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posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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You know, there are a number of people here whom I don't always agree with, but I enjoy the debate. Equally, there are some others who just get nasty and start hurling insults.

Frankly, I've got a pretty thick skin, and i really don't care so much about the insults (in fact, many times they're pretty comical). However, it's pretty unfortunate when the "amateurs" show up and just start talking "smack' and nonsense.

I posted this in "Rant" because I couldn't think of a better place, but i'm not mad. I don't get mad very often; I've got a whole lot of things I could get mad about which are FAR larger than some interweb forum, but I generally don't get mad.

In any case, all the name calling and anger is pretty telling sometimes here; it's amateurs losing a fight, with no better argument, so they start throwing slurs and names.

Seems kind of sad to me. Makes me wonder what their real life is, and perhaps how unhappy it must be.

ETA...i should also add; there are some I vigorously disagree with here, but we have a GREAT rapport...and i would gladly buy anyone of them dinner or spend time with them!
edit on 4/6/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:00 PM
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posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I've always understood the first person that slings insults, is the one that loses the debate.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:10 PM
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The debates about food are the worst. I am not going to eat snails. I am not going to eat that Norwegian rotted fish again and nobody is going to convince me to.


What was this thread about again?



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I've always understood the first person that slings insults, is the one that loses the debate.



I'm always getting master debated around here


Insults are my only defense!



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I promise; it was NOT about Surstromming!!

LOL~~!!!



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

"master-debated"????

Ummm, that sounds awful close to another word!!


ETA...are you a "master-debator"?[i/i]
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posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:17 PM
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I moved beyond "smack and nonsense" years ago.

I now go with "snark and sarcasm".

edit on 6-4-2018 by madmac5150 because: Global warming is freezing my ass off.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'm a big fan of tact. Wish I had as much as some folks here. Used properly it's subtle but but leaves a poignant stench behind.

Agree with the above, the first to sling the insult is the obvious loser of the argument/debate/spar/exchange.




posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Okay, but can you do it with intelligence and wit, or just stupid comedy like one of my buddies (who thinks "butt" jokes are the funniest thing on Earth).



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: rickymouse

I promise; it was NOT about Surstromming!!

LOL~~!!!



My dad and uncle would buy a barrel of that at least once a year. The barrel was over a gallon. I ate it, but I never want to eat it again. I also ate boiled woodchuck, that had a strong wild taste and I actually think that was worse than the rotten fish.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Bet I can hit that .chip off your shoulder.

Why don't you pick up some shards and be
environmentally friendly to our Chinese
Communist Pacific Ocean garbage patch
litterers for a change.

My gal will buy you a Speedo so you can
swim way out far and fast.

Gurgle Gurgle. Cheers!





posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I can't even imagine a "barrel" of that stuff!!! Crap, just a can of it is the most repulsive thing I've ever known...and i can eat ANYTHING!! That stuff stinks worse then shark chum I've fished with before!!!

...and it tastes even worse!! (not like stinky cheese, but 1,000 times WORSE!!!)



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

WTF does that mean????

is that a joke, or what?



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Odd,
I was trained that "Tact"
was knowing how far you can go
without going too far.




posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:30 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: madmac5150

Okay, but can you do it with intelligence and wit, or just stupid comedy like one of my buddies (who thinks "butt" jokes are the funniest thing on Earth).




I am married to a redhead.... my intelligence and wit were drained years ago.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

hell yeah
second line

edit on 6-4-2018 by Wildmanimal because: add line



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I'm thinking you live a very "sheltered" life.

Just sayin'.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150


I am married to a redhead...


Well...that explains it ALL!!!



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Wildmanimal

I'm thinking you live a very "sheltered" life.

Just sayin'.


Wasn't the point of this thread to decry the hurling of insults?




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