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Old 02-28-2014, 09:36 PM   #111
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You've got to admit this place has changed quite a bit over the last few years, and not necessarily for the better. You've done a few things to make it better, but it's still not as good as it once was. When I first joined here, this was a place to relax. Now? Not so much. I have a list of grievances, but I won't post them here. If you want it, I'll give it to you.

Let me just say that when two very good mods up and quit, and numerous long time members who have contributed GREATLY to this forum have been either banned, or left because of what's going on here, there's something seriously wrong. I have not given up on this forum yet, but I'm close. Hopefully things will change for the better.
I've been behind the scenes for year, and yes it was a place to "just relax" provided you believed what they believed and did as they did. They were cruel to women, disrespectful to anything but their world perspective, and honestly had it been allowed to continue we would not have the FTF we have today. It's back in the day syndrome. Through the filter of time things get diminished, but I can say this, it was a great foundation for what FTF would become. A tremendous resource and open community serving the world, and not the needs of a few people.

They were great mods, no argument here. They were wrapped up in the cult of personality that had formed, and ran off a ton of people.

I have proof of this by the way. Registrations and post counts have been significantly higher over the last year and a half then ever before.

I'm not minimizing the contribution that some of those members made. Quite the opposite I look back at our history with great pride. I've been behind the scenes for years dealing with technical issues and just last year came on to get us back on track in terms of administration.

My philosophy is different than others. Am I PC? That depends on how you see issues like gun's rights and misogyny. I respect women. I see them and their opinions as equally valid to my own, not because they are women, but because they are human beings.

I'm a belligerent and unapologetic defender of the 2nd. It's not a provision so I can own a hunting rifle. It's an amendment of force. To say I refuse to be oppressed and will take a stand at every turn. Sure hunting rifles are covered, as are all arms, but it's meant to be a show of force against a government our founding fathers feared we may become. They wrote in our own means of control. Very cool.

I invite all members to contact me directly with their issues. You and many others have found I'm very open with my actions and intentions. I want FTF to be the best it can be. I think I could do better with input from men and women like yourself. Others who refuse to apologize for their beliefs and hold strong in the face of adversity.
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I've been behind the scenes for year, and yes it was a place to "just relax" provided you believed what they believed and did as they did. They were cruel to women, disrespectful to anything but their world perspective, and honestly had it been allowed to continue we would not have the FTF we have today. It's back in the day syndrome. Through the filter of time things get diminished, but I can say this, it was a great foundation for what FTF would become. A tremendous resource and open community serving the world, and not the needs of a few people.

They were great mods, no argument here. They were wrapped up in the cult of personality that had formed, and ran off a ton of people.

I have proof of this by the way. Registrations and post counts have been significantly higher over the last year and a half then ever before.

I'm not minimizing the contribution that some of those members made. Quite the opposite I look back at our history with great pride. I've been behind the scenes for years dealing with technical issues and just last year came on to get us back on track in terms of administration.

My philosophy is different than others. Am I PC? That depends on how you see issues like gun's rights and misogyny. I respect women. I see them and their opinions as equally valid to my own, not because they are women, but because they are human beings.

I'm a belligerent and unapologetic defender of the 2nd. It's not a provision so I can own a hunting rifle. It's an amendment of force. To say I refuse to be oppressed and will take a stand at every turn. Sure hunting rifles are covered, as are all arms, but it's meant to be a show of force against a government our founding fathers feared we may become. They wrote in our own means of control. Very cool.

I invite all members to contact me directly with their issues. You and many others have found I'm very open with my actions and intentions. I want FTF to be the best it can be. I think I could do better with input from men and women like yourself. Others who refuse to apologize for their beliefs and hold strong in the face of adversity.
It's not just the old members you lost (though, I do not remember that sort of thing going on. I wasn't as active back then. I'm still in contact with some of those members now, and I don't see this going on.) In the last few days, you've lost long time members who were well liked here and had contributed a great deal. I'll send you a PM. There's things that need to be said, but not out in the open.

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:08 PM   #115
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The seagull is Utah's state bird?

Strange.

The only state birds I know are Indiana's state bird is the Cardinal, and Kentucky's state bird is the Fly.

Kentucky is the cardinal.


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Nope, definitely a dude. Trust me, he would not make a very pretty girl. Sorry TWW but it's true. You're not an ugly dude, just not a very pretty girl.
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nope, definitely a dude. Trust me, he would not make a very pretty girl. Sorry tww but it's true. You're not an ugly dude, just not a very pretty girl.
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The Georgia State Bird is the Brown Thrasher. Now you can add that to your knowledge base.
And Oklahoma's is the Scissortail Flycatcher. Maybe we should export some to Kentucky...
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