Hey fellas, I don't want to ban anyone, there are so many intelligent posters on this site who I, and everyone else, can learn from… the problem is when when you reply to an inflammatory comment you stoke the flames! If you ignore an offensive remark it dies an unrewarded death.

Some pretty bad stuff is said about me on this site too. I certainly dont respond to it because that's exactly what the person wants. I've got better things to do, and so have you. 

The funny thing is that if you all (about six of you) came around to my joint for a beer and a bbq we would all be great mates!

There is so much shit going on politically and socially out there that we can't afford to be stirring each other up over nothing. 

Barbed comments are easy on a keyboard… but they hurt in real life. Only those lacking a valid social/political opinion resort to abuse.

We have all come a long way on this site, so we should all join hands, enjoy debating alternative views and appreciate each other.

Give it a try will ya… please? 

 

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.VillageIdiot
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.VillageIdiot

Yes, those idiots are the ones that change their names when barred !

Ducktracy.
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Ducktracy.

diddums, it’s clear that some here don’t abide by the umpire’s decision and continue to stalk and harass……take no notice of them..

.VillageIdiot
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.VillageIdiot

Diddums wants to kill the victims?

She’s even lower, nastier, and hates the weak more than waldork.

Ignore the bitch, mishka.

mishka
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mishka

…but I will try a few things, if I can get some help from the younger folk when they come home.

mishka
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mishka

Sorry, even that instruction is beyond moi.

mishka
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mishka

Twinkle – apparently you have made a reply to a comment but when I tried to look at it there was a 404 (?) block so I am none the wiser and definitely technophobic so I will have to live in suspense… (it’s true as Diddums or DeeG said, I need help… in the computer-literate area at least, I freely admit to this. PS sorry I couldn’t even respond in the exact post so put it in the first ‘Twinkle’ I saw (so very technophobic…but I am getting better day by day). Oh, to be young and computer savvy! Even… Read more »

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Miska Hard to find you. yes I agree with you totally. It is just as hard to keep away from the conflict as it is to join in. I try to keep away from it all.

mishka
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mishka

There is so much to discuss in our day and age in every area of life…why do we waste so much time with disgusting slandering of one another which achieves absolutely nothing but depression?

AussiePatriot
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AussiePatriot

Well said Larry. I agree 100%.

NNP
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NNP

“Indignant Elder 12 hours ago
Careful jc, OR got barred for wanting to do just that !”. – Really, ‘Oh Really’ got barred?

JaiNormosone
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JaiNormosone

The term you’re looking for is: “Keyboard Warrior”. Someone who is big and tough in the confines of their home or office but cannot walk-the-walk when in public.

Why the hell would someone feel the need to attack LP? It’s his site and his opinions; if you don’t like them, go away. I don’t go to the ABC or Crappier Mail sites for the very same reason.

rolyinwestoz
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rolyinwestoz

Agreed! While we are all entitled to our opinions, there is no need for personal attacks or bad language. Be objective and keep to the topic.

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Hoop scary I was looking at radars today and Sydney had an enormous storm.

TonyH
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TonyH

Here, here!, I enjoy the opportunity to share comment and thoughts on current issues, with like minded people! If on occassion I make a mistake in fact I am picked up on it, I check my sources and get on with it! I enjoy the opportunity on this site that Larry has provided and to read the interesting viewpoints from everyone, rather than be upset at the predictable left wing orientation of the ABC and others. Voltaire said, ” I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it!”… Read more »

Batman
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Batman

What is going on? You can’t threaten people, that’s actionable. Get a grip. Who really is trying to ruin this site?

Aliggjffhg
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Aliggjffhg

Agree with that sentiment, Larry. Let’s keep posts straight, honest, and something that any poster’s grandmother/ grandfather wouldn’t object to.

minomo
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minomo

Here here Larry. Well said and goodonya.

NNP
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NNP

The packs of wolves aren’t the problem, but the sheepdogs too timid to defend the lambs who stray from the mob. Also that often the wolves, sheep, sheepdogs and lambs are the same people producing a gory horror show intended to scare off contributors.

NNP
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NNP

Gremlins?

Beaver
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Beaver

One would think, ahter being booted, she would come back with a tiny bit of decency, No, not oh really.

HanseaticKid
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HanseaticKid

Thank you Larry – the love will continue…

Twinkle
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Twinkle

JennyF okay. Sorry I shouldn’t have assumed the reasons, but at the same time I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had been that. Hope everything goes well for you. I for one will miss you and I sincerely mean that. You are a gem.

