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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Not that it matters but to clear it up Gloria. It was a retort to the first comment.

    I hate the idea that we have to avoid topics. But, while topics can veer, I hate to go off topic all the time. It muddles things. I hate to be talking about guns and then having to defend abortion rights.

    That isn't what I was referring to. I was talking about this post that was WAY before Bonita brought anything up. If anything Bonita's post would have been in response to what Melissa said earlier.

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    Or we could just agree that anything is dangerous if the right precautions are not taken. Children require supervision in pools just the same as they require supervision with guns to be safe. And a pool needs to be fenced off so children can't accidentally fall in just as a gun should be put up so children can't accidentally fire it. Seems pretty simple to me.
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    Hey 15600 was a HUGE OMG number to you on the last debate. If 31000 in this one is no big sweat I get it. Double the number of actual people vs fetuses. Dead. But you don't care at all. That's cool. Anyway I'm celebrating the faux holiday of 5 may so I will have to catch you ttomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    And I'm pretty sure Missy already addressed it. Don't you agree? You can't single someone out for posting about what is important to them. Of course that is going to come out more often.
    What harm do you see in making a rule about it? That is not singling out anyone. That is making a rule that we all have to follow. I'm sorry but this is starting to sound like your way of dealing with a personal beef you have. You insist on specifics. I am suggesting rules we all have to follow.

    And if we are going to talk about specifics actually Melissa does frequently interject things that aren't related to the debate like for instance making veiled references to people being bigoted
    What are you talking about? If someone states their stance on a debate, and the comments are bigoted, that is not interjecting 'other debate topics'. That is commenting on the issue at hand.

    or the way she often puts people down for things like homeschooling or their lifestyle choices. If everyone has to put on their big girl panties and ignore those things then I don't understand why it should be any different than ignoring Bonita expressing her sadness that people don't seem to care about the millions of babies aborted evey year.
    Any point i have ever seen Melissa make was in order to support a stance on the topic at hand. If she brought up homeschooling, it was not to change someones mind about homeschooling or complain that people don't see homeschooling the way she does. If you don't agree, well now you would have a rule in place that you could reference.

    Look, do you disagree with my proposal for a generic rule. If you feel like someone is violating it over and over again, then you would then have grounds to force them to stop. What are you actually complaining about?
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    I can't argue this anymore. It's not the same. Melissa does not bring up the same topic in every debate.

    The question remains of how we want to handle it going forward. Not "na na you did this, you did that". It's a stupid waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    That isn't what I was referring to. I was talking about this post that was WAY before Bonita brought anything up. If anything Bonita's post would have been in response to what Melissa said earlier.

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    Do you feel her intent was to support the notion that 31,000 should be a big deal, or do you think she was trying to change your mind about the unrelated topic (abortion).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Do you feel her intent was to support the notion that 31,000 should be a big deal, or do you think she was trying to change your mind about the unrelated topic (abortion).
    Her intent was to try to change my mind about gun control by bringing up an unrelated topic(abortion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Her intent was to try to change my mind about gun control by bringing up an unrelated topic(abortion)
    EXACTLY, she was debating the topic, not a different one. Do you believe Bonita's comment was to convince people to see her view on or change their minds about gun control
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Look, do you disagree with my proposal for a generic rule. If you feel like someone is violating it over and over again, then you would then have grounds to force them to stop. What are you actually complaining about?
    Yes I do. So who gets to decide when someone brings up a topic too much? Are we going to start tattling on each other.... so and so brought this up x many times? Can't we just be big girls and follow the existing rules and if something bothers you ignore it? How are we going to force them to stop... tell someone you are forbidden to say anything about xxx topic or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Yes I do. So who gets to decide when someone brings up a topic too much? Are we going to start tattling on each other.... so and so brought this up x many times? Can't we just be big girls and follow the existing rules and if something bothers you ignore it? How are we going to force them to stop... tell someone you are forbidden to say anything about xxx topic or what?
    Rule is you can bring an off topic up if it is used to support your argument about the topic at hand. Not to make a point about the other topic. The issue is repeated behavior, so first ttime you are warned, second time is considered breaking the rules. It has caused enough frustration that I don't think it should go unaddressed. You aren't even denying it happens anymore...you are just asking people to ignore It. Seems it bothers enough people in this community that it is worth addressing specifically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    EXACTLY, she was debating the topic, not a different one. Do you believe Bonita's comment was to convince people to see her view on or change their minds about gun control
    Yes I do think it was about gun control and just as much on topic as Melissa's was. Her post is about how some think it is ok to restrict guns which is a constitutional right but don't think it is ok to restrict abortions because that would infringe on their rights.

    It is amazing to me the outrage of roughly 31,000 dying each year due to guns. The people rallying around saying that everything possible to be done to save as many of those lives as possible. That some good honest people should make sacrifices of their constitutional gun rights in order to save some of these precious lives. However, no one cares about the 1.2 million babies being aborted every year. That we can't possibly put any restrictions on abortions because it would infringe on the very few that were raped or deformed.

    The irony is astounding.
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    Kim, I believe you made your point. I already offered to make abortion an off limits topic.

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