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Date: 04/04/13 02:00 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    Link: This Is How You Retire - Step 1) Find Parking Lot. Step 2) PROFIT
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I sounds like an urban myth... but I hope it`s true.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Urban myth. Not true at all.http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    so old
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    A friend of mine would stand outside a crowded bar and lean against the wall right next to the door. When people came up to the door he would hold his hand up like he was showing them an invisible ID. They would pull out their wallets and show him ID. He would then hold up two fingers in front of them. They would then hand him $2.00. When he had enough for his next drink he would go back inside.

    The important thing is that he never said a word to those people. He couldn`t get in trouble with the bar owner/management for it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    It`s just a story, but a believable one because we all know how inept government is.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    FAKE

    @Crakrjak just as inept as you and everyone else
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    PoptartinSD Female 40-49
    178 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    It`s not even a true story... It`s an urban legend

    snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    People have tried this scam at the San Diego Zoo, which has free parking. There are several signs throughout the parking lot that state: we do NOT charge for parking. If anyone attempts to collect a parking fee from you, they are NOT employed by the zoo. Please report such persons to city police (phone number for the police)

    Apparently, someone thought of this a long time ago. This post is bullpoo, of course.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    @HolyGod: I f I were a Mod? You`d have a week long vacation for vicious, personal attacks.

    There`s NO place at IAB for that kind of crap.

    @FancyLad? @Mods? Banhammer please? Just a week will do.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    @5Cats - You need to relax, man. I don`t think it was a "vicious, personal attack" at all. HolyGod is just pointing out the fact the he constantly b*tches about the gov`t but if it wasn`t for gov`t assistance he`d be screwed. Hence the remark about "biting the hand that feeds."

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    when they contribute nothing.
    Oh? You know FOR A FACT that he`s never worked a day in his life? You got some proof? No? Then STFU, k?

    His story is: (If I may paraphrase it)
    - He worked
    - He got disabled
    - He LEGALLY applied for assistance
    - He got it.

    SO: Unless you`re saying he`s NO LONGER ALLOWED to hold a 1St Amendment Right because he`s collecting "insurance" (which he -paid- for)? Stfu already!

    How is what I said a personal attack?
    You`ve answered your own question, go refute yourself.

    HEY! You blind person, don`t complain! EVER!
    HEY! You paralyzed guy! Get off your lazy ass and WALK!
    HEY! You in the wheelchair, no access for you! Learn how to climb stairs by yourself!
    HEY! You in the coma, if you cannot feed yourself? You DESERVE to die! Lazy b-tard!
    & etc.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    @WhoDat: This isn`t the first time, and yes it absolutely is an off-topic, person assault.

    If he`d commented on his sexuality? Used words I cannot get past the IAB censor? You`d be OK with that?

    If he`d insulted his skin colour, again with vulgar words, that would be fine with you?

    What he claims is "the truth" is nothing more than HIS opinion, which is blinded by his bigotry and hatred of all who dare disagree with HIM.

    He insults me constantly, but I put up with it.

    When he slanders someone else? I take exception.

    You`d sit idly by while (lets say) a guy in a wheelchair got bullied? I think not...
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    @5Cats - Personally, I really don`t give a f*ck who says what. I`m tired of all the politically correct bullsh*t we`re force-fed, not just in the US or Canada, all over the world. If you let words offend you then that`s on you, but they`re still just words.

    The way you approached HolyGod saying if you were a Mod you`d ban him and then saying, "@FancyLad? @Mods? Banhammer please? Just a week will do" sounds like "Mommy, mommy, mommy, HolyGod said a bad word, go punish him!"
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    @WhoDat: If I complained directly to @FancyLad, would that be "better" or "worse"? I did you know, complain directly.

    @HolyGod: Your attempts to change the subject and deflect the meaning of what you wrote is pathetic. Pitiful even.

    Yes. Come in here and s.hit on the hand that feeds you.

    IAB isn`t a proper place to complain about the government? News to me!
    Unless you`re suggesting @FancyLad has been feeding @CrakrJak...

    You hate the government so much?

    So merely casting DOUBT on "the government" is HATE now? Gosh a LOT of IABers "hate the government".
    And even if it were true? Check out that "1st Amendment" y`all have. Doesn`t require "loving the government" to exercise it.

    Stop living off of government handouts and go get a job you lazy hypocrite.

    Self explanatory.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    "IAB isn`t a proper place to complain about the government?"

    "So merely casting DOUBT on "the government" is HATE now?"

    Take a deep breath... breathe out slowly...

