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Aug 20, 2013
@Pclip: To be fair, causing problems generally requires more activity than Wally's, too. Unless the problem is "The coffee pot is empty." In which case fixing 9 problems that he created himself means that he made coffee 9 times in three months (leaving it for someone else the rest of the time)...I'd believe that.
 
 
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Aug 19, 2013
The fact that Wally showed up to the meeting: that's an accomplishment, isn't it?
 
 
Aug 19, 2013
I think that people who agree to organ donation understand perfectly what that means, regardless of the word that is used. Donation is a great thing to do, since by doing so people who no longer need organs and tissues (and their families) willingly give them to people whose lives may be saved or at the least improved by the donation.

I am not at all impressed by those who consider it "deceit". I think you'd have to be pretty stupid not to understand "procurement". Harvest to me does sound like something inanimate is being taken out of the ground with a much lower value.
 
 
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Aug 18, 2013
@kaffekup
Double speak is the root of why the world is going downhill. As it allowes deceivers to take advantage of the naive by making them agree to something the fully do not understand.

Harvest perfectly describes the action. Procurement is a word that not many understand. So by using an obscure word you are a at rhe edge of deceit.

If the purpose is for people to agree to things they might not agree when the word harvest is used. Then indeed the purpose is deception. Same goes if the purpose is to make it look good on paper.

If the purpose is just making you feel good by thinking you are doing a different thing, then the only thing changed is the victim of the deceit, (yourself).

The only somehow valid purpose is if the whole industry decided to use the obscure word instead of the simpler one (standards). Even then, is deception if the process is not first explained, even when not asked.
 
 
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Aug 18, 2013
@kaffekup

"Procurement" sounds a little too active. Like ending up as a prop in a Robin Cooke novel. I think "harvest" is nicer. Either way, I'll keep the "D" on my driver license.
 
 
 
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