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What's up with all the fighting? (here on FR)
djf

Posted on 10/06/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT by djf

OK, as usual today I read through a dozen (actually probably more) threads about various subjects.

I am interested is seeing the news. I am interested in reading other peoples opinions about what is happening.

Just about every thread I visited had such a huge amount of rancor and spite and outright viciousness it was practically unbearable.

So what is up with all the fighting? Why does every thread turn into a room full of drunk badgers, wolverines with an estrogen overload, and cross dressing hyenas?

Don't we have the ability to be even just a little bit civil with people we disagree with? Are we not adults here? Or at least trying to be?

I finally realized why I've been getting the urge alot lately to pop "Lord of The Flies" in my DVD players!

I understand that people have strong opinions about politics, but it's getting to the point I'd be scared to go to a FReeper party because I KNOW it would turn into a flash mob brawl!!

Calm down folks! Switch to decaff or something!


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1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:45:44 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf

Probably a combination of less-than-inspiring candidates, and the grinding hell of a declining America.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:48:59 PM PDT by greene66
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To: djf

And...Here...We...Go!


3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:49:08 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: Fledermaus

@#$%^%^& ^&&&*()(@*)(*#@)#*$)(*$)(&Q#)%)(*


4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:50:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: djf

I have the conch shell! You may not speak Piggy!


5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:50:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: djf
I say that there is a war coming. A lot of folks think there will be a civil war, and there will be two sides. Us and Them. Left and Right. Red and Blue.

I don't agree. I think there will be 37 different sides and a whole lot of blood. Everybody is angry at the world and everyone feels like no one can be trusted, no one is really on "my side".

Ugly ugly ugly.

6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:50:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: djf
a room full of drunk badgers, wolverines with an estrogen overload, and cross dressing hyenas?

I move that these species be used to replace those idiotic viking cats and moose. And maybe even the Manatees, although they tend to be peace-keepers.

7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: djf

“What’s up with all the fighting? (here on FR)”

Support my candidate or yer a dirty rotten stinky pinko commie!/s


8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:07 PM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: djf

Things have always been pretty feisty here...that’s just the way it is.

But even by FR standards, I have noticed an uptick in gratuitous slamming of people for the most innocuous of statements. I’ve always skipped over the rough and tumble for the most part, but I have to say it’s starting to bother me now.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:19 PM PDT by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You’re right. We’re in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:19 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: djf

Mostly trolls...happens every time around election time. People come on here and try to sway one way or another.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 8:52:34 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: djf

Who u think you’re talking to punk?

(just kidding)


12 posted on 10/06/2011 8:53:33 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: djf

Relax. Everything will be better when everyone comes to the realization that I’m always right....


13 posted on 10/06/2011 8:54:35 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: unkus

“You’re right. We’re in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.”

Yeah...I agree.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 8:54:44 PM PDT by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: unkus

“You’re right. We’re in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.”

Yeah...I agree.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 8:54:55 PM PDT by Harpo Speaks (Honk! Honk! Honk! Either it's foggy out, or make that a dozen hard boiled eggs.)
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To: djf

It will die down. Basically is boils down to the fact that there are so many FRiends devastated by the SP news, and they are throwing predictable fits/meltdowns and then the SP-haters are throwing fuel on the fire trolling them into fights.

I would know, I threw my tantrum yesterday. I’m feeling better today, still very disappointed/depressed, but better.

There is a reason for her decision and whatever outcome results. God only knows what that reason is, but I’m okay with that.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 8:56:17 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: djf

Oh, no. You just posted a vanity. Grrrrrrrr.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 8:56:25 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: djf

Calm down?

ROTFLMAO!


18 posted on 10/06/2011 8:56:53 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: the invisib1e hand

Manatees!

LOL!!


19 posted on 10/06/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Harpo Speaks

Stop the *&^%*&^%*& double posts!!!!!


20 posted on 10/06/2011 8:57:33 PM PDT by Maringa
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To: djf
I put up a thread called "More Than 100 Days Ago" intending to generate an interesting discussion about Palin.

