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Posted on 11/30/2012 9:01:14 AM PST by Vinylly

Well, yesterday I discussed a liberal website called Outside Asylum, and my experience with it. For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased. There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling. I found a huge website that everybody should know about, it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion. I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. http://www.city-data.com/forum/#u-s-forums


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
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1 posted on 11/30/2012 9:01:18 AM PST by Vinylly
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To: Vinylly

Soliciting for another website on FR?


2 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:50 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly
Um....HELLO!

You are on one, FR!!!!

So Donate to keep us that way!


3 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:56 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Vinylly

Yeah, we should all migrate there.

Free Republic sucks, it’s boring. HTML is too hard.

I’m outta here!


4 posted on 11/30/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Vinylly

The problem is, the ‘unbiased’ ones are or soon become, Liberal.

Once THEY introduce their customary and predictably ugly language and insults, and from there on it’s abject crap.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:41 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Vinylly

Ummm. Did you know that Free Republic has individual STATE message boards for exactly what you are saying we should go somewhere else for. R u nutz?
Go from HERE to a lousy vforum?
Just wow.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 9:14:18 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Vinylly

For anyone who knows how to express himself, and procure the level of discourse he needs to unburden himself of the political stresses of the day, Free Republic reigns supreme and has for 15 years. Yes, it’s “conservative”, but there is a great deal on FR that is “non-political” also.
I haven’t bothered with any other sites for a long long time, but when I do follow up on a link that may have appeared here on FR, to Huffington Post, or wherever, and bother to read
their posts and replies, it just confirms how great FR is.
I will check out the one you recommend, though.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 9:16:42 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Vinylly

Are discussions about the virtues of Cheese allowed?


8 posted on 11/30/2012 9:20:56 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Vinylly

No intention of going there, sounds like another site where the main question is “Can’t We All Just Get Along” or “I’m OK, Your OK”.

Fergitaboutit!


9 posted on 11/30/2012 9:24:17 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Gadsden1st

Well, found a little on Cheese, but I don’t see any pictures. Think I will remain here for now. Cheese discussions without pictures are on par with “Hit It” discussions without Laz.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 9:26:58 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Vinylly

I visited your recommended website city-data.com , for a good five minutes, and went immediately to my state’s area (New Jersey)First thread I saw posted there was titled “How much do you tip furniture delivery guys?”
It’s nice to know someone is dealing with issues that us pansies on FR consider “TOO HOT TO HANDLE”.
This city-data site looks like a good example of something so
vague, general, generic, so “all things to all people”, that it winds up being “not much of anything to anyone”.
A website is just a website, but FR has evolved under the stewardship of the great JimRob into the most influential, oft-quoted,fearless and “purpose-driven” website out there.
It will ALWAYS be so!


11 posted on 11/30/2012 9:30:22 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Gadsden1st; Vinylly
How about MOOSE MISSILES?


12 posted on 11/30/2012 9:30:30 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly

I used to love visiting political boards/chat rooms to fight with leftwingers. Then I grew up, and I realized that getting down in the dirt with those pigs was griming me up, too.

If talking with like-minded people is so boring, I don’t even know why you’re here to begin with.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 9:32:11 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Darksheare

Moose missiles are nothing compared to Velocirapdeers.


14 posted on 11/30/2012 9:34:46 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Vinylly
“For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased.”

So why are you here as this is a CONSERVATIVE web forum?

“There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling.”

As a CONSERVATIVE web forum, there is no reason to allow trolls to infest the board.
Usually, the trolls come in and toss a few canards coupled with insults aimed at conservatives.
With the predictable results of the Undead Threaders and the Viking Kitties coming out to play with them and hijack their threads.

“I found a huge website”

Good, glad to hear it.
I'm sure it's so mega colossal so as to dwarf FR, right?

“that everybody should know about,”

No.

“it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion.”

State boards exist on FR.
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles

There ya go.

“I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. “

Monikar?
Is that like a Monica?
Maybe you meant Moniker.
And why go anywhere else?
You LIKE dealing with libtards or something?
You want to REACH OUT to them?
Or are you just trying to divert traffic from FR to this other place?
Much like the trolls at trewblew tried, and TrewBlews predecessor, and Clown Posse, and many other similar places that claimed to be everything you just described?

