U.S. officially changes name of Runaway Negro Creek.

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  1. Dinner

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    Thanks for the update. Keep me posted if anything else changes.
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    Posting this before @shootER does: ;)



    Cue some stupid comment from the Stoopids about "SJWs" in five, four, three...
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    I remember watching a youtube video series on gold prospecting back in 2011 or 2012. The historic name of the mine was The Lazy Injun Mine (no one knew why it was named that) but apparently sometime between the 19th century and the mid 20th century the small time mine got renamed but the deed the guy bought still had the old name on it so the guy had to jump through a fair number of hoops to prove his deed to the Lazy Injun Mine was in fact the same as the renamed mine.

    Sometimes renaming things can screw up historic records.
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    You know, I was going to do a rewatch of that series a few weeks ago, but catching up on some reviews and synopses made me realize that it's not as good as I thought it was the first go-around. S1 is okay, but S2 and S3 are pretty bad. Overall The Newsroom isn't Studio 60-level bad, but it's not worth a rewatch to me.
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    IMO, nothing else Sorkin does will ever beat The West Wing. Rewatched it recently, and it still holds up. Some of it's positively prescient.
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    I just did the same thing, stopping right before Zoe's kidnapping because we all know how that plays out and S5 and S6 aren't really TWW any more because no Sorkin (though they do get some of the mojo back in S7).

    TWW and SN are the only Sorkin series that I acknowledge. After he left TWW he got too full of himself and his "Sorkin-isms" are just too much to rewatch.
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    Agreed. What's really :doh: is watching interviews where he claims "Characters? Nah, characters don't matter."

    Hey, numbnuts, it's the characters and the actors who play them who give your dialogue life. :jayzus:
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    Damned SJW regressives!! :mad:
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    Was this thread created just so @Dinner could use the word negro?
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    Apparently, it is true. Perry's family owned The Niggerhead Ranch form 1980 to 2010 (he inherited from his father in the early 2000's) but Rick Perry didn't get around to renaming the ranch until atound 2010 when he started his 2012 run for president. Even then he just put a thin white paint over the carved rock name yet everyone who looked could still see the name Niggerhead.

    It seems a dumb name for a ranch anyway but it was next to his boyhood ranch and his father bought it in 1980.
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    In a way, it's a shame the name was changed. With the original name, you get the sense of the history...of slaves swimming the creek to (A) throw off the scent of the dogs pursuing them and (B) seek sanctuary among the Union troops who could free them and give them a better life.

    Odd that @Dinner the Bigot thinks this is a Good Thing. :bergman:
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    Branding can be very important, years ago the administration could've avoided a lot of negative press by simply changing the name from ICE to Fluffy Bunnies. For one thing it would have been a lot harder for the leftists and their press to misrepresent the Fluffy Bunnies as nazis and racists.
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    near Fairbanks Alaska there was an inconsequential stream called Negro Head Creek. Trust me, that's the least offensive version of the name for that creek. :unsure:
    The name refers to hummocks of vegetation in muskeg areas.

    "Now, almost two years later, the Negrohead place names, previously noted as Niggerhead, until they became sanitized across the board in the mid-1960s, are now officially listed by their age old Athabascan names."

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    You know who else loved animals?
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    I'm always amazed at people who love their animals [almost]as much as they love their friends.

    Someone I went to high school with (not a close friend; just a FB friend) lost her husband a few months ago. This week one of her cats died. The emotions she expressed around losing the (17-year-old) cat were at least equivalent to those about her husband's dying. I don't get it. :shrug:
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    In that case, I wouldn't conflate expression of emotion with emotion itself. Shock, numbness, and feeling that it's just too big to think about can all reduce the amount that someone expresses about a major loss.

    Also, not just with grief but with any form of stress, I think it's not uncommon for the effort of forcing yourself to deal with something major to put you in a tenuous enough state that something totally inconsequential (and I'm not talking about the loss of a pet, I'm talking about something like a flat tire or a spilled cup of coffee) sends you over the edge.
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    ^Hmm. Maybe my FB friend was actually letting out her true feelings about her husband by projecting them onto her dead cat. Humans are strange...
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    I know it's not funny but I read the title as "U.S. officially changes name to Runaway Negro Creek."

    Maybe I've spent too much time in weird places.
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    if you don't get it by now you never will. Humans are just one species among many. If we relate to/are emotionally bonded to a particular a cat more than a particular human then it makes sense that you may feel worse over the loss of the cat.
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    yes and I'm thinking wearing a hat saying "MAKE RUNAWAY NEGRO CREEK GREAT AGAIN" might get me a few dirty looks. :brood:

    "I like runaway negroes who are captured!"

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    I read it that way as well.
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    Okay, you've got me. I've had cats all my life. But I recognize that their lifespan is shorter than ours, and I respect that. My job is to watch them for signs that they're ailing and take the proper steps to make their final days tolerable. I can't do better than that.

    But when I find out through friends/family that some person who's been an important part of my life for years is no longer here, I don't get that sense of "Okay, it was time."

    Particularly when that person is, for example, the child of someone my age who died in their 20s? There's no consolation for that. And the usual advice for the loss of a pet? "Well, maybe you need to get another cat/dog" just doesn't work when it's someone's 21-year-old son, whom you've known since he was four, and who dies of leukemia after two years of chemo, radiation, and a bone-marrow transplant, and you keep remembering that four-year-old who used to hug you every time he saw you. :(
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    damn....we might need a new national anthem!