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Offline Florestan

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« Reply #2340 on: June 15, 2019, 04:25:21 AM »
Contrary to middle/upper class beliefs, pedigree is hugely overrated IMO.

This is my experience as well.
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« Reply #2341 on: June 15, 2019, 04:37:49 AM »
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There are different degrees of crossing the line. I personally don’t see how there is any going back from threatening someone and calling him a pedophile.

There's always American politics.

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« Reply #2342 on: June 15, 2019, 05:35:06 AM »
There's always American politics.

I have it on a trustworthy source that the first POTUS ever to be accused of trampling over the USA Constitution, and of being a traitor to the Founding Fathers' ideas, was George Washington.
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« Reply #2343 on: June 15, 2019, 01:28:44 PM »
Fortunately there are some that will just admit that they got carried away a bit, and good heartedly move on. Real (gentle)men... I mean, we all have our weak moments of bad judgment, and we all are bound to annoy someone at some moment in time - I'm sure I do.... 8) But dealing with that in a mature way separates the good from the bad.

We can call ourselves lucky that the forum currently needs a minimum of moderating. For some it is too little, for some any moderating is too much.It's a hard call. Most of the time, intervening will make matters worse. But sometimes things have to get worse, before they get better.

My faves of the good points here, just so people know that the mods are generally in agreement. None of us is perfect.

Bottom line, I'd like to express my honest opinion that GMG is generally a place where any member can freely express his / her opinion without any fear they'll be censored, except in such extreme cases as insulting another member in the grossest manner possible.

I know we don't interact much here -- likely because our musical interests don't often overlap -- but I appreciate this comment, and others, in your reply above.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2344 on: June 17, 2019, 01:14:07 PM »
How long does one have to be gone to be considered missing, I wonder...

owlice & I enjoyed a wonderful catch-up dinner in the people's republic of Cambridge yesterday.
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« Reply #2345 on: June 17, 2019, 08:36:20 PM »
owlice & I enjoyed a wonderful catch-up dinner in the people's republic of Cambridge yesterday.

How very nice Karl
 :)

I've now worked out what 'POTUS' means - only took me a fortnight!  ::)

Hope you are doing well.

Jeffrey

PS Pohjola's Daughter still seems to be lost in Tuonela. Hope she is ok.
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« Reply #2346 on: June 18, 2019, 04:43:20 AM »
How very nice Karl
 :)

I've now worked out what 'POTUS' means - only took me a fortnight!  ::)

Hope you are doing well.

Jeffrey

PS Pohjola's Daughter still seems to be lost in Tuonela. Hope she is ok.

Now you have to figure SCOTUS and FLOTUS !  ;D

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« Reply #2347 on: June 18, 2019, 06:41:30 AM »
Now you have to figure SCOTUS and FLOTUS !  ;D

No idea so I had to cheat:

Supreme  Court.....

First Lady.....
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« Reply #2348 on: June 18, 2019, 06:42:52 AM »
I heard from her last week. Her cat was run over and being a massive cat lover she is devastated by this. Due to her seemingly abandoning ship I did wonder if she had migrated back to Haydnesque but I have nothing to back that up.

Thanks Lol,

As a cat lover myself I know how devastating that can be.

When my PM system is back in action I'll contact her.
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« Reply #2349 on: June 18, 2019, 02:51:33 PM »
During my tenure as a moderator I've encountered "gentlemen" of supposedly perfect pedigree foaming at the mouth and turning to vicious verbal abuse, just because they don't like to be told they were out of line.
Hahahaha I think I know who you're talking about  ;D
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« Reply #2350 on: June 19, 2019, 06:07:03 AM »
I've now worked out what 'POTUS' means - only took me a fortnight!  ::)

The person concerned has had no idea himself for 2,5 years already.
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« Reply #2351 on: June 19, 2019, 08:54:45 PM »
The person concerned has had no idea himself for 2,5 years already.
Good point!

It's fortunate that the UK's likely next PM is such a beacon of integrity.  ::)
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« Reply #2352 on: June 19, 2019, 09:04:15 PM »
Good point!

It's fortunate that the UK's likely next PM is such a beacon of integrity.  ::)
Such a pity he couldn't find time to meet with OMNIPOTUS during his recent state visit:  :D
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« Reply #2353 on: June 19, 2019, 09:36:45 PM »
Such a pity he couldn't find time to meet with OMNIPOTUS during his recent state visit:  :D
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Excellent!
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« Reply #2354 on: June 23, 2019, 07:54:09 PM »
owlice & I enjoyed a wonderful catch-up dinner in the people's republic of Cambridge yesterday.
Indeed we did!! And we had much much much to catch up on!!! It was a fabulous time!!!

BTW, the overwalk to the restaurant turned out to be helpful later as I wandered toward wherever it was I was going. :-)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2355 on: June 24, 2019, 06:43:34 AM »
Indeed we did!! And we had much much much to catch up on!!! It was a fabulous time!!!

BTW, the overwalk to the restaurant turned out to be helpful later as I wandered toward wherever it was I was going. :-)

Ambling about Cambridge can almost always be turned to good account.

Next time, I'll show you a chocolate joint (place, that is)
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« Reply #2356 on: June 25, 2019, 09:02:38 PM »
I've now worked out what 'POTUS' means - only took me a fortnight!  ::)

The species, a predator, is better known as Potus Raptus.
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« Reply #2357 on: June 25, 2019, 09:47:46 PM »
The species, a predator, is better known as Potus Raptus.
:)
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« Reply #2358 on: July 19, 2019, 07:13:15 AM »
I have only had sporadic attendance here recently but it would seem that cilgwyn has deleted his account. Have I missed something? This is a most regrettable development if this is the case.
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« Reply #2359 on: July 19, 2019, 08:11:41 AM »
I have only had sporadic attendance here recently but it would seem that cilgwyn has deleted his account. Have I missed something? This is a most regrettable development if this is the case.

I have no idea why he left but it is indeed regrettable. I thoroughly enjoy his unique posts. Going to miss him.


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