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07-09-2012 01:01 AM

I love it! Those who are fanatic about their causes – or – against others, are the same people who believe in the right to free speach, same as me. I would NEVER block anybody just because he / she / they / them do not agree with what I am disagreeing about. It takes a certain kind of individual who hides their head in the sand to not allow someone to disagree with someone else who disagrees with them. You want to disagree with me – I could care less. You want to dislike me for what I say – I could care less. You want to beat someone down because you do not like the words of free speach that the person is expressing – get ready – I will come to their defense. Even those who block me for exercising that freedom, no matter who they are.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 01:07 AM

I agree with you 200%

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 01:49 AM

I blocked an idiot on here once. felt good.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 01:55 AM

Freedom of speech is one thing, blocking a stalking harasser is another.

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 02:11 AM

Idiots and stalkers have just as much right as anybody else. We might not like their ideas or words, but they are still free to express them.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 02:48 AM

nobody like name callers or potty mouth drunks …. not all LJ members are made the same
early on LJ’s there was some hillbilly from up north (very north) who was sending creepy pm’s with links to what I would call child porn and the like. Not sure of his agenda. He thought it was funny.

Needless to say I blocked him.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 07-10-2012 02:59 AM

I have not blocked anyone … so far!

I will block anyone that makes a personal attack on any jock or myself.

We only know each other, for the most part, by the content we put on this site and never really know them more than that.

I know one person on this site that has put forth two, and possibly more persona, on this and other sites. So know one can really know him and that is his intent. I think he is a lawyer by the way he writes.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 07-10-2012 03:04 AM

I am so afraid of others ideas that disagree with me that i want their ideas blocked from being heard….

nah not really but if you reconize yourself as agreeing with the above you are the problem!

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#8 posted 07-10-2012 03:31 AM

Well, freedom of speech is not a guarantee of an audience…

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#9 posted 07-10-2012 03:37 AM

+1 David.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 07-10-2012 04:07 AM

You may never block anyone that’s you right, and it’s mine to block anyone and everyone I want. I would be blocking the person not the government so freedom of speech is not an issue.

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#11 posted 07-10-2012 04:40 AM

....A guarantee of an audience is…...E $ N $ T $ E $ R $ T $ A $ I $ N $ M $ E $ N $ T

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#12 posted 07-10-2012 05:02 AM

I got blocked just for asking a simple question. LJ “rance” posted a project that was a cross. I complimented him on it but asked a thought provoking question….if Jesus lived in modern times, would he make a wooden electric chair or lethal injection needle? He didn’t want his un-christ-like repsonse seen by everyone, so he responded on my home page and made some rude and false comments. He apparently missed church the day they talked about bearing false witness or loving your enemies. He made his rant and blocked me like a coward. I blocked in return just because I didn’t want to hear any more of his erroneous crap. Hypocritical? Perhaps.
What is interesting is that I never insulted him or said anything rude. He did, however.
To me, he portrayed what is wrong with representatives of Christianity today…IMO. No harm meant.

So hey, you want to come to my defense, get hold of him and let him know what a ( ) he is acting like. Have him read your post here. I agree with it. I have no problem with people challenging others.
I am new to LJ’s so you are my first buddy. There “rance” I have a buddy, happy?
Thanks for posting!
P.S. Someone might want to remind this guy that as a new member, I cannot immediately post a project. I have to wait for approval of other posts

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#13 posted 07-10-2012 06:23 AM

I agree with a1Jim!

They have the right to free speech but to what extent? You’re saying there are No Limits?

If I put up a Post and some POOP Disturber comes on there with no other intent than to turn it into a PS Match by Criticizing or Demeaning Myself or one of the Posters on there. (As oldnovice has said) Why would I NOT BLOCK HIM? Turn the other cheek and wait for him to do it again? Put up with HIS abuse of “Freedom Of Speech?” NOT VERY LIKELY!!

If You want to come to his defence? Be my Guest! That’s YOUR Choice. This is still a Family Oriented Woodworking Site. Non-Shop Talk or No Non-Shop Talk.

One of the Dual Posters on here sent me a PM 2 days ago. 4 Short and NOT Sweet words. I Replied NICELY saying I thought he had me confused with someone else and would he PLEASE identify the Post and wherever it was that the “Incident” occured. His Reply via another PM? Totally ignored my Request and 2 Short and NOT Sweet words.

So I sent him one back asking who He thought he was etc etc etc ALL within reason. Then I blocked him. I will NOT put up with that kind of BS from Anyone!

I guess you’d call that “Freedom Of Speech” all 6 Words of it.

Are “Pictures” also considered “Freedom Of Speech”? The same Guy also Posted an Entire Page of TOTALLY GROSS Female Picures and I’m not talking Nude or Revealing Pictures. I’m not a Prude by any means but they were WAY OVER THE TOP!!

There is NO PLACE for that on here! I sent a PM to get them Removed but someone beat me to it. The Entire Page was removed.

You watch what happens now. He’ll probably respond to this with more of His Bull Droppings.

A very Noble Post “rosebud”. Do I believe in Free Speech? YES! But there are Limits. One of those is “Respect For Others.”


-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 07-10-2012 06:47 AM

I think your post here is somewhat misleading.
As far as I can tell, you’ve targeted projects depicting crosses, and added your ”....if Jesus lived in modern times…” challenge to them.
It’s an interesting point, and, arguably, worthy of discussion, but I really don’t think the project page is the appropriate place to try to stir that up – it looks like someone going out to try and cause trouble in the wrong place.
As for rance’s reply, which he correctly (imo) made on your home page since it did not belong on the project page, I see neither rudeness nor falsehood.

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

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#15 posted 07-10-2012 11:59 PM

@KnickKnack….I hope you are not a lawyer, you don’t pay attention or read well. Do I really have to go through and show you where rance was in error and rude. Really? Wow. How sad.
As you stated, you are expressing an opinion “(imo)”.... which you’re giving for what benefit? So you think he was neither rude or in error. Well golly gee willikers Beave!

I was not trying to cause trouble or actually caused trouble. If my thought provoking question is not appropriate on the project page, then posting a cross is not appropriate on the project page.
To me, and others, a cross is controversial. If you post a cross, expect to be challenged on it.

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