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(28) comments

NotSteve

The progressives started this. Are conservatives supposed to just take it Winchester Star? The Winchester Star needs to see who is STARTING this stuff. The problem is they have become progressive too. It's a travesty.

BryanLNuri

[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

DavidSparkman

Well, you could start by not allowing people to hide behind false names. Mr. Nuri has about 8 different names he goes by. And then we have Mr. Spock and many others who use fake names. Funny how they all seem to be leftist in orientation. What do they have to hid?

Spock Here

"all seem to be leftist in orientation". Now, that's downright funny, Sparks. You'd best ask your fellow cultist hater posters what they have to "hid," and remove me from your head. You are always good for a laugh, tho.

Chaselife

What's funny is people like you. I support the left but I am begging to wonder if you are THE SAME BRYAN NURI THAT WROTE AN ARTICLE SAYIMG THAT SHE HAD NO ROOM FOR THOSE WITH DIFFERENT NAMES. LIKE THOSE HE/SHE/HE/NURIS LAWYER SAID ROSIITER SAID A AUTISCTIC CHILD IS A RETAR...D A AFRICAN AWERICAN AT THAT! REMOVE ROSSITERS LAW LICENSES AND QUASH NURI! THEY ARE BABY KILLING RACISST! SAVE THE HORSES FROM THEM! HOW TERRBLE!

Doc Samson

@DavidSparkman - Gotta disagree with you here, David. Many of us know the likely repercussions of using real names by the Left and I'd contend that if you don't like what is being said here or can't deal with the ideas/thoughts/facts put forth by anyone, regardless of their "name", then ignore it.

As an example, Spock has made all kinds of vile insinuations against my "name" whenever I've presented unpleasant evidence of Biden or others. Given the things that have happened in my past and how much of my life I've spent trying to help others facing similar circumstances, those insinuations are beyond ridiculous, but I don't need to know who (s)he is in real life. I know (s)he just can't handle certain "facts" and responds with projection most of the time. Doesn't bother me a bit in my real life and I'd not ask to have him/her cancelled or anything else because that is his/her right to say, regardless of fake or real name...

john brown

Somebody get doc him/her a mirror...lol

Doc Samson

Excellent addressing of the actual issue... as usual... [yawn]

Don Specht

If you can't stand behind your words with your real name, then don't comment. Claiming the possibility of repercussions is a ruse, imho. Perhaps you could offer actual incidents in which there have been actions outside the Star forums that resulted in discomfort or harm to add credibility to your claim.

Chupacabra

It's all well and good if you're retired and no longer have to worry about your employer firing you for your personal views. HTH. HAND.

valcore

I would require a physical address and SSN as well

I can speak from personal experience that repercussions are not a ruse

BryanLNuri

And you wildly abuse the privilege of anonymity to protect your life from the consequences of your words.

How brave.

valcore

To the editor: You determine what gets printed. If a letter, open forum, etc. doesn’t follow the rules, then don’t include it.

To the contributors: You have an almost unlimited right to say and believe what you want. You do not have a right to see your opinion published in a newspaper! If you don’t like the decisions of the editors, find another paper that you like better.

For the record, I support enforcement of this policy wholeheartedly.

Spock Here

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ginamcintire

Only allow full verified names. That will cut down on some of the pseudo-Rhetoric.

Jason Murray

Agreed - its time folks had to remove their digital hoods and own their words in the light of day.

Doc Samson

"digital hoods"?! [lol] Oh, my! [batman][ninja] Is there anything the Prog-Lefties can't make into a racist analogy? [lol]

Don Specht

Abuse of digital forums while hiding behind pseudonyms is not a left/right issue. Simply put it's wrong and ultimately destructive.

Don Specht

" Is there anything the Prog-Lefties can't make into a racist analogy?"

And now some editor has to decide if this is "nice."

Spock Here

And verified names for the Open Forums and letters as well. It appears a lot of fake names have shown lately. Oh, well, I agree. Guess I'm toast. [beam][beam]

Journey2goremtns1

Here we go again....slowe spreading lies!

Bryan.Nuri

Lookin' at you, mate.

Scott68

And turn off caps lock. What someone wants to be the truth does not make it truth. And being nice is respecting that someone else's view point does not mean you need to berate them and give them titles that one feels is appropriate.

Catherine Giovannoni

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slowe

Be truthful. But who decides what is true? Different politicians and parties have different truths. Different religions have different truths. Different. Races have different truths. Some people think the truth is what they believe or what they WANT to be the truth is true. Different news networks have different truths. Thanks to religions, Trump, and FOX News, truth has been abused and adulterated into plastic moldable claims. Lies are considered true. Dear Editor: how shall we know truth? How shall it be measured? Please help us follow your rules.

Chupacabra

"...Thanks to religions, Trump, and FOX News, truth has been abused and adulterated into plastic moldable claims...." Apparently you've already decided what you believe is true.

john brown

Facts are funny like that

Chupacabra

My point is that none of the news agencies nowadays can be trusted because of partisanship viewpoints. Real journalism is not practiced at all. Spin Doctoring all stories to fit an agenda is now their modus operandi.

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