You should see the juvenile remarks and taunts and insults that now pass for "discussion" here on FR.

21 posted on 10/06/2011 8:57:38 PM PDT by sklar
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To: djf

22 posted on 10/06/2011 8:57:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: greene66

Pretty much.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 8:57:58 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood. Seriously.)
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To: djf

Large parts of the facade of the American Century are collapsing in front of people and there has been very little preparation for the transition. Reagan wasn’t a saint. Bush wasn’t a saint. Bush II wasn’t a saint. Palin isn’t a saint.

FR has a large contingent connected to the military, mention to them the need for the DoD to cut their budget by 45% just to stop the increase in debt, and they go ballistic.

FR has a large contingent connected to Law Enforcement, mention to them the need for Law Enforcement to cut their budget back to levels before 9/11 just to stop the increase in debt, and they go ballistic.

FR has a large contigent connected to government social safety net redistribution, tell them that SS, Medicare, Tricare, Medicaid, VA Benefits, etc will have to be cut back to halt a total collapse, and they get mighty upset.

The vast majority of Republican politicians in the last six decades failed the American Republic. Many on FR worked hard to get those men and women into positions of power, and to tell them that these pols have abused their powers to the point that Western Civilization will need civil unrest and a debt jubilee to reset the debts, makes those Freepers mighty upset.

And on and on.

All of these facades will crumble before the reality of the new American landscape as the pie shrinks and the survivors fight for scraps, and the election of 2012 will be a big big deal, a turning point mentioned in history books in the coming centuries.

Everyone, from FR and every other online forum, and every person on the street, will get nasty as we approach a generally recognized consensus that our collective goose is cooked and there is no escape.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 8:58:23 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: djf; All

It isn’t complicated. With 3 yrs of zero and his corrupt administration, and despite the 2010 elections, we feel like we’ve stood still, if not lost ground. zero is at a negative and we can’t knock him out. The right is leaderless, rudderless.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 8:58:29 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Harpo Speaks

I agree.

JimRob’s rule on no name-calling goes a long way toward civility for just a little effort.

The more it is ignored, the more it is ignored.

Pretty soon it sounds like “them” around here.

Plus, the value of FR is, at bottom, when it is used as a place for people to have substantive, intelligent discusions and analysis. If every thread is nothing but “you stupid,” “no, you stupid,” FR stops providing value.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:59:27 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I move that these species be used to replace those idiotic viking cats and moose. And maybe even the Manatees, although they tend to be peace-keepers.

Manatees taste pretty good if you grill 'em medium rare after marinating them in a nice snail-darter sauce.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 9:00:52 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: djf
So what is up with all the fighting? Why does every thread turn into a room full of drunk badgers, wolverines with an estrogen overload, and cross dressing hyenas?

And the problem is....?

Free speech at its' finest. The best ideas are the ones that are put through the crucible of open debate, taking as much heat as possible.

Passions are high, because so much is at stake. Better that rhetoric and debate help to blow off some of that steam, rather than powder and bullets.
28 posted on 10/06/2011 9:01:17 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: djf

I think it is a sign of the times during a primary fight.

I belonged (past tense) to a Tea Party group here in Tiny Town that was blown to smithereens by groups of rabid supporters of various candidates. Fortunately, there is still a large TP group nearby that is a little more sane.

I love FR...wouldn’t change it for the world. I love the opinions.

I just don’t post to threads that might cause the world to fall on my head.

That being said, sometimes I don’t know that the world may fall on my head for what I consider to be an opinion. ;)


29 posted on 10/06/2011 9:02:02 PM PDT by berdie
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To: djf

Steve Jobs was a genius, Amanda Fox is innocent, Rick Perry sucks, Mormons ain’t Christian, butter’s better than margarine, Kenny G is fabulous, you got a problem with that?


