What's with all the political weirdos on RJ?

  • badbug

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    Nov 25, 2015 3:31 AM GMT

    I am relatively new to RJ and am wondering what's the deal with the politcal weirdos?


    There seems to be 4 or 5 posters that only post about topics that are meant to be politically divisive.

    Most of the time, these posters don't even have any comments on what it is they are posting about, they just post some random thing: "Obama says" or "Trump says" as if it's meant to be some proof of some opinion they already have, that we're supposed to know ahead of time?


    I have tried interacting with some of these folks and it's just usually some one word response. Or another video about some other random thing. It quickly became clear that there is no interest in political discussion, just political lecturing without the lecture. Political lecturing by proxy.


    I guess my questions is, wtf? I have never encountered this on any other forum. It's kind of scary how one dimensional these people seem to be.

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    Nov 25, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    Lots of people failed debate class. Now they're on the internet.
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    Nov 25, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidLots of people failed debate class. Now they're on the internet.


    Best quote about the internet ever
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    Nov 25, 2015 11:04 AM GMT
    Honey it's a bodybuilding and fitness forum with the majority of the members having expertise and culture related towards that. If you want to discuss anything other than that, you are doing so at your own will and accord.

    Politics, religion, current events, nobody wins when it comes to shit like that. Nobody knows what the fuck that person has been through or experienced or what verbatims they come up with.

    We as the LGBT community do have to become more patriotic don't get me wrong, but it's a very touchy subject it's no use arguing about it as nobody wins and nobody is right or wrong as for reasons I said above.

    Everything else unrelated to bodybuilding and fitness, is pretty much a free for all. Seats are to the left, exit is to the right. Make your choice buddy.
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    I enjoy the political posts. What I don't particularly appreciate is the misplaced ferocity and narrow-mindedness that some of the posters demonstrate. It's terribly disheartening when I see substantive debates degenerate precipitously into personal attacks because the people involved are unable to sustain their respective positions.
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    paulflexes saidLots of people failed debate class. Now they're on the internet.


    Best quote about the internet ever


    I assure you, some of those who failed debate class also failed many other classes.
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:32 PM GMT
    Note Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste" master knows no shame.
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    Nov 25, 2015 3:35 PM GMT
    badbug said
    I guess my questions is, wtf? I have never encountered this on any other forum. It's kind of scary how one dimensional these people seem to be.

    RJ has numerous forums. Some focus on political topics, or on general news, and also gay news topics. Most do not, covering other subjects. Visit and read those containing your interest areas, and skip the political ones.

    "All Things Gay" is the default forum when you post, and kinda catches everything. Including lots of politics that properly belongs elsewhere. Plus some guys know it's the most-read forum, so they use it for greater visibility, when they really shouldn't.

    If you need help navigating this site please let us know. There are numerous ways of sorting out and filtering the posts. I generally look at Forums "Updated since [my] last login". You can choose whatever approach best suits your interests.
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    Nov 25, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    badbug said
    I guess my questions is, wtf? I have never encountered this on any other forum. It's kind of scary how one dimensional these people seem to be.

    RJ has numerous forums. Some focus on political topics, or on general news, and also gay news topics. Most do not, covering other subjects. Visit and read those containing your interest areas, and skip the political ones.

    "All Things Gay" is the default forum when you post, and kinda catches everything. Including lots of politics that properly belongs elsewhere. Plus some guys know it's the most-read forum, so they use it for greater visibility, when they really shouldn't.

    If you need help navigating this site please let us know. There are numerous ways of sorting out and filtering the posts. I generally look at Forums "Updated since [my] last login". You can choose whatever approach best suits your interests.


    ""All Things Gay""

    They need to remove this as a default and force one to choose. I've done this countless times and have to go back in to delete my thread and start over.
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    Nov 25, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidNote Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste n purposely misplace" master knows no shame.

    fixed

    Like this note he posted on some other guy's thread 1 minute--60 fucking seconds--before gratuitously bumping his own purposely misplaced threads and shortly before creating a few more one-dimensional, anti-Liberal posts to also misplace into the All Things Not Political forum.

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    southbeach1500 said http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4140912 Just an FYI... This topic should be in the "News and Politics" forum.

    You still have time before someone else posts here to delete this topic and recreate it in the correct forum.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
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    Typical Republican behavior
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    Nov 25, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Art_Deco said
    badbug said
    I guess my questions is, wtf? I have never encountered this on any other forum. It's kind of scary how one dimensional these people seem to be.