    I can see that you`re all worked up and going on one of your rants/tantrums so I`m probably just wasting my time anyway but here goes...

    That`s not the point, he was merely pointing out the hypocrisy of someone who constantly complains about the gov`t yet depends on gov`t assistance to survive.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Yeah 5cats has done the same thing to me once. He said something in the vein of putting myself in some form of danger in the context of our debate that would`ve resulted in my death. Then got scared by my response and whined for the mods to drop a "banhammer" on me.

    @5cats you really are a coward who constantly runs in hiding crying for "banhammer" from mods when YOU stick YOUR own foot in your mouth.

    Here`s where you`re 100 % losing in my view 5cats, Holy said nothing offensive but you`re saying in your mind he did say something offensive, but then you go throw out these analogies like, "If he`d commented on his sexuality? Used words I cannot get past the IAB censor? You`d be OK with that? If he`d insulted his skin colour, again with vulgar words, that would be fine with you?"

    WHY THE FRAK ARE YOU TRYING TO PUT WORDS IN HIS MOUTH?????

    Worry about yourself and let the mods do their job.


    THANK GOD YOU`
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    ...`RE NOT A MOD 5CATS.


    And for the record, if CrkrJak is on government assistance and poos on the government, then he`s a D*CK.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    Just read the posts
    5cats - think you may have over re acted
    a tad
    no harm done
    tomorrows another day eh
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Just don`t do it while you live off of government welfare.
    ic @HolyGod: You lose your human rights by accepting insurance payments that you paid for. Obviously!

    I just get sick of hypocrisy.
    You`ve NEVER complained about the government before? In your life? Under Bush? You DID? Well that makes you a hypocrite for complaining about hypocrisy... ironic, eh?

    So the first amendment doesn`t cover what I said
    "Hate crime is not protected under the 1st Amendment" Seriously dude, bigotry against the disabled is a `1st Amendment right` in your mind?

    Holy said nothing offensive but you`re saying in your mind he did say something offensive
    @peaking: Racism, sexism, bigotry? It`s all the same stuff. Calling someone a racial slur is NO different than attacking their "disability".
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    Personally Hope the story is true
    good on the guy for such a 25 year scam
    its the council and zoo management sorts at fault for not noticing
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm
    5cats - let it go now
    no good getting all wound up over internet waffle sire
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    face palm 5cats,

    that`s what you`re not getting. He didn`t attack his disability, he attacked his dismissiveness of the government that actually makes his life easier living with a disability.

    BIG DIFFERENCE.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    seriously let it go 5cats, there`s always going to other posts.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    That`s not the point,
    @WhoDat: Then what is the point? I`m angry and upset, but comparatively calm (compared to other times I`ve ranted, sorry about that time @peakingo!).

    @WhoDat: If you were in a bar, and someone started screaming insulting "cripple jokes" at a fellow in a wheelchair (just an example of an obvious handicap) You`d just sit idly by?
    How about if you knew the guy in the chair, that he`d been injured through no fault of his own?
    If it was the 2nd or 3rd time the other guy had done this?

    You`d sit idly by? I just don`t think so.

    5cats - think you may have over re acted
    @ferdyfred: It`s possible, I have "zero tolerance" for bullies.
    a tad
    Thanks! We`re both entitled to our opinions. But NOT @CrakrJak! He has NO rights because he accepts disability!!!
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    "It`s possible, I have "zero tolerance" for bullies. "

    5cats, this statement amazed me, you are seriously one of the biggest bullies on this site.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    @holy, don`t even get started on the hyprocacy of their statements verses their views of people on welfare.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    @5cats, I`m not a grudge holder, all water under the bridge, which is how this thread should end.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    He didn`t attack his disability, he attacked his dismissiveness of the government that actually makes his life easier living with a disability.
    @peaking: I fail to "see the difference" here. @HolyGod used personal information to attack someone`s RIGHT to voice his opinion.
    Someone who collects insurance can no longer EVER complain about the Insurance Company?
    If ONE branch of the government assists you (which you paid for, keep in mind) you`re NO LONG allowed to complain about the REST of the Gov`t?

    I don`t see the difference between attacking someone based on skin colour, which they have no control over, OR their DISABILITY. Unless @HolyGod has some proof that @CrakrJak is a fraud? Then it`s a personal attack.
    Negro? Disabled? Both "may be true" but it`s not acceptable to -slander- based on that.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    @5cats, I`m not a grudge holder, all water under the bridge, which is how this thread should end.

    Sounds fair enough. I try to NOT let previous arguments or disagreements colour my opinion of someone. At least not too much...

