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  1. For those who don’t know this person, this is Larry Koler. He sent me a message to say he is on the lam*, traveling. He might write something in a few days.

    * I call it as I see it.

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  2. Thanks, Dime. So nice to hear from others there, too. I am on suspension from Rico for a month and have decided to do a final post next month saying goodbye to all my friends there.

    The management is more about creating safe spaces than having interesting discussions.

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  3. Larry Koler:
    Thanks, Dime. So nice to hear from others there, too. I am on suspension from Rico for a month and have decided to do a final post next month saying goodbye to all my friends there.

    The management is more about creating safe spaces than having interesting discussions.

    What was the offense?

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  4. Larry Koler:
    Thanks, Dime. So nice to hear from others there, too. I am on suspension from Rico for a month and have decided to do a final post next month saying goodbye to all my friends there.

    The management is more about creating safe spaces than having interesting discussions.

    Larry, what is a safe place?

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  5. Robert, I’m convinced that it was a hit job. The actual issues were quite anodyne.

    They claimed I was saying things that I wasn’t (calling someone a leftist — not true, I mereley asked someone if she was a liberal and then she responded very nicely and claimed to be a conservative but she spent all her time hating on Trump. But, what prompted my question is that she claimed that the Dems and the media were just a little loose in their throwing around the term racist. As I explained to her what I was mostly having trouble with is the notion that she thinks this is a minor peccadillo when in reality it is their whole broadside, their whole stock in trade.

    Later, I defended Trump to Henry Racette and he said I was defending womanizing in general. Ed G and I went around and around on this simple thing — to get him to stop mischaracterizing my simple statement.

    The obtuse moderator (MFR) has trouble with complicated and nuanced discussions and since she’s always on the lookout to damage people she (and I think Jamie Lockett assisted with flags) decided to misinterpret things or to take the most negative interpretation possible.

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  6. Larry Koler:
    Robert, I’m convinced that it was a hit job. The actual issues were quite anodyne.

    They claimed I was saying things that I wasn’t (calling someone a leftist — not true, I mereley asked someone if she was a liberal and then she responded very nicely and claimed to be a conservative but she spent all her time hating on Trump. But, what prompted my question is that she claimed that the Dems and the media were just a little loose in their throwing around the term racist. As I explained to her what I was mostly having trouble with is the notion that she thinks this is a minor peccadillo when in reality it is their whole broadside, their whole stock in trade.

    Later, I defended Trump to Henry Racette and he said I was defending womanizing in general. Ed G and I went around and around on this simple thing — to get him to stop mischaracterizing my simple statement.

    The obtuse moderator (MFR) has trouble with complicated and nuanced discussions and since she’s always on the lookout to damage people she (and I think Jamie Lockett assisted with flags) decided to misinterpret things or to take the most negative interpretation possible.

    Larry, this has happened before, right? Maybe you should go back and grovel. I mean there is no alternative, is there? If only someone would start a website where opinions can be respected. Nah, it will never happen. 🙂

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  7. Mike LaRoche:
    Not everyone is cut out to wield authority competently, that’s for sure.

    Yes, but everyone with the right kind of training can wield it with incompetence and arrogance. Of course some are born with the “gift” and do it naturally.

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  8. Larry Koler:
    Thanks, Dime. So nice to hear from others there, too. I am on suspension from Rico for a month and have decided to do a final post next month saying goodbye to all my friends there.

    Hi @LarryKoler, good to see you.  I think you will find a number of your good friends are right here at Ratburger.org.   I think you will love it here, I know I do.

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  9. Haakon Dahl:
    I am shocked — SHOCKED — to learn of this.

    Sorry. I was sleeping and somehow Larry registered. Do you want your money back too? Do you need a safe space, Haakon?

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  10. Larry Koler:
    They claimed I was saying things that I wasn’t

    Not a first over there, and it likely won’t be the last time.  Mis-characterizing (yes, I’m being polite in the extreme with that word) stuff goes all the way back to the days of TKC and more recently involved MJ.   

     

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  11. Larry Koler:
    (and I think Jamie Lockett assisted with flags)

    You’re lucky Larry! That character accused me of burning crosses on my front yard. Now that  remark was truly worth a flag and a permanent suspension.

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  12. EThompson:

    Larry Koler:
    (and I think Jamie Lockett assisted with flags)

    You’re lucky Larry! That character accused me of burning crosses on my front yard. Now that  remark was truly worth a flag and a permanent suspension.

    As a rule, let’s not pick on people who are non-public people who can’t respond. Stuff like this can be shared in a private message or private groups. I believe in the right of response for private individuals. For public figures it is different. It is an art not a science and there are times when people need to vent but try not to make it a habit. 🙂

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  13. On the latest Flagship podcast Rob Long was bemoaning the slow growth there. Gee, I wonder why? I have pretty much stopped posting political stuff there. It is not worth it. (Then again, I have stopped posting political stuff about anywhere. I don’t believe I am going to change minds, and have better things to do with my time.)

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  14. Seawriter:
    On the latest Flagship podcast Rob Long was bemoaning the slow growth there. Gee, I wonder why? I have pretty much stopped posting political stuff there. It is not worth it. (Then again, I have stopped posting political stuff about anywhere. I don’t believe I am going to change minds, and have better things to do with my time.)

    My thought is a good site has a great mix of things. I like your Kipling posts, the Science posts, photos, movie reviews, current politics, and national news stories.

    I love a good honest debate that gets spicy and is forthright. Disagreements can be helpful. It may not change minds but it can refine arguments. They can pick apart weak logic in our views.

    It is great to have you here, Seawriter!

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