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“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”


G.K. Chesterton

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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Lachrymose
by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Yes they do.  Just because they are not (outwardly) political does not mean they don't have control over anything.  ^.^  They certainly have their ways with the FDA.. getting things accepted and sold in the U.S. that haven't been properly tested.. or not disclosing side effects..

Quoting phoebe81:

In this context, the correct word is, indeed, "rein." It is referring to restraint, such as a horses reins. When you let out the reins, the horse has more freedom. Having more rein means they have fewer restrictions and more freedom.

Pharmacuetical companies do not reign over anyone. They are not a political entity.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

It's "rein". Big Pharma has more "rein", not "reign". Geez Louise, if you're going to make a political siggy, at least know what idioms you're using. 




Actually, while I disagree with the entire thing, the use of "reign" would be correct. Reign is used to describe sovereignty, dominance or authority; rein is used in the context of restraint. I think the terminology was proper. Sorry to be crotchety dictionary geek!



phoebe81
by on May. 2, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Nonetheless, they are not a political entity. The word "reign" refers to a monarch or a government, a political entity with sovereignty. The correct word in this case is still "rein."

Quoting Lachrymose:

Yes they do.  Just because they are not (outwardly) political does not mean they don't have control over anything.  ^.^  They certainly have their ways with the FDA.. getting things accepted and sold in the U.S. that haven't been properly tested.. or not disclosing side effects..

Quoting phoebe81:

In this context, the correct word is, indeed, "rein." It is referring to restraint, such as a horses reins. When you let out the reins, the horse has more freedom. Having more rein means they have fewer restrictions and more freedom.

Pharmacuetical companies do not reign over anyone. They are not a political entity.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

It's "rein". Big Pharma has more "rein", not "reign". Geez Louise, if you're going to make a political siggy, at least know what idioms you're using. 




Actually, while I disagree with the entire thing, the use of "reign" would be correct. Reign is used to describe sovereignty, dominance or authority; rein is used in the context of restraint. I think the terminology was proper. Sorry to be crotchety dictionary geek!




"Sometimes it is better to be kind than right. We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens."

bookmommy
by on May. 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Yes, the word was used correctly in that sentence. I hate grammar Nazi's but it was correct as is. It'd be "reign". Sheesh.

I agree with the original post but don't know if the next career politician we get is going to be any better. Seems big business can own the government in any regime.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

It's "rein". Big Pharma has more "rein", not "reign". Geez Louise, if you're going to make a political siggy, at least know what idioms you're using. 




Actually, while I disagree with the entire thing, the use of "reign" would be correct. Reign is used to describe sovereignty, dominance or authority; rein is used in the context of restraint. I think the terminology was proper. Sorry to be crotchety dictionary geek!


bookmommy
by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

They sure do. Big pharma and big grain "reign" in this country. They dictate how we live our lives by influencing the government and it's sad.

Quoting Lachrymose:

Yes they do.  Just because they are not (outwardly) political does not mean they don't have control over anything.  ^.^  They certainly have their ways with the FDA.. getting things accepted and sold in the U.S. that haven't been properly tested.. or not disclosing side effects..


~Jen

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.." John F. Kennedy

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]." ~Margaret Thatcher

Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Apostrophes denote possession. 

Quoting bookmommy:

Yes, the word was used correctly in that sentence. I hate grammar Nazi's but it was correct as is. It'd be "reign". Sheesh.

I agree with the original post but don't know if the next career politician we get is going to be any better. Seems big business can own the government in any regime.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

It's "rein". Big Pharma has more "rein", not "reign". Geez Louise, if you're going to make a political siggy, at least know what idioms you're using. 




Actually, while I disagree with the entire thing, the use of "reign" would be correct. Reign is used to describe sovereignty, dominance or authority; rein is used in the context of restraint. I think the terminology was proper. Sorry to be crotchety dictionary geek!



