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Old 08-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #99
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I never said my opinion was the only right one.

Just that it is my opinion and since we do have a 1st amendment in our country another hundred posts can be made on this topic. Enjoy.
Hi, goingcamping and everyone else;
Regardless of any and all of our amendments, there should be such a thing as respect and courtesy for your fellow man, which has been long forgotten. Some of you sound like a bunch of mad dogs divided by a fence. I say it, because it's true!

The purpose of this forum is to share good things and good life. Instead we become like lions guarding their kill. The problem is, we not guarding our food, we are fighting over our own useless and worthless pile of poop. Thank God there is another side in life, where even buzzards share their find. This Forum is not for expression or testing of individuals political skills nor for the bashing of one's religious beliefs. While those ads do not upset me, I easily ignore them because I have a mind of my own and can read between the political lines. What upsets me is degrading ad which is intended to play a degrading role on one's religious belief in a demeaning way. Religion is a very personal issue, and at no point should we allow any form of demeaning to be expressed or exposed on Airstream Forums.

Example; While visiting your home I notice a large rock on the table and watch you bow your head before it. I will most definitely refrain from making any comments, giving your domain respect while I am at your house. What I think while keeping my mouth shut, is my amendment.
If I am capable of offering respect for your house, then you should at least respect my religion. If you do not, would you really want to know what I think of you? I am not about to disclose which denomination of religion I belong to because is none of anyone's business, but this old man will tear your face off if you get too sarcastic about it. Personally I think that the "Christ ad" is a slap in the face to Christianity and most of all, has nothing to do with the forums. Do we really have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for ads?

What surprises me the most that moderators allow this nasty posts to evolve to no end in site, instead shutting it down at first sign of conflict. You want to discuss religion, join one of your choice and stay on their site not ours. You want to make nasty remarks about my religion, come see me. For God's sake, do we have to act that way? Some of you may say you're were joking, I say join a jokers forum. And YES, if you make pokes at anyone's religion publicly you are less than you should be. Sorry but I too, can exercise the free speech amendment. Thanks, "Boatdoc":angry : : angry:
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #100
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We're all pretending this forum is a non-profit public service, when its a privately owned enterprise and the owner (thank goodness) can allow whatever adverts he chooses. It's your choice if you want to watch it.

I'm enjoying the discussions of health care, and especially the pictures
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:27 PM   #101
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I have a friend at work who has over 30 years in our state government department just like I do. He is very liberal while I am conservative. We laugh at each others positions and banter back and forth. I do not let his comments upset me nor do my comments upset him. We have learned over the years to respect the fact that we each have an opinion and a right to express that opinion. We are careful how far we go with it though. I look at it the same way on the forum. There is no way over 20,000 people are going to agree on every comment made on here nor should they. Every post should be given the respect it deserves whether you agree with it or not. As to the ads, I'm here to gain knowledge and to possibly pass on my experiences with the 2 Airstreams I have purchased. I haven't seen the biker chick ad but have seen others. I go right past them and get to the heart of the matter, learning more about Airstreams.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #102
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Well I for one don't see that there is any reason to foist my personal opinions and beliefs and wants and want nots on anybody else, and I usually just ignore the ads, or don't even see them. After all, this forum is about Airstreams, not a public opinion board to air one's personal ideas and attenmpts to control other people's thoughts and lives, which in my opinion (there, I fell into the sticky trap) should be taken to some other venue. I think it should be kept to Airstreams and other like fun topics and personal rants should be left out of it. I don't come here to read this sort of thing, I come here to learn about Airstreams and what can be done to make them better places to be. I don't even know why I read this thread, it just ticks me off in the first place. Sandy
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:09 PM   #103
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do no touch that dial....

the paid ad package is what it is...

and pretty easy to ignore.

linking the ads here ONLY gives them longer run times and more attention.

people with rvs WATCH movies, so a movie ad package isn't a big stretch...

right NOW i'm bothered by the pineapple express movie ad...

some folks worship pineapples AND i've notice the price has gone UP at the local grocer for fresh/cut sweet yellow gold!

these ads are part of the evolution of sites like this and SO MUCH easier to skip...

than the full-page-refresh-the-screen-see-NO-forums-just-ADS-thing that was tried 2 years ago,

WOW that was not fun either.

search it out, there were several threads on it, b4 it was kibosh'd

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After all, this forum is about Airstreams,
not a public opinion board to air one's personal ideas and attenmpts to control other people's thoughts and lives...
just like product placement in most entertainment, POSTS HERE are filled with the above...

which is much harder to identify, avoid or not be influced by...

in the airstream zone...

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:52 AM   #104
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I want to note that for all the complaining over this thread, it's very popular. Controversy is always popular. Offensiveness also is popular. Humans like gossip too. Sex (biker chic, for ex.) also is quite popular; without it none of us would be here typing away.

I think trying to strike a balance between what's ok and what's not is very difficult and the moderators do a pretty good job (except when I disagree with them).

The point is well taken this is Forum is private property and the 1st Amendment protects us from government censorship.

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:25 PM   #105
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The point is well taken this is Forum is private property and the 1st Amendment protects us from government censorship.

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It's supposed to anyway.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:16 AM   #106
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I can't understand why you all just can't see that you're wrong.

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #107
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I can't understand why you all just can't see that you're wrong. Pat
Yeah, me neither... s'pretty clear to me.

Still... where'd that biker chick go.. the one I don't like looking at? Much...
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:57 PM   #108
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Yeah, me neither... s'pretty clear to me.

Still... where'd that biker chick go.. the one I don't like looking at? Much...
Now it is 3 guys one with a neck brace, everyone is right those ads need to go.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:54 PM   #109
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Ok I'm awake now. WHAT BIKER CHICK? U mean I missed it.WELL Cra-!
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Speakin' of politics & Paris Hilton...

Yeah, the biker chick... puts the dating chick to shame...

But now, back to politics... this was funny. Guess she's moved on from Airstreams & life with Nichole... guess this is the chance one takes when they use a well-heeled individual w/media connections in a disparaging political ad...
Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad from Paris Hilton, Adam "Ghost Panther" McKay, and Chris Henchy
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So just when I thought this thread had died its wretched death, I have to ask....is it safe to click on that link? I'm not too sure sure I could take very much of Paris Hilton's idiocy tonight.
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It's a spoof of Paris on herself playing off the political ad... she hits upon all the Paris cliches and fires back for her name being used. Funny since she's been a source of... uh, amusement on the forums.

The cleverness is not hers, was done by a writer that "seized" the political ad as an opportunity. Whole thing was done in about 2 hours while she was in the Hamptons "on vacation". She actually memorized the whole script... all by herself...
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