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2 minutes ago, j45nick said:

I trust you realize there have only been 27 amendments to the US Constitution. The amendment you are referencing is actually the first amendment, guaranteeing such things as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion.

Some of us actually read and respect the Constitution. Maybe you should, too.

I know I just picked random number. I've read a lot of it. Not all of it and not a lot of it since high school.

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1 minute ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I know I just picked random number. I've read a lot of it. Not all of it and not a lot of it since high school.

That's the way I read it. Just a random number. Let's not take Pepper too literally.

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1 minute ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I know I just picked random number. I've read a lot of it. Not all of it and not a lot of it since high school.

It's not that long, and it doesn't take that long to read: only 27 pages in my un-annotated pocket version.

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Just now, 62burst said:

That's the way I read it. Just a random number. Let's not take Pepper too literally.

Do you guys not know by now I'm a sarcastic SOB. 

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1 minute ago, j45nick said:

It's not that long, and it doesn't take that long to read: only 27 pages in my un-annotated pocket version.

Wait you have a pocket version you carry around?

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On 11/17/2020 at 8:18 AM, EuroAussie said:

is BBG still around ..??

Nah... both he a Murph haven't been around for a while. . . So it's safe to wax poetic about the Hummingbird nectar without fear of being called nektar sniffer.

10 hours ago, EuroAussie said:

What about the blind boy ... is he still blind, and a boy locked down with his Irish whiskey and a J-45 ?

ps: i miss the grumpy ones, like big nose JerryK.

too bad Jerry picked up his ball and jacks and went to play elsewhere. The guy could play, and his posts were informative- between he and our DaveF, these two could get fairly close to assembling a Gibson spec wizard like the one being sought on the forum recently. Here are some old posts from Jerry: 

 

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2 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Wait you have a pocket version you carry around?

I don't carry it around all the time. It sits on my desk. Pocket versions of the Constitution are quite common, and readily available free from a number of politically-oriented organizations on both sides of the political spectrum. It's the size of a small pocket calculator or notebook. Twenty seven pages of easily-readable prose.

Mine happened to come from the ACLU, but the Federalist Society also publishes one in case you don't want to be tainted by association with a liberal organization.

I don't care who it came from, but I do care about the words.

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3 hours ago, j45nick said:

It's not that long, and it doesn't take that long to read: only 27 pages in my un-annotated pocket version.

I served my country and swore to defend it against all enemy's foreign and domestic.

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24 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I served my country and swore to defend it against all enemy's foreign and domestic.

Would that have included the ACLU ?

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27 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I served my country and swore to defend it against all enemy's foreign and domestic.

Pepper - did you play then and how often did it happen back in the days of your service. Bet the other fellows liked some acoustic atmosphere. I imagine some had harps too. 

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Imho, this guitar forum has always suffered from a lack of having moderators who are active on an ongoing basis, and at the same time consistent.  What good is a rule that says “no political discussions” if such discussions can take hold & go three or more pages before anything possibly happens?  This was the case with Murph’s Covid thread in the Lounge, for which he was the OP.  It turned into a political shite-show, and I finally contacted a moderator about it.  Whether or not you agree with Murph’s politics (which I do not), he rather frequently interjected his political opinions into conversations on this board.  The forum guideline is there, and it would be helpful if it were meaningfully applied.

The same goes for rude & combative behavior, of which Jerry K was a purveyor, quite often in a tag-team with Hogeye.  I had a few major go-rounds with these two (as did many others) back in the day, and my bottom line question was this:  Why in the world can’t you share your knowledge and remain civil?

The only two other forums where I participate (guitar forums), are closely moderated and very well run in comparison to this forum.  They are large in participant numbers, enthusiasm,  and good will.  I continue to participate on this forum because I’m very fond of Gibson guitars, know a fair amount about them, enjoy sharing information, and still like to gain new tidbits of knowledge.  Clearly, there will always be folks who feel the need to be combative & snarky - but they’ll only gain relevance on here if moderators allow them to - and to the extent that they do, I believe it detracts from the forum’s participation and growth.

I started playing guitar at the age of twenty & quickly got interested in quality construction details, the history of the instrument, and techniques.  Next June I’ll turn seventy, and guitars for me remain a highly positive diversion from “real life.”  I look for the same thing in a guitar forum.

