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  •  One reason I don't participate much (4+ / 0-)

    in FB is the ridiculous culture that has grown up around it, one of bloodsport-politics online. I believe in what was Republican wisdom back in the 1970s and 1980s: somebody you won't win over to your views, you leave be. In canvassing and fundraising and so on, Republicans only went for the "low-hanging fruit" they could convert with their talking-points. They didn't waste time or energy on the rest. This philosophy is a big reason they did so well in all levels of politics for so many years, and are only starting to sputter a bit.

    Anyway, FB. It's all gone by the way-side, and the venue seems to invite this bloody, unproductive mortal combat between people of very different political persuasions.

    I am so not on-board with it.

    Supple and turbulent, a ring of men/ Shall chant in orgy on a summer morn...

    by karmsy on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:48:11 AM PDT

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    •  My friends mostly use it to quip around, (5+ / 0-)

      post pictures of kids, pets and scenery, and generally amuse each other.

      People who get caught up in political or religious arguments are responsible for whatever grief they cause themselves.

      Dick Cheney 2/14/10: "I was a big supporter of waterboarding"

      by Bob Love on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 09:47:19 AM PDT

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    •  It has its up-side. (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      art ah zen, FindingMyVoice, Aunt Pat

      Wil Wheaton posted a very snidely accurate post yesterday.  Something along the lines of "A social disease spread by social media - you get it from reading stupid facebook posts;  it's called "Herpiederpies."

      If you avoid the stupid posts, it can be handy if your friends are spread all over the globe.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 11:53:25 AM PDT

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