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Old 03-27-2006, 08:47 PM   #61
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Well guys thanks for your comments. Makes for interesting reading. Frankly, most of them make absolutely no sense, at least to me, but I will resist picking a fight and naming names. It would be fruitless anyway and I sure ain't about to prove anything to anybody.

Most of you guys seem to think alike. I have my style and it sure is different from most here. Now that is not to say it is better, but it sure ain't the same.

Yes, I am not the politically-correct, sensitive, considerate, tactful type. I say it like it is. Have done all my life. I speak my mind. If you all can't stand it then do speak up. If enough do and I really annoy you then I will eventually no longer waste my time here and I will put you all out of your misery. No one is forcing you to read my posts. But fear not: if it comes to that I will leave and thus peace and tranquility will return.

If indeed that is what you want.

If it comes to that it will be your loss not mine. If that sounds conceited then you would be 100% correct. I have a massive ego. I am sure some have already noticed.



In the meantime I plan to stick around for a while.

Again, thanks guys for the welcome!

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Re: Modulators, enjoy my sabbatical
Old 03-27-2006, 08:57 PM   #62
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Yes, I am not the politically-correct, sensitive, considerate, tactful type. I say it like it is. I speak my mind. If you all can't stand it then speak up. If enough do then I will eventually no longer waste my time here. I will leave. Period.
Let me be the first to speak up and take you up on your "politically-correct, sensitive, considerate, tactful" offer to leave. Period.


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Old 03-27-2006, 09:01 PM   #63
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Let me be the first to speak up and take you up on your "politically-correct, sensitive, considerate, tactful" offer to leave. Period.


Well if you gather enough 'signatures' I will do the honorable thing. You can always start a 'please leave now Mike-1' thread. Let democracy prevail. Put it to a free vote. There are 2300 plus members here.

A mere 5% of that would mean 115.

Are there 115 out there who want me gone?

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Well if you gather enough 'signatures' I will do the honorable thing. You can always start a 'please leave now Mike-1' thread. Let democracy prevail. Put it to a free vote. There are 2300 plus members here.

A mere 5% of that would mean 115.

Are there 115 out there who want me gone?
We're not going to play those games.

Your choices are to stay and follow the rules, leave of your own accord, or be heavily moderated and likely banned.

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I though the nm posts were tiresome to read untill now.
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Can I take "Likely banned" for $1000, Alex?

Sorry...the wife is watching jeopardy...

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Max and Mike-1, you are very good at being on the attack and making statements to rile people up. Inotherwords, troll behavior. I am having a hard time seeing what you are adding to this board. When do you answer peoples questions about FIRE? When do you ask your own?

If we irritate you, I doubt people here wiill miss you if you leave.
I cannot speak for Max but can do so for myself.

You say you are having a hard time seeing what I am adding to the board. Well, without sounding modest, which I am not, I can assure you that I am trying to add another perspective here. I tend to ask unsettling awkward questions; I tackle difficult subjects.

I do not go out and verbally attack others. But I will question their ideas and will do so with gusto and passion.
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Let me get this straight. I'm frequenting a board where *Canadians* are the rogue element??!?!


Its a pretty weak trolling proposition. Find a web site heavily frequented by retired military and US government workers, then spam them with canadian supremacy posts until you get a bite. If that doesnt work, throw out some irritating posts that have nothing to do with the forum topics. If and when those get warm, throw in some more anti-US rhetoric.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:24 PM   #69
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We're not going to play those games.

Your choices are to stay and follow the rules, leave of your own accord, or be heavily moderated and likely banned.

I honestly don't see this as a game. A 5% 'rejection' rate is eminently reasonable and very democratic. That is how I think. You obviously feel differently.

As to following the rules, I am not aware of any trangressions. If so, please point them out. Then I can learn from the errors of my ways.

I have returned for a few days now and I cannot understand what the ruckus is all about. What is there that petrifies you all?





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Apparently you've mistaken this for a democracy.
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... with canadian supremacy posts until you get a bite.
I am at a loss to understand the canadian bit.

If i were to post here that I am a pure bred Zimbabwean would that make you guys feel any better?

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Apparently you've mistaken this for a democracy.
I think I can agree with you here.

How silly of me to have entertained the notion.
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I have returned for a few days now and I cannot understand what the ruckus is all about.
I think Nords summed everything up very nicely here:

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...0896#msg120896

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I think Nords summed everything up very nicely here:

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...0896#msg120896

Yes I read the post. A couple of times. It was actually quite well written. I would give it an 'A' for effort. Problem is I don't agree with it.

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How silly of me to have entertained the notion.
Let me entertain you further. I have roughly 6% of the posts to this forum over the past 12 months. Well in excess of your 5% requirement.

6% says "Take a hike, jackass".

Now be a nice little, largely ineffective troll and be true to your word.
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Let me entertain you further. I have roughly 6% of the posts to this forum over the past 12 months. Well in excess of your 5% requirement.

6% says "Take a hike, jackass".

Now be a nice little, largely ineffective troll and be true to your word.
No dice.

I happen to go with the notion 'one manne vote' or in today's ever so sickening politically-correct climate 'one personne vote'.

The fact that one person, yourself, manages to rack up 6% of all posts here doesn't impress me in the least.

Remember that what counts is quality not quantity.



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Old 03-27-2006, 10:20 PM   #77
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Okay,

I don't want to get lined up in anyone's crosshairs, but I have to say that it seems to me like many of the board regulars are over-reacting. Most of us don't need "modulators" or other posters to protect us from this kind of posting. Is there part of this story I am missing?

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Okay,

I don't want to get lined up in anyone's crosshairs, but I have to say that it seems to me like many of the board regulars are over-reacting. Most of us don't need "modulators" or other posters to protect us from this kind of posting. Is there part of this story I am missing?

FWIW here is my view.

Any poster here who is obnoxious, abusive, and habitually verbally attacks another one without provocation, should, if he persists, be kicked out.

I am a moderator elsewhere and from long experience that seems to me to be the fair and mature course of action.

But to be summarily ejected because one is outspoken, controversial, opinionated, whatever, now that is carrying it too far.

Of course, there will be some who won't, or can't, see reason and I am not about to attempt to convince them.
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