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2012-11-30 10:18:15 PM

MooseUpNorth: degenerate-afro: What, no Glock?

It was a Glock bow and arrow.



That explains a lot. He didn't suicide, it was an accidental discharge.
 
2012-11-30 10:21:21 PM
I read a book recently that was about a psychopath kid who killed a bunch of kids at his high school with a bow and arrow. He did a lot of other horrible things along the way too, but his mother was the only one who could see it, and it was written from her point of view. Pretty creepy book. The father couldn't see a thing, and thought that the mother was nuts.
 
2012-11-30 10:21:32 PM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


I know a guy who accidentally shot himself in the head with one. Really.
Why yes I do live in Florida.
 
2012-11-30 10:26:35 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?

By giving yourself the shaft.


Or head.

/giggity
 
2012-11-30 10:26:48 PM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


Hop Along Cassidy did it, at that's what that beach bum Ted Nugent told me.

Very strange...
 
2012-11-30 10:27:53 PM

DutchDynamite: confirming again why i do not want to go the greatest nation in the world


Why, because people in the US have the same flaws as those in the rest of the world? I'm not even a Yank and I can spot the flaw in your logic.
 
2012-11-30 10:29:43 PM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


www.wilderness-survival.net

also, for GP, this

files.myopera.com
 
2012-11-30 10:45:40 PM
"Additionally, it is believed that a bow was used as the weapon."
img856.imageshack.us 
Clara Bow wanted for questioning.
 
2012-11-30 10:49:34 PM
This is why killing people should be illegal. Why isn't the Government doing more to stop this?
 
2012-11-30 10:53:24 PM

fusillade762: iq_in_binary: I give it a day before they try to blame it on a certain TV show.

I blame Ted Nugent.


He did say he'd be dead or in jail about now...
 
2012-11-30 10:55:36 PM

Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.


Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.
 
2012-11-30 10:56:14 PM

HalEmmerich: Kazan: oh you poor poor oppressed second amendment worshipper.. let me count how many national restrictions on guns, reasonable or otherwise, have been passed since 2000


zero, add zero, carry zero.. times 5 for your panic factor. that comes to zero.

So, you didn't just not read the article, you didn't even bother to read the entire headline?


rotflamo! And - based on his profile - I'm not sure he actually knows how to read at all. He seems to operate on the "I'll just absorb and regurgitate Progressive talking points and that will make me look smart" principle.
 
2012-11-30 10:57:46 PM

xander450: Alrighty, since I seem to be the only liberal not yet out at the bars, I'll bite.

What's your damned solution, if it annoys you so very much that we keep trying to reduce the number of people that get shot?


Very well articulated point.
+1 for you.
 
2012-11-30 10:58:15 PM
And really? 100 posts and no this?

img542.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-30 10:58:27 PM
There's only one thing to do: we must ban all bows and arrows. There is NO reason in the modern world for a person to need to know how to use a bow and arrow.
 
2012-11-30 11:03:39 PM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


Shoot straight up and wait?


I shot an arrow into the air
It fell to earth I know not wh-urk!
 
2012-11-30 11:06:43 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: There's only one thing to do: we must ban all bows and arrows. There is NO reason in the modern world for a person to need to know how to use a bow and arrow.


Always enjoy your inputs. Always original. That's why I think we need more homeless guys with internet access. It's all that holds fark threads together on slow nights.
 
2012-11-30 11:07:31 PM

EVERYBODY PANIC: Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.

Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.


If you have to ask, you're probably not smart enough to understand any of the definitions in the first place.
 
2012-11-30 11:33:43 PM

EVERYBODY PANIC:
Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.


C'mon Bud, you know better than this. It's sad really. Just because a person points out when someone else is trolling, doesn't preclude them from sharing the same or a similar opinion. Same thing goes for the trolls; just because they said one thing doesn't mean that is their true opinion. You know how it works. It's a slow night, the old lady is giving you any lately, so you slide on over to Fark. You find a juicy thread, you see which way the general opinion is going and then you drop some liberal or conservative bait, and wait for the attention to roll in. I would be tempted to give you 6/10 for this stunt, but you lose 3 points for sounding like a sanctimonious asshat and another 4 point deduction based on the other asinine comments you have excreted in this thread. Now crawl back into your cave and don't come out until you are summoned. Silly goose!!!
 
