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Goodbye Freerepublic...
vanity

Posted on 04/15/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT by djl_sa

I can tell that Freerepublic has started spiraling into hysteria similar to what I sensed around the 2008 election time.... I'll check back in in 2013 to see if things simmered down.

"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime..." --Justice Potter Stewart, dissenting Ginzberg v. United States, 383 U.S. 463 (1966)


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To: Lauren BaRecall
Concerning the "I'm not really a waitress" sort of thing, that jumps right into the current Secret Service scandal.

For years and years and years I've mentioned from time to time my own personal SS experience ~ AS THEIR DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR in an apartment building overlooking the Iwo Jima memorial.

They had parties ~ I was always invited BECAUSE, as it turned out, I lived downstairs.

I always got the feeling folks didn't really believe that ~ yet there they are in Columbia having a regular PAR TAY just like they used to have.

Met John Dean's wife at one of them! That tale G. Gordon told about what he thought they were sent to get at Watergate? Sounds reasonable to me.

BTW, all the gals at those parties wore that "I'm not really a waitress" lipstick.

101 posted on 04/15/2012 7:04:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Artemis Webb

Here is a workable compromise:

Don’t nominate Romney


102 posted on 04/15/2012 7:05:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: djl_sa

On second thought, if I’m allowed a second thought, you are right to leave. This place has gotten nasty! Just read through this very thread, if you don’t believe me. In the olden days, an opus would invite congratulations, like those customarily extended to freed slaves, or prisoners who have completed their debt to the society, not to mention to new Ph.D graduates in social justice sciences. More, as you must surely remember, there were flowers, kisses and offers of financial assistance to the opus authors. And now? Jeers , insults and complaints about the substandard quality of the opus. The place has gone to hell, indeed.


103 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: djl_sa; onyx
To begin with, Free Republic is private property. This is the owners house and he sets the rules and behavior. You have NO rights in someone elses house. If you were really a conservative, you'd understand and accept property rights.
104 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: djl_sa
With apologies to Yoda,

Leave or don't leave. There is no opus for a hiatus.

105 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

lol.

epic poetry.

I’ll make sure it is also available in a PDF file.

lol


106 posted on 04/15/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

In diplomacy, war and politics friends of convenience are the norm. The US turned Stalin, a man who exceeded Hitler's body count, into Uncle Joe the ally in order to defeat Germany and Japan. During the Cold War we allied with all manner of dictators and undesirables to undermine the Soviet Union which became the great enemy. In order to keep Iran destabilized we overtly and then covertly support Saddam Hussein. The list goes on and on. Put simply, we ally with evil all the time for the greater good and I am not against having done any of that. I think the same applies very often in politics.

107 posted on 04/15/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: djl_sa
With apologies to Yoda,

Leave or don't leave. There is no opus for a hiatus.

108 posted on 04/15/2012 7:08:54 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: raccoonradio

>> will try in the future to not bring up the name of M___ R_____.

Why would you be afraid to bring up Mister Rogers?

“In 1963 Rogers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church... Rogers was red-green color blind,[12] swam every morning, was a vegetarian, and neither smoked nor drank.”


109 posted on 04/15/2012 7:11:24 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ThomasThomas

The odds that I will ever need to Opus is quite miniscule but I will take spelling and grammar into account. I’ll make sure to use Word and spellcheck and all that. Maybe I will find a proofreader.

I would be embarassed not to use paragraphs, how would my legacy look? Jeesh.


110 posted on 04/15/2012 7:11:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DJ MacWoW
He's been on since 1999 -- I think its safe to say he is definitely a conservative.

I sincerely hope it is just a short suspension for the poster of the thread.

111 posted on 04/15/2012 7:11:44 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Admin Moderator; djl_sa

LOL.

Whoa, with those stats, no wonder s/he does not seem at all familiar to me.

112 posted on 04/15/2012 7:12:03 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I think it’s a good analogy, but here’s a better one.

A buddy invites you over to his house to watch the game. Sit on his couch, watch his TV, enjoy his air conditioning, drink his beer and eat his pretzels...while his favorite team is playing.

Most of us would be savvy enough to cheer for his team, or at least not to insult them, right? And after you are invited over time and again, wouldn’t you at least bring a 12-pack or a bag of chips?


113 posted on 04/15/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Third Person
It's a crap shoot.


114 posted on 04/15/2012 7:13:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; djl_sa; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
The poster is history.

I know, it's very sad and ugly, but that post, #212, was his/her final.

S/he won't get to come back here as s/he wished in 2013. At least, not under that lovely screen name.

Boo-Hoo


115 posted on 04/15/2012 7:17:19 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Celtic Cross

212 posts makes them more of an observer.


