A Gentle Reminder

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C99 is a non-partisan site. That means that the site itself takes no official stance on any political party or candidate. Users are free to support any candidate or party across the political spectrum, from left to right. You are liable to see essays and comments here that also span that political arc. We are an open discussion board that takes pride in tolerance and a lack of censorship unless it is beyond the pale of civility. Beyond the pale of civility is a blanket term but I think we all would agree that there are some things that should be out of bounds and we would all recognize them as such if they were to pop up.

"We are an open discussion board that takes pride in tolerance and a lack of censorship unless it is beyond the pale of civility. Beyond the pale of civility is a blanket term but I think we all would agree that there are some things that should be out of bounds and we would all recognize them as such if they were to pop up."

It's easy for a toe to cross the line when tap dancing close to it.

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the definition of "beyond the pale of civility?

Human decency, my friends.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

that more and more reminders are going to pop up as we move we’ll into silly season. It is imperative to keep one’s head cool. I am as capable of incivility as the next person.

What more can be said? Engaging in uncivil behavior is a choice. As a person who loves this blog, I will do my part to choose civility. Let’s all choose wisely.
Pleasantry

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

@Raggedy Ann
that's being used to divide us. It appears to be working too well. It is an appeal to the most basic of human emotions, fear.

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lotlizard's picture

I saw a couple of insults handed out in the last couple days that were cutely formulated so as to be grammatically, legalistically subjunctive and hypothetical, but were really pretty blatant.

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Anja Geitz's picture

@lotlizard

As someone who was recently called a coward for not having belief in the electoral process, I'd have to agree.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz 60 years that our electoral system can be trusted.

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

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@Anja Geitz
As is calling for entire chunks of the US to be given to Mexico by a moderator, and then making a personal attack but sugar-coating it, by calling the object of her attack a "sweetheart". Regionalism is completely acceptable. "Dumb shit kickers" unite! But don't be offended by or question it, otherwise you'll be the one selectively moderated.

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ggersh's picture

So far it's been almost 3 years since I voted
for Jill Stein and C99 is the only place where
I haven't gotten shit for sayin/doing that
.

THANKS JtC and C99!!!!

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trump will be amerika's last president

What if the impeachment of tRumpolini is meant
to destroy the D party, makes sense doesn't it?

elections = tptb excuse for sayin ameriKa is a
democracy

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@ggersh

and sit back and watch what people will call you.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

@Anja Geitz
to what it's not meant to be.

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@JtC

Nary a moderator popped into to that comment thread to remind him he was crossing the line of civility, but my "pushing" this thread is worthy of a reminder? Hmmmm....

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

@Anja Geitz
you just don't give up do you? I'm asking you one more time to stop this threadjack.

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racism. For those that want to take it in another direction, I will close down the comments to stop the threadjacking.

Jerks.

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