Local Dr Phils and Larry Kings

Local Dr Phils and Larry Kings

Posted in the Huntington Forum

user

Huntington, WV

#1 Nov 30, 2013
I am rather new to Topix . I knew it is meant as a tool to find things in local areas and get information about the type of people and events in locations . However it seems like on the Huntington forum I just see whiners , criers , complainers , snitches , drama queens , and a few wanna be local celebs - Ben Zaphoid just to name a few that like to break down and comment on every single post . I'm sure they will be a few of the first to comment , which is fine , but I'm really curious ---- Is this the way all Topix forums are from city to city ?
Ben

Huntington, WV

#2 Nov 30, 2013
user wrote:
I am rather new to Topix . I knew it is meant as a tool to find things in local areas and get information about the type of people and events in locations . However it seems like on the Huntington forum I just see whiners , criers , complainers , snitches , drama queens , and a few wanna be local celebs - Ben Zaphoid just to name a few that like to break down and comment on every single post . I'm sure they will be a few of the first to comment , which is fine , but I'm really curious ---- Is this the way all Topix forums are from city to city ?
Hello Hello it is I the infamous Ben. Yes "user" here has found it difficult to make up lies and deception about poor people without providing any facts or data. I'm so sorry that you are posting on a public board and that your opinions feel threatened when faced with real data instead of hearsay and speculation. Will you ever forgive me?
user

Huntington, WV

#3 Nov 30, 2013
Poor Ben once again you are off track .... This Topix was to ask if all forums From city to city are full of local wanna be celebs as yourself , not to point out my so horrible misinformed mind . I was just curious of other areas and if our local Topix make us look stupid compared to other cities - I'm kinda thinking it does . We can't even have a real discussion with out fact finders and two or three of these local celebs busting in . I have seen a few normal posts / questions that get blown way crazy due to this celebs .... I'm feeling embarrassed for our community /-- most depressed , one of the fattest , and now most of the big mouths ..... It's like a ongoing horrible Jerry Springer show .
Ben

Huntington, WV

#4 Nov 30, 2013
Actually "user" I apologize. You're one of the people I had to debunk on the subject of chemtrails and gun violence, not poor people (yet). It gets difficult to keep track of all the crazies what with all the stupid usernames that everyone hides behind so they can make outlandish comments about situations in which they are severely uninformed.

To address your question in your post though, I don't really know much about Topix boards, I just knew this one existed and one day I just happened to come across the site again and saw people saying outright lies about poor people and those who need public assistance. You know, the same old Ronald Reagan-era "Welfare Queen" shlock that has been debunked more times than I care to count.

I spend a lot of time reading/watching a variety of news as a hobby so I feel I know a good bit about social, political, and economic issues. I'm no genius but I'll always base my opinions on facts and credible news to help back up my argument. That seems to rustle a lot of jimmies because people like to make unsubstantiated claims and they're used to not having their beliefs questioned or held to a certain degree of integrity.
Ben

Huntington, WV

#5 Nov 30, 2013
user wrote:
Poor Ben once again you are off track .... This Topix was to ask if all forums From city to city are full of local wanna be celebs as yourself , not to point out my so horrible misinformed mind . I was just curious of other areas and if our local Topix make us look stupid compared to other cities - I'm kinda thinking it does . We can't even have a real discussion with out fact finders and two or three of these local celebs busting in . I have seen a few normal posts / questions that get blown way crazy due to this celebs .... I'm feeling embarrassed for our community /-- most depressed , one of the fattest , and now most of the big mouths ..... It's like a ongoing horrible Jerry Springer show .
Do you even realize what you're saying?

It sounds like you just want your own space on the internet where you can start discussions that have no regard for facts. It's a major problem woth our society today. No one respects facts or journalism and I'm making some small effort to combat that in my hometown.

You call me a "fact finder" like that's an insult. To be honest I'm flattered. I like having facts on my side because facts don't lie. You may disagree with the principles that facts provide support for, but facts are true whether you believe them or not.
Are you one of these people that doesn't believe the news you see on TV or read in the paper? Because if so, I have no respect for you and I'll gladly tell you where you're wrong.

You should feel proud that someone is sticking up for your community and your country and not letting low-information numbskulls run the show all the time. I encourage more to do the same and if you want to call me a "celeb" because I choose to have some input... well that's fine by me.
user

Toledo, OH

#6 Nov 30, 2013
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>Do you even realize what you're saying?

It sounds like you just want your own space on the internet where you can start discussions that have no regard for facts. It's a major problem woth our society today. No one respects facts or journalism and I'm making some small effort to combat that in my hometown.

You call me a "fact finder" like that's an insult. To be honest I'm flattered. I like having facts on my side because facts don't lie. You may disagree with the principles that facts provide support for, but facts are true whether you believe them or not.
Are you one of these people that doesn't believe the news you see on TV or read in the paper? Because if so, I have no respect for you and I'll gladly tell you where you're wrong.

You should feel proud that someone is sticking up for your community and your country and not letting low-information numbskulls run the show all the time. I encourage more to do the same and if you want to call me a "celeb" because I choose to have some input... well that's fine by me.
Oh my my my , no I'm not wanting my own corner , I'm seriously only trying to find if other cities Topix is like ours or once again if we are the Unique ones . And yes as stated on another post I do watch some news but I will never use that alone to decide if things are real or not . As for your on going rant on this - once again off Topic - I am flattered that you give me so much time . Unlike you I do not have much time to surf Topix day In day out . So simple question - can you answer please - are we unique in the style of information and nonsense ( both ) on our Topix . I simply am not going to waste time myself to find out . I figured many of you would know . Ben perhaps you could make a flow chart for us . Honestly Ben I think we could have some pretty good discussions lol
Ben

Huntington, WV

#7 Nov 30, 2013
user wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh my my my , no I'm not wanting my own corner , I'm seriously only trying to find if other cities Topix is like ours or once again if we are the Unique ones . And yes as stated on another post I do watch some news but I will never use that alone to decide if things are real or not . As for your on going rant on this - once again off Topic - I am flattered that you give me so much time . Unlike you I do not have much time to surf Topix day In day out . So simple question - can you answer please - are we unique in the style of information and nonsense ( both ) on our Topix . I simply am not going to waste time myself to find out . I figured many of you would know . Ben perhaps you could make a flow chart for us . Honestly Ben I think we could have some pretty good discussions lol
I have no idea how things are on other Topix boards nor do I care.
However, I can make an educated guess and say that all boards for towns like ours are pretty much the same. A lot of gossiping, shit-talking, untrue rumors, a lot of arguing between people with strongly held political beliefs. What else would you expect there to be? I just try to bring some civility to the facts but then you get people like THE LAST WARRIOR POET or whatever that moron calls himself. He starts going off on a psycho rant so it derails the conversation and everyone just starts bickering. It's human nature and I'm guilty of it just as much as anyone else.

My intentions are good though I believe and I just try to level the playing field between gossip and provable facts. That's all.

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