Old 21st April 2011, 11:03   #1
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Hi everybody! My name is Marian (I'm from Romania, so it's a male name, not female like in English). I'm a webmaster and I like listening to music while I'm working on my websites. Also, I'm a Winamp fan, that's why I came here.
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Old 21st April 2011, 11:18   #2
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Old 21st April 2011, 12:34   #3
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... My name is Marian (I'm from Romania, so it's a male name, not female like in English) ...
Welcome. In English we spell it Marion for males.

We'll just call you Big John Wayne to avoid confusion.

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Old 21st April 2011, 14:22   #4
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I didn't know that Marion is the male version of Marian. Thanks for the info. Haha, UJ, are you a western movies fan?

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He is just smart. He knows many things. Scary things. Exciting things. Thing, things.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 10:12   #6
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... UJ, are you a western movies fan?
Not particularly, it's just that John Wayne was born Marion Morrison

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all this talk of marion and marian makes me think off marillion for some reason

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Old 22nd April 2011, 16:35   #9
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Mmm train games spam. (Why else would you post loads and then go back to edit posts, just to enable your sig on them?) I'm being cynical today!

Also: I was thinking of Maid Marian

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Old 22nd April 2011, 16:42   #10
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i much prefer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYiiCsuq53g

(as for the train sig link, it's known and was felt harmless enough for the time being but is being watched).

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Old 22nd April 2011, 17:18   #11
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Mmm train games spam. (Why else would you post loads and then go back to edit posts, just to enable your sig on them?) I'm being cynical today!

Also: I was thinking of Maid Marian
Why not? I see you have more links in your signature than me. You like to promote your accounts, I prefer to promote my website (and not for traffic from this forum. For search engine optimization). My comments were on the subject everywhere, so I didn't do spam. I edited a few posts because I need backlinks, if you know what I'm talking about.
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Old 22nd April 2011, 18:49   #12
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See I knew that would happen. haha.

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Old 22nd April 2011, 19:40   #13
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"See, I knew that someone would be irritated by my signature. Haha."

Come on, I hate conflicts on forums. So, don't be cynical anymore. Probably the conflicts are the problem that here are only a few members active. I try to post especially for the interest I found in music.
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We have all the active members we need. If additional honest people want to join, we'll be welcoming (just like you experienced).

However... We hate spam. Yes, true hate. The kind of hate that makes someone want to slap the ice cream out of a child's hand. It's that much hate and more.

I'm even upset at myself for not being more suspicious; especially after noticing how fast you posted rather simple posts without much substance or reason for being here. [Don't get me wrong, some of my posts are lacking of substance too, but still...] I welcomed you in and then I was thanked with contamination of my place of rest and relaxation; not just once but at the bottom of every one of your posts.

It's like being nice enough to invite someone to a pub I frequently visit, and then later finding that he/she stencil-spray-painted advertisements all over it.

Like the pub analogy, someone now has to go through and clean it all up, and it's especially unfair because those here that do aren't even paid to do it.

Bottom line, it's a real disappointment and a clear violation of our forum rules.

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Old 23rd April 2011, 00:58   #15
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We have all the active members we need.
Er...

Or are you counting the bots?
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Old 23rd April 2011, 01:03   #16
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Well, I'll admit that there are very few compared to years past, and I miss some of the older members, but if given the choice between a lot of people whose initial purpose is spamming vs. only a few few who have purposes for being here separate from spam, I would choose the latter.

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... band camp?

... banned camp?

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^that was your 11111th [non-bin] post count!

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we already have a trainman on the forums so you might not want to upset Wally!

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Hi all you newbs - feel free to ignore the old farts here; they have grown old and bitter

Please forgive their insulting behavior about spam and having enough people here.. Most of them haven't seen the sun in quite a while. They are afraid of new things until they've proven their worth. But some of us still have a warm heart and you should know you are very welcome even if we don't always say so.

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Except the only way to do that would be to pretend you don't have a mind of your own.
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Kids always think they have new ideas. They are the same ideas I might have espoused or even embraced when I was young. They probably are a lot of the same ideas my parents and grandparents might have espoused or embraced.

Some of the ideas I still embrace. But there are a whole lot of ideas, none of them new, re-invented by kids in every generation that think they came up with something new. Rejected by old farts that gained experience and reason.

These "new" ideas have been embraced by every kid and rejected by age 35. It's probably been that way since Rome.

It becomes logic that you need to fly straight or the world will kick your ass. It's too bad we don't get a little more wiggle. That's just the way it is.

"If you're not a liberal when you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're 40, you have no head." -Winston Churchill

Unfortunately, life removes your naivety. You become less emotional because you don't find profit in it. If the election of George Bush III a.k.a Barack Obama didn't teach you kids an important lesson about reality, then you missed something.

I barely voted for McCain. That was mainly because of my "old and bitter" experience with liberal messiahs.

I sort of wanted that hopey, changey thing too. I thought it was bullshit. I hoped it wasn't. I wanted to be proven wrong.

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Ah so that's it? You're so embarrassed about your former self that anything resembling your own past ideals just brings up hurtful memories and makes it impossible for you to even consider people's arguments?

