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man that comment section is awful.

A few people there, however, ask a very good question - How was manning able to get past basic training without being booted? I've always assumed that Basic was a bit like the first weeks of a new job - If shit's not working out, they give you the heave-ho. At the very least at the end of Basic, isn't there some sort of "yeah, this person's performance is so bad we can't keep them"measure? I know the army's always desperate for more folks, but fuck.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

    The difficulty is the minute that class got there, it was abundantly clear that I don't belong. Nobody in the birth community says "husband" because it's offensive. We're all "partners." And we're all "supportive" and we're all expected to get out of the way so they can focus on women's mysteries. Except during the birth where the philosophy is basically "thou art thy partner's bitch who is suffering more than you can ever know to bring about the miracle of life you're lucky we let you in the room worm now help your master breathe!"

this attitude blows my mind - Always has. I mean, as feminists aren't we supposed to be encouraging men to be more involved with their children? Doesn't that means bringing men into spaces like these and saying yes, you do in fact belong here?

Fuck man, idunno. People often have blinders on to their own actions, especially when they are in opposition to their purported beliefs. One of the benefits of how my depression manifests is that I can usually see when I'm not practicing what I preach - because I'll flagellate myself about it.

reminds me of

man, I can feel the freedom from here with that song.

yeah that was my first thought. tried it still not working. something about ECONNRESET? idunno. I gotta work early anyways.

I did! it was giving me a weird server error on the IRC's end - not a hubski 502

did any artists ever really make that much money off of albums? I thought that was why they all toured.

it doesn't wanna let me in! :(

pour vous, thenewgreen

Sorry it took so long.

edit: as of now it doesn't want to play for me - it gets 3 seconds in and stops. may try reupload.

edit number 2: seems fine now.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 11, 2016

Airborne is a super weird thing in Canada. Like, it should be a badge of pride, but instead it's a symbol of a regiment disbanded after repeated dishonourable behaviour - peaking with the Somalia Affair.

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 11, 2016

coffeesp00ns  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 11, 2016

Oh for sure, that's a legit question. Lots of groups use "world renowned", or "international caliber" as a marketing tool. In the case of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it's legit - they are known around the world and often tour abroad. The Utah Symphony? well, they're good, but not exactly of the caliber of "best in the world"

Cleveland, on the other hand, is another matter.

Cleveland was part of the original "Big Five". Unlike some of its original compatriots - Such as Philiadelphia, which went bankrupt back in 2011 and is currently in a downward economic spiral - the CO actually balances their budget, which in the Orchestra world is a pretty big deal. Most large orchestras operate at a loss of some sort. AND Cleveland does it in Cleveland,in the heart of the Rust Belt, a changing city with not a lot of money.

Not just that, the audience for the orchestra is SUPER young by comparison. 20% of its attendees are under 25.

And to top it all off, they're actually world class. Having seen them live and comparing them with other orchestra's I've seen and heard, they're killer, especially their string section. They're also on Gramophone's list of {20 best orchestras](http://www.gramophone.co.uk/editorial/the-world’s-greatest-orchestras) at number 7.

So all that to say - You're right, a lot of ensembles use that language as a marketing tool. Cleveland deserves it, however.

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