WAKE UP America. TRUMPS as American as apple pie, he's a reflection of you and what you've become, THAT'S why he's President. YES the Russians may have screwed with your election process OR it could have been the apartheid Israeli's who also wanted the U.S. to have a HARD right government. BUT the truth is if you were a civilized and moral people, Trump as a candidate for the highest office in the land, would have been summarily written off as the JOKE it is. Trump is the consumate ugly American , which for the most part is who you've all become, he's a mirror image of your society America, again that's why he's President. I truly doubt he's going anywhere, so for the few fair minded conscientious enlightened yanks, batten down your hatches and hold your nose, because i predict he'll win a second term. Then as now it'll be America against the ENVIRONMENT and the WORLD, you'll become officially a ROGUE state , an international PARIAH, an instrument of accelerating climate change, purveyors of the DESTRUCTION of our planet. SO hold on tight, because UGLY America is about to become a whole lot uglier.

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leontrollski 10 weeks 4 days ago
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Thank you for still being active on this board! It must be very frustrating to work inside a censored discussion forum. Can't really add much to what you have already said.

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zapdam. 10 weeks 4 days ago
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leontrollski

I really really thank you for that comment, you're correct on all your assumptions. I'm glad YOU are still here.

I must add I was effectively banned from here and had to plead my case with Nigel the Hartmann Webmaster , Nigel is a very reasonable representative, who I believe doesn't makes the rules and is just following directives.

Part of the conditions of being reactivated I had to promise not to complain about censorship, not personally attack other contributors, not promote violence, I am allowed to post only one article per day, must accept that all blogs are subject to review and may be denied. I agreed to all of the conditions and will honor my pledge. Initially I mentioned to Nigel I would no longer post blogs or comment on posted blogs, ( I felt neutered, insulted ) that all I wanted was access to my paid podcasts, which were blocked when I was denied access.

Mostly I post blogs here because I find it therapeutic , I get things off my chest and look for feed back. Having said that, I'm not sure I can continue on here.

Lately I've been blogging on the Canadian Broadcasting site, the cbc.ca where I initially posted this article, but even there everything must pass approval by the Web 'monitor', who in all honesty are much worse than anything I experience here.

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leontrollski 10 weeks 2 days ago
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It appears that without your multiple daily posts this forum has lost about half of its remaining traffic. For lack of activity it appears that even the low level trolls who infest this site don't bother with it anymore. The lack of timely discussion and the obvious existence of taboo subjects is very deadening. If the intention was to kill the forum the plan seems to be working beautifully. I wonder if the viewer and listenership has dropped off also.

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zapdam. 10 weeks 2 days ago
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Leontrollski

I've browsed through posts from over a year ago before everything changed here, the site was actually crowded with contributors, posts were immediate and timely, articles would at times fetch 40 to 50 responses. I am disappointed beyond belief as to what has happened here. Unfortunately for speaking my mind i have become a marked man here. Even this light comment could today get me banned here. I'll self censor and stop before i go any further.

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gumball 10 weeks 1 day ago
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Quote leontrollski:

It appears that without your multiple daily posts this forum has lost about half of its remaining traffic. For lack of activity it appears that even the low level trolls who infest this site don't bother with it anymore. The lack of timely discussion and the obvious existence of taboo subjects is very deadening. If the intention was to kill the forum the plan seems to be working beautifully. I wonder if the viewer and listenership has dropped off also.

I think everyone is outnumbered by the adbots.

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zapdam. 10 weeks 21 hours ago
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Amazingly the adbots rule.

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Alberto Ceras 2 9 weeks 6 days ago
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Quote zapdam.:

Leontrollski

I've browsed through posts from over a year ago before everything changed here, the site was actually crowded with contributors, posts were immediate and timely, articles would at times fetch 40 to 50 responses. I am disappointed beyond belief as to what has happened here. Unfortunately for speaking my mind i have become a marked man here. Even this light comment could today get me banned here. I'll self censor and stop before i go any further.

I believe the change began when Thom moved from Portland to D.C. in 2010 and then really began to accelerate when the masthead "Renaissance thinking on the issues of today" was removed in 2014. What a shame. I, too, remember when member blogs included a good many truly inspired, original and brilliant thinkers.

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Pierpont 9 weeks 5 days ago
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WAKE UP America. TRUMPS as American as apple pie, he's a reflection of you and what you've become, THAT'S why he's President.

Sorry, Trump is president because we have morally illegitmate electoral and political systems that permit a tyranny of the minority. States that "vote" in the EC have no intent or will... only VOTERS have intent and will... and the voters roundly REJECTED Trump. American's REAL failure is our moral cowardice to change the system has brought us to this point.

ulTRAX

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Pierpont 9 weeks 5 days ago
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Quote leontrollski:

Thank you for still being active on this board! It must be very frustrating to work inside a censored discussion forum. Can't really add much to what you have already said.

I was banned under my preferred name a year ago... not even sure why, and the forums closed soon after. I haven't been back except to copy some of my old posts. I tried posting a blog post over 30 hours ago and it's still not up. I wanted to correct Thom who was making a false claim about the Second Amendment. Better someone who likes him correct him than a hostile caller.

I know running a forum is a time consuming and thankless task but this place now feels like nothing I want to spend any time at... even if I've been a member here since 05 or 06.

ulTRAX

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leontrollski 9 weeks 5 days ago
#10

Pierpont

"American's REAL failure is our moral cowardice " If I understand Zapdam correctly that is what he means by "TRUMPS as American as apple pie, he's a reflection of you and what you've become, THAT'S why he's President." Your "Trump is president because we have morally illegitmate electoral and political systems that permit a tyranny of the minority." is a particular type of moral cowardice. I believe that in the end you and Zapdam are thinking along the same lines but Zapdam was writing of a more general malaise infecting America. Glad to see that you still visit occasionally!

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zapdam. 9 weeks 4 days ago
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How nice or as the Brits like say how lovely, that there's been a flurry of responses. Pierpoint you're a breath of fresh air, really hope you stick around. Alberto as always i've nothing but the highest respect. leontrollski must be you and i are sons of the same cosmic mother. Gumball i actually miss our encounters, even though we don't agree about much, one thing i've learned is you're a sincere stand up fellow.

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Gaius 9 weeks 4 days ago
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Quote Pierpont:I was banned under my preferred name a year ago... not even sure why, and the forums closed soon after. I haven't been back except to copy some of my old posts. I tried posting a blog post over 30 hours ago and it's still not up. I wanted to correct Thom who was making a false claim about the Second Amendment. Better someone who likes him correct him than a hostile caller.

Hi uLTRAX,

Correcting Thom is a sure way to get yourself banned without any explanation. Think Kim jong Un, Stewie Trump or Salman bin Abdulaziz. This is just Thom's fan club.

Roland

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