15 posted on 11/30/2012 9:41:31 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: humblegunner

Velocirapdeers, they will drag you from the treestand and feast on your delicious meats of meatiness.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 9:42:34 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly; humblegunner

IBTZ?


17 posted on 11/30/2012 9:49:29 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: Darksheare

I agree with many here.. I don’t argue with trolls, and name callers.. I used to frequent a few musician forums and I got quite bored with arguing with lefties..

they don’t agree that the sky is blue...I refuse to waste my time.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 9:50:47 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

Exactly.
Why go to a board that has lefties at all?
Nobody will change anyones opinion but instead will create anger and resentment.
I don’t get why this thread is here.

My nose is itching, this thread may be Undead in the future.


19 posted on 11/30/2012 9:54:15 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly

The only political discussion worth participating in is to determine the best method for skinning the skunk and getting rid of the smell of the critter who snuck into our White House. And now, because we didn’t skin the sucker soon enough, he now has the support of over half of the other critters in the country and I fear we’ll have to re-build some new buildings and taking great care in installing a mess of critter-proof doors.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 9:55:39 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: Gadsden1st
http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-07-13/

... and those are just some of the benefits of an all-cheese diet.

21 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Vinylly

Site has the annoying DU format

And...what’s up with this?
http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/vt.mpl?f=outside&m=1668526
Attn: The FReepers are conspiring to hijack this forum

IBTZ


22 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:31 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Vinylly

What can be better than FR? It’s user-friendly, supports HTML, and is free of profanity and trolls.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Vinylly

Best to get your own blog and start blogging and just don’t censor or delete your own stuff. All sites have their own brand of pc, do develop your own!

Semper Watching!
*****


24 posted on 11/30/2012 10:08:33 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: PoloSec
"No intention of going there, sounds like another site where the main question is “Can’t We All Just Get Along” or “I’m OK, Your OK"
25 posted on 11/30/2012 10:09:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Vinylly

There’s nothing else out there that makes any sense in terms of forums, it’s all just a complete waste of time and lame propaganda.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 10:13:39 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: humblegunner

I just got hit by one of them last week two days before Thanksgiving.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 10:19:17 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat; humblegunner

Moose missile was successful?
Yikes.

I thought the seeker head on those things was empty?


28 posted on 11/30/2012 10:22:04 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

That video was debunked on Snopes. It was done with Photoshop and the moose was force-fed an entire urn of your coffee.


29 posted on 11/30/2012 10:27:59 AM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: 50mm

Yikes, Coffee powered moose!


30 posted on 11/30/2012 10:30:01 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly

Goodbye


31 posted on 11/30/2012 10:30:52 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Vinylly

If everyone on that site is unbiased, doesn’t that mean that you’re talking to like-minded people?


32 posted on 11/30/2012 10:35:31 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Vinylly
Dang. The best opportunities always seem to come along after you brush your teeth.


33 posted on 11/30/2012 10:43:05 AM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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Be careful, it’s REAL easy to get banned there. Not the same freedom of speech we enjoy here at FR.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 10:48:06 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Vinylly; Darksheare; 50mm; TheOldLady; darkwing104; All
Soliciting for another website on FR?
a pre-opus.

WHOA!...where did that moss-covered moose (cow) come from?...
Is it racing for the cheese?
...lookin' to bite someone's siiiiister?

35 posted on 11/30/2012 10:58:51 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: SMARTY

I didn’t say the posters are unbiased, infact they are very biased. It’s just fun arguing with them. It’s the moderators that are unbiased. They let you argue without banning you if you don’t resort to insults and name calling or breaking website rules.
Another fun website is sodahead.com. They take a poll on different current issues and let you go at it with your comments. The problem is, much of it is on celebraties which can get really silly.


36 posted on 11/30/2012 11:00:22 AM PST by Vinylly
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To: Gadsden1st
Are discussions about the virtues of Cheese allowed?

I like cheese.

37 posted on 11/30/2012 11:24:22 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Darksheare

“Soliciting for another website on FR?”

