Here, here...I take my hat off to you for such a good rant/let off of steam. I am amazed myself at how much our site has changed over the past 5
years. A valid point has been raised by a previous poster that there are still good threads, brilliant forums & classic members that put a lot of
time & effort into their threads but alas the old school seems to have jumped train. Either that or they are just laying low and not wanting to be
part of the racist, xenophobic, proud to be armed, anti faith hate crew.
I too lurked for years, had another account and gleaned some solid, profound information from members...threads, forums & enjoyed non hostile banter.
I too am not American but I shall not judge the majority by the confused minority. Yes there is a lot going on over the pond but the things that are
going on globally are horrific, things that are happening here in once great Britain are sad and too unreported for me. I've sat back, meditated,
asked friends, discussed matters that are relevant to this whole situation & to be honest we are baffled.
I had a feeling that 2000&13 was going to be a year of awakening that's if we were still here (yes I prepared as did my friends too...always handy
just in case...we'd rather have & not need than need and not have and all that) but it is shocking just how much of the youth have awoke, turned to
sites such as ours but do not use manners & decorum as they should. I'm not anti anything, be it man, woman, boy, girl, alien, hybrid, gay, purple,
orange or green but there is too much hate around these days.
People don't open doors for their elders any more, nobody will let somebody who is less able'd than them take 'their' seat on public transport, I
speak to people in the streets...nothing profound just a hello here and a nice day there & am 97% of the time greeted by blank stares. People in
general have become too self absorbed, too over opinionated and darn right disrespectful!! I'm not one to shout my mouth off or rant, I prefer to
assess a situation first consider all the factors, the pros & cons the long term, short term outcome of a situation...all of that and then react. I
offer salutations to your valid rant, all be it aimed at our cousins a wee bit too much but so be it.
Manners make a person...yes opinions count but they do not need to be shouted from the roof tops at **** decibels!! The top stories have taken a dive
of late too, these days I much prefer to find the forums I'm happy with & soak in as much information as I can, then research it and then the 5% of my
family, friends, mates & acquaints that will listen get the heads up. I do not care if 95% of the people in my life do not listen or care or are more
interested in video games or how many social networking 'friends' they can get or if they think that the so label'd P.T.S.D has finally taken over me
& I'm crazy...pffttt!! Life is too cheap these days, there are not too many people left with hearts or souls...yes I was once a machine, following
orders, enjoying the life but now I am living a forced early retirement due to injuries & spend time on this site as well as others. Things have
taken a dive world wide and myself as well as others are hoping, praying for some divine intervention before we destroy ourselves yet again.
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