Meet and Beat

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KennyRoberts
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Meet and Beat

I look at a few social media boards to see what is happening across the country as well as the more focused Maine news found here. The anonymity provided by the internet along with distances between persons fuels unbridled rudeness at times.

I marvel at the seemingly arrogant and nasty tones that find their way into thread responses. It is only human nature that if you are rude to me, I feel obligated to return a biting comment directed back. I would go further to say that I find it disturbing that being rude can actually be fun and personally satisfying at times. We should be able to rise above these base behaviors and remain gentlemen as much as we have the ability to do so.

In order to vent the built up frustrations that seem to be generated, I suggest appointing a committee to organize the first AMG's meet and beat. Somewhere centrally located where we can meet up in a vacant lot or such to limit collateral damage and slap each other silly until frustrations have subsided.

The committee would be responsible for articulating rules, no weapons of mass destruction, etc., contracting with local ambulance and emergency room staff who would be receiving participants, and of course deciding whether or not participants should have their internet name on a displayed tag or if it should just be a free for all.

Many of us have some age on us and perhaps in lieu of a severe beating, may elect to settle our differences in a more diplomatic manner. I don't wish to destroy a perfectly good cane that I would need on the return trip home, likely after being treated and released locally, but that's not important right now.

Any ideas on this proposal?

Tom C
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I'm not advocating violence, of course...

Bruce Libby
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No need Kenny.

No need Kenny.
Remember the owner has a plan for Smegma (jasper). Althogh given it is secret and will not be shared
by owner or the other person who has knowledge of it.

Idea: All parties should remember those who persist with the rudeness and filth are only hurting themselves and the point being made.

Of if there is no point except rudeness and filth then meet in a vacant lot and give the perpatrator a Hillary face mask and go at it !

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You'd have to explain the

You'd have to explain the concept a couple of times to tom c, lest he show up with a bottle of Jergen's lotion.

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I can see where this could be

I can see where this could be a bad idea. However I did hope it might remind each of us that many people read these threads and we would normally like to present ourselves responsibly as we all do in daily face to face interactions with others. Anyone who remembers Bud Landry may recall the gathering for breakfast/lunch he organized with the open carry group. I didn't get to attend but believe that was a success.I believe they all broke bread together at a Denny's restaurant. There were pictures posted here on AMGs.

Bruce,
The wearing of a mask of one's favorite despot as you mention could elevate the level of violence beyond the original intent.

Also, if the owner of this board feels that certain posters contribute a value by posting adversarial inflammatory one liners and such, it would be his privilege to allow the same.

Matt
A few years ago I recall Tom posting a couple of circa 12th century pictures of himself in the battle dress of the day. That would prevent choreographed dance routines or render them quite awkward.

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Keny to hav

Keny to hav
I find that priviledge to be in direct conflict with some values you seem to espouse in past.
I do agree that it is his priviledge. His failure to take responsibility in the matter speaks volumes.

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KennyRoberts
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Bruce,

Bruce,
Definitely in conflict with my values. I can choose to not come here and certainly not to post, or offer a price to purchase the board to encourage more polite posting, but I don't know of any other options.

The mindsets and attitudes are more a symptom of a sick culture than an individual indictment.

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"the mindset......" very

"the mindset......" very likely true ,but I would add to what purpose ?
I do not believe the transition has been by accident and has been used for a specific purpose.

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Matt doesn't have any problem

Matt doesn't have any problem with the concept. He beats his... err... "meet" all the time.

Because he can't meet real girls!

(It's the posting equivalent of the "limbo dance" - how low can you go!)

KennyRoberts
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Thank you gentlemen for

Thank you gentlemen for contributing to a less than popular posting.

Bruce,
I have no knowledge of power brokers, movers and shakers, politically ambitious, or any other people of that ilk and am content to let them wage their vain campaigns. Agendas? I'm sure someone spends money expecting a return on their investment but thankfully I am not troubled by it.

Tom,
quite clever, shadows the original theme, I am a bit surprised but never-the-less see the humor.
Make love not war.

Tom C
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I hate myself for it.

I hate myself for it.

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I'm in if pmconusa is in. How

I'm in if pmconusa is in. How else am I going to buy the book?

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Meet and Beat........ sounds

Meet and Beat........ sounds like the dwarf who got clubbed to death at the nudist colony dance.......

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