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So civility and decorum are gone in 08? Changes are in order

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posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 04:56 PM

Google Video Link

Here maybe somehting for you guys to think about while voting this year.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 04:56 PM
reply to post by Backwoods

The only way to see if this post owrks, is if the threads start engaging positive discourse, or more of the same.

this whole flag thing is not helping. Cause honestly, its either a major bad on one of the sides. And who is going to admit their side is wrong, esp when its he said she said?

The flags were left over be the dems... FACT.

The dems had some sort of plan for the bundles of their flags... Their story

The repubs found the flags.... FACT

The repubs are using this as a political ploy against the dems.. FACT

The dems deserve it? NO says the dems, yes says the repubs...

A big fight that wont be solved. This wont help the board... Perhaps the mods can split the decision 08 board in two...

One fore debate with sources and facts.... And one for rumor that may or may not be true...? A skunk works for decision 08 per say.....

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by bknapple32

whats wrong with one less american on here?

nice thread. unfortunately the web world isnt as loving as you though it would be nice.

i think your electral process is waaaaaay to long hense giving people ammunition to get bored, frustrated, angry and in turn vent.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 07:59 PM
Great post BK. This election I know there is a lot at stake. Of course I really don't like taking sides which is why I am independent because I like to see what both parties have to offer. Anyways I hope things remain calm here.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 08:54 PM

Originally posted by SectionEight

No, if foxnews was unfair it would not have the most viewers, plain and simple.

Well if that is the case what is your theory as to why you have five people on your friends list and thirteen that have made you they're foe?

Look into the mirror and ask yourself why that is.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by LoneGunMan

Lol. I didnt even bother responding to the theory that more viewers = less corrupt. But that was pretty darn good.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:07 PM
reply to post by bknapple32

Just to update you, the mods wouldn't remove my other threads that I asked them to.

So we just have to keep future posts and threads at the higher standard. If we do it, enough people will start to follow, and the people who don't will stand out.

I seriously believe we can transform this forum in short order if we lead by example and call people out who are not playing nice.


posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by jamie83

I agree. But with that, comes fessing up when we make mistakes.. I believe we have both done so, but if posts from earlier come up for either of us, lets just remember we have raised the bar today. I think people will want higher standards, and this will happen in short time, as you said.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:16 PM
Isn't this what the new super neat-o ultra exclusive political forum is supposed to be for?

For those who are seeking rich intellectual political discussion and a kinder and gentler outlet for discussing their positions?

Decision 08 is a mud pit, might as well let the piggies have their fun.

If you eliminate political trolling entirely, some of these "members" will be discarted from the board by default as a result of having nothing productive to say

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by BlackOps719

Hahaha.. True, but Id rather lose them, then quality posters who are baited and end up being banned.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by bknapple32

Speaking of banned members, I noticed just this evening that your good pal is no more....(hint...the name sounds a bit like Dandrew P. Biggin)

Shame it is, he was wound up awfully tight that fella.

I think your new goal will be much more achievable as such, although I will miss the 37 daily Obama threads that I had grown so accustom to reading.

Back to reading the funny papers for amusement I guess....such is life.

Best of luck.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by BlackOps719

Another one? First Lordinfamous.. now andrew?

I looked at a recent post and didnt see the banned by his name.... Am I missing something?

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:11 PM

Originally posted by bknapple32
I will start this off by saying I am a partial perpetrator of this. But I never struck first blood, as Rambo would say. Honestly, ATS is going to lose some quality posters during this election year. I have seen some educated, intelligent, quality posters downgrade themselves to attack those who are attacking others. The mudslinging is reaching all time highs. I understand it was bad back in 04. But its fair to say ATS is much bigger now, with bigger, comes problems.

I know this thread wont change people, but perhaps it will save that one poster who is on the brink of tearing apart the other side in ways that violate T & C. I know I have been very close.

Obama and McCain are AMERICANS. Obama doesn't want the country to be socialist. And McCain doesn't want us to be at war every year for the end of times. Deep down, after all the attacks, we know in our hearts, these are just two Americans putting themselves and their family out there in the public light to be trashed, because, as any great patriot, they want to make their country better.

Is it possible we can all try and remember that? The difference? They want and feel they have to go about it in two different ways. Ok, fair enough. Its not like democrats have been wrong every time in office. And its not like republicans have sunk the economy every term either. Both have been right and wrong, which means their supporters have been right and wrong.

That's you and me folks. We aren't right all the time and we aren't wrong all the time. Debate is great. Mudslinging is tomfoolery.

I just hope we can all take a breath, put things in perspective and make the Decision 2008 forum something to be proud of.

Let me correct you on 2 things you said right off the bat.

(1). Obama is NOT a US citizen, he was born in Kenya when his mother was 18 yrs old and ineligible to become a US citizen because of it. There are procedings in Federal District Court on the way.

(2). Obama is a Democrat. Democrats are SOCIALISTS. They have Communist Agendas. They insist that the Nanny Government take care of them rather than them taking care of themselves. They desire and push for SOCIAL PROGRAMS that do nothing other than indenture or enslave people to the Government. They want to tax everyone to high heaven and don't care if people are in control of their own destinies. They want to take from the Rich and bring the Poor up from the loot they pilfer from the Rich.

