Page 2 of 19 FirstFirst 1234512 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 281

Thread: The Fred/Gracy Affair, and the Inter-Forum Aftermath Thereof

  1. #16
    Super Moderator Fred Steeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May 2016
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,473
    Thanks
    2,796
    Thanked 8,069 Times in 1,476 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Christian View Post
    Fred you were my "Greeter" (I think that's what they used to call it then) when I joined the forum a decade ago and I always appreciated your friendliness and how you always encouraged people into engage in lively but civil debates, a skill rapidly vanishing from internet discussions where people just want to find like minded people and "other" those who think differently. Glad to know you are here.
    That's right, I was your greeter! Geez hat must have been 10 years ago, how time flies!

    Well shit man, if we can't do what you describe above, without seeing differing opinions as "the others", then what the heck are we even doing here? I sure didn't enter forum world to find an echo chamber that fits me just so. I want to talk to people from all over the world, from all different backgrounds and different kinds of opinions.

    Anyway Christian thank you for you kind words. I always appreciated your level headedness over there, and I'm glad you're here now too.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

    Socrates

  2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Fred Steeves For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (19th January 2022), Christian (19th January 2022), Chuckie (19th January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (19th January 2022), Gio (19th January 2022), modwiz (21st January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (20th January 2022)

  3. #17
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    26th September 2016
    Posts
    6,429
    Thanks
    6,825
    Thanked 33,759 Times in 6,443 Posts

    Love

    Oh Fred,

    Whilst Mr. Bill Ryan has become a legend amongst the Alternative Forum Community (with his frequent enlightened walks up to the mountain) ... I sense Fred in some ways you will be remembered as a legend as well ...

    Because you Fred in many ways represent the regular Community member/seeker of (though sometimes a trickster), who no doubt (has awoken) and has helped lead a few more to the river ─ which every one of us eventually needs to cross ─ like it or not.

    My love and best intent to all !
    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  4. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (19th January 2022), Chris (19th January 2022), Chuckie (19th January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (20th January 2022), Fred Steeves (19th January 2022), modwiz (21st January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (20th January 2022)

  5. #18
    Senior Member Chuckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    9,789
    Thanks
    32,064
    Thanked 37,723 Times in 9,670 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    Did not see the mantids coming...

    The blue chickens though, I knew all along they were behind the whole affair.

    And by toilet paper, do you mean dollars or euros ? With the current rate of inflation, seems they're equally worthless nowadays...
    Blue Chickens are the good guys though ... never ever forget that ... your continuing existence depends on it.
    “To seek self-knowledge is to embark on a journey which ... will always be incomplete" - courtesy of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem

  6. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Chuckie For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (19th January 2022), Chris (21st January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (19th January 2022), Fred Steeves (19th January 2022), Gio (19th January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (20th January 2022)

  7. #19
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    17,774
    Thanks
    80,426
    Thanked 74,055 Times in 17,792 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    I sure didn't enter forum world to find an echo chamber that fits me just so.

    Why FRED



    ..............................


    are


    YOU



    sure


    ????



    ========================



    you sure... you sure... you sure...you sure... you sure...


    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  8. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Chris (21st January 2022), Chuckie (19th January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (20th January 2022), Fred Steeves (19th January 2022), Gio (20th January 2022), modwiz (21st January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (20th January 2022)

  9. #20
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    4,696
    Thanked 8,900 Times in 1,858 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by BeastOfBologna View Post
    Blue Chickens are the good guys though ... never ever forget that ... your continuing existence depends on it.
    The Egyptians were way ahead of you. This is Horus-Ra:




  10. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (21st January 2022), Chuckie (21st January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (21st January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (21st January 2022), modwiz (21st January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  11. #21
    Senior Member Morocco modwiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th September 2013
    Location
    Nestled in Appalachia
    Posts
    6,219
    Thanks
    37,890
    Thanked 39,519 Times in 6,196 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    The Egyptians were way ahead of you. This is Horus-Ra:



    Looks like a hawk that ate too many blue chickens. At least they taste better than bologna.
    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -- Voltaire

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."-- Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Misery loves company. Wisdom has to look for it." -- Anonymous

  12. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to modwiz For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (21st January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Christian (21st January 2022), Chuckie (21st January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (21st January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  13. #22
    Senior Member Chuckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Posts
    9,789
    Thanks
    32,064
    Thanked 37,723 Times in 9,670 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    Looks like a hawk that ate too many blue chickens. At least they taste better than bologna.
    Well not that I'm partial or anything but I rather like bologna. Not so big on wild birds despite being at least half hickabilly
    “To seek self-knowledge is to embark on a journey which ... will always be incomplete" - courtesy of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Chuckie For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (21st January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (21st January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  15. #23
    Senior Member donk's Avatar
    Join Date
    26th December 2013
    Posts
    1,202
    Thanks
    1,992
    Thanked 5,788 Times in 1,165 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Christian View Post
    I think a lot of us had very strong emotional reactions that needed time to work through rationally and writing is a way of working through it. My initial reaction was a kind of cynical laughter and ridicule, partly directed at people for being fooled and investing so much energy into online relationships. I worked my way through that and realized that there were a lot of hurting people who had invested a lot of energy into a relationship that wasn't exactly what they thought it was, and this also had to be really tough for Fred too.

