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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Doc Kivlighan on Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:23 am

paulechols wrote:I am of the opinion that we should debate bring back the Political Forum. Our lives are so influenced by the political idiots today and many of us would enjoy letting some steam off in the forum. I remember the reasons it was removed as well. Lack of respect and some down right insulting comments.

I think we should try again and set some rules. If we break the rules the forum goes away!

What do you all think?

Bring it on. :)
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Sassy Sioux on Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:48 am

Paul,

Here's the thing, the way I see it, by now anyone on this site knows how to behave. We are DS's after all, these are not idiots on here. If you act foolish, cannot govern your thoughts and cannot articulate your position well, in a manner building respect in the discussion, then no one is listening to you anyway. The last thing we need in this nation is more rules! We need human beings acting like human beings, using their God-given brains and following the Golden Rule- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you-this actually crosses all 'Religious' boundaries. Bottom line: BE NICE.

I am personally eager to read positions that actually move beyond the 2 party Hegelian Dialectic, of voting between two 'evils' that requires democratic 'Consensus' by the electoral process. We have all heard the two most common sides, just turn on Fox for the one side and CNN or MSNBC for the other....BORING...I know there are fellow DS's that think much deeper than that. At this point no opinion is a threat to me personally, I would like to stretch my view and entertain challenging ideas. Have you read the Federalist vs the anti Federalists? This wasn't the simple garbage coming out of the mainstream media.
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby schrand on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:01 pm

Sounds excellent. So, would you like to be Sheriff of the politics forum?

I think Frank would be a good choice too. But I suspect he is still in recovery from the last time. There are the places that even the Kevlar won't protect. ;)
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby mlouise_smith on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:26 am

I did not consider myself savvy enough to engage in deep political debate, but I sure did enjoy and appreciate the usually well stated positions that were posted here when politics was allowed. I want to see it come back.
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Mike Florio on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:01 pm

Bring it back! And include all the previous posts and let's see who's predictions came to be.
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Sassy Sioux on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:19 pm

Yes, cause this is the latest political email I got this morning.....NOT talking politics, just showing you a picture! The season has started.

And no, not interested in being the Sheriff-too political! :wink:

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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby paulechols on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:21 pm

Don't drink the Kool Aid!

Find some new blood for 2016 and throw out the bums on both sides.
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Doc Kivlighan on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:47 pm

Is anyone against bring back the Policical Forum :?:
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby schrand on Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:03 pm

I'd like to see it brought back too.

I would recommend we call it something like "CIVICS" rather than the contentions "politics".

Rules: Civility (BE NICE). Respect for differing views. Discourage the use of ad hominems (personal attacks, "You" messages).
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby dford on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:13 am

Doc Kivlighan wrote:Is anyone against bring back the Policical Forum :?:



I am in favor of it returning too.

Question for the Site Admin (Perry): Is there a way to setup a user's profile that allows the user to pick which Forums they would like to view/block? Kinda like "Power to the People".
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby whitesmoke on Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:46 am

Bring it back - I've changed my political affiliation to the Contrarian Party (Motto: If you're for it - we're against it)
Here's a few of our party's "planks":

Mandatory drug use for recipients of gov't benefits. The rationale here being we need to keep them unmotivated
to compete for what few jobs are out there to give the rest of us a fighting chance.

Illegal immigration - make Mexico the 51st state - that way we only have to police that narrow border with Guatemala.

Health care - all American citizens to receive fake Canadian citizenship papers.

De-criminalize intelligence.

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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Fburtxds1 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:05 am

whitesmoke wrote:Bring it back - I've changed my political affiliation to the Contrarian Party (Motto: If you're for it - we're against it)
Here's a few of our party's "planks":

Mandatory drug use for recipients of gov't benefits. The rationale here being we need to keep them unmotivated
to compete for what few jobs are out there to give the rest of us a fighting chance.

Illegal immigration - make Mexico the 51st state - that way we only have to police that narrow border with Guatemala.

Health care - all American citizens to receive fake Canadian citizenship papers.

De-criminalize intelligence.

Vote for me in 2016!!!

ROTFLMFAO!!!! Mark, I do miss your biting humor from this much missed forum. You kept it lively all right. :lol:
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby paulechols on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:05 am

Fburtxds1 wrote:
whitesmoke wrote:Bring it back - I've changed my political affiliation to the Contrarian Party (Motto: If you're for it - we're against it)
Here's a few of our party's "planks":

Mandatory drug use for recipients of gov't benefits. The rationale here being we need to keep them unmotivated
to compete for what few jobs are out there to give the rest of us a fighting chance.

Illegal immigration - make Mexico the 51st state - that way we only have to police that narrow border with Guatemala.

Health care - all American citizens to receive fake Canadian citizenship papers.

De-criminalize intelligence.

Vote for me in 2016!!!

ROTFLMFAO!!!! Mark, I do miss your biting humor from this much missed forum. You kept it lively all right. :lol:



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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby schrand on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:02 pm

whitesmoke wrote:...the Contrarian Party (Motto: If you're for it - we're against it)...
....Illegal immigration - make Mexico the 51st state - that way we only have to police that narrow border with Guatemala.
......
Health care - all American citizens to receive fake Canadian citizenship papers.
......
Vote for me in 2016!!!
Yep, If my brother votes Dumbocrat, then I have to vote Republicannot. It's a matter of sibling homeostatic balance.

But annex both Mexico AND Canada for a natural (almost) contiguous border;
to create The United States of North America. The only problem is: The folks in Quebec would have a problem with the English only requirement.
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Re: Removal of the Politics Forum

Postby Sassy Sioux on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:15 pm

whitesmoke wrote:............ the Contrarian Party (Motto: If you're for it - we're against it)
Here's a few of our party's "planks":

Mandatory drug use for recipients of gov't benefits. The rationale here being we need to keep them unmotivated
to compete for what few jobs are out there to give the rest of us a fighting chance. Pretty sure we are seeing this, and is what gives us your last plank

Illegal immigration - make Mexico the 51st state - that way we only have to police that narrow border with Guatemala. Do they police? More importantly, it IS our 51st state

Health care - all American citizens to receive fake Canadian citizenship papers. We just copied it

De-criminalize intelligence.

<laughing> By defacto, isn't this already in place, or in the works??? The NAU (North American Union) is sure shaping up all around us.
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