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Re: “Reader: They have rights, but there should be consequences

What about all the right wingers men and women that have been beaten, stabbed, pepper sprayed and assaulted just for wearing maga hats? You dont give a shit about those people do you? Youre fake empathy and compasdion disgusts me im sick of you hypocrites.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

You see when Alex Jones helped me to see 9/11 was an inside job, it really made me step back and look at the world for what it is. A place full of evil people deception and lies as well as goodness and light. You can give me another smarmy response and pretend you are smarter than everyone Bill but I assure you what you don't know could fill a million encyclopedias. Have a good one mr I'm so tolerant. Let me guess you voted for Hillary?

Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

I would hate to challenge your frail weak little mind Bill. If the school was demolished in 2013 due to asbestos, which it was determined to have in 2008, why would they let kids in there from 08-'12. Use your brain.

Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Mike:

Just because you can find it on the internet does NOT make it true.

https://theflatearthsociety.org/home/index…

But there are enough gullible people with internet access to keep any and all lies alive. There is nothing I could do or say, Mike to change your mind.

The earth is not flat. That's been proven. Sandy Hook is not a hoax. That has also been proven.

That you don't believe it is your problem, not mine.

Posted by Bill W. on 09/04/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

2008-2013

I believe the most compelling evidence that SHES (sandy hook elementary school) had long been abandoned before the 2012 massacre is the testimony from the Internet Archives Wayback Machine of the schools lack of of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 through all of 2012.

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the Internet which uses a special software to crawl and download all publicly accessible World Wide Web pages. It was Jungle Server who first discovered that the Wayback Machine shows an absence of Internet activity from SHES since 2008 the same year when the school was found to be contaminated with asbestos.

To verify Jungle Surfers claim, I searched for SHESs website, http://newtown.k12.ct.us/~sh, on the Wayback Machine, the result of which is below, showing the schools lack of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 to mid-2013. By mid-2013, we are told SHES temporarily had relocated to the nearby town of Monroe, about 9 miles from Newtown. You are invited to replicate and verify what I did by going here.

Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Mike:

"I don't give a rat's ass what you think of me you sociopath."

Brilliant response. Profound, detailed, and thoroughly thought out.

I surrender to your superior intellect. You win.

You have fully and completely answered the question asked by the writer above (Glenn Perry). Clearly, there is NO tolerance for disagreement with your views. Game over. I am confident that your post will convince all readers that your views are not to be questioned, and that anyone who dares to do so is clearly a sociopath.

Tolerance indeed. I guess my pushback on your posts really got under your skin. Be assured that I will continue to disagree with your screeds as needed. That's what sociopaths do, right? Wouldn't want to disappoint you.

Posted by Bill W. on 09/04/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Photography and creative problem solving

Thank you for this article. Even though you did not get the results you expected, you "made lemonade," out of the situation.

We are our own worst critics, and too often that critical voice will discourage me from even trying things. Instead, your article has reminded me that we need to get out there with our cameras, in spite of ANY reason or excuse not to. Simply because a good photo doesn't have to be planned. It just happens.

Again, many thanks!

Posted by Madeline Osborne on 09/04/2017 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Bill
I don't give a rat's ass what you think of me you sociopath. That school was closed for five years before that day ever happened. Watch the interview with Halbig.

Posted by mikeb on 09/04/2017 at 12:00 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Mike:

"Nobody will ever know what really happened that fateful day I'm afraid to tell you Bill."

That's demonstrably wrong. You should be afraid to tell me or anyone else. Your rejection of reality says a lot about your personality.

We already know what happened "that fateful day." Adam Lanza massacred twenty children, ages 6-7, and six school staff. Each victim was killed with between 3 and 11 bullets. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22… The crime scene and Lanza's home were both awash in evidence. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc…

You don't have to believe it. You can believe any unsubstantiated debunked snake oil story you want. But don't complain when rational people judge you and your credibility. You have chosen to reject truth and throw in with a fantasy. You have sacrificed your credibility for a willful gullibility.

Posted by Bill W. on 09/03/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Bill
Alex Jones isn't afraid of a good conspiracy theory ill give you that but he simply keeps an open mind. Please watch his interview with wolfgang halbig on sandy hook. There were many inconsistencies that day. To pretend that you know all the facts about sandy hook is really disingenuous. Nobody will ever know what really happened that fateful day I'm afraid to tell you Bill.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/03/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Mike B:

" While it is entertaining he speaks truth to power and there are more facts in one broadcast of his than in a years worth of liberal programming."

Relying on the credibility of someone as clearly deluded as Alex Jones is laughable. Anyone who has the cruel gall to suggest that Sandy Hook was a hoax has no interest in speaking "truth" to anyone.