    Fred you were my "Greeter" (I think that's what they used to call it then) when I joined the forum a decade ago and I always appreciated your friendliness and how you always encouraged people into engage in lively but civil debates, a skill rapidly vanishing from internet discussions where people just want to find like minded people and "other" those who think differently. Glad to know you are here.
    Woooooooo!!! Forum drama. I normally come here to vent or see the psychotic right perspective from our most prolific poster….and when I saw this headline tonight it was just what I needed

    I agree 100% on all the kind words for Fred, but on the forum perspective I will have to disagree. Our “friend” Bill showed his ass when encouraged his forum to gangstalk his ex for his previous gold.

    Anyways, this is as far as I got in my distraction from what I came here to vent about…just my reaction to the first couple posts. I guess form of venting

    I member when you were an AI 😜
    What is the purpose of your presence?

  16. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to donk For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (22nd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  17. #24
    Senior Member donk's Avatar
    Join Date
    26th December 2013
    Posts
    1,202
    Thanks
    1,992
    Thanked 5,788 Times in 1,165 Posts
    Man…I am boomer at this, I thought I replied to 2-3 specific posts, and they got tacked on to the post I made. Anyways, I think the time it took me to get to this point MIGHT make it a new post? I never thought it about it til just now. Don’t have energy to fix, sorry for the incomprehension, karma for shitting on my homey here.

    Anyways, much fun…excited to get to details. I didn’t look at PA much but whenever I did, Gracy seemed to be there spitting truth in dismal sewer, it’s like the OAN or newsmax of the “lighter” side of the conspiracy world. I don’t know how anyone can stomach more than the couple of mins once or twice a month I read over there.

    But our old friend’s post has me concerned Fred: you like Jimmy fucking Dore??!

    And fucking Gio!!! How ya been my brother??
    What is the purpose of your presence?

  18. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to donk For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  19. #25
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    17,774
    Thanks
    80,426
    Thanked 74,055 Times in 17,792 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by donk View Post
    I member when you were an AI
    No, the A.I. was me. Shane "The Ruiner" Bales said so, and we all know that Shane never speaks anything but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  20. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  21. #26
    Senior Member donk's Avatar
    Join Date
    26th December 2013
    Posts
    1,202
    Thanks
    1,992
    Thanked 5,788 Times in 1,165 Posts
    That’s what I was trying to say. My two posts up there were like 3 or 4 reply posts in my mind

    This new fangled forum setup has me all confused, and frightened. I’m just a simple caveman

    I thought I was quote replying you in that sentence

    But this forum has gone to “blob” posting, where my posts gets absorbed by the first one. Probably because I am not normally active here on these old timey “forums”. Trying to keep myself young with the tics and the tocks. MySpace? The quetubes or what have you

    Fuckin Chester. Still all over BR’s enormous cack?
    What is the purpose of your presence?

  22. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to donk For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022)

  23. #27
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    17,774
    Thanks
    80,426
    Thanked 74,055 Times in 17,792 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by donk View Post
    That’s what I was trying to say. My two posts up there were like 3 or 4 reply posts in my mind

    This new fangled forum setup has me all confused, and frightened. I’m just a simple caveman

    I thought I was quote replying you in that sentence
    Ah, but if you want to reply to multiple posts, then you must tick this button ─ image below ─ on all the posts you want to reply to, and then hit the Reply button.


    Name:  2022.01.22 - 06:25.jpeg
Views: 143
Size:  22.2 KB
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  24. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), donk (26th January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  25. #28
    Senior Member donk's Avatar
    Join Date
    26th December 2013
    Posts
    1,202
    Thanks
    1,992
    Thanked 5,788 Times in 1,165 Posts
    And radagast. Where ya at Reilly?? We’re gettin the band back together

    We’re on a mission from god
    What is the purpose of your presence?

  26. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to donk For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (22nd January 2022), Aragorn (22nd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), Dreamtimer (22nd January 2022), Fred Steeves (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  27. #29
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    14,514
    Thanks
    70,193
    Thanked 61,564 Times in 14,419 Posts
    Are you the bass player, donk?

    It seems that one good outcome of this affair is that the true colors, or the underlying rot is now coming to the surface. The leader is giving a nod to the worst behavior and the mob is foaming at the mouth.

    It's a weird parallel to the dynamics of politics over here in the US.

    (Jimmy admitted years ago that he would switch sides if the money was good enough. It appears to be good enough now).

  28. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (25th January 2022), Aragorn (23rd January 2022), Chris (22nd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), donk (22nd January 2022), Gio (22nd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

  29. #30
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    4,696
    Thanked 8,900 Times in 1,858 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Are you the bass player, donk?

    It seems that one good outcome of this affair is that the true colors, or the underlying rot is now coming to the surface. The leader is giving a nod to the worst behavior and the mob is foaming at the mouth.

    It's a weird parallel to the dynamics of politics over here in the US.

    (Jimmy admitted years ago that he would switch sides if the money was good enough. It appears to be good enough now).
    The connecting Tissue seems to be far-right paranoia.

    I sort of missed that for years, but now it's as clear as day.

    We live in dark times, because this sort of fascist, paranoid thinking is again ascendant and ever more mainstream, much like in the 1930s. The people who were crying "fascism" and "martial law is coming" the loudest were the actual ones that enabled it. Alex Jones would be a prime example of that, but there are many others.

    I hate poking fun at PA, because I still have friends who are members there, but boy, do they have a problem with this sort of thing. It seems the Qanon Nazis are absolutely dominant over there.

  30. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (25th January 2022), Aragorn (23rd January 2022), Chuckie (22nd January 2022), donk (26th January 2022), Dreamtimer (23rd January 2022), Octopus Garden (25th January 2022), Wind (22nd January 2022)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •