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Well here is your new thread.

I can see from the attitudes here that you are not welcome to discuss anything unless it is started by someone important and you are only suppose to reply if you think you are someone important. Well here in a thread for anyone who wishes to post their point of view regardless if whoever thinks it is pertinent or not.

I don't understand why everyone wants to label people? ie "Yankees"

And why is it that when someone doesn't like your point of veiw they have to say something like...."change your medication, or did you take your pill today, or you need to be medicated"?

And why do people think that if something is in capital letters that means you are yelling???? Maybe you have a guilty conscience and think you need to be yelled at?

Let's hear your thoughts.

Powder

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Buck,

By the way I invite you to make your post here. Come on back and talk to us. There hasn't been anything interesting said on here all day. So grab that keyboard and start ranting and raving. Powder

Are you ready for the big deer hunt next weekend? Did you bait that buck, Buck? lol

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This thread may be considered baiting and therefore debatable in terms of fair chase. But I will say the following:

I am a Yankee -- born and lived in the Northern tier almost my whole life before living here. My Great-great grandfather marched with Sherman in 1864.

I have a degree from OU, which I suppose makes me a professional Okie.

I'm not on medication, but my father-in-law has spent his life (and his family's) dealing with schizophrenia. My grandmother suffered from dementia before she died, and my recently deceased aunt suffered terribly (shared by her family) before succumbing in her 60s to something akin to alzheimer's. So don't assume I have no compassion.

So the jabs I make come at my own expense as much as anyone else's. The difference is that I'm not a balloon waiting to pop at the slightest pinprick. There's too many people like that in this country wearing victimhood as a badge of honor rather than dealing with issues.

Do I consider myself someone important? No. I'm a nobody, just like everybody else on this forum. Electronic forums are the great equalizer, with no respect for social position. That's what makes them great.

As for capital letters and exclamation points, people who email regularly or participate in forums like this generally perceive such items as yelling, particularly when used sporadically at key points. But then, that's generally true of any interpersonal writing like letters, etc.

[ This Message was edited by: expatriate on 2002-11-17 23:05 ]

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My great grandfather rode with the Missouri Red Legs so I guess you could say that I came from a long line of Rebels. But the only title that I claim is being an American.

I once ask a Dr. who he would consider crazy and he told me anyone that thought that they were right all of the time. In return he ask me who I would consider crazy and I told him that we are all crazy in some form or another it just depends on the magnitude of the craziness.

Maybe Buck is crazy about his !!!!! points and caps lock button. Or maybe we are crazy for thinking that he is yelling at us because he uses them.

Or just maybe Buck wants to see how crazy he can make the masses with his keyboard.

Either way I don't think anyone need to be medicated just because they use their keyboard differently than others.

And if this is baiting I must be pretty good at it...got you to post didn't I!
Powder

[ This Message was edited by: powderburn on 2002-11-17 22:59 ]

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Yes, I took it hook, line, and sinker. I could've just as easily suggested Mr. Buck cut back on the coffee intake, and I don't think that says he's Mr. Juan Valdez.

If being right all the time means you're crazy, then my wife will tell you I'm the sanest man on the planet.

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And just think you were trapped by a woman. I'm a mighty good hunter after all.

Powder

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I once ask a Dr. who he would consider crazy and he told me anyone that thought that they were right all of the time. In return he ask me who I would consider crazy and I told him that we are all crazy in some form or another it just depends on the magnitude of the craziness.

That is a pretty good definition of crazy! One could argue that you and the doctor are just stating each a different side of the same coin. See some of us believe that we are right on some subjects all of the time. Thus, we are all crazed at some point with the magnitude depending on our self righteousness.

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Bit,
No truer words have been spoken.

Makes me crazy then people don't think I am right.

When that happens I have to bait them and if they don't take the bait I must then give chase! lol Powder

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So if I say you're right, is that an insult?

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Nope it is a boost to my Feminine ego. So are you saying I'm right????

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You may be right; I may be crazy. But I know better than to mess with feminine ego.

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