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jim in paris

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the age of spin is over
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:25:31 AM »

hi all
according to an article in the NYT dated March 4-5th 2017
the age of spin is over >:D
I didn't know this use of the verb" to spin "  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 11:10:00 AM »

I didn't know this use of the verb" to spin "  ;) ;) ;)
Spin is what politicians do.

"There is a limit to how much spin the people can take before there is a revolution".
How much depends on the axial and transverse moments of inertia of the populace. :P

As much as I don't like Trump, the democrats also spin like crazy in their (current political) graves. I feel dizzy.
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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 01:45:04 PM »

The definition of spin, used in this context, is in the article you posted (right after the dash).  It boils down to trying to make everything appear in the best possible light for your position, often regardless of truth or believability....
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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 01:55:55 PM »

I thought that we were not going to have politics on this board. Keeping it fun and friendly.
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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 02:40:58 PM »

Spinning and lying aren't just political ploys. They pervade every aspect of our culture now, including our everyday lives. That kind of spin isn't going to die so easily -- it's too useful. But it wouldn't be if we didn't let it.
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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 07:59:55 PM »

I thought that we were not going to have politics on this board. Keeping it fun and friendly.
I am guessing that as long as the target are the politicians and not the voters that put them there, we can probably keep it fun.  ::)
But you are right, the priority is to keep the forum friendly for the members (even for those living close to Washington, DC  ;) )
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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 01:21:38 AM »

hello again

thank you for your comments:
I was only interested in semantics,and absolutely not in a political debate  :D
the thing is that I knew the expression "to spin out" which is to make a joke or a story much longer than needed, but had never encountered "to spin" alone:apparently it's almost the same meaning....and we have that in France too,with one of the runners-up for presidency who is a grand master spinner >:D

good Easter week end to you all!
time to spin some eggs 8)


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Re: the age of spin is over
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 08:10:03 AM »

Another use it to "spin a yarn"  that is to tell a long, far-fetched story. 
Happy Easter!
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