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#53599 - 09/22/04 10:06 PM Re: OT: Politics
TurboDog1 Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 342
NO!!!!!!!!! Don't take my Heroin!!!!! I can't live without it!!!!

There's a part of me (and the wife) that would like to see the thread come to a close, but the other side hopes that it doesn't, especially w/ the debates coming up, etc. In either case, I don't think that the thread should be deleted. The dialog, positions, and links posted here have been very interesting and sometimes enlightening. I would hate to see all of that go up in smoke. There was a time when I used to troll through all of the old threads when I was bored (before the basement). What a gem it would have been to come across a thread like that. That would have taken hours out of my work-day.

Fingers crossed that I am the one to push this over the 100 post threshold.

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#53600 - 09/22/04 10:07 PM Re: OT: Politics
TurboDog1 Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 342
WOOHOO!!!!.....Our little boy is all grown up.

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#53601 - 09/23/04 02:29 AM Re: OT: Politics
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
I think the suggestion to not only close but delete so vigorous and interesting a thread is absurd and offensive. Civil discourse on public issues is constructive, informative and entertaining. Asking to not only close the thread but delete it sounds like someone who not only wants to stop this discussion but who wants this discussion forgotten. Participate, PMB, what you're suggesting is censorship.


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#53602 - 09/23/04 09:11 AM Re: OT: Politics
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
i agree with turbodog.. the debates should be interesting, and you know y'all are gonna have something to say about them.. and you cant bore all your friends at work with politics talk, so you gotta do it somewhere.

i dont post in here very often, but i do read it. someone linked to a story about a reporter that was captured and held hostage for 5 days in iraq.. very interesting read.

bigjohn
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#53603 - 09/23/04 12:28 PM Re: OT: Politics
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16297
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
2x6, tsk tsk tsk. More misinterpretations on your part. I have immensely enjoyed participating in this thread and my opinion that deleting it from this audio forum are in no way meant to be censorship.

The fact is that this thread is a guilty pleasure for all of us. Yes, we love to go off topic around here, but this thread really is a sore thumb.

On the other hand, the reason the thread has done so well is that at some basic level we all feel comfortable spilling our guts among each other, regardless of how obstreperously we disagree. This comfort level we've attained is due in no small part to freedom we enjoy here on this forum.

Hmmm... well I seem to have just talked myself out of the idea of removing this thread. Nevertheless, I would completely understand if Amie decides this is not the place to host our little club, but I'd be sad to see it go.

Somebody should mirror the posts offsite, just in case that happens.
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#53604 - 09/23/04 12:36 PM Re: OT: Politics
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Axiom has always been pretty good about letting us post what we want. I think there would at least be a warning first if Amie decided the thread should go away. I don't see that happenning though. It would have happenned long ago at this point. It certainly can't have gone unnoticed. It's the lenghthiest thread I've seen on their boards.

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#53605 - 09/23/04 02:28 PM Re: OT: Politics
Riffman Offline
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Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 242
obstreperously!

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#53606 - 09/23/04 02:49 PM Re: OT: Politics
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
If I'm not mistaken this is my first and more then likely, only post in this thread. Although a part of me agrees that this thread has no purpose in a audio related site, the other part of me is drastically against censorship of any kind. By removing this thread I would consider that to be censorship. Closing it however is not censorship. Last time I checked these boards are for the discussion of audio/video related topics. If Axiom feels this thread is not in there best interests, they have every right to shut it down. It is after all there house!

If the good folks at Axiom deem this thread to be inappropriate for this forum, my hope is they will simply close it with a polite note along the lines of "This is not the place" etc.

At the end of the day, I have no use for politics, politicians etc but censorship is a rabid dog that if allowed to go unchecked will only breed and before you know it we will have a bunch of little rabid censors out there spewing what they want me to know, not what I have a right to know!

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#53607 - 09/23/04 03:29 PM Re: OT: Politics
TurboDog1 Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 342
"obstreperously" - Did you pull out the thesaurus on that one or what? ...made me pull up Merriam-Webster. See, you learn something new here ever day.

Maybe we should rename the subject line to "OT:Obstreperously" That'd get Ringmere & Chessaroo's attention

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#53608 - 09/23/04 03:39 PM OT:Obstreperously
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada

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