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    HI (hi not hawaii)

    Ok bad joke on the thread title.

    I want to say hello to everyone and to thank you for all the information I have gathered over the past months from threadskimming. I became interestred in planning because I initially was facinated with the idea of determining what american culture is. What I mean is I had trouble understanding what made us american. This lead me to anthropology and then to geography, where most of my questions have been answered by intelligent faculty and a subject matter that was incredibly eyeopening and at times.... it seems... a curse. Especially human and urban geography courses. These classes coupled with an ecology course and some literary influences lead me to a very cynical nature and view of how I see human form and function upon the landscape today; Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, and required geography readings.

    Back to that cynical nature, is there need for a cynic in planning?

    I can't help but to feel cynical. Especially when red-lining, politics, and police corruption are evident in the area of study in my urban field course ...sigh.

    Ah...there I go again. Sorry for my rant and a happy hello from a place near a place of high pollution in smoggy Kaleforneia. Graduating very soon!

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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
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    Welcome from NE Florida. There are no cynics in planning, why start now?

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    Welcome to the board.
    Universe is not wide enough to be planned.

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    Welcome on a rainy morning from the Florida panhandle.

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    welcome
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    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
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    Welcome. In my mind if I wer to be cynical about planning it would be a very depressing career and it would show. For me at least I hold out the hope that I am indeed making someones life better.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Welcome to Cyburbia. Please check your cynicism at the door

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    Welcome from What Time Is It Indiana ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Welcome from Northern California -- between The Capital and The Bay.

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    Hello from Houston!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Greetings from I Don't Know What Time It Is In Indiana, and you don't either.

    Thanks for registering and feel free to cynicise all over the forums.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
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    Welcome from sunny Central Texas!

    What is this cynicism you speak of?

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Welcome from Chicagoland!

    As for being a cynic, well it all depends on you. It is easy to become a cynic when one is well educated and inquisitive, but don't let the things that happened in the past affect you now. There's nothing you can do about them now. All you need to do is try repeat the past and try to prevent those you can affect from also repeating the past.

    Now.....go wash your hands before dinner....
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Hello from Northern Colorado, not just a place but a state of mind.
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    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Welcome from the Show-Me state !

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    Welcome from Binghamton, NY.

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    Welcome from NE Wisconsin!

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    Greetings from Kansas, where most of the pollution comes from cows

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    Welcome to the ship yarrrrrrrrrrrr
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