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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Opposition View Post
    He also said that assassination should be a viable option. You know Canadians. They like ketchup flavored potato chips.
    I love them, too, they are amazing, like fries with ketchup or catsup
    Thatís why Iím so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,Ē Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello Controlled Opposition,



    That's illegal. Illegalities are never a viable option.

    If he said 'death penalty' that's a different thing.

    If he said 'death penalty' and you made it 'assassination' then you are putting spin on it.

    Careful with words. Words have a lot of power. Remember: The pen is mightier than the sword.

    Or, to bring that into current context, the keyboard is mightier than the assault rifle.
    His word was, "assassination." EDIT to add: I note that you mentioned assassination being illegal, but said nothing about being immoral.
    I am nowhere near the threat I had hoped to become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    I love them, too, they are amazing, like fries with ketchup or catsup
    OMG!
    I am nowhere near the threat I had hoped to become.

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    Hello Controlled Opposition,

    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Opposition View Post
    His word was, "assassination."
    I don't support that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Opposition View Post
    EDIT to add: I note that you mentioned assassination being illegal, but said nothing about being immoral.
    Should go without saying. Of course I agree it is immoral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Opposition View Post
    OMG!
    My family always bring me a bag when they go to Canada. Old Dutch are the best.
    Thatís why Iím so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,Ē Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    My family always bring me a bag when they go to Canada. Old Dutch are the best.
    I googled it. Pricey. Bon appetite.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_4h6rpkynb1_e
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Opposition View Post
    I googled it. Pricey. Bon appetite.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_4h6rpkynb1_e
    That’s why you don’t buy them on Amazon, you ask your Canadian family to bring them back. It’s a rare treat!
    Thatís why Iím so screwed up, because I had a father who pushed me so hard,Ē Trump acknowledged in 2007, in a brief and rare moment of self-awareness.

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    Happy New Year 2019.

    Let's have a good year of political debate.

    I extend an open invitation for all to join in civil discourse.

    I also invite anyone who enjoys civil discourse, and does not want to get into petty flame wars, to adopt my PIP.

    Here is my PIP:

    Personal Ignore Policy PIP: I like civil discourse. I will give you all the respect in the world if you respect me. Flame on me, mouth off to me, or express overt racism, you go on my PERMANENT Ignore List. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. I won't participate in your threads, you will be banned from mine. ... Ignore the shallow. Cherish the thoughtful. Long Live Civil Discourse, Mutual Respect, and Good Debate! ps: if you like my PIP, feel free to use it. It works well.

    I have found, after nearly a year on the site, that my PIP works extremely well. I do not have to put up with harassment. Obviously, anybody can blindside you and make unprovoked personal attacks. But they can only do that to me once. After that, they are placed on my Ignore List, and that breaks the loop. If I were to let it go, and not place trolls on Ignore, that is tacit approval that they can continue. My PIP effectively shuts down online abuse. I neither accept nor tolerate online abuse. My posting experience here is very serene and cerebral. I talk about the issues, events and ideas.

    If most posters were to adopt my PIP, or a similar method, trolling would be marginalized. We only have to put up with what we put up with. 'Everybody' is not flaming on people. You don't have to do that to try to fit in. It is not required to 'fit in' around here. You are free to be an individual. Know that you are under no obligation to 'be tough,' or do anything you don't really enjoy. The ability to 'take it' is worthless, has no value, gets you no respect. There is no respect for being disrespectful or tolerating it. You don't have to be mean, hateful or 'tough.' It is OK to share your true feelings. It is OK to just be you. If you are not really a mean person, you don't have to come across like one in chat rooms.

    This Forum is what we the posters make it.

    We can have a trashy forum, or we can clean it up.

    I like clean.

    If you like clean, please feel free to join me.

    Also, if there is anyone who shares a desire to improve the civility of the forum, and wishes to become one of my many friends, please PM me and let's make it official.
    Personal Ignore Policy PIP: I like civil discourse. I will give you all the respect in the world if you respect me. Flame on me, mouth off to me, or express overt racism, you go on my PERMANENT Ignore List. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. I won't participate in your threads, you will be banned from mine. ... Ignore the shallow. Cherish the thoughtful. Long Live Civil Discourse, Mutual Respect, and Good Debate! ps: if you like my PIP, feel free to use it. It works well.

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    Hello good people,

    This is a reminder that I mean what I say. My rules are more strict than the site rules. I am into civil discourse, not petty name-calling.

    New additions to my permanent Ignore List and Thread Ban List are tinfoil and RB 60. They have both become the most recent examples that I really do mean exactly what I say.

    I will miss the better part of both, but I refuse to be dumped on. tinfoil will be especially missed, as that poster was on my friends list. But as I have made very clear, nobody is immune. tinfoil really tried. I made a plea and asked him in a PM to back off on me. He apologized and said he would. But after some time, he found he couldn't do it. When discussing a political subject, called me a 'retard.' RB 60 replied to one of my threads and ranted about 'you chickenshit libtards.'

    I made it clear I am not going to just look the other way at that stuff. My farewell reply to RB 60:

    "I have made it absolutely clear that if you go off on me, you go on my permanent Ignore list. No exceptions.

