OT: So much for tolerance.

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Intolerance, like racism, cuts both ways. I feel the hate when my white ass drives through certain parts of Detroit. I feel the love when my Arab tenant in one of my buildings makes his young children giggle with delight as he smooches them.
I feel the resentment when one of the members of the congregation always shows up early and parks his Mercedes at the entrance of the church parking lot so we can all get a good look at his new wheels. (We all know he uses illegal/slave labour to achieve his riches.)
I get pissed at people who, in spite of all contrary evidence, still think Bush is pretty cool. That right-wing thinking includes intolerance of anybody who may have a different (yet often more Christlike) viewpoint. The same people will take money away from their own poor and sick people to arm Israel, a nation where christianity is only partially tolerated because it brings tourism.
Tolerance is not a set of arbitrarily drawn lines which vary from person to person. The same man who yells bigotry, calls everybody he disagrees with, a leftist.
The right is right, and everybody else is wrong. So much for tolerance. You want to help the less fortunate? Sorry..you're socialist. Yup, the whole world is black and white. For us or against us. No middle ground. No tolerance.
So much for plow shears and splinters in people's eyes.
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Your intolerance for the intolerant is intolerable. Relax.
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Am I wrong or are you calling yourself tolerant?
cm

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Ain't a tolerant sorta guy, are you?
Heck of a burden being such a superior individual.
See, I can *accept* that there are people who think different than I do, and are attracted to activites that I may find unusual or distasteful. I can even *tolerate* those people, keep company with them to some degree and even engage them in polite conversation. That does not mean that I *approve* of the things they say or do.
You get bent out of shape because people do not approve of the same things that you do, or think the same way you do. Ergo, YOU are the intollerant one.
I come here to learn about woodworking, not to hear your OT opinions.
How about you becoming more tolerant and accepting and sticking to woodworking?
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Telling me how tolerant HE is ... but not tolerant of me. I guess he missed the point.
Funny shit, that.
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Telling me how tolerant HE is ... but not tolerant of me. I guess he missed the point.
Funny shit, that.
Awww, I made a mistake and sent you email. I did not call you any names, though, did I? See how tolerant and accepting I am? I was just trying to help you understand the difference between tolerance, acceptance, and approval!
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Am I to be grateful that you didn't call me names? And nooooo, you didn't accept me, you ended your e-mail with a <plonk>, so you accepted NOTHING!And I sure-as-fuck don't need your approval. Now piss off and go play in a league you can handle.
See? Now THAT is me being tolerant. I accept your inability to tell satire from some lofty poetic piece of bullshit like I posted. I do NOT approve of your e-mailing me.
How am I doing?
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My favorite family-owned landscaper / garden shop shares a "curb cut" on a major road with a Baptist church.
The church is on a corner, the garden shop is one lot down.
The church has placed all sorts of "Do Not Enter" and "No Parking" signs along the 150' paved border (shared parking lot), to prevent customers of the garden shop from parking or driving through the church lot at any time. This forces the garden shop customers to make a left turn out onto a road that averages 55-60 MPH, to drive 50 feet to a light. The safest way to exit the lot would be to travel through the church lot (as was done when the property housed busses) and turn left on the road. Here's a Google Earth shot:
<http://maps.google.com/maps?q=uncle+bob 's+garden+shop&ie=UTF8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&llA.544947,-72.710223&spn=0.002148,0.003648&t=h&z.
99% of the time (far less than with school busses), the church lot is empty.
The "church" used to be a school bus depot.
The garden shop is to the right of center, the church is the bigger building to the left. CT residents familiar with Rt. 66 would know the "Red Dog Cafe" just off the upper left corner of the intersection.
Tolerance? I don't get it...
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In all fairness, it's not like the church has a public budget behind it to repair the wear and tear on the parking lot from people using it as a driveway.
-Nathan
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wrote:

Good point.
Except the church goers leave via the garden center lot if they're traveling to the right, and they park at the garden center when the church lot overflows. <G> Church going kids often run around the closed garden center's outdoor lot.
The garden shop didn't place "Keep Out" signs facing the church. Both organizations typically draw people at completely different times. The church draws at night and on Sunday morning, the retail operation is closed after 6PM and on Sunday morning.
Tolerance is about give and take...
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N Hurst wrote:

If the church was in good standing, God would keep it repaired for them.
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Got it. Yup he missed the point.
Thanks
cm
I even got hate-mail from this clown: snipped-for-privacy@frontiernet.net
Telling me how tolerant HE is ... but not tolerant of me. I guess he missed the point.
Funny shit, that.
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Or a right wing radical. It cuts both ways.

The nature of people at large. It well spreads across any demographic, political, religeous boundry. The most naturally occuring way to shore up one's own opinion of one's position is to alienate any oposing views. Makes one feel better inside - expecially if there's a little nagging guilt somewhere down inside there.

If those principles were not universally true, they never would have survived the test of time.
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First sentence in the OP
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Another reason this list needs a MODERATOR
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On Sun, 18 May 2008 08:32:30 -0700 (PDT), Hoosierpopi

There's always one of the 15,000 moderated woodworking websites, or Vito's moderated woodworking group.
I just skip what I don't want to read. No filters, no killfile, no autopilot... Stick and rudder, baby! <G>
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Knock it off. Go to a Political room. Lets talk about wood work. Al
Albert Joseph - Gilroy Garlic Capitol http://community.webtv.net/algag/BettyAl
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On May 21, 10:36am, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Albert Joseph) wrote:

So much for tolerance.
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There, I've changed the subject line for you.
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