Wombaticus Rex » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:05 pm wrote:km artlu » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:12 pm wrote:WR ~ you responded above to selected quotes from Mac. I believe much of the tension here would be relieved if you forthrightly responded to this:From the memory hole: Wombaticus Rex to American Dream, in October 2014, calling AD a troll...
So I want to know why we have been subjected to AD`S trolling for so long. I want to know why honest posters have had to tolerate being trolled by AD, or else waste their time complaining about it, or leave the board in disgust.
Will you please respond to that?
I don't like American Dream, as a person or a personal brand, but his behavior isn't breaking rules here. In fact -- and I've been saying this for years too, which people could conceivably look up -- AD's behavior appears to be carefully calculated to be within the rules.
I also think, and this is something I've said perhaps less often, that AD doesn't actually owe anyone explanations. I don't think any of you do. Sure, this is General Discussion but it's not some kind of contractual obligation to dialog. Being able to ignore certain questions and people is kind of your right, as an adult human being in general. This isn't Starbucks. You're not baristas. You're not paying customers, either. Feel me?
I feel a lot more personal uncertainty about letting Nordic and Jack run their mouths for so long. I feel like to a very real extent, RI has grown out of personal relationships between people much older than me that I don't know personally at all, so I've been hesitant to come down on longtime members like I would on someone new. That's absolutely true.
However, AD isn't one of those people. When he's taken inappropriate shots at people, he's been suspended. I haven't seen any ban-worthy transgressions. That's why AD isn't banned.
MacCruiskeen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:54 pm wrote:From the memory hole: Wombaticus Rex to American Dream, in October 2014, calling AD a troll and explaining to him why he had been suspended. Emphasis added.Wombaticus Rex » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:07 pm wrote:
That's a very funny question! You got suspended because of your entire online MO -- the passive aggressive snipes at people, stirring shit up and then acting like you don't see people responding, and overall, maintaining your stellar track record of being the most intelligent and subtle troll we've ever had here at Rigorous Intuition to date (with the possible exception of Jeff Wells, of course -- jury is still out on that one).
A great way to reverse that trend would be to treat the people in this thread who are asking you questions like normal human beings, who are just as smart as you, don't have "problematic" or "questionable" motivations, and would earnestly like answers from you! Give it a shot! Could be exciting.
That was 31 months ago.
Note too the response from stillrobertpaulsen, one of the politest, friendliest and most reasonable posters on this board:[...] Too bad the intended recipient refused to [take] the advice of our esteemed mod and continues stirring shit up even after proclaiming he is "ready now to move on to more compelling things in my own life." So move the fuck on already!
http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/view ... &start=210
Postby Project Willow » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:09 pm
AD, this is indeed a discussion board. Endeavor to find a way to repair relationships and respectfully participate in this community or restrict your postings to the data dump or your own personal blog.
http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/view ... &start=120
Wombaticus Rex » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:16 pm wrote:
I am a relentlessly psychotic power-mad force of destruction and all my acts are arbitrary; capricious. I have a huge list of secret crimes that I will never show any of you.
Wombaticus Rex » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:32 pm wrote:
Also, I'm not a good person, objectively speaking. We should all be on the same page about that.
stillrobertpaulsen » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:50 pm wrote:American Dream » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:27 pm wrote:I'm being very direct here- but not at all trying to be a dick about it- just trying to act in the interest of having the best board possible.
Of all the bullshit statements you've made on this thread, that is by far the bullshittiest.
It is quite clear by your steadfast refusal to address the elephant in the room that you created that you've got nothing on Robert Parry besides your own warped opinion. Barring a link in your next reply, let the record reflect:
You have no fucking evidence that Robert Parry defended Putin whatsoever.
American Dream » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:00 pm wrote:Thinking about Robert Parry posting a defense of Putin- and this is not the first time- raises the possibility of his being co-opted by the pro-Russian conspiracy/propaganda network described in this thread.
I'm not sure what's up with the stillrobertpaulson username at all, but as I said previously anyone who cares to check it out can go to Robert Parry's site, Consortium News, and check things out for themselves. I went there and used the handy on-site search function to search the term "Putin" and below is posted a link to the results. That's it- done with such posters who don't inspire much hope of a positive engagement.
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=0179303742 ... sc.q=putin
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