Lachrymose
by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Not necessarily.  It can be used in many contexts.. not just political.  Something can resemble a monarch or government but doesn't necessarily have to be either one.  Both rein or reign could actually be used.. but the author decided to use reign and wasn't wrong for doing it.  *shrugs*  But whatever.. it's not really that important.  The heart of the issue is about Obama.. people get heated about it and it's understandable.  I personally think he tried but Congress stonewalled him the entire time.  I'm surprised he got anything done. 

Quoting phoebe81:

Nonetheless, they are not a political entity. The word "reign" refers to a monarch or a government, a political entity with sovereignty. The correct word in this case is still "rein."

Quoting Lachrymose:

Yes they do.  Just because they are not (outwardly) political does not mean they don't have control over anything.  ^.^  They certainly have their ways with the FDA.. getting things accepted and sold in the U.S. that haven't been properly tested.. or not disclosing side effects..

Quoting phoebe81:

In this context, the correct word is, indeed, "rein." It is referring to restraint, such as a horses reins. When you let out the reins, the horse has more freedom. Having more rein means they have fewer restrictions and more freedom.

Pharmacuetical companies do not reign over anyone. They are not a political entity.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

It's "rein". Big Pharma has more "rein", not "reign". Geez Louise, if you're going to make a political siggy, at least know what idioms you're using. 




Actually, while I disagree with the entire thing, the use of "reign" would be correct. Reign is used to describe sovereignty, dominance or authority; rein is used in the context of restraint. I think the terminology was proper. Sorry to be crotchety dictionary geek!





Lachrymose
by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Yep.. I'm a victim (although I hate saying that I am) of it.. I trusted our government and my doctors and took some medication that messed me up.  And because these side effects weren't disclosed, the doctors refused to believe that it was the medication that was doing it.. and because I didn't DIE or ALMOST DIE, I didn't get to be a part of the lawsuit against the drug company years later.. :(  SIGH.  My quality of life has been compromised to the point that I lost my job and cannot work currently but that isn't enough to have a say in anything..

I hate that I didn't just stop taking the meds.. but I trusted them.. which is how it should be.. I don't know who to blame.. or if I should even blame anyone..

Quoting bookmommy:

They sure do. Big pharma and big grain "reign" in this country. They dictate how we live our lives by influencing the government and it's sad.

Quoting Lachrymose:

Yes they do.  Just because they are not (outwardly) political does not mean they don't have control over anything.  ^.^  They certainly have their ways with the FDA.. getting things accepted and sold in the U.S. that haven't been properly tested.. or not disclosing side effects..



Jambo4
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:16 PM


Quoting -Eilish-:


I'm going to have to file this one away on my computer.  Thanks Eilish!

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM

 

Quoting Raintree:

"a" 100 grand?

(hint: when correcting someone's use of the english language and insulting their intelligence and the entirety of the public school system, it becomes essential to not screw it up yourself.)

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 

Quoting workoutmom2b1g:

My Grandparents do not have $20.000 to BORROW to me or my cousins. 

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 

Quoting gludwig2000:

 I'm sorry, but the way a man treats women, children and animals speaks towards his character. Romney's treatment of his dog spoke very loudly to me, because we are meant to look out for those who need us, and that includes animals. Just my opinion.

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 OMG!  I can't believe someone would choose the candidate that has DOUBLED the debt over one that let the dog ride in a crate on the car.

 

 So you would choose the man that would put your grandchildren $100,000. in debt.  Okay.  I still say no thanks.

 

 ....let me guess...you are young and you went to public school....  your grandpararents can't BORROW YOU anything.  They can borrow from you or they can loan to you.

Do you have a 100 grand to pay your share of the debt?  Cause I am not going to pay it for you.  I'll pay mine, my husband's and my kids..that's it.


 Umm it helps to read all the posts so you know WHY someone is "speaking' the way they are.  I didn't start the "grand" talk...I continued it because that was obviously what she understood.

la_bella_vita
by Bella on May. 2, 2012 at 11:42 PM

 Interesting

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