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/03/2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

"Tolerance is all well and good but...." Hahahahahaha. Way to totally discredit yourself right off the bat. Typical liberal.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/03/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

How would you like it if I INSISTED
you tolerate my views? Conservatives don't do that btw they just want to be left alone. Liberals are the ones who try to cram their agendas down everyone's throat while claiming moral superiority.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/03/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Jane I misread your first post I apologize. You are, however, a total hypocrite. You are completely ignoring all the violent rhetoric from the left. you say it takes two to tango but you are unwilling to see my side. Conservatives aren't advocating shooting people dear god you are hysterical calm down. Liberals are the ones treating to kill trump and violently attacking peaceful assemblies in the name of "social justice". By trying to shut down the free speech of groups like the white natiobalists in charlotsville you only embolden and recruit new members for them. And as for Alex Jones you obviously have never watched his show once. While it is entertaining he speaks truth to power and there are more facts in one broadcast of his than in a years worth of liberal programming. If you can't see the vast left wing bias in media you are ignorant and I feel sorry for you, I will pray for you honestly.

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Posted by mikeb on 09/03/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Reader: When words lose their meaning

"Throughout their lives I never once heard either one of them use the word 'stress,' even though they had lived through more of it than most will ever know." Language evolves even when the underlying experience being described does not. In your parents' day they might have used the word "pressure" to describe the feeling we now call stress, as in "We are under a lot of pressure to get our rent paid up."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/02/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Mohawk Lakes road trip hike, and Ring the Peak events

The web page for more information regarding the RTP events is: https://www.trailsandopenspaces.org/ringth…

Posted by Hiking Bob on 09/01/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Reader: When words lose their meaning

Mr. Bentley That was also the Generation that came up with those programs so there Children and Generations after them would not have to suffer through the same fate. Thats called Progress and the betterment of those coming behind us. Im all for hard work but you also have to consider that a lot of the manufacturing that arose after WWII is now GONE. That fella thats sitting in the Oval office promised some to return but alas as I predicted nothing but empty promises. Racist as a word never was used before the 60s or 70s because it was not needed most just went along with it. But then a whole race stepped up for equality and the tides turned. Same with Woman's rights back then they were expected to shut up stay home and have babies. Things have changed this Country and this World have moved forward a lot for the better and alot has cased STRESS.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/01/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

Mike, you are quick to call someone out on what you perceive to be intolerance but you spew "Liberals have no morals values or common sense." and "Democrats will never win another election due to their intolerance of conservative viewpoints. " Hmmmm....pretty much the pot calling the kettle black.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 08/31/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Reader: Where does the Springs fall on the tolerance spectrum?

And Mike once again proves his reading comprehension is basically nonexistent. The extreme RIGHT are the ones who want to "eliminate" the sinners, the "immoral", the "liberal", the non-Christian, the gay.... anyone not like them. That's why the white nationalists are lock-step with the Republicans right now. This is a classic case of projection. I recall an Oath Keeper recently quoted as hoping that Trump's election meant that "open season" would soon be declared so they could shoot liberals on the spot. I don't recall hearing anything similar even from the extreme left during Obama's presidency.... just a lot of jumpy right-wingers wringing their hands thinking it'd happen, preparing to be rounded up and put in FEMA camps... and it never did happen.

I don't watch CNN. I don't even have cable. I don't have moral authority (sorry, but that's what the Right always claims to have, considering they're in bed with the Evangelicals, and that's something you're claiming yourself). I have ethics and logic. I came to my belief system on my own, and because you're arguing against the strawman version of me that you have set up in your head, instead of actually reading and comprehending what I'm saying, you'll never be able to come up with a coherent argument against anything I say, honestly. That's not intolerance, that's a fact. You're making stuff up that you THINK I represent (or taking what some talking head told you a "liberal" is), instead of paying attention to what I say, and you're arguing with that imaginary stuff, because it's easier and you have pre-canned responses to it. That's not using common sense, that's being disingenuous. And that's why tolerance is dead with some people - they do that too. No listening, all talking at strawmen. You cannot find common ground with people until you learn how to LISTEN.

Anyway, I'm fast losing interest in talking AT someone who make up arguments with strawmen and then tries to declare victory because they can counter their strawman's imaginary points. Peace.

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Posted by Jane O'Halloran on 08/31/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Reader: An embarrassment to the public and officialdom alike

place the racist statues with the kkk, Nazi's and other scumbags like them in their proper place... out of the public sphere, back into the holes they crawled out of (until our p@$$y grabber in chief gave them his endorsement).

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Posted by happyfew on 08/31/2017 at 10:45 AM

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