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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted November 18, 2008 17:53      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I owe a lot of people a lot of apologies in here. Not just for a post or two, but a few years of out-of-line stuff.

It has not been right. I am sorry for the hurt and anger my posts have caused people, the embarrassment I have brought to people who have considered themselves my cyber buddies – and to Nitrozac and Snaggy for really stinking up this place of a long time.

Garlic Guy, Steen, Sxepto, Dr. Who, all seem like very decent folks. I have not been decent. Maybe Snupy a long time ago I have been mean to. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. Too many to remember, I suppose, which is very sad. I am truly sorry for my bad behavior to you all.

A special thank-you to friends who have knocked me up the side of the head and asked, “What is wrong with you?” Not because they kept me from making a bigger fool out of myself, but because they saved a few other folks from my mean self.

People might ask, “What makes a person behave that way?” Stupidity. Arrogance. Insensitivity. Those failings I can point to. There are many others that escape me.

I suffer horribly with a lifelong battle with manic-depression. But I can’t blame that. I can’t give it the power.

I’d rather take my lumps as somebody who has been a total jerk, and offer my apologies.

Colonel Panic

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C.P. Glad to hear from you!
We all have our days. I am sure it took a lot for you to apologize on here. I have missed you like a big pain in my ass! Welcome back!!!

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Icon 1 posted November 18, 2008 21:17      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks, CP!

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Chin up CP. Chin up. I missed you going postal by a few minutes, I'm always up for some good drama. Listen, I know that certain 'you know who' just won't go away and he used to get to me, but know I just ignore his shit, I'm willing to bet he played a good roll in getting you to that point. Anyway, W is headed back to Texas (8 years too late) and Obama has a epic fucking mess to deal with, but just think: no where to go but up.

Sunny days.

Oh, by the way....if it makes you feel any better I broke my leg Sunday night. It hurts.

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Hey man, election season's rough. Cop I know told me people the world over just get bitchier when there's a national election happening. This go around, the campaigning lasted almost two years. And then the economy collapsed. Can you believe that shit?

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Welcome back, CP. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2008 02:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
_____________________ CP __ Lets look at the politics of life. and consider a road. Five lanes On the right side live the Rush Limbaughs, Ann Coultours, and other like minded. On the left and over in the ditch are the true socialists. Like every super high way people have preferences on what lane they want to travel all going some what in the same direction.

I my self prefer just a little left of center, some want to travel the ditches.

You, Jace, and my self have a much different view point on this road and the road can be steered, I my self am not a word smith and it takes me a long time to form a written reply. You have usually replied before me and often more eloquently than me with much of the same thoughts. I feel you are a little left of me but often near the center.

Yes sometime you come across as a rabid dog, however I have also, and we have the tools to deal with that, Long solitary rides. Even with the OleLady on the back its still a ride, and when you need to, GO. Back when I had the Chopper, I was playing SteppenWolf in my head "Born to be wild" as I pulled up the wick.

The swing is back to the left maybe we can stop it nearer the center. too far either way is not good.

"All gave some, some gave all" This country made you and I. I do not fault you. First good warm spell go for a ride. Clears the Cobwebs.

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2008 11:00      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Apology accepted. I'm glad to see you in a better place emotionally.

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[thumbsup]

I can't wait to see some of those classic CP posts again.

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CP – Even though I can't ever remember anything derogatory coming from you to me, thanks. One of my many brothers was recently diagnosed as bi-polar; your post gives me some hope for him (he is a long story that needn't be shared with non-family).

Anyway, I too have had the desire to write some very scathing, vitriolic commentary on these boards, but usually step away with a "Not worth my time and energy" motive. So, regardless of the reasoning behind your posts, you're not the only one who's wanted to be less than polite. Don't beat yourself up over anything you've ever written. Unless you're thinking of going into politics. [Eek!]