    So if someone says something smart or funny? I`ll compliment them! Even if we cussed at each other a couple of days before. You drathead! (;-))

    I don`t recall ever being "a bully". You may need to look up the meaning of that word.

    Crazy is as crazy does.
    See?

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    5cats
    its the internet mate
    I know your doing the honorable thing
    done it myself on a few occasions
    and its easy to get carried away, I know

    but whatever you state or anyone else states
    will just waft away as the post dies off
    I have no beef with anyone on here never have
    just have to step back and let go
    like I said before tomorrow is another day
    will all be done and dusted finished
    and be looking at kitteh

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    You n Gerry are my favorite posters
    love your comments n such
    but sometimes you just have to ignore angry
    or provocative posts
    just get dragged into a flamer
    and this is not good for the soul
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    robinbeirne Male 18-29
    126 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    I`m from Bristol, this is an urban legend, never happened.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    its the internet mate
    I know your doing the honorable thing

    Thanks! I used to b*tch more, I think I`ve improved a little over the years...

    will just waft away as the post dies off
    True that, we live in a disposable world these days... (I`m so old!)

    and be looking at @kitteh9

    I saw her first! ;-) She`s the best Mod since @OpieBreath!
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    robinbeirne Male 18-29
    126 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Here
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    Ha Ha
    Me the same Im a grey beard now
    with a 12 year old mind
    sad really !!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    Fair does
    On kitteh9
    Let you go on that one!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    @robinbeirne
    darn shame that
    be nice if it was true dude!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    ``She`s the best Mod since @OpieBreath! ``
    Oh god yeah
    no arguments there
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    Ha Ha
    Me the same Im a grey beard now
    with a 12 year old mind
    sad really !!
    12? Woah! Way more mature than me...

    And my beard, uncut since Dec 02/12, has become 90% grey... it`s "Santa-Like"! :-) Jolly, eh?

    G`night all!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    Ha ha
    goodnight good squire
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    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
    217 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    5cats has a santa beard? You guys have GOT to stop talking about what you look like. You`re killing my visions of you. If I saw Gerry and it wasn`t this image I`ve had in my head for years, I don`t know if I could accept it.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    Wow, WTH is going on in this thread? Okay everyone to a neutral corner.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    "If you were in a bar, and someone started screaming insulting "cripple jokes" at a fellow in a wheelchair (just an example of an obvious handicap) You`d just sit idly by?"

    @5Cats - Wow, man, just... WOW!!! He wasn`t insulting him because he has a disability. What he did, was call out CJ because he constantly b*tches about the gov`t, which is TRUE, and that he relies on gov`t assistance to survive, which is TRUE, and that by him constantly b*tching about said gov`t he`s biting the hand that feeds, which is TRUE. He then said he had suggested in the past, if he is able to use a computer, there are companies that hire disabled people to work from home, using a computer doing customer service or data entry type work. The reply he got was something to the effect of, "Those kinds of jobs suck, I don`t want to do that."

    Show me the part where HolyGod insulted him BECAUSE HE HAS A DISABILITY.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    5Cats, one thing I noticed about you (and I`m not sure how to say this, but offer it as sincere food for thought for you). You are very skilled at missing the point. You know how opposite magnet poles repel, that`s how you and the point behave in discussion.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 3:33 am
    I`m one of those people who runs away at the first sight of a bar-brawl. >Next.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 4:30 am
    This thread is entertaining.

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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    937 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 6:48 am
    @ Paperduck: Opposite poles attract...just sayin`
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 7:17 am
    Doiknowyou: oh yeah, I meant like poles. It was late.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 7:24 am
    @Doiknowyou

    What if they`re polish poles???
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    SilentFart Male 40-49
    114 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 9:03 am
    This is almost true...
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    @WhoDat: If I complained directly to @FancyLad, would that be "better" or "worse"? I did you know, complain directly.
    Well done 5Cats, it worked. Fancylad`s banned HolyGod for two and half weeks. Well done you, give yourself a pat on the back, way to go sister.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    5cats has a santa beard? You guys have GOT to stop talking about what you look like.
    @SnapsForMe: LOLZ! That comment brightens my day!
    It`s only about 75% grey, I looked a little closer...

    Wow, WTH is going on in this thread? Okay everyone to a neutral corner.
    @Kitteh9: The "three knockdown rule" is in effect?
    ...and the referee stops the fight at "Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:19:49 PM" with the TKO victory going to... @5CATS!
    :cheer:

    @paperduck: No offense taken. I do sometimes have a "unique viewpoint" on things. I hope it`s correct, but admit I do make mistakes. Sometimes the "obvious" eludes me... but I don`t think that`s the case here.

