You all are far to sensitive for me. It really is too bad none of you know me, and that you can't hear my voice when I have to type things.
Each of you acts as if I made a personal attack on you, and that is not the case. I responded to an article, and to certain ideas of posters. I get the feeling that I have no permission to oppose a statement, even though all three of you are quite heated about opposing mine.
You are all entitled to your opinions of me. I, however, will not form any opinions as to your abilities as posters, nor as people. I usually try to read a person's bio page before ever making a comment to that person. Some have no information on theirs, and others have information that is not personal. And still others have a little bit of everything. But none of that is reason enough to attack a poster for AN OPINION.
If you feel predators should be branded, or speeders, or thieves, or batterers, or murderers, fine. But whatever you do, no matter which side of the argument you take, make sure you have made the best opinion you can with the FACTS that are available.
And never "assume" that other posters are making "assumptions."
And for cryin' out loud: LIGHTEN UP! It's only an article, not the end of the world!
Sweetie, you are the one who needs to lighten up. You are the one who made assumptions about where one gets their information, you are NOT even the one to whom I originally posted my comment, but you ARE the one who took it personally, came off with the "o.k., one more time" nonsense about how we need to read YOUR posts before we post. You obviously have no idea how your posts come across.
Moreover, YOU are the one who knows nothing about your fellow freepers, else you'd realize we all ask clarifying questions before we jump into someone's sandbox. But your pride won't let you back down and have a calm discussion.
For the sacrifices your family has made for our freedom, I salute you and thank you. For your total lack of understanding as to how your postings come across, I forgive you. If I have somehow offended in my attempts to politely rebuff your offensive responses, I sincerely apologize.
oh. this thread.
okay. seems to me that the folks you are mixing it up with are trying to state that there is a significant difference between someone who has sex with a person who is significantly post-pubescent (ie: physically mature/adult) but statutorially under the age of consent vs. a pedophile baby-raper.