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Old 07-30-2008, 03:32 PM   #71
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If Match.com would just take the time to focus on our demographic, I bet nobody would be complaining!
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:01 PM   #72
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Where'd you get that picture of my sister in law.

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how 'bout some ads from the cuban cigar lady,

her dental plan AND an endorsement from her lawyer?

but we've covered this already....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ker-25483.html

it's all back here is 3d hi-fidelity humor (see post #146) and before the game thread infection...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f472...tml#post263942

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Old 07-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #73
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Where'd you get that picture of my sister in law.
she was the first runner up

in a french kissing contest,

that i, uhm.....

watched.

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Old 07-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #74
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Vision check...

Uh, 2Air... ever thought about, uh... having your eyes checked?

.. them cigars get you into trouble everytime...
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #75
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...ever thought about, uh... having your eyes checked?...
abbbbbolutely!

all i gotta do is move to venezuela and get me a ticket to havana !

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/wo.../20havana.html

and from another nyt piece (05-27-07) no longer available without a login ...

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...Universal health care has long given the Cuban regime bragging rights,...that changed after the collapse of the Soviets, according to Cuban defectors like Dr. Leonel Cordova. By the time Dr. Cordova started practicing in 1992, equipment and drugs were already becoming scarce. He said he was assigned to a four-block neighborhood in Havana Province where he was supposed to care for about 600 people.

“But even if I diagnosed something simple...,” he said, “I couldn’t write a prescription for antibiotics, because there were none.”

...Having practiced medicine in both Cuba and the United States, Dr. Cordova has an unusual perspective for comparison.

“Actually there are three systems,” Dr. Cordova said, because Cuba has two: one is for party officials and foreigners like those Mr. Moore brought to Havana. “It is as good as this one here, with all the resources, the best doctors, the best medicines, and nobody pays a cent,” he said.

But for the 11 million ordinary Cubans, hospitals are often ill equipped and patients “have to bring their own food, soap, sheets — they have to bring everything.” And up to 20,000 Cuban doctors may be working in Venezuela, creating a shortage in Cuba.

Until he had to have emergency surgery last year, Fidel Castro — who turned 80 this year — was considered a model of vibrant long life in Cuba. But it was only last week that he acknowledged in an open letter that his initial surgery by Cuban doctors had been botched. He did not confirm, however, that a specialist had been flown in from Spain last December to help set things right.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:20 PM   #76
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I have to chime in - I LOVE Biker chick!

Not for the obvious reason of course. It's because she helps me stick to my diet! She's sort of like the picture of a fab body that you'd stick onto the fridge to prevent unnecessary snacking.

All the other ads are usually ignored.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:07 AM   #77
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OK, so really...where do we draw the line. Now we have a banner ad for "Sexy Jesus". Come on guys, one of the reasons I hang around here is so I have to put up with trash like that.

And that is exactly what it is --TRASH.

Can somebody please do just a little editing of the ads that run here?

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:36 AM   #78
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OK, so really...where do we draw the line. Now we have a banner ad for "Sexy Jesus". Come on guys, one of the reasons I hang around here is so I have to put up with trash like that.

And that is exactly what it is --TRASH.

Can somebody please do just a little editing of the ads that run here?

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The reason I am a no longer a paying member here is that I feel you have to decided how you are going to make your money do you want to run ads to generate your revenue or do your want to sell memberships but to have it both ways doesn’t work for me. I don't know if a new membership level is available which will cut out the ads but that should be an option. I am a member of a couple of other boards which I pay a membership fee for and get no adds and a nice magazine every quarter for close to the same cost of what was being asked for a membership here. I am not easily offended but when the ads start offending the users for what ever reason it is time to take a close look at what is being pushed to the site. Many users take sex and religion very serious and can be offended, as for as I am concerned I am desensitized.

I said paying not supporting because I am supporting by dealing with the ads.

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 AM   #79
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I haven't seen that one yet, it is the price you pay for free enterprise. I went to the gas station to fill up and a box started hollering at me to add some type of gas treatment, first time I had that experience, I am gone to vote with my dollars and go somewhere else.

The reason I am a no longer a supporting member here is that I feel you have to decided how you are going to make your money if you want to run ads then generate your revenue in that manner if you want to sell memberships then do so but to have it both ways. I am a member of a couple of other boards which I pay a membership fee for and get no adds and a nice magazine every quarter for close to the same cost of what was being asked for a membership here. I am not easily offended but when the ads start offending the users for what ever reason it is time to take a close look at what is being pushed to the site. Many users take sex and religion very serious and can be offended as for as I am concerned I am desensitized.
We have a local retailer with that same type of gas pump. At least they offer you the opportunity to turn it off so you don't have to listen ANOTHER advert while performing the simple task of pumping gas.

I don't want to give anybody the impression that I am some type of prude or "bible thumper". I certainly am not. BUT, there are limits. This site has been very well managed by the staff here for the last 4 or so years that I've been around here. I enjoy it very much. I just don't understand why THIS place has to sink to levels of "garbage" TV.

Can't we maintain a higher standard here? I'd like to think that the things and people I'm associated with in my life won't resort to the least common denominator at every occasion.

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Please post screen shots!

Y'know I've got nothing to go on here. McCain ad? One person saw it that I know. I've never seen bikerchick but that one seems more commonly reported. Sexy Jesus? Got a screen shot? That gives us something tangible to work from.

See! Dangling prepositions will never get complained about.
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Sorry about that, Bob. Naturally it hasn't come again since early this morning.

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When someone objects to an ad because they have "high standards" they are telling others they have "low standards". I suggest the standards are different, not high or low.

I know people are sensitive about many things such as ads, paying for the Forum, sex, religion, politics, big white boxes, speed limits (too high, too low, enforced, unenforced), Cuban medicine, etc. The commonality here is Airstreams and travel. We disagree on everything else. That's cool with me. I think we have to be ultra tolerant of others' views even if we think those views are pure idiocy.

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When someone objects to an ad because they have "high standards" they are telling others they have "low standards". I suggest the standards are different, not high or low....

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That's not my point at all. I don't claim to be "better" than anybody else or have "higher" standards than anybody else. Well, ok, maybe I am a little. I just don't care for some of the things I'm seeing here lately. I suspect that there many more that agree with me than disagree. They just won't speak up.

Somebody has to say it.

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Jim, thanks for your honesty: "Well, ok, maybe I am a little." When I don't like something, I always have more energy to challenge it. I think that's normal. The people who don't care about biker chic, etc., don't post. It's like the Marathon tire thread—those whose tires come apart post; others with tires that stay intact, don't post. The result is it looks like 3/4 of Marathons fall apart and lots of people are upset about various ads. The grossest thing I've seen is 2air's bucket of eyeballs (# 75).

Comments on the Forum about anything do not reflect a collective truth, they are anecdotal and may be accurate, but maybe not.

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