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    vauge - your Lead Moderator

    What makes vauge tic?
    Hrmm... I've said before that my father would not allow me a voice while growing up. It is deep in my core that everyone should be able to express themselves whether I agree with them or not.

    What personal info are you willing to share?
    Well, I was a Project Manager at a very large company here in Texas. I am currently attending University of Texas at Dallas grad school for Supply Chain Management. I have three beautiful children - 18 year old girl, 8 year old boy and 2 year old baby girl. I have been married for 13 years to the woman of my dreams. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

    Why Debate Politics?
    Well, I like politics it is as simple as that. The reason for the forum is that I want to understand why people think the way they do. Are they smoking crack or am I? Are there *really* hidden agendas or does it seem that way? Are there real differences between someone whom has strict conservative values verses someone whom has liberal values? These are questions I want to conquer.

    Has Debate Politics changed you?
    Yes. Without question. I used to be very nervous around gay men and women. Now, I realize that their ideals are just different than mine. They do not have 3 eyes and green skin. Though I have a cute gluteus, it doesn't mean that any gay man wants it - lol. Several years ago, my thoughts on this subject were much different. I am still very much against gay marriage. I would also say that I have gone from being an extreme Bush conservative to a Paul Libertarian-Republican.

    Aren't you *really* an Admin? Why call yourself the Lead Moderator?
    I view the moderators here as a team, and I am part of it. We all have an equal share in decision making. Rarely the evil admin rears it's ugly head and forces requirements on the team that he believes are crucial to our success. But, he is always open for suggestions and always have an ear available during those "admin" situations. The goal is to make admin only decisions few and far between. We try to decide as a team when it makes the most sense to do so.

    What is your moderating philosophy?
    Wow! Good question. I believe that everyone has good in them. I also believe that without being able to see the twitch in the eye or the smile of the typist, it is often hard to convey the true intent.
    In short: Benefit of the doubt - often more than once.

    I've notice that you do not participate much, its your site - why not?
    Well, there are a few reasons why. The main reason is that for the last two years I have been going full time to UTD for my degree. I am proud to say that is now completed. I has a bran spankin' new BSMIS (Management Information Systems & Business Admin) degree as of August 2011. Other reasons are that sometimes when I post in a thread and it stops or mutes the natural conversation flow, for whatever reason. I hope to post more often now that I do have more time on my hands, but rather than going all in I think I will take it slower. However, I have said that before in the past. One day at a time...
    Last edited by Schweddy; 08-16-11 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Updating and adding degree
    If you analyse it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. -Ronald Reagan

    I am also known as "vauge".

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