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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:48 pm 
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Hi.

I just signed up for this board.

I will be blunt. I am not an AR person.

I signed up at the PETA boards to talk to vegans and AR people. Ask some questions, participate in some discussions. I was never vulgar or insulting. I'm more curious. I was banned. PETA has left a horrible taste in my mouth and my experience there did nothing but reinforce the belief that AR people are narrow minded lunatics who brainwash children and complain if people don't listen to them, but are then unwilling to listen to anyone with a slightly differeing viewpoint.

If I am going to be banned for simply asking questions or expressing views in a rationale, reasonable manner, then let me know in advance. I will not be rude, vulgar, or insulting, but I am not going to waste time listening to people if I am going to be banned for expressing myself.

I'm not AR or vegan but I am not really in favor of needless animal abuse either. I have 3 pets here I saved from being put down needlessly. I don't like the fur trade, I think trophy hunting is stupid, and I'm not a big fan of people beating dogs for no reason.

However, I don't go insane if someone thumps their dog on the nose with two fingers as a reprimand. I don't think that hunting a deer and eating what you kill is a monstrous crime against nature. I don't think that a vegan diet is better than a diet consisting of some meat in all cases.

I have a couple of friends who are vegan and while we can discuss the issues, we don't harass each other. When I go to their house, I do not make snide comments about wanting a steak. I eat what they have. When we go out together, they do not harass me about ordering a cheeseburger. These are the type of people I like.

I just like to find out what people think and why. I am always willing to listen to other viewpoints, and I believe that open dialogs between reasonable people are always better than closeminded bannings of people who disagree in any form.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:50 pm 
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Actually, there was only one question and it was buried in there, I guess.

I will break it out so it can't be missed.

Am I going to be banned simply for not agreeing with every single thing that is said here like I was on the PETA boards?


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2Dogs wrote:
Actually, there was only one question and it was buried in there, I guess.

I will break it out so it can't be missed.

Am I going to be banned simply for not agreeing with every single thing that is said here like I was on the PETA boards?


No, you will not be banned for not agreeing. This is a more pro-AR site, but it is the most fair in allowing differences that I have seen.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:00 am 
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That's actually good to hear.

Thanks.


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2Dogs wrote:
Am I going to be banned simply for not agreeing with every single thing that is said here like I was on the PETA boards?


Nope... I'm the admin here and I don't ban people for respectfully expressing their opinions and ideas. Welcome!


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