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Coastie and Rick, I love this site. I mean where else can you read about your favorite hobby, help those in need, grab inspiration AND banter about things that don’t matter (or in some cases do matter)? I agree that some of the best woodworkers in the business visit and use this site. It is a treasure trove of ideas, thoughts, projects, help, etc. The list could go on and on. Another great part of the site is the OT section. Not one other site has such a cross section of our society where hundreds of different opinions can be plugged into.

Believe it or not I enjoy everyone’s opinion. The only opinions I don’t enjoy are those that would have this site turned into a dictator controlled and regulated place where only the opinions of a few matter. This is America, not North Korea, Iran, or any of the other suppressed countries where you either preach the party line or you are banned. Isn’t America all about the ability to express an opinion and not get thrown in jail.

I’m curious as to why anyone would want to suppress this. Open thought helps those narrow minded individuals that might never have come to see reality but for our ability to see and hear ALL opinions not just those of a few. It is beyond me why individuals continue to try and control what others have to say. Is it fear? Is it a lack of self confidence that their beliefs may in fact not be the truth? Are they the ones so shakey in their beliefs that they are near the tipping point?

I’m not sure what the answer is to those wanting to control our lives but I am sure that this is probably one of the best social interaction sites on the web. Facebook? Google+? Twitter? None of these come even close to the interaction that can be had on LJs. For those that enjoy a very monitored and regulated woodworking site there is always Saw Mill Creek to be had. The straight and narrow is strictly adhered to over there. If that’s your cup of tea then please join them.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 597 days ago

Those that want to control what others say have the power to control what they themselves read.

”Oh no!!!. That guy with the Jesus picture again…”

The decision to get their sensibiliites offended comes down to a click of a mouse.

Click or no click. Easy as that.

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#2 posted 597 days ago

I don’t think it’s all that big an issue…that’s what the off-topic forums are for.

For me, it’s the trolling behavior…or shock-jock language…where it seems that you (or others) want to manipulate in order to get a response. Akin to that is the lack of humility that goes into such posts.

I think, with you, people want to respond because they feel they need to feed the troll as opposed to any value in the topics themselves. You raise good questions…try letting them stand on their own.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#3 posted 597 days ago

Help me with the shock jock stuff. Examples maybe?
Thanks

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#4 posted 597 days ago

It’s like a crack whore Tweety Pie.

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#5 posted 597 days ago

The sites are like radios/tvs. There is an off/on button so to speak. I am a Reformed Druid but I don’t let the pic of JC irk me nor the content of DKV’s post though he seems to need a check up from the neck up IMHO.

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 597 days ago

You all say I need a check up and I need to be shipped somewhere but you haven’t told me why. What have I done to you, Gerald Thompson, or you, Katdaddy? Is it just that I happen to have a different opinion and it’s time to get rid of me rather than let me have an opinion? Help me understand so I can ruminate over it and perhaps change some of my ways that so upset you guys. I’m looking for helpful criticism. And, why would the pic of JC bother anyone? Come on guys I need a little more specitivity here.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Thanks renners… I thought you posted “that looks more like a crack whore tweety pie, than dkv” What happened?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#8 posted 597 days ago

Gerald and katdaddy…cat got your tongue? No answers readily available? Just like to pile on?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#9 posted 597 days ago

ok DKV

you are confusing me…you mock the people that ask stuff that has already been asked…yet you want an open forum…

pick a side would you? I’ve already opined on being in favor of the “Cheers Bar” as long as it is isolated from those that take offense (“those that take offense” is a polite way of describing people common to many other boards). In fact I think I will trademark “TTTO” as the next texting acro.

just saying…

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#10 posted 597 days ago

Teejk,
you are confusing me…you mock the people that ask stuff that has already been asked…yet you want an open forum…

Point me to the mocking so I can reply/explain. And yes you are right that I advocate for “right for an opinion” and against those that would try to keep anyone from an opinion. It’s all pretty simple.

If the “mocking” is my opinion that someone should do research before asking questions that have been asked a hundred times before and those that read the op and then jump to a response without reading anyone else’s response then I am guilty as charged.

And, it would be nice if Gerald and katdaddy explained their issues with me rather than just pile on.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 597 days ago

Quick edit Don, you know how easily some get offended. As you know, I always err on the side of diplomacy. You should try it sometime. Though then we would have a diluted DKV, and where would the fun be in that?
Incidentally, my comment about Tweety Pie was meant more as an art critique. And Afghanistan wasn’t an island the last time I checked.

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#13 posted 597 days ago

Hey DKV
I assume Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert in your posts are in jest. I certainly hope so. As a born again Christian I reserve my right to serve the Lord. I also put no one down who don’t believe but hope the hearts and minds of all people will see the truth. I don’t put anyone down as we are all sinners.

May God bless you all.

-- chocked Tn.

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#14 posted 597 days ago

Very much in jest…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#15 posted 597 days ago

My view is my opinion. No more no less. I am not a Doctor but I played doctor a lot when I was a kid.

-- Jerry

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