: and people have given me a pass on sounding like a hick.

Heh, I'm writing this from my computer and I keep waiting for it to suggest the words I'm typing Smile there are times that my Ipad writes the sentence for me which shows that I'm repeating myself too much.

Just keep writing. I appreciate you.

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Trump has demonstrated the emperor is naked and there is an all out war on the American people by its government

Amanda Matthews's picture

@snoopydawg

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Raggedy Ann's picture

and I don't see that changing. I read what you mean! Wink

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

travelerxxx's picture

Amanda, there's no problem as it's evident most here at C99 speak, read, and write fluent Typoese.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

@travelerxxx @travelerxxx
this planet. I sound like

EDIT: born dammit. Not birn

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Socialprogressive's picture

I'd be blaming the typos on the Russians.

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My God can kick your Gods ass.

earthling1's picture

I too use a smartphone, a Samsung 6.
The one thing I've noticed is you and some others admit your "edits" at the end of your posts while I just rely on the multible "@" at the beginning to indicate how many edits I or anyone have made.
Just wondering which method is right and proper.
I do try to re-read every post before I hit the save button but sometimes I gloss ove mistakes.
I actually missed the "ove" in your post twice. heh heh.
I'm glad there are no grammer police here.
Keep on keeping on, Amanda.

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snoopydawg's picture

@earthling1

If it's just for typos or sentence structures, I erase the additional numbers. But if I add something more to my comment, I'll put in that I edited it.

Is this acceptable, JtC? I don't see the value for having someone's name plastered multiple times in the comments.

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Trump has demonstrated the emperor is naked and there is an all out war on the American people by its government

Looks OK to me.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

@Snode
Just curious, English is your first language, right?

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews Actually, I'm fluent in Dyslexian,(though not recognized as a language when i was a kid)where p,q and g,and b and d dance in mirrors and whole words and phrases attain symmetry that isn't there. Also can't tell (or remember) jokes to save my life. I loved to read and sometimes words would float for months or years until they finally attained full being, but looking at before and after, and the whole, got the idea. So keep on tipying.

Found this a while ago on the music parody site http://www.amiright.com/ that kind of says it.

Dyslexian Typios

"Mexican Radio" - Wall Of Voodoo

I wield teh keyboard - then I falter
I see how much of the words taht I alter
‘Cus every fifth wrod makes a blunder
My digits taunt me - my head’s all dunder
I fear taht dozen words I’m using
I find divi ded orever fusing
I’m always poking all teh wrong keys
A wonderland of backspaced PC

I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios

My typing is an aberration
I balk about my useless mistakin’
An ampersand’s just a little’un
No more &evenses - I need Ritalin

I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios
I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios

I miss in spelling ‘Tiajuana’
,stead of ,postrophes - put comma
I make a mess when I IM home
It looks like pidgin Eskimo
I failed at Hot Chat when I told ‘er
“I’d like to tuck you up on a moulder”
My proper meaning cannot convey
It’s all unplanned much ot my dimsay

I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios
I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios

Rdaio? Radoi? Ardio? Raido? Rdaio? Radoi? Ardio? Raido?

I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios
I’ve got dyslexian typios
I’ve got dyslexian uh oh! typios

(Typios, typios)

What’s the screen say?

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gulfgal98's picture

You have been writing and posting many informative and thought provoking essays on a regular basis. That is far more valuable than anything else. Essays are gold. Typos are minutia. Keep posting and do not worry about the typos. We all make them, especially me. Give rose

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West "...isn't the problem here that the government takes on, arbitrarily and without justification, an adversarial attitude towards its citizenry?" ~CantStoptheMacedonianSignal

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Think-o’s are what drives me crazy.

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

that 'I' held the record for edits/corrections.

Biggrin

Hey, I very much appreciate your writing--please don't sweat making an occasional correction. Everyone does it. BTW, I enjoy the topics that you tackle--particularly since they are often complex or controversial ones.

Pleasantry

Mollie


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."--Lao Tzu
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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

TheOtherMaven's picture

It's all a part of trying to perform extremely complex maneuvers on a keyboard while simultaneously trying to think what to say. Smile

(Typoman = the little demon who makes your fingers make wrong strokes.)

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

Lol, personally, I always look for your posts and appreciate them, (even if I don't always agree with all of everything in them, people all having different viewpoints/interpretations and everyone never agreeing with everyone else on everything,) and am obviously not nit-picky enough to care about any typos. But how the heck do you think this apology for your occasional typos makes some of the rest of us (me, lol) feel?

Signed, The Typo Queen. (You'll never win my crown! ROFLMAO)

Seriously, anyone looking for typos in an online site rather than reading is kinda missing the point of information exchange. Something you supply beautifully.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Amanda Matthews's picture

@Ellen North

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

Thank you, actually. You're one of those I'd consider essential to the site, which generally runs a high standard.

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