    @Doiknowyou: :-D Nice catch!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    Well done 5Cats, it worked. Fancylad`s banned HolyGod for two and half weeks. Well done you, give yourself a pat on the back, way to go sister.
    @davymid: I know for a fact you yourself have banhammered people for racism. One particular fellow who managed to sneak derogatory remarks about "n-word" into every posting...

    So yes, I`m pleased that @FancyLad took this seriously. There`s a world of difference between disagreement and flat-out hate speech.

    I`ve said some really DUMB things too, but:
    > I`m apologetic about it (once I smarten up)
    > I listen to "gentle reminders" from @FancyLad, @The_Mods and yourself too!
    > I don`t think I`ve ever "crossed the line" that @HolyGod did. And if I had? I`d deserve a hammering too.

    I hope @HolyGod comes back, I`ll be ignoring him, of course, but it`s not MY place to "kick him out".
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    Also: IF I were a Mod, I wouldn`t ban him myself. I`d ask another Mod or @FancyLad to do it.

    Why? Because I`m personally involved and I could be making an emotion driven mistake. I`m not an "unbiased" Moderator in this, so I`d NEVER slam the hammer based on my opinion alone.

    And I`ve complained about others before. Some complaints were ignored, others not. It`s not MY website, but I do have a right to point out what I believe are violations of... well, common decency!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    Hopefully My Final Remarks On This Subject:
    (But I`ll still respond to questions or comments, politely of course!)

    If similar things had been said about person X`s sexual orientation? Person Y`s skin colour? Person Z`s "hobbies"? I`d say the same thing. I`d stick up for them even if I didn`t "agree with them" on the boards.

    I`m guessing that @CrakrJak doesn`t need my "help" in this matter, and I assure you he has nothing to do with MY complaining. He might even say I`ve made a big fuss over nothing! BUT It`s my opinion, @CrakrJak has nothing to do with it. Although I`d certainly take his comments seriously, pro or con.

    (I resisted naming specific IABers, good call eh? THAT would be DUMB on my part.)
    (I`ve also cut down on the "lolz" and the "eh" a little, though my smiley use is up recently...)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Oh, I declared "TKO Victory" BEFORE I read my e-mail OR @davymid`s post.
    Just for the record: it was not about the banning at all.

    ("Go to a neutral corner" is what a boxing ref says when there`s a knockdown or a standing 8...)
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    5Cats

    "Oh, I declared "TKO Victory" BEFORE I read my e-mail OR @davymid`s post.
    Just for the record: it was not about the banning at all."

    No worries. The mods just emailed me and apologized for the banning. After they went back and reviewed my ACTUAL comments they realized you were being overly dramatic, distorting, and downright dishonest.

    So congratulations.

    Not that I feel I need to reiterate since EVERY person on here but you got it, but I NEVER insulted his disability and NEVER would. I insulted him for being able to work and CHOOSING not to. I don`t really care if you don`t see the distinction. Go ahead and re-read the comments because EVERY other person sees it.

    How is it possible to think you are right when EVERY comment says you are wrong?

    I know I have said it before, but this time I PROMISE that this is the last comment I ever make to you.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    Just for the record, I had absolutely NOTHING to do with the banning or unbanning, wasn`t even part of the conversation.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Funny, I was about to write that 5cats is really acting like a bully now rubbing salt in the wounds of a ban that shouldn`t of happened. Especially when you consider that Holy can`t defend himself now.

    Seriously, that last comment was really cheap 5cats.

    Welcome back Holy and I`m glad the mods reviewed this thoroughly and reinstated you.


    I think at this point 5cats I wouldn`t be surprised if the mods are reviewing you. I`m not trying to be mean, but this is what you`re putting out there for us to react to dude.

    After reading this line, "And I`ve complained about others before. Some complaints were ignored, others not. It`s not MY website, but I do have a right to point out what I believe are violations of... well, common decency!", I`ve come to realize that you`re IABs habitual 911 caller.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    davymid

    "I had absolutely NOTHING to do with the banning or unbanning"

    I know. 5Cats just emailed fancy that I said I hoped Crakr`s mother got raped and immolated or some other lie and i got banned before anyone actually read my comments. I knew no rational person would ban me. Every other commenter on this post got it.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    If that`s true Holy then that deserves a paddlin`
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    peakingo

    "If that`s true Holy then that deserves a paddlin`"

    Pretty much everyone on here knows who and what 5Cats is, including the mods. That`s paddlin` enough I`d say.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    HolyGod I had been monitoring the thread last night. If you had said any of those things I would have banned you myself, but I saw what you wrote and it wasn`t anything out of the norm at all. So that`s why I didn`t ban you last night and why you were un-banned today.
    I talked with Fancy and he had not read the thread before he banned you. I had.
    I think 5cats may have misunderstood the wording of your statement, and in true 5cats fashion over reacted. There was no need to write Fancy.

