snail, passes on his regards and thanks to those who ran him off...

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Same old board it's always been.

...a little less porn maybe since loyd's departure

A cliche here, a mob there, finger pointing, accusations, big egos and a few narcissistic stories mixed in.

People change, but this board goes on, big fuckin deal.

 
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One of the ancient tales of LABusas centers around a conversation atop Fox Hill at Laguna Seca at a World Superbike race, 2002 maybe, don't think it was the last one in '04.

ducmanic, a whole human, breed Hollyweird with a strong gearhead presence on one side, the embodiment of the character Paul Newman played in Sometimes A Great Notion on the other, some... vegetation... between them.

No more ducmanic, he's moved to the other side of the wheel. Snail went like a pebble tossed from a tire tread.
 
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People's opinions are just that, opinions. They shouldn't matter too much that they get in the way of friendships. But the constant harassment of people on here by the majority who don't share their opinion must get tiring after a while. I can see why Snail closed the door on us. The sad thing is that his absence from here is a great detriment to the board, whilst we really have nothing to offer him. For a few here the board is a one way street. Many left never to return and I am betting (and I am not a betting man, ask those who played that strange card game with me at Dino's house) that many just got fucking heartily sick of the constant low grade rage posted against them every time they put fingers to keyboard.

It is beyond argument that Snail is one of the most interesting and genuine people to post within these hallowed walls. He is a tolerant, kind and generous person to us with his time, his money and his home. But he is no 'snowflake' and even a man as tolerant as Snail has to stop suffering fools at some point. If some people can't see that their incessant political ranting and savagery impacts negatively on others who are as mentally strong and life experienced as Snail then they need to reassess what the fuck they are about because I can almost guarantee that the vast majority of the board here would rather listen with rapt engagement to a story spoken by Snail than read the constant political rantings posted in 'Bike Talk'.

The door doesn't need to be smacking Snail in the ass on his way out. It needs to be smacking some of you fucking boring mother fuckers in the face, hard, to wake you the fuck up and knock you off this Möbius strip of political ranting you seem to be determined to ram in people's faces at every opportunity.

This is why the board has been withering these last years. Wake the fuck up and stop the fucking poison...
One of the best replies here....ever!

I tried to hit like over and over and over because this reply deserves more than just one "like" from me. Fucking well said!!!
 
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The departure of Snail (regardless of the reasons, and regardless of his politics) is a big loss for labs, for one simple reason- he added worthwhile, thought-provoking content. Over the years, we've lost a lot of our content providers, and are left with too many 'me too' posters (I don't mean, 'Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you' type of 'me too'- I mean nut-swingers who don't have an original thought in their heads and add 'ditto' to those who do, and attack posters instead of cogently countering their points or arguments).

We've lost lots of good people, and most left because they got tired of the bullshit, and their absences are still noted, even after several years- there are other posters with thousands of posts who could disappear for months before anyone even noticed they were gone, or until someone wanted to ring their bell on one of the few subjects on which they've displayed any actual knowledge.

Too many of us have knee-jerk responses to any comment that doesn't jibe with our hard-wired political beliefs, and their first reaction is often to attack the poster rather than the post (I'm not saying I've never been guilty of that myself, but I try not to do that). Snail had problems with current government policies and said so, and many people here went after Snail personally because they were so offended that anyone dared to speak out against the current administration- it's like Snail took a personal shot at them, which he definitely didn't do. There are guys still stalking him from thread-to-thread, and he stopped posting entirely- they can't let it go.

He just got tired of the bullshit, and it's too bad, as he was needed around here. If labs ever comes down to the point where it's just a couple of like-minded content-adders and the 'me too' guys, then it will be time to turn out the lights on this place.
 
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The departure of Snail (regardless of the reasons, and regardless of his politics) is a big loss for labs, for one simple reason- he added worthwhile, thought-provoking content. Over the years, we've lost a lot of our content providers, and are left with too many 'me too' posters (I don't mean, 'Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you' type of 'me too'- I mean nut-swingers who don't have an original thought in their heads and add 'ditto' to those who do, and attack posters instead of cogently countering their points or arguments).

