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Forum topic by knothead posted 10-23-2011 07:15 PM 2684 views 0 times favorited 102 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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knothead

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10-23-2011 07:15 PM

I mean really…......... There are political forums out there if you want to CONSTANTLY read that stuff, most of it ends up in a disagreement anyway, so why clutter up this board with it?

I admit that I spend more time thinking politics that I should but when i want to think something else…...Say, not politics, I come here for the change of pace.

Just my 2 cents worth

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ellen35

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 07:45 PM

Amen… and the same about religion too!
(no pun intended!)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 08:30 PM

+1 for knothead…..I have no interest in hearing or reading about either one…..so I don’t. I “el paso” on them post… I don’t even bother with them…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 01:04 AM

Poli and Religo posts are a WASTE of time. Long ago I decided I would not post to them. No matter what, a person is not going to change their beliefs and stance from some web forum.

I agree….wish all poli and religo posts were deleted by a filter.

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 01:13 AM

Good grief, there’s no pleasing some people. You have to take steps to even get into a “political” thread, and you’ve taken them to complain about them. That mouse in your hand won’t take you anywhere you don’t tell it to. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 01:28 AM

I agree with you Knothead(and Ellen35). I get hammered enough on TV with the politics while trying to find news. If it isn’t politics it’s about some “person” in hollywood being pregnant. After a while it gets kind of like three day old fish…

-- Life is good.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 01:42 AM

Here we go AGAIN

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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thedude50

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 02:14 AM

the point is that people with common interests like to talk politics. just go to the coffee shop in a logging community you hear whats wrong with the country in a farming community it will be different in a woodworking forum i care what my friends are thinking politically.since we have common ground chances are we see things similar. I care what my seniors think you know the other thing that bugs me is that this was a non topic when everyone was bush bashing but now that its time for the same to come to Obama you all call foul well i say if you don’t want to read politics pass it by let the rest of us enjoy the freedom of speech i fought for as a marine

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 02:31 AM

Forum Topic – ask a specific question or post a specific request regarding woodworking techniques or tools”

When one goes to make a new forum topic this is the description of what should be in it. So, it is actually a ‘shop area’.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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miles125

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 02:33 AM

Just consider religion and politics in the realm of philosophy. Then consider some woodworkers and artist are a curious and passionate bunch about how their peers view the subject. It’s just not for the easily offended who tend to become defensive. But they know who they are and generally talk strictly woodwork. No big deal.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 02:55 AM

Back to the same old, same old, this subject gets more play than cutting boards and pens – combined.
The Non-Shop area is like an Open House with rules, it’s a place to air your frustrations, happiness other interests and much more. You even have a category that tells you it is NOT shop related so that you can avoid it. Really simple to understand and execute choice.
The thing that amazes-es me is that the originator has actually taken part in previous political discussions and other Non-Shop talk discussions, so what are we looking at here? Other WW topic posts and discussions are not allowed to contain non-shop talk – and they don’t, so why is there such a hue and cry about non-shop talk in a non-shop talk area?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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thedude50

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 03:22 AM

i agree Rex maybe we should re name the off topic area the free speech area if you don’t know what it is to not be allowed to speak your mind then you might just give this right away. too much whining about the few political threads that don’t dominate here I think i will start a political thread just to see who cant resist putting their 2 cents worth in .

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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dakremer

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 04:01 AM

If u don’t want to see the politics then don’t open the thread. Pretty simple. A petty complaint causing more trouble and drama than the political threads themselves. I don’t like the political threads and I hate these threads even more – I don’t like the political threads but guess what??.... I don’t open them. It’s so awesome – its like they aren’t even there

These “I hate political threads” are now more numerous than the political threads themselves!!! Haha. Give it a rest. Also if ur computer and mouse are forcing u to read these threads, I’d think about getting a new computer and mouse. If ur hand is forcing u to open and read these threads, I’d go speak to your neurologist.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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HawkDriver

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#13 posted 10-24-2011 09:49 AM

Complaining about complainers…....

I guess it’s just one big group of unhappy people :-)

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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KnickKnack

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#14 posted 10-24-2011 11:24 AM

I don’t want to get into whether or not politics and/or religion should be discussed here, but I do want to address this point, which I’ve heard many times, and I believe to be untrue…

Poli and Religo posts are a WASTE of time. ... No matter what, a person is not going to change their beliefs and stance from some web forum.

True it may be that very few people will change their mind as a result of a web forum discussion. But that’s not to say that the people taking part, and the people watching, can’t be learning stuff the while.
There’s an interesting “belief” discussion going on right now elsewhere. People have made points, supported by references, and I’ve learned things from that.
There’s a gun control discussion just starting, which caused me to look into some things, and I’ve learned from that. Sure, there’s no way (almost certainly) that I’m going to change my stance on guns, but I’m already a better, more informed person for having read/participated in the thread.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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dakremer

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#15 posted 10-24-2011 03:37 PM

HawkDriver I’d complain about your statement but then I’d be complaining about complaining about complainers…...

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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