Rush wrote:Actually, since you "called me out" - it was you I was referring to - Thread after thread you've attacked me personally and without merit - which has frankly become annoying. I'm interested in learning and it seems that with every thread I post you never contribute to the general concepts, rather you select minutiae detail and proceed to tell me that since the wire is disconnected, the car will never run. . .as I drive away.
If you're going to refer to me, then do it directly, as I did with you...don't make a blanket statement about the entire discussion. Your comments to me don't bother me. I have strong opinions and I stand behind them so I'm used to that bothering people, particluarly those who also have strong opinions.
But I want to be clear: I'm not attacking you personally, I don't even know you. What I am doing is questioning some of your statements and points. If you don't want people questioning your statements or points, you might want to have JD give you admin rights so you can post your point and then close the thread so someone doesn't respond with something you don't want to read/don't want to answer.
As to WHY I've done this, I have a big problem with people who assume that their idea is right and anyone who doesn't follow it is stupid. You've said this in more than one thread and, just from the responses on this thread, I'm not the only person who has noticed it. I think that's arrogant and rude and I have no problem saying it. I also have no problems calling you out for it. I'm sorry if that upsets you but it's not in me to let people tear others down without commenting on that fact. You'll notice that I answered your question initially and didn't "attack you" until you called the woman "stupid" for not doing what you would have done. Calling someone stupid (or any other word) just for having a different opinion shows a lot about you IMO. Try to open your mind and look at things from other perspectives. You can learn a lot that way. I consider myself a pragmatist. I have very strong opinions and I'll fight/stand up for what I think is right. However, I can also disconnect myself from my opinions to look at the other side which often means I change my opinions at least slightly to fit new information. It comes in handy in every aspect of my life.
It seems to me that you really don't see how you come across in these discussions which is why I asked you your motive for posting comments like "she seems stupid". As I stated in that post, I'm not trying to pick a fight with you. I don't know you I don't really care about you to be frank. But I do care about people having respect for others and treating them that way which I haven't seen you do much of. In thread after thread I've seen you imply that if people don't do/think as you do then they're lacking in intelligence. That bothers me...a lot.
So, we're probably at an impasse. I think you have great info and ideas but I think you sometimes present them badly and I'm probably going to comment on that. You're free to not respond to my comments.
Have a nice day,