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ambush  (op)
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:55 PM
 
yeah, pointing out that you're mexican is really racist.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I didn't say that. But if you want to intentionally misunderstand me, that's fine.
You didn't?

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How's he dishonest? And a prick?!?!? That's really reaching I'd say.

I also wouldn't say he stole it. I'd say he found something someone didn't cherish very much enough to maintain knowledge of it's whereabouts and probably appreciates it more than it's former owner.

You find something that isn't yours, you turn it in. Everything else is theft, pure and simple. You can't make your morals dependent on whether you like people or not.
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 11:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
You didn't?

You find something that isn't yours, you turn it in. Everything else is theft, pure and simple. You can't make your morals dependent on whether you like people or not.
See, that's where you assume that the person who found it stole it. Perhaps he appreciated the value of it enough to turn it into the "lost and found" at the establishment and then someone in the bar pocketed it.

But we are arguing semantics and around and about the real point here aren't we? Either way, ambush didn't care enough about it's value to truly verify he had possession of it and lost it.

Now insulting me on an internet forum is making him feel better. I am glad to be of assistance.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by ambush View Post
yeah, pointing out that you're mexican is really racist.
I didn't say "racist". I never called him racist. Go back and read it again.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
No, you wanted to pick a fight and derailed the thread accordingly. Well done

-t
No I didn't. You're projecting here. I addressed his post. He is the derailer.

Go back and look at my original post.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:02 AM
 
and on he goes with silly logic and morals.

Don't you ever lose stuff, Railroader? I bet you don't.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by ambush View Post
and on he goes with silly logic and morals.

pure entertainment.
Glad to be of entertainment value to you. Enjoy your faux zippo.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:19 AM
 
yeah I'll light a one hit with it and try to forget that idiots like you and the dude who stole my cell exist on this planet.

have a good night.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 01:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by ambush View Post
yeah I'll light a one hit with it and try to forget that idiots like you and the dude who stole my cell exist on this planet.

have a good night.
Good night.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 02:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Good night.
I don't understand why you let ambush bring the "bad guy" out of you. I feel you would argue the several totally opposite points if it was anyone else.

Just an observation though. I'll mind my on business now.
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Nov 13, 2006, 03:14 AM
 
Back in 2002, I lost my cell phone in Vons, I returned 15 minutes later and I couldn't find it anywhere.

I immeadiatly tried to call it and then I contacted my cell phone company and cancelled my lost phone.

I had to get a new phone quick since I was expecting a call for an interview the next day.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 03:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
See, that's where you assume that the person who found it stole it. Perhaps he appreciated the value of it enough to turn it into the "lost and found" at the establishment and then someone in the bar pocketed it.

But we are arguing semantics and around and about the real point here aren't we? Either way, ambush didn't care enough about it's value to truly verify he had possession of it and lost it.

Now insulting me on an internet forum is making him feel better. I am glad to be of assistance.
a) what sort of weird construct is that? Fact is, if the phone doesn't turn up, someone down the line is a criminal. Regardless of whether you personally are moral fool enough to claim that whoever it was deserves to keep it because he's going to appreciate it more than ambush.

b) Ambush may be a stupid kid and an asshole in your opinion (he's certainly been a desperate jerk in this thread), but gloating over his loss the way you did in your VERY FIRST POST in this thread doesn't make you any less, IMO.

In the context, it's rather amusing to see you act all defensive and innocent.
"Mote in thy brother's eye", and all that.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 04:55 AM
 
I have found a few phones because I spend a lot of time hanging out at this 24-hour restaraunt that drunks go to after hours. I usually call people on their contact list until someone picks up. If I get a voicemail, I leave one for them. I could have had a SLVR for free if I had wanted one badly. I still want one. I am stuck with a Nokia 6010 with a busted screen and 36-hour battery life because I dropped it. It was T-Mobile and everything, the SLVR. Maybe someone is calling people you know on your phone and it is just a matter of time until you get it back. Maybe you're screwed. Best of luck.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 10:22 AM
 
^ lol. thanks.

analogika... please don't pump him up again... you don't want him to start his silly rhetoric all over again.. no one wants to see that
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 11:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
a) what sort of weird construct is that? Fact is, if the phone doesn't turn up, someone down the line is a criminal. Regardless of whether you personally are moral fool enough to claim that whoever it was deserves to keep it because he's going to appreciate it more than ambush.

b) Ambush may be a stupid kid and an asshole in your opinion (he's certainly been a desperate jerk in this thread), but gloating over his loss the way you did in your VERY FIRST POST in this thread doesn't make you any less, IMO.

In the context, it's rather amusing to see you act all defensive and innocent.
"Mote in thy brother's eye", and all that.
I am not being defensive. I am expounding upon my first post.

