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Confessions of a (former) Troll. Confession cleanses the soul, but not the ZOT!
9/16/2005 | Gustavo

Posted on 09/16/2005 10:49:22 PM PDT by Gustavo

First the confession and a heart-felt apology. I got carried away in the run-up to the last election and lurked and trolled at Free Republic for a while. I am sorry I did this. I realize it was pathetic and deceitful. It was also not very productive.

Please be lenient. I'm sure many of you have done the same on leftists sites. In fact, I think deep down you Freepers and I aren't that different: passionate about our beliefs to the point of getting carried away by (and even obsessing with) politics.

I promise I will Troll no longer. Instead, would it be posible to actually start a dialogue of some sort? As I said, you'd be surprised at how much in common we may have (although I'm pretty sure we're different enough to make this interesting).

For starters, I'm actually a church-going, bible-believing, born-again evangelical Christian, I'm prolife and believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I was also educated in very establishment-friendly schools (in business and economics no less) and work for a bulge bracket Wall Street Investment Bank. I sympathize with many of your libertarian arguments and I'm all for individual responsibility. I'm also a law abiding citizen and all for the rule of law and order.

Further similarities include my deep respect and love for this country, even as a person who was born and has lived most of its life abroad (oops, the differences are starting to pop up!). I've lived in this country for the last 8 years (first under a non-immigrant work Visa before receiving my greencard) and have learned to love and respect the people, culture and way of life of this country that I and my small family now call home. I cannot tell you how many times I've found myself taking America's side of the argument when I go back to my (also beloved) native country (Mexico).

Ok, what are the other differences? Let me start by saying that my father has distinctly left wing views and, although he's never been a militant, he participated in leftwing anti-government demonstrations in the 60s in Mexico while attending med school, and actually spent about 6 months in jail as a political prisoner (unfairly, he had broken no laws). Neither my father nor most of the kids that were demonstrating were communists (although many chanted socialist slogans and sported Che Guevara T-Shirts), in fact, the spirit of the times had more to do with Tiannanmen than with the Bolchevik revolution.

Unfortunately, the US at that time took the side of authoritarian Latin American governments in crushing dissent, in many cases brutally. Such was the logic of the cold war that put everything in the light of the US-Soviet stand-off (Now, I'm not naive and I know that there were probably Soviet agents trying to incite things in the region at the time, but the reality is that most of the dissent was homegrown and ideallistic rather than communist).

I tell this bit of personal and family history to explain my deep misgivings to United States unilateralism and my perplexity at the Conservative position that dismisses multilateralism and anything that has to do with the UN. Ok, the organization has its flaws and many of the countries represented are not exactly democratic, but Americans know better than most other people that a system with checks and balances is better than one that is dominated by one group of people (in this case, one country). Again, recent history shows us several unfortunate instances when United States' international policy caused unnecessary human suffering and fostered authoritarism (Chile and Argentina come to mind among several other examples).

Other points of dissent include: - Poverty and income redistribution. I realize this is probably a bad word here. I also realize that "handouts" tend to create perverse incentives that can perpetuate poverty. However, the poverty gap is still so steep in this country (as compared to that of other similarly developed countries) that I cannot understand why the concept of a safety net for the most vulnerable is controversial... - Healthcare policy. This is perhaps the most glaring example of the above. I would argue that something just has to be done. How can it be that urban infant mortality rates in US cities is sometimes worse than that of some cities in developing countries? (I'm citing something I read in a mainstream newspaper, don't have the original sources to back it up, but I wouldn't take the easy route and dismiss this as some new lie from the "liberal media"). - Illegal Immigration. Ok, I'm not impartial. I'm Mexican and the plight of my countrymen hurts me deeply. Yes, I recognize that the issue is a reflection of the failure of the Mexican society and government to provide enough jobs for its citizens. But it is also the result of the laws of the market based on very evident economic realities (willing workers seeking better paying available jobs to further their lives). That these individuals are breaking the law does not escape me, but (as in the case of looters that scavanged food in the Katrina disaster) I make an important distinction between law breakers that are pursuing a better way of life and most often are otherwise hard working and law abiding (I'm sure there are exceptions). Also, many of these illegal immigrants are actually paying social security taxes (that they can't benefit from) and indirectly paying property taxes (through rents), and more importantly are providing services that are valued by this society. I'm not for the status quo of keeping a blind eye and ignoring the issue, but why does the word amnesty need to be a bad word among conservatives?

