JD 6/24/2012

I would like to learn more about what a good JD should contain. Help me.

I would also like to know about your favorite JDs of all time. That "All Time" includes when JDs were just OT posts.

My favorite posts usually contain humor, a personal story or both. I´m picking Message in a bottle

More after the jump.

A few months ago I was talking with a man who is a labor union leader here. He told me about one of his children, a girl who decided she didn´t want to study anymore when she was 18, even though she was intelligent enough to get any degree. She decided she wanted to work. His father found her a job in a company. One day she returned home saying she had resigned because his boss was asking her to do some work that she considered was not part of her duties (lets say she was a secretary and her boss wanted her to clean). Her father told her things don´t work that way, and told her to go back to work and to do the things she was asked to do. She went back for a few months, and then she decided to go to college. She is now working as telecommunications engineer. Now, was this father a traitor to her daughter and to her labor union because he didn´t defend her rights or what?

Are degrees worth something all by themselves? Eternal students exist. It happens more in Spain, where students

don´t use loans to pay their studies. They frequently live with their parents until they get their degree, and also far


Spanish saying of the day: "Los cementerios están llenos de buenos propósitos."

Literal translation: "Cemeteries are full of good intentions."

Meaning and use: usually said when someone expresses good intentions and you want to remind him/her that intentions are not enough.

There are many quotes related to cemeteries, I also like this one: The cemeteries of the world are full of
indispensable men (Charles de Gaulle, if I believe what I read in the internet). It´s frequently used in Spanish too,
when people say someone is indispensable and you want to remind them that nobody is actually indispensable.

Visiting Spain, now Cataluña/Catalunya

We have an artist here. You can find his work at thedailydoodles. He´ll become someone important soon. Then he will forget Bedge had made him a man. Don´t miss this opportunity to reproach him about his future behavior.

JDs have contained interesting religious and political debates.
I’m reminded of a bit from Galbraith’s Age of Uncertainty:

"The effects of the Great Depression spread, and they spread around the world. The richer the country, the more advanced its industry, the worse, in general, the slump. …
The first solution that occurred to statesmen was to propose tightening of belts, acceptance of hardship, resort to patience. Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
… People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage. Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing compared with that of the rich."

Religious debate: the fact that religions have appeared all around the World indicates: 1.- That religion is a human product out of individual/social needs. 2: That humans understand God exists, whatever the way they use to represent Him.

JDs have also some basketball, any kind of but Blazers. Basketball out of (Blazersland) borders is the rule. By respecting the rules we make life easier for the guys who are ruling this site. They spend lots of time trying to keep this site as good and friendly as popssible, so you are encouraged to help them. On the other hand, playing with the limits of that border still brings some fun, as long as you do not start a border conflict and are willing to retreat as soon as the patrol has spotted you. If you want to open a basketball debate, you can start with whatever. In case you´re lazy today you can debate this one: "In the NBA you are who you guard."

This is my list of Spanish young players I think you will probably heard about sooner or later: Alex Abrines and Daniel Díez (both born in 1993); Willy Hernangomez and Albert Homs (1994); Ilimane Diop (1995); Marc Bauza and Carlos Martínez (1996); Jonhatan Barreiro (1997); and Víctor Moreno Martín (1998). I´ll keep this list updated.

Science is always an interesting JD subject, even when it looks like poop:


In case you wonder, probiotic yogurt drink turns your poop different colors to tell you what’s wrong. Farts used to be a trend topic time ago. Now you can debate about what use will be given to our farts in the future.

Animals are always present in JDs. I love some animals.



Bees that drink sweat from your skin and the tears from your eyes

Bees are in danger, so you´ll be asked to donate.



Cinema is a great topic too, but I can not come with anything now. Music is another great topic, but I´m burnt out.

Have a nice day!

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