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Everyone,

This topic is the Aantares counterpart to the a series of free-ranging threads on the Amazon Christianity forum. The link is to the last thread in the series, which is still open. It's called
My Mob's pub and coffee shop, Part the ummm 13th

We discuss anything and everything on these threads, and there is no such thing as "off topic." The digressions are often fascinating, though.

Aantares veterans as well as Amazon newbies are welcome to participate, and so is everyone else. Just don't expect consistency here. Smile   :)

--Linda


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First post on the first page of the Amazon topic linked above:

Initial post: Jan 3, 2017, 9:14:34 PM PST
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Allan says:
Nearly got caught.

This is an open invitation to all who enjoy a chat with a mob who pay due respects to the thoughts of others who behave decently.

Go for it.

Unfortunately, the thread got sabotaged early on by some who do NOT behave decently. As a result, many of those posting on the first page, including Allan himself, have since been banned from Amazon.

Some are already here, and I'm hoping more will arrive shortly. This is about as much continuity as I can manage on short notice, considering that I'm also going through a major domestic crisis concurrently.

--Linda


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To give Aantares regulars a feeling for what happens on these "pub and coffee shop" threads, I am reposting the three songs Bryan posted on page 2 of the "Amazon Refugee Camp?" topic this morning. He's been doing that for years--on any topic and any forum.

"Only The Lonely" - The Motels

We walked the loneliest mile
We smiled without any style
We kiss altogether wrong
No intention

We lied about each other's drinks
We lived without each other thinking
What anyone would do
Without me and you

It's like I told you
Only the lonely can play

So hold on, here we go
Hold on to nothing we know
I feel so lonely
Way up here

You mention the time we were together
So long ago
Well, I don't remember
All I know is that it makes me feel good now

It's like I told you
Only the lonely can play
Only the lonely
Only the lonely can play

Only the lonely
Only the lonely can play
It's like I told you
Only the lonely can play
Only the lonely
Only the lonely can play

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Heaven - Depeche Mode

Sometimes I slide away
Silently
I slowly lose myself
Over and over
Take comfort in my skin
Endlessly
Surrender to my will
Forever and ever
I dissolve in trust
I will sing with joy
I will end up dust
I'm in heaven
I stand in golden rays
Radiantly
I burn a fire of love
Over and over
Reflecting endless light
Relentlessly
I have embraced the flame
Forever and ever
I will scream The Word
Jump into the void
I will guide the world
Up to heaven

Songwriters: Martin Gore

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Originally posted by Lois:
I am here.


"I Am The Walrus"
("Magical Mystery Tour" Version)

I am he
As you are he
As you are me
And we are all together

See how they run
Like pigs from a gun
See how they fly
I'm crying

Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation tee shirt
Stupid bloody Tuesday
Man, you been a naughty boy
You let your face grow long

I am the eggman (Ooh)
They are the eggmen, (Ooh)
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Mister city p'liceman sitting pretty
Little p'licemen in a row
See how they fly
Like Lucy in the sky
See how they run
I'm crying
I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying

Yellow matter custard
Dripping from a dead dog's eye
Crabalocker fishwife pornographic priestess
Boy you been a naughty girl
You let your knickers down

I am the eggman (Ooh)
They are the eggmen (Ooh)
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob

Sitting in an English
Garden waiting for the sun
If the sun don't come
You get a tan from standing in the English rain

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob g' goo goo g' joob

Expert texpert choking smokers
Don't you think the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile
Like pigs in a sty, see how they snied
I'm crying

Semolina pilchards
Climbing up the Eiffel Tower
Element'ry penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe

I am the eggman (Ooh)
They are the eggmen (Ooh)
I am the walrus
Goo goo g' joob
Goo goo g' joob
G' goo goo g' joob
Goo goo g' joob, goo goo g' goo g' goo goo g' joob joob
Joob joob...

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Originally posted by Raksha:
First post on the first page of the Amazon topic linked above:

Initial post: Jan 3, 2017, 9:14:34 PM PST
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Allan says:
Nearly got caught.

This is an open invitation to all who enjoy a chat with a mob who pay due respects to the thoughts of others who behave decently.

Go for it.

Unfortunately, the thread got sabotaged early on by some who do NOT behave decently. As a result, many of those posting on the first page, including Allan himself, have since been banned from Amazon.

Some are already here, and I'm hoping more will arrive shortly. This is about as much continuity as I can manage on short notice, considering that I'm also going through a major domestic crisis concurrently.



--Linda


Thanks for starting this. I hope you resolve your crises soon.
 
