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BoxcabE50 Jan 8, 2021

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We are seeing people bringing politics into conversations here on TrainBoard, both overtly and some which are sliding theirs in less obviously, yet deliberately. A reminder that no matter where you are on this site, politics, excepting within a railroad historical context, are strictly prohibited.

    Reference:

    https://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/rules-for-posting.104938/

    Let us please keep TrainBoard a peaceful refuge from the pressures of life outside of our hobby.

    Thank you.

    BoxcabE50
    Administrator
     
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  2. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    "Politics make my trains nervous..." :D
     
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  3. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    As long as President Truman is rail friendly, all is good for me
     
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  4. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Um... About that...
     
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  5. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Supporter

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    THANK YOU BOXCAB!
     
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  6. TigerDude

    TigerDude TrainBoard Member

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    Obviously, the 'Board can choose such things for itself, but we should all understand that avoidance of political talk is de facto support for current systems and policies, and as such is apolitical statement itself.
     
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  7. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    But it's quickly getting to the point where anything else will get you censored and deplatformed. That makes silence the strongest dissent possible.
     
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  8. tehachapifan

    tehachapifan TrainBoard Member

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    Recently left another forum because things got so bad there. Don't want to see it happen here too.
     
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  9. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I was asked by a reporter after I voted in 2000 who I voted for. My reply was simple, "I pissed off half of the country"

    By opening up Pandora's Box, it will digress into name calling and temper tantrums. I don't want to see adults act like kindergartners over politics. Let's keep this simple and leave the conversation about Left and Right be about switches/turnouts/points....
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It will not happen here.
     
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  11. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    We haven't had a good old fashioned kerfuffle about Code 80 vs. Code 55 lately (ducking) :D
     
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  12. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Oh yeah, well, code 80 is 25 more than code 55, so there!

    Doug
     
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  13. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    now now boys, if you are going to fight go outside. And I don’t want to hear anyone crying after they get hurt...
     
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  14. Bourkinafasso

    Bourkinafasso TrainBoard Member

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    I approve this message !

    Envoyé de mon SM-G970F en utilisant Tapatalk
     
  15. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    I'll see your code 80, and raise you a Unitrack... on foam, no less! Hah!
     
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  16. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    Try 'custom motorcycle' boards. :eek:
     
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  17. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    The first train club I was a member of taught me all I wanted to know about politics and not enough about trains. Now our club does its best to avoid politics (unless it is a politician on a whistlestop tour...and even then we try to switch their train thru the layout as quickly as possible).
     
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  18. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Just make sure that there are no bureaucrats working the switches, they may need to verify and validate the decision to throw the switch and then evaluate the overall outcome before attempting to form the committee that is going to be responsible for creating the contract and to then again verify the environmental impact as well as all the necessary requirements for the person who is qualified for the job to do the job. Mind you the Bureaucrat will get paid $100K for his part of the job, and poor guy at the end, who actually throws the switch, will be told he should be happy to do it for $10. :LOL::p
     
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  19. sd90ns

    sd90ns TrainBoard Member

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    Poli meaning "Many" tics meaning "Bloodsucking parasites".
     
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  20. PapaG

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    'Pro' being the opposite of 'con' explains why Con-gress is the opposite of Pro-gress ;)
     
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