Freedom of Speech

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    iamqweenbeeposted 9 years ago

    OK Hubbers! This hub is for venting. This is where we can go to let off some steam and use our freedom of speech.

    Say what's on your mind, but, free of sexual explicity and racial slurs. I will go first

    I am so damn tired of my hub score fluctuating. Just when I am proud of my score, the damn thing has decreased the next time I sign on.

    1. Lady_E profile image66
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There is a reason for this, it happens to everyone. The HP staff will be able to explain it better than me. My score doesn't bother me, its more making a reasonable amount on my Hubs. smile

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        iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for that! I just wanted to vent about it anyway. :-)

  2. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 9 years ago

    Sounds more like whynging more than freedom of speech.(Did I spell that right?)
    I have the freedom to say so. Thanx. lol

    1. brad4l profile image81
      brad4lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, the correct spelling is "whining." You should consider using Firefox, which has a built in spell checker wink

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm assuming it's another spelling of whinging...

        1. lrohner profile image80
          lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, so what the heck is whinging???

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            iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Could that be kind of like whinging a baby off of a bottle? ;-)

            1. aka-dj profile image77
              aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Whinging, or whynging, must be an Australian-ism (slang for complaining). Seen as a negative. IE "nobody wants to hear it, so shut up"!, type of complaining. big_smile

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                iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Freedom of speech hub, buddy. Didn't you read it? This is where you come to vent. Venting, whining, all the same! besides, I guess that is your gripe...you want me to shut up? :-) I understand! ;-)

              2. brad4l profile image81
                brad4lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                According to Merriam Webster, Whinging is from a 12 Century Word and means "to complain fretfully"

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    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    Hmmm, yeah, I can understand how it would be nice to rest on my laurels (if I had any).

    On the other hand, the Hubscore going up and down doesn't bother me.  Maybe it's because of my early years on the rodeo circuit, riding--or attempting to ride--Brahma bulls and saddle broncs.  Each ride is eight seconds, and each score is computed by the judges based on those 8 seconds. 

    Bucking off or slapping the animal accidentally with your free hand gets a zero score.  Having a really incompetent animal under you because of the luck of the draw gives you a low score, as do a number of things that you yourself can do wrong during the ride...like ALMOST getting bucked off.

    I had many "goose eggs" (zero score) during my rodeo career.  My highest-ever score, which won the bull riding at a sizeable rodeo in Utah in 1965, was 62 out of a possible 100.  The 100 point scoring system was new then; that 62 point ride might earn as much as 82 to 84 points today.   

    Anyway, whether it's 8 seconds on the back of a bull or 6 hours on a laptop keyboard, the message is the same:  "What have I accomplished TODAY?"  Yesterday is dead and gone unless you're a Time Traveler.  If I'm affected by the Hubscore (and to some small degree I am), then I'd go pretty dingdong stale in a hurry if the thing didn't fluctuate.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I agree...best to concentrate on writing and not worry about hubscores.

    1. AsherKade profile image53
      AsherKadeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am confident no matter what...I have many sites and all have favorable reviews....richly blessed indeed...even if scores are fickle....http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:c5blb_wVTYomZM:http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/HappyCow.jpg

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      iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer! This venting is working for me...got a good answer

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    iamqweenbeeposted 9 years ago

    whining, venting, freedom of speech is all the same.
    Maybe you have something else you want to vent off about.

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years ago

    http://www.freewebs.com/warriorclansbytheseafanficbymoonstar/Siamese-Cat-With-Muffin-and-Coffee-Poster-C12157361.jpg

    Chill, have a muffin.

  7. Davinagirl3 profile image58
    Davinagirl3posted 9 years ago

    I wish my lab mix didn't shed so much.  I just had to vacuum an ungodly amount of dog hair out of the carpet on the stairs and my dog had the nerve to bark at the vacuum the whole time.  Apollo can be a frustrating animal sometimes.  I wanted to scream at him, but its not his fault.  Venting is better.

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      iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I know what you mean. I have a golden retriever and she sheds all over the furniture. I prefer to vent than to get angry with my "Lady" about it.

  8. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 9 years ago

    I'm just sitting back looking at my Adsence revenue climb to almost 2 whole dollars in over a month.

    That might not seem much to you folks, but that equals $350,000 in Canadian dollars

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image58
      Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  9. Christine Tierney profile image52
    Christine Tierneyposted 9 years ago

    I own an etsy store, and I'm getting a headache from all of the, facebook, cafe homade, mixxmade, twitter, and all of the other social networking sites that the "professionals" say you should use to get out there.... what happened to old fashioned business???

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      iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It seems some old fashioned businesses went down the drain. ;-)

  10. Christine Tierney profile image52
    Christine Tierneyposted 9 years ago

    I own an etsy store, and I'm getting a headache from all of the, facebook, cafe homade, mixxmade, twitter, and all of the other social networking sites that the "professionals" say you should use to get out there.... what happened to old fashioned business???

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    Healeyposted 9 years ago

    I am tired of what seems to be the prevailing sentiment in this country; namely, greed.  It takes many forms:

    The big corporations that got us into this financial mess.  Corporations such as the Detroit auto makers, the banks and financial institutions.  The Fed.  etc.

    The people who never contribute back to society.  You know the type, the ones who are always looking out for themselves and themselves only.  They never have a a few bucks to help a friend, never make any sort of contribution to any kind of charity.  MIght be your neighbor, might be the company you work for.

    Those looking to leech off someone else for their support.  The friend you let couch surf 'for a few days' that turns into months while they do nothing to try and get back on their feet.  Gold-diggers, male and female.  Letting the government pay for you completely.

    People who constantly require instant gratification.   "I have to have it now!"

    I wrote a brief blog about it, here:

    http://geekgirl9161.blogspot.com/2009/0 … -olds.html

    What we would seem to need, is a complete overhaul of what has become the norm for modern, western society's self-perception.  From one of self-gratification at the expense of others to the ability to look outside themselves and see that they are part of a greater whole.  More importantly, to see how their actions, no matter how small can make that society better or worse.

    How to effect that change though, is the bigger question.  One I unfortunately don't have an answer for.  I do however, have hope.  Because on occasion I see something, usually a small act, that makes me think we might be able to pull it off.

  12. k@ri profile image89
    k@riposted 9 years ago

    I agree, way too much greed motivates people in this country.  i think we will see an overhaul...although I can't say we will all like it!  The times remind me of what I have heard of the 60's. 

    I guess the question is how do we change the world?

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      iamqweenbeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      DITTO

  13. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Greed is always with people. If you really think it through, you will see that its root is the fear of not getting enough to survive, for yourself and family - whatever survival means for a particular person. Government robbing its citizens with 30-50% percent tax does not really help to relieve this fear, quite the opposite...

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Spot on about the fear Misha, some people fear not having enough when they have Billions though!

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        Healeyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Misha, you are absolutely right.  Fear is the root.

  14. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    It's still the same old fear, it is always irrational smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      True. It astounds me how much some people seem to need in order to feel they have enough.

 
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