116 posted on 04/15/2012 7:19:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: djl_sa

What have we done to deserve this sorry excuse for an opus? If you’re going to go away for good, do it with style. Write up a Jim Dandy with big words and lots of rhetoric,baseless complaints, outrageous lies and foretelling of doom upon your departure. Here you’ve done wrote a sissy-dog of a letter which kindergarteners would laugh at. Years ago some guy flamed out here big time . . somebody help me out here. FatBoySlim? or something like that. He wrote one for the ages. Of course he was deservedly booted. But next time just slink away quietly in the night instead of something like this.


117 posted on 04/15/2012 7:19:42 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I did not see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: Celtic Cross

There’s a “d” in “handsome”.

You are not allowed to opus out until you learn how to use the “Spell” function! ;)


118 posted on 04/15/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: djl_sa

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

Next lemming to walk off the cliff, feel free to use this as an opener.
Pretend leaving means something to you.


119 posted on 04/15/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: onyx

I don’t understand it. If you don’t like what’s going on simply avoid being here. With 212 posts they certainly weren’t chatty so why the ego trip vanity? Makes no sense.


120 posted on 04/15/2012 7:23:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: exit82

hwat spel fumctoin?


121 posted on 04/15/2012 7:23:48 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: going hot
Wasn’t aware there were promotions based on posts.

When you hit 50,000 posts you get the George Foreman grill. You didn't know?

122 posted on 04/15/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: Celtic Cross
hwat spel fumctoin?

Barkeep, I'll have what he's having!

123 posted on 04/15/2012 7:25:41 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
Not sure how writing snarky comments is a waste of time.

And can be fun, mostly when you leave the troll where we get to play with it before or after it is dead.

Or when the Sidebar Moderator turns out to actually be alive, and not drowned.

Keep 'em going.

/johnny

124 posted on 04/15/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: devolve
Hillary Clinton polled over 15% of Free Republic members as their 1st choice for the next US President

Yeah, but they thought they were voting for Pat Buchanan.

125 posted on 04/15/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: cherry
under a different name though....

Eschoir?!

126 posted on 04/15/2012 7:29:41 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: onyx

ACtually, come to think of it, the handle does sound familiar somehow.


127 posted on 04/15/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Venting for attention and looking for kudos.

I've dipped into my personal "well of patience" too many times, and it's run dry, when it comes to attacks on Jim.

I meant ever precise word I quickly wrote on the FReepathon thread today about his honesty and integrity, and by God, our faithful membership agrees with me and doesn't need me to write it, and those less faithful will certainly come around in time to realize I'm right, --- it's too damn obvious and plain for all to see if they would just reflect and think!


128 posted on 04/15/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: GeronL

There’s similar, but not with the _sa on the end.


129 posted on 04/15/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: DCBryan1
ASH ALERT!

Sorry, that was a reflex.

/johnny

130 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EternalVigilance
When you hit 50,000 posts you get the George Foreman grill. You didn't know?

SOMEBODY owes me two grills.

131 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1181 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: onyx

I agree. If a person uses FR it is the mature thing to do to treat the owner with respect. If someone doesn’t like what FR is, walk away.


132 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; onyx
I don’t understand it. If you don’t like what’s going on simply avoid being here.

What I understand is that this Country is being torn apart, ripped to shreds, we have no sign of anyone who can possibley recover it (save maybe Gingrich)

Many here at FR are being torn apart by purposeful division, we're letting it happen yet we think we're smart.

No, we're being played by obama and the very tactics we all thought he would employ,

We're letting them win yet we profess to know better.

133 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: muawiyah

That’s Powers Boothe playing Curly Bill Brocius in the movie Tombstone.


134 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: onyx

Maybe.


135 posted on 04/15/2012 7:40:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: null and void
SOMEBODY owes me two grills.

Well, okay.

And since you're so prolific we're throwing in the shishkabobs at no additional cost!

136 posted on 04/15/2012 7:43:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Reports to the contrary notwithstanding, I’m still not drowning ;-)


137 posted on 04/15/2012 7:43:22 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Las Vegas Ron

There have been very loud disagreements before. This isn’t new. What you’re seeing is fear. Some are nearly hysterical. And it’s only April. The fear is being stoked by the press and the elites. I don’t have TV. More FReepers should turn theirs off. AND the radio. Stop buying the newspaper. I refuse to pay the MSM for propaganda and fear.


138 posted on 04/15/2012 7:45:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: citizen

“We scream at one another on line...”

An advantage of the internet...no duels at 30 paces!


139 posted on 04/15/2012 7:45:53 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Sidebar Moderator
I cried that day when I saw the headline. I went and bought flowers. (I had money back then)

And then I read the article.

You know, typical freeper stuff.

I'm glad that you are doing better from the dead and drowned thing.

/johnny

140 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“If someone doesn’t like what FR is, walk away.”

