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TheParser
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 3:17:14 PM
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1. There are 79,000 registered TFD members.

2. Only about the same dozen members start threads in the "Politics" forum.

3. 98% of the thread posters and those who reply "dislike" President Trump. Their "dislike" is hysterical.

4. Today one of them (unintentionally) reminded me to tell you that besides FOX NEWS and the DRUDGE REPORT, there is another news website that is must reading for people like you: fair-minded people who want the brutal truth.

5. That website is Breitbart.

6. The so-called "liberals" are so enraged that Breitbart will not kowtow to them that they are pressuring advertisers to withdraw advertising.

7. As you may have read in your countries' media, the "liberals" are so petty that they have even pressured many stores not to sell clothing offered by Trump family members.

8. I have just gone to Breitbart.

a. I read news that will not appear in the "liberal" media.

b. When you get time, be sure to check out at least the headlines.

c. Some of the news indicates that "liberals" may get an unpleasant shock when voters in some European countries go to the polls soon. As in the States, those European countries also have a silent majority who are sick and tired of what is happening in their countries.

I know that many of you are disappointed that more people do not defend President Trump.

a. Many members do not care about politics.
b. Other members see how I am abused by certain females and males, and they say, "No thanks."
c. As long as I can, I will try to be your voice for the TRUTH.
d. Of course, just as these shameless "liberals" are doing everything possible to snuff out the opposition media, there are probably some TFD members who are trying to snuff out opposing views in these forums. As the saying goes: Bullies can dish it out, but they can't take it.

Romany
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 4:00:56 PM
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"As long as I can, I will try to be your voice for the TRUTH."

Oh, for goodness' sake!!.

YOU are the one who keeps going on about 'liberals' and how this is a 'liberal' site. If you want to be taken seriously then go and lead 'your' people and be their 'Voice' where it will be appreciated. To keep on and on and on carping and abusing people and playing the martyr, is disruptive and asinine. Just let us go on talking about Literature and Science and Linguists and all the things you keep telling everyone you are 'proud' to be Old School about.

The voiceless people you feel you are called upon to lead are also not interested in any of the things we talk about here - or else they would be joining in.

Once again, as has been done so often, here is a direct question: - What do you consider is 'Truth'?

Is it that which can be proved? Is it that which is incontrovertible? Is it that which is peer-reviewed? Is it that which can be demonstrated by provable fact? Is it that upon which your Constitution is based?

Unless you can actually tell us how Truth is defined, what it means, and whether you belong to a culture/sect which is based on it or not, then all you are doing is stirring. Which is mean, silly, and goes against the ideals of the whole of humanity to strive for Freedom.

You have yet to enter into a discussion with anyone here: just making some contentious and divisive statement and then refusing to acknowledge anyone else's ideas on the subject is, as so many people have told you, the sort of thing one does in chat rooms.

The official definition of a Forum on Oxford is: "A website or web page where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings." Note the use of the word 'reply'. Not 'abuse' 'ignore' 'refuse to take responsibility for what they say' 'denigrate' 'use Private Messages' 'tell others they are a useless piece of garbage' or 'become the spokesperson for all opposing views."

And that, Parsar, is the truth.
tunaafi
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 4:09:54 PM

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TheParser wrote:

3. 98% of the thread posters and those who reply "dislike" President Trump.

Could you provide some fair-minded evidence for this claim?

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Their "dislike" is hysterical.

Is that meant to be a fair-minded claim?

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As in the States, those European countries also have a silent majority who are sick and tired of what is happening in their countries.

Have you forgotten already that a minority of voters in the USA voted for Trump?

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Other members see how I am abused by certain females and males,

Some of us have vigourously challenged some of your claims. That is not 'abuse'.


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As long as I can, I will try to be your voice for the TRUTH.

What right have you to claim to be the voice of anybody but yourself?
In view of the some untrue claims you have made in these forums, your claim to be a voice for the TRUTH is one of the funnier things you have written.