I'm really looking forward to establishing some productive exchange of ideas. Not looking to change your hearts and minds (that might be too much), but just to understand your points of view better and maybe help you understand mine.

Sincerely,


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To: Carling; Gustavo

Carling, my apologies.

My post was meant for Gustavo.


51 posted on 09/17/2005 1:18:25 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Gustavo; timpad; TBarnett34; MeekOneGOP; Old Sarge; PetroniDE; Lady Jag; mhking; glock rocks; ...
Are you addicted to zot? Or do you pefer kitties?

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . .don't be shy.

52 posted on 09/17/2005 1:36:55 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Gustavo
GO.

HOME.

NOW.

53 posted on 09/17/2005 1:54:39 AM PDT by Watery Tart ("First, New Orleans Mayor Ray Naga… Nogg… Nagg… Not gonna work here anymore, anyway!" ~~Bob)
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To: Gustavo

54 posted on 09/17/2005 3:16:37 AM PDT by glock rocks (WYGIWYG !)
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To: Gustavo; Darksheare
How can it be that urban infant mortality rates in US cities is sometimes worse than that of some cities in developing countries?

Very high infant mortality since 1973!

55 posted on 09/17/2005 3:19:00 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: darkwing104
I have a very series question! What is the difference between a "troll" and a "mole"?

:-)

56 posted on 09/17/2005 4:16:44 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: Gustavo
Sheesh....and the illegal immigrant wants "dialog" too? When are these idiots going to understand that we don't want to TALK? We just want them to GO AWAY.

ZOT!
ZOT! ZOT! ZOT! ZOT! ZOT!

We know how you must be feeling right about now. :-) ...
ZOT!


57 posted on 09/17/2005 4:41:06 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Gustavo

Welcome to FR. We may disagree on many things, agree on others.....but polite dialogue is always welcome in my book.


58 posted on 09/17/2005 5:06:50 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Gustavo

59 posted on 09/17/2005 5:32:57 AM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: Gustavo

You sir, are no doubt, ugly. I would venture to say that you are so ugly, both in mind, soul and outward appearance as to be revolting to the sight. Gut-wrenching, barf-bag filling, hang-a-pork-chop-around-your-neck-to-get-the-dog-to-play-with-you ugly. Mind-numbingly ugly. So ugly that you could look the medusa square in the eye and turn HER into stone. Naw, I bet you're even uglier than that. So ugly that in comparison to your visage, a bucket-full of penguine crap would be regarded as an artful masterpiece. Monumentally ugly. So ugly that If I had to look directly at you, my autonomic reflexes would cause me to soil my drawers. Worse - if your dead, decrepid corpse was fed into a tree-chipper, the chipper would malfunction and barf out tree-chipper teeth. Black-holes would refuse to alow you past their event-horizon for fear of contamination. THAT's how UGLY you are.

YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!

Furthermore, you are a craven scumbag not worthy to lick the sweat from the festering testicles of a dead, decomposing camel.


60 posted on 09/17/2005 5:45:39 AM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: roaddog727

Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.


61 posted on 09/17/2005 5:57:15 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: Gustavo

Good post. The responses should be interesting; and predictable. I wish you well.


62 posted on 09/17/2005 6:03:21 AM PDT by Khurkris (Ain't life funny?)
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To: tuffydoodle

just warmin' up.......


63 posted on 09/17/2005 6:04:04 AM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: Gustavo


64 posted on 09/17/2005 6:16:11 AM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: Gustavo
Yes, I recognize that the issue is a reflection of the failure of the Mexican society and government to provide enough jobs for its citizens.

Well, just hang in there. We're providing those for Seniore Fox, too. We're sending all of our jobs down there.

65 posted on 09/17/2005 6:44:41 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: Gustavo
Also, many of these illegal immigrants are actually paying social security taxes (that they can't benefit from)

So you didn't know about all the illegals drawing disability checks from SSI?

