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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #440 on: February 17, 2019, 02:16:21 pm »

No, no! No locking, please!...

It must be a coincidence that it is always liberals who clamor for Soviet measures ;)

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #441 on: February 17, 2019, 10:50:13 pm »

It must be a coincidence that it is always liberals who clamor for Soviet measures ;)
Gee whiz! And I always thought I was a liberal. I wasn't aware of my Soviet connections.   ;)
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #442 on: February 17, 2019, 11:02:43 pm »

It's an oxymoron. Any liberals who get a taste of Soviet measures or connections stop being liberal.

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #443 on: February 17, 2019, 11:17:43 pm »

...And I always thought I was a liberal.

Itís ok, Eric, nobody is perfect  ;)

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #444 on: February 18, 2019, 08:05:59 am »

I always thought myself a realist, until I decided to become a pro photographer, of course, at which point I threw up my own hands and declared myself to be in those of God.

I guess He knew what I was doing! :-)

Trouble with political cant is that it prevents the acceptance of another party's beliefs when those are, indeed, good for the general population.

I have never voted "left" but admire the thinking behind the Brit National Health Service, if only because I know how expensive and, as a direct result, how many aspects of keeping alive are beyond the average Joe. Your life should not depend on your ability to turn a trick in bed or in business.

Having always voted "right" (when I could vote!) does not blind me to the folly of those who still live in fantasies of the Britain of Queen Victoria's day today.

You'd imagine that a coalition govt. would provide the answer, but of course it can't: each bit strives to become top cat...

Sometimes, were I allowed to drink again, I'd open another bottle of Gordon's and bid this crazy world good night for another 24 hours.

Instead, I get pissed off at myself and most things else.

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #445 on: February 18, 2019, 08:29:53 am »

It must be a coincidence that it is always liberals who clamor for Soviet measures ;)
This is the comment of the third grader on a school playground.
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #446 on: February 18, 2019, 02:08:15 pm »


It must be a coincidence that it is always liberals who clamor for Soviet measures ;)

This is the comment of the third grader on a school playground.

Unlike yours? Accusations of childishness are seldom cogent.

Jeremy
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #447 on: February 18, 2019, 02:31:30 pm »

This is the comment of the third grader on a school playground.


Unlike yours? Accusations of childishness are seldom cogent.

Jeremy
Finally we here from the Administrator!!!  Why don't you do the right thing and lock this thing down; it's gone way off the tracks.  If it takes a childish comment to accomplish this so be it.  You are supposed to keep track of what goes on and I see no signs that you are doing this.  If you accept a job then just do it.  Certain posters just try to troll people and in this they are too often successful.  I shall leave this conversation now as it's just pointless to the point of being laughable.
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #448 on: February 18, 2019, 03:25:54 pm »


" I shall leave this conversation now as it's just pointless to the point of being laughable."

 Hope that's a promise you keep!
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #449 on: February 18, 2019, 04:11:10 pm »

Ever so often I read these longer threads...... always a good read.  This one is no exception.  All of the usual suspects and lots of BS slinging.  Maybe Josh can infuse a calming Zen kind of comment or so.......

Victor
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #450 on: February 18, 2019, 04:22:08 pm »

Ever so often I read these longer threads...... always a good read.  This one is no exception.  All of the usual suspects and lots of BS slinging.  Maybe Josh can infuse a calming Zen kind of comment or so.......

Victor

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #451 on: February 18, 2019, 04:41:57 pm »

Sure :
Be as careful as you can. Our minds are funny. Sometimes we are skeptical of things that are really worthwhile and completely accepting of things that we should avoid. Try to avoid extremes and follow the middle way, checking with wisdom wherever you go.
 Lama Zopa Rinpoche


Now that's cool moderation! Like it.

Rob

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #452 on: February 18, 2019, 04:51:52 pm »

 :)
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #453 on: February 18, 2019, 05:51:54 pm »


Now that's cool moderation! Like it.

Rob
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #454 on: February 18, 2019, 09:28:52 pm »


Now that's cool moderation! Like it.

Rob

Agreed.  Particularly considering that Josh himself has taken far more abuse in this thread that any of the complainers. :)
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #455 on: February 19, 2019, 02:22:43 am »

Finally we here from the Administrator!!!  Why don't you do the right thing and lock this thing down; it's gone way off the tracks.  If it takes a childish comment to accomplish this so be it.  You are supposed to keep track of what goes on and I see no signs that you are doing this.  If you accept a job then just do it.  Certain posters just try to troll people and in this they are too often successful.  I shall leave this conversation now as it's just pointless to the point of being laughable.

Your repeated whining at me because my approach to moderating a group differs from your own failed attempt is both tiresome and futile. As I have made clear elsewhere in this forum, I regard drift of a topic away from its original premise as a potentially Good Thing, not something to be discouraged.

I will certainly not lock a thread because of an infantile comment from a participant; the solution to degradation of debate in such a fashion is to remove the child, not to close the debate. As you profess to have removed yourself, the job is done (although I expect you'll return, as usual).

Jeremy
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #456 on: February 19, 2019, 09:52:48 am »

In response to Jeremy's and Josh's comments above I withdraw my support for locking the thread with a mild sense of shame - you are right gentle moderating and patience are far better - I really want to avoid sovietization and remain merely a mildly conservative liberal.
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #457 on: February 22, 2019, 04:55:24 pm »

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Be as careful as you can. Our minds are funny. Sometimes we are skeptical of things that are really worthwhile and completely accepting of things that we should avoid. Try to avoid extremes and follow the middle way, checking with wisdom wherever you go.
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Wisdom is the domain of the Wis, which is extinct. ~Frank Zappa~  ;)
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #458 on: February 27, 2019, 01:06:34 pm »

I'm so grateful I found this site so long ago.
I considered Michael to be a mentor, though we hadn't met.
His advice here helped me grow as a photographer.
His reviews and recommendations guided me as I spent money on equipment. I bought several cameras that I wouldn't have considered otherwise.

So this site changed my photo life, improving the quality of my work and enjoyment.

edit: others have said this so much better than I. 

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #459 on: February 27, 2019, 09:07:41 pm »

Busy day, can someone write a quick summary of the conversation so far? ;)

Cheers,
Bernard
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