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    Both posts are separate and meaningful. How can you be against that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sister morphine View Post
    Now that's something I thought was the case in US terminology, but when I googled it, Special Olympics came up as an organisation helping those with mental disabilities through sport. It's the Paralympics is for (mostly) physical disabilities.
    Well I'll be damned. I learned something new today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_Bourne View Post
    That's a terrible thing to do. You usually get an idea of a person's personality after they talk a little bit. I find excessive use of F word or profanity equally offensive too, which is unfortunately common in some groups. That just shows who they are. Having said that, however, I must admit in all this time that I have been playing, even though my team members and I have had close relationship, I have never mentioned that I am straight, and I don't recall them having discussed their orientation either (except for occasional 'my wife cooked a yummy dinner' indications). I don't think that's anyone's business. Neither have I ever talked about my race/ethnicity... so it almost feels like some people WANT to be discriminated, so they have something to cry about and receive preferential treatment...? Not suggesting anyone here is doing that though!
    A person's colorful language doesn't really show who they are. It's more a reflection of their environment and upbringing. Making blanket judgements like that is just as bad as what you are condemning.

    And of course sexual orientation in this game is of no relevance. Hell, people lie about their gender all the time in game, why would you trust any discussion of orientation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    A person's colorful language doesn't really show who they are. It's more a reflection of their environment and upbringing. Making blanket judgements like that is just as bad as what you are condemning.
    That's such a lame excuse for using foul language! First off, 'who you are' is really shaped by several factors which by the way include your 'environment and upbringing'. Secondly, if your logic is correct then being racist is also 'just a reflection of your environment and upbringing', and doesn't show who you are...??? Being racist is YOUR choice, same as using profanity and foul language is your choice. It is pathetic how some people hide behind excuses like 'upbringing' to justify their offensive behavior.

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    Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_Bourne View Post
    That's such a lame excuse for using foul language! First off, 'who you are' is really shaped by several factors which by the way include your 'environment and upbringing'. Secondly, if your logic is correct then being racist is also 'just a reflection of your environment and upbringing', and doesn't show who you are...??? Being racist is YOUR choice, same as using profanity and foul language is your choice. It is pathetic how some people hide behind excuses like 'upbringing' to justify their offensive behavior.
    Indeed, mate. CC, will go on. Life is good. Happy gaming mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_Bourne View Post
    That's such a lame excuse for using foul language! First off, 'who you are' is really shaped by several factors which by the way include your 'environment and upbringing'. Secondly, if your logic is correct then being racist is also 'just a reflection of your environment and upbringing', and doesn't show who you are...??? Being racist is YOUR choice, same as using profanity and foul language is your choice. It is pathetic how some people hide behind excuses like 'upbringing' to justify their offensive behavior.
    Please stay on topic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_Bourne View Post
    That's such a lame excuse for using foul language! First off, 'who you are' is really shaped by several factors which by the way include your 'environment and upbringing'. Secondly, if your logic is correct then being racist is also 'just a reflection of your environment and upbringing', and doesn't show who you are...??? Being racist is YOUR choice, same as using profanity and foul language is your choice. It is pathetic how some people hide behind excuses like 'upbringing' to justify their offensive behavior.
    It's not an excuse, it's reality. Most racism is based on ignorance, and is a byproduct of upbringing. That's just reality.

    I have worked on many shops over the years where every other word is an F-bomb, and most of those guys would give you the shirt off their back. In your compartmentalized little world, you seem to have them labeled and all figured out. I prefer not to judge the entirety of a human being by their vocabulary. Your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    It's not an excuse, it's reality. Most racism is based on ignorance, and is a byproduct of upbringing. That's just reality.

    I have worked on many shops over the years where every other word is an F-bomb, and most of those guys would give you the shirt off their back. In your compartmentalized little world, you seem to have them labeled and all figured out. I prefer not to judge the entirety of a human being by their vocabulary. Your mileage may vary.
    And yet even you judge those that prefer to support a healthy family lifestyle. Barn-yard language is not acceptable as the norm, regardless of what the current generation has grown up believing is their right. There is nothing wrong with supporting a gaming (or living style) where cuss words are not allowed and even frowned upon. Encouraging others to be courteous and proper appears to be lost on many of the last few generations.