 

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7 hours ago, fortyearspickn said:

Would that have included the ACLU ?

That is a lawyers job.

 

6 hours ago, bobouz said:

Imho, this guitar forum has always suffered from a lack of having moderators who are active on an ongoing basis, and at the same time consistent.  What good is a rule that says “no political discussions” if such discussions can take hold & go three or more pages before anything possibly happens?  This was the case with Murph’s Covid thread in the Lounge, for which he was the OP.  It turned into a political shite-show, and I finally contacted a moderator about it.  Whether or not you agree with Murph’s politics (which I do not), he rather frequently interjected his political opinions into conversations on this board.  The forum guideline is there, and it would be helpful if it were meaningfully applied.

The same goes for rude & combative behavior, of which Jerry K was a purveyor, quite often in a tag-team with Hogeye.  I had a few major go-rounds with these two (as did many others) back in the day, and my bottom line question was this:  Why in the world can’t you share your knowledge and remain civil?

The only two other forums where I participate (guitar forums), are closely moderated and very well run in comparison to this forum.  They are large in participant numbers, enthusiasm,  and good will.  I continue to participate on this forum because I’m very fond of Gibson guitars, know a fair amount about them, enjoy sharing information, and still like to gain new tidbits of knowledge.  Clearly, there will always be folks who feel the need to be combative & snarky - but they’ll only gain relevance on here if moderators allow them to - and to the extent that they do, I believe it detracts from the forum’s participation and growth.

I started playing guitar at the age of twenty & quickly got interested in quality construction details, the history of the instrument, and techniques.  Next June I’ll turn seventy, and guitars for me remain a highly positive diversion from “real life.”  I look for the same thing in a guitar forum.

 

I try to inject humor and what little knowledge I know to his place. For some reason a Canadian guy (and I have stated it before and will again) goes and seeks out my posts to dump on me. Well. I'm not just gonna get idly sit by and take abuse from him, Big Bill just observed it and called him out for it in the Lounge.  I asked him to stop stalking me and do it to someone else, but no, he keeps to comment on every post I make.

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8 hours ago, E-minor7 said:

Pepper - did you play then and how often did it happen back in the days of your service. Bet the other fellows liked some acoustic atmosphere. I imagine some had harps too. 

I started playing at 16. Played till about 20 and gave up. Picked it up again in 2007 and been playing ever since. My first guitar was a Gibson (an '82 or so "The Paul"). When I was in the service, I drank and did dumb stuff. I was in my 20's when I joined.  No harps were injured while jamming.

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1 hour ago, Sgt. Pepper said:. For some reason a Canadian guy (and I have stated it before and will again) goes and seeks out my posts to dump on me. Well. I'm not just gonna get idly sit by and take abuse from him, Big Bill just observed it and called him out for it in the Lounge.  I asked him to stop stalking me and do it to someone else, but no, he keeps to comment on every post I make.

I use the block members in the profile settings to ignore abusive trolls. The only time I see their comments is when someone copies them with the quote button. A few years ago that list was growing. It’s slowed down now and most on that list have disappeared or reincarnated themself. 

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Just now, Dave F said:

I use the block members in the profile settings to ignore abusive trolls. The only time I see their comments is when someone copies them with the quote button. A few years ago that list was growing. It’s slowed down now and most on that list have disappeared or reincarnated themself. 

I was probably on that list.

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8 hours ago, bobouz said:

  Next June I’ll turn seventy, and guitars for me remain a highly positive diversion from “real life.”  I look for the same thing in a guitar forum.

Point taken - still certain aspects and mechanisms from 'outer reality' are bound to be mirrored here. Politics however (and religion for that matter) is an unhealthy path. 

1 hour ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

  No harps were injured while jamming.

I once participated in a WW2 reenactment in the Ardennes, Belgium. Found myself playing harp on the  bed of a M3 halftrack while rumbling through the terrain.  Oh! Susanna.                                                                                  Both she, the Hohner and I too made it back home unharmed.  

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13 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I served my country and swore to defend it against all enemy's foreign and domestic.

Thank you for your service,my brother served 20 years in the navy so I know it ain't all gravy.

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