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Bullies can dish it out, but they can't take it.


Whistle

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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 8:10:07 PM

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GO TRUMP!

GO TRUMP!
Hope123
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 9:52:02 PM

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The big reason you won't read the same news on Breitbart as on the media such as the New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Yahoo.ca, MSN, your local paper or station/channel, and other mainstream media is that Breitbart is an organization with spun "Alternative Facts" designed to further the Alt-Right agenda of tearing down the very fabric of US democracy while the others search for truth with investigative journalism in order to hold power accountable.

Breitbart and Bannon have stated their agenda publicly. It is not a secret if you check what they have said by getting your news from more sites than Breitbart and Fox.


In fact I understand Fox has ticked off T now too.

::::

The Forum is a place to exchange ideas and information, not vy for some sort of personal power, power in numbers, or numbers of posts of people who agree with you.

It's almost as if Trump and his supporters are still electioneering.

Sometimes the longest way around is the shortest way home. Anon
Kunstniete
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 1:46:20 AM

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TheParser wrote:

5. That website is Breitbart.


You do know that this site is on the very end of the right spectrum, don't you?

TheParser wrote:
As in the States, those European countries also have a silent majority who are sick and tired of what is happening in their countries.


Yes, we are afraid about the outcomes of the upcoming election, because we still remember were nationalism and fascism can take us. If you forgot about that, just ask google about Germany after the first world war.
OnTheVerge
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 3:51:57 AM

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No one even has to read your post to obtain an insight into what it says!

The subject line says it ALL, only those who think like me need to respond!??!?



Parser, please come and live in the world of fact, leave the world of so called truth

BEHIND


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taurine
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:07:32 AM

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I think that Romany has given a good idea what the language forum should be. To enjoy literature, poetry, or art in its broad sense. Dutch painters allowed, Dutch courage rather no.
will
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 8:14:38 AM
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Oh… have people been saying Trump is a cult? I’ve been mishearing as something similar; both versions work.

TheParser. The silent majority don’t appreciate you speaking on their behalf. Shame on you


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Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 8:53:49 AM

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TheParser wrote:
4. Today one of them (unintentionally) reminded me to tell you that besides FOX NEWS and the DRUDGE REPORT, there is another news website that is must reading for people like you: fair-minded people who want the brutal truth.

5. That website is Breitbart.


That's too funny! That's like saying the vanguard news network is fair and balanced!


Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 9:04:48 AM

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Hope123 wrote:
It is not a secret if you check what they have said by getting your news from more sites than Breitbart and Fox.

Andrew Schultz
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 2:59:20 PM

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We're all a bit biased to say the silent majority is on our side. But to use a larger sample size...

https://twitter.com/HalfOnionInABag/status/838816792415870977

(Yes, HalfOnionInABag is worth a follow.)

Compare the pro-Trump crowds (where he doesn't show up) to the anti-Trump demonstrations. During the campaign, Trump voters may've felt like the silent majority, but since then, with Indivisible etc. maybe it is/was the other way around.

I particularly enjoy the idiom section of this fine website.
hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:09:31 PM

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Thank you TheParser.....You are RIGHT AGAIN!
You ARE the voice of the TRUTH!
Applause Applause Applause hedy Applause Applause Applause


"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Hope123
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:13:51 PM

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Kunstniete wrote:
TheParser wrote:

5. That website is Breitbart.


You do know that this site is on the very end of the right spectrum, don't you?

TheParser wrote:
As in the States, those European countries also have a silent majority who are sick and tired of what is happening in their countries.


Yes, we are afraid about the outcomes of the upcoming election, because we still remember were nationalism and fascism can take us. If you forgot about that, just ask google about Germany after the first world war.


Applause Applause Applause

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almo 1
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:09:49 AM
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I don't think that President Trump is/is going to be a fascist like those in early twentieth century and there was no Internet at that time.

