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Old 07.11.2018, 06:24
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Let me see if I understand you correctly. You have an opinion on the role.of moderators of fora, but instead of just putting it out there, you state it as fact and demand that thy will be done, or you'll stamp your foot.
I don't think that's what he's doing. He's just criticising the fact that you're instigating a pointless discussion (as he said "taking a pot shot") by needlessly poking another member...just for fun:

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Then again, tomorrow is the first day after the midterm elections... I don't think Loz will be a happy little bunny.
I agree with terrifisch: I find that to be rather disappointing behaviour for a mod, whose role includes moderating discussions and helping ensure a courteous and respectful behaviour in the forum.
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Old 07.11.2018, 07:22
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I don't think that's what he's doing. He's just criticising the fact that you're instigating a pointless discussion (as he said "taking a pot shot") by needlessly poking another member...just for fun:



I agree with terrifisch: I find that to be rather disappointing behaviour for a mod, whose role includes moderating discussions and helping ensure a courteous and respectful behaviour in the forum.
I know that's what she's doing. She has a one-track agenda; there's a consistent theme, just have a look at her posting history.

Again, mods have opinions and we're free to express them.
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Old 07.11.2018, 07:33
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WOW! Okay...Keep going here 22 Yards and proving my point that anyone who does not agree with you is marginalized... Given your comments to me! You know it all and ARE IN CONTROL!
I'm not sure you know what marginalize means. You still have the same amount of power as the rest of us normal users and are still as free as us to express your agenda, I mean opinion and we are all still as free to disagree with it as we like. Nobody's opinion weighs heavier than anyone else's - despite you believing that a Mod's opinion does, for some bizarre reason.
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Old 07.11.2018, 07:38
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Anyway, I'm sure we're glad that things are returning to normality after America's little wobble and that polls are working again. Here's to two more years of lame-duckery and minimal damage to America's values.
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Old 07.11.2018, 07:39
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Again, mods have opinions and we're free to express them.
Of course you do. But provoking or making fun of someone hardly qualifies as expressing an opinion. I personally feel it's inmature and reprehensible, especially by a mod. But hey, that is just me. You are 100% free to feel different.
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Have I not scrolled back enough and am I wrong that all this outburst stems back to 22 Yards commenting that the midterm results will make Loz "not a happy bunny"?

Or did I miss proper name-calling somewhere?
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Have I not scrolled back enough and am I wrong that all this outburst stems back to 22 Yards commenting that the midterm results will make Loz "not a happy bunny"?

Or did I miss proper name-calling somewhere?
It turns out when your side lose, you become a snowflake. Who knew.
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Legal immigration continues as it did since 2010
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Not quite, we have a family member (US citizen) who has been trying for two years now to get his wife to join him in America, now he, a senior medical doctor and pillar of the community fears he'll be forced to leave his home country to be able to live with his wife. I only have friends experiences to go on but my understanding was that pre-Spanky days bringing your spouse was easy?
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Old 07.11.2018, 08:07
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... the character assassination this man has been subjected to by the Left... our society is in deep decline and it's entirely to blame on the current wave of insane feminists...

As to the consequence of all this, I'll be back on the 6th of November, just to gloat... That blue wave? More like a red ripple.

And make no mistake, GOP women detested this spectacle and they will vote against anyone who had a hand in this mess. The sisterhood is divided, and will never be united by these tactics. So long lefties! Trump marches on...
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Old 07.11.2018, 08:11
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Win some, lose some.

Big wins in the senate and governors, lost control of the house.

In short, a toss-up.

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Old 07.11.2018, 08:12
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Oh.

I see that you've had a piece.

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Just to show how broken the US voting System is, at present, in the Senate elections, the Dems have around 41m votes and the Reps around 32m votes...and this has translated to +3 seats for the Reps. Democracy indeed.
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Win some, lose some.

Big wins in the senate and governors, lost control of the house.

In short, a toss-up.

Tom
Exactly. Republicans hold the Senate, and lose control of the House. Pro Trump candidates largely succeeded. No Blue Wave, barely even a ripple. And only a 50% turnout (although good by US standards).
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Anyway, I'm sure we're glad that things are returning to normality after America's little wobble and that polls are working again. Here's to two more years of lame-duckery and minimal damage to America's values.

I don't agree with that. You need to look at it from an opportunistic point of view.



The republicans still have a majority in the senate and 47% of the congress. This is not a big loss. At least, not as big as you would have expected.



Also, if he doesn't accomplish anything in the next 2 years, he can blame it on the democrats. knowing that he doesn't have a majority in the congress, he could even come up with more spectacular and bizarre proposals. And don't forget that his politics is mainly about shouting and twitter. There will be no change to that.


All in all, it wouldn't surprise me if he will be re-elected. Just to be clear: I wouldn't be happy with that.
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I don't agree with that. You need to look at it from an opportunistic point of view.



The republicans still have a majority in the senate and 47% of the congress. This is not a big loss. At least, not as big as you would have expected.



Also, if he doesn't accomplish anything in the next 2 years, he can blame it on the democrats. knowing that he doesn't have a majority in the congress, he could even come up with more spectacular and bizarre proposals. And don't forget that his politics is mainly about shouting and twitter. There will be no change to that.


All in all, it wouldn't surprise me if he will be re-elected. Just to be clear: I wouldn't be happy with that.
I think it was exactly what was expected, wasn't it? I think we all had the Dems winning the House and the Reps holding the Senate, everything was pretty predictable this time around.

The advantage to the Dems is that any of his crazier legislation will have to be by executive order now. It's hard to wriggle out of consequences of those!

The main problem the Dems (still) have though, is that a competent candidate would surely beat him (as Bernie probably would have, or Obama definitely would have, term limits notwithstanding), but the Dem field is bland and talentless at present - I think this is the main reason Trump has a pretty good chance at 6 more years. 2 years of not having control of both houses should cheer us for now though.
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I see that you've had a piece.

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No, that's a large slice I set aside for our gloating poster some weeks ago.
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Just to show how broken the US voting System is, at present, in the Senate elections, the Dems have around 41m votes and the Reps around 32m votes...and this has translated to +3 seats for the Reps. Democracy indeed.
That's down to the varying sizes of the states, of course. The truly remarkable thing is that the Democrats have done so well in the House, which is and long has been cripplingly gerrymandered in the Republicans' favour.
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"you are supposedly "unbiased" as a moderator " Why should a moderator be forbidden to state their opinions?
They are just as entitled to their opinions as any other EF member.
...as long as they fit into the groupthink, right marton? They are entitled to their opinions as long as they respect the rules they impose onto others, and that doesn't happen any time here. But hey, we all know how EF works, so let's leave it at that. Futile exercise of communication.

In other news, it seems the Democrats are doing well, good for them.
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That's down to the varying sizes of the states, of course. The truly remarkable thing is that the Democrats have done so well in the House, which is and long has been cripplingly gerrymandered in the Republicans' favour.
Sure, 2 per state. House in theory population based, but we all know that it isn't really the case there either.
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...as long as they fit into the groupthink, right marton? They are entitled to their opinions as long as they respect the rules they impose onto others, and that doesn't happen any time here.
Are you suggesting that some people have been banned for calling others "not happy bunnies"? I was called a Cretin yesterday, I'm not pissing my pants and asking for the unhappy bunny to be sanctioned, even though my thyroid is fine!
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