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The hidden comment was literally "LOL". That's it. Nothing more or less -- in was in response to Carol asking if there was any information on the motive of the suspect.

Hardly trolling, hardly abusive, hardly vile.

The second warning you linked to I stand by. It wasn't trolling -- it was serious. The attitudes and ideologies of a lot of posters here have directly led to the conditions allowing for the rise of ISIS.

Here is my emailed response to Loki when that specific thread was addressed:

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I actually wasn't trying to be that provocative with the title. If you read what was contained in the post you'll note I was referencing a mindset that pressured the administration in making policy decisions to appease the general public. That was the point of my title; that positions dictated by narrative have real-world consequences, one of which was the conditions allowing for the rise of ISI/ISIS. Since members on the forum so strongly argued for the immediate removal of American forces from Iraq, and NATO forces from Afghanistan, I was trying to highlight how this posturing contributed to the issue, and the very real scenario that these individuals participated in a larger movement allowing ISIS to gain ground.

If my title is provocative, it's only meant to force reflection and generate thought outside of knee-jerk positions. I think you could have asked me to elaborate on that position rather than issuing a warning. It's a genuine position I'm sure 50% of the contributors to the forum agree with.

The end result of this individual posturing produced results that allowed ISIS to germinate. Thus, members of the forum passively partcipated in the creation of ISIS.

Here is the content of the post -- again. it wan't trolling:

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The Surge was working. AQI was in their death throws but the American left couldn't handle a success story in Iraq. Putting narrative ahead of reality and an understanding of the actual situation, they roleplayed being in a Forest Gump movie, pretending they're pillars of anti-war activism. They loved the presentation of themselves they were projecting, so instead of dealing with the situation as it existed, they pressured the administration to pull out of Iraq through virtue-signaling in manufactured protests and copy-and-pasted social media pressure. Obama and his administration, being weak and finding that same image appealing, pulled out hoping to dear god that escalated drone strikes would be enough to keep AQI on its heels.

It wasn't. AQI splintered and warped into a few competing Jihadi groups, one of which was ISI. They took on the ill-prepared, forgotten Iraqi army, defeated them, and took their American supplies. This gave them propagandistic victories which continued to swell their ranks and online "capital" in radicalized spheres of the internet. When Clinton as Secretary of State further destabilized the Middle East (for which Huma Abedin gave her full credit) by pushing for the "Arab Spring", the doors were open for ISI expansion out of Iraq and its blossoming into ISIS/L.

AQI was defeated. Iraq was as stable as it had been in 20 years. Roleplaying and virtue-signaling on the left (seen everywhere including these forums) bent Obama's very flexible finger to complete the pull-out and ensure a power vacuum that we were all warning against, allowing for the rise of ISI and ISIL/S.

This is what happens when you put narrative ahead of reality, and is the DEFINING feature of so many here and on the left.

The first example you linked to, yeah, probably shouldn't have been posted and is a fair example of poor behavior. That is legitimately the only example I can think of that would be considered trolling.

As far as me being a webmaster here, no, I'm not. I'm not officially connected to Graham, any of the moderators, or this site in any fashion whatsoever, and my suspension was not "suddenly reduced". It was reduced in half within the first week of it being issued. As far as Lee's claim of being stalked goes, I actually have no idea what he's talking about, at all.

The image was relevant. The mods agreed. End of story.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 22-Apr-17 21:18 by Archaic.

