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Oleg in the mouths of DU, and elsewhere ...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by takhtakaal, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. takhtakaal

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  2. Cromlech

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    LOL

    Sorry to invoke 'Godwin's Law', but that is some serious FemiNazi drivel.
     
  3. Sindawe

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    The Sociologicalimages web page covering some of Oleg's work is interesting. 'specially with the discussion about his works.
     
  4. Cromlech

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    There seemed to be more intelligent discussion/critique on Sociologicalimages, definitely. There was a lot of blind hate at DU.
     
  5. SoCalShooter

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    I like Oleg's images. The people who did post at the DU site seemed to be acting as if they could do no wrong and no harm could ever come to them based on the statistics that they drowned their rational fears in.
     
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    I just read the thread at DU. Wow. Do we ever act like that?
     
  7. creekerdoug

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    I waded through as many of the comments on both links as I could and.....

    Now, I am a bigger fan of Mr. Volk's work than ever before. His images are timeless and very worthy of discussion. I am not someone who writes fan letters but Mr. Volk's work is terrific and I am a fan.

    I appreciate the fact that the High Road is just that; the High Road. Even though I may have upset a couple of other members a time or two I appreciate being allowed to post here.
     
  8. protolith

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    I think we just found that anti-gun message board people keep asking about! - Nope, just read some posts in the "guns" section.

    "just bought a TEC-9DC" thread - Funny, the comments in support for a TEC-9 as a collector item!

    " Legislature to tackle assault weapons ban (LA)"
    Again Funny, "Liberals" hate Sarah Brady too.
     
  9. .cheese.

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    holy crap... they get mean over there

    the comments remind me of the curse-fest that constantly goes on with Youtube videos.
     
  10. ShunZu

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    Just spent WAY too much of my time this evening reading through that drivel.

    First & last time there, TYVM.

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  11. HuntAndFish

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    Yeah, they are a tolerant bunch aren't they? Geesh....
     
  12. LawBot5000

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    No, there are two important differences between here and DU:
    1) the mods here mostly don't ban people for saying things they disagree with.
    2) people here that the mods agree with still don't get to behave like iverglas does

    Some of the mods here suck, but overall there is infinitely less abuse of power than at DU. You are free to say things that the mods disagree with here and you usually have to piss them off repeatedly to get banned.

    IMO, DU hurts progressives a great deal by refusing to allow any dissent while allowing the party faithful to engage in any uncouth behavior they wish. A lot of people that might otherwise be open to their BS are probably banned before anyone has a chance to convince them of anything.
     
  13. lysander

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    In some ways yes...just in reverse-image..a reverse image that; due to constraints placed on the membership by the moderators, in accordance with Oleg's wishes, features less profane language.

    Think about it...how often do you see "lib-bashing" here...

    I think this is a rather fine lesson in evaluating how perspective and paradigm affect the way a person both thinks and feels about something. For example, within this particular community (THR) many of Oleg's views are probably considered VERY "liberal" by many members...

    ...while over on DU he is considered some kind of misogynist pig lord. :eek:

    Some of the comments over on DU reveal that until a person's PERSPECTIVE is altered...their mind will never be changed.

    Sort of like a supporter of medical malpractice "reform" who wakes up after surgery to find they had the wrong kidney taken out...and who then finds that the system isn't really so great for plaintiffs.

    ...all that being said...bully to those who jumped over and provided cogent and well thought out statements bolstering the notion that human life is worth defending. :D
     
  14. JohnBT

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    Are you referring to the regular libs, the bleeding heart libs or the women's libs?

    I know for a fact I've never bashed either of two Jaredite kings named Lib in the Book of Mormon.

    I was banned many years ago at DU. After only one or two pleasantly polite posts. Think of the time I've saved.

    John
     
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    Ah, Democratic Cesspool. Every now and again- by which I mean like once a year- I read some threads over there just to remind myself of how the other side thinks. A lot of it frightens me... but it's like a train wreck, and I just can't look away sometimes.
     
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    Spent 10 minutes over there.

    I dummer now am! :neener:

    But seriously, not a whole lot of intellectual give and take over there, serious amounts of bashing going on, and not a lot of civility. I would consider it an honor to have most them think poorly of me. Just think, as rude as they are to each other can you imagine how they would act towards anyone who they really didn't agree with?
     
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    Styles I had this one in my sig for a while.

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    Wow, that is one of the most hateful and bigoted websites I have ever had the displeasure to view.
     
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    The DU mods ban anyone who's ideas upset them. It's classic PC thinking. Not surprisingly I got booted twice after a few posts. Everything I came to hate about my former friends on the left is wrapped up in that website.
     
  20. misANTHrope

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    Yup, the banning of anyone who doesn't toe the line is, to me, the defining characteristic of DU. I guess it's easier just to play off one another and have back-slapping matches.

    Granted, I imagine that's what THR would look like to a lot of outsiders... but at least we don't ban folks just for disagreeing.
     
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    Iverglas is relatively easy to shut down. Make her stick to a point and do not be distracted by the fifty million other arguements she pulls out of her derriere.

    I am surprised I havent been banninated there yet.:D
     
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    I got banned almost immediately (4+ years ago) after I suggested that the reason the Democrats were failing as a party was because they had betrayed the conservative base that used to make up the Solid South. I opined that without allowing the party to contain a large block of conservative members, the Democrats were going to remain a minority party.

    I told them that the problem wasn't the message, it was that no one wanted what they were selling down here. So, yeah. Banned.
     
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    The DU discussion is funny. I was tempted to register simply to reply to the gross inaccuracies of one of iverglas's posts, but alas, I must wait 24 hours because I didn't want to give them a non-free e-mail address... Unfortunately, I don't think I could stand returning to that forum for a second time, so if anyone who currently does have an account there wants to reply to post 38 on that topic, with the following wiki link, please do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger#Eugenics_and_euthanasia (of course such a reply would probably get you banned...)

    It's amazing how "progressives" are so unaware of their own ideological history... (If you haven't read Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg yet, it's a fascinating read).

    The discussion over at sociologicalimages is much better for us. Although, I think the fact some THR members have been posting over there may explain that :p Hopefully the discussion over there leads some people to help change their minds, or at least examining their own views regarding gun control. I just wish there were some forums that a lot of non-hardcore antis or fence-sitters hung out at that didn't ban people with non-PC views regarding guns... I think it would be so much easier for us to sway people over to our 'side' if there were such a place, as typical anti arguments get steamrolled in Internet debates where everyone can take as long as they need to compose their responses, and cite references. Does anyone here know of such a site? It might be a nice bit of activism.
     
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    I think I might have been banned from that site after one or two posts a few years ago. If you don't toe the party line, you get removed. Sort of a model for what society would be like if some of those people were put into power and their utopian visions were made reality.
     
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    I need to stay away from that site, even the brief visit was strongly tempting my old habit of tilting at windmills and it was all I could do not to waste way too much time replying in detail to far too many of the posts.

    As a friend reminded me recently, "Tilting at windmills hurts you more than it hurts the windmills."
     
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