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To: Jedidah
Thanks. But I am more concerned we keep Free Republic going through some rocky times. And with Obama, THESE ARE THOSE.

Another freeper put it very very VERY well. I will quote his eloquent words, adding a little for clarity, and make it big and bold so people see it:

I’ve been surprised that seein’ the country come apart at the seams every day for the last three+ years hasn’t caused more crackups on Free Republic before now, frankly.

Maybe the younger ones just don’t see it as clearly, but folks in their 50s^ (like me) have seen it turn just about completely to shit in comparison to what we grew up in.

The reactions and crackups (like that thread, assuming that’s the cause) are going to throw lots of ‘normal’ ‘middle of the road’ FReepers for a serious loop in the days and months ahead. And the "shooting, riots, voter fraud and purposeful crises" part hasn't even started yet ..

13 posted on 05/14/2012 5:28:08 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Sir

I mean this as a compliment, please don’t take it any other way

In the past few days you have shown yourself to be a voice of reason and rational thought when you normally present yourself as a “Wild and Crazy guy” that would “Hit” the unhittable.

Your thoughts on the eastforker/humblegunner and other threads do much for this forum in ways diffenerent from your usual irreverent musings. You add many dimensions to the forum and I appreciate every one as I am sure others do.

Thanks much

Da Madman


21 posted on 05/14/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Lazamataz
Good, that lets me off the typing hook   ;-)

But don't blame some innocent anecdotal observations for increased suicides, internecine warfare, 'postal' incidents, etc !

Speaking of, that thread's rapidly becoming a textbook CF, as your pings have prolly shown.


oh well, nobody gets out alive anyway !

29 posted on 05/14/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT by tomkat (stop that !-)
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To: Lazamataz
Well, as Denninger said in 2008, "If you wish to juggle jars of nitroglycerin, I hope you don't mind if I ask that you do it in your country rather than in ours." (Speaking of fiat money, unsecured loans, CDS swaps, etc., etc). Speaking of which, ZeroHedge's Tyler Durden posted an article on Greece in 1 picture, with this one of the Athens, Greece, Ministry of Finance: But, as you said, Laz, the really serious stuff hasn't started (here) yet... People need to read ZeroHedge. Daily.
33 posted on 05/14/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lazamataz

I have to agree with his words, Laz, and I’ve got a few years on him. Our society has deteriorated terribly in my lifetime, and I see little hope. All I can do is speak out gently and make sure my kids stay on the right path. So far so good on that front, but they have a battle ahead.

I would add to your list that FR must be dedicated to free speech and debate. It’s wrong to villify those who disagree. It’s much better to discuss and clarify and try to change hearts and minds — or maybe even realize that your own opinions need a little polishing.

Those who can’t tolerate a dissenting viewpoint often can’t defend their own. And they’re not worth much to the cause, because we MUST speak up intelligently. An army cowering in the bunker doesn’t gain much ground.

This is a year when, IMO, any conservative who sits at home and refuses to fight deserves what’s coming at him. I can fight alongside you even if I don’t like you or agree with you on all points.

And there’s always the lovely option to ignore the trolls and ignorance. Lots of that lately. Probably more to come.

Thank you for starting this thread.


83 posted on 05/14/2012 9:31:35 PM PDT by Jedidah ("In those days Israel had no king. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.")
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