1946Hunter
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1946Hunter

Deriding the host is a bit over the top. Culprits should be sin-binned for a couple of days to allow them to reflect on their attitudes. wwwwwwww comes to mind.

bsbuster
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bsbuster

It’s not rocket science people.If your nice to someone,they’re usually nice back.If your an arse-hole,then you get the same reaction.But in the bigger scheme of things,putting up with crap is something we all have to do in this world:you suck it up & move on.Diverse opinion is always going to be around,some good,some bad-how you deal with that opinion is up to the individual & quite simply,if you don’t like the heat,stay out of the kitchen.

BTT
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BTT

Spot on Larry. How many times in life do we meet somebody we dislike on introduction but as we get to know them they are top people irrespective of their opinions politically or otherwise.

uhav2Laf
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uhav2Laf

Cheers to that Larry.

spitfire13
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spitfire13

Sry M8 got an issue with G2 He threatened me. Won’t stand for that.

ThePragmatist
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ThePragmatist

Well said Larry.

MickT
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MickT

I think we all need to take a deep breath, calm down and appreciate the benefit that this and other blogs allow the average person in the street to express their views whether we agree with them or not.. I think those of us who are from an era before computers and blogs appreciate we are now able to express our views, frustrations, opinions to a wider section of the community or just get things off their chests. The opportunity to this does not give any of us a license to abuse or degenerate other bloggers point of view. A… Read more »

BeReal
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BeReal

Hello Twinkle btw!

BeReal
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BeReal

Another Kevin?

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Hello hoop. Just scrolling while listening to giddiness giving a policy speech. Please someone tell her she lost.

shazzaratzi
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shazzaratzi

to true Larry!

boronic
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boronic

well said larry—thanks——————————–now lets get on with the adult stuff.

Croc
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Croc

I certainly hope nothing I have said is classed as inflammatory or for that matter trolling ? I call it like I see it, good and bad. If feathers get ruffled then please tell me.

Legendts
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Legendts

Well said Larry and I agree too. I have had a holiday of late because of all the derogatory comments but still lurked in the background to keep up.

HanseaticKid
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HanseaticKid

I try to share the love, Larry, but you won’t give me a rosette. Why am I in the doghouse?

Tazz
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Tazz

Larry, thanks for this advice, I often fill out a comment, but decide at the last minute not to enter. I ask myself, will it hurt someone, is it really necessary, and will it improve the quality of the conversation? And my answer to myself, is why I just delete without entering. I know you are not a Bible person, but some good advice regarding how to react to some (usually unfounded) criticizing can be found therein. “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire… Read more »

Tazz
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Tazz

Twinkle, Maybe, just maybe, they are taking Larry’s sage advice and refraining from vitriol.

barriesutherland
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barriesutherland

Yeah Larry I agree, well said and the attack dogs will wither like the autumn leaves.

Hemming
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Hemming

Well said Larry, but may I put up a Youtube video of the hypocrite of the week Lisa Wilkinson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiRhREvgk1k

Lordy
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Lordy

Anytime, Sailor. We sail the same sea.

Beaver
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Beaver

At first, when you mentioned ‘Didd’s Army’, it seemed like a Kiwi accent. However, if that was the case, it would be ‘Dedd’s Army’. Hat = het. Head = hid. Fred also = Frid. Back in the water, Beaver, and get chewing..

Lordy
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Lordy

This site pulls no punches and it’s obviously aggravating the Left. The longer it’s up the more popular and controversial it gets. The best way to blunt its messages it to resort to the familiar tactics of the Left: attack the messenger and those who support him. That tactic can only work if the true-blue champions of this site ignore the offensive slagging and keep the flag flying. That’s what I’m here for. Let ’em slag on; let ’em stir; let ’em give us ‘their best shot.’ Then let ’em suck it up while the Larry messages keep on keeping… Read more »

bobbyfoo
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bobbyfoo

This is the only site that I know of ( probably more ) where you can have a cracked at politicians, governments, social issues, have a good argument back and forth, enjoy the company of other good posters, but I am very disappointed by the number of regular ” users ” who are too tight to make a contribution ” no matter how small “. Let a few moths out of your wallets, go on!

bsbuster
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bsbuster

And through all this Diddums,OR has been strangely quite.You may have just found her Achilles Heal in all this.She doesn’t like being outed!!!!!

Twinkle
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Twinkle

IE Good point. I’m wondering if they have been banned.

vecchio
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vecchio

Totally agree! Courtesy casts nothing. Nearly six years of lying and abuse of Tony Abbott in parliament has caught on, it’s over now, let’s bet honest and civil but objective.