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Bipolar? Possibly but I think Colonel, that you have also been an unwitting victim of Jane's Law, which states:-
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The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.
[crazy] After eight years it's a hell of a relief to be on the smug and arrogant side of things! [Big Grin]

If you fancy a little 18th century advice, there is usually a relevant Dr Johnson quote for any situation, and this is no exception. The good doctor warns us:-
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It cannot but be extremely difficult to preserve private kindness in the midst of public opposition, in which it will necessarily be involved a thousand incidents, extending their influence to conversation and privacy. Men engaged, by moral or religious motives, in contrary parties will generally look with different eyes upon every man, and decide almost every question upon different principles. When such occasions of dispute happen, to comply is to betray our cause, and to maintain friendship by ceasing to deserve it; to be silent is to lose the happiness and dignity of independence, to live in perpetual constraint, and to desert, if not to betray; and who shall determine which of two friends shall yield, where neither believes himself mistaken, and both confess the importance of their question? What then remains but contradiction and debate? and from those what can be expected but acrimony and vehemence, the insolence of triumph, the vexation of defeat, and, in time, a weariness of contest, and an extinction of benevolence? Exchange of endearments and intercourse of civility may continue, indeed, as boughs may for a while be verdant when the root is wounded; but the poison of discord is infused, and though the countenance may preserve its smile, the heart is hardening and contracting.


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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2008 20:18      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's quite all right. [Smile] I do have some idea of what you go through since I am also bi-polar. When I get too emotional I always try to stop and think if I have reason to be that way. I'll admit it works better some days more than others. I have made it a rule to make myself take time too cool off before I respond to posts that inflame me. That helps too. In any event, I'd say no permanent damage has been done, and I think just about everyone here would miss you if you wouldn't have come back (me included). Now if you all will excuse me, I'm off to bed since I have to be up early tomorrow. [tired]

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It is good to see you back CP. I always loved reading your posts... I agree with MoMan get out and ride when the weather is nice. When I have the money I plan on buying my futer father-in-law's sportster as I am a member of the American Legion Riders @ post 298, and if I may inject, when it is to cold to ride just play pool... it is a great way to relax.

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You have to remember that you can't control the world and other people. When things get too much for you, remember the serenity prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


[Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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CP, there is nothing to forgive on my part, because in direct communication you have never been anything less than lovely to me. So I'm just weighing in to say that everyone can be a total jerk-off at times, but few step up and actually apologise for it. Simply doing so suggests to me that you're a great person and an absolute asset to these boards. Hope to see more of you around the block.
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quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I owe a lot of people a lot of apologies in here. Not just for a post or two, but a few years of out-of-line stuff.

It has not been right. I am sorry for the hurt and anger my posts have caused people, the embarrassment I have brought to people who have considered themselves my cyber buddies – and to Nitrozac and Snaggy for really stinking up this place of a long time.

Garlic Guy, Steen, Sxepto, Dr. Who, all seem like very decent folks. I have not been decent. Maybe Snupy a long time ago I have been mean to. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. Too many to remember, I suppose, which is very sad. I am truly sorry for my bad behavior to you all.

A special thank-you to friends who have knocked me up the side of the head and asked, “What is wrong with you?” Not because they kept me from making a bigger fool out of myself, but because they saved a few other folks from my mean self.

People might ask, “What makes a person behave that way?” Stupidity. Arrogance. Insensitivity. Those failings I can point to. There are many others that escape me.

The three you mention are becoming societal and cultural norms around the globe. This is a huge problem that I imagine we must each address in ourselves as we become aware of it.

quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I suffer horribly with a lifelong battle with manic-depression. But I can’t blame that. I can’t give it the power.

Ditto. Unfortunately for some of us, M-D (bipolar) is the tip of the iceberg.

quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I’d rather take my lumps as somebody who has been a total jerk, and offer my apologies.

Colonel Panic

Well CP, good job and apology accepted. I hate crow meat myself, but sometimes it is the right thing to do.

Good luck with the 'issues'. Certainly no picnic but they don't have to be terminal as your forthright admissions here illustrate well enough for us all. My opinion, anyway...


