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Old 11-01-2010, 10:09 AM   #160
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Originally Posted by tompe View Post
Yes, but usually a subject line does not express an opinion that you can disagree with or dislike. It is still a bit strange to me that people need extra protection to open up a thread. If they can choose to join a group they should be able to choose not to open up a thread.

It is a pity that people that could contribute to a good discussion choose not to see the subject line sp they cannot choose to join a discussion they are interested in.
I don't need to be protected, but I was a bit offended just by the title of the thread and the fact that someone felt that there needed to be a discussion on that topic. If someone had posted a similar thread and chose another religion, people would have screamed in protest. As it was, I kept out of the fray but monitored to see what was said. And as it turned out, the vitriol from both sides made my stomach turn. I don't see that as a type of environment most people here at MR are really very interested in spending time. Making a new sub-forum, as Alex and the mods have done, seems to me to be a good solution for all involved here at MR.

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Originally Posted by AprilHare View Post
Would discussing the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear count as a political discussion?
After all, it was meant to be non-partisan..
That's how it was billed but that's not how it went down. It became very political in the end, I'm sorry to say. Say what you want about the Glenn Beck rally (and there is a lot that can be said) but at least it was billed as exactly what it was with a very clearly defined agenda.

But I guess all that is better left to the new sub-forum.

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For most people in the world, that sounds like the wrong way round. Red is traditionally associated with the left wing of politics (red flag = socialism), and blue with the right wing (most conservative parties use blue as their colour).
Here in the States it is most definitely: Red - Conservative; Blue - Liberal.

I, for one, choose to see my self strongly in the Purple category!
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