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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:20 PM
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Here's what delights me most about DU
It's a big tent not an echo chamber and every so often we learn something.

How 'bout you?

:popcorn: :bounce: :hide: :party: :rant:
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:21 PM
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1. I agree with you but would like to add that it helps me hone my arguments
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:22 PM by Veritas_et_Aequitas
when debating. I don't know how many times I've had a new perspective brought to my attention in the economics forum.

Edited for spelling
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:23 PM
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3. now let's work on your splelng
:grouphug:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:22 PM
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2. Yep.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:23 PM
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4. I like all the hot chicks.
:spank:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:24 PM
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5. DUuuuuuuuuude
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:26 PM
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6. Hey, I'm shallow.
:P

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:28 PM
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7. Ditto
I enjoy getting reprimanded on my views or behavior any time I start an original post.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:35 PM
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9. I usually play it safe with my original posts
like a photograph or something. Nobody's going to tell you that your picture sucks. Well, on second thought, you never know. I can remember getting blasted in the lounge once for posting pictures of Iditarod sled dogs. :rofl:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:59 PM
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12. I've been corrected and chastised so many times,
that I have given up on reading replies, unless someone posts "LOL" or "ROFL" in response to a reply. There are far too many people here ready to jump all over you if your opinion, belief, habits, behavior or lifestyle are 1 degree askew from their view of what is right and wrong. I think I'd rather sit in church, where the scolding is rote and predictable, than face the gauntlet of this web site any longer.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:11 PM
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17. Hang in there, Bob.
We're not all so bad. :hug:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:52 PM
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23. Oh I know.
What would a discussion forum be without conflict though. It would be just a guestbook.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:49 PM
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37. There is not shortage of complete dicks on DU....
but they are far outnumbered by people who would rather provide constructive criticism.

After ~2 years hanging out here, I have yet to put anyone on "ingore".
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:03 PM
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14. Seriously?
How can someone hate sled dogs? I guess I can see the objection to the way some people treat some dogs, but anyone who's ever spent five minutes with a sled dog knows how much they love to run.

My daughter, through a school project, became obsessed with the Iditarod last year. SO much so that I took her to Juneau this summer to see the dogs. We're actually looking for a place where she can go Hang out with the dogs in the lower 48 (they race in California, which is right next door) and she's constantly harping on me to get a job somewhere -- ANYwhere -- in Alaska.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:17 PM
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19. Yeah, seriously.
I understand that the Iditarod is controversial to some people, but I've been a fan for as long as I've been here (1975). It's just a great Alaska tradition, and, as you say, the dogs love it. My husband and I are going out to Nome for the finish this year, and we can hardly wait. He volunteers with the dogs every year, and we go to the ceremonial start downtown and then out to Willow for the restart, but this is the first time to Nome. We'll be out there a week.

I'll be putting together an Iditarod photo gallery on my Smugmug page (my sig line) when we get back in March, so if you're interested keep that in mind. I have galleries from the past two years, but, of course, they're just the start, not the finish, which will be so much more fun.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:58 PM
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25. I rodeo Amtrak 600 miles and the repeating movie was that obnoxious Disney sled dog movie
the dogs and race are cool though


:thumbsup:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:32 PM
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8. I don't get out much,
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 10:32 PM by Blue_In_AK
so DU is one of my windows to the world, plus after all we've been through together, a lot of you I consider my friends. I think we all have a need to communicate, and this is a safe place to do it. I've learned a lot here in the past four years.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:51 PM
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10. I like it when people call me names.
The spankings are fun too.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:55 PM
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11. Alright, Asshole. Bend Over and take it like a masochist!!
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:39 PM
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21. Well. You made my nite.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:55 PM
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24. don't be a
douchebag
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:00 PM
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13. first rec?
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:04 PM
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15. Free beer.
:beer:
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Blue Dog Dominion Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:15 PM
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18. Where is this free beer of which thou speaketh?
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:58 PM
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26. Mmmmm, beer!
:toast:
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:08 PM
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16. K&R
:thumbsup:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:21 PM
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20. I dunno. I think it's a big tent all right, but there's a lot of echos.
But that's okay. I just hang out for stock tips.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:47 PM
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22. echoes and
clowns :bounce: :bounce:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:44 AM
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27. I agree....
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:59 AM
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28. It's not an echo chamber until Forbidden Topics are discussed.
:evilgrin:

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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:28 AM
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34. then it's a Memory Hole
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 10:29 AM by omega minimo
:yoiks: :hide:
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B o d i Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:07 AM
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29. I get a real kick out of the ironic ads sometimes
Like, in a thread about Jack in the Box outsourcing their drive thru order takers to India, I saw an ad for "We can help you outsource part of your business and increase your profits!" or in a thread about something Ann Coulter just said and there was an ad there to buy her latest book.

Maybe I just have an odd sense of humor though...
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:46 AM
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30. Here's what I think;
It's a big tent not an echo chamber and every so often we learn something.

Anyone else?

:silly:

Seriously, I get a kick out of the idea that the freeptards-types think all the bickering is some kind of 'weakness'. Those with one mandated message don't do 'discovery'.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:21 AM
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31. In the begininning it wasn't just once in a while
I learned government from these du wonks and am very grateful. My monthly amount I send is listed under continuing education. I hope my accountant isn't reading.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:25 AM
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33. more often would make it worth the time spent
:think:


"My monthly amount I send is listed under continuing education. I hope my accountant isn't reading."

:spray:

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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:45 AM
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32. Same here.
Edited on Sun Jan-25-09 05:50 AM by Le Taz Hot
Despite the fact that, on a regular basis, we are urged to never question any Democrat at any time about any thing. Oh yeah, and how we have to all be JUST LIKE everyone else and be PC at all times. Fuck that. Viva la difference!

Edited to add: My sig line pretty much says it all. :evilgrin:
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:32 AM
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35. Agreed. knr!~
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 10:38 AM
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36. I Like How If Someone Is Really In Need Of Attention, They Can Just Post A "DU ROCKS!" Thread.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:54 PM
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38. For sure
I've learned so many new things here - or been inspired to look things up.

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:55 PM
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39. Affirmative on that.
Redstone
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:33 PM
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40. When it works like that.
When dissent is not censored or bullied, it can be great.

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:36 PM
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41. I have even changed my Opion at times.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:00 PM
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42. sometimes an echo chamber would be nice
"and throw 'I love you' echoes down the valley, and then lie awake at night 'til they come back around."

"Friends agree with friends in order to express friendship. Enemies disagree with enemies in order to express enminty" Kurt Vonnegut

Myself, I like a hearty debate, like a good chess game. A good chess game means, of course, a challenging opponent who gives a good fight and then loses graciously. :o
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