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  •  I thought we were supposed to stick around and (5+ / 0-)

    participate, not just drop stuff and run.

    I am wrong?

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:41:16 AM PST

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    •  I'm the diarist and I had to work (0+ / 0-)

      Until lunchtime.

      Interesting comments. I will ignore the insults directed at me.

      I don't think I can contribute much to the "discussion" when there is a lot of heat and little light.

      But the first amendment argument is nonsense since it does not apply to private property, where the owner makes the rules.

      And I would love to see the repeal of the second amendment, so that argument does not influence me. I am foreign-born, which maybe makes me not understand how Americans are so crazy when it comes to guns. I guess it's easier if you have an outsider's perspective to see how pro-gun Americans live in their own bubble.

      Also, I did not propose banning points of view or individuals, it just surprised me that a "pro-gun" group is allowed at dailykos, when (presumably) other conservative causes might not be permitted to agitate here as a formal group.

      In the wake of Newtown the "guns don't kill people" crowd has gone, in my view, from being people I disagree with, to being put in the same category as the "9/11 was an inside job" crowd.

      It is a view that, because of its consequences in places like Newtown, becomes increasingly vile to me. And may be vile enough that a progressive site may question the wisdom of having an organized group that promotes it.

      But this site is owned by Kos and he has the final, and really the only, say.

      •  This comment falls 80% of the way down the page .. (1+ / 0-)
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        gerrilea

        and only then in response to a comment pointing out that you weren't participating in your own diary when you HAD to have known you would be kicking a hornet's nest in your choice of topic.  Claiming to have been forced to wait until lunchtime, after posting at 9:49am, then not commenting until 3pm, isn't cutting it as an excuse.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:33:00 PM PST

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        •  3 pm? Looks like noon to me. (0+ / 0-)

          Are you saying that everyone on this site must live in the same time zone you do?

          •  It showed at 3:01pm on my computer. (0+ / 0-)

            The point was one should not knowingly kick a hornet's nest while at work then pretend work prevented one from being able to respond.

            "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

            by Neuroptimalian on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:57:19 AM PST

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            •  Time is expressed to your own time zone (0+ / 0-)

              It said noon on my display, because the display is set to each user's time zone. Take a look at your profile.  This is standard in most environments with comments from users.  It's is standard in email.  This is standard pretty much all over the Internet, as long as there is some way to reference where the user is relative to the Greenwich Meridian.  It's called UTC and each place in the world is given an offset from it.  

              Speaking of kicking nests, maybe you should have looked into the possibility that the author didn't live where you did.

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