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  • I find them to be entertaining - but I don't take them *too* seriously

    14 37.84%
  • I disregard any serious references to them when it comes to politics and so forth

    13 35.14%
  • I think the occasional fact can be taken from them - but not often

    5 13.51%
  • I think they're annoying, I avoid them

    11 29.73%
  • I have an account and use it frequently to connect with people

    14 37.84%
  • I think they're taken too seriously by other people

    15 40.54%
  • I think they're a legitimate source for facts and serious info and aren't valued and used enough

    0 0%
  • I don't know - haven't thought about it enough to form an opinion

    2 5.41%
  • What's a social networking site?

    1 2.70%
  • Something you didn't mention

    5 13.51%
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Thread: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I don't use them.

    Connecting to previous friends and extended family would negate all my years of hard work at reforming myself.
    Plus I'd need therapy with all the drama.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Oh, yeah; I'm thoroughly estranged from a significant portion of my vipers. Did I say scorpions? I meant to say 'family'.


    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't use them.

    Connecting to previous friends and extended family would negate all my years of hard work at reforming myself.
    Plus I'd need therapy with all the drama.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Oh, yeah; I'm thoroughly estranged from a significant portion of my vipers. Did I say scorpions? I meant to say 'family'.
    Viper and scorpion are perfect descriptions.
    The only person I'm interested in talking to is my grandpa but to do that, I'd have to interact with my parents, sisters, aunt, etc.

    I love the man but it's not worth it because he, unfortunately, believes their lies.

    The only blood member of my family I keep in touch with is my 5 year old niece.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Here's hoping they don't turn her. :P

    I shouldn't joke on that front. Seriously.

    Anyway, I'm down to one sister. We're of an age where our children are grown, so at least we have them and their offspring. If I ever see my youngest sister again, it will be too soon. I may not even attend my mother's funeral (she is dying of Lewy Body Dementia) simply because we had a mostly horrific relationship, and I already said my good-byes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Viper and scorpion are perfect descriptions.
    The only person I'm interested in talking to is my grandpa but to do that, I'd have to interact with my parents, sisters, aunt, etc.

    I love the man but it's not worth it because he, unfortunately, believes their lies.

    The only blood member of my family I keep in touch with is my 5 year old niece.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Here's hoping they don't turn her. :P

    I shouldn't joke on that front. Seriously.
    She's being raised by her father and step mother, so it's all good on that front.
    She's an incredibly wonderful child.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Anyway, I'm down to one sister. We're of an age where our children are grown, so at least we have them and their offspring. If I ever see my youngest sister again, it will be too soon. I may not even attend my mother's funeral (she is dying of Lewy Body Dementia) simply because we had a mostly horrific relationship, and I already said my good-byes.
    Don't you hate that?
    My grandfather has kidney disease and I'm not sure how long he will live.
    He's a really good man but I don't think I can wade through the dumbassery of my parents and sisters to go to a funeral, if he dies.

    My older sister isn't bad, we've never been close mostly because she's my half sister and we're about 12 years apart.

    My younger sister is the scourge on the world.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I do hate that. But my youngest sister married a rattlesnake (again with insulting animals <G>). They accused my daughter of check theft, fraud, and forgery. Damn near broke her. I got to say things I'd never said in my life like "Tiara has an alibi". "Tiara is going in for questioning." Over a ****ing $40 check that I KNOW youngest sister signed herself, and THAT'S why it looked just like her signature.

    Sorry, I'm raging again. Sometimes I think if I ever see BIL I will punch him so hard, .... yeah, then I'd be in jail. Still. What an unmitigated prick.

    Facebook you say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    She's being raised by her father and step mother, so it's all good on that front.
    She's an incredibly wonderful child.



    Don't you hate that?
    My grandfather has kidney disease and I'm not sure how long he will live.
    He's a really good man but I don't think I can wade through the dumbassery of my parents and sisters to go to a funeral, if he dies.

    My older sister isn't bad, we've never been close mostly because she's my half sister and we're about 12 years apart.

    My younger sister is the scourge on the world.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I do hate that. But my youngest sister married a rattlesnake (again with insulting animals <G>). They accused my daughter of check theft, fraud, and forgery. Damn near broke her. I got to say things I'd never said in my life like "Tiara has an alibi". "Tiara is going in for questioning." Over a ****ing $40 check that I KNOW youngest sister signed herself, and THAT'S why it looked just like her signature.
    Geesh, that's why I warn coworkers to never, ever loan family money, cosign or put your butt in the hot seat, for a family member you don't absolutely trust.

    If they are flaky, they won't bother to screw you to save their asses.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Sorry, I'm raging again. Sometimes I think if I ever see BIL I will punch him so hard, .... yeah, then I'd be in jail. Still. What an unmitigated prick.
    Raging is ok, it lets the pent up anger out.
    The day after my grandmother died, my sister and mother were at my grandfathers house trying to take all her jewelery.

    I begged my grandfather to leave all his money and possessions to charity instead of letting any of us inherit it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Facebook you say?
    More like face punch.
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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    Greed combined with toxicity = estrangement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Geesh, that's why I warn coworkers to never, ever loan family money, cosign or put your butt in the hot seat, for a family member you don't absolutely trust.

    If they are flaky, they won't bother to screw you to save their asses.



    Raging is ok, it lets the pent up anger out.
    The day after my grandmother died, my sister and mother were at my grandfathers house trying to take all her jewelery.

    I begged my grandfather to leave all his money and possessions to charity instead of letting any of us inherit it.



    More like face punch.

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I'm fine with it. I embraced it long ago.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Thoughts on Networking sites (facebook, myspace, twitter)

    I have accounts in the three aforementioned websites, but they're under an assumed alias. Classmates is the only place where I use my real name. I haven't been to any reunions, so I haven't seen any of my classmates in 37 years.

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