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  •  i have no problem with people giving hr's that (1+ / 0-)
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    are explained - what bothers me is the repeated hr'ing of the same person rather than making the case and letting others then step up to the plate to join or defend the poster.

    i missed the original posting of these clips - but on viewing them without reading the comments made here, it is very blatantly romney speaking and his words are exactly what should be judged.  the clips show him talking to a group of people without knowing he is being recorded.  that is damning - not of the poster but for the speaker.

    we, on this site, often cry for more "transparancy" - more cameras at protests (even though i have been one to state often that things are not always what they appear to be) - but that was mitt romney in multiple clips saying things that were damning.

    that the poster was new was immaterial, imho.  that the poster took the risk to come to one of the largest political blogs that is, to post on a self-proclaimed democratic site should have been reason enough to view the clips and see if they were as they appeared - NOT to simply drive away the messenger.

    whether or not the posting "backfired" isn't really a concern for me - it has been around long enough to weather multiple attacks and it - this site - is strong enough in voice to counter any attack made.

    even the nephew didn't do "harm" in any real sense.  he brought out the best in people who offered to help - he made some money - he manipulated emotions - but he didn't cause people to do HARM - he showed this site to be filled with compassionate and caring people.  so, he was a liar, a fraud.

    so what?  are we harmed by being compassionate?  by caring?  the only harm the nephew did, imho, was make some people hardened to caring for others in need.  that is really sad.

    the internal wars can only be stopped by the community.  when enough people say "enough!", then they will stop.  when people don't engage those who try to pick fights, don't argue with ad homs and actually walk away from those who are seeking attention, the problems will lessen.

    it is up to each of us to simply shut down the keyboard when others are being disruptive.  don't participate!  that is the real key.

    just as i don't and won't engage with rude people in real life, i refuse to do so on a blog.  my blood pressure is much happier with me that way.

    the last thing i am thinking today is that this is just a blog - an important one where i've made real life friends and online friends and filled with many people i really care about - but it is a blog.  it isn't the end of the world if someone thinks badly about "it" - it is what i personally think about this site that matters - and, right now, as i have for many years, it is worth consuming a great deal of my time and life.  if and when that changes (hopefully not), then i will be elsewhere and continue doing other things.

    it isn't up to any of us to "protect" the blog from itself or "outsiders" (of which we all were, once - except markos, of course) - it is up to each of us to make it better and participate in a way that contributes to the successes the GOS has shown.  the GOS will survive, i am quite sure.  

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 03:41:57 PM PDT

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