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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    What, specifically, do you object to?
    Perpetual butt hurt and the ongoing right wing campaign to marginalize anyone who might disagree.
    Being Bethere is better than stalking Bethere.
    "Improvise. Adapt. Overcome."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
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    Thanks for illustrating my point.
    Being Bethere is better than stalking Bethere.
    "Improvise. Adapt. Overcome."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    Perpetual butt hurt and the ongoing right wing campaign to marginalize anyone who might disagree.
    I don’t see that here.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
    - Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), American labor leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Then why not notify the one who reported? All it takes is a brief PM. Why not notify the reporter when no action is taken? Again, just a PM. The feedback would let members know what the mods consider actionable rule violations. In the long run it would save mods time because they'd get less frivolous posts.
    I'm not saying they shouldn't, I'm saying they don't. I'd be fine with them doing it.
    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    I'm not saying they shouldn't, I'm saying they don't. I'd be fine with them doing it.
    Right, it's not done, but it might be a good idea.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    As I look at the previous 57 posts I am left to wonder. Is this really why we have town halls?

    If so, why bother?

    Town halls arent tailored for any individual to like them, if you dont think theres a purpose to them, no problem, there is no requirement you participate
    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it"



    George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    Perpetual butt hurt and the ongoing right wing campaign to marginalize anyone who might disagree.
    Again you dont have to participate in townhalls or the forum if you are that unhappy.
    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it"



    George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethere View Post
    You wouldn't. I'll let you four advisors pretend we're still here.
    There’s twelve of us, actually. Well...eleven, now.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
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    I was on this website for a long time but did not participate again until recently. The personal insults and attacks on responses was not this bad in the past. If you desire more people to join your forum, a delete function for responses of personal insults and attacks on members by moderators to reduce this type of behavior. The focus of the debate is on the contents shared and it should not be on the messenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barb012 View Post
    I was on this website for a long time but did not participate again until recently. The personal insults and attacks on responses was not this bad in the past. If you desire more people to join your forum, a delete function for responses of personal insults and attacks on members by moderators to reduce this type of behavior. The focus of the debate is on the contents shared and it should not be on the messenger.

    Contemporary politics is a bit like comparing fiction to non-fiction. On the one hand you’ve got those trying to discuss politics and on the other, those engaged in fantasies. We’ve recently had the great outpourings on whether the Russians or Facebook were responsible for the election of a National Socialist in America. It doesn’t get any more weird than that. So what you’ve seeing at the moment is the transition from fantasy to fact and it’s not going down well and the same opposite when Obama was elected. Eventually and hopefully it will all settle down.








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