We've lost lots of good people, and most left because they got tired of the bullshit, and their absences are still noted, even after several years- there are other posters with thousands of posts who could disappear for months before anyone even noticed they were gone, or until someone wanted to ring their bell on one of the few subjects on which they've displayed any actual knowledge.

Too many of us have knee-jerk responses to any comment that doesn't jibe with our hard-wired political beliefs, and their first reaction is often to attack the poster rather than the post (I'm not saying I've never been guilty of that myself, but I try not to do that). Snail had problems with current government policies and said so, and many people here went after Snail personally because they were so offended that anyone dared to speak out against the current administration- it's like Snail took a personal shot at them, which he definitely didn't do. There are guys still stalking him from thread-to-thread, and he stopped posting entirely- they can't let it go.

He just got tired of the bullshit, and it's too bad, as he was needed around here. If labs ever comes down to the point where it's just a couple of like-minded content-adders and the 'me too' guys, then it will be time to turn out the lights on this place.

Dude... No way

I've been called a gypsy, a nazi, a thief, a fugitive, a taxcheater, a conspiracist, a dick, an asshole etc etc etc

I dish it back with a little extra on top and move on.
This motherfucker was snippy that one day motherfucking Trump, getting things off his chest, he got some shit for it, in the usual Labusas fashion and he threw a geriatric tantrum blaming everyone but himself and his decisions, then stormed out of here.

If i had been throwing a tantrum he would ve said the same, stop blaming everyone for your problems. When his turn came, he forgot all about that and had a pissy fit like a 16 yr old bitch.
For a 65-70 yr old lumberjack he sure acted like a little girl.

He had zero reasons to leave. Nothing changed with this board we have the same clowns the same assholes the same faggots and they re all the same they ve always been.
People are here cause they can fuck with each other, push each others buttons, laugh cry whatever.

Tinny the fucking communist, BB the fudge packing thief, YSR the bad jokester, Billetman the scientist... They all have a little voice here, as fucked up as they are.
Are you saying they should be more sensitive towards ppl throwing tantrums?!

That's what we re here for man!
We re just waiting for the next tantrum so we can join in and throw our 02 cents in.
Snail will be better off on some anti Trump retiree forum if he's that fucking sensitive.
 
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Dude... No way

I've been called a gypsy, a nazi, a thief, a fugitive, a taxcheater, a conspiracist, a dick, an asshole etc etc etc

I dish it back with a little extra on top and move on.
This motherfucker was snippy that one day motherfucking Trump, getting things off his chest, he got some shit for it, in the usual Labusas fashion and he threw a geriatric tantrum blaming everyone but himself and his decisions, then stormed out of here.

If i had been throwing a tantrum he would ve said the same, stop blaming everyone for your problems. When his turn came, he forgot all about that and had a pissy fit like a 16 yr old bitch.
For a 65-70 yr old lumberjack he sure acted like a little girl.

He had zero reasons to leave. Nothing changed with this board we have the same clowns the same assholes the same faggots and they re all the same they ve always been.
People are here cause they can fuck with each other, push each others buttons, laugh cry whatever.

Tinny the fucking communist, BB the fudge packing thief, YSR the bad jokester, Billetman the scientist... They all have a little voice here, as fucked up as they are.
Are you saying they should be more sensitive towards ppl throwing tantrums?!

That's what we re here for man!
We re just waiting for the next tantrum so we can join in and throw our 02 cents in.
Snail will be better off on some anti Trump retiree forum if he's that fucking sensitive.
The difference is that you go after others constantly, and are often the initiator- you do it in threads they're not even involved in- you love that kind of bullshit. You don't 'move on', and you do everything you can to keep it going- you go after Choptop constantly, and he hasn't posted here for years (I'm not even saying who was right/wrong- it's an example of not 'moving on'). It's how you (seemingly) want it- that's your way, and that's fine, but you're making an incorrect comparison. I'm not saying you're a 'bad' poster and you do add content, but you're a much different type of personality.

I was talking about Snail, not you- I believe he saw labs from a different angle- he didn't thrive on the 'hate'.
 
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I havent said shit about Choptop other than the fact that AD has the same approach. He ll argue any poster he ll say he s a conservative, while sucking liberals cock 'n balls.