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Re: Truck runs through crowd in Stockholm Sweden 355 Brian Patterson 07-Apr-17 15:14
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Re: Truck runs through crowd in Stockholm Sweden 333 Archaic 07-Apr-17 20:52
Only four. 511 Archaic 08-Apr-17 01:22
MODS! Look at above post. All others avoid horror/body parts pic 296 randompHactor 08-Apr-17 01:43
Real life isn't Disney. 501 Archaic 08-Apr-17 01:54
Re: Real life isn't Disney. 439 randompHactor 08-Apr-17 02:33
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Re: Real life isn't Disney. 438 eli stills 08-Apr-17 02:35
Re: MODS! Look at above post. All others avoid horror/body parts pic 333 Deep1 08-Apr-17 08:47
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Re: MODS! Look at above post. All others avoid horror/body parts pic 337 Deep1 08-Apr-17 22:37
Re: MODS! Look at above post. All others avoid horror/body parts pic 388 randompHactor 09-Apr-17 01:12
Mod Note 524 JonnyMcA 08-Apr-17 08:04
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It must be difficult to maintain such a suspended view of reality. 255 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:05
Re: It must be difficult to maintain such a suspended view of reality. 365 eli stills 09-Apr-17 03:24
Re: he gets off on it... 396 Aine 08-Apr-17 21:27
Harping on a leopard who hasn't changed any of her spots...;) 362 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:11
Re: Harping on a leopard who hasn't changed any of her spots...;) 263 Aine 09-Apr-17 11:34
I remember 302 drrayeye 08-Apr-17 20:41
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Re: Can we get back on the Topic? 226 drrayeye 09-Apr-17 10:46
Re: Can we get back on the Topic? 289 Archaic 09-Apr-17 11:27
Soapboxing 337 drrayeye 09-Apr-17 15:02
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Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 297 adequatedane 09-Apr-17 14:38
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Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 381 Archaic 13-Apr-17 09:45
Memories of battles past... 344 Nolondil 13-Apr-17 21:39
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Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 281 adequatedane 11-Apr-17 21:35
Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 292 eli stills 12-Apr-17 00:04
Re: Mod decision not good enough for the mob 301 adequatedane 12-Apr-17 12:05
Isn’t all this attention precisely what he wanted? 361 eli stills 12-Apr-17 13:55
Re: Isn’t all this attention precisely what he wanted? 285 Archaic 13-Apr-17 09:53
Re: Isn’t all this attention precisely what he wanted? 284 eli stills 13-Apr-17 13:07
Re: Isn’t all this attention precisely what he wanted? 274 Archaic 13-Apr-17 20:46
Re: Funny, Your Reasons Have Changed 488 adequatedane 13-Apr-17 13:25
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Re: So Again Your the Victim 384 adequatedane 14-Apr-17 14:14
Am I? 305 eli stills 14-Apr-17 15:40
Re: If its not the Truth then why present the warning in your post? 352 adequatedane 13-Apr-17 21:46
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Report and request. 283 eli stills 15-Apr-17 18:46
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Re: You were dropping a dime. 284 adequatedane 17-Apr-17 03:28
Re: You were dropping a dime. 349 eli stills 17-Apr-17 04:26
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Did you report and request my comment as I have repeatedly suggested? 265 eli stills 17-Apr-17 14:40
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Did you report and request my comment as I have repeatedly suggested? 284 eli stills 18-Apr-17 14:23
Re: I don't need the report to support my claims, but you do. 344 adequatedane 19-Apr-17 13:19
Re: I don't need the report to support my claims, but you do. 270 eli stills 19-Apr-17 15:54
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Re: I don't need the report to support my claims, but you do. 334 eli stills 20-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Just more BS 219 adequatedane 20-Apr-17 17:13
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Disingenuous and chronic patheticism 283 eli stills 22-Apr-17 13:00
Re:I'd love to see the emails and report comments you sent the mods 207 adequatedane 22-Apr-17 13:31
Then why haven't you requested it? 217 eli stills 22-Apr-17 14:52
Re: Then why haven't you requested it? 219 adequatedane 22-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Then why haven't you requested it? 341 eli stills 22-Apr-17 16:36
Re: More False Claims 246 adequatedane 22-Apr-17 21:37
Re: More False Claims 350 eli stills 22-Apr-17 22:29
Re: More False Claims 306 Archaic 22-Apr-17 22:44
Re: More False Claims 297 adequatedane 22-Apr-17 23:51
Re: Sorry the Truth Hurts so Much. 358 adequatedane 22-Apr-17 23:36
Actually I doubt you can recognize the truth let alone experience it 280 eli stills 23-Apr-17 00:35
Re: Were You the Someone Calling for a Ban? 258 adequatedane 23-Apr-17 13:14
Another day and another load in the diaper 378 eli stills 23-Apr-17 14:25
Re: Yeah There is a load in the diaper and its not mine 257 adequatedane 23-Apr-17 15:28
Still won't request the report and someone else took a dump in your diaper? 356 eli stills 23-Apr-17 15:50
Re: We Know the Dumper and it ain't me. 382 adequatedane 24-Apr-17 13:51
Well you did actually get one thing right since I secretly believe that gratuatiously posting the image was wrong 509 eli stills 24-Apr-17 17:37
Re: All The Signs Of A Dime Dropper and you obviously have a lot to Hide 337 adequatedane 24-Apr-17 23:41
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Re: You were dropping a dime. 239 muppedo 17-Apr-17 00:39
Re: You were dropping a dime. 372 adequatedane 17-Apr-17 03:34
And once again here is the definition of "soap boxing" with context 277 eli stills 17-Apr-17 04:42
Re: And once again here is the definition of "soap boxing" with context 309 Archaic 17-Apr-17 10:31
No hidden agenda, no ulterior motives, no secret cabal. 379 eli stills 17-Apr-17 14:37
Re: No You wanted action taken by the mods. 256 adequatedane 18-Apr-17 13:55
I wanted action taken by the mods regarding the post. 275 eli stills 18-Apr-17 14:31
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Beating a dead horse 369 Racho 19-Apr-17 15:24
Re: I wanted action taken by the mods regarding the post. 269 eli stills 19-Apr-17 16:07
Re: Just more BS 249 adequatedane 20-Apr-17 12:50
Re: And once again here is the definition of "soap boxing" with context 273 adequatedane 17-Apr-17 14:07
If you don't like Andy's definition the post a report with comment. 240 eli stills 17-Apr-17 14:53
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Re: If you don't like Andy's definition the post a report with comment. 218 eli stills 20-Apr-17 16:36
Re: Again more BS 342 adequatedane 20-Apr-17 17:09
Re: Again, you hold yourself to a different standard than you demand of others 225 eli stills 20-Apr-17 18:18
Re: Just Deflection 352 adequatedane 21-Apr-17 12:38
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Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 265 muppedo 12-Apr-17 22:34
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Two nations separated by a common language. 282 Archaic 13-Apr-17 09:33
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Unfortunate 372 Archaic 13-Apr-17 23:58
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Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 348 adequatedane 11-Apr-17 12:39
Re: Your Candle Burns to Brightly. 377 Archaic 11-Apr-17 10:22
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My next response 435 drrayeye 09-Apr-17 18:39
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It's an agenda. 248 calisurfer30 26-Apr-17 00:14
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