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Goodbye Thread

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by fistful, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. fistful

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    I just wanted to say that I am going to have to disappear from the Armed Polite Society and The High Road for a while, maybe several years. I hope they are still here when I return someday. There are a number of things to which I need to pay more attention, and I spend too much time on these forums (the only ones I contribute to). Unfortunately, every paragraph I write in a thread means at least half-an-hour of pondering and composing. (I think thoroughly, not quickly!) Come to think of it, it’s probably been over a year since I’ve fired even one round. What’s worse, the wife and I just got a television, so now I’m really in danger of wasting time!

    I have really enjoyed the lively debate with some of you, and I never fail to learn something when I’m here. I never guessed there would be so many gun-nuts who are libertarian, Jewish, Pagan, cat-owners or all of the above. And this just brushes the surface of the diversity and collective knowledge found on these boards. I recall straightening out someone named Pat Rogers on the definition of “machine gun” some time ago, and wondering why everyone thought I was either gutsy or foolish to argue with him. Then I learned about his credentials. :) I would especially like to thank Hunter Rose and Salukifan for challenging my arguments, and forcing me to think a little harder. My first few months, I was pretty rough around the edges, but I have learned quite a bit about how to argue effectively and politely.

    I will be watching for response to this thread, but beyond that, I’m gonna need to quit. If you catch me responding to any other threads, please remind to shut up and go do something. Thanks everyone, and best wishes!
     
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  2. halvey

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    Don't know you, but good luck to you. :) I got rid of my home computer a while back and it's been nice being disconnected. The only time I post now is slow times at work!

    Get rid of the computer AND television and you will get a lot accomplished!
     
  3. skidmark

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    Good luck to you. Hope you sort out what needs to be sorted out.

    stay safe.

    skidmark
     
  4. Henry Bowman

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    I'm in about the same boat. I've been considering trying to break my THR addiction, . . . but not yet.

    Good luck to you. Stay safe.
     
  5. Amish_Bill

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    They allow cat owners to own guns in this country? That's it. I'm moving....

    :evil:
     
  6. AirForceShooter

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    God Speed

    AFS
     
  7. idakfan

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    Owning a Television is fine...

    As long as you don't have cable or satellite or actually watch 'television' shows.

    TV + DVD Player = Entertainment & Education

    Flame on! :evil:
     
  8. Working Man

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    fistful , good luck in your endeavors.


    Amish_Bill, what are you doing with a computer? :evil:
     
  9. Black Majik

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    Good luck man, see you on here tomorrow! :D
     
  10. SalukiFan

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    A cross-posting from APS but worth saying on THR too! :)

    fistful,

    It's been a real pleasure debating with you. Whether myself or other posters agreed with you or not, we could always tell that you put a lot of thought and effort into every post. I learned a lot from debating with you and I appreciate your logic and civility.

    We'll miss you here. Enjoy your newly freed-up time with your friends and your family (and your new TV) and maybe we'll see you back here some time.

    Best Wishes,
    SalukiFan
     
  11. middy

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    Fine, go ahead, get a life and just forget all about us... this is the thanks we get? :neener:
     
  12. alpineman

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    Good luck!

    Sheesh ... I'm trying to convince myself to THROW OUT my TV...
     
  13. dsk

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    Soooooooooo... what is the definition of a machine gun anyway? :confused:

    :p
     
  14. The Freeholder

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    Good luck--hope whatever it is works out for you.

    See you when you return.
     
  15. Lennyjoe

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    Adios Mejo.

    We'll keep the light on for ya.
     
  16. wingnutx

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    Have fun, and come on back when the situation warrants.
     
  17. akluvr

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    Good luck in all of your endeavors! Sometimes it's good to go away and blow the cobwebs out. It also makes you appreciate things when you come back (hint hint). I come here to appreciate other folks opinions and let out a few of my own, get some different views. And when the lunatic fringe in daily contact starts to get me down I come to this lunatic fringe to have some laughs and blow off steam. Hope everything works out good for you.
     
  18. XLMiguel

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    Bon chance, Godspeed, see ya up around the bend. Stay safe.
     
  19. Taurus 66

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    I don't know you, but something still needs to be said. I can understand you not wanting to visit APS anymore, but you are giving up on THR for the duration of perhaps years?? Well take it easy and I wish you all the best.
     
  20. Rupestris

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    FF,
    You have some catching up to do. Load up some mags and get outside. Best of luck to ya and we'll see ya when you get back.
     
  21. gbran

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    Goodbye Also

    I'll be leaving too, but I expect to be back by Sunday. I'll be gone all day Saturday hunting.
     
  22. fistful

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    Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

    Yeah, we don't get good reception with the bunny ears, anyway, so I might just remove those and just use it for recorded stuff. I've been without television about half of my life, off and on. I'll have to get those Firefly DVD's. Missed that one.

    Taurus 66, I suppose I'll visit sometimes when I need gun info, but I don't get much chance to play with my toys lately. I need to concentrate on other stuff, and just shoot when I have the time. If I start to carry concealed anytime soon, though, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.
     
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