He reminded me a lot of Choptop.
Was i supposed to pick a current posting member to compare to AD so as i dont bring up Choptop or...?
I dont even think that way. If someone reminds me of Wickedspeed i' ll say it, why should that make a difference?

I could give a fuck if Snail stayed or left. He obviously wanted to leave so stop blaming everyone for him leaving. Snail has said plenty to other members in the past and nobody had a hissy fit over it nor did anyone leave.

Fucking lumberjack drama queens. Pfffft
 
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OK- we see it differently- I had my say and I'm done with it.
 
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The departure of Snail (regardless of the reasons, and regardless of his politics) is a big loss for labs, for one simple reason- he added worthwhile, thought-provoking content. Over the years, we've lost a lot of our content providers, and are left with too many 'me too' posters (I don't mean, 'Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you' type of 'me too'- I mean nut-swingers who don't have an original thought in their heads and add 'ditto' to those who do, and attack posters instead of cogently countering their points or arguments).

We've lost lots of good people, and most left because they got tired of the bullshit, and their absences are still noted, even after several years- there are other posters with thousands of posts who could disappear for months before anyone even noticed they were gone, or until someone wanted to ring their bell on one of the few subjects on which they've displayed any actual knowledge.

Too many of us have knee-jerk responses to any comment that doesn't jibe with our hard-wired political beliefs, and their first reaction is often to attack the poster rather than the post (I'm not saying I've never been guilty of that myself, but I try not to do that). Snail had problems with current government policies and said so, and many people here went after Snail personally because they were so offended that anyone dared to speak out against the current administration- it's like Snail took a personal shot at them, which he definitely didn't do. There are guys still stalking him from thread-to-thread, and he stopped posting entirely- they can't let it go.

He just got tired of the bullshit, and it's too bad, as he was needed around here. If labs ever comes down to the point where it's just a couple of like-minded content-adders and the 'me too' guys, then it will be time to turn out the lights on this place.
I’ll throw my hat in with those that disagree with a lot of this

Snail was a unique case where his exit is owned entirely by him
 
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I’ll throw my hat in with those that disagree with a lot of this
Fair enough- I don't agree with much of what you've posted regarding Snail either (though I'm not saying you didn't also make some fair points).

I'm not really looking for your agreement, and your lack of it (based on your previous comments) is no surprise- I'm satisfied with my assessment and don't need validation for it (and I didn't particularly expect it from the majority).
 
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I don't know who moderates this joint...but they should be taking shovels to throats on the cretins that pollute this board with their bullshit.
Gobrian is cool. I don’t know why you have a problem with him. :ducmanic::ducmanic::ducmanic::fu::fu:
 
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Well, you know, I try not to let it go to my head- I'm nothing if not humble.:D
 
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... Snail had problems with current government policies and said so, and many people here went after Snail personally because they were so offended that anyone dared to speak out against the current administration- it's like Snail took a personal shot at them, which he definitely didn't do. There are guys still stalking him from thread-to-thread, and he stopped posting entirely- they can't let it go.

He just got tired of the bullshit, and it's too bad, as he was needed around here. If labs ever comes down to the point where it's just a couple of like-minded content-adders and the 'me too' guys, then it will be time to turn out the lights on this place.
Yes it is a shame he wont post anymore. He felt like Trumps policies were targeted at him and read like he was owed something. BilletMan BilletMan conveyed what a previous admin did to him in a similar situation. With legalization of weed... I would think he could have an ample ground floor opportunity but he complained about the paperwork involved. Something I can empathize with but also learned that its not as daunting as it seems. I have 2 friends growing on the east coast, north of the mason dixon, completely legal, profitable, & within the confines of the law... so I question the reservation. Also Ive heard that with legalized weed... use amongst teens is down significantly as well as tobacco & ecigs but these grower guys cant produce fast enough to cater to demand in pounds. They sell out in a day after harvest.
Domestic motorcycle sales are still in the shitter compared to the 2008 industry benchmark high of 1.1 million units.
 