Now there are people who like to put a label on him like "fascist " or something like that. That's kind of scaremongering, or scandalmongering or whatever.





TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:48:17 AM
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Thanks, Hedy, for your kind comments.

*****


Excellent point, Almo.


*****

Hello, Kunstniete:

I rarely reply to posters, for the majority in this forum are so rude and self-righteous. You will notice that one female even "ordered" me to leave the "Politics" forum! What a nerve!

Your comments were actually civil. Wow!

I only wish to continue the line taken by Almo.

I think that many fair-minded and rational people think that maybe we should be careful before comparing certain politicians in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France to certain leaders in the 1920s and 1930s.

From what I have read, that is very unfair.

I have read that those politicians (one female and two males) are not "racists." They do not wish harm to anyone.

They simply believe that the cultural patterns of their countries are being changed by large numbers of people from cultures that are very different.

They simply do not agree with that trend.

If you do agree with that trend, that is, of course, your right. And you should vote accordingly.

But to compare them to the leaders of the 20s and 30s is, in my opinion, rather harsh.



I wish you a nice day!

(P.S. I have just read that the gentleman in The Netherlands is slipping in the polls, although it is said that he will still have an important voice in choosing the next Dutch government. Some people also say that a growing number of Germans are displeased by Ms. Merkel's policies regarding immigration, but no one thinks that there is any danger of Germany turning to a "dangerous" leader when (not "if") Ms. Merkel retires.)




tunaafi
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:57:23 AM

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TheParser wrote:
the majority in this forum are so rude and self-righteous.


Whistle

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You will notice that one female even "ordered" me to leave the "Politics" forum!


Wrong!
Fake news!


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Lotje1000
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:22:01 AM

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TheParser wrote:
I rarely reply to posters, for the majority in this forum are so rude and self-righteous. You will notice that one female even "ordered" me to leave the "Politics" forum! What a nerve!

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Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:34:15 AM

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almo 1 wrote:



I don't think that President Trump is/is going to be a fascist like those in early twentieth century and there was no Internet at that time.

Now there are people who like to put a label on him like "fascist " or something like that. That's kind of scaremongering, or scandalmongering or whatever.



Kunstniete has a point.

TFD - Fascism -

a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

It could also read "marked by centralization of authority under "Tweets". Anxious

He tweets and companies lose value in their stocks. He tweets and company CEO's pretend to change plans. He tweets and his spokespeople have to defend the indefensible. He tweets and the Republicans fall into line, Republicans who said nasty but true things about him before the election. He tweets and foreign leaders wonder what to do now. How do we appease him or do we challenge him? Both are happening.



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TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:54:39 AM
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Kunstniete wrote:


You do know that this site is on the very end of the right spectrum, don't you?





Hello again, Kunstniete:

I do know that in this country, so-called "liberals" label anything the "far right" when they are afraid for people to learn the brutal and uncomfortable truth.

In fact, they use the label "alt-right." (I just learned that there is now an "alt-left," too.)

Breitbart publishes news that the so-called mainstream media will not publish, for such news contradicts politically correct views.


When I read what is really going on in the States and Europe, my hair stands on end.

Many people in this country are afraid to admit they read Breitbart, lest they lose friends who will accuse them of being "racist," "sexist," etc.

Here in this country, most "liberals" are truly illiberals.

I have just read that a few days ago at an American university, the students turned their backs on a speaker whose views they did not like.

It reminded me that members of the Nazi Party used to turn their backs on non-Nazi speakers in the Reichstag (until, of course, the Reichstag was abolished).


Have a nice day!






Romany
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:45:31 PM
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As I've said many times before: if nothing else, this campaign has underlined how far AE is drifting away from Standard English.

Now, I've just realised yet another different usage which is confusing to non-Americans: the word 'liberal' it seems is a politically-loaded one. It doesn't refer, as it does to us, to someone who is: =

1.Willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.

2.Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.

It means, apparently, someone who is right at the other end of some political scale to someone who is a member of the current Admin.