Looking back, your posts always had something of convert's zeal to them, so yeah...
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Nothing would make me happier than to agree with your liberal gibbering. It's not the way life works. You can hold your breath until you turn blue, and it still won't change that. None of the arguments you have ever made are new. Rejecting these ideas is rather like quitting smoking, but 50 year old liberals are preposterous.... if they somehow survived that long.

What is compelling to me is that just about every time I see a movement to restrict the freedom of people to live their lives as they see fit, it's liberals behind it. That's while they blame conservatives. Liberals accuse conservatives of being bitter, but there is nothing more bitter than a liberal.

I live in the bluest state in the Union. It's also a state that would be hard to match for state interference in peoples lives and it's sometimes ridiculously draconian law enforcement.
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50 year olds who still feel the need to shit on everything that reminds them of what they used to believe in are just pitiful.

Even more so if they don't even realize how much they're projecting their past beliefs onto others.
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Would someone fill me in on red and blue in American politics.

Here in Britain

Red = Socialist

Blue = Conservative.

Same ???

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In the US it's more like

Red = Coke

Blue = Pepsi

OK, actually blue stands for the Democratic Party, which is roughly equivalent to the Tories or the CDU, and red for the Republican Party which used to be just slightly to the right of the democrats but has gone completely off the scale in the last twenty years.
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In the US it's more like

Red = Coke

Blue = Pepsi

OK, actually blue stands for the Democratic Party, which is roughly equivalent to the Tories or the CDU, and red for the Republican Party which used to be just slightly to the right of the democrats but has gone completely off the scale in the last twenty years.
So pretty much the same

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It's true that in the United States, red refers to Republican Party, blue refers to Democratic Party.

It has more recently become red = insanely conservative and blue = insanely liberal. Our politics are so polarized right now that it's difficult to be productive. To make it even more fitting, it would likely be even more correct to say red = severely anti-liberal and blue = severely anti-conservative. It's to the point where it has become more important to many people to bash the other side rather than to promote the benefits of your own side or work together to accomplish something.

Despite my posts on this thread, I tend to be more liberal than conservative, but not on everything. I'm not really young anymore, but not quite to the "old fart" stage yet either, although I did just pass gas not too long ago... good one too.

Here's what the conservatives see [SPENDING!]:



and here's what the liberals see [EMPLOYMENT RECOVERY!]:



Will all the new jobs make up for the debt? Maybe, maybe not. Jobless with less debt, or working with more debt? Neither is ideal, but that's what we're faced with here. Part of that debt is for our new health care policy which is expensive, but it's a sigh of relief to a lot of people here.

Personally, I can say some of that debt is caused by my federal student loans, so yes, part of it is my fault! Those loans got my wife and me masters degrees (which helped us get professional careers). Luckily I can say we've been steadily paying them off, having never missed a payment (we still have at least 8 more years of payments though). Now, if I hadn't borrowed and gone to college/grad school, I'd be debt free but still be stacking wood at a sawmill by day and and banging on drums or spinning CDs at cheap dive-bars at night, making rather low wages with no benefits. That life is ok for some; after all, it's good honest work, but I really wanted something different, and I think I contribute more for society in general with the jobs I currently work (which require the education and debt for me to get there). So I'm hoping that the debt will turn out towards better lives for people that owe, and hopefully they will become productive enough as a result to pay it down.

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Yes, it's all your fault. Nothing to do with the military industrial complex, having to pay for the deregulated financial market fucking up or all the other lobby groups busily siphoning public money into their private pockets.

The whole term "insanely liberal" strikes me as odd, as liberals* really are only moderately right wing (or, as Phil Ochs put it, are only left of center if it doesn't affect them personally).

There are more drinks than those two versions of carbonated high fructose corn syrup sold in differently coloured cans.

*talking about US liberals here, not classical or European liberals (just to make that clear)
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^ Some Liberals in the U.S, are "Old Fashioned" Liberals and are what Republicans call Socialists. Or Leftys or Commies or whatever Red-Baiting term they want to use. I'm use to it. I'm proud of it(being a very left liberal) and it even if it affects me personally, my politics don't change with the wind. I'll listen to another point of view. But quite a few people in the US vote against themselves. I have never understood how a regular working person would vote for a Capitalist Lacky Republican, but they do.
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^ Some Liberals in the U.S, are "Old Fashioned" Liberals and are what Republicans call Socialists. Or Leftys or Commies or whatever Red-Baiting term they want to use. I'm use to it. I'm proud of it(being a very left liberal) and it even if it affects me personally, my politics don't change with the wind. I'll listen to another point of view. But quite a few people in the US vote against themselves. I have never understood how a regular working person would vote for a Capitalist Lacky Republican, but they do.
Actually classic liberals aren't socialists at all. They're all about civil liberties but also free market/free enterprise (a bit like your Libertarians, but without the pot and sectarianism).

And another thing @ted: The polarization is obvious, but what is it actually about? What policies have the Democrats tried to implement that are more than watered down leftovers from the Clinton era?
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^Actually, FDR gave us Social Security and he was a liberal democrat, LBJ, gave us medicaid, medicare, another democrat. Ted Kennedy fought for health care ..etc etc...I'm more left than they, but at least they are not civil libertarians and did give a shit about the welfare of our country's people.
I should add you're right that Liberals are not Socialists, but some Liberals are more liberal than others.
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