    This should have been a non-issue and was escalated for no good reason.

    People get too hot headed in these threads sometimes.





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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    kitteh9lives

    I appreciate that.

    "I think 5cats may have misunderstood the wording of your statement"

    I`d like to think so. However I and several other people tried to explain it to him repeatedly. It`s cool. It was the final lesson I needed. Getting involved with him just ruins my IAB experience.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    distorting
    @HolyGod: Welcome "home" eh?
    By distortion you mean I copy & pasted exactly what you wrote? I guess I`m guilty! How horrid of me! Accurately quoting what you really said!

    that I said I hoped Crakr`s mother got raped and immolated or some other lie...
    Jesus Tapdancing Christ! I copied EXACTLY what you wrote! I linked the thread! I said this was inappropriate, which in MY opinion it is!
    But YOU NEED to make up lies to feel good about yourself? Sad really.
    Should I post the actual text of the actual e-mail to PROVE it?

    Seriously, that last comment was really cheap 5cats.
    @peaking: Which is why I explained that I made that comment BEFORE I knew about any banning. It`s entirely based on the "go to a neutral corner" comment and NOT about the ban (or lack thereof).
  67. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    I talked with Fancy and he had not read the thread before he banned you.

    @Kitteh9: Well, I put a link and everything! Ah well.

    HolyGod
    Male, 30-39, Western US
    2604 Posts Thursday, April 04, 2013 4:31:02 PM Crakr

    Yes. Come in here and s.hit on the hand that feeds you. You hate the government so much? Stop living off of government handouts and go get a job you lazy hypocrite.

    Collecting Insurance that you -paid for- is "living off government handouts"? I do not see this as anything but a personal, specific attack based entirely on the target`s disability.

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    PoptartinSD Female 40-49
    178 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Reading through this thread and how it got really out of context... WOW, 5cats, what a D**K!!!!! Btw, the story of the guy taking money at the zoo parking lot is an urban legend if anyone cares anymore.....
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    PoptartinSD

    "WOW, 5cats, what a D**K!!!!!"

    Careful. He`ll tattle on you and have you banned. He may even do it WHILE spouting off about 1st amendment rights, he`s THAT good at being a hypocrite.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    @PaptartinSD: You may not have noticed, but the things @HolyGod said were deleted (at least they are for me!). Thus it must SEEM rather one-sided, since HIS hate filled crap is gone.

    The post below yours is what he said, it`s direct copy & paste, not edited at all. What do -you- think of it as a post?
  71. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    PoptartinSD

    All my posts on the thread are deleted. It may have to do with someone crying to the mods to get me banned and my comments removed. I`m not sure who would do that, but someone may have (if I mention their name they may try to ban me).

    However if you want to get the gist of the conversation you can read the comments of the 4 or 5 impartial IABers that jumped in on my side and told 5Cats to get a grip on reality.

    Apparently calling someone lazy for being lazy or a hypocrite for being a hypocrite are not hate crimes in most people`s minds.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    The greatest irony in all of this fiasco is that only a few weeks ago 5Cats flew into a complete rage on a global warming thread. Among other things, he demanded that another user (Squrlz) pick up the phone and, well I`ll just quote:

    "To want to challenge ME? Go "head to head"?
    BRING IT! I`d call your phone if I could reverse the charges since I`m FREAKING POOR and have no resources. Invite me once? I`ll dial..."

    And when Squrlz politely declined as his plan doesn`t have international calling, 5Cats went off on another wingnut rant of "That is a chickenshiite excuse! What sort of coward are you?... Your moral cowardice is only matched by your liberal hypocrisy!"
  73. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    I say ironic, because HolyGod accused Crakrjak of hypocrisy. Hardly hate-speech. For which you went and got him banhammered. Yet when you went f*cking mental and accused another user of, and again I quote, "liberal hypocrisy", did anyone even think of banning you? I know I didn`t.

    Anyone interested in the thread in question can read it here, and in the pages preceding and following.

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/forums.asp?action=read&ct=10&q_id=83621&read_page=4

    I really want to like you 5Cats, you know we`ve had kind exchanges over email etc many times before. But dude, you make it really hard sometimes.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm
    davymid

    "I really want to like you 5Cats, you know we`ve had kind exchanges over email etc many times before. But dude, you make it really hard sometimes."

