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« Reply #15 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 07:38am »

Luvey, that was very well said and I 100% agree with you. By the way the no holds barred forums are actually kinda funny you just have to be able to put up with a lot of crap but its down right hilarious.
You should try it sometime.lol
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 11:28am »

ah! democracy at work. don't you just love it?

just a hint folks for those that find themselves getting uptight about something or someone , take a little break away from the forum and get your perspective back online. this subject (as we have discussed before ) can get anybody seeing red at times because of the frustration of dealing with things unknown and not understood. we are bound to get many differing opinions on any given number of subjects ,so, a little time out can really help the grey matter . think of it as a little holiday . i've done this several times ,and it works for me . most of the trolls that come here soon get bored and move on, so pay them no heed cos they are just trying to get us biting and fighting so they can have their jollies. best way to beat a bully is to ignore them. they are usually after some sort of recognition or confirmation of their power over you. well that's my two bob's worth . see ya.

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 12:03pm »

on Jun 12th, 2007, 11:28am, diamond wrote:
best way to beat a bully is to ignore them.

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That is true diamond but it doesn't feel as good as taking them to the verbal woodshed!

I was brought up to treat people the way you wanted to be treated. And thats with respect. I find that lacking not only here sometimes but in the world itself. So my challenge to myself is to meet it head on.

We don't have to agree we each other, but we don't have to take personal shots at each other. I'm a skeptic about a lot of things. But I never say anyone is lying or that they're stupid. Even if I think they are. wink I'm also not a follower. What I am is someone who wants to make a difference. And not afraid to try. If I fail then I will go down swinging. Because life is too short to sit on our hands and do nothing why everything around us goes down the toilet.

Crap is the only thing that needs to be flushed and thats what I'm trying to do. Because if we don't then the entire room/forum will begin to stink and we all have to suffer through it. Honestly most of the members here are great folks. There's only a few that need to straighten up. I hope this post points them in the right direction. Just my two cents! Dan
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 10:43pm »

Hey UFOCatcher, how you doing today?

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Luvey, that was very well said and I 100% agree with you. By the way the no holds barred forums are actually kinda funny you just have to be able to put up with a lot of crap but its down right hilarious.
You should try it sometime.lol


I think I will pass up on that...... grin Getting too old and long in the tooth to be bothered. My greatest shock was while in the US in '98 and watching the Jerry Springer show for the first time......that is about my limit.....rofl... grin

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« Reply #19 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 10:56pm »

on Jun 12th, 2007, 10:43pm, Luvey wrote:
'98 and watching the Jerry Springer show for the first time......that is about my limit.....rofl... grinLuvey


Springer's show is enough to gag a maggot. How can people watch that show? For that matter, what kind of fool wants to be a part of that show? It's a very belittling experience. I'm embarassed for them. They're sub-human. lol
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 11:41pm »

I am doing great luvey. What country are you from. I hear you on the springer show and as for being embarrassed them ato i am embarrassed for us as Americans. That is why every other country calls us stupid because we exploit the bad in our country and rarely show the good.
Ya know what I mean.
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 12:20am »

Hi ATO

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Springer's show is enough to gag a maggot.


ROFL…… grin I guess you could say that is an appropriate term to use for that show.

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I am doing great luvey. What country are you from. I hear you on the springer show and as for being embarrassed them ato i am embarrassed for us as Americans. That is why every other country calls us stupid because we exploit the bad in our country and rarely show the good.
Ya know what I mean.


I am West Australian, born and bred.

That is a very keen observation about the Springer show. I can remember when I first saw it I thought is this what Americans are like huh It is a bad advertisement about America for sure. I can remember when it first started showing in Australia everyone was talking about it. The young folk thought it was hilarious but many of the older folk shook their heads. Me, I just watched it in awe of human behaviour. I often wondered how much people were paid to go on the show and bare all, and let their tempers get out of control. And, I also wondered if some weren’t actors.

Having travelled a fair bit in the US I know that Americans in general are not like that....far from it in fact.....but many who have not been there would have a different view.

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« Reply #22 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 08:32am »

I can remember living in England due to my husband being in the military and people thought that Americans were really like what they saw on TV.
Yes we really do have people in this country's media networks making money off all the bad things. It is sickening, because you see those TV shows with all the crude behaviours being exploited. Pretty pathetic to be viewed like that.
I hope that a change comes soon, but it won't as long as fools are willing to air their dirty laudry on TV as long as they are being paid for it....whether paid in money or attention. They don't even realize that they look like fools on there.
I switch the channel very quickly when I come across them while channel surfing.
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 08:37am »

on Jun 13th, 2007, 08:32am, creolelady wrote:
I can remember living in England due to my husband being in the military and people thought that Americans were really like what they saw on TV.


Ewww, that's disheatening to hear. I never thought about that. Yikes!
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 08:59am »

In our counrty it really is a sad story. At least 50% of us thrive on violence,cursing,drugs,and prostitution, and that is very,very,very disgusting. The worst part about it is that we have it on regular broadcast television so if your children have a tv in their room and you aren't in their to supervise what they watch, their minds are filled with crap. Being a child you would think that kinda stuff is funny because you wouldn't realize how degrading it is if you are a young child. Therefore then they go to school and talk with friends about it and at least on of those kids that was told about it will try and find it on there tv to see what is going on and so on and so on and so on. That is very crapy. That is Just my opinion
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 09:44am »

Interesting how this kind of went full circle. Forums on the internet are really communities, and like any community, there are all kinds of people - with their personalities, temperaments, and agendas - "living" in them. With diversity sometimes comes division. Talking respectfully (and listening respectfully) is the best way to solve problems in the "real' world, and the same applies here in our virtual community.

