posted on Dec, 12 2002 @ 09:26 AM
QO, the reason UP and others give you the stones on your posts, is that you DO always take the "Anti-USA" tact on everything. That is not to say
that you don't have the right to say it, or that you never speak out on other subjects. It's just that mostly, the discussions here involve those
with differing viewpoints. Others will voice their opinions, and they will not always be the same as yours. Thatís what this is all about!
Where I have a problem with the posts that many write here is the bashing, misquoting and out and out lying that takes place. Hereís a quote or two
from Estragon to prove the point:
"It's worth remembering that, while we occasionally reflect upon GWB as the leader of a nation in economic decline, two-thirds of whose voters
didn't vote for him, the entirely mad Kim is the leader of a nation in its economic death-throes where no one freely voted for him."
First part, a ěnation in economic declineî, simply a lie. 5.1% growth in the last quarter, and you say we are a ěnation in economic declineî? Sorry,
not true. You can't base a countries economic growth or decline by the stock market.
The second part about GWB is true, but entirely misleading. Yes, almost two thirds of the people in the country did not vote for him, but lets break
that down and get to the truth. Half the people in the country did not vote at all! Of the remaining half, slightly more than half DID vote for GWB,
making him the duly and legally elected President, despite the attempted theft of the election by Al Gore and the Democratic party. So, while the
statement is true as taken, it is, in my humble opinion, a lie by exclusion of fact.
The third part of the sentence, the portion about ěPresidentî Kim, is the only part that is factual. Well, I guess one out of three isnít badÖ
Bottom line is, if you present things in a logical sequence without clouding the issue with misinformation, the discussions will be much more
enjoyable, and not break down into the insult fests that even I have stooped to on occasion. Of course, some people just beg to be slammed, and that
will always happen as long as this board exists, I believe. But it also ads some spice and laughter to my day!!! Take it with a grain of salt, and
just have a good time. We arenít going to effect any change in our governments from here, so donít take it personally! Cheers!