    I feel ya. I have had some very reasonable exchanges with him even during disagreements. Other times he is completely mental. I honestly think either two different people use his account, he does it on purpose to f.uck with people, or he has honest mental issues. I`m not in any way saying that to be mean either.

    5 or 6 people have jumped in on this thread and said I didn`t say anything offensive and he was over reacting. Then Fancy and Kitteh echoed that. Meanwhile not a SINGLE person sided with him. Yet he is in complete belief that he is right and I am horribly wrong. I find that lack of self-awareness and self-examination in the face of overwhelming opposition staggering.
  75. Profile photo of peakingo
    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    Thanks for posting that Davy. I agree with you and earlier when @5cays asked when you`ve been a bully, that thread is a prime example.

    I can speak from personal experience when 5cats went off on me and called for the mods to ban me that was the same language used.

    If there`s one thing I can say 5cats, I`ve been coming to this site since 2007 and I`ve never written to the mods never had a beef with anyone except you and Old Ollie.

    You always seem to be in an attackative conversation with other IABers.

    To be direct. Though I accepted your apologies and put it behind me it doesn`t mean I have to forgive.

    I think it`s only fair that the mods reevaluate your account on this site. Or you take a break from the site and change how you communicate with people here.
  76. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    Among other things, he demanded that another user (Squrlz) pick up the phone and, well I`ll just quote:
    @davymid: If you`ll recall a little more, it was Squrlz4 who`d posted his phone number and dared another poster to call him... but yes I said some mighty dumb stuff that night and apologized to Mr.Squrlz4 upon regaining some sanity.

    (We won`t mention that he wrote a nasty letter about me to @FancyLad too a year or so ago... oops!)

    or he has honest mental issues.
    @HolyGod: I`ve mentioned my mental issues and my recent application for permanent disability several times at IAB. Not specifically to you perhaps, but that`s neither here nor there, is it?

    this is the last comment I ever make to you.
    But you still make comments ABOUT me! To show how mature and reasonable you are: you`ve throwing mud... nice!
  77. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    @peakingo: The "auto correct" keeps chopping off the "o" in your name, I do try to get it correct.

    "attackative" is a good word! I`ll try to remember it

    @HolyGod: The question remains: WHY did you call him "lazy"? WHY did you say he`s a "hypocrite"? Why is he "biting the hand that feeds him"? WHY is he not "allowed" to criticize the US Government?
    You claim it has -NOTHING- to do with him being on disability? Then WHAT exactly ARE you referring to?

    I`ve claimed from square one that the ONLY thing you`re slandering him for is his disability. You came in later with some story about how he turned down a job? So this PERSONAL non-IAB information you use to attack, that`s A-OK?
  78. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 11:22 pm
    5Cats just emailed fancy that I said I hoped Crakr`s mother got raped and immolated or some other lie and i got banned before anyone actually read my comments.

    I sent your comment. He read it if he read my e-mail. I mentioned no such thing as you accuse.

    Careful. He`ll tattle on you and have you banned.

    You spread lies about me in an effort to prove how truthful you are? You gossip and bully to prove that you`re NOT a gossip and a bully?

    I just don`t get it. Nor do I want to.
  79. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 5:48 am
    Everyone chill
  80. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 7:27 am
    @Langer: All things "Touhou" are good! :-)
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    5Cats. Brother. When every single other I-A-Ber on the thread suggests that you`re being a dick and taking things wrong, then maybe that`s something to look at. Literally, every other I-A-Ber, apart from you. Not even Crakrjak himself (who you were crusading for) supported you in this thread.

    Dude, when the rest of the world is telling you you`re wrong, and you`re the only one arguing that you`re right, then maybe, just maybe, you`re wrong.

    Think about that.
  82. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 7:00 am
    Stop living off of government handouts and go get a job you lazy hypocrite.
    @davymid: So that line has a "perfectly rational" explanation that has -NO- connection to disability? None. Zero.

    Gee, I`d like to hear it!

    As I pointed out, and no one has ever refuted (except @HG repeating "no, your wrong" over and over) that`s MY opinion of what it means, and for a brief moment @FancyLad agreed with me too.

    To IMPLY that I`m wrong requires a "correct" interpretation. I`ve yet to hear one. Oh, adding additional information may "explain it" but doesn`t make my opinion (based on what was actually written ) "wrong", get that?
  83. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 9:36 am
    5Cats the reason it has no connection to disability is because you could say the same thing to:

    This guy



    Or this guy


    Or even these people


    His statement could refer to anyone, regardless of being handicapped or able bodied. Thus making it not about the disability.