    Someone that cusses constantly and spreads porn in every other post certainly isn't the environment I want to be in nor the one I want as an example for my kids. There is nothing 'cool' about being foul mouthed. Being 'cool' in my book is being a great example to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRedfoxx View Post
    Being 'cool' in my book is being a great example to others.
    Also eating your vegetables and following all the rules!

    You sound like a church youth minister, dude.
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    Dippy, may be a little harsh in this thread, but he's right...
    Still mad at Bostick.

    I'll be back when the moderation is reasonable. Enjoy the forum you created, Gree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xRedfoxx View Post
    And yet even you judge those that prefer to support a healthy family lifestyle. Barn-yard language is not acceptable as the norm, regardless of what the current generation has grown up believing is their right. There is nothing wrong with supporting a gaming (or living style) where cuss words are not allowed and even frowned upon. Encouraging others to be courteous and proper appears to be lost on many of the last few generations.

    Someone that cusses constantly and spreads porn in every other post certainly isn't the environment I want to be in nor the one I want as an example for my kids. There is nothing 'cool' about being foul mouthed. Being 'cool' in my book is being a great example to others.
    I don`t understand people that play this game then take the moral high ground . You want people to be courteous while playing a game that is based around crime . Just because you find swearing offensive doesn`t mean everyone else does , so why should everyone else dance to your tune ? Live and let live , lifes too short .
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRedfoxx View Post
    And yet even you judge those that prefer to support a healthy family lifestyle.
    I am not judging anybody. I am suggesting that previous poster do a lot less of it and get to know the people he is judging before doing so. Speak in whatever style suits you, I can't imagine caring less.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokey77 View Post
    Just because you find swearing offensive doesn`t mean everyone else does , so why should everyone else dance to your tune ? Live and let live , lifes too short .
    This.

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    Ummm...this isn't a serious thread peeps

    This

    Quote Originally Posted by Camper View Post
    I think I will create a syndicate for straight white males over 40 with incomes over 50K for the proud straight guys.
    This

    Quote Originally Posted by !Radar View Post
    let's see how long it takes for you to be classified as a "homophobic racist"
    ESPECIally liked TMIsattempt to bring context with this

    Quote Originally Posted by TMI View Post
    I am in awe at the EPICNESS of this troll thread.

    Even the mods are getting trolled.

    OMFG!! LMAO!!
    In response to things like this

    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine View Post
    Just a friendly reminder to please keep this thread on topic and free from insults, slurs, and personal attacks. Everyone deserves a safe environment regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.

    I did like TMI's follow-up attempt at entrapment with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by TMI View Post
    Just to be clear, is this a syndicate that will be discriminating applicants based on sexual orientation?
    I've never had to work so hard to find the people who get satire/sarcasm. Good LAWDY people...you been spoofed and you be too stupid to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipstik View Post
    Also eating your vegetables and following all the rules!

    You sound like a church youth minister, dude.
    I'm not saying they're all like this, I've only met a few of them, but of the people from Texas I've met, the majority come off as this preachy "our way is better than your way" type.

    That's fine, they're allowed. I strongly disagree with that attitude, but they are allowed.

    I just don't go to Texas. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_Bourne View Post
    That's such a lame excuse for using foul language! First off, 'who you are' is really shaped by several factors which by the way include your 'environment and upbringing'. Secondly, if your logic is correct then being racist is also 'just a reflection of your environment and upbringing', and doesn't show who you are...??? Being racist is YOUR choice, same as using profanity and foul language is your choice. It is pathetic how some people hide behind excuses like 'upbringing' to justify their offensive behavior.
    Max is correct, by in large, plenty of examples and I am sure been studied. You probably have not been around or mingle with the wide variety of socio economic classes and learned much about them. Carry on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    I'm not saying they're all like this, I've only met a few of them, but of the people from Texas I've met, the majority come off as this preachy "our way is better than your way" type.

    That's fine, they're allowed. I strongly disagree with that attitude, but they are allowed.

    I just don't go to Texas. Problem solved.
    If you could not go anywhere and never leave your house that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Torgue View Post
    If you could not go anywhere and never leave your house that would be great.
    If God wanted that, he would have made us as flexible as cats.
    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    You're not playing the game anymore, son. The game is playing you, and not only is it winning, it's kicking your ass.

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