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Old 01-11-2021, 04:21 PM
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I don't agree with blocking or censoring anyone in a political forum but I agree with this poem by Ruby Redfort:

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can also hurt me.
Stones and sticks break only skin, while words are ghosts that haunt me.
Slant and curved the word-swords fall, it pierces and sticks inside me.
Bats and bricks may ache through bones, but words can mortify me.
Pain from words has left its' scar, on mind and hear that's tender.
Cuts and bruises have not healed, it's words that I remember.”
I don't think I'm actively seeking to have certain member's posts blocked or censored by all, but I believe in each of our rights to not view another member's posts. I think this option is designed for that exact purpose.

In an iphone group chat you are able to block a certain member of the chat group's message if you so choose.

I'm simply exercising that option here. But I fully support anyone's right here to express their opinion about anything, while retaining my right to NOT respond to useless banters if I so choose.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:40 PM
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I don't think I'm actively seeking to have certain member's posts blocked or censored by all, but I believe in each of our rights to not view another member's posts. I think this option is designed for that exact purpose.
Sorry, I misunderstood your meaning

In an iphone group chat you are able to block a certain member of the chat group's message if you so choose.

I'm simply exercising that option here. But I fully support anyone's right here to express their opinion about anything, while retaining my right to NOT respond to useless banters if I so choose.
Certainly you have the right not to view or respond to a post but how do you keep up with the content and direction of the thread if you don't?
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:44 PM
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Fact check on what Kamala Harris said:

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-f...-idUSKBN27E34P

bc, I believe in that, as much as you believe in Trump, pertaining to the incitement of violence.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:49 PM
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Maruzo:

You can block seeing all of his, (Happy), posts if you so desire. Just go to his profile and search the options and you can find the option to select to ignore him....
At this point, I agree with you that he is just a very confused individual that has a child-like penchant to insist on being an annoying nuisance, while not contributing anything meaningful, interesting or intelligent in this discussion on the thread's topic....

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When have we met? Itís hard to believe you know anything about me (Happy) sitting behind your computer screen.

Nice try though. Thereís the insults bc. I am actually used to it. Itís pretty much been a thing since Iíve joined xoutpost.

Funny how a person whom I never met has such great insight to my character.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:50 PM
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Certainly you have the right not to view or respond to a post but how do you keep up with the content and direction of the thread if you don't?
I did leave a qualifier for my intention a couple of posts back. I said I would consider responding to a certain member here if he starts to post about political subjects that I am interested in.

And since i'm not blocking everyone here, only a select few, I doubt I'll miss much of the debate.

And no worries. I find your posts level headed and fact driven, with much considerations behind the rationale.

I only wish I'm that level headed sometimes. I sometimes tend to get involved with non-constructive banters and stray from the topic.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:52 PM
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What's the matter with Donald Trump.

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You asked me to moderate others. That's why I asked who. I'm not moderating anyone and have no intention to do so. I just wanted to know who you thought should be moderated.

Differences of opinion are vital to making good decisions. It prompts more in depth thinking of the pros and cons. The ideal forum is when the goal of all involved is to make the best unified decision possible. The group can explore multiple scenarios to test their worth and have confidence in the final decision. The group is then committed to the implementation plan--The most important and hardest part of the process to accomplish successfully.

We are not making decisions here. We are expressing opinions. We are debating our opinions. A lively debate that is not face to face and without a moderator is destined to fail, nothing will be accomplished. There is no consideration that another opinion might have merit. There is no moderator here and we aren't face to face so if we are to have constructive dialogue it is up to each of us to moderate ourselves.

I enjoy political debates. Especially those that are centered on whether Trump has been good or bad for the nation. IMO he has done nothing to expand the middle class or improve the lives of those in poverty. He is a threat to our democracy. I don't think there is any question he has been bad for the nation and I believe his legacy will be that he has been the worst of all presidents.

It would be nice if everyone else got this memo.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:16 PM
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When have we met? Itís hard to believe you know anything about me (Happy) sitting behind your computer screen.

Nice try though. Thereís the insults bc. I am actually used to it. Itís pretty much been a thing since Iíve joined xoutpost.

Funny how a person whom I never met has such great insight to my character.
Happy:

Ok, fair enough. In hindsight, I should have added this qualifier preface:

"At this point, I agree with you that from his posts, he just appears to be a very confused individual that has a child-like penchant to insist on being an annoying nuisance, while not contributing anything meaningful, interesting or intelligent in this discussion on the thread's topic...."

There... I fixed it.
Also, I am sitting in front of my computer screen so I can see it, not behind it.
I guess that I am not surprised that others have insulted you... You seem to provoke that sort of response. Do you enjoy that?
Yes, a person's posts on internet blogs and web sites are very revealing and suggestive of their true character, or lack thereof. Maybe you should consider that reality.
BTW, I have no desire to meet you face-to-face, based on what I have read that you have written in this thread.... You also appear to be just another angry and lonely keyboard warrior with an axe to grind, lashing out with anyone who disagrees with your opinion. Ever consider just saying to someone that: "we should just agree to disagree...."? Sometimes, that may be the best way to leave it since you are not going to change their mind.

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Old 01-11-2021, 05:24 PM
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You know itís amazing how naÔve some individuals are in this world.

The fact that one or two, or a few here on the forum could think, that my disposition on a political forum reflects who I am in person is absurd.

The fact is though, that my disposition here on the political forum may be completely opposite of who I am in reality. Furthermore, I only bring this disposition to this form because of the nature of conversation.

This is politics! Like I told another member, ďif you canít handle it, take a breakĒ!

At the end of the day, itís seems some on the forum cannot handle my ďinternet personalityĒ. When I hear ďmeaningful discussionsĒ on the political forum here I get a chuckle. If you want to make a difference in our society, get your ass off the computer, get out in the community and make a difference. Otherwise, all we are here is a bunch of gear heads sitting behind a screen, passing our opinions back and fourth.

The truth hurts, but it is what it is!

So you can silence me, but it only goes to show that my argument was valid.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:29 PM
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Also, I am sitting in front of my computer screen so I can see it, not behind it.

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Old 01-11-2021, 05:34 PM
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I guess that I am not surprised that others have insulted you... You seem to provoke that sort of response. Do you enjoy that?
Yes, a person's posts on internet blogs and web sites are very revealing and suggestive of their true character, or lack thereof. Maybe you should consider that reality.

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I got trashed from the beginning because of a supercharger. How did I provoke that. Itís my fault that my post were not taken seriously, if I didnít prove myself. To the point disrespectful post were made.
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