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Peter Cruise
October 18th, 2005, 04:51 PM
(this post should be read with a nasally-Andy Rooney delivery)

Don't you think there might be few too many polls being taken on this site lately? Nothing against them in general, but you have the feeling that any moment someone will post a poll asking if we secure our swim trunks with one knot or two...

scyfreestyler
October 18th, 2005, 05:24 PM
One. :D

jim clemmons
October 18th, 2005, 05:52 PM
Spelling error? Pools or polls?

swiminton
October 18th, 2005, 06:20 PM
I don't see anything wrong trying to quantify things. I could have simply asked the questions without it being a poll, but someone is going to have to tally it up in the end. It helps me think when there is some data attached to it (granted our data are certainly not as scientific as the Census :) ).

And don't worry. I won't post a poll about how many knots. Maybe what color. :p

aquageek
October 18th, 2005, 07:33 PM
I think we should continue polls and have one called "Should socialist foreigners be allowed on this discussion forum?"

swiminton
October 18th, 2005, 07:48 PM
I vote yes

jean sterling
October 18th, 2005, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Peter Cruise
(this post should be read with a nasally-Andy Rooney delivery)

Don't you think there might be few too many polls being taken on this site lately? Nothing against them in general, but you have the feeling that any moment someone will post a poll asking if we secure our swim trunks with one knot or two...

I'm female - I don't wear swim trunks. So my answer is none. :-)

newmastersswimmer
October 19th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Well I've posted two polls here (both in recent weeks)....It all started when I went to start my first every thread (titled "Dual Affiliation") ....it was then that I noticed that the option to post a poll with the new thread was offered.....well it sounded too inviting to pass on....so I went ahead and included the poll.....It is sometimes hard to resist the temptation to play with new gadgets that are being openly offered to you.....especially if you have a somewhat childish mentality like I do (or lets say like all men do).


Newmastersswimmer

newmastersswimmer
October 19th, 2005, 10:30 AM
originally posted by Aquageek

I think we should continue polls and have one called "Should socialist foreigners be allowed on this discussion forum?"

What about Socialist Americans?....Are they still allowed?....keep in mind that we are only j/k here....no insults are intended by me.


Newmastersswimmer

p.s. Oh yeah....BTW I vote "Most Definitely" to Aquageeks poll!!

aquageek
October 19th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by newmastersswimmer
What about Socialist Americans?....Are they still allowed?

No, they aren't allowed at all, sorry. Socialism was banned years ago in the USA and exported to Canada.

scyfreestyler
October 19th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Socialism? Such an emetic word.

Sabretooth Tiger
October 19th, 2005, 01:02 PM
From The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language:

so-cial-ism: n. a political and economic theory advocating collective ownership of the means of production and control of distribution. It is based on the belief that all, while contributing to the good of the community, are equally entitled to the care and protection which the community can provide. The theory assumes different forms according to the relative stress laid on its social, economic and political corollaries. Thus Marxian socialism is concerned very largely with the economic issues, and postulates the communal ownership and control of the means of production, distribution and exchange. Christian socialism stresses the social aspect, making of the theory a way of life. Democratic socialism stresses the political aspect, accepting a compromise in the economic field between state and private enterprise. All forms of the theory agree in being opposed to uncontrolled capitalism and in seeking equality of opportunity for all members of the community.

e-met-ic: 1. adj. causing vomiting 2. n. a mixture or medicine that induces vomiting.

So, while I am no advocate of marxian socialism, I fail to see how the words "Christian socialism" or "democratic socialism" would cause me to blow chunks, spew, hurl, regurgitate, drive the porcelain bus, pray to the porcelain gods, vomit or puke.

maybe it's just me

newmastersswimmer
October 19th, 2005, 02:43 PM
I think we've all had our little jokes here now.....which was all innocent enough and certainly does not offend me in anyway....I just think we need to now move back to swimming quickly before we all get into trouble for taking a slight political turn here....even if it is just a little innocent humor....we don't want to upset big brother now do we??


So yaeh polls are cool...sure that's the ticket....polls about SWIMMING....yaeh swimming is cool too!


Newmastersswimmer

p.s. originally posted by Botterud

So, while I am no advocate of marxian socialism, I fail to see how the words "Christian socialism" or "democratic socialism" would cause me to blow chunks, spew, hurl, regurgitate, drive the porcelain bus, pray to the porcelain gods, vomit or puke.

You forgot to mention "yawning in technicolor"..har har