FEDIT POLITICS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by CapnTreee, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Memory is foggy on Codge. If I remember correctly...

    He hated when people bitched/vented about the team.
    He hated analytics.
    He hated our politics.

    That's pretty much all DSP is, so he is probably better off.

    He also seemed to get pissed if you did not give him the "respect" he felt he deserved.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    lol Biden says Trump is "bringing Jim Crow back" just because his administration wants those who vote to provide identification.
    How little Joe must think of Blacks. Thinks they're too stupid and poor to obtain an ID?
    Racism of low expectations

    I never expected him to have an actual message, but going straight for the race card? Surprise surprise.

    He told these people Mitt Romney of all people would "put them back in chains" back in 2012.

    Go die, Biden. You are scum. SCUM
     
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    Please retrieve your brain from Fox News. Voter ID laws primarily disenfranchise voters in heavily Democratic areas.

    https://apnews.com/dafac088c90242ef...n=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

    https://www.motherjones.com/politic...-trump-won-wisconsin-because-of-voter-id-law/
     
  4. Sauce

    Sauce Active Member

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    Let’s be honest. The single “rule” at DSP is complete bullshit. Don’t be a douche? LOL. Give me a break. If that is grounds for banning someone then everyone in this thread deserves to be banned. As I mentioned in our PM, your job isn’t to enforce the unwritten rules of DSP or adjudicate whether someone crossed an arbitrary and subjective line. You are acting like one of those pitchers who get in their feelings when a batter flips his bat after a homerun. Was your ego hurt? Maybe throw a better pitch next time.
     
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    Give me a break.

    You need an ID to buy alcohol, drive a car, get a document notarized, get a Costco card, see an R rated movie, etc etc.

    But you shouldn't need an ID to vote for the fucking POTUS?

    It is EASIER to obtain an ID in a democratic area as there are more DMVs.

    If you think Democrats are too helpless to obtain an ID, you may actually be on to something. Has nothing to do with race, though.

    How this compares to Jim Crow is beyond me.
     
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  6. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    they're only bullshit if you don't want to comply
    think of rules like laws...
    obey the law, it's all good
    disobey, then there are going to be consequences
    you don't have to agree with any/everyone here
    you're free to disagree, debate, whatever
    but there's a line and every person here knows if they're crossing it
    that's far from arbitrary or subjective

    funny how you feel compelled to tell rube how to run his forum
    but to continue with your showboat analogy...
    maybe you should tone it down before you get one in your ear
    play ball!
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    I think it disenfranchises certain posters that you have to have an email address to sign up for DSP.
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Also funny how you not only think blacks are too stupid to get an ID, but also assume they all have to be Democrats. You and creepy Uncle Joe really know what's best for them. Real racism.
     
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    Cap'n is/was my friend and a friend of my families for more than 40 years
    extremely intelligent obviously and mostly a genuine great guy for all those years
    i don't know what happened to him that spun him off center
    of course he doesn't actually think he has gone off the rails necessarily but not the guy i used to know
    his political discourse was spilling over into other threads and it was just a buzz loss
    he wanted to make it personal w everyone here over something none of us actually control
    thats not ok imo and he put his dick in his own mouth
    whatever Ruven wants to do is fine w me and i didn't send one pm about it to him
    have always said its his sandbox and afaik thats the first poster banned if that's what happened
    guess everyone has their opinion but again he went low w the personal stuff and that's douchey
     
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  10. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    I accept your challenge Player 2.

    So that we may begin please show me your first exhibit proving how everyone in this thread deserves to be banned.
    I don't catch every post so maybe there is something I missed.
    Work up a list. Ill start polishing my banhammer.
     
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  11. Finski

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    :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
     
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    In the last week alone we had a poster wish for another persons death. And then proceed to toss around the N word without any hesitation. Even defending his use of the word. He was clearly projecting his own beliefs so it’s clear how he feels.
    Diablo and Cap have gone at it several times, I’m sure both feeling like the other crossed the line
    Rube/Diablo may have felt like the other crossed the line during the entire weasel/anti-Semite argument.
    Fin replied to one of my early posts with name calling and threats so I made it personal (yet I get my account limited, funny how that works). He kept provoking me until he realized he fucked up. I can admit I was a massive douche. It was intentional. I’m sure he can admit he was one as well.

    This is all within, what, the last 50 pages? I have not read the previous 200, or even most of those 50, but I’m sure there are several examples of users being “douches.” There is an ignore function for a reason. If you have a problem with someone, use it. Banning is childish and an abuse of power. The very first bullet point of this thread is “be thick skinned.” If you cannot tolerate criticism, name calling, personal attacks, kindly exit the thread. It is not difficult.