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Yes it is a shame he wont post anymore. He felt like Trumps policies were targeted at him and read like he was owed something. BilletMan BilletMan conveyed what a previous admin did to him in a similar situation. With legalization of weed... I would think he could have an ample ground floor opportunity but he complained about the paperwork involved. Something I can empathize with but also learned that its not as daunting as it seems. I have 2 friends growing on the east coast, north of the mason dixon, completely legal, profitable, & within the confines of the law... so I question the reservation. Also Ive heard that with legalized weed... use amongst teens is down significantly as well as tobacco & ecigs but these grower guys cant produce fast enough to cater to demand in pounds. They sell out in a day after harvest.
Domestic motorcycle sales are still in the shitter compared to the 2008 industry benchmark high of 1.1 million units.
I would move to America and help Snail grow weed. I don't smoke it so his profits are safe with me. I used to smoke it many years back in my 20's but two consecutive 'whiteys' fucked me up to the point that the smell of it now knocks me sick. I struggle with the nausea when I am around people who smoke it but I try not to show it. Anyway, I could help Snail grow that shit and I believe the medicinal uses of cannabis are becoming more valued every day...
 
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I would move to America and help Snail grow weed. I don't smoke it so his profits are safe with me. I used to smoke it many years back in my 20's but two consecutive 'whiteys' fucked me up to the point that the smell of it now knocks me sick. I struggle with the nausea when I am around people who smoke it but I try not to show it. Anyway, I could help Snail grow that shit and I believe the medicinal uses of cannabis are becoming more valued every day...
smoking it is the "old" way of ingestion ala unfiltered cigarettes! How many cancers did those filters fight? They are under appreciated as a protective health measure. Edibles seem like a convenient no evasive way to attain the same bennies.
The botany and temp control science involved is mine boggling just to get a consistant product let alone a bumper.
 
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None of your fucking business...
smoking it is the "old" way of ingestion ala unfiltered cigarettes! How many cancers did those filters fight? They are under appreciated as a protective health measure. Edibles seem like a convenient no evasive way to attain the same bennies.
The botany and temp control science involved is mine boggling just to get a consistant product let alone a bumper.
Ah I forgot about the edibles! Imagine the work we could do on Snail's land with him? He would need security too. Hapo with his amazing shooting skills and mental savage dogs flesh shredding dogs.

Wait.

No. Not Hapo.

Never Hapo.

Unless we could get Tinhead working there too as his required Yang to Hapo's dark and dangerous Yin...
 
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I would move to America and help Snail grow weed. I don't smoke it so his profits are safe with me. I used to smoke it many years back in my 20's but two consecutive 'whiteys' fucked me up to the point that the smell of it now knocks me sick. I struggle with the nausea when I am around people who smoke it but I try not to show it. Anyway, I could help Snail grow that shit and I believe the medicinal uses of cannabis are becoming more valued every day...
Yes, yes... except your help always seems to come in the form of vomit.
 
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Ah I forgot about the edibles! Imagine the work we could do on Snail's land with him? He would need security too. Hapo with his amazing shooting skills and mental savage dogs flesh shredding dogs.

Wait.

No. Not Hapo.

Never Hapo.

Unless we could get Tinhead working there too as his required Yang to Hapo's dark and dangerous Yin...
Well it is the Gold Coast and the strategic vantage point should make securing the premesis pretty easy. Then there is the whole Pacific just a short drive to dispose of breachers! :D
 
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I'm so labs I wore this shirt today- it's still holding up OK, and it's probably been in the washing machine over 100 times- Tony didn't cheap-out on his shirts. How many years has it been since V's party? I can't remember.

31EAAEC1-6CA5-4867-880B-68116B8DDEBD.jpeg
 
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I'm so labs I wore this shirt today- it's still holding up OK, and it's probably been in the washing machine over 100 times- Tony didn't cheap-out on his shirts. How many years has it been since V's party? I can't remember.

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I am wearing one of my shirts today too. A gift from Floyd in 2008...
 

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By 'working' I mean you sit around enjoying the view, testing the product and making sure Hapo doesn't shot at things a that aren't meant to be shot at. Its more of a retirement hobby...
See, on this side of the pond, 'working' means somebody expects me to do something when they say to. It doesn't matter one whit that I have hippie type love for Snail, Hapo, and you, the only boss of me these days is the wife's asshole fucking cat.

