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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30403 posts, RR: 57
Posted (14 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

"There must be something better" Jack Paar

Those where the last words I typed on Airlines.net about three days ago.

Anyway I figured you all deserved an explaination as to why I chose that particular quote, especially to all of you young pups who don't even know who Jack Paar is.

Jack Paar is the host of, The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. I should clarifly that, In 1960 he told what would be considered a very tame joke by todays standards, it was deleted by the censors. The next day at the start of the show he quit, live, on the air, without prior notice. That quote I used was the last words he said to the viewers before he walked out.

We should never be afraid of our ideas, or our thoughts. We should also never be afraid to voice them. Likewise that means that we shouldn't feel the same way about other peoples thoughts and Ideas. That would be a perfect world however, and we do not live in one. We should not be so quick to hit on the trigger that snuffs somebodies thoughts and ideas, but on the same token we possess a responsibility too present those ideas in a calm logical way, not calcuated to produce the most anguish.

As far as a level playing field goes, There has never been one that exists in the history of the world. I doubt that it is ever going to be possible to produce such a thing. Kind of like Microsoft making a spellchecker that doesn't have misspellings in it. The best that we can hope to do is to flatten out some of the bumps. But truth is doing this is kind of like one of those chinese finger traps. The more you work at it the harder it is to get out of it.

We live in a world today that makes it extremely easy to project our views and opinions across thousands of miles, to people who probably are not getting the same news about the same event. We need to remember that and keep that in mind both in our postings and our responses to them. We have to remember that in times like these, that there have always been times like these. I can't take credit for that quote, That goes to Paul Harvey.

I want to thank all of the people who sent E-mails to me in my absence. They where very hartwarming and showed careing and shows that this group really is a sort of family. And like all families we have our various tiffs and fights but we will eventually forgive and forget.

In the past year our hobby, for some of us our passion has been under attack by forces that are ignorant of it's intentions. If we are going to defend it we are going to have to stick together. Right now those forces are together under a single perceived threat, one that does not exist from us. And with those forces united we are going to have a hard time in the near future.

There isn't a thing wrong with anybody who is willing to defend their ideals, in fact it should be something that is respected. Even more so if those ideals are opposite your own.

Anyway I better finish up with what happened with Jack Paar.

A month later Jack Paar and the National Broadcasting Company made peace and Jack went on to host two more years of the Tonight Show before Johnny Carson replaced him.

His first words when he came back where, "Somebody said, 'There must be someplace better.' Well I've looked and there isn't."

Everbody take care.

Shawn Miller
AKA. L-188

P.S. You know you aren't really a member of Airliners.net unless you have been banned once Smokin cool

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User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Welcome back L-188!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I put on my repected users list before they barred you! Great to have you back!!

Chris  Smile

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

I didn't even know you'd been banned L-188; I've been off for a few days.
What the hell for??
Anyway, what ever it was, welcome back.
I always enjoy your contributions and your post above is spot on.
I can identify with that!  Smile

User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Here is the discussion, well the first one anyway.


Chris  Smile

User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Great to see that you are back L-188!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Welcome back, L-188. Your return IS a victory for some semblance of fairness on here. I was hoping that the chorus against your deletion would reap positive benefits, and it has. I'm hoping that this is the sign of better things to come on this forum.

Welcome back!!

User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Why was L-188 deleted as a user? This guy had some valuable post's in the Tech/Op's forum, I do not know if I deserve an explanation but it would be nice. He was a member for almost 3 years and was never known as a troublemaker in my opinion.

Welcome back I also questioned your missing profile.



User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Shawn, welcome back. Nice to see that you were allowed back in the house. With my two banishments so far, I must