    I am perfectly happy to discuss politics with anyone who can do so with mutual respect, in the manner of civil discourse

    Your reply is not it.

    I enjoy hearing the political thoughts of conservatives who can voice them while showing * simple * common * decency. It is not too much to ask. There is a reason disrespect is not allowed in Congress - they would never get anything done. It's conversation poison.

    I am interested in hearing why you believe the things you do, as long as you have valid reasons for favoring the policy you would like to see. Hatred is not a valid reason. Hatred is wrong. Telling somebody off, calling them a bunch of names, that's not discussing politics. That is a line crossed. Once you begin with the name-calling you are not longer discussing politics; you are then simply unloading frustrations and stress. I refuse to be your punching bag. Not gonna do that.

    If I were to allow people to do this and continue to talk to them, then I become their enabler for online abuse.

    Anybody can tell me off once. That's on you. And that is my warning that if I DON'T immediately place you on permanent Ignore, then I am tacitly saying that is OK with me, that I will be your enabler for you to abuse me. Not gonna happen. This is where it has to be shut down.

    I do hope you have a good life, RB 60. I have no malice. I don't think you are a bad person. I don't hate you at all. I simply don't want you in my life any more. You lost it and went off on me. You challenged me to make good on my word. I do make good on my word. I am trustworthy. I put it out there in my PIP that I would do this to anybody who goes off on me. You challenged my PIP. Nobody is immune. I have my standards and you crossed the line. I refuse to lower my standards, or make any exceptions.

    You are now Ignored and thread banned. You are no longer allowed to talk to me or comment in my threads. You can talk AT me all you like. Usually, people in your position are prompted to have a rant about how unreasonable I am being. Knock yourself out. You may as well be talking to a brick wall. I won't read it. I think you are the one who was unreasonable by expecting me to indulge in an insult contest instead of a political discussion. I came here to talk about just plain politics. Pardon me. I don't get the part of that which means politics + flames.

    I don't know why you bothered to even include any discussion about the subject. Did you think I was going to reply to a single word you said if it is mixed with such hatred and vitriol? Well, if you did, you are sadly mistaken. Not only will I not reply to what you said, I'll go ya one more. I'll never reply to another word you say again. *Ever* You just became the latest example that I mean what I say.

    Note to all: Anyone who wishes to address me and enter into a discussion should take note. I do not reply to people who say things like "you chickenshit libtards." I am not going to call you anything like that. I am not going to stereotype all conservatives. I think everyone is an individual. If you are an individual who can talk about the issues facing our nation and do so respectfully, then I will be happy to discuss any political subject at length. Bring it on. I want what is best for the USA, for the world, for humanity. I am interested in hearing your views on how to solve the problems of the world.

    I don't think that needs to involve hate. Hatred is wrong. Humans have not progressed through hatred. Hatred is moving backwards. Hatred causes wars and destruction. We didn't get what we have by taking it away from other people. We have become advanced by building things, by learning, by developing new science, by working together. Name-calling is not working together.

    Good luck in the rest of your life. If your political positions require a punching bag, I hope you find one. I ain't it. Good bye forever. "
    Personal Ignore Policy PIP: I like civil discourse. I will give you all the respect in the world if you respect me. Flame on me, mouth off to me, or express overt racism, you go on my PERMANENT Ignore List. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. I won't participate in your threads, you will be banned from mine. ... Ignore the shallow. Cherish the thoughtful. Long Live Civil Discourse, Mutual Respect, and Good Debate! ps: if you like my PIP, feel free to use it. It works well.

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    Hello proponents of civil discourse,

    You are the gems who make this place worth while.

    Everybody who is on my Ignore List is there for a reason - they have all shown callous disrespect.

    My Ignore List is public - simply look at the Thread Ban List of my most recent thread. It is the same list.

    For anyone who wishes to discuss politics with civility and mutual respect, and also wishes to filter out those who don't, you are totally free to copy my Thread Ban List.

    The List is regularly updated as required, so I would encourage you to find my most recent Thread for the most recent version, but this how it stands today:

    Anarchon; Arminius; AssHatZombie; Bigdog; Bobb; BodyDouble; Boris The Animal; CFM; CharacterAssassin; coolzone; countryboy; Dark Soul; DonaldvoTrumpovich; Earl; Enlightened One; Evmetro; Getin the ring; gomer; Granule; Grumpy; Havana Moon; Howard Wolowitz; I Love America; Into the Night; Irish; katzgar; Legion; Life is Golden; lisasanders1964; Loving91390; LV426; PostmodernProphet; PraiseKek; RB 60; Ralph; rhym3pays; Sailor; SmarterthanYou; Superfreak; Teflon Don; The Ugly Truth; tinfoil; Tkaffen; Tommatthews; Truth Detector; TTQ64; USFREEDOM911; Vasquezrocks; volsrock; Wolverine; Yurt; zymurgy
    Personal Ignore Policy PIP: I like civil discourse. I will give you all the respect in the world if you respect me. Flame on me, mouth off to me, or express overt racism, you go on my PERMANENT Ignore List. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. I won't participate in your threads, you will be banned from mine. ... Ignore the shallow. Cherish the thoughtful. Long Live Civil Discourse, Mutual Respect, and Good Debate! ps: if you like my PIP, feel free to use it. It works well.

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