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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Wellll given how many people perceive me as condescending . . . unless they know me face to face . . . or know my heart . . . I don't know that I am a good one to rate condescending.

Do I think I'm right about some things? Certainly. Who doesn't?

If we didn't think so, WE'D BELIEVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

Do I think I'm right about everything? Of course not.

Do I think I can't learn from others--even those who disagree with me? Absolutely not. I love iron sharpening iron.

Maybe I don't understand other folks definition of condescending very well.

To me, it means someone who is very arrogant and 100% convinced that they are always right; that there's no one they can learn from . . . and that it is their magnanimous graciousness to stoop to communicate with the riffraff at all. That's condescending, to me.

I never think that way and never feel that way.

By the same token, I am going to state my case for my strongest, most emotionally intensely held beliefs with all the forcefulness I can muster. Some folks say I can be intimidating in such regards. Given my insecurities, that still surprises me somewhat though not as much as it did 50 years ago. I still tend to think of myself as a toe headed poor white trash hick farm boy that happened to get a good education.

Anyway . . . Didn't realize that ramble was in there.




posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . that's what I suspected on reading the OP.

Kind of axiomatic, it seems. Sigh.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

What you live for?

What . . . cutting others insecure desperate fantasies about their length down to realistic proportions?

LOLOL.

There is a certain satisfaction in that, alright.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: intrepid

What you live for?

What . . . cutting others insecure desperate fantasies about their length down to realistic proportions?

LOLOL.

There is a certain satisfaction in that, alright.


Nope. Just good with bullies. I'm well educated as too.
English major.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:36 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax
Hey , what are you wanting it shut down for ? That forum is a very popular place to start threads and post. Including yours....



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Welllllllllllllllll, imho,

BULLIES

NEED AND DESERVE

you cutting them down to side. More power to you.

Now how you define a bully would be interesting.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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it's probably not the best forum for a "mind firmly closed."
Just sayin'.....



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:40 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax

If the section is almost inactive, it is taking up valuable space. I agree.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: reldra

How convenient for your beliefs and sensibilities.

Sheesh.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: reldra

How convenient for your beliefs and sensibilities.

Sheesh.



originally posted by: BO XIAN
Now how you define a bully would be interesting.


Defined.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:57 AM
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Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it, like a hand cannon!


Ya never know what might pop up in a month or a year.




posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

I defined that as exceedingly gentle.

A bully would have said something like . . .

hmmm . . . pondering . . .

"You just want to close down views not close to your own on that sphere of reality. You deserve to go suck rocks for thinking of such a thing!"

Even that is not quite a bully, to my definition.

It seems to me that with that defined as bullying, anything annoying or uncomfortable to the other person would be defined as bullying. Not out West where I live.

Your avatar, now THAT is bullying!!!

BTW, you have a PM.

I think bullying might be defined as an overwhelmingly intimidating threat and/or use of physical or verbal violence.


I can't bring myself to type what I think a bully would have said.

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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

That's why I'm being gentle too.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:04 AM
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a reply to: reldra




If the section is almost inactive, it is taking up valuable space. I agree.

Space? What space? Surface area on a server hard drive? Not a whole hell of a lot I would venture.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:19 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
I believe this forum has outlived its currency, and I think ATS would be better off without it.



I notice a lot of good stuff disappearing. I dunno why.

Delete, remove, expunge.

It seems there is some sensitive guy behind the scenes that don't like a lot of things.

Of course, it could just be the need for space on the hard drives.

Pity.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:24 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: reldra




If the section is almost inactive, it is taking up valuable space. I agree.

Space? What space? Surface area on a server hard drive? Not a whole hell of a lot I would venture.


I did not know how much space. I was basing my answer on recent talks about how expensive it is to run the site. I also recall, but am too tired to look for, comments about the amount of forums having increased over years.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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a reply to: reldra

As I understand it, the expense is not in disk space. It's in security measures.



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: reldra

As I understand it, the expense is not in disk space. It's in security measures.


Is it also in bandwith and the number of pages spidered for search engines?



posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Bandwidth is bandwidth. Neither bandwidth nor bots care what forum something is posted in.

Personally, I would just as soon that the content of that forum stay there.



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posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 02:37 AM
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No.

I don't often go to the forum...but there are those who do--or would, if the conversations were just that---conversations.

It's an outlet for those who wish to let their opinions be known--one way, or another.

If that's not to your liking, don't go to that forum.




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