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View Poll Results: Should politics remain in Debates
Close Debates 1 5.26%
Keep debates open and REMOVE political discussion 10 52.63%
Keep debates open and MAINTAIN political discussion 8 42.11%
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Old 08-27-18, 11:29 AM
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Re: Politics at ADDF

I'm still thinking this through as solid points have been made and it is clear that many of us are on the fence and unsure on which side of the coin we should be as there are a few that voted and then wished they could change their vote. I believe Namazu suggested a fair compromise that we would only discuss politics or government agencies in regards to treatment/healthcare, medication, and for me, perhaps the legalization of marijuana. It is difficult to discuss finding help for disorders without pointing out the bureaucracy of the journey.

As indicated previously, the conversations tied to politicians and political climates or perhaps exit strategies for nations, really aren't a subject that should be managed here. I do understand that politics may burden our lives and cause anxiety that may interfere with our health and for some it's better to discuss, for others to discuss causes more anxiety, especially when you find that you may differ so greatly from others or your friends are in conflict with your views. I have considered another private forum for just politics but I'm afraid that will still find itself spilling out into other areas of the forum due to the onslaught of insults and rhetoric. It also doesn't prevent the nation bashing that we tend to see from some members. For the time being there will be a moratorium on political discussion in Debates while I work with staff to build a new guideline or approach to the issue. Thanks
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Re: Politics at ADDF

Andi,

Excellent points as always

Your legalization remarks also reminded me of that "classic" segment from

Cheech & Chong's 1st album, on the same subject


"And now for a public service announcement on the legalization of marijuana,

from Ashley Roachclip, of the Jefferson Hairpie:"

"Take it away Mr. Roachclip."

"Uh, Mr. Roachclip?"

"Huh?" "Oh yeah, man."

"So like I just wanna say, like, um, oh yeah."

"Yeah, I just wanna say that all of you who don't believe in the legalization of

pot man, well you're all F'D!"


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