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Only read if you think like me

Postby el cuervo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:23 pm

This thread is only for people that think like me.

I don't want to hear from anyone that think any differently than me.

Ack if I should read something that runs counter to MY view of the world.

Ugh if I might be met with something that would stretch my mind.

This is Eric's sandbox, no question there.

And he can certainly do as he wishes.

Nature is diverse, full of myriad organisms that interact and complement one another.

Maybe you all ought to move to the middle of a Monsanto based cornfield in Nebraska.

Buy a TV that only shows FOX news.

Rattle on to each other about one and only one thing. FISH.

At least you would be sure of one thing after all that.....

No one to spawn with.

Your kind would self-extirpate.



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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby ERIC » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:49 pm

Hey, this poem doesn't rhyme.
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby el cuervo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:21 pm

Free verse.

I'll give it a little more thought and see if V 1.1 is a little more fun.
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby rlown » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:02 pm

el cuervo wrote:Rattle on to each other about one and only one thing. FISH.


This topix area is called, "The Fishing Hole". Why wouldn't we rattle on about fish here?

I liked your "free verse", but i prefer either Tanka or Haiku..
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby Ikan Mas » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:31 am

Early spring fishing
Rushing rivers icy cold
Trout avoid my lure



Unsettled weather
Moutains full of white snow
Boots weep bitter tears
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby ERIC » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:42 am

rlown wrote:This topix area is called, "The Fishing Hole". Why wouldn't we rattle on about fish here?


I should point out that Russ is pretty much right here. Aside from the fact that this forum's purpose is for Sierra Nevada fishing-related discussion, the primary scope of the entire site is Sierra Nevada Recreation. That's the common interest. That's why we're here (or why we should be here). Moral and political discussions etc. are unquestionably going to be in the mix (and are an important part of it) - but that sort of thing is not, never has and never will be an emphasis of this site. :dontknow
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby Cross Country » Sat May 01, 2010 2:46 pm

Eric
I am truly proud of what you wrote. I hope nearly every one "gets it". Tom
Now -- on to some fun: These were taken in Cascade Valley, Fish Creek over Duck Pass.
It's a good creek to catch lots of fish, and obviously other fun too.
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby richlong8 » Fri May 14, 2010 8:16 am

There are plenty of sites available where the emphasis is on people talking politics, worldview, etc; This doesn't seem like a good place for those topics to be the focus. I enjoy the fishing and backpacking talk most of all when I access the site.

However, on some topics such as fish stocking, frog habitat, etc; that involve regulation, government programs, I don't think you can really have a comprehensive discussion without politics and worldview coming up. So if the moderator is going to allow controversial topics, which I think he should, people are going to have to agree to disagree at times. That doesn't mean people who might disagree with me or you are stupid or "uninformed", or "fox news people", just people with differing perspectives. Personally, I enjoy reading others point of view, and am not threatened by thinking outside my own views. I will sometimes use strong rhetoric to make a point with something I don't agree with, because I want others to think and react, even if their first instinct is to blast me. But, if I have ever gone overboard, and personally offended anyone, I do apoligize.... that's not why I frequent this site.
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby Bad Man From Bodie » Fri May 14, 2010 10:27 am

Random????? :retard:
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby cmon4day » Fri May 14, 2010 10:28 pm

richlong8 wrote: That doesn't mean people who might disagree with me or you are stupid or "uninformed", or "fox news people".


So what are you saying. People who watch fox news are stupid and uninformed??? Thats the problem with you liberals, you think your smarter and know whats best for the rest of us.
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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby rlown » Sat May 15, 2010 2:06 pm

cmon4day wrote:
richlong8 wrote: That doesn't mean people who might disagree with me or you are stupid or "uninformed", or "fox news people".


So what are you saying. People who watch fox news are stupid and uninformed??? Thats the problem with you liberals, you think your smarter and know whats best for the rest of us.


I think this thread was spawned after Eric locked the MYLF thread. It'd be nice not to get back into the randomness and personal attacks. I personally know people who follow both FOX and NPR, and, well, I don't (trying to be nice here). I tend to look at what groups are doing, when they appropriately advertise it, and make my own decisions.

RE: frogs: Just tell me up front if you are going to remove fish from a lake I like, and I'll be happy if the science is sound.

RE: fish: It's obvious that with no stocking most lakes will go dead "naturally". The lakes that are SS are the pearls that we need keep close to the heart and fight for.

This thread is not the place for that discussion. This thread should probably be deleted. Ikan's excellent Haiku should be preserved. Kudos.

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Re: Only read if you think like me

Postby Cross Country » Sun May 16, 2010 4:56 pm

C'mon, if this thread gets deleted I'll have to do something else with my Cascade Valley pics. My other reply is: "thats the trouble with you liberals?". I thought we were anglers and backpackers. I feel like I have something in common with all of us, although some don't think that way about me. Oh well. Don't virtually all of us have a love of the wilderness in common. This makes us a brotherhood of sorts. We don't have to agree with each other about everything. Tolerance, understanding, and humanity amongst other traits are positive stuff. I nearly never met someone in the backcountry (at least a ways in) that I didn't like. I'm sure some didn't like me, but again, oh well. Remember this - hate and anger are human traits, but not good ones. Also, backpackers are the good guys. Aren't we?
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