FUK WORK!
 
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Well, for those people who get their vaginas hurt by "right wingers" all i gotta say is GET USED TO IT.

The whole world is experiencing a right wing populist movement.
Just look around you, France has turned right, Britain, Brazil, Hungary, Poland... shit even Greece voted right. With Merkel gone Germany is about to go extreme right.

The right wing wave is strong, hang on for the good ride
 
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See, on this side of the pond, 'working' means somebody expects me to do something when they say to. It doesn't matter one whit that I have hippie type love for Snail, Hapo, and you, the only boss of me these days is the wife's asshole fucking cat.

FUK WORK!
Lol, dude you just stopped working at 75 and play it off like you've been outta work for decades.
You slaved your whole life. You've got what? A couple years if that, based in your unhealthy looking carcass, yea enjoy your retirement buddy. Lmao
 
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Well, for those people who get their vaginas hurt by "right wingers" all i gotta say is GET USED TO IT.

The whole world is experiencing a right wing populist movement.
Just look around you, France has turned right, Britain, Brazil, Hungary, Poland... shit even Greece voted right. With Merkel gone Germany is about to go extreme right.

The right wing wave is strong, hang on for the good ride
It's not about being pussy hurt by right wingers, at least that is not the point I was making WP. Its about being bored by the constant political yapping. Have we really covered every other subject so as to be stuck with fucking politics in every fucking thread?

And as regards the 'good ride' that you claim is offered by the resurgent extreme right wing, last I remember that didn't turn out too well for Germany...
 
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It's not about being pussy hurt by right wingers, at least that is not the point I was making WP. Its about being bored by the constant political yapping. Have we really covered every other subject so as to be stuck with fucking politics in every fucking thread?

And as regards the 'good ride' that you claim is offered by the resurgent extreme right wing, last I remember that didn't turn out too well for Germany...
They were anctious Lucky...
This time it will turn out ok, you ll see
People are talking politics cause for the first time in a looong while, they have sonething to be happy about.

They have a pres who is funny, against the political grain, a guy who is obviously pissing in a lot of ppls cheerios and this guy makes us happy.

Look who we had before him... Black faggot with a man wife, idiot Cabal leader s son who couldn t put a sentence together, Cocaine kingpin and his murderous wife, i mean... We had zero to be proud of.
Trump is the highlight of our lives dude. We cannot talk enough great things about him. He is truly unique as far as presidents go. We will probably never have anyone like him again.

If that pisses off people, turn to the next post. But I'm telling you, the right wing wave is coming and for those with sandy vaginas, get ready...
 
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You just want a fall guy when the Christian Decency Network satellites produce the digital evidence of Mr. Lucky buggering a Roosevelt Elk while Hapo watches through a high mag rifle scope from afar while Snail is gone fishing for a week with Hook.

It's tinheads fault his job was to be keeping us from doing dumb disgusting things!

No thanks, fuk work, find yourself another chooch.
 
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It's not about being pussy hurt by right wingers, at least that is not the point I was making WP. Its about being bored by the constant political yapping. Have we really covered every other subject so as to be stuck with fucking politics in every fucking thread?

And as regards the 'good ride' that you claim is offered by the resurgent extreme right wing, last I remember that didn't turn out too well for Germany...

true to a point... funny how the Third Reich lost... on paper


yet America took over their special weapons... and so many more "details'' of the Reich went into our "system"

are You sure We really won that war... or is it still being fought internally ?
 
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It's not about being pussy hurt by right wingers, at least that is not the point I was making WP. Its about being bored by the constant political yapping. Have we really covered every other subject so as to be stuck with fucking politics in every fucking thread?

And as regards the 'good ride' that you claim is offered by the resurgent extreme right wing, last I remember that didn't turn out too well for Germany...
I just want less government and less government intrusion into my life.
They know fuckall what I need as they don't have a clear picture of just who I am and
instead have placed me into a little box with their own label...
...I fucking hate little boxes...
...I just want to be free to ride my machine, without getting hassled by the man...
...and I wanna to get loaded.
 