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Put my post in the wrong place, LOL
 
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Thanks for starting this. I hope you resolve your crises soon.

Craig,

Thanks, but that's going to take awhile. Right now my big concern is paying my rent and getting through the next week.

--Linda


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Thanks for starting this. I hope you resolve your crises soon.

Craig,

Thanks, but that's going to take awhile. Right now my big concern is paying my rent and getting through the next week.

--Linda


Enjoy Smile   :)


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@Bryan:

Enjoy??? Oh yeah, scrounging up my rent money (something I haven't had to do in a long time) is really my idea of fun...NOT! You sure do have a strange sense of humor at times.

Or did you mean enjoy the fact that I got this new topic new topic started? Now that you mention it, I am enjoying it. Now I have a place to rag on you about your weird sense of humor!

Which is exactly what I wanted...among other things.

--Linda


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@Bryan:

Enjoy??? Oh yeah, scrounging up my rent money (something I haven't had to do in a long time) is really my idea of fun...NOT! You sure do have a strange sense of humor at times.

Or did you mean enjoy the fact that I got this new topic new topic started? Now that you mention it, I am enjoying it. Now I have a place to rag on you about your weird sense of humor!

Which is exactly what I wanted...among other things.

--Linda

Brian is lovable, isn't he?
 
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Brian is lovable, isn't he?


Depends on who you ask

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Brian is lovable, isn't he?


Depends on who you ask

robb

LOL! It definitely depends on who you ask! There are some on Amazon who would disagree with that assessment - vehemently, in fact. Obviously I'm not one of them. As I said earlier, Bryan was the original inspiration or instigation for my setting up this refugee camp in the first place.

--Linda


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Two threads with the same people. Do you funnel people to one and let the other die or keep both and have to toggle back and forth?


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So where is everyone? Do we need trolls to rile us up? I could try. Autumn  :autumn:
 
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So where is everyone? Do we need trolls to rile us up? I could try. Autumn  :autumn:


I didn't know you started this thread, just now found it.


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So where is everyone? Do we need trolls to rile us up? I could try. Autumn  :autumn:


I didn't know you started this thread, just now found it.


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So where is everyone? Do we need trolls to rile us up? I could try. Autumn  :autumn:


Over on the refugee thread.

The pub always had busy days and quiet periods. And we can always put Bry in the role of troll.


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My most recent post on the Amazon Judaism forum, which I am also reposting here. I thought they should know, but for personal reasons I don't want to post the Aantares link there. I'll send it to Jezzie asap by email.


Jezzie and everyone,

I just learned from a mutual friend on another forum that yba's wife is in the hospital again. It seems she has taken a turn for the worse since the last time he posted here. I thought everyone should know, so you can pray for them if you so desire. I know I'm praying for both of them, and so are many of yba's Amazon friends from both the Judaism and Christianity forums.

yba posted on both forums, but only on one topic on the Christianity forum. It's one where he knew he was among friends, many of whom have been recently banned.

I assume he had the two ringleaders of the Posse on ignore just as I did, so he never had a chance to get on their bad side. This is something I have pieced together recently, with the help of some longtime Amazon members. I was trying to find a pattern to the epidemic of recent bannings, which for so long seemed to have no rhyme or reason to them. This is what I finally came up with.

Incredibly, ALL the damage to the religion forums has been done by two malicious "born again" trolls who have figured out a way to game the system. I'll explain how that works in another post. That's right, just TWO of them--and they work more or less as a team.

They have both been banned multiple times themselves for valid reasons, but keep coming back with different screen names because they open new Amazon accounts. They are both posting on the Christianity forum right now.

If you posted on the Judaism forum exclusively, you were and are on safe ground since these two harpies never come here. Their home board is the Christianity forum. They always open or contribute to hot, controversial topics like the Protestant-Catholic debates--fertile ground for flame wars on every religion forum I've ever been involved with.

The damage to the Judaism forum is basically collateral damage. They don't target Jews specifically, or atheists or mainstream Christians specifically, or any other group. The common denominator seems to be *whether or not you engaged them.* If you challenged them in any way at all--for their dishonesty and intolerance, their nonexistent knowledge of Hebrew and/or their equally nonexistent scientific knowledge--and especially if you did that repeatedly, you ended up on their hit list.

That's how people as different from each other as Allan and Bryan and Josh and Big Shmooz, along with some others from the Christianity forum known to yba and Lois, all ended up getting banned.


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Allan's name showed up on the Newest Members list this morning, so this is just a shout-out.

Hey Allan, welcome to Aantares! I realize this pub is still a bit rough around the edges, but it's the best I could do on short notice. Smile   :)

--Linda


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