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Old 09-17-2018, 10:48 AM
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I wrote a comment on a quote today, and as soon as I posted it, I realized it could be considered really offensive . I looked back through some threads to see if there's a way to go back to the quote, but it looks like the answer is no. Basically, my comment could be interpreted as meaning that I think Russian people don't use good English grammar. I've known people from Russia--not a lot, but a few--and have never had any reason to complain about their communication skills. I said "Russians" as shorthand when what I really meant was agents acting on behalf of the Russian intelligence service posting on social media. So this message has two purposes--to let people know that I didn't mean it that way (I realize that not everyone who reads the comment will read this, but what else could I do? I was thinking of just solving cryptos nonstop until I get the same quote again, but that could take years), and to wonder if maybe the admin could find it in his heart to do me a very huge, special favor and remove the comment (admin, it was on a quote by Charles Simmons if that helps).

I'd also like to try and express what I really wanted to say in my comment, and hopefully can say more coherently now: (we) Americans are suffering from an onslaught of misinformation that's divisive in nature, and certainly some of it is coming from other Americans who lie on the extremes, or who suffer from a lack of information, or haven't processed the information they have, but some of it was introduced strategically by agents of a foreign power whose goal was to increase anger, hatred, and distrust among us. So when we respond to misinformation with divisive comments against each other, and don't acknowledge that an outside force was involved, it's kind of ironic. Obviously, the gaps were there before the influencers, but they've gotten worse, and there's nobody left but us to make it better.

Maybe it sounds preachy, but it's kind of like if everyone in the office was arguing all morning, and then someone came in and admitted that they put mean pills in the coffee as a social experiment, but no one was willing to drop their arguments.

But for the comment, again, I apologize.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:04 PM
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No worries, and welcome to the site.

I'm guessing more offensive comments have been posted, with no regrets or remorse from those responsible. Politics and religion bring out the worst in many of us.

Anyway, welcome once again, and happy solving!

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Old 09-19-2018, 01:10 PM
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Bird 3: "Should we forgive her?"
Bird 2: "I don't know. What do you think?"
Bird 3: "I don't know. That's why I'm asking you guys."
Bird 4: "Well, don't have a cow about it!"
Bird 3: "So you're saying we shouldn't forgive her?"
Bird 4: "I didn't say that. I said don't have a cow about it."
Bird 3: "So we shouldn't forgive kahvecowgirl?"
Bird 4: "That's not what I said. I said don't have a cow!"
Bird 3: "As in cow... girl?"
Bird 4: "Where are you getting this from?"
Bird 1: "Guys?"
Bird 3: "You said we shouldn't have a cow, right?
Bird 1: "Guys? Ummm... hello?
Birds 2, 3, & 4 [in unison]: WHAT!!!??
Bird 1: "There's an eagle headed this way."
Bird 3: "Yup. He's right. I say we forgive her and move on."
Bird 4: "I 2nd the motion. All in favor say aye."
All birds: "Aye"
Bird 4: "The motion passes. Now let's make like a chicken and get the cluck out of here."

Oh, and one more thing... Welcome to the site. Live long, prosper, and solve a whole bunch of cryptos! Have fun.

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Old 09-20-2018, 06:36 AM
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Boris and Natasha also forgive you, kahvecowgirl. After their cartoon show (Rocky and Bullwinkle) was cancelled, they gave up spying and moved to Canada permanently. We see them at Tim Horton's and at the hockey rink on Saturday night. They said to tell you that your apology about their fellow Russians moved them to tears. All is forgiven.

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Old 09-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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Wow! I never thought I'd be the subject of a bird tribunal.

Thanks, guys, for being understanding. I retrospect, I'm sure I made too big a deal out of my comment, and I've actually probably said more inflammatory things myself (maybe even on purpose ).
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:30 PM
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Bird 4: Say something.
Bird 1: What should I say?
Bird 4: I don't know... something!
Bird 1: Ummm... welcome? cowgirl? Have fun solving cryptos?
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:50 PM
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Sorry to be a critic, but I'm pretty sure this is total BS....Phishing from our new leader, the kremlin? They have become WIZARDS of hacking all sites that smack of "america".... If FB could be so easily hacked, what makes Cryptograms safe from that?? I hope that Admin/Stephen is way smarter than they are, but even if he IS, he's probably busy just keeping all of the Baron sites working.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:36 PM
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Well, kahve is Turkish for coffee, not Russian (which is something like kofe in transliteration). But if it's Russians who are hacking this site, I say bring it on!!! Let's see some funny remarks about Jeremy Bentham and Oliver Wendell Holmes!

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:53 AM
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I wrote a comment on a quote today, and as soon as I posted it, I realized it could be considered really offensive . I looked back through some threads to see if there's a way to go back to the quote, but it looks like the answer is no. Basically, my comment could be interpreted as meaning that I think Russian people don't use good English grammar. I've known people from Russia--not a lot, but a few--and have never had any reason to complain about their communication skills. I said "Russians" as shorthand when what I really meant was agents acting on behalf of the Russian intelligence service posting on social media. So this message has two purposes--to let people know that I didn't mean it that way (I realize that not everyone who reads the comment will read this, but what else could I do? I was thinking of just solving cryptos nonstop until I get the same quote again, but that could take years), and to wonder if maybe the admin could find it in his heart to do me a very huge, special favor and remove the comment (admin, it was on a quote by Charles Simmons if that helps).

I'd also like to try and express what I really wanted to say in my comment, and hopefully can say more coherently now: (we) Americans are suffering from an onslaught of misinformation that's divisive in nature, and certainly some of it is coming from other Americans who lie on the extremes, or who suffer from a lack of information, or haven't processed the information they have, but some of it was introduced strategically by agents of a foreign power whose goal was to increase anger, hatred, and distrust among us. So when we respond to misinformation with divisive comments against each other, and don't acknowledge that an outside force was involved, it's kind of ironic. Obviously, the gaps were there before the influencers, but they've gotten worse, and there's nobody left but us to make it better.

Maybe it sounds preachy, but it's kind of like if everyone in the office was arguing all morning, and then someone came in and admitted that they put mean pills in the coffee as a social experiment, but no one was willing to drop their arguments.

But for the comment, again, I apologize.
That was nice for you to apologize, kahvecowgirl.

I've been plagued by something I posted that corrected an assumption letfreedomring made. LFR did not even make the statement as fact. Truth is, I frequently enjoy LFR comments.

Although there are plenty of comments I disagree with, I try not to personally attack players.
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No worries, and welcome to the site.
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