Grateful Dead

Dangers, Toils and Snares...

Folks, old and new, few things gladden an old mod's heart like the way you stood up for this place in past weeks.

We can pretty much count on the fact that every time there's a new release, a Dead tour or show announcement, or some Dead-related media hoopla, we're going to be swamped. Some newcomers will be long-lost Heads dying to connect. Some will be new Heads longing to connect. This, of course, is highly desirable. Welcome.

 Others, as we have seen, come mainly to vent or spew venom, and having done so usually move on. I am most gratified with the way the community members, old and new, came forth to squelch this in our most recent episode (and for those just joining us and filled with morbid curiosity, I refer you to the Dead To Tour In Spring topic around the time of the presale).

 Others, frankly, will be porn spammers, malware perpetrators, and other cancers on the Internet. We have had the occasional instance of a porn spammer getting through and posting in the forums, but the more usual scenario is simply creating a user profile full of heinous links. If you should have the misfortune to encounter such a situation, please bring it to our attention and we'll deal with it. Please ALSO recognize that, contrary to the shocked reaction the first time this happened, porn and malware are NOT among the features we're offering here and we do not hold with that stuff.

 Thanks and furthur!

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GRTUD's picture
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I Know...

... I'm mixing topics again but I just can't help myself based on the current discussion. For folks who don't know who this guy is by sight, I apologize in advance but he is the last hope of the Western World (in a comic relief sense).

My newest hero; Ron Swanson for President in 2012!

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This is a screen shot from the NBC sit-com "Parks and Recreation" season 3; episode 4 which was hands down the funniest I've seen so far.

See y'all in Philly @ The Mann CNTR! Looks like I'm going alone on this trip as I can't convince anyone to go with me. There is someone I'd love to take but that would be a dream come true... Maybe my prayers will be answered - we'll see!

marye's picture
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I have known a handful of exceptions...

but they certainly face an uphill battle. In a toxic waste dump.

mountainjam28's picture
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yes

I definitely agree with you on that Johnman!! they're all crooked

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Human nature

Johnman, at least if you believe the Boss:

Poor man wanna be rich
Rich man wanna be king
And a king ain't satisfied
Till he rules everything...

I have a hard time separating out my own learned-from-experience skepticism (bordering on cynicism, sure) from my inherent idealism when I start really thinking hard about government and the type of people who tend to gravitate to the political realm. On a local level, I've known some honest, fair, hardworking servants of the people. That this particular type doesn't seem to translate well further up the political food chain (can't get elected, or get elected and become compromised by the process) is just sad.

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All politicians

are inherently wicked, greedy and self serving.....conservative or liberal, it makes no difference..

mountainjam28's picture
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yes!

great! I knew I loved it here for a reason :)

marye's picture
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generally speaking

we do not hold with bashing here.

mountainjam28's picture
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random thoughts

I have been on other Grateful Dead and Furthur forums and there is quite alot of liberal/hippie bashing going on (too much politics for me, so i left!) I didn't think I would find alot of hardcore, extremist right wingers on a Grateful Dead forum or who would be fans of the band.

Also, conservatives being fans of Bob Dylan?? I didn't think that was possible either. Are they listening to the words? I guess fans are really all over the political spectrum, I just find it odd that hardcore conservatives can get into the Grateful Dead vibe.

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yeah

there are Deadheads all over the political spectrum, but as one who pretty much avoids the genre, I'm missing whatever Sean is blasting forth from his speakers, so tell all!

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Could be

that he's just another Conservative who's a closet Deadhead. If so, he's hardly the only one. Hell, there's one who periodically trolls around here as Dew Lover. In any event, I am intrigued by what he played and in what context. Care to clue us in, LL?

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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