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Date: 2004-10-07 17:17
Subject: Misdirection, defined
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  1. an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

  2. incorrect directions or instructions.
    Example: Vice President Dick Cheney sent viewers of Tuesday's debate to the wrong website; instead of sending them to factcheck.org, he told them to go to factcheck.com. Unfortunately for Cheney, rather than finding an independent analysis of Cheney's involvement with Halliburton, visitors were re-directed to George Soros' website georgesoros.com — a site devoted to the topic "why we must not re-elect President Bush."

  3. management that is careless or inefficient
    Example: Sending troops to Iraq in order to destroy weapons of mass destruction programs — programs that, according to a report issued by chief weapons searcher Charles Duelfer, had already deteriorated into nothing but hopes and dreams by the time of the U.S.-led invasion.

  4. the act of drawing someone's attention away from something:
    Example: Sony Music Entertainment has announced it will stop publishing copy-protected CDs. Was this because they don't work in all players and because consumers hate them? No, according to Sony, the company has decided to stop selling hamstrung CDs because Sony's "message against illegally copying... has widely sunk in."
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Ben / KC_Risen Phoenix!: Men Who Slash (icon by wenchlette)
User: kc_risenphoenix
Date: 2004-10-14 12:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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LOVED this post...

...but I am here for another reason.

I've noticed that you have applied for membership for men_who_slash. Was that a mistake?

It looks like you are a female....
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2004-12-01 11:06 (UTC)
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Sorry for the long delay in getting back with you — I didn't spot your comment here until a moment ago. Which is odd, now that I think on it — LJ usually sends me an email notification when I receive a comment.

As for applying for membership in men_who_slash, yes, I did. Somewhere in the introduction to the community I read a bit that said comments on posts were welcome from anyone. Nevertheless, when I tried leaving one, LJ wouldn't let me, on the grounds that only members were allowed to leave comments. I don't know if that's a global thing, or something specific to that particular post, but it is what prompted me to apply for membership.

Since it's true I'm not genetically male, I figured I'd restrict myself to commenting only, and that would be an equitable solution. Although technically, I suppose I'm neither fish nor fowl. Bi-gendered is probably the best term to describe what I am.
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