    RJ has numerous forums. Some focus on political topics, or on general news, and also gay news topics. Most do not, covering other subjects. Visit and read those containing your interest areas, and skip the political ones.

    "All Things Gay" is the default forum when you post, and kinda catches everything. Including lots of politics that properly belongs elsewhere. Plus some guys know it's the most-read forum, so they use it for greater visibility, when they really shouldn't.

    If you need help navigating this site please let us know. There are numerous ways of sorting out and filtering the posts. I generally look at Forums "Updated since [my] last login". You can choose whatever approach best suits your interests.

    "All Things Gay"

    They need to remove this as a default and force one to choose. I've done this countless times and have to go back in delete my thread and start over.

    Well, it used to be that if you were viewing a specific forum,, anything you posted to threads there automatically went to that forum. So that if you were viewing Golf, and responded to a thread there, your post went to Golf. Today, everything defaults to All Things Gays, no matter what forum you are viewing.

    I liked the former way better.
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    Nov 25, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    You are new here.

    You can just put the usual suspects on ignore.
  • ASHDOD

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    Nov 25, 2015 5:54 PM GMT


    Some guys feel an urgent need to show their political views, especially the more radical ones, this site is one of the ways they do it,and yes,of course its useless, people don't change their views because of their thread, still, the urge exist.
    its a democratic media, they can post whatever they want you are free to ignore them.
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    Nov 25, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidNote Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste n purposely misplace" master knows no shame.

    fixed

    Like this note he posted on some other guy's thread 1 minute--60 fucking seconds--before gratuitously bumping his own purposely misplaced threads and shortly before creating a few more one-dimensional, anti-Liberal posts to also misplace into the All Things Not Political forum.

    SoBe
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    southbeach1500 said http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4140912 Just an FYI... This topic should be in the "News and Politics" forum.

    You still have time before someone else posts here to delete this topic and recreate it in the correct forum.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
    poop-snathin-elephant-o.gif
    Typical Republican behavior


    Give it a rest, No Name.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 25, 2015 6:09 PM GMT
    Metta and Woodsman post about many topics and the political ones are usually from reputable news sources. Southbeach is paid to spread political spam with misleading headlines. My guess the money flow is through the Koch brothers but the approach is pure Fox: misrepresent and repeat it often. The theory is if you shout it often enough, the mindless will never read the substance, of which there is none, and eventually believe the headline. It works, sad to say.
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    Nov 25, 2015 6:23 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidMetta and Woodsman post about many topics and the political ones are usually from reputable news sources. Southbeach is paid to spread political spam with misleading headlines. My guess the money flow is through the Koch brothers but the approach is pure Fox: misrepresent and repeat it often. The theory is if you shout it often enough, the mindless will never read the substance, of which there is none, and eventually believe the headline. It works, sad to say.


    Your claim that SoBe is a paid poster, let alone by either or both of les freres Koch is false, and recklessly so, as I know from my personal knowledge of him. You are in no position to have personal knowledge of his actions other than what you read here, which by no means supports your claims.

    Judging - there's that damn, thought-provoking word, again! - the credibility of metta's posts is best left to each individual, but my experience has been that upon further and thorough review of their substance, they often lack foundation or other indicia of reliability.
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    Nov 25, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidMetta and Woodsman post about many topics and the political ones are usually from reputable news sources. Southbeach is paid to spread political spam with misleading headlines. My guess the money flow is through the Koch brothers but the approach is pure Fox: misrepresent and repeat it often. The theory is if you shout it often enough, the mindless will never read the substance, of which there is none, and eventually believe the headline. It works, sad to say.


    Hopefully for him he's not paid on commission because the only two I've seen recruited to the dark side are the alpha and under posters.

    Their defection is their defect already built in, nothing newly installed by the Gobs Of Poop. So they are welcomed to them. Buh bye, they won't be missed.

    MGINSD said
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    Ex_Mil8 saidNote Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste n purposely misplace" master knows no shame.

    fixed

    Like this note he posted on some other guy's thread 1 minute--60 fucking seconds--before gratuitously bumping his own purposely misplaced threads and shortly before creating a few more one-dimensional, anti-Liberal posts to also misplace into the All Things Not Political forum.

    SoBe
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    of Shit

    southbeach1500 said http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4140912 Just an FYI... This topic should be in the "News and Politics" forum.

