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Old 04-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #81
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That's probably not a fair comparison, because I'm pretty much universally hated around here.
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Oh, if we're talking about the forum, I'm like the guy who goes around scraping gum out of the carpet.
I think you're a cool guy. Calm and collective in your responses. Fair and just in your warnings. I have yet to see you leverage your mod status to your benefit. Maybe people's jimmies just get rustled too easily?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #82
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Oh, if we're talking about the forum, I'm like the guy who goes around scraping gum out of the carpet.
Russ retires and they promote you to gum duty?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #83
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I think you're a cool guy. Calm and collective in your responses. Fair and just in your warnings. I have yet to see you leverage your mod status to your benefit. Maybe people's jimmies just get rustled too easily?
Oh, I was just being facetious. I don't think I'm hated any more than any other member or mod. I like to think that I've got plenty of friends here--that's why I keep coming back.

But thanks for the kind words.

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I gots me the ceremonial gum scraper 'n' everrthang.
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I received a profit sharing bonus of 900 Euros this month. I'd rather work for a company that gives back to its employees from the start versus having to wait/pray for the generosity of a CEO.
True this. Despite the current right wing/GOP conceit that most Americans want free handouts and charity, they simply want a fair system in the first place so that they can earn a decent living without ever needing government assistance. Unfortunately, our economic system if failing badly at this, what with wealth and income disparities not seen since the Gilded Age. Perhaps the average CEO today doesn't need to make several hundred times the salary of their company's average worker but rather settle for making perhaps a still generous 40 times that as was the case in the 1950-60s when the benefits of a company's profits and prosperity were far more broadly and equitably shared in the first place. Rather than income wealth redistribution, how about distributing it more fairly and equitably in the first place?

Perhaps the economic elites, rather than disparaging most of their fellow Americans while narcissistically luxuriating in their own magnificence, ought to get ahead of the curve and truly address these issues head on. If they don't, then eventually the majority of Americans will and perhaps in a way far less to their liking had they themselves addressed it.

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Oh, I was just being facetious. I don't think I'm hated any more than any other member or mod. I like to think that I've got plenty of friends here--that's why I keep coming back.

But thanks for the kind words.
Well, fvck.

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But thanks for the kind words.
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I was going to be the bleeding heart that always stops to chat with the universally-hated guy.
Too late sunshine. This ship has sailed.
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bimmerfan and I are already picking out drapes and moving in together. Sorry, Lair.
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