For Returning Posters - The OFFICIAL Political Forum "Welcome Back" Thread!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dark Star, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Texan

    Texan Well-Known Member

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    Texas is fighting the same battle. We've just been a little more successful with it. It's not over yet.
     
  2. Ritter

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    Are you unironically suggesting that ignorance was born the day Donald Trump became POTUS? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

    That is kind of ironic because the proposition in itself is rather, well, ignorant.

    What the heck are you talking about? :laughing:
     
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  3. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Unless you have condition that prevents reading full statements or understanding them, you seem to be purposefully eliminating context and data to make a point. I made no such suggestion or even hinted at it as Donald Trump obviously di not "Create" the ignorance he portrays.
     
  4. Blaster3

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    news f*ckin flash... misinformation & fake news were born decades before trump entered the arena... both 'major' parties excel at it
     
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    PARTIZAN1 Well-Known Member

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    I was away for a while because life got in the way. With friends and relatives deciding to die, follow up for two types of cancers, and being the administrator for two estates I did not have the patience or time to give a
    proper effort arguing here. Hell arguing with the Probate Court and their taxes disguised as "fees" was enough to p.. me off.
     
  6. Just_a_Citizen

    Just_a_Citizen Banned at Members Request Past Donor

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    Been AFK for over 2 years here.

    Life threw several curveballs my way.

    Good to be back.
     
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    This site came into my orbit early in February 2017. I made 4 posts on sign-up day. Back then, I encountered an insurmountable obstacle trying to post an avatar. My avatar posted with no problem today!

    A different forum, one that I joined in late October 2016, includes a section known as the Basement... wherein the flexible rules and lighter moderation usually allow for more robust exchanges. A recent censorship issue in the Basement over my Trumper List has me at crossroads. I now have earnest interest in making this place my new preferred site.

    As a matter of history, I become vested to sites I like. I donated an average of $150/year the last two years to the other site.

    Generally, from me, if you give respect, you get respect... likewise, if you disrespect me, I engage tit-for-tat.

    Feel some Trippy T. Love! Please do not let my screen name mislead you. I don't smoke dope, drink alcohol or get high. Not to suggest I never have. For good reasons, I gave those vices up years ago.
     
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  8. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I used to MOD at that site (not in the basement) and am still an inactive member....I left for good reason and find this place much more comfortable.

    Be welcomed and enjoy.
     
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    Returning member, I don't remember being here though, it was a while back.

    Left a forum I was on for the longest time, went down the *******. Over-moderated and over-ran by a hard right clique that basically is running anyone off the forum left of Hitler.

    Shame too.

    Anyway, I was told this is a good place for open minded discussion and not a cheerleader squad. We'll see, going to dip my toe in the water.
     
  10. Sweetchuck

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    Is there a profanity filter option in play?

    I did look.
     
  11. Meta777

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    Yes, although it doesn't filter out everything.
     
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  12. Sweetchuck

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    Thanks

    How do I get to it? I did look, sorry.
     
  13. Meta777

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    Oh, sorry I misunderstood the question.
    There's a profanity filter, but its not an option you toggle atm.
    Its just always on.
     
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  14. AmericanNationalist

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    Wow, everyone. It's good to see peeps again. I'm AmericanNationalist. A Third Positionist(self-proclaimed Fascist Technocrat) who has now made his return. So, what happened people might ask? Well, I had a laptop for five years(2013-ish), it was serving me well and stuff. But then...it died. It just died like that. Battery wasn't charging or anything.

    The great irony I know with being an Authoritarian is despite my pro-State position and my propelling of the Individual Self as a key to identity, I can't say that I have wealth, influence or power which is most affiliated(even if incorrectly IMO) with the theorem. And so, I waited for months and I tried through various sources(Wish, Aliexpress, etc.) but each had its own struggles. Namely, as soon as I heard of an SSD, I wanted one. Intel 7? All the better.

    So even though I could have brought some cheap ass laptop, I ended up waiting for months and months, seemingly in vain. But then a spark came to my mind: Ebay! The last time I used ebay prior to this, was for a DVD of a series that I liked. And given the term "DVD" you can guess how long ago that was. And then I won an auction for a Dell Latitude E7250, all for $133 but with $29 shipping and handling it came to $162. Major steal right?

    Well, it came with the caveat that the entire SSD was erased, including the partition, so I had to buy a USB drive and when that finally arrived on Friday, I spent the last 72 hours wrestling with programming and using an Android Tablet to download the necessary programs to finally....FINALLY

    *Hallejuah*. I got Ubunto to upload. It's only been a couple of hours and I need to change this damn clock(It's in 24 hr format.) but damn does all of this feel good. All of it.

    I haven't kept myself out of the loop. The main reason I hadn't been on the site is because given the absolute pain of typing on that Android, I couldn't perform up to function. I couldn't engage debates the way I'm accustomed to.

    But I miss you guys, sincerely. Couldn't imagine a better group of people to civilly argue with, I mean debate :D
     
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    linux... forsake all others
     
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    Adfundum Moderator Staff Member Donor

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    Welcome!
     
  17. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Good to have you back....welcome and dive in. The water is just as tepid as you remember.
     
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  18. antb0y

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    Hello there,

    Some might remember me.
    I've been away for a little over 4 years.
    Left an old life behind, started a new one from scratch, had all kinds of crazy stuff happen to me, married, became a father.
    Not much time left for posting on a forum in the middle of all the turbulence.

    But I always stayed curious. The times they are a-changing and it’s time to get out of my bubble and see what the rest of the world has to say about.

    Boy, I missed this.
     
  19. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Welcome back....congrats on the life changes.
     
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  20. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Welcome back.
     
  21. Moi621

    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    You don't remember @Dark Star or @antb0y
    Do YOU?


    :D
     
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  22. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Not antb0y, no.
     
  23. UprightBiped

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    Thanks! As a newb, I just shot off a text to staff about this very question!

    10 seems a bit much, no?

    *Shrug*
     
  24. Aleksander Ulyanov

    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    Being a father is neat, yes?
     
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  25. Smartmouthwoman

    Smartmouthwoman Bless your heart

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    Pawn shops are great places to find laptops. You wouldn't believe how many people get them as gifts, play a few games, and pawn em the first time they need cash. Great deals. :)
     
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