I agree that banning isn't the answer, although some times it comes to that for the sake of the whole. A vanquished person learns nothing but resentment. As ATO said, far better to educate them on how their behavior is working against them. Contrary to what these individuals might think, shouting causes people to turn away, it doesn't make them listen more!

Manifestos and rants are just that, GForce. People talking to themselves - because they are the only ones that will ever agree 100% with what they are saying (and not challenge them)! And it is scary. That's the kind of thinking that history has shown leads the world to some very dark places. Honestly, I don't know how some of those folks function, they must second guess everything in life. How do they even dare to leave their homes? Sad, really, they miss all the good while living in fear of some perceived "bad".

This has been a great thread! I just wish we could find a way to be so positive in the brick and mortar world smiley.
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« Reply #26 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 10:10am »


Something else that hasn't been mentioned yet is how a member reads a post.

The reader applies his own speech (in turn thought) to a post. Consequently, if the reader is typically an angry person, a post could easily read in anger and completely misinterpreted.

We don't know each others speech or mannerisms so when reading a post, one needs to assume that the poster was soft spoken in order to avoid arguments.

Also, some say things that mean one thing and actually mean another. Sometimes using facetious and sarcastic words will appear derogatory when actually the writer was being silly. I do that and I've gotten in trouble before because they've misinterpreted my feelings.

We must always remember that the computer keyboard has no feelings, no tone of voice, no hand gestures that portray their position and no mannerisms.

These things will cause problems and that's where emoticons come into play and why.



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While we're at it, if you want to get the skinny on people and their personalities - short of delving into college level psychology books ** yawn **, which is a tremendous amount of reading, think about picking up the following book.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npE7N_0uQsA
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« Reply #28 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 12:43pm »

UFOCATCHER,
You hit the nail on the head my friend. Folks much of what I see in here is perception and speculation. I feel people express themselves differently. With people from all walks of life different parts of this country and other countries coming to this board there will be much more of this going on. We or the moderators may need to inquire on ones intent before passing judgment. What may be perceived mean by one person the next may not take it that way. We are not gods. We are all humans. This is why the moderators have such a hard task. I have had issues with Moderators and my meaning misunderstood by them several times. But to talk it out has always helped me. I think every person I have met on this board weather we see eye to eye or not is beautiful in there own way. Sometimes we think about our own experiences and forget the person we are disagreeing with has had there fair of trials and tribulations. It is sometimes hard to remember for that reason we need to be perhaps a little more sensitive than we would be to a stranger on the street.
We are all brothers and sisters here. 'Yep' weather you like it or not. Someone said it best in this post. None of us knows for sure. I know there are people on this board who may have an inside track on some issues. But not all of them. And no matter what someone may know for a fact in there eyes does not mean his peers will agree. Sometimes sources cannot be revealed. This is a fact that will always play are big part in the facts of any subject. I guess what I am trying to say is;
I would like to see more of....BillyJoe are you frustrated? Did you intend for this post to hurt someone?
I really think it sounds like an attack. Could you please repost in a softer tone?
Sugar goes along way. I know ATRUEORIGINALL has approached me a couple times in this manner. When she does it in this way. I find myself feeling a great deal of respect for her.
We don't need to publicly denounce someone's beliefs either. They believe things because of they way they not only preseve it but also sometimes evidence they have you or I may not.

As the board grows and people from all around the world join. There will be more and more misinterpreted posts.
Lets remember we are all here for the same thing. We all have this in common. For these of you who believe in god as I do.
God bless you. For those who do not. A big hug to you and best wishes.
Just a few of my many many thoughts. EEK!!!! scary
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« Reply #29 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 2:08pm »

I think that this is a healthy thread for the community.

I am not really sure what inspired this thread exactly other than at least one individual said some immature and foolish things towards another member. I never read those posts so I don't know what or why this occured, but I cannot think of any situation where demeaning another's family members would be proper.

Kinda stupid actually, because at that point [when the personal insults began] no matter if that person who is doing the attacking was right or wrong in their conversation, they suddenly lost all credibility with the community at that point, and the whole conversation is then a mute point. What remains is negativity and resentment. This is something that children do.

This also can divide a community. This is why I feel this thread is a nice counter to such things as it helps mend the wounds. smiley

A Bit about myself. And, Atrueoriginall, please don't mistake this for narcicisum...[That WAS a joke! grin]:

I don't think I personally have anything to do with this thread as far as misconduct undecided If so, or if in the future, anyone has a problem with any of my comments, then please confront me about it. I think in time you folks will find that I am an approachable person.

As a matter of fact, if one witholds their questions about such things then this causes for futher misunderstanding in the future, which leads to resentment, which leads back to square one. I seek truth, even when the truth may hurt my own sensebilities. So please, come to me in the future if any problems.

Jerry Springer:

ROFL - My good buddy's father went to college with Jerry Springer! Just don't guilt me by association! laugh
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