MC td hot on the spot with the platters that matter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uqBTzfcIk4


141 posted on 04/15/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: djl_sa

If the past is any indication of the future the GOP will be offer a true conservative for the election coming up in 2108.

The party started in 1854.
It only took them 127 years ‘till they gave us Reagan 27 years ago.

2108 is looking good for those of us waiting on the GOP.


142 posted on 04/15/2012 7:55:49 PM PDT by KSanders (Hope and Change is now Class and Gender warfare)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Las Vegas Ron
There have been very loud disagreements before. This isn’t new. What you’re seeing is fear. Some are nearly hysterical. And it’s only April. The fear is being stoked by the press and the elites. I don’t have TV. More FReepers should turn theirs off. AND the radio. Stop buying the newspaper. I refuse to pay the MSM for propaganda and fear.

You're right about fear and knee jerk, emotional reactions to Jim's clear and clarion messages. He said little new that he hasn't said repeatedly for years. He merely added more and recent examples of Romney's treachery.

You're also right about TV News and radio. FReepers would be better served reading FR. I do. I have stopped watching Fox and all but stopped listening to Rush. (I occasionally hear his show from the kitchen where DrO listens). I am much happier and much better informed.

Ron, it's late here in Mississippi. I'm not sleepy tired, but I can't type much more tonight. I want to continue our 3 way discussion tomorrow if that's all right with you?

I know all of us realize what's at stake in this election, so keep praying and trust in Him, not in politicians and always, always, support and stay on Free Republic!

See you tomorrow. God bless and Keep you.

143 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:29 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

lol!


144 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:39 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: berdie
Pace = 1 meter (roughly). 30 paces on each side = 60 paces. I can split a butterfly's antennae at that distance with my scoped .22, but bless me if I could hit the broad side of a large barn with a muzzle-loading flint-lock pistol.

Besides... challenged gets the choice of weapons. I prefer 2 lb. hand sledges. Or ball-peens.

/johnny

145 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Sidebar Moderator

What most people don’t know is that the original sidebar moderator actually did die. However, sidebar’s very talented twin brother Gil showed up and asks to join the team and be called “Sidebar” as tribute to his brother.

We decided just to call Gil, Sidebar and act like nothing happened to help with the grief.


146 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: djl_sa

Artist: Toby Keith
Song: I Wanna Talk About Me
Album: Pull My Chain
Toby Keith Sheet Music
Toby Keith CDs

Yeah, Yeah
That’s right

We talk about your work how your boss is a jerk
We talk about your church and your head when it hurts
We talk about the troubles you’ve been having with your brother
About your daddy and your mother and your crazy ex-lover
We talk about your friends and the places that you’ve been
We talk about your skin and the dimples on your chin
The polish on your toes and the run in your hose
And God knows we’re gonna talk about your clothes
You know talking about you makes me smile
But every once in awhile

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you you you you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about meeeeee (me,me,me,me-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me-background singers)

We talk about your dreams and we talk about your schemes
your high school team and your moisturizer creme
We talk about your nanna up in Muncie, Indiana
We talk about your grandma down in Alabama
We talk about your guys of every shape and size
The ones that you despise and the ones you idolize
We talk about your heart, bout your brains and your smarts
And your medical charts and when you start
You know talking about you makes me grin
But every now and then

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you you you you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about me (me,me,me,me- background singers)
I wanna talk about meeeeeeee (me,me- background singers)
(I wanna talk about me- background singers)mmmm me me me me
(I wanna talk about me- background singers)mmmm me me me me
You you you you you you you you you you you you you

I wanna talk about ME!

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you, you, you, you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about meeeeeeee (me,me,me,me-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me,-background singers)
I wanna talk about me (me,me,me,me,me,me-background singers)
Oh me!


147 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DJ MacWoW
DJ, I hear ya, and I appreciate what you are saying.

I guess I'm just frustrated at seeing this site devolve into a den of wolves.

I see long time FReepers get zotted and then others come along and celebrate and feast on their carcases.

Yeah, ridding this site of trolls is fun but this is really getting crazy.

I, have done what I can with the time I have to give, but yet if I should some how make a comment that is not acceptable and get banned, I'll get treated the same way??

There is no loyalty and reason here sometimes.

It saddens me....loyalty is a trait that supersedes ultimate agreement.

148 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: tumblindice
You bet!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMYZBVbifh8

149 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Scutter
Always sad to see someone that’s been here for a long time take off, so I do hope you’ll be back after the current hysteria dies down. And try and ignore the inevitable a-holes and suck-ups that will post nasty replies on the thread. They don’t represent a majority here - just a loud minority.

My sentiments exactly. Please do come back, it's a good forum - most of the time :-)

150 posted on 04/15/2012 7:58:56 PM PDT by Kenny
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