2012-11-30 11:35:25 PM

EVERYBODY PANIC: Clara Bow wanted for questioning.


I question her long time.
 
2012-11-30 11:37:29 PM
According to Poe's Law and its internet corollary, it's impossible to tell the difference between an absolutely perfect troll and honest belief. Ergo, like gravity and acceleration, they are the same.
 
2012-11-30 11:38:56 PM
So calling conservatives trolls is perfectly logical, as their only purpose in this world is to annoy in order to attract attention.
 
2012-11-30 11:56:27 PM

xander450: Alrighty, since I seem to be the only liberal not yet out at the bars, I'll bite.

What's your damned solution, if it annoys you so very much that we keep trying to reduce the number of people that get shot?


No, just that you are enabling the wrong people to do the shooting without worry about someone shooting back.
 
2012-11-30 11:56:29 PM

Zul the Magnificent: I question her long time.


As long as you want to, if you can find her grave.
 
2012-12-01 12:02:52 AM

iq_in_binary: Kazan: oh you poor poor oppressed second amendment worshipper.. let me count how many national restrictions on guns, reasonable or otherwise, have been passed since 2000


zero, add zero, carry zero.. times 5 for your panic factor. that comes to zero.

When the farking CANADIANS can get a TAR-21 and I can't, I have a right to gripe. Oh yeah, they can get MP7s too. Not to mention SPAS 12s. The import restrictions are bullshiat, and they were passed after 2000.


Canadians have proven they know how to behave.
 
2012-12-01 12:09:45 AM

DutchDynamite: confirming again why i do not want to go the greatest nation in the world


What does Switzerland have to do with any of this?
 
2012-12-01 12:11:29 AM
School shooting, article says weapon was an "edged weapon"
Can't believe no-one posted this:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-01 12:37:35 AM

Kazan: oh you poor poor oppressed second amendment worshipper.. let me count how many national restrictions on guns, reasonable or otherwise, have been passed since 2000


zero, add zero, carry zero.. times 5 for your panic factor. that comes to zero.


If its not broke, don't try to fix it.
 
2012-12-01 01:02:06 AM
Page 3 and no 'Journalist's Guide to Firearms Identification' pic? For shame.
 
2012-12-01 01:02:30 AM
Wanted for questioning:

i759.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-01 01:05:19 AM

EVERYBODY PANIC: Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.

Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.


Trolling
The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; it pisses people off, but it's lame.

The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help.
Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll.

Signs that your trolling is succesful:
*Your victim screaming in all-caps at you.
*Personal attacks (Calling you a retard, idiot, etc).
*Being an Internet Tough Guy.
*Making a crude remark, before quickly logging off before you can retort.

Signs that your trolling is unsuccesful:
*Your victim identifying you as a troll.
*Identifying yourself as a troll.
*Your efforts being ignored.
 
2012-12-01 01:06:07 AM

Butthurted: EVERYBODY PANIC:
Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.

C'mon Bud, you know better than this. It's sad really. Just because a person points out when someone else is trolling, doesn't preclude them from sharing the same or a similar opinion. Same thing goes for the trolls; just because they said one thing doesn't mean that is their true opinion. You know how it works. It's a slow night, the old lady is giving you any lately, so you slide on over to Fark. You find a juicy thread, you see which way the general opinion is going and then you drop some liberal or conservative bait, and wait for the attention to roll in. I would be tempted to give you 6/10 for this stunt, but you lose 3 points for sounding like a sanctimonious asshat and another 4 point deduction based on the other asinine comments you have excreted in this thread. Now crawl back into your cave and don't come out until you are summoned. Silly goose!!!


T'was a serious question.