    With that being said, Cap kept things incredibly civil. He in fact urged everyone to keep things civil. He presented interesting, evidence based political discourse. He was the only one challenging the hyper-partisan right leaning views of everyone here. To keep that up, by himself for years, takes tremendous effort and commitment. I was a lurker for years and made an account for the sole reason to thank him for that commitment. I understand how difficult it is. He then encouraged me to participate and be active on this site. Cap clearly cared about everyone here. He cared about DSP as a whole and wanted to see it become an inclusive place instead of one that pushes members away. As much as I disagree with Finski’s comments/personal attacks, I would not like to see him banned. I think it adds character to the thread. We all contribute in that way and that’s what makes this thread the best thread on this site. Removing people due to disagreements or because they were being a douche is doing a disservice to this thread/site. If you uphold that Cap deserves to be banned then I’m sure my activity will continue to decrease as well. And then this thread can truly be the monotonous right wing echo chamber that Cap characterized this thread to be.
     
  13. Finski

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    You know what's bitchen? The ignore feature ... all I see is that twat Sauce's avatar. WIthout a doubt, the sriracha jpeg is far more edifying that anything that might be scrawled inanely to the right of it.

    'Murica!
     
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    Banhammer...brethren to Mjolnir.
     
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    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    I find his posts entertaining. He wants so badly to argue, and doesn't let being reasonable get in the way of what he wants to say.

    I mean, how else could we get gems like, "The scientific definition of personhood,"and "Cap kept things incredibly Civil."
     
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  16. Finski

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    I'm sure I'm missing something ... like the dose of syphilis I never got, or the root canal I got, but without novocaine.

    Maybe I'll slum at some point and read him again, but life is too short to read twatty posts.
     
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    no wonder he likes capn
     
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    Maybe somewhere between and within these two posts there is a hint to what that secret handshake was that Cap'n kept talking about?

    There is a line of course.
    And its subjective only in that it takes a while to get to know it but when you do get to know it you know you have always known it.
    Some of us like to flirt with the line and constantly live on the edge but rarely stepping on the line. Much less over it.
    Some of us don't but sometimes our opinions get us to fall right on top of the line. Not on the edge and not over the line but right on it.
    When that happens here I usually come down on that person like a ton of bricks.
    If the other guy is a dude he will naturally put up his dukes.
    We are now two bulls with horns crossed.
    That is what the line does. It does its job and it works to sift, clarify, and purify a situation.
    Once two folks lock horns and each exchange a few shots to feel each other out... reasoning begins.
    And reasoning includes a few more key shots to the sweetbreads if its needed to drive home the KO.
    It's much better to lose by KO than to have to be peppered for 12 rounds worth of points.
    Losing by standing your ground and getting KO allows your to come back strong the next day
    You don't lose any mana. You even gain extra spirit.
    Its a win win. Sometimes you have to lose to win.
    The water is fine so take a dive.
    Or don't this is America and its a free country.
    You can do whatever you want and say anything you want.
    As long as you don't constantly live dancing near the edge of the line but never hitting it square on the head.
    Because when you live on the edge someday you might find yourself landing not on the line but far off to the left of the line.
    Anyone that works with dangerous equipment or doing something precise understands how living on the edge makes you numb to it.
    And that is what leads to dumb mistakes like forgetting to apply the emergency break on a fully loaded truck parked on sloping hill and having the entire thing fly down the road into another mans business destroying a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of material because you got high all the time before work since you could always get away with it but one day the guy who drives the truck got sick and you had to do it and your boss reminded you to apply the emergency brake but because you had smoked weed an hour ago you forgot he had said that and failed to apply the brake.
    That happened to a guy that worked for the same person I did many years ago.
    He was so ashamed that he left town shortly thereafter.
    Did the right thing.
     
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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Cap was not banned.
    I had mercy on him and did not ban.
    Just rolled his account back to that of a unregistered user that needs to reregister.
    He needs to be renewed, recycled, reclaimed, salvaged, his coupon redeemed or whatever you wish to call it.
    And none of that was due to his political views.
    He cares about DSP?
    Care is not a feeling.
    Care is an action.

    Diablo has landed on the line a few times but he's dealt with it like a man.
    We both landed on each others line so we had to have a line-off.
    But check it out... no harm no foul.
    Why?
    If there is no harm no foul and everything is forgiven and you ask me remember that time that one guy was a douche my answer most like will be... not really, i forgot.
    So the judgement rendered in memoriam is that he was not a douche.
    It is not to be so for old Cap'n though.
    Because he did not step on the line, he went far over so fast he never heard the sirens behind him.
    He showed how much he cared.
    I don't remember you being a douche... funny how that works?
    I also don't use the ignore function. I find it silly.
    Rarely does anyone ever get banned here and people can say pretty much what they want... abuse of power?
    The title of this thread and all those bullet points were created by Cap and he was flouting them on page one.
    These were his silly rules for his silly thread created for the sole purpose of bitching and moaning and picking personal fights with a slew of people.

    I never had a problem with Cap until one specific post where he jumped way over the line.
    I let him post for a few hours after that so he could say his goodbyes but he never got what was happening.
     
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