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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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WELL, SHOOT MAN! I READ THAT POST ABOUT EVERYONE NEEDS TO RE-THINK, LISTEN TO THEMSELVES, ECT.. THIS IS MY OPINION. THERE ARE BILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET, EACH ARE AS DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE AS THE PLANETS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM!
NONE OF US ARE PERFECT! UHH! ONLY GOD IS PERFECT RIGHT? AND HE KNOWS NONE OF US ARE PERFECT! SOME PEOPLE POST RATIONAL, SOME PISSED OFF, SOME OUT IN LEFT FIELD, SOME OUT IN RIGHT FIELD, LMAO! GOOD ONE!
SOME KNOW IT ALL, SOME DON'T KNOW DIDDLY SQUAT, SOME CANT EVEN SQUAT! SOME ARE MOST LIKELY LOAD MOUTHE'S, SUCH AS MYSELF! SOME ARE JUST PLANE SHY, ALL OVER THE GLOBE , THERE ARE KIDS, GROWN UPS, TEENS, THAT ARE STUCK TO A WHEEL CHAIR WHO WISH THEY COULD POST! SOME BLIND AND SAME THING, ALL OVER THE GLOBE THERE IS IMPERFECTION IN THE HUMAN RACE! PERIOD! SOME WHO KNOWS WHO IS ON THIS SITE? FOR ALL WE KNOW, THERE'S A SERIAL KILLER OR 2 ON HERE! IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY OF US TO KNOW! KIND OF SPOOOOKY YA THINK?

Gilbert Gottfried? Is that you????
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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There are gobs of posts on this forum where people spout some pretty... strange... ideas.... and it isn't just from one side of the aisle.

I was wondering... do you all ever stop for a moment and listen to what you are saying? Do you ever think, "Hmmm... maybe I sounded a bit loopy there... maybe my idea of that was just too far out there and I should rethink my position/statement/idea..."?

If not, I suggest... no matter who you are... you stop for a second, look through your postings on this and other forums where you are speaking your opinions, and just read yourself. Go back several years and think about what you said would happen then, and what is reality now. When you do this, consider the reactions you usually get with your posts as well. Do you usually trigger flaming/divisive posts... or do you usually trigger a calm and rational argument? Perhaps a mix?

It's pretty healthy and self-enlightening to make such a self-evaluation. If you realize you have been off the wall, starting to repair yourself can not only make you a better person, but it can also make you a better forum poster and make your arguments and points stronger. Coming off like some batcrap crazy is not ever going to persuade the person with whom you are arguing with to your side. Ever. Basically, you are wasting your time and theirs... as well as the forum's bandwidth... trying to convince others to adopt a point that will never happen because you aren't being rational.

We have a problem in this country where we have failed to use actual facts to make cogent, rational arguments. Instead, we have devolved to using others' opinions to throw as much mud at our opponents as possible why the USA circles the drain. It's truly sad. Maybe soon we can all make steps towards being more civil again.

Just something to think about. Thanks.
You do know that I will be watching you much more closely than before and let you and others know when you do what you have done more than once. I know what I say and do believe nearly all of it but have wondered about you more than once.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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We have a problem in this country where we have failed to use actual facts to make cogent, rational arguments. Instead, we have devolved to using others' opinions to throw as much mud at our opponents as possible why the USA circles the drain. It's truly sad. Maybe soon we can all make steps towards being more civil again.
I think you're confused as to the point of this site, a political subforum of a site built around the market for middle aged white people to ask other middle aged white people which part of town has the fewest minorities. Surely you weren't expecting enlightened debate.
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