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Old 07-10-2006, 12:18 PM   #168
Pick Six
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Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
Political mudslinging and downright viciousness are an American tradition that goes all the way back to the founding fathers. It's part of our political heritage to verbally beat the crap out of each other and then decide things with a ballot rather than a gun.
There's a problem with this theory. Here, we aren't really solving any problems. We just hash and rehash the same arguments until someone does something that's the equivalent of crying "uncle".

Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
And besides...the internet's adopted a code of behavior all it's own. Calling somebody a fool, jerk, nitwit, a******, moron, scumbag, sh**head, or b**ch in the real world will usually get you popped in the nose. Online manners are a bit different. When you post on these boards you should EXPECT to get called names and abused. It's part and parcel of the internet culture.
Why does it have to be this way? Why can't people have a debate without resorting to namecalling just because they can hide behind a computer?
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