Robert, Morgacj,,,,etc 1) Argumentative 2) Expert in every category 3) Must always have the last word 4) Monopolizes the forum 5) New to forum but has lived in Davao for awhile. 6) Plans to move to Tacloban 7) Uses the word Tibal… 8) Dislikes United States (ran away) though claims to be an American when convenient, otherwise Canadian. 9) Always has negative things to say about the U.S. military or military retirees. 10) Always trying to psychoanalyze things. 11) Seems a little controlled this time around but it's obvious to me.
ACE/Morgac...thats SUG.'s bio for sure.......in my mind there are a few that fit this bio as I have noticed in a few posts........to early to let the cat out of the bag though...."stay tuned". As we say in the US......if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck........it must be a duck!
Jizz, what an acrinomy always between you americans on this forum !Can't you just be respectful of others' opinions? As Belgian, I am really disgusted by some personal attacks. No surprize you have so much shootings in the US. Always upset and no respect.
Pretty broad brush my friend. When it comes to petty sniping here, it seems there is plenty of blame to go around. Some people just like to argue, they seek reaction to their prodding and claim innocence when the negativity begins. From what I've seen on this forum, their not all from the U.S.
I think one person referred to it as "challenging others". I guess that's one way to spin it.
I don't know about others, but I tend to tune out for long periods because of the childish, petulant, confrontational, uncivil, cantankerous, peevish, bad-tempered, petty, irritable, querulous, fractious, whiny, disgruntled, ill-humored Shenanigans.
Equal blame to instigaters and respondents.
You can't reason with an unreasonable person. You just get drawn into their drama, and you make everyone else feel tired.
You can be morally or logically right, and still loose. It's also possible to have an equally valid (divergent) viewpoint and simply think you are right.
I guess this is more of a "Community" than a "Resource Center" for expates. I was warned when I joined by multiple people via Private Message.
I'll just keep skimming 80-150 response threads for occasional nuggets of wisdom. (About 1 in 30 responses).
I'm guilty too, so plenty of blame to spread around.
TeeJAy - there are many great inputs from expats here and guidance . I like the true Diversity of thoughts and such . We dont have to love each other , but making an effort to get along is key I think . 1st off , im not pointing fingers , but Challenging thoughts and such is key to things I think . So long as it does not get too too personal . Ive put a few people on to this forum and they have all stating its informative, good , and each person has a little different spin on things .We should all rejoice in this. help we provide . Thats an asset for our group. There is SO MANY knowledgeable people on here petty stone throwing by some will happen time to time , but we all must remember who we serve and get over the tossed stones . Heck , people toss stones at me too ... but I try to rise above it ... We are too good I think for any form of sideline stuff and quarrels ....
Marshmallow - you still Lurking from the shadows ? .... Just ribbing you , HA!!! Join in , you have a lot to contribute . I , like you watch a few Canadian sites to see what people moving to Canada think of our culture and things . Its humbling at times. Good luck in your law program .
Depends on how the challenge is worded. Is it with fact, conjecture or malice. When done with malice it only serves to provoke and leads to nothing of value.
When done intelligently with forthought and reasearched fact and maybe a new idea or two, it is challenging and adds to an intelligent discourse where all share and learn. This encourages members to share productively and with respect to one another's thoughts and ideas. We all win. On this I agree with you with regard to challenging another member.
Making excuses for the stone thrower is just that, excuses. No matter whose friend he or she may be.
Surfing........go back and slowly read ACOL'S post.....he deliberatley calls out AMERICANS as having no respect and mentions the number of shootings in the US.......and then has the gall to blame us for fighting back.......I mean what the hell, does anyone on this forum say things about BELGIUM.......NO.
Now read TEJAYS......response.........we shlould have let the GERMANS take Belgium........enuf said.
It is posts like his that raises temperature of the forum and then he complains about the results.
Imagine walking into a GAY BAR and calling the bartender a fag........now what?
I believe you're referring to my post where I said the next time the Germans drop by don't call US. There was no invitation as you wrote. Please be accurate when citing me. The Belgian was excoriating Americans for our argumetativeness. OK, he can think what he wants and I can call him out on it if I choose. And I did.
Plus I like Belgium and Belgians - been there many times on business, Anvers more than Brussels. Long ago but I have good memories of it. Great food - a combo of French style/techniques with German heartiness. To allude to another post here, the toilet paper then was small, individual sheets, wax on one side and non-absorbing, rough on the other. All in light brown for color coordination. A friend of mine with me was a vet of the So. Pacific while his wife was an Army nurse in Europe. They used to bicker about which was tougher. He wrote her a note on a slip of that toilet paper: Dear Helen: You were right and things are still rough in the ETO. Love, Bob
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