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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1365 on: September 20, 2016, 07:33:55 AM »
I know. I just need someone sharper to use it on next time.  ;)

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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1366 on: September 20, 2016, 07:41:45 AM »
Can we stop this needing to get the last word in even when we're joking around shit? It's getting really painful to read.

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« Reply #1367 on: September 20, 2016, 07:44:44 AM »
I know. I just need someone sharper to use it on next time.  ;)

I agree with implode.  So I will stop.

And we didn't need to resort to personal attacks.  That was unnecessary.
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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1368 on: November 08, 2016, 06:04:34 AM »
Yup. Tick is dead on.  She's not your type.  Move on.   Tick is Obi Wan Kenobi


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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1369 on: December 06, 2016, 10:43:51 PM »
I'm just sitting at work and was going through my emails. I saw a letter from the president of New York City Transit and opened it. He sent it around to all of the employees. Apparently one of our Muslim employees was attacked by a customer. I really hate hearing about things like this.

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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1370 on: December 19, 2016, 09:01:19 PM »
You know, there are times when I really wish this part of the forum was more active.


Then there's times where I regret that wish.
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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1371 on: December 19, 2016, 10:54:34 PM »
More and more I have to click out of threads because nothing good will come out of me trying to respond to people. I'm bad.

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« Reply #1372 on: December 19, 2016, 11:20:28 PM »
More and more I have to click out of threads because nothing good will come out of me trying to respond to people. I'm bad.

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« Reply #1373 on: December 19, 2016, 11:45:47 PM »
Same here. I've been told I have a bit of a temper so sometimes I try not to say anything at all.

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« Reply #1374 on: December 20, 2016, 01:09:14 AM »
I just consider it an opportunity to practice tolerance, patience, and to exercise courtesy and respect for others.  Sometimes I fail but most of the time it's all good. 
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« Reply #1375 on: December 20, 2016, 01:54:06 AM »
I just consider it an opportunity to practice tolerance, patience, and to exercise courtesy and respect for others.  Sometimes I fail but most of the time it's all good.

The problem is when you try to do that but the other person resembles a spoiled child.

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« Reply #1376 on: December 20, 2016, 04:46:59 AM »
I just consider it an opportunity to practice tolerance, patience, and to exercise courtesy and respect for others.  Sometimes I fail but most of the time it's all good.

The problem is when you try to do that but the other person resembles a spoiled child.

Right?  Especially when they get all personal and do juvenile things like asking if they were breastfed?
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« Reply #1377 on: December 20, 2016, 05:21:18 AM »
I just consider it an opportunity to practice tolerance, patience, and to exercise courtesy and respect for others.  Sometimes I fail but most of the time it's all good.

The problem is when you try to do that but the other person resembles a spoiled child.

Right?  Especially when they get all personal and do juvenile things like asking if they were breastfed?
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I had no idea breasts were such a sensitive issue for you.  ;)

If this is the path you want to go down with me....again....so be it. 
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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1378 on: December 20, 2016, 08:09:00 AM »
It's hard to take someone's arguments seriously when they make snide and dismissive jabs every other post.

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« Reply #1379 on: December 20, 2016, 12:25:40 PM »
It's hard to take someone's arguments seriously when they make snide and dismissive jabs every other post.

You mean like Joe?
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« Reply #1380 on: December 20, 2016, 01:32:28 PM »
I don't know who Joe is.  :blush

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« Reply #1381 on: January 19, 2017, 06:09:31 PM »
Does anybody know the name of the cartoon frog with red lipstick that white supremacists use in their profile pictures on social media?
I wouldn't want somebody with 18 kids to mow my damn lawn, based on a longstanding bias I have against crazy fucks.

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« Reply #1382 on: January 19, 2017, 06:13:18 PM »
Does anybody know the name of the cartoon frog with red lipstick that white supremacists use in their profile pictures on social media?

Pepe The Frog?

This dude?

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« Reply #1383 on: January 19, 2017, 06:15:35 PM »
Yep, thanks!
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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1384 on: February 02, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
I really enjoy reading the P/R forum and occasionally participating. Some discussions are very thought provoking. So with that out of the way...