    It was about being a lazy hypocrite who lived off the government. That fits about a gizzilion people, disabled or not.

  84. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 10:16 am
    5cats let`s say someone is getting a full ride college scholarship for being a great volleyball player, and this person constantly complains to other students ( who are paying their own tuition or racking up large debt), some who are awesome volleyball players too, how inept the school budgeting is, how they squander money, how the stupid the dean who signs his stipend is, etc. In this situation:

    1). Do you see how the other students might get slightly annoyed?

    2) Do you see how the part they are annoyed with is not the fact that he`s a volleyball player?
  85. Profile photo of peakingo
    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 10:59 am
    I think the only way this`ll end is if CrakrJak comes in and tells him he`s overreacting and he concedes.

    He`s gotten to the point of quoting lines from 4 days ago and ignoring the context of current comments all together.

    He`s locked up like the breaks on an old POS Chevy... he`s chasing a faint thought of righteousness and is focusing on petty things like wording or semantics and ignoring all points that pretty much prove him wrong.

    He is the Michelle Bachmann of IAB.
  86. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 11:00 am
    @SmutlyButt: I`m glad this discussion has become a polite one, now that a certain party is absent. Coincidence, I`m sure... :sarc:

    But @HG wasn`t talking about "various people" he SINGLED OUT @CrakrJak BY NAME. He used personal information to attack him based entirely on his disability.
    What possible OTHER reason is there for @HG to say those things? What connects the dots?

    @paperduck: Nice try, but if he weren`t a volleyball player, he wouldn`t be getting ANYTHING now would he?
    Thus if @CrakrJak WEREN`T disabled, he wouldn`t be getting "government handouts" & etc as @HG so RUDELY put it. So there`d be nothing AT ALL to criticize the V-Baller for. He has every right to complain about "the authorities" if he chooses, as does someone on disability!

    Rights > Opinions
  87. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 11:20 am
    He`s gotten to the point of quoting lines from 4 days ago and ignoring the context of current comments all together.

    @peakingo: So quoting, verbatim, the offending post is " Like, SO 4 days ago!" is it?

    "Ignoring the context"? Huh? What "context" are you talking about?

    Crakr
    Yes. Come in here and s.hit on the hand that feeds you. You hate the government so much? Stop living off of government handouts and go get a job you lazy hypocrite.

    Feel free to explain the context! You must know what it is, eh? This is what I`ve been saying all along: That there is no "context" which justifies a bigoted, personal attack on IAB`s pages.

    Note: Excuses and context are different things. "He didn`t mean to..." is not context, for example.
  88. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 11:35 am
    5Cats but if he weren`t a volleyball player, he wouldn`t be getting ANYTHING now would he?

    Yeah... people would be less likely to be annoyed by his complaints then. The point of that analogy is the other students are not insulting the fact he`s a volleyball player. why is this so difficult?
  89. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 11:40 am
    Also no one said he doesn`t have the right to, it`s just annoying. It`s like winning free tickets to a Lakers game from the Laker`s fan appreciation fund, and then at the game cheering for the opposing team. Yeah, you have the right to do that, but it`s a dick move. See?
  90. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 11:58 am
    ...and the other fans who are booing these ticket winners should be kicked out of the game for booing them.

    Does the fact who they are or the circumstance of how they won the tickets matter? Let`s say they`re Chinese and won at a Chinese church bingo. Are the fans being anti-chinese anti-christians? No.
  91. Profile photo of Smutleybutt
    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    5Cats by your logic, then anything said to Crakr would be about his disability.


  92. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    Yeah... people would be less likely to be annoyed by his complaints then.
    @paperduck: So if they ARE annoyed because he`s a V-Baller, more so than if he wasn`t, doesn`t that make his V-Ball status an IMPORTANT part of the scenario?
    If he were a Chess Club member complaining about how much money the V-Ball team got, that might even be justified.
    BUT -because- he`s a V-Baller, it annoys people that he complains (about V-Ball getting -too much- money, I presume. Otherwise it`s just normal bellyaching).
    Am I understanding this right?

    So the "keywords" here: "hand that feeds you", handout, Government, job, lazy, hypocrite? To ME the ONLY thing that connects them is: disability.

    Hating, insulting or slandering someone JUST for being disabled = bigotry.

    THAT is what I`ve said from post #1. At least I`ve tried to.
  93. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    5Cats by your logic, then anything said to Crakr would be about his disability.
    @SmutleyButt: Aha Grasshopper! Now you see why we "right wing lunatics" get so mad when Obama and the Democrats play "the Race Card"!

