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Old 12-13-2019, 08:52 AM
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Default Many people I know think that Gary Senise should have been Time's Person of the Year.

I think almost everyone finds his kindness and outreach such a good thing.


Would you think he would have made a good person of the year for Time Magazine this year???
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I think Greta Thunberg is an excellent choice.
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Another vote for Gary Senise.
He is an anomaly in the entertainment/hollywood crowd.....hence will not ever get it!!!
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I think almost everyone finds his kindness and outreach such a good thing.

But again perhaps there are those who don't find him admirable.

Would you think he would have made a good person of the year for Time Magazine this year???
That is not a yes/no question you posed. How could anyone not find him "admirable?" However Time's Person of the Year wasn't necessarily meant for a "good person." As I'm sure you have read in the past Hitler once made it to the cover. Yes, Senise would qualify along with hundreds perhaps thousands of other generous, giving and selfless public as well as anonymous persons around the world. I have read it is based upon how the "chosen person" has had an affect on the entire world.

Does he deserve recognition, definitely YES, but should he have been chosen even if he was "on the list", IMO probably not.
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Another vote for Gary Senise.
He is an anomaly in the entertainment/hollywood crowd.....hence will not ever get it!!!
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That is not a yes/no question you posed. How could anyone not find him "admirable?" However Time's Person of the Year wasn't necessarily meant for a "good person." As I'm sure you have read in the past Hitler once made it to the cover. Yes, Senise would qualify along with hundreds perhaps thousands of other generous, giving and selfless public as well as anonymous persons around the world. I have read it is based upon how the "chosen person" has had an affect on the entire world.

Does he deserve recognition, definitely YES, but should he have been chosen even if he was "on the list", IMO probably not.
Right on post.

He is a nice admirable and honorable man who deserves recognition but not on this platform.

His vigorous defense of John McCain when McCain was being personally smeared by the government because of his service stands out to me.

I think much too much is made of this award myself, but the young lady who won the cover is certainly qualified.
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I also don't think people who are handicapped or disabled should be used as political pawns.
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I think Greta Thunberg is an excellent choice.
I agree.
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Here is the Times Magazine stated criteria;

Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year".

Many of my friends have also mentioned the Hong Kong activists for Democracy.
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I also don't think people who are handicapped or disabled should be used as political pawns.
Gracie, please explain this post. You started this thread seemingly to create controversy regarding a climate activist's selection as person of the year, then you add a comment about people with disability not being used as pawns.

Are you suggesting that Greta is a disabled person being used as a pawn? That her Asperger's makes her unable to make her own choices and speak her own words, powerful words which have been heard by world leaders even if ignored, and inspired many members of her generation and older ones. She has become a spokesperson for a concern that almost all of the world shares, and done it with grace and even courage. But you seem to be claiming she is a pawn who is disabled and therefore not responsible for what she says and does.. or am I reading your comment wrongly?
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Gracie, please explain this post. You started this thread seemingly to create controversy regarding a climate activist's selection as person of the year, then you add a comment about people with disability not being used as pawns.

Are you suggesting that Greta is a disabled person being used as a pawn? That her Asperger's makes her unable to make her own choices and speak her own words, powerful words which have been heard by world leaders even if ignored, and inspired many members of her generation and older ones. She has become a spokesperson for a concern that almost all of the world shares, and done it with grace and even courage. But you seem to be claiming she is a pawn who is disabled and therefore not responsible for what she says and does.. or am I reading your comment wrongly?
Blueash, I don't know who you are, but I sure wish I did. I think you are reading GG right on. You always hit the nail on the head with such clarity and commonsense.
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