And I was gloating over his loss? Gloating would have been: "HA HA". I simply noted that he didn't appreciate it enough and hopefully learned from the situation. I am sorry I wasn't clear enough.
( Last edited by Railroader; Nov 13, 2006 at 01:47 PM. )
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by euchomai View Post
I don't understand why you let ambush bring the "bad guy" out of you. I feel you would argue the several totally opposite points if it was anyone else.

Just an observation though. I'll mind my on business now.
That's why I simply said "Good night". He won't learn no matter what point I take. He'll insult me and call me names no matter what I do. I am persistent, I'll admit that. Perhaps I should cut my losses.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 12:11 PM
 
Man, ambush's threads tend to degenerate, don't they.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 01:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
And I was gloating over his loss. Gloating would have been: "HA HA". I simply noted that he didn't appreciate it enough and hopefully learned from the situation. I am sorry I wasn't clear enough.
Funny, nice Freudian slip there

-t
     
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
Funny, nice Freudian slip there

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Oops.

[Edited that post to discredit hack psychologists everywhere.]
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Man, ambush's threads tend to degenerate, don't they.
Whether I am in them or not.
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 01:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Man, ambush's threads tend to degenerate, don't they.
No not really, they never start off with any substance to begin with.

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Nov 13, 2006, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
No not really, they never start off with any substance to begin with.
His velvet underground thread's not too bad. A bit presumptuous, but I appreciate his opinion there even if I completely disagree with it.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 06:05 PM
 
OK so listen to this.

I lost my (new) phone 3 days ago... turns out it dropped from my pocket as I was walking home (I'm such a lucky man!) (it dropped on my lawn, which is frozen because it's -10C outside)... and now my mom finds it and its LCD is cracked and it's generally ****ed.

Great, so I just lost 300$ again

Life sucks so badly for me these ****ing days.

edit... oh wow..railroader is banned. I suddenly feel happier.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 06:17 PM
 
It's only temp. And it was a lame ban at that.

BTW ambush stop smoking pot. You'll lose less stuff.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 06:45 PM
 
or get cheaper phones

When I went through two phones over the summer, i asked all my friends if they had an old one that i could have, and low and behold i got two phones for free.

they also have reconditioned or used phones they will sell you on the cheap

I GOT WASTED WITH PHIL SHERRY!!!
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 08:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by ambush View Post
OK so listen to this.

I lost my (new) phone 3 days ago... turns out it dropped from my pocket as I was walking home (I'm such a lucky man!) (it dropped on my lawn, which is frozen because it's -10C outside)... and now my mom finds it and its LCD is cracked and it's generally ****ed.

Great, so I just lost 300$ again

Life sucks so badly for me these ****ing days.

edit... oh wow..railroader is banned. I suddenly feel happier.
where do you work AMBUSH?
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 08:42 PM
 
Why was railroader banned anyways? I must've missed that thread.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 08:45 PM
 
For supposably baiting a banned forum member.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 08:48 PM
 
Gotcha. So that was part of the big fuss in the feedback forum...

Anyways, on topic...

Once I lost my cell phone in the deep rough (dandelions and clover) of a very public golf course. I lost it on the 10th hole and didn't realize my mistake until the 17th. I actually accidentally kicked the phone (an Ericcson) while I was walking around the place that I thought I had hit a ball from. There was no I way I could've ever seen the thing. An insanely lucky break.

Sorry about the ruined phone, ambush....and the old lost one.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 10:31 PM
 
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For repeatedly baiting a banned forum member despite being told numerous times to knock it off.

Fixed that for you.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Why was railroader banned anyways? I must've missed that thread.

He's busy building bird houses.
     
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where do you work AMBUSH?
in a restaurant for rich people as a buss boy
     
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Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
Fixed that for you.
I wouldn't really call what he did as a bait. But ok. Rob just spazzed out so they would ban him, and he got his wish.

Had rob been banned over such a thing, you'd be complaining.
     
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I wouldn't really call what he did as a bait. But ok. Rob just spazzed out so they would ban him, and he got his wish.

Had rob been banned over such a thing, you'd be complaining.
Rob WAS banned over such a thing, and railroader was being a complete asshole - both in that thread and in this one.
     
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Deja Vu
     
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Had rob been banned over such a thing, you'd be complaining.
I have been banninated for baiting Rob in Jan. AFAIK, railroader knew about it.
Railroader has been banninated for this very same reason TWICE already. Can't tell me he didn't know what he was doing.

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It was lame when you got banned for it too.
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
It was lame when you got banned for it too.
Personally, that is my opinion, too.

But RR can not claim he didn't know, at least NOT after the second incident.
If you get banninated for the SAME thing again, you have either a short attention span, or done it on purpose.

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