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Old 02-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #21
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Seems the doom and gloomers are always over at 45, as they realize their own mortality.
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Troll.
Rare point of agreement, Dave.

Please note that the only posts Anthony has made relate to the website promoting the publication he refers to in his last post, except for one out of proportion attack on Brewer.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:31 AM   #22
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Then I vote he's terminated with EXTREME prejudice

I know, its not a democracy... :P
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Heh heh heh - I'm 62 going on 63.

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Old 02-10-2006, 09:35 AM   #24
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I dont know, but if you said it, someone would probably think you were choking and would give you the heimlich maneuver.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:05 AM   #25
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Troll.
Anthony, I'd classify your repetitive book posts as spam. Kindly move on to another topic before the moderators have to start fulfilling their job descriptions. If you don't have another topic then you're right, you do need another forum.

Dave, I think a better example of troll behavior is the repetitive railing against a specific demographic or other group. Whenever you're contemplating another "@#$*%ing Boomer" post, try this experiement-- substitute the words "Latino", "Republican", "Jew", or "woman" for "Boomer". If the tone of the post would offend any member of those four groups, then you're trolling.
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He may be a Latino Jewish Republican woman, for all we know...

Let's get Helen Reddy to write a song...* :P

Or maybe The Diamonds... "Let's go trolling"
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LOL, hopefully that's not your politics showing....
You only get two shots at being president, reardless of your political party. Bush has had all the opportunities he is going to get to wreck the country unless the constitution is changed, and I would not bet the farm on that.
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the environment that the boomers have left the next generation with is an important topic that impacts each one of us everyday, boomer or otherwise.
So exactly what have you and the rest of the "post boomers" done to resolve the mess the "boomers" have created? You've collectively had what...up to 40 years?

Come on, theres a bunch of you, especially if you include all those minorities and other sub groups.

Oh thats right, you havent done a damned thing but whine about it. That'll solve the problem for sure. If that doesnt do it, complain on an internet message board until someone else does something...
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While I often write inflammatory posts to purposely stir the pot and get some debate going...*
That's what trolling is. It's not cheerleading or pumping up the home crowd-- it's offensive & intimidating behavior. It doesn't lead to productive on-topic discussion, it's not necessary, and I think it needs to stop.

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I don't profit from my posts. I hope to stir other people minds and stir my mind with the responses. I try to cite references for things I say and I come check old posts to support arguments I have previously made. I even cave when I feel I have been proven wrong. I offer advice to help others when I feel I can and I ask advice from others when warranted (like when you posted the list of what you liked didn't like about your job that I used as a base to start my own ongoing list).

I really feel like you are genuinely offended by my posts (which on a certain level, I am somewhat proud of ).
No one here profits from their posts, and unless you've been doing your share then Dory's server fund only has my $25 contribution in it.

While I appreciate some of your posts, your repetitive banging on that Boomer piano key is way past its expiration date. I think it resembles a temper tantrum more than an attempt at a problem-solving dialogue. I'm not any happier with the world than you are, but I'm not blaming it on the older generations either-- or any generations for that matter.

If you're only here to offend people, then you need to go somewhere else.

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I'll just look elsewhere for intellectual stimulation as it relates to money, capitalism and society at large.
That's up to you. With your recent behavior, it seems like a good decision.

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No need to delete my account along with anthonys. I'll just leave if it will be better for you and everyone here.
I don't know if we moderators have the ability to delete accounts. You can delete your own account if you wish but that's between you & Dory. You'll notice that even *****'s account is still present, so I wouldn't worry about losing yours.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:52 PM   #30
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Dave, when I'm 50, I sure hope I'm not as old as you.

Good talking to ya, you have a nice life now.
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Dave, when you quoted my post you left out the part where I called you a troll.

Goodbye and good luck.
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Have no fear... the X and Yer generations will make meaningful positive changes to negate at least some of the looting and pillaging that has been going on for the last 50 or so years in this country.
Ok, so you're going to stop whining and overconsuming like the rest of the people in their 20's and 30's and start doing something. Any day now. Got it.

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I suggest we start with boomers' social security... I can tell you you will be impacted by cuts in this area
Not at all, I dont count social security at all in my retirement planning. Its lobster money as far as i'm concerned, if it shows up. I also dont expect the "me" generation to follow through with contributing to the system.

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maybe that's why you're so pissed at some dude posting who is 30 years your junior
So that would make you 14 then? Sounds about right.

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I don't know and frankly, don't really care anymore.
I'm a little lost...are you Scarlett or Rhett here?
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Nords and ReWahoo: Copycats!

I beat both of you guys on this "Uplifting young man".
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Nords and ReWahoo: Copycats!

I beat both of you guys on this "Uplifting young man".
Yes, you did. Probably because as you age you have less tolerance for bullsh*t. Either that or you're trying to out-curmudgeon Unclemick.

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Hey, Nords and I could be the same guy. Nobody's ever seen the two of us in the same place at the same time.
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It is unfortunate that it has come to this; however, I am always amazed when someone makes themselves a target and then is shocked when someone takes aim at them. There is a fine line on the internet between free speech and shouting fire in a crowded theater.

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?Start your own board as certain unnamed posters have done in the past.

Then you can be a sweetie and do it the RIGHT WAY - whatever that is.

Just since the end of 2003 - I can think of three - one of which doesn't accept posters.

heh heh heh - is that curmudgeonesque or what?
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Nords and ReWahoo:* Copycats!

I beat both of you guys on this "Uplifting young man".
Absolutely. Thank you.

I thought to myself, "Geez, if this guy can piss off even Jarhead, then he really needs to dial it back. No wonder I'm so tired of reading that crap."

You can pick up your moderator's ballcap from Dory or BMJ!
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I came in on this quite late and so I read every post
just to see what folks so riled up (I usually
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read my own stuff) Anyway, the answer was
"not much". Some people are so touchy!

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Jeez and I figured you just liked to WRITE your own stuff after not reading anything, including what you wrote before.

That would explain the content, and repetition.

Dave, werent you leaving?

I find the variability of material and viewpoints here quite broad. Certainly idiots, whiners and people who think their wan opinion constitutes fact arent well received.

Its also one of the lightest moderated boards I think i've ever seen, let alone participated in.

Tipping the cap to the moderators who show great restraint...
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