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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 77 of 140 (578140)
08-31-2010 9:03 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by Straggler
08-03-2010 1:18 PM


Re: Yesterday All My Troubles Seemed So far Away
I've always liked asking hard questions.

I don't think my first post is extant--I recall calling someone on a point of law: nator agreed with me, and I've loved her ever since.

In my first post showing now, I hammered CanadianSteve about his Islamophobia.

Maybe they got him.

I miss Robin the most, but I miss spidey, too, and Para... Of course, they could be here under new nicks, I haven't checked. I was about to go looking for molbiogirl when she turned up.

I recall ferocious battles with Iano, randman, Faith...suspensions...

Omnivorous in July 2005 writes:

CanadianSteve writes:

You can see where all this debate goes. here's my take: Forget It. You come to canda, you follow our laws. If you cannot live comfortably with them, then do not come here.

So you new Canadians are following the traditional laws of the Native peoples there?

How many generations must Muslin immigrants wait before they have a right to be politically active and seek democratic change?

Edited by Omnivorous, : AbE: I'm still happy with this post.


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 105 of 140 (578444)
09-01-2010 7:05 PM
Reply to: Message 104 by Straggler
09-01-2010 6:57 PM


Re: Yesterday All My Troubles Seemed So far Away
Could you two get a room?


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


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Message 124 of 140 (578765)
09-02-2010 2:38 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by Rahvin
09-02-2010 12:49 PM


How I Earned My First and Last Suspensions
My first suspension was for a deliberate, flagrant, enraged, over-the-top rant--and certainly merited.

I asked for it and got it--two days after my birthday, on 9/4/2005.

It was also a dark classic, IMHO.

AdminBen writes:

Omnivorous suspended indefinitely
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I'm not going to bother linking Omnivorous' post.

Omnivirous needs to petition to Admin via email to explain himself/herself and why s/he should be allowed back in here.

For the moment, I'm not of the mind right now what level of suspension is appropriate. Only that Omnivorous' thought process and behavior have no place here.

I had better friends than I deserved among the admins:

AdminBen writes:

Omnivorous' permissions restored

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Welcome back, Omnivorous!

First, I'd like to emphasize that personal attacks on other posts, especially done in a premeditated fashion, is not something that is going to be treated lightly.

Second, I'd like to make sure everybody understands that those who know better (as well as those who should know better) will always be judged more harshly than those who are less experienced and do not know better.
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Now, with that said, watching quality poster after quality poster get suspended is not what we want to see here. The admins as a group have seen that interaction with some posters has consistently been difficult and has consistently led to behavior resulting in suspensions, and we find this to be a real problem.

Here's what I did:

Omni writes:

Faith, you ignorant slut.

I won't quote you, because I don't want the pond scum on my fingers.

You nasty, moronic, snake-headed cow.

Our local papers are also printing "Sodom and New Orleans" letters: what a swell bunch you Xians are!

Pat Robertson blamed gays and gay-tolerant Americans for 9/11: did you sign up for that, too, Faith? God will slaughter the innocent until Americans crack down on the sinners?

You idiot maggot-brain, you foul, hate-spewing freak.

Are you really so simple-minded and bile-hearted to believe that bad things only happen to bad people, all by the will of God?

Even your own Bible contradicts that notion, you hateful, self-righteous, santimonious, morally loathsome bitch. Go re-read the Book of Job: feature yourself as one of his ninny neighbors.

I hope you face judgment by exactly the God you claim to worship; you should hope and pray you do not.

Faith, your name is contagion.

Jar, boot me out of here, the air is foul.

Whew!

AdminBen beat him to the punch.

Faith had provoked that with:

Faith writes:

As long as the attitude continues to prevail in this country that disaster is a matter of statistics and nothing out of the ordinary, as long as God is ignored or reviled or considered to be remote from these "ordinary" disasters, they will only get worse.

I lost friends in New Orleans; I lost family members just prior to my most recent, long-term suspension a couple of years ago, when I erupted over what I saw as unfair treatment of someone I considered a friend. In both cases, I was emotionally wracked and using prescription narcotics in the wake of surgery. I've had more surgeries and narcotics since and will have more soon: I no longer go online in that state; the disinhibition is too powerful.

Unfortunately, in the latter event, I was an admin, and instead of acting to calm things down as I had committed to do, I poured gasoline on the fire with intemperate posts.

As a result, many good people who were more loyal (and perhaps more riled up by my flights of rheotoric) than they should have been were also suspended. Some of them, like me, have recently returned; others have not--I wish they would. I am trying to find them.

The posts that led to their suspensions are the only words I've ever posted here that I would pay dearly to take back.


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 126 of 140 (578776)
09-02-2010 3:20 PM
Reply to: Message 125 by Blue Jay
09-02-2010 3:13 PM


Re: How I Earned My First and Last Suspensions
Bluejay writes:

That sounds like a subtle hint for somebody to mention you on the Birthday Thread.

Happy Birthday!

You have a subtle and discerning mind...

...though it was the birthday that made me put both stories in coherent form. I thought some of the "young" posters might be curious about this flood of freezers (freaky+geezers, not my invention)...

Thanks. Life is good.


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 129 of 140 (578795)
09-02-2010 4:25 PM
Reply to: Message 128 by Blue Jay
09-02-2010 3:49 PM


Re: Forum Old School
Quetzal was inimitable; Trixie a delight: both of them sweethearts with steel-trap minds.

I remember your arrival. I was impressed--still am.

As I approach wrapping up my sixth decade, it is clarity of mind and generosity of heart that matter most, both in what I aspire to and who I want around me. That, good blood pressure and a quiet prostate

I suppose it's no coincidence that the evolutionist-camp contains the better educated, more articulate posters. It no longer surprises me that the creationists, by and large, are less caring and compassionate than their supposedly more clinically detached opponents, but it still seems remarkable.

And Evc is still the best forum for folks accustomed to being the smartest person in the room to gain a little humility--or at least good company.


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1104 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 138 of 140 (579060)
09-03-2010 1:23 PM
Reply to: Message 137 by Dr Adequate
09-03-2010 11:33 AM


Re: Forum Old School
Dr Adequate writes:

All except for one member who will still be "the smartest person in the room", and will gain no humility whatsoever.

Hmm ... who do we know who's like that?

I wonder how many people are squirming?

Not me--it's been a long time since I felt like the smartest fella in the room, and I never felt that way here.

Even my cats outwit me.


Have you ever been to an American wedding? Where's the vodka? Where's the marinated herring?!
-Gogol Bordello
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