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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:43 AM

This place is more toxic than I would have expected.

Why can't people here try to see the other person's point of view and maybe trying to find a common ground? Why is it all

I'm right. You're wrong. I'm good. You're evil. I'm smart. You're stupid.

People are human beings and I think we should act like the other person is a human being.

Or maybe somebody can tell me an online community where people are less, I don't know.... know it alls.

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Reply This place is more toxic than I would have expected. (Original post)
southernwriter Oct 2016 OP
Chunga Oct 2016 #1
Squeek Oct 2016 #2
soosin60 Oct 2016 #3
News2Me Oct 2016 #4
nolens volens Oct 2016 #5
Carlos W Bush Oct 2016 #6
Jack Burton Oct 2016 #7
Duke Lacrosse Oct 2016 #8
Gamle-ged Oct 2016 #9
_eek Oct 2016 #10
Gamle-ged Oct 2016 #12
Squeek Oct 2016 #13
id-entity Oct 2016 #15
Aldar Oct 2016 #11
id-entity Oct 2016 #14
ToBeIgnoredIsWinning Oct 2016 #16
SlayerNut Oct 2016 #17
saundersnorvell Oct 2016 #18
smalllivingeddy Oct 2016 #21
saundersnorvell Oct 2016 #22
FreeWheelBurning Oct 2016 #19
I814U2CY Oct 2016 #20
oldenuff35 Oct 2016 #23

Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:48 AM

1. Forget it, Jake

It's Chinatown.

Something about posting online brings out the worst in some people.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:50 AM

2. Good luck with that....

It's probably a good bet that no matter where you go, people are going to be mean to each other and act like assholes.

And that's just RL.

Add relative anonymity (the online factor) and that just makes it worse. Because, you know, it's hard for some people to imagine that there's a real live person on the other end. And they don't care.



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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:52 AM

3. the thing that strike's me is

on the important issues republicans and democrats see the same problems..we just really disagree on how to solve them.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:53 AM

4. Because there are some here who seem to get their kicks from trolling other members.

It's hard to have a true discussion here due to all those who delight in disrupting the conversation. Somehow, there are enough of them here now that they are able to evade the jury system.

IOW, the inmates are running the asylum.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:53 AM

5. for what it's worth

it will go back to being a bit more polite on November 9th when the campaign season posters drop back into whatever hole is appropriate for their next gig.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:54 AM

6. You could try one of these...

Highly Sensitive People
https://www.facebook.com/groups/26753268200/

Elaine N. Aron
https://www.facebook.com/groups/164499587050/

Highly Sensitive Person : HSP groupHighly Sensitive Souls
https://www.facebook.com/groups/highlysensitives/

HSP – Highly Sensitive Person (Global)
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Highly Sensitive Person / HSP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/11413034487/

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 11:57 AM

7. This place is like an online version of this rumble scene.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 12:03 PM

8. Don't forget that people are merely apes with advanced linguistic skills.

Primates gotta primate.

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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 12:20 PM

9. Grunt! (scratch-scratch)...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 12:39 PM

10. You did smile when you said that, right?

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Response to _eek (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:00 PM

12. Yep...

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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:31 PM

13. The dawn of Man...first political debate:

"Gork a corrupt lying zebra asshole!"

"NO! Gork nice man! Runt is bad person! Cheat on mate and eat little hominid babies!"

Gork!

Runt!

Gork!





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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:45 PM

15. Chimp?

Bono-bono? Gorilla? Orangutan?

Human?

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 12:48 PM

11. I agree, libs are always wrong

 

why can't they see the other point of view?

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:44 PM

14. The election spectacle

brings the worst out from those mose easily divided and conquered.

At the bottom, we have good crowd here, humans to each other. Use the ignore function when the chittering class gets to you.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:50 PM

16. Simple concept, really.

The ONLY people who frequent this site are:
-Nearly 100% blind, fringe party supporters, polarized more than any other group out there
-People who use this site as a source of entertainment, baiting the prodding the highly emotional people on either side

There may be a tiny percentage of people who are middle-ground and even keeled. IE literally less than 10-15 people in this group from what I've observed.

This is a infinitely tiny and meaningless corner of the internet...its filled with highly passionate people who come here to argue as a matter of sport with people they think are wrong.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 06:14 AM

17. Seems we got

Far left and far right people here. Politics brings out all the evil in people. The ones especially devoted to it become like children, bullies on the schoolyard and they get a pass at being vile and ignorant to each other because it's politics. Can hate on each other all day and it's accepted, so they latch on and get their jollies without too many accusations.
It's sad really, but it is what it is.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:06 AM

18. It is very simple...

If you have ever heard, "we don't talk about religion or politics"....this is why....it devolves...

That said, people come here to argue....for fun...

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Response to saundersnorvell (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 05:44 PM

21. As my high school humanities teacher said:

"'Two things I never talk about are religion and politics.' And as a result no two things need to be talked about more than politics and religion."

And all the discussion deprived addicts here take out their intolerance on everyone with whom they try to discuss (mostly politics and religion).

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Response to smalllivingeddy (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 10:13 PM

22. Truth...

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:23 AM

19. It will get worse as we approach election day.

The fact that both candidates are reprehensible and that each candidate's supporters blindly defend their flawed candidates adds fuel to toxicity.

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:55 AM

20. What would you like to find common ground on?

 

I'm pretty much a minimalist when it comes to government. I am absolutely determined to let you live your life on your terms so long as you return the favor.

I'm all in for roads, fire departments and the common defense but beyond that I tend to bristle at the idea somebody gets to put a gun to my head to assuage their fabricated morality of "looking after society's weakest members."

For that I get the pleasure of being called racist/sexist/homophobe/hate monger/greedy/thuglican/baby killer/war monger/deplorable.

Wanna parlay?

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Response to southernwriter (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 12:41 AM

23. So you think the anti gun brown shirts should only be able to take some of our guns???

Can I keep you from saying some words as well??????

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