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From:aleighn
Date:September 29th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
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look, I just pointed out it was a dumb question, why should I be blamed for your extreme sensitivity? As far as the "holier than thou attitude" of shinkarasu, I think you missed the point... I will just as soon take something from a dumpster that I need than leave it there because some homeless person MIGHT come by and need it... its first come first serve in this world... no matter what your position... so yes, for me diving is a sport... does that mean I can't play simply because others might need it more than I? With that logic I might as well not ever enjoy a meal either because god knows there are tons of starving people out there... please.

All I was saying is that you should have a little more fortitude and willingness to work toward what you want vs. expecting people to just tell you where to go... and at this point I am more than ready to draw you a map!
From:likethebeesknee
Date:September 30th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC)
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It was simply a question. No one else attacked saying how dumb it was. Usually these communities are for sharing whether it's what you found or where. I've been in other dumpster diving communities, and they say straight out what they found and where. It's helpful; however, of course not everything is the same everywhere.
I understand how you wouldn't want to point out all of 'your spots' to people because you may treasure them. This is understandable and may vary from person to person. All you had to do was not answer the question.
You can't just go around pointing out what everyone does, says, or acts as being stupid. I mean, you could, but that's a nice way to be a very close minded person... You can be close minded if you want.

Not everyone sees dumpster diving as being a sport. Some people are more than happy to share with others where they may find success. This question was directed towards anyone willing to share.. not towards anyone wanting to be stingy about it.

I'm glad you've found a sport out of this. I know plenty of people who do it because they refuse to put up with any amount of consumerism. Some of them do it because that's all they can get by on to survive. This is something that not everyone is willing to do, and it's something that most people have to be close minded to even consider. This isn't something that people need to be 'shooting' other people down for if they just ask for some advice.
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From:aleighn
Date:September 30th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
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I didn't attack you. I simply pointed out that I felt your QUESTION lacked common sense. As this is a forum for communicating I didn't feel the need to censor myself based on the notion that you might not like the answer. When you ask a question to an open forum such as this, you must realize that anyone has the right to answer. In fact, I think you are the one doing the attacking... after all you are the one calling me a "bitch."

Regardless, my reasons for diving are my own. Simply because I may not be on a political soapbox making a statement against consumerism and I don't feel like sharing my successful locations with you doesn't make me close-minded, it just makes me selfish... which I have no problem with.
From:likethebeesknee
Date:September 30th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you have no problem with being selfish.

This is stupid.
I'm done.
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From:shinkarasu
Date:September 30th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh come now, I wouldn't say "holier than thou." Although it does sound good. I just posted what I felt needed said. We are all fans of the same thing, so why should we hoard to ourselves? I like people who dumpster dive, so I want to share. My mother always taught me to share...and play well with others.

Hmmm, I forgot where I was going with this. Yeah dumpster diving and I still think you and redrevolt are both pretty cool...and also ilikethebeesknees.

w00t!
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