    No, I don`t think so. People have called him LOTS of bad things, and I don`t complain. Stupid, inbreed, Christian, right-wing, & etc. None of those things have anything to do with him being able, disabled or otherwise.

    In this case, the combination of things @HolyGod said were all SPECIFIC about ONE part of @CrakrJak`s life: Being "on disability". Something he has NO CHOICE in the matter over, btw.

    I think such slanders, personal attacks and bigotry have no place at IAB, and expressed my opinion to "the higher powers". That`s my right, your right, everybody`s right!

    And whichever @Mod un-banned him? That`s their right too!
  94. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    My "History Of Complaining" at IAB:

    2X I`ve complained about abuse leveled at @CrakrJak (Remember, this is "In My Humple Opinion" eh?)
    2X I`ve complained about what someone SAID about me.
    1X I`ve complained about what someone DID to me.

    The results?
    Eh, I`ve decided to be NON-specific.
    Lets say (in random order):
    1 Time: The offender got himself banhammered for a completely separate incident. No one missed him at all! :-)
    1 Time: the situation "resolved itself" (I think based on my complaint, but it`s JUST a guess).
    1 Time: I was told to "grow a thicker skin" and quit being so goddamn sensitive
    1 Time: There was some "speaking to" about things.

    And this time.

    There you have it folks! The History of 5Cats` Whining at IAB. I hope I didn`t forget anything...
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    Sdafsd Sadfasdf Ujelly AN IMB user. You know what I mean.
  96. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    O_o No, actually, I don`t!

    But I think I know what "Ujelly" means, so yeah, I`m jelly...

    (Sdafsd = random letters?)
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6203 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 11:26 am
    Hahahaha.

    This thread is hilarious.
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    PoptartinSD Female 40-49
    178 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    I am usually just a quiet observer on this site, but I have to chime in yet again. @ 5Cats, I am in agreement with HolyGod as far as this thread being amusing- to a point. Your last comment was about lodging complaints, but I wonder how you keep yourself immune. Way back at the beginning of this whole mess I saw how you took comments made by HolyGod and cut and pasted only parts of what he said. The end result being what he actually said was twisted to your liking. It`s funny that you defend your actions but twist those of others. Pretty hypocritical I`d say. Yeah, HolyGod, I know I`m at risk myself lol
  99. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    @PoptartinSD: Well, I re-posted the "original offending comment" in it`s entirety. Untouched. You noticed that?

    One is required to "cut up" quotes because there`s a severe character limit! And it gets worse when you quote or link!!

    So YES! I took the "relevant bits" to form the quotes. BUT anyone who cares can GO LOOK AT THE POST. Except here, in this one exceptional case.

    I don`t notice you mentioning how others cut up MY POSTS to quote them. That`s OK? Of course it IS! But -you- chose -only ONE- person to complain about doing it... ftr. (For The Record)

    Someone "got away" with slanderous trolling (in MY opinion) and came back to gloat about it... that`s fine too, eh?
  100. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    I hope I didn`t offend you @poptartinSD!
    Ack!
    I`m "walking on eggshells" these days... and I love my neighbors "two states south" of the border :-)

    Cutting up quotes is just part of IAB is what I`m saying.

    And YES! People HAVE complained about me! One of the complaints was posted for all to mock & enjoy :-D It was very funny. There may have been others too, idk.

    I`m "only feline" after all...
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    PoptartinSD Female 40-49
    178 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    LOL I saw the original post by HolyGod..... Yes, it`s ok that others quoted you because they didn`t twist what you were saying due to "severe character limit". Leaving out relevant parts of a quote or rearranging said quote to make it look like the person has said something entirely or slightly different to fit one`s own purpose is what you did. This is why I, and apparently several others, zeroed in on you.
  102. Profile photo of PoptartinSD
    PoptartinSD Female 40-49
    178 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    And no, you haven`t offended me
  103. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    ;-) No worries then @poptartinSD. You get snow today? It was pretty cold here, but sunny.

    It`s an "IAB Weirdness" if you hit "F5" or refresh? It sometimes "double posts" your last posting. No one knows why. Just delete the offending thing.

    Or not, since I`m likely the only one who`ll see it, and I don`t care... >^.,^<
  104. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    April 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm
    @PoptartinSD: Nicely done! You`re a "keeper" for IAB`s community! :heart:

    Hey! It lowered the post count! I thought deleting posts didn`t do that...

    Perhaps when a @Mod does it, it doesn`t lower the count???

    These are the "Mysteries of IAB"...

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