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    << Forum RULES >>

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    12. The rules are subject to change at any time without notice.
    13. No "professional trolls". Any troll who comes here to deliberately make a scene will be intentionally humiliated and banned, put in post moderation, or blocked.
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    15. Snark and mild insults are fine, but if it becomes excessive (pattern of harassment) and a distraction to the forum it's unacceptable and a Moderator may issue a general thread warning or whatever action is deemed necessary.
    16. PERSONAL ATTACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Telling someone "fuck you", "screw you", "you're an idiot", "shut the fuck up" are examples of personal attacks. If in doubt, don't post it. Personal attacks are forbidden forum wide, and this includes in reps. For clarity, let it be known that calling someone a liar or saying their post it a lie IS allowed and not considered a personal attack.
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    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

    FIRE and replace the bad Republicans in their primaries, but NEVER EVER vote for a Democrat.
    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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    Everyone, please remember to review the rules from time to time for changes and to make sure you know what the rules here are. It's your responsibility to know.

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    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

    FIRE and replace the bad Republicans in their primaries, but NEVER EVER vote for a Democrat.
    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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    Welcome to all new posters here. We are so glad to have you join in our discussions. These are the rules in the first post of this topic. Please look them over. They are short and sweet and I might add the envy of many other discussion boards.

    Remember. With great freedom comes great responsibility.

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    Earlier we had a thread with an aborted baby picture. This is a reminder to all, post that and you'll get a one day temp ban. There are a lot of parents and grandparents here and as a mom myself I don't want to ever see that on this forum. This has nothing to do with my stand on the issue of abortion - it's simply too upsetting to see and I won't allow it here.

    Fair Warning, and a reminder. This is covered in rule 6.
    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

    FIRE and replace the bad Republicans in their primaries, but NEVER EVER vote for a Democrat.
    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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    Bump to the top.
    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

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    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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    Members are reminded copy/paste of entire articles or lengthy portions is unlikely to be read, and an abuse of the author's work.


    Fair Use Law requires a modest portion plus a valid link. Few websites enforce length, but here a link is an absolute must. Posting lengthy text is inappropriate and we'll have to crack down on it if people don't voluntarily check themselves to not abuse these protocols when crafting OPs or posts.


    Please don't make us have to get nit-picky about this. Do the right thing; reasonable length and a valid link.
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    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

    FIRE and replace the bad Republicans in their primaries, but NEVER EVER vote for a Democrat.
    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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    Members are expected to respect the rules and keep up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    Members are reminded copy/paste of entire articles or lengthy portions is unlikely to be read, and an abuse of the author's work.


    Fair Use Law requires a modest portion plus a valid link. Few websites enforce length, but here a link is an absolute must. Posting lengthy text is inappropriate and we'll have to crack down on it if people don't voluntarily check themselves to not abuse these protocols when crafting OPs or posts.


    Please don't make us have to get nit-picky about this. Do the right thing; reasonable length and a valid link.
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    "one either is for the state or one is for the individual. One cannot be for both. You are a leftist. You are for the state. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I am for the individual. I cannot be authoritarian. But you can be and you are." - MisterVeritis

    FIRE and replace the bad Republicans in their primaries, but NEVER EVER vote for a Democrat.
    There is no white privilege, only unjustified jealousy. -Coolwalker
    My black neighbors don't hate me for being white, even tho the media says they do. The fact that the rest of the nation is still in a hate-fest against the South 153 years after the end of the Civil War, says it all. They come live here because the South is BEAUTIFUL, but they've always hated us because we are prosperous and most of all because we're the only part of the country that has a real cultural identity.

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