Y'know, the thing about coming on to a Forum and then not answering questions, or reading other posts, or following any provided links, is that it actually kills any attempt at an exchange of ideas.

I mean, how many times do we have to point out that we aren't interested in American politics; that we don't give a damn which party is in power; we have no attachment to any particular foreign politicians like Clinton or Trump; we have no idea if one side or the other has better policies...??

Seriously - how long have we to go on being herded into a box we don't even fit in to, of whose contents we have no clue at all.....and then find ourselves getting accusations and blanket generalisations and even untruths hurled at us just because we're sitting in that box?? Nothing to do with each of us as individuals - just a big box marked "enemy".

I Don't give a damn who won your (increasingly shady-looking) election. I'm just concerned that a person who has no idea what he's doing is affecting the life of people all over the planet. I don't care if this person is a Right, a Left, a Black, An Indian, a conservative, a Jew, a woman.......I'm not 'crying' over anything America does, and certainly not because one side lost to another side. That's the way things happen: someone wins, someone loses. In everything. One usually gets to accept that around Grade 1!

And heavens! Who is this dreadful person who 'ordered' you out of the forum, P? Please cut and paste where this was done: it sounds to me as if this person's post should be shown to the Admin: or that there is a huge conspiracy run by this person and one or two others who are really the power behind the site and who are in constant touch with each other and the powers that be, simply in order to give you a hard time!!

Both of those scenarios are indeed unacceptable: no-one would disagree. So, rather than only telling us about it, why not approach the Admin yourself and hand the whole terrible thing over to them? As Lotjie has demonstrated, there really are rules on TFD and it's your right as a Forum member to inform Admin when people are breaking those rules.

There you go: you can stop all this dreadful treatment you've been suffering from with one little post in the right quarter:your determination to support Truth could then be realised and your problems disappear! Easy-peasy!


tunaafi
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 1:11:30 PM

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TheParser wrote:

Many people in this country are afraid to admit they read Breitbart, lest they lose friends who will accuse them of being "racist," "sexist," etc.

Have you any evidence for this claim?

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Here in this country, most "liberals" are truly illiberals.


Define your terms.

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I have just read that a few days ago at an American university, the students turned their backs on a speaker whose views they did not like.


It would be helpful if you could tell us where you read about this, James. Is it this incident?

If it is, what is your point? As a "liberal" (I have put the word in quotes for your benefit, James. I do not normally use the quotes when I use the word of myself), I disapprove of attempts by anybody, whatever their political views, to silence the voice of people with opposing views (unless the views expressed incite violence or hatred).

Some from my end of the political spectrum wish to censor the views of those from the other end. Some from the other end wish to censor the views of those from my end. 'Fair-mindedness' is not confined to one end of the spectrum; nor is intolerance.

I do not know enough about Charles Murray or about that incident, to pass judgement on him or it. All I can say, and I am speaking only for myself, is that if the incident was as it was reported in the article I linked you to, then those who attempted to stop Murray speaking, particularly those who used violence, are not the sort of people I want to be associated with. I am sure that many from your side do not wish to be associated with the views of the KKK or the Westboro Baptist Church.



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ellana
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Partisanship is negative because by definition, it is one sided, showing inability to discuss openly and logically with the other side of the fence. Constructive criticism is always welcome on the debate table, but, accusations go nowhere. As a so called 'liberal' on this forum, I'm open to discussion based on fact but NOT on rumours or convoluted speculations or ill-founded ideological dogma or self serving empty rhetoric. I support my fellow 'liberals' who are voicing open mindedness and a strong belief in factual debate. It is most difficult to applaud a chaotic administration that diminishes truth, the rule of law and the essence of democracy.
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:59:54 PM

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I just got my laugh of the day. I typed in Breitbart on my browser expecting to go their website to check it out myself. But the first headline I see is this - "Breitbart’s click-hate echo chamber is a threat to Europe. Here’s why"