That was my very first thought. He is now on my Sith list. :-)


38 posted on 11/30/2012 11:30:49 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Vinylly

Hey, newbie. If you don’t like the way we moderate FR, please be my guest and post elsewhere.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 11:32:33 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Vinylly

Are you attempting to undermine FR, Noob? IBTZ


40 posted on 11/30/2012 11:43:48 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: Vinylly

You posted about an Audio website yesterday, where you got banned for political posting & they were too liberal to accept your viewpoint. Today you’re suggesting another website besides FR to discuss politics. These kinds of suggestions get the PTBs upset because FR is the premium place to post politics on the web.

I tried your approach over at America’s Debate. I posted as Kevmo
http://www.americasdebate.com/

It didn’t work. They have an overwhelming number of jerk liberals posting there, and as far as I can tell all of the moderators are liberal.

Perhaps you should consider Argue With Everyone, yes, it really does exist:
http://www.arguewitheveryone.com/content/

I still debate at Intrade. It is the least biased platform because their focus is on making money from contracts rather than ideology.
https://bb.intrade.com/intradeForum/forums/show/3.page

However, their ownership has exhibited genuine bias in the past, at one point even criticizing a poster who spoke ill of Obama. At least he was open about his bias — he died last year climbing Mount Everest. In addition, Intrade is going through a major upheaval by pulling out of the US market due to regulation.

So, what you’re seeking does not exist. You might consider starting your own version of America’s Debate.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 12:16:59 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Darksheare
Velocirapdeers, they will drag you from the treestand and feast on your delicious meats of meatiness.

They leap and they tear and can mack your ass in half-a-minute.

I stay out of those counties now.

42 posted on 11/30/2012 1:50:23 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Vinylly

I understand that you are a n00bie but don’t you realize that this post is about as asinine as a post can get?

Why don’t you try to open a lemon aide stand in a restaurant? Or take a cooler into an NFL stadium and sell beer to the fans?


43 posted on 11/30/2012 2:20:09 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: Kevmo

I don’t know about your saying the website for debate I’m seeking does not exist. This website seems to be a pretty good place.


44 posted on 11/30/2012 2:29:21 PM PST by Vinylly
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To: Vinylly
"I didn't say the posters are unbiased, infact they are very biased."

Doesn't square and wash with what you said in your article:

" For me, the best websites for political discussion are neither conservative or liberal, but unbiased. There's nothing more boring then talking to like minded people, but a website that can have a dialog between opposing minds without resorting to name calling."

And then you continue:

"I found a huge website that everybody should know about, it covers everything from your hometown and state, science, religion and politics. As long as you follow their rules, you can have a good entertaining discussion. I use a different monikar there, but it's a good place to go. http://www.city-data.com/forum/#u-s-forums"

So, not only are you saying unbiased is great, but hey you found a huge website everyone should know about for unbiased discussion!

45 posted on 11/30/2012 2:30:08 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Same here.
Trying to forward traffic from here to somewhere else is frowned upon in these parts.


46 posted on 11/30/2012 2:31:06 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: humblegunner

Those counties coincide with our coffee deer experiments?


47 posted on 11/30/2012 2:31:33 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Vinylly; 50mm; TheOldLady; darkwing104

Sudden drive by moosing.


48 posted on 11/30/2012 2:33:27 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Vinylly

Interesting.

Are you saying that there is so much internal debate that it could occupy you and not get “bored”?

Or are you saying that you don’t really need to seek an unbiased moderation website?

Or something else? What are you saying? Now that you’ve seen some of the response to what you’ve said, are you backtracking a little? Just be up front and real, no need to be cagey.


49 posted on 11/30/2012 2:45:04 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Vinylly

First of all, there isn’t another site out there that compares to Free Republic. This is a safe haven amid the liberal lunacy that surrounds us, a place where conservative principles and love of God and country are revered and exalted. Talking to liberals? I’ve waded over into the DU sewer. Aside from being godless and delusional, it’s not enjoyable or interesting. Freepers are generally well informed on a wide range of subjects, and are also hilarious. I learned alot about issues, government, and history by lurking here for a decade before signing on nine months ago. Just watch, listen, and learn. This place is full of amazing people who share our conservative values.


50 posted on 11/30/2012 2:55:16 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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