    You still have time before someone else posts here to delete this topic and recreate it in the correct forum.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
    poop-snathin-elephant-o.gif
    Typical Republican behavior


    Give it a rest, No Name.


    Says the fatman who can't think outside of his box of donuts.

    No, you give it a rest.

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    Okay, you can wait until after Thanksgiving lol

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    Nov 25, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
    The block function works well on this site. In fact it is the only thing that stops the trolls from taking over the site.

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    theantijock said
    Destinharbor saidMetta and Woodsman post about many topics and the political ones are usually from reputable news sources. Southbeach is paid to spread political spam with misleading headlines. My guess the money flow is through the Koch brothers but the approach is pure Fox: misrepresent and repeat it often. The theory is if you shout it often enough, the mindless will never read the substance, of which there is none, and eventually believe the headline. It works, sad to say.


    Hopefully for him he's not paid on commission because the only two I've seen recruited to the dark side are the alpha and under posters.

    Their defection is their defect already built in, nothing newly installed by the Gobs Of Poop. So they are welcomed to them. Buh bye, they won't be missed.

    MGINSD said
    theantijock saidtheantijock%20engage%20stalker%20reducti

    Ex_Mil8 saidNote Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste n purposely misplace" master knows no shame.

    fixed

    Like this note he posted on some other guy's thread 1 minute--60 fucking seconds--before gratuitously bumping his own purposely misplaced threads and shortly before creating a few more one-dimensional, anti-Liberal posts to also misplace into the All Things Not Political forum.

    SoBe
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    of Shit

    southbeach1500 said http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4140912 Just an FYI... This topic should be in the "News and Politics" forum.

    You still have time before someone else posts here to delete this topic and recreate it in the correct forum.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
    poop-snathin-elephant-o.gif
    Typical Republican behavior


    Give it a rest, No Name.


    Says the fatman who can't think outside of his box of donuts.

    No, you give it a rest.

    slide_320784_3001061_free.gif

    Okay, you can wait until after Thanksgiving lol



    Right back at you



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    freedomisntfree said
    theantijock said
    Destinharbor saidMetta and Woodsman post about many topics and the political ones are usually from reputable news sources. Southbeach is paid to spread political spam with misleading headlines. My guess the money flow is through the Koch brothers but the approach is pure Fox: misrepresent and repeat it often. The theory is if you shout it often enough, the mindless will never read the substance, of which there is none, and eventually believe the headline. It works, sad to say.


    Hopefully for him he's not paid on commission because the only two I've seen recruited to the dark side are the alpha and under posters.

    Their defection is their defect already built in, nothing newly installed by the Gobs Of Poop. So they are welcomed to them. Buh bye, they won't be missed.

    MGINSD said
    theantijock saidtheantijock%20engage%20stalker%20reducti

    Ex_Mil8 saidNote Southbeach's deflective, "Surely you can't mean me" response. You have to give it to him - the RJ "cut n paste n purposely misplace" master knows no shame.

    fixed

    Like this note he posted on some other guy's thread 1 minute--60 fucking seconds--before gratuitously bumping his own purposely misplaced threads and shortly before creating a few more one-dimensional, anti-Liberal posts to also misplace into the All Things Not Political forum.

    SoBe
    Full
    of Shit

    southbeach1500 said http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4140912 Just an FYI... This topic should be in the "News and Politics" forum.

    You still have time before someone else posts here to delete this topic and recreate it in the correct forum.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
    poop-snathin-elephant-o.gif
    Typical Republican behavior


    Give it a rest, No Name.


    Says the fatman who can't think outside of his box of donuts.

    No, you give it a rest.

    slide_320784_3001061_free.gif

    Okay, you can wait until after Thanksgiving lol



    Right back at you



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    Well, aren't you a bottomless pit of originality.
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    Nov 25, 2015 6:50 PM GMT
    Is this a Jethro Tull pissing contest?

  • honestsweat

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    Nov 25, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
    The question remains: why does RealJock allow people to post headlines without expressing an opinion? Why not require them to post a comment to go along with their headline?

    If I wanted to just read headlines I would use this thing called...Google.
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    honestsweat saidThe question remains: why does RealJock allow people to post headlines without expressing an opinion? Why not require them to post a comment to go along with their headline?

    If I wanted to just read headlines I would use this thing called...Google.


    Good point. It should also require posters to post at least their screen names. Can you take a hint, No Name?
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