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Discernment, separates the wheat from chaff.

More difficult with shit covering one's goggles.
 
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The departure of Snail ......
I agree with most (ditto)

But when he attacked trump he would mention trump voters with derogatory names if I recall, which were personal attacks.

I'm very surprised he left considering he should have the thickest skin around.

Perhaps his generation just wasnt used to the back and forth.

I'll definitely miss his pictures and stories.
 
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Tony didn't cheap-out on his shirts.
Funny how we can become attached to certain things from a sentimental standpoint... I'm mourning the impending demise of my Seascape shirt, finally disintegrating after 15 years and at least three washings:

seascape.jpg

As far as the political bullshit here goes- if you can't take the flak, then don't throw it and that's where I drew the line with Snail... he started on a tack where disagreeing with his views was sucking "Turnip" dick, and at that point it is game on and I don't give a fuck who you are... he actually got a lot of slack at first out of the respect he's earned here, but sorry chum that isn't an infinite resource.

I am not and never have been a fan of Donald Trump, but my loathing for what the Democrats have become makes me increasingly tolerant of his aberrations- to the point that I'd be delighted to see him re-elected to the complete and utterly crushing humiliation of whomever the Dem candidate is, and if he gets to replace RBG and Kagan and Sotomayor too then all the better. If you don't care for my views on that "okay", but if you want to stick a fang in me over it then expect one in return.

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I agree with most (ditto)

But when he attacked trump he would mention trump voters with derogatory names if I recall, which were personal attacks.

I'm very surprised he left considering he should have the thickest skin around.

Perhaps his generation just wasnt used to the back and forth.

I'll definitely miss his pictures and stories.
I'm not so sure it's a skin thickness issue but, more of a "Hey! my head stops hurting when I quit hitting it against this brick wall...
...and I'm able to get much more enjoyable projects done around the place plus, holy fuck! I'm not wasting my freshly repaired spine on sitting around here bullshitting..."
 
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As far as the political bullshit here goes- if you can't take the flak, then don't throw it and that's where I drew the line with Snail... he started on a tack where disagreeing with his views was sucking "Turnip" dick, and at that point it is game on and I don't give a fuck who you are... he actually got a lot of slack at first out of the respect he's earned here, but sorry chum that isn't an infinite resource.

I am not and never have been a fan of Donald Trump, but my loathing for what the Democrats have become makes me increasingly tolerant of his aberrations- to the point that I'd be delighted to see him re-elected to the complete and utterly crushing humiliation of whomever the Dem candidate is, and if he gets to replace RBG and Kagan and Sotomayor too then all the better. If you don't care for my views on that "okay", but if you want to stick a fang in me over it then expect one in return.

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gobrian77

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I'm not so sure it's a skin thickness issue but, more of a "Hey! my head stops hurting when I quit hitting it against this brick wall...
...and I'm able to get much more enjoyable projects done around the place plus, holy fuck! I'm not wasting my freshly repaired spine on sitting around here bullshitting..."
Yup, that's more what is was, I think- his views turned against the tide, and that means fighting a crowd here, and it gets to be too much of an effort after a while. I don't think he was 'run off'- like many who have left, he just got tired of the BS that drives this place, for both good and ill.

We almost never add new people (maybe one or two every five years or so) and we definitely lose more than that to voluntary departures and people dying (were getting to be old motherfuckers here- we used to all be in our 20s, 30s, and 40s- now add 20 years to each number)- attrition is gonna take this place (and the rest of us) down sooner or later, by choice or by time.
 
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hagrid

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And what does your help come in the form of? I have never seen you present to help in any way, shape or form at any of the many LAB meets I have attended...
Shut up and drink your paracetemol.
 
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ysr_racer

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Well, for those people who get their vaginas hurt by "right wingers" all i gotta say is GET USED TO IT.

The whole world is experiencing a right wing populist movement.
Just look around you, France has turned right, Britain, Brazil, Hungary, Poland... shit even Greece voted right. With Merkel gone Germany is about to go extreme right.

The right wing wave is strong, hang on for the good ride
You sir deserve a bagel next time I'm in Florida !!
 
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