30 posted on 10/06/2011 9:04:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I think there will be 37 different sides and a whole lot of blood

My protest movement will be focused on ponies. Every American should get one free pony of their choosing from the government. I plan to round up thousands of bronies and assorted fans of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic show. I think I can turn out quite a crowd for occupation and seizure of various playgrounds around the nation beginning very soon. We will carry really cute signs of AppleJack and Fluttershy which will make those mean tax payers agree to our demands. Our protests will be bloodless for now.... But once it becomes clear we have no way to feed or take care of our ponies, we'll be back for more of your tax money and darn it, things could conceivable get bloody if we had any weapons or knew how to use them. If you do, please don't hurt us, we only want ponies....

31 posted on 10/06/2011 9:05:41 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: djf

Family Blood always tastes the sweetest. -Angelus


32 posted on 10/06/2011 9:05:47 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: EEGator

Don’t call me Piggy!


33 posted on 10/06/2011 9:05:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: djf

I’d say something. But I’m on a timeout.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: djf

You can thank dimwit trolls for a lot of the infighting. They live to stir discontent on FR. I would say most of the people bitching and moaning are DU(or other dimwit org)trolls.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:38 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Grunthor
...yer a dirty rotten stinky pinko commie!

I have even noticed long-time, solidly conservative, patriotic Freepers with a staunchly conservative posting history are being labeled thusly.

36 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:42 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood. Seriously.)
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To: Allegra

Careful!!

Some people are highly allergic to snail-darter in any form!

Might I suggest the “Creme d’owl Spottee” instead?


37 posted on 10/06/2011 9:07:09 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf
There's a great deal of anxiety about the state of the nation, about the economic morass, about the quality of candidates willing to run against Obama. The polarization of the American people has strengthened under this regime.

Some of the aggravation is bleeding into the usual candidate vetting. Too much if you ask me. I'm concerned for the volatility between the both sides and among those who disagree with the Obama policies.

We saw it with the debt ceiling battle. We're seeing it with the candidates.

There's no one running who is able to unite and inspire our side. Cooler heads must prevail going into 2012 or the opposition to Obama will tear itself apart.

At this point, I expect Obama will win reelection.

38 posted on 10/06/2011 9:07:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: Harpo Speaks

I’ve been noticing for most of the year now.

Some posters just like to cause havoc, and the Mods let them. They even let them come back after being banned.

There seems to be some uncivility allowed by certain Freepers, and this is growing into what you see today.

SOME can be allowed to break all the rules, and other Freepers notice. If only some are allowed and others notice, it is not surprising that it has come to all feeling like they can behave like they have the mods backing.

I have seen this for more than a year now.

I hardly come here anymore because of it.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 9:08:10 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, Kenny G stinks!


40 posted on 10/06/2011 9:08:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Now you’re starting another pissing match! I suppose you don’t dig the art of Barry Manilow either?


41 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: djf

I’ve always liked Connie Francis. Who’s up for the challenge?


42 posted on 10/06/2011 9:12:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Up until Kenny G, I was with you...


43 posted on 10/06/2011 9:13:39 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: sklar

“You should see the juvenile remarks and taunts and insults that now pass for “discussion” here on FR.”

I believe what you’re saying. It shows something important; it shows that FR is drawing interest based on its reach and its steadfastness. It shows that lots of interlopers feel they have to come to FR to attempt to disrupt things just like the lame dweebs who are doing all this “Occupy” crap! They hate seeing us making our message heard.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 9:14:41 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: djf

Me stressed??? Don’t touch me damnit. Don’t even look at me.


45 posted on 10/06/2011 9:14:43 PM PDT by lwoodham (There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: djf

46 posted on 10/06/2011 9:15:30 PM PDT by shibumi (Goi! Rode, Goi!)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgI5DMVegIk&feature=related


47 posted on 10/06/2011 9:16:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: glock rocks

Shut up. Just shut UP!

Just ONE TIME...$%3%%*+*$!’:;/

(Heh)


48 posted on 10/06/2011 9:16:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: djf
...folks...

That sounds like you are personally picking a fight with me. Since you are calling for more civility, there will be only one way to settle this.

A Duel.

49 posted on 10/06/2011 9:16:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Just the commercial jingles...


50 posted on 10/06/2011 9:16:47 PM PDT by EEGator
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