And here I thought we were the original echo chamber here on the forum. I'm upset. Whistle Whistle Whistle

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Then I got a link that says that Breitbart on Sirius Radio yesterday says we need green energy. So that I agree with! An economic case was made as was a case for giving Rick Perry a chance. He seems to be for solar, wind, and natural gas.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/breitbart-news-argues-the-conservative-case-for-clean-energy

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Edited - Romany what a great idea you just gave to Parser to solve his forum problems! I would also love to see this demand. I have wracked my memory but do not recall anyone, let alone a female, demand that anyone ever leave the Forum. They would have been laughed right out of the universe by other posters if they had tried that.

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Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:01:29 PM

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/07/breitbart-threat-to-europe-postwar-liberal-consensus


Quote -"Breitbart is not a news website. Nor is it a media outlet, and its staff are not ordinary journalists. Breitbart is a political project, with a specific political agenda, and staffed by willing propagandists.

As Hope not Hate’s new report, Breitbart: A rightwing plot to shape Europe’s future shows, while ostensibly a rightwing news outlet like any other, Breitbart is in reality part of a transatlantic political movement with a common worldview and coordinated objectives. It doesn’t just report on events: it seeks to make them and (mis-)shape them.

Indeed, Breitbart publishes falsehoods and peddles half-truths. Its unsubstantiated conclusions are drawn from its existing prejudices and published to advance its agenda; Breitbart is a click-hate echo chamber.

Reading Breitbart for 48 hours will convince you the world is terrible

It fits comfortably within a contemporary movement of people, political parties and philosophical currents that seemingly aim to undermine the current liberal democratic progressive consensus and the societal norms that are derived from it.

While Breitbart regularly publishes content that is anti-feminist, homophobic and transphobic, central to its politics is a rejection of multiculturalism, manifest as opposition to immigration and liberal refugee policies.

As shown by an analysis of the last 500 articles published on Breitbart London in our new report, one of the website’s main focuses is on migration, especially Muslim immigration into Europe. The heavy focus on the issue is probably derived from the outlook of former Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon, who believes we are in the grip of a civilisational conflict between the west and the Muslim world." End quote

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Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:10:06 AM

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Oh my goodness. I just remembered. Somebody did order somebody else to get off the Forum!

And it was me!

I don't even remember his name. He was only on here about a week or so with the sole purpose of promoting Trump for the election.

He was obnoxious.

He started taking the nom de plumes of people who did not agree with him politically and making them into derogatory terms, calling them names!

I told him to "Get lost".

And he did.



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Kunstniete
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 2:20:24 AM

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TheParser wrote:

I think that many fair-minded and rational people think that maybe we should be careful before comparing certain politicians in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France to certain leaders in the 1920s and 1930s.

From what I have read, that is very unfair.

I have read that those politicians (one female and two males) are not "racists." They do not wish harm to anyone.


Maybe you're right here and maybe I was not clear enough, however, Hope123 got my point:
Hope123 wrote:
TFD - Fascism -

a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.


So I ask you, TheParser, what do you think will happen if we face another 9/11 while Trump's in charge? Or, to stick to the historical comparisons, another Reichstagsbrand-like event? Don't you think US would consequentially slide into facism or to the edge of it?
Lotje1000
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:03:42 AM

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TheParser wrote:
I have just read that a few days ago at an American university, the students turned their backs on a speaker whose views they did not like.


How is this different from you loudly claiming you ignore posts from those members you disagree with?
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:21:31 AM
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taurine wrote:
I think that Romany has given a good idea what the language forum should be. To enjoy literature, poetry, or art in its broad sense.


Hello, Taurine:

You have made a mistake that we all often do: You have read too quickly and not gotten the main idea.

When that individual told me to stick to literature, science, linguistics, etc., she was "suggesting" that I limit myself to those forums. In other words, I am not to waste my time posting in the "Politics" forum, for it is her opinion that I have the wrong attitude. It would be better to leave the discussions in the "Politics" forum to her and her friends.