Does it seem like the political discussion around here is slowly devolving into, "Yeah? Well your side did it to us so don't complain when our side does it to you." Most disturbingly, it's increasingly being presented as knock-down argument...a kind of 'drop the mic' moment.

I don't get it. It just doesn't seem persuasive at all.

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« Reply #1385 on: February 02, 2017, 07:28:56 AM »
I really enjoy reading the P/R forum and occasionally participating. Some discussions are very thought provoking. So with that out of the way...

Does it seem like the political discussion around here is slowly devolving into, "Yeah? Well your side did it to us so don't complain when our side does it to you." Most disturbingly, it's increasingly being presented as knock-down argument...a kind of 'drop the mic' moment.

I don't get it. It just doesn't seem persuasive at all.
It certainly gets in the way of discussion many times.  We can't talk about the particular action or event on its own merits because the kneejerk reaction from some is "yeah, but the other side did it too".  Some of this crap is wrong no matter who did it before, and much of it was wrong then too.

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« Reply #1386 on: February 02, 2017, 07:34:28 AM »
I feel like I see this way more in the media than I do here, although it does happen.  It's annoying and doesn't lead to anywhere in the discussions.

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« Reply #1387 on: February 02, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
Well, I'm certainly guilty of it from time to time. What I can say is that I never intend it to be a compelling argument for anything, other than the fact that every single republican and democrat politician should be the first against the wall when the revolution comes. My recurring theme for the last ten years is that both parties are genuinely awful and favoring one party or dissing the other is problematic, at best. It seems there are plenty of times when a statement comes around that suggests one party or the other is up to some bogus, stupid ploy, and when it comes from a staunch defender of the other party I generally feel compelled to point out that it's business as usual for both parties. Not a good logical argument to any real discussion, but a good reminder from time to time, at least in my book.
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« Reply #1388 on: February 02, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
I certainly don't mind the occasional pointing out of hypocrisy, and even think it's appropriate to have these reminders. Lately, it seems that conversations about specific events, while being appropriately discussed, often get a sidebar of the hypocrisy issue.

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« Reply #1389 on: February 02, 2017, 10:48:45 AM »
I think it's one thing to point out the hypocrisies, it's another when that's your argument or when that's all the discussion becomes.

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Re: P/R side chat thread, v. I am not a number I am a free man
« Reply #1390 on: February 02, 2017, 10:53:35 AM »
That's when you just have to start responding "No, YOUR mom!"

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« Reply #1391 on: February 03, 2017, 08:43:08 AM »

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« Reply #1392 on: February 03, 2017, 08:51:19 AM »
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« Reply #1393 on: February 10, 2017, 12:36:25 PM »
So just checking in with anyone else who went to the Women's March - I have not received my payment yet and I was wondering if anyone else here has gotten their check or has heard from Mr. Soros. Thanks!

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« Reply #1394 on: February 13, 2017, 10:55:29 AM »
For that matter, I'm still waiting on someone from the Obama administration to come by to take my guns away, and the passing of Sharia Law.

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« Reply #1395 on: February 13, 2017, 11:19:06 AM »
For that matter, I'm still waiting on someone from the Obama administration to come by to take my guns away, and the passing of Sharia Law.

If Sharia Law comes, it's going to be in Christian form.

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« Reply #1396 on: February 16, 2017, 07:38:51 AM »
Hearing people in CT freaking out over the Russian boat off the Groton coast has been rather amusing. "I wasn't sure whether I should have come into work today or not, this is scary" - Dude two cubes down.

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« Reply #1397 on: February 16, 2017, 08:41:42 AM »
Hearing people in CT freaking out over the Russian boat off the Groton coast has been rather amusing. "I wasn't sure whether I should have come into work today or not, this is scary" - Dude two cubes down.
Tell him you've heard there's a Borey class ballistic missile sub parked a little further out (and there almost certainly is). Bonus points for doing it with a Sean Connery voice.
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« Reply #1398 on: February 17, 2017, 08:36:32 AM »
Hearing people in CT freaking out over the Russian boat off the Groton coast has been rather amusing. "I wasn't sure whether I should have come into work today or not, this is scary" - Dude two cubes down.
Tell him you've heard there's a Borey class ballistic missile sub parked a little further out (and there almost certainly is). Bonus points for doing it with a Sean Connery voice.
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