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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    Hello, new friends. I have been on various sportsman forums before and one political forum. I am only getting back on-line in any way after being off for a few years learning how to not take bait from on-line trolls and also know nothing that happens in a forum has any affect on my life in any way. Not knowing this had made me fresh meat and low hanging fruit for the oh so many on-line trolls that prey on people like I used to be. Especially on political forums. I am now happy to log on and keep things in perspective, as they should be.

    I hope to make many new friends here, regardless of political lean. If you are willing to be friendly and respectful to me, you will find I will more than meet you half way. For some that like to " poke the bear " you will find those tactics are wasted on this member. I made a promise to myself many years ago to only raise my precious blood pressure over things that really matter in my personal life and not anything that happens on-line.

    So let's fuss and cuss and enjoy our discussions of things political and otherwise. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    RnS
    Welcome aboard the Love Boat! Or as it's known most days, the Ship of Fools!

    Your rating badge has me puzzled. So much has changed since I retired in '93 - uniforms, rating designations, etc. Some of the ratings I knew have disappeared and others have cropped up that I'm not familiar with.

    This is the one I wore for a number of years.

    Although when I wore it, the rating was called Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator. I understand it's now called "Naval Aircrewman", which back in the day was not a rating but a qualification status, but they kept the "AW" abbreviation.

    Then for my last six or so years of active service, I cross-rated to this one.



    OT(A)...which I understand got merged into the Sonar Tech rating in '98.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    Hello, new friends. I have been on various sportsman forums before and one political forum. I am only getting back on-line in any way after being off for a few years learning how to not take bait from on-line trolls and also know nothing that happens in a forum has any affect on my life in any way. Not knowing this had made me fresh meat and low hanging fruit for the oh so many on-line trolls that prey on people like I used to be. Especially on political forums. I am now happy to log on and keep things in perspective, as they should be.

    I hope to make many new friends here, regardless of political lean. If you are willing to be friendly and respectful to me, you will find I will more than meet you half way. For some that like to " poke the bear " you will find those tactics are wasted on this member. I made a promise to myself many years ago to only raise my precious blood pressure over things that really matter in my personal life and not anything that happens on-line.

    So let's fuss and cuss and enjoy our discussions of things political and otherwise. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    RnS
    Welcome, name sounds familiar. DP?

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    Howdy. Jump on in. The water is fine.
    " I'm old-fashioned. I like two sexes! And another thing, all of a sudden I don't like being married to what is known as a 'new woman'. I want a wife, not a competitor. Competitor! Competitor!" - Spencer Tracy in 'Adam's Rib' (1949)

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    Welcome, glad you're here.
    my junk is ugly

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    Welcome.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Welcome, glad you're here.
    LOL. Yeah, your av says it all, doesn't it?
    You will rue forever that you ever supported the post-2007 democrat party.

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    I too got kicked off that other forum for no reason given. I have an opinion about it having to do with another member, but it's best kept to myself. It happens. Who cares?

    Utley and the other mods run a tight ship here against trolls, and you should enjoy your stay. Welcome!
    You will rue forever that you ever supported the post-2007 democrat party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I too got kicked off that other forum for no reason given. I have an opinion about it having to do with another member, but it's best kept to myself. It happens. Who cares?

    Utley and the other mods run a tight ship here against trolls, and you should enjoy your stay. Welcome!
    Unfortunately they don't, which is why the forum is a miserable old troll reach-around.
    my junk is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    Welcome, RnS…. we can always use a level head or two, regardless of political position.

    "Your Mama" statements are so much dust on the table... if they know it will get under your skin, it will be used. Let it roll off.

    Other than that, did anyone tell you that newbies are required to supply the coffee and donuts?
    I love a good " Yo Mamma " joke but that was purely a mean spirited post with no joking in it.
    The " thin skin " excuse only covers so much.
    That is why forums have rules to follow and standards of behavior.

    (slapping a $20 on the counter) OK, donuts and coffee are on me today.
    I will take a hot chocolate and a bear claw.
    Last edited by Retirednsmilin308; 06-20-2019 at 09:58 PM.

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