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Thread: Are you a giver or a taker??????

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Are you a giver or a taker??????

    Don’t just read this message go and VOTE please!!! your forum needs you to make your mark.

    Are you aware that you are participating in one of the most democratic of all institutions that I know of,

    Free of fees………yes its freeeeee
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    I am aware that I have been missing from participation for a while presently am up to my eyeballs in all sorts of things however I try to follow along via my Ipod for a few minutes in the morning.

    Having said that I am a registered voter! and still took time to get out and VOTE !

    I am utterly dismayed by the small voter turnout could not take it anymore hence this post to those that have not yet cast their vote.

    The candidates are very fine people I would vouch for each and every one of them it has made selection this time around very difficult to do. (THANKS to ALL MOD Candidates and of course current mods and don’t forget the guys in Admin)

    During my participation here to date, everyone of them has been more than generous in making me feel welcome, giving me much needed advice and more important extending a hand of friendship, welcome, care and knowledge to me.

    My experiences here have been overwhelming at times and most humbling our forum is an absolute beacon of hope in our crazy mixed up world.

    So what’s you excuse for not voting.???????

    Would you rather not have a right to vote?
    Do you not cherish freedom?
    Can you not find it in you to click 4 times and have your say in how our forum is run?

    Ahhh I can hear the cop outs now……

    I don’t know the candidates….so don’t feel qualified to vote.

    Yeah like you did a background check on everyone you voted for in your life.

    I did not register to vote so I am not eligible.

    Well make a point of registering that’s only one click.

    I don’t like any of the candidates.

    What you gotta be kidding me? What would you like to see some guy out of Mad Max or the Chainsaw Massacre?

    Would you rather be at a paid subscription site, with members of different levels and class and adverts all over the show, where a post that might cause some unease to an advertiser will get censored.

    Would you rather give up your rights?

    Come on someone give me a good reason why they find it impossible to make the 4 clicks other than they did not register and even then what’s your excuse now for not registering.

    What McDonalds spilt hot coffee on your lap tooo?

    My humble apologies to the registered voters who have already cast their ballot I just could not take seeing the low turn out.

  2. #2
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    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Awesome Rob
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Nova Scotia, 45°N 64°W
    Good rant Rob!

    And, thanks for the subtle reminder.
    Votes submitted.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Your rant on as usual Rob.

    I already exercised my rights.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
    Rob you rock! Hopefully your post will get some more participation!
    Best regards,

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    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    A Turn N Time
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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Are you a giver or a taker??????

    Already cast my vote, but thanks for the promotional rant Rob.
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

    Registered voting member

    Fighting for all I am worth, and praying every day.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I worked with a man who had a saying that I took to heart. The philosophy has served me well. "Give to the givers and leave the takers alone" - thanks Wade, wherever you are.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  9. #9
    Already done ....even put down an issue of Shop Notes to do it!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Schenectady, NY

    Please Vote

    Way to go Rob-tell it like it is. I'm glad you're on my side.

    I did vote. It's easy and it matters.

    HUGE thanks to moderators past present and future as well as the Administrators for making this site one of the best anywhere. Strong work all of you.
    Don Orr

    Woodturners make the World go ROUND

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