A man once said that he would rather teach a poor man to fish, than to just give him the fish. The reason for it was that if you taught the man to fish, he would become self sufficient. If you gave him the fish, he would depend upon you to feed him.

I am an independent. I hate political parties. Their platforms suck. They never follow through with all the rhetoric and promises they spew. They need accountability. They need to work for the people, not their own agendas and self centered interests.

I think that enough said.

[edit on 9/6/2008 by Evisscerator]

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:37 PM
Into the fray...
Sent to the only two news sources I've come to trust...especially keith olberman who had the cahjones to do his "special comments" when needed...and this post is only about the Brutal Truth's about time the mainstream media started dealing with those. And to the previous poster about Obama's heritage and birth record...I agree by definition he is NOT a US Citizen according to the Constitution...but then hey...when has the Constitution held back ANYONE in the last 8 years?

Dear Keith and Chris,

The REAL hard core Brutal Truth of McCain's POW experience MUST be told and I can only trust you two to have the courage and wisdom in doing so...for our nation is at perilous times and only Brutal Truths should be coming across the cable news, and the evening news of our TVs where American opinion is 'shaped and formed like a script'.

This is no TV movie of the week we are covering.

These YOUTUBE videos are of REAL POWs and also Senators and POW DOD Curators...and even references a USA Today article written by now Republican Nominee John Sydney McCain himself about his actions while as a POW.

McCain STOPPING Senate declassifying POW records despite the HOUSE passing it unanimously...
even PERSONAL POWs weren't allowed their OWN files by McCain !!!

DOD POW Document Specialist with information about the USA Today article written by McCain himself:

PLEASE ... not only watch ... but DO something.

I will be putting these and other videos on my politics website soon after sending this email.

Thank you in advance. Your two shows remain the only HONEST news I've seen.

Robert H. Williams


There MUST be open discussion in this election on ALL issues. We ARE in perilous times and 8 years of outright indictable behavior that Pelosi and Obama say they will NOT "impeach" anyone for...maybe it's time for a Parlimentary system and TRUE Democracy with NO "electoral voting" and the President MUST answer Congress' questions UNDER OATH and weekly.

maybe it is time for these words to re-apply for ALL Americans:

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:40 PM

Originally posted by rhw007
Into the fray...

Dude.... I have no idea wtf your post was supposed to be about, but I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with this thread.

You might want to consider editing it out.


posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by Evisscerator

Save it. We are all filled up here. The meaningless kenya thing will go away... why? Cause its not true...

No. He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 21st birthday. The Rocky Mountain News did in fact run an online article asserting that Barack Obama holds both American and Kenyan citizenship. The article was incorrect, and the paper removed the item from the article and ran a correction. The paper's editor, John Temple, formally apologized for the error in an Aug. 15, 2007, column. Neither the correction nor the apology has prevented the column from circulating across the Internet as part of the latest set of baseless rumors that Obama is ineligible to run for president. There was a grain of truth to what the Rocky Mountain News reported, though understanding why requires a brief history lesson. When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom's dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.'s children:



posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:45 PM
reply to post by bubbabuddha

Thank you for the GREAT video so true...and why this election is so important.


posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 11:09 PM

Originally posted by jamie83
Dude.... I have no idea wtf your post was supposed to be about, but I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with this thread.

You might want to consider editing it out.


The poster before him too.

Does anyone even bother to read threads anymore?

Jamie and bknapple32 are making thoughtful statements about even handed political discourse, and the very thing they are concerned about happens in the thread almost immediately after their posts.

Jamie and the bknapple32 seem like very cool smart guys who obviously want to make the discussion and our time here better.

Is it too much to ask to give them a little respect?

[edit on 6-9-2008 by round_eyed_dog]

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by bknapple32

I'll agree and reverse position about him being born in Kenya or Hwaii.

I would think if the Republicans or the "Illuminati" controllers i.e. GOD-Gold Oil Drugs - cartel that runs our national and inter-natinal politics did NOT believe it...MORE of "legal" fuss would have been made over the issue before now...however...conceding THAT point...

There hasn't been much of a "legal" fuss against the impeachable and treasonous ACTIONS over the last 8 years get's "legally taken to count" and who is not...depends on things beyond one or a small group of citizens' control...and also sometimes beyond plain human common sense brutal truths given the facts.

The YouTube videos are FACTS in evidence with people who can searched out and interviewed by folks like:

I wonder if they would investigate McCain's POW "Shield" against attack on his ACTIONS as a POW or what he WROTE about after being released?

ACTIONS speak louder than words.
ACTIONS are PROOF of intent.
ACTIONS are the final judgment of character.

It REALLY is that simple.


posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 01:35 AM
yeah i hate how elections have become this like circus.. its like hollywood it reminds me of tabloids like with celebrities and spreading rumors and crap.. dude we're all humans everyone makes mistaks in the past /present. those little things shouldnt matter.. wht matters is WHAT will they do for US if elected... i could care less if so and so snorted a line of coke or took a puff off a joint so what?! the majority of americans have too.
ey but yah good thread! i agree

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