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Marilyn's Tweets

Postby davar55 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:26 am

Marilyn tweeted:

"I'd like to see prospective jurors called only from people not registered with a political party. We would get fairer trials that way."

That's an interesting suggestion. Perhaps issues such as pro-life vs. pro-choice should be
decided for us by the independent non-partisans too. Giving independents a greater voice
would be good for us; and on some issues being independent for a time may be the wisest
choice. Independence is a virtue, not a vice, and sometimes requires great courage.
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Re: Marilyn's Tweets

Postby Edward Marcus » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:18 am

davar55 wrote:"I'd like to see prospective jurors called only from people not registered with a political party. We would get fairer trials that way."

That's an interesting suggestion. Perhaps issues such as pro-life vs. pro-choice should be
decided for us by the independent non-partisans too. Giving independents a greater voice
would be good for us; and on some issues being independent for a time may be the wisest
choice. Independence is a virtue, not a vice, and sometimes requires great courage.


The inclusion of all parties into the jury system is the ideal which should be attempted- not the exclusion of all based on the fear one extreme faction would prevail to reverse the wise application of the law. This is also an unworkable concept. Would such exclusionary measures also extend to one's religious affiliation because in the case of pro-life vs. pro-choice, I believe the religious perspective holds far more sway than democrat vs republican.
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Re: Marilyn's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:26 pm

Marilyn's first tweet in over two months:
VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:Hmm. So, what do I have in common with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and The Spice Girls?! (Please be kind.) The 100 Most Inspirational Women Of The Last 100 Years http://po.st/dUrJ5E via @marieclaireuk
08 Feb 2018
https://twitter.com/VirtualMvS
Who: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Why she inspires us: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, Bader Ginsburg is our legal idol (sorry Elle Woods).
What she taught us: Through her various verdicts, supporting women’s rights, LGBT causes and racial equality, she proved that she deserves the affectionate moniker of the Notorious R.B.G.

Who: Marilyn Vos Savant
Why she inspires us: Using her record-breaking IQ, Vos Savant’s handling of an maths problem and its aftermath made her a feminist (and intellectual) icon.
What she taught us: To stick to our guns (read more about the Monty Hall maths problem debacle here – but be warned, it will make your brain hurt and your blood boil.)

Who: The Spice Girls
Why they inspire us: Five British girls with ridiculous nicknames managed to revolutionise the global pop music scene, and took no prisoners whilst they were at it.
What they taught us: Quite simply, Girl Power (not forgetting, zig-ah-zig-ahhh).

Wouldn't it have been nice if the author of this Marie Claire article had spelled Marilyn's name correctly (vos Savant), and had not written "an maths problem" and "maths problem" (should have been "a math problem" and "math problem")?

Yes, it would; because the author comes across as a Brit twit. I'm not one to be enthusiastic about "100 greatest" lists; and I suspect that Marilyn would have preferred to have been left out of this one. Marilyn has made a career out of being an entertaining writer, and although she has attained accolades, I expect her to be pragmatic enough to generally see things in their proper perspective.



P.S. Marilyn dislikes puns, which the author of "aftermath" was undoubtedly blissfully unaware.

To read more about the "Monty Hall maths problem", people should come to Marilyn's (this) website (over 20,000 views/month of the "Game Show Problem" in Online Articles by Marilyn).
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Re: Marilyn's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:11 pm

VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:Husband was attending emergency surgery on a child in Rome, where he got sick.

Goes to show that hospitals are dangerous hubs for communicable diseases. Monumental problems in trying to fight biofilms.
Brought back a raging case of the flu Sun. nite (tested positive in NYC Mon. am).

Shows that air travel is the fastest vector for spreading communicable diseases around the world.
So I started oseltamivir (Tamiflu).

Tamiflu is used to treat flu symptoms within the first two days. And can reduce the chance of getting the flu. It is not a substitute for a flu vaccination.
Five days later, I have no sign of the flu. Wow. Thank you, Roche! (Well, so far.)
7:18 AM - 10 Feb 2018

Unclear whether Marilyn had any symptoms.

The important question is whether Dr. Jarvik has placed himself in quarantine, and how long it takes to become non-contagious. With the current flu outbreak, one does not have to sneeze or cough to transmit the flu- merely breathing can transmit it.

I hope Marilyn stays well, and her husband recovers quickly.
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Re: Marilyn's Tweets

Postby robert 46 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am

VirtualMvS @ Twitter wrote:22 Feb 2018
Are these libertine times?
"libertine; adjective
1. characterized by a disregard of morality, especially in sexual matters.
2. freethinking in matters of religion."

Marilyn is referring to the first, but these times also are characterized by the second.
It appears so!

I have yet to fathom Marilyn's inappropriate use of the exclamation point. It is absurd to use "!" with the weasel-word "appears".
Read any news-gathering app, or glance at a newsstand.

70 years ago there were plenty of "girlie magazines" on the newsstand rack next to The Police Gazette.
Writings about sex are everywhere.

Marilyn should research the history of erotica (if she is so inclined).
Or are these puritanical times?

Depends on whether one is viewing the times as a radical leftist or radical rightist.
Relationships between men and women are strained

A power struggle to see who comes out on top.
and fraught with sensitivity.
"fraught; adjective:
1. (of a situation or course of action) filled with or destined to result in (something undesirable).
2. causing or affected by great anxiety or stress."

"Fraught with danger" makes sense, but "fraught with sensitivity" does not. I rather believe Marilyn does not actually consider "sensitivity" as "something undesirable" or "stressful".
This is schizophrenic,

"One of the most common misconceptions about schizophrenia is that it is “split personality,” which is completely false. The word “schizo” does mean “split,” but Eugen Bleuler, who coined the term schizophrenia in the 1920s, was describing the rupture in the person's thinking process and emotional response."

Marilyn wonders whether the times are "libertine" or "puritanical" which implies a "split personality" which is innately contradictory. That she uses the common misconception about "schizophrenic" is baffling.
and it sucks.

"Sucks" is gutter talk. What has happened to Marilyn? Although it appears that Marilyn is writing her comments, it makes one wonder if the chore has been taken over by someone else.

That this website is being allowed to be taken over by spam advertisers indicates there is a serious problem behind the scenes.
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