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  •  I must be missing some awfully (5+ / 0-)

    interesting posts somewhere.

    Hee.

    •  lucky you! nt (1+ / 0-)
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      BlueJessamine

      Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breathe peace, and you'll get it as soon as you like.” ~ John Lennon

      by Lady Libertine on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 02:14:33 PM PST

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      •  I've been in the gun control debates recently; (1+ / 0-)
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        and those are thick with some ignorance and crazy-talk. But that's about it. Sounds like people are riled up about stuff I have somehow managed to sidestep.

        I know I piss some people off; how I've managed to avoid the knives is... well, I dunno. Probably because I'm not really a big presence here, I just pop in for a few days at a time and then I'm busy in real-life again and won't be back for a week or more...

        But it looks like things here are mirroring society at large: polarization-- "anyone who doesn't completely adhere to my interpretations are the enemy!" We can see similar things happening among the GOP-- the Teabaggers vs. the realists, Libertarians vs. Theocrats, etc.

        I don't get too worried about it because this sort of entrenchment pretty much guarantees that not one damn thing will get done because no one faction will achieve sufficient critical mass to get anything done; certainly not if they cling to inflexibility in the process. And since there's nothing to be gained but frustration... may as well kick it in neutral and coast until something changes the game.

    •  ouch (0+ / 0-)

      hmm.

      People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. -George Carlin

      by downtownLALife on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 02:30:34 PM PST

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