If being called a troll simply means that you disagree woth a person,then it has no real merit. Juvenile. I was hoping for a definition, but instead, unable or unwilling to provide anything of substance, you make it about me. It's not about me, it's about my wondering if there is more to these things than middle-school belittling behavior. I only put in this request of you as it was you who brought up the 'troll thing'. That, and I believe that deep down inside, you are a smart guy capable of providing an answer. I can see the comments of the not-too-bright farkers, and I leave them alone, feeling a bit sorry for them.

So if you are still up this late night, I will again ask you and only you if this word TROLL has any real meaning. I'm not really a political person, and I prefer to only jump into a thread when I find something humorous or if I am looking for clarity, and only from someone who seems smart enought to provide clarity.

You write dismissingly to me, but no ill will is intended towards you. I am not one to prank people. So if you are still with me, and if you would kindly answer my very simple question... Can you or anybody provide a 'grown-up' definiton of what is a troll? And if you really are one who believes that words should mean something, do me the kindness of defining 'DERP'. I am not one to use slang, and never have been so. I write very clearly and know exactly what I say, and use real English despite my vocabulary and grammar lapses.

If the slangy terms on Fark have no solid meaning, well, that's okay too. You think I am kidding or jerking you around, but I do not do that too often. It's just that, for most of my life, when people could not articulate an intelligent response to something, they usually either reverted to an attack or to undefinable slang to hide their incompetence. SInce I do not wish to believe that you are incompetent, I asked for clarification.

If you think that I am just full of it, well, that's okay too. I would appreciate a reply, but you may ignore me if you wish. No harm intended, and no hurt feelings on my end either. All the best to you in life.
 
2012-12-01 01:11:04 AM
I go to Casper a lot, not a pretty town. Most people there are either very religious or very into drugs.

Heard from a source the teacher/instructor was brought down with an arrow, and finished off with a hunting knife. Yuck.
 
2012-12-01 01:31:15 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I go to Casper a lot, not a pretty town. Most people there are either very religious or very into drugs.


What's the difference?
 
2012-12-01 01:31:36 AM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


Aim it at a cop?
 
2012-12-01 01:42:10 AM

EVERYBODY PANIC:
T'was a serious question.

If being called a troll simply means that you disagree woth a person,then it has no real merit. Juvenile. I was hoping for a definition, but instead, unable or unwilling to provide anything of substance, you make it about me. It's not about me, it's about my wondering if there is more to these things than middle-school belittling behavior. I only put in this request of you as it was you who brought up the 'troll thing'. That, ...


Well, let's see if I can clear it up for you.

"Trolling" means to say intentionally stupid or provocative things in a forum, simply for the pleasure of drawing negative attention and derailing any actual discussion that may or may not be going on. It does not, as you claim, mean simple disagreement. There are many posters on Fark who have strongly opposing viewpoints but can discuss them sincerely, rather than spouting some strawman fallacies and disappearing.

Now, you're right insofar as certain segments of the Conservative/Fundamentalist population have become so extreme that it's impossible to tell their actual opinions from deliberate threadshiatting, but overtime patterns can emerge.

Presumably you've read tenpoundsofcheese's posts before... do you honestly think he's not being an idiot on purpose?
 
2012-12-01 01:57:05 AM

EVERYBODY PANIC: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: There's only one thing to do: we must ban all bows and arrows. There is NO reason in the modern world for a person to need to know how to use a bow and arrow.

Always enjoy your inputs. Always original. That's why I think we need more homeless guys with internet access. It's all that holds fark threads together on slow nights.


Thanks. I enjoy yours, too. Very good point about "trolls." It's obvious that the term is most often used by people who have no rational response to the point being made, yet feel they have to respond in some way.

Wikipedia says: "In Internet slang, a troll (play /ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[3]" (italics added)

So it appears that in Fark Liberal/"Progressive" usage, calling someone a "troll" is saying that that someone is posting something simply for effect; i.e.: he is not seriously posting it as a factual statement, opinion , etc. The conclusion is that the post therefore does not have to be taken seriously by those who disagree with it. It's a rather shameful and cowardly, but also, in a way, clever method of "sidestepping" the need for responding rationally to the poster.
 
