Yeah...I'm another AOL refugee

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    We weren't TOS'd. AOL shut down all boards dedicated to political discussion. The only ones left are for sports fans, auto enthusiasts, people interested in talking about how to save money, etc.

    Big difference between being individually kicked off for violating TOS and being evicted en masse because the landlord no longer wants you living there.
     
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    Excellent response, Maggie.

    A lot of people don't recognize just how much truth lies in the comment about some people being born on third base but thinkng they've hit a triple.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I'll have to get in touch with some of my old buddies on the AOL Political Conundrum Board and invite them here. That particular board restricted new users so it wound up to be only a few dozen people posting the same old, same old day in and day out. Yawn...

    Glad to see the refugees, and I'll try not to be as judgmental to newbies in the future.
     
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    Ignorance = Leftie. We both agree. :lol:
     
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    I will give you a chance Xeye and not automatically put you on iggy. Maybe you have matured somewhat, but I am not holding my breath.
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    I differentiate rather strongly between "conservative" and "Repulican" and "Liberal" and "Democrat". The fact that I am no longer a liberal in no way means I consider myself a Republican.

    That said, my change of philosophy occurred when, in my mid-to-late 30's, I began working as a volunteer in the school system where my daughter had begun attending. This turned out to be a prolonged stint working in the public schools, both as a classroom volunteer, a teacher of a curriculum called "Great Books", and later on, as a member of several councils and committees pertaining to education. Over the course of the years, I was appalled at what I discovered. The more I saw of how liberal policies in public education were such a dismal failure, the more I began to apply what I'd learned to other liberal enterprises. It became clear to me that good intentions are not enough.
     
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    Oh wait. Do tell the whole story. The vast majority of boards remaining functional on AOL (some 90 boards, I believe) are for blacks and issues pertaining to blacks. If they suspect you are not black, you will be blocked from the board.

    This, to me, merely verifies what many of us already knew: AOL is yet another liberally-dominated entity.
     
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    It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
    Andrew Jackson
     
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    And your post verifies CON$ervatism's racism. Only one of the AOL messageboards is dedicated to black issues and no one is restricted from it. See for yourself.

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    Your history with the school system is interesting. Mine, however, was quite the opposite which may account at least in part why primary education has hit the skids, and that is the abject and wonton "class" distinctions offered by [at least my] school board. I was heavily involved in local politics at the time and attended school board meetings when possible, and especially during an election year when the school budget was up for approval. I found it totally unacceptable that the school board members (this was a so-called "gold town) fought the hardest for new cheerleading uniforms over new textbooks, for example. And they WON.

    So I suppose on a smaller scale, those fights won't change. It's a matter of priority depending upon one's status in the community, so when more Democrats got elected to the school board, more money got directed to things other than fluff. In the meantime, those kids had previously been denied many of the tools they really need to pass, but they got passed on anyway, resulting in lower overall test scores by the time they graduated.
     

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