Rotor, I understand the term "rater" is often used incorrectly, but if you put a 1000 veterans in a room and ask who works in a rating unit "rater" is what is going to pop up. Veterans do not know the difference between a VSR from a RVSR, and the term "rater" just became a simple way to identify someone who works in the rating section. I remember discussing with Cruiser this very same issue. For example if you ask a 1000 people to identify Federal authorities, the first thing that will come to mind is the FBI. If you asked the same people to identify the FPS, the same people would be scratching their heads trying to figure out who they are. So let's say FPS is to Federal Authorities as VSR is to the Rating section. However, if you say the term "rater" most every veteran would associate this with a person who works in a rating unit. I believe over time "rater" just became a convenient term to use and is universally applied. By the way FPS is the Federal Protective Services. And even if you told people who they are, chances are they will still not know what they do. Same applies to a VSR, RVSR, and DRO. It's the same in Mental Health. Everyone has heard of a Clinical Psychologist, but not an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist. Does a I/O need to be licensed to practice? Many people would say yes, when in fact there are no provisions in any State for I/O to license. Only Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are allowed to license. You could start a media blitz to let every veteran know all the different people who work in rating section, but 5 years from now, and after all this media attention, the term "rater" would still be used. I know there a different people who do different jobs in the rating section, and the term "rater" does not mean everyone. However, the mindset of veterans is keyed on this word "rater" and will continue to be used in infinitum. It's not a matter of right or wrong; it's a matter of identity. This just turned out to an unintentional fact.
Spring starts on 3/20. Time for my greatest recruiting thread ever. Let's see if we can get some big news in the next day.
JAMAICANJAKE WROTE: ------------------------- Do we have any leanings on whether or not Rowan is an option for 2015? Maverick is a few credits shy of being eligible to graduate early at his current school. So his family has explored options to find a school that will help oblige his reclassifying. His father said there is one scenario of a private school in Florida that could accomadate the situation; but it would be a long commute and a lot of work at this juncture (summer school, ect). I can understand why Maverick wants to reclassify (talented enough & more importantly nearly 19 already). But the Rowan's could have planned this out better. Almost a little too late now, but the family is really trying.
Has become funnier since he became a father his show tonight the one with Dakota Fanning and the chef is one of the best i have seen in a while.
Just announced per Evan Flood on the Twitter Machine. Minnesota gets three. Therefore Minnesota is better than Wisconsin at football.
So pretty much everybody (myself included) has been posting their b-days in the What's making you happy thread, but I feel like birthdays are kinda out of place there, so I decided it would be a good idea to have a birthday thread (ty farswell!) Just post in the thread with your birthday, and I'll edit the first post, so we can remember everybody's birthday every year February 15 - Love MysteriousFebruary 28 - MiguelDeGouveia April 11 - iBrandunApril 13 - sillymooseApril 20 - QueenJBApril 24 - AusfahrtApril 25 - MeaDowApril 27 - Jacob96 May 8 - Lexxan June 19 - Funin July 9 - ClintyJuly 10 - Lucina August 3 - Razorwire
Here, we state a Survivor opinion and the next poster agrees or disagrees with the statement, explanation optional. I'll start: Peih-Gee should have been brought back in Heroes vs. Villains on the Heroes tribe in the place of Candice.
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