2012-12-01 01:59:21 AM

redmid17: EVERYBODY PANIC: Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.

Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.

If you have to ask, you're probably not smart enough to understand any of the definitions in the first place.


I think he understands perfectly. It was a rhetorical question.
 
2012-12-01 02:00:37 AM

Butthurted: EVERYBODY PANIC:
Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.

C'mon Bud, you know better than this. It's sad really. Just because a person points out when someone else is trolling, doesn't preclude them from sharing the same or a similar opinion. Same thing goes for the trolls; just because they said one thing doesn't mean that is their true opinion. You know how it works. It's a slow night, the old lady is giving you any lately, so you slide on over to Fark. You find a juicy thread, you see which way the general opinion is going and then you drop some liberal or conservative bait, and wait for the attention to roll in. I would be tempted to give you 6/10 for this stunt, but you lose 3 points for sounding like a sanctimonious asshat and another 4 point deduction based on the other asinine comments you have excreted in this thread. Now crawl back into your cave and don't come out until you are summoned. Silly goose!!!


Ah. Yet another Farker incapable of a rational response.
 
2012-12-01 02:01:31 AM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: So calling conservatives trolls is perfectly logical, as their only purpose in this world is to annoy in order to attract attention.


Bingo. My point is proven.
 
2012-12-01 02:05:21 AM

Aces and Eights: EVERYBODY PANIC: Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.

Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.

Trolling
The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; it pisses people off, but it's lame.

The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help.
Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll.

Signs that your trolling is succesful:
*Your victim screaming in all-caps at you.
*Personal attacks (Calling you a retard, idiot, etc).
*Being an Internet Tough Guy.
*Making a crude remark, before quickly logging off before you can retort.

Signs that your trolling is unsuccesful:
*Your victim identifying you as a troll.
*Identifying yourself as a troll ...


Except that Fark Libs and Progs use "troll" as a personal attack in additional to using it as a rhetorical deflection allowing them to not respond with a rational argument.

Clever.

And cowardly.
 
2012-12-01 02:26:11 AM

ElBarto79: Casper Wyoming is Dick Cheneys' hometown. If you ever driven through there, as I have a few times, you would understand why you might want to shoot someone if you live there. It's a long, long way, from anything. Some areas are quite beautiful but It's difficult to understand how utterly barren and empty that place is without driving through it yourself. It's right up there with Alaska with alcoholism and suicide.


So what you're saying, is basically whatever genetic impulse that caused Americans to pine and move out to the "vast frontier" has gone right out of the gene pool and died?

Because it used to be that people did everything they could to get *out* to places that were "empty" (minus the Indians that they ran off to make sure it was "empty".)

Now apparently, the folks who live in places that are "empty" abuse chemicals and kill themselves.

America is farking confusing.
 
2012-12-01 03:07:37 AM

dr_blasto: INeedAName: Must. not. make. Casper. joke.

Do it!

Casper sucks.


Yeah go for it. I grew up there and it sucks.

To be fair it is not the end of the earth...but you can farking see it from Casper.
 
2012-12-01 03:20:14 AM
I understand there is an APB out for Oliver Queen.
 
2012-12-01 03:59:06 AM

iheartscotch: Kazan: oh you poor poor oppressed second amendment worshipper.. let me count how many national restrictions on guns, reasonable or otherwise, have been passed since 2000


zero, add zero, carry zero.. times 5 for your panic factor. that comes to zero.

Not for lack of trying!

Just one example: there have been at least 4 attempts to ban 5.7 x 28 ammo since 2004 because it is "armor piercing".

What they fail to realize is, most hunting rounds, especially steel core, are definitely armor piercing. No need of quotations.