[thumbsup]
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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
I suffer horribly with a lifelong battle with manic-depression. But I can’t blame that. I can’t give it the power.

Ditto.
Good god, how many of us nut-jobs are there on here?! I wonder if there are any studies into a higher than normal percentage (1%) of people with BPD (or any mental health condition for that matter) within the "geek" subculture?
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quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Good god, how many of us nut-jobs are there on here?!

Judging by GC PMs and emails, there are more than a few...
[Eek!]

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Count me in, too. I've been diagnosed depressed and bipolar II. Effexor XR 150mg BID is my best friend! [Big Grin]

Seriously, I think that and finding empowering posts on the Fatosphere have contributed to my lack of posting here. Oh, I still read pretty much everything, but I don't feel I have as much to say - or I don't want to take the time to say it all since I have so much other stuff to do.

Speaking of... We're supposed to clean the apartment today.

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_____________________ Colonel Panic __ I know that you have said some mean spirited things. Once someone has been to the edge of hell and looked over the precipice, we don't want others to see what we have seen. They do not seem to understand what we are talking about and do not see the the danger. We begin to think that they do not want to believe how horrible it is, and we begin to doubt that our message is being heard, so we start to shout, swear, and name call all in our attempt to be heard. We start to think that they are like a flock of sheep being led to slaughter.

People have frames of reference that once you ask them to think about something outside their comfort zone they do not want to hear, "they cover there ears and start saying La,La,La." until we shut up. It may be their problem and it may be ours because we can not articulate what we saw, and we sure don't want to reopen the scars for them to see.

I vividly remember the smells of an open abdomen after seeing the dead deer along side the road, I still remember burning human flesh and Av-gas, thats a smell I doubt I will ever forget.

I do not fault you, I know where you have been, I can forgive you, because I have worn your shoes.

If you have not been to "The Wall" go, if you have maybe you need to go again. By the way an other Corpsman with the same name and M int as me is listed there, different home town but it sure is spooky. To see your name on the wall.

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Stibbons – From the little I understand it seems that genius and mental disorders are closely related. There does seem to be a "fine line" in the brain. Which most likely accounts for "mad genius". From my own experiences, the more intelligent a person the more "off" they are in comparison to "normal" society. I don't know why that would be true, and I don't think anyone in the medical/scientific communities understands, either.

MoMan, CP, et al. – I've never been a soldier, though I did sign up for ROTC in my college days. Couldn't go through the program due to physical issues (long story, and I doubt anyone would believe me). I did, however, do DoD work for a defense contractor and worked with a bunch of great ex-military guys. Smart, sharp, dedicated. Anyway, just know that even though I am a left leaning, centrist libertarian I am grateful to all who serve in the military. It is because of your vigilance and sacrifice that I can afford to be a left leaning, centrist libertarian nut job who occasionally swings right. Anyway "eccentricities" on your part are fully, preemptively given the understanding (forgiveness is really the wrong word, nothign to forgive) they are due.

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_____________ Stibbons __ tweety __ Oh do I know the Engineer not fitting in feeling. We had an eng. that tended to gesture with his hands, some times it would look like he was trying to fly. I always claimed that if his body ever caught up to his mind he would explode. Absolute font of useless knowledge plus what he needed to do his job. Actually fun to work with. I never had to explain or show him any thing twice. Some times it was scary how well we worked on jobs.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
Good god, how many of us nut-jobs are there on here?!

At least one more *raises hand*

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quote:
Originally posted by tweety:
Stibbons – From the little I understand it seems that genius and mental disorders are closely related. There does seem to be a "fine line" in the brain. Which most likely accounts for "mad genius". From my own experiences, the more intelligent a person the more "off" they are in comparison to "normal" society. I don't know why that would be true, and I don't think anyone in the medical/scientific communities understands, either.


Christmas songs from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) ...

1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are

3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and
Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and.....

6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna
Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy oooh look at the
Froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle

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