66 posted on 09/17/2005 6:47:20 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: trussell
Don't know if you'll last as returning trolls are usually Zotted right away. But at any rate...Hi...welcome to FR

At least he seemed to be a more intelligent troll. Good grammer, spelling and puncuation. No name calling. Actually rather polite. But a troll is a troll, I guess.

67 posted on 09/17/2005 6:50:12 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Technically he's not a returning troll because he never got zotted before -- his account is still from october of last year.

I thought his name sounded familiar.

68 posted on 09/17/2005 6:53:23 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: wingman1
If you lived in Tennessee you would witness the adverse effect state health care has had on our state's economy.

Fellow Tennessean, here. I know what you mean.

69 posted on 09/17/2005 7:03:58 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: Gustavo

"the poverty gap is still so steep in this country (as compared to that of other similarly developed countries) that I cannot understand why the concept of a safety net for the most vulnerable is controversial"

Really? I can't understand how anyone familiar with the US' and states' welfare programs can continue to claim that there is no safety net for the most vulnerable. But that's what we expect from a demagogue.

The so-called "poverty gap" means that we don't have a Handicapper General who tries to homogenize and level everyone in order to establish an oppressive, single-party state.


70 posted on 09/17/2005 7:50:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: darkwing104; Darksheare

It seems like it was just last night that I was waxing nostalgic for an old-fashioned troll. I am compelled to grade this one at a B-. Its devout Marxist viewpoint will never allow for any type of an “A” rating. Spelling and grammar are good, not great, for an ESL SPED.
The appeal for pity due to the political oppression of its self-described criminal family members is unique. A little more detail, and that alone would have elicited sympathy from several quarters. As I see it, the crucial errors exhibited by this troll were its spewing of the income redistribution and multilateralism lines. What really exacerbated its situation was the demand to utilize FR as an open forum to promote an ideology that is patently dysfunctional.
Due to its account status, this troll is relegated to lurker status. Just as well.


71 posted on 09/17/2005 8:02:31 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Because I can!)
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To: PilloryHillary
My kids love the cat pictures, so these zot threads are great.

I just had an idea. I have read that you can hide messages in digitized pictures. Wouldn't that be a great way for bad guys to send coded messages using pictures. One puts up a stupid post that he know will draw zots and cat pictures. Then he, or a colleague, posts a cat picture under another name with the the coded message. Because this is all happening at a harmless conservative website, it is not watched by anti-terrorist types as carefully as if it were a known Islamic terrorist website. And there must be an easier way to send messages to each other without using direct email.

I know, my imagination has run wild.

72 posted on 09/17/2005 8:22:26 AM PDT by Montfort (Check out the 200+ page free preview of The Figurehead by Thomas Larus at lulu.com/larus)
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To: beckysueb

"Good grammer"

s/b

"Good grammar"

just an ironic quibble, nothing serious.


73 posted on 09/17/2005 8:27:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: Montfort

Very interesting idea....


74 posted on 09/17/2005 8:48:37 AM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: Gustavo
Oops, looks like you got the El-Zotto, amigo!


75 posted on 09/17/2005 9:21:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Proud member of the 21st century Christian Crusaders)
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To: Gustavo; Americanwolf; Monkey Face; ARealMothersSonForever; darkwing104

Gustavo.. you mean to tell me that THIS is your third post, and it is an opus?!

*random twitches slowly building up to full out guttural laughter*

Gustavo, you.. don't have a history for us to remember, so you will be easily forgotten.
;-)


76 posted on 09/17/2005 9:54:31 AM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Gustavo

-I make an important distinction between law breakers that are pursuing a better way of life and most often are otherwise hard working and law abiding-

Congratulations on making distinctions; however, your "law abiding" lawbreakers put quite a strain on our infrastructure, causing even more to suffer. There will be no thanks coming your way.


77 posted on 09/17/2005 12:25:28 PM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: thoughtomator

Thanks for your reply. Also thanks to all the people on this thread who were kind and polite enough to respond to my rant with arguments and dialogue. To the rest, I can only say that I acknowledge that this is your site and I'm a trespasser of sorts. You are free to Zot me if you will. Also, I have to recognize that the title you gave to my post was funny and witty, and that the tumultuous spectacle of a pitiful sould being Zotted is something to behold. It looks like fun. I'd like to try it sometime.