You forgot to mention that most states have laws regarding how small a critter can be and you still be allowed to use a 7.62 range round. You cannot hunt squirrel and rabbit with 7.62 for various reasons having to do with misting and minimum transference...

So for small wild boar you NEED 5.7... a .223 mini14 isn't gonna bring it down in a useful manner.
 
2012-12-01 06:00:39 AM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


I'm shocked that no one posted this...

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-12-01 06:34:17 AM
It's clearly time to ban these deadly assault bows and tactical arrows. Only our military should have them.
 
2012-12-01 06:53:07 AM

that bosnian sniper: How the fark do you commit suicide with a bow and arrow?


Watch this. The second guy is relevant.
Link
 
2012-12-01 08:09:31 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: redmid17: EVERYBODY PANIC: Butthurted: tenpoundsofcheese: The Constitution says nothing about allowing people to have sharp edged objects.

Time to ban them to make the liberals happy.

0/10 too obvious and there are already a few trolls in before you.

Pardon me a moment, but would you please define the word "troll" which I see so often on Fark threads. As I understand it, it's just another word used to demean somebody with whom one does not agree on a topic. It seems poorly used in most apoplications, and in too many uses, indicates an inability of the user to articulate a reasoned response. But maye I just don't get it.

So please concoct a definition, I mean a real definition for the word "troll". Please give me an example of it's useage by someonw who shares your own opinion on a topic, indicating that it is a workable definition and not just juvenile slander.Thank you.

If you have to ask, you're probably not smart enough to understand any of the definitions in the first place.

I think he understands perfectly. It was a rhetorical question.


See what happens when one asks for clarification? Folks on the right often give it a good shot, but folks on the left often try to belittle the intelligent question to avoid showing an intellectual inability to make coherent statements. Sad. I have no political affiliations, but I see the dichotomy. Slang is for people who emote rather than think, at least as far as I can determine. People who know something, say something. Most everybody else just attack, demean, belittle. The real zombies defer to cliches, slogans and slang. Oh well. It is fark, not Harvard, I guess. Gotta lower my expectations.
 
2012-12-01 08:24:37 AM

Hickory-smoked: EVERYBODY PANIC:
T'was a serious question.

If being called a troll simply means that you disagree woth a person,then it has no real merit. Juvenile. I was hoping for a definition, but instead, unable or unwilling to provide anything of substance, you make it about me. It's not about me, it's about my wondering if there is more to these things than middle-school belittling behavior. I only put in this request of you as it was you who brought up the 'troll thing'. That, ...

Well, let's see if I can clear it up for you.

"Trolling" means to say intentionally stupid or provocative things in a forum, simply for the pleasure of drawing negative attention and derailing any actual discussion that may or may not be going on. It does not, as you claim, mean simple disagreement. There are many posters on Fark who have strongly opposing viewpoints but can discuss them sincerely, rather than spouting some strawman fallacies and disappearing.

Now, you're right insofar as certain segments of the Conservative/Fundamentalist population have become so extreme that it's impossible to tell their actual opinions from deliberate threadshiatting, but overtime patterns can emerge.

Presumably you've read tenpoundsofcheese's posts before... do you honestly think he's not being an idiot on purpose?/u>i>


Thank you for this.

Yes, I guess that tenpoundsofcheese is trolling, but he's not very funny, and that was his attempt at humor. But when the left-guys do this and worse, the terms TROLLING and DERP seldom arise. OC Homeless Guy is, I presume, a right-leaning guy, but he's smart and when he tries, he bulls-eyes some of the more foolish posts, and he defends his stance rather clearly. Your message here, from the left I presume, is also sane and thoughtful.

I could so happily share a beer with you and OC Homeless Guy, as you both are able to converse intelligently. I know that fark is about is humor and passion, so I must try harder to keep that in mind. And BTW: nice to meet you. I'll be putting you on my favorites list that I might follow your comments in threads.

Oh, one more thing... It is possible that most of the left-leaning posts appear absolutely insane to the right-leaning farkers. Does that make half the posts to be trolling? It all seems silly to me.
 
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