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17 Mar 2007, 12:03 am

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Oh really? Hmm, I thought it was (founding fathers).


The Declaration of Indepndance was the manifesto that allowed the colonies to rebel against the Brittish. After the Revolutionary War ended, the U.S. government was established by the U.S. Constitution. I'm not really an expert on history, but as I understand it, the individual states didn't want a very strong central government that would usurp powers like the British crown did. There was also some fear that one or more states would become too powerful. One of many compromises was to establish the U.S. capitol outside of any one of the states so as to avoid undue influence by any particular state on the capitol.



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30 Mar 2007, 1:19 am

I don't like richard benson's avatar.
Am wondering what others think of it.



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30 Mar 2007, 1:29 am

He looks really...demonic there. and I seriously hope he wasn't serious (redundant I know)



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30 Mar 2007, 1:50 am

I don't like it either, since you asked.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:05 am

On a scale of 1 to 10: I give it a 7. Image



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30 Mar 2007, 2:06 am

in a good way or a bad way?



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30 Mar 2007, 2:12 am

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in a good way or a bad way?

In "Rate the above member's avatar," a 7 is pretty good; it's stark, plain, and yet an original idea just the same.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:13 am

I think it's awful.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:15 am

Not good. If it was that picture of Chopper doing the same thing, I'd probably give it a 6. As it is, I'd give it a '2 and I hope you're kidding'.


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30 Mar 2007, 2:39 am

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As it is, I'd give it a '2 and I hope you're kidding'.

There's that to consider, of course; people who are actually contemplating suicide often drop such hints. (I tend to look at things too much in terms of artistic merit.)

He probably really should get help.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:42 am

asperion wrote:
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As it is, I'd give it a '2 and I hope you're kidding'.

There's that to consider, of course; people who are actually contemplating suicide often drop such hints. (I tend to look at things too much in terms of artistic merit.)

He probably really should get help.


........what gave you the hint? :roll:



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30 Mar 2007, 2:50 am

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........what gave you the hint? :roll:

I was assuming at first that maybe he was just going for shock value; but on reflection: it's disturbingly reminiscent of the sort of stunts that Freddie Prinze kept pulling before actually going through with it.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:51 am

I was ebing sarcastic. the :roll: didn't tip you off? Sometimes suicidal people do act it out before going through with it, yes.



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30 Mar 2007, 2:53 am

There are four rules of firearm safety, he's breaking all of them.

asperion wrote:
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As it is, I'd give it a '2 and I hope you're kidding'.

There's that to consider, of course; people who are actually contemplating suicide often drop such hints. (I tend to look at things too much in terms of artistic merit.)

He probably really should get help.

Not necessarily, I've seen dozens of these kinds of pictures. Some people just can't resist the urge to do something foolish with a gun.
and yes, it's inappropriate.


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02 Apr 2007, 2:44 pm

Well, he is a MEMBER! And some of are very literal, after all.....lol!


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03 Apr 2007, 4:24 am

I have a picture of my ex's doormat as a avatar with one letter removed due to profane language I simply didn't notice. I gave her that doormat as a birthday gift, and she was actually ROTFL, now my kids have learned what it's actual meaning is, and it's making them happy every time they come home to my ex..

My ex neighbours two adult sons has asked me several times where I got that doormat, but it's a secret. Can't have teens having those!

Anyway, I hope the avatar doesn't insult anybody (Alex pointed out that it could be a problem).