Now I wanted to reply to your post (before, what I fear, is my inevitable fate).

1. "The US... has done far more good than evil."
I couldn't agree more and I don't think that anyone but the most myopic antiamericans could argue otherwise.
Let's face it. Given human nature it would be naive to assume that any alternative world power would act any differently in defense of its own interests. In fact, if we're going to have a "world cop", I would much, much, much, much, much rather have the US be that cop than the Third Reich or the Soviets or Chinese (this stills sounds like a horrible understatement). I give thanks to God that the most powerful nation in the world is also (most of the time) also among the most democratic, free and one that (most of the time) holds itself to such a high moral standard.

What I lament is that sometimes it is actually harmful to believe all the reason and good are on your side and all the folly and evil on the other. It is important to be alert to the very real posiblity that at least some of the things that you believe or do as a nation may actually be harmful or misguided. I'm not suggesting that the US should then remain in a state of inaction afraid of any bad consequences of its acts. But it is here where it is very, very important to rely on your good friends and neighbors (and it is not really helpful if you change the definition of friends to mean only those who agree with you all the time). As a nation you may be right most of the time, but if you are also humble, you may be able to avoid costly errors.

2. "We have established the independence of the Western hemishphere from colonial European domination, abolished slavery, defeated both fascism and communism, and maintained the freedom of half the world for over half a century. If you want to take a look at the Cold War as a whole, do you really doubt that those nations on the US side were freer and more prosperous than those on the Soviets'?"
I've already said that I agree 100% with the statement that the US has done far more good than evil. However, I wanted to make some precisions to your other statements:
- Established the independence of the Western Hemisphere from European Colonial Domination.
Technically not correct in that the independence processes of most of other countries in the Americas were not materially reliant (other than for inspiration and ideas) on the United States. Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, but this was more a result of Spain's own issues at the time than on any material help from the young United States.

I guess you could say though that the Monroe doctrine ("America for the Americans") did play a role in ensuring that European nations would not regain a colonial foothold in the Americas. Sadly, this was not an altogether altruistic endeavor but often one guided by self interest. Latin American countries thus gradually became satellites of the emerging world power. Is this still BETTER than being a colony? I would argue it is (for example, compare the outcomes in Africa and Latin America), but again, it was not ALL good.

As Winston Churchill, a great US ally, once said (and I'm quoting freely): "Americans can alway be trusted to do the right thing... after trying every other posible alternative".

-Abolished slavery. Actually, most European and Latin American nations abolished slavery before the United States.
Some relevant dates are as follows:
France 1794 (later reestablished, reabolished in 1848)
England 1833
Russia 1861
Mexico 1824
Venezuela 1816
Brazil 1888
United States 1865

- Defeated both fascism and communism.
No issues here, although you could say communism failed on account of its own inherently fatal flaws.

- Maintained the freedom of half of the world for over half a century. If you want to take a look at the Cold War as a whole, do you really doubt that those nations on the US side were freer and more prosperous than those on the Soviets'?
I would not argue against the fact that those nations on the US side were freer and more prosperous. I just don't think there's a lot to celebrate about being in the car in which people were less hurt after a game of chicken that ended in one car turning over and the other one skidding off the road (especially if you considered that the game could have ended with all occupants of both cars dead).

3. "The UN does far more evil than good. Put the UN in charge and there's genocide in Rwanda, genocide in Sudan, nukes in North Korea and Iran, child sex scandals, money laundering on an unprecedented scale."

One obvious problem (although I'm sure you would argue otherwise) is that the UN is not really in charge of anything. It is an organism with little if any teeth. This is by virtue of design, not incompetence (although there may be incompetence to). Yes, the UN has humanitarian missions in Rwanda and Sudan and El Baradei is supposed to contain nuclear proliferation, but they don't have the authority or the means to accomplish anything. As such, it is not really fair to say that these results are a proof of their failure.

