Why do people refer to themselves as we?
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Three classes of people may use "we" or other plural forms to refer to themselves:
2. Newspaper editors, when speaking for the editorial staff.
3. People with a tapeworm.
All others refer to themselves as "I"; and, by the way, not "this reporter," "yours truly," "your correspondent," or any other expression that puts a mask over the face of the speaker or writer.
Sometimes when we speak or write, we refer to ourselves as part of a larger group and not as a single individual. Example: "Our ability to think clearly may be hampered if we become emotionally upset during a discussion or argument." This is a common way of speaking and writing, even in formal settings. It does not imply special status, and does not suggest that one is necessarily speaking as an official representative of a group.
The Royal 'we' is a special usage that is an emphatic declaration of the speaker's own status and presteige. Editors and others may have occasion to formally speak for a group and will often use 'we' while explaining the decisions or positions of the group.
Oil Imports to USA by year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
CANADA 2,324 2,240 2,157 1,937 1,971
SAUDI ARABIA 1,465 1,075 1,180 1,082 1,072
MEXICO 1,099 1,150 1,113 1,108 1,132
VENEZUELA 759 806 893 919 928
NIGERIA 529 854 826 1,107 1,018
COLOMBIA 510 365 364 308 328
IRAQ 403 637 473 422 464
ECUADOR 299 303 203 229 215
ANGOLA 283 311 323 404 413
RUSSIA 275 252 246 286 295
BRAZIL 163 213 225 177 270
KUWAIT 145 165 164 172 204
ALGERIA 139 140 204 366 337
CHAD 74 32 54 30 14
OMAN 72 52 39 0 0
I realize you are math challenged but to make it simple imports from Canada have increased while imports from Venezuela have decreased under this administration Compare the last number in line with the first and tell me who was it importing more oil from the middle east or communist countries and other than Canada.
That changed in 1964 when the dixiecrats went home and took over the republican party in the south. Integration moved them out of the democratic party.
No longer hearsay when his employee who was directly involved says he has the evidence that Christie was lying about not knowing.
Most of the components of the Keystone system in the states from Nebraska south have already been constructed. Nobody but the Koch brothers want that tar sand oil anyplace close to them. State department report says the present plan can be accomplished with little impact. That is Obamas state department study. It will have no affect on our oil prices or energy independence since the plan is to export it to places like China. It will only change the carbon footprint by making it possible for China and other developing nations able to burn more fossil fuels and delay the switch to cleaner energy sources. If we put a generator on little z's keyboard that would probably take a few kilowatts off of the grid.
this is the driest year in 160 years in the west. Nothing peaked in 2004. There are concerns that the Colorado river is going to dry up and Nevada farmers are already choosing which crops to let die and which to keep. The central basin in California is in emergency drought and provides a majority of food for the whole US. What was that Larry Hosford song? " I'm from Salinas so I must be an Okie or a Mexican".
Forty-four percent of speech watchers questioned had a very positive reaction, with 32% saying they had a somewhat positive response and 22% with a negative response.
That is the big right wing myth. That everyone that is against them is getting give aways, that the poor are lazy and not working,
more illegals sent home than under any president since Ike, enforced hiring laws against companies that hire undocumented workers at the highest rate ever, rolled back much of the patriot act. says he will get gitmo closed this year, Has the UN except for Russia and China working with him, America became energy independent, kept the vast majority of his campaign promises despite the GOP set to make America fail, dollar stronger. put the banks on a leash, saved the auto industry, slowest rate of government growth........
More unproven paranoia. Why is it you think every good information is altered? Lets suppose the numbers were off in November or October. If they were then even better gains were made later. Employment has been improving for years now.
No I got it from market watch. Fox doesn't do investigative journalism, They just make stuff up or repeat somebody else's news. Really, can you recall anything Fox found on it's own that was true? Maybe that Mitt was going to win the last election? I included Fox because the right wingers can't argue that is was just the "liberal media".
Commerce department , fox news, morning star, market watch and a host of others. Just copy and past the message and you will find it.
now we have a little z and a dumb z. Not sure I can tell the difference.
The last one to 7.25 was passed in to law in 2007 under the Bush administration and began paying in July 2009. So, Bush was just fomenting envy and resentment ? I doubt it. I think you are just an idiot with no understanding of economics, fairness or what has happened to income distribution in the last 30 years.
Seems the University of Northern Iowa just said you have the reasoning ability of a Kindergartner.