To the best of my knowledge, The Free Dictionary has not appointed her to be an administrator.

All members are equal.

No member should tell or suggest or intimate that another member leave any particular forum.

So long as the administrators allow me to, and so long as my personal life permits me to, I shall exercise my right to post in any forum of my choosing.



Have a nice day!

TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:54:40 AM
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Kunstniete wrote:


So I ask you, TheParser, what do you think will happen if we face another 9/11 while Trump's in charge?


Hello, Kunstniete:

Well, since you have asked me for my two bits ...

If there were another 9/11, maybe President Trump would just be the right man to handle it correctly.

He has said that he will always put the interests of Americans first.

Such a policy might prevent him from making the mistakes that other Presidents have made in getting us involved in foreign wars.

(He is trying his best to PREVENT another 9/11 by insisting on strict vetting of people entering the country. But the politically correct crowd that controls the media, academia, and even many of the law courts, are doing their best to stop him. They are putting political correctness over the nation's security.)



Lotje1000
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:25:09 AM

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TheParser wrote:
When that individual told me to stick to literature, science, linguistics, etc., she was "suggesting" that I limit myself to those forums. In other words, I am not to waste my time posting in the "Politics" forum, for it is her opinion that I have the wrong attitude. It would be better to leave the discussions in the "Politics" forum to her and her friends.


Sorry, TheParser, but you're mistaken. The issues raised against you are not that you shouldn't be in the politics forums, but first of all: that you keep dragging politics into topics that have nothing to do with it. That is a breach of the rules:

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There are a number of sections in this forum, each of which is devoted to a specific topic or set of topics. Please be careful to always use the correct section when posting.


And second: that you insult and harass people, start personal attacks and generally turn a threat toxic with passive aggressive behaviour - all the while never actually offering proof of any of your statements yet claiming you're trying to teach people something.
will
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:53:55 AM
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Lotje1000 wrote:
Sorry, TheParser, but you're mistaken. The issues raised against you are not that you shouldn't be in the politics forums, but first of all: that you keep dragging politics into topics that have nothing to do with it. That is a breach of the rules:

And second: that you insult and harass people, start personal attacks and generally turn a threat toxic with passive aggressive behaviour - all the while never actually offering proof of any of your statements yet claiming you're trying to teach people something.


TheParser's opening post (and the title) contains about a dozen clear logical fallacies and absolutely nothing else of substance. It's not politics, it's not anything. Frankly I'm amazed that anyone bothered to validate it with a response.

Granted, he does have a certain comic value:
TheParser wrote:
No member should tell or suggest or intimate that another member leave any particular forum.


Posted in a thread that TheParser titled ‘ONLY for fair-minded members and guestsApplause


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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:31:48 AM

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Hope123 wrote:
I told him to "Get lost".

And he did.


Just like that? Wonderful!
Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:22:40 PM

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
Hope123 wrote:
I told him to "Get lost".

And he did.


Just like that? Wonderful!


Well, several people supported me and he was a short-term troll! Decided it wasn't worth it if we were going to fight back. Probably went elsewhere with his venom. I didn't expect it to be so easy.

Sometimes the longest way around is the shortest way home. Anon
TheParser
Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 8:39:40 AM
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Romany wrote:
Private Messages' 'tell others they are a useless piece of garbage' "





Dear Fair-Minded Readers:

I have never used private messages to tell others that they are "garbage."

That female either made up that lie or a troublemaker fed that lie to that female.

It's really generous of her to show everyone what she is really like.

If she thinks that she can make me kowtow to her (as most members do), she is sadly mistaken.

Only an administrator or a personal tragedy can make me leave these forums.



Have a nice day!


P.S. Special thanks to the two members who called my attention to that sentence. I had not read that sentence, for it was at the end of her post. I usually stop reading her very long insult-laden posts at about the middle.
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