4. "It (the UN) allows tyrannies to act on equal terms with representative goverments, as if they were equally legitimate. It's profoundly anti-Semitic and overtly supports terrorists in Israel. Search keyword: Oil for Food"
I pointed out to this problem on my first posting. The system is clearly imperfect.

However, it is inaccurate to say that tyrannies (or even many non-powerful representative governments)act equally inside the UN. Remember there is a Security Council. Remember that only a handful of nations are permanent members and have veto power. The system is not designed as a democracy, and probably it can't be. It is imperfect and can result in gridlock and inaction.
However, it has the virtue of being a sounding board for the US. True multilateralism would be utopic, but a semblance of multilateralism can be a healthy balance to US power. Even ancient emperors often had "official naysayers" in their court to remind them of their fallibility and mortality.


78 posted on 09/17/2005 8:00:10 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: DocRock

I forgot to respond to one of your questions:

My father was at the infamous "Palacio Negro de Lecumberrri". A prison of such troubled past that it was closed and is now used as a government administrative building.


79 posted on 09/17/2005 8:11:56 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: GustavoNYC; Admin Moderator

He's back...


80 posted on 09/17/2005 8:15:54 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: Americanwolf

Understood. And, as Freepers, it is your prerrogative to decide what you want this site to be for.

I would just say that unfortunately, there's not much true dialogue going on across the aisle and I think that is unfortunate. You say you have the MSM to give you the leftwing version of things, but that's not really a dialogue, is it?

I have to agree with you that the Zot was rather spectacular... (as I fear will be the inevitable one that is, alas! right around the corner)


81 posted on 09/17/2005 8:20:47 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
How do you like them kitties?
82 posted on 09/17/2005 8:21:04 PM PDT by sfimom (Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?)
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To: Darksheare

He came back for more, (glutton for punishment I guess)


83 posted on 09/17/2005 8:22:24 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: GustavoNYC
"Palacio Negro de Lecumberrri"

Yep. My father did some time there, too.
84 posted on 09/17/2005 8:23:34 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


85 posted on 09/17/2005 8:23:54 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


86 posted on 09/17/2005 8:23:55 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


87 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


88 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


89 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:00 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


90 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:01 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


91 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:01 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good bye to all.

Thanks again to all of you who posted polite replies.

For the record:
1. I did not actually flee my country.
2. I look nothing like Napoleon Dynamite
3. I'm not a communist (and in Mexico, would not even be considered a leftist, I suppose)
4. I truly do love this country and its people.
5. Nobody Zots like Freepers do...


92 posted on 09/17/2005 8:24:02 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: GustavoNYC

Ooops. Sorry for the quadruple post!!!

I guess it doesn't really matter, does it?


93 posted on 09/17/2005 8:25:54 PM PDT by GustavoNYC
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To: GustavoNYC
You can't get enough attention can ya?


94 posted on 09/17/2005 8:30:29 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: GustavoNYC

WEll you cartainly made your point lol.

And thank you RE Zotting. We try to please ;)


95 posted on 09/17/2005 8:31:01 PM PDT by sfimom (Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?)
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To: GustavoNYC
First time I've ever seen a zottee come back and complement the zot.
Interesting...
96 posted on 09/17/2005 8:36:03 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

I see him.
Thanks!


97 posted on 09/17/2005 8:38:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: GustavoNYC

You will bow to me and worship me you filth maggot.
I will be your master, you will do my bidding!

Now, wear a tutu and dance the macarena on a balcony while saying "I would just like to let everyone know that I'm a girl, and I like ribbons in my hair, and I want to kiss all the boys!"

Do it!!


98 posted on 09/17/2005 8:40:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Gustavo
I know you've already been zotted and banned but if you want to have a dialogue then you should have just jumped in. You guys have too much conceit. You think we care what you think and that you can tell us something we don't already know.

We're not ignorant idiots, we know your views and we don't share them.

99 posted on 09/17/2005 8:50:08 PM PDT by tiki
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To: GustavoNYC

The UN is not supposed to be a sounding board for the US. It is supposed to be a tool for stopping wars. Do a keyword search on UN here and learn the truth about that staggeringly corrupt organization.


100 posted on 09/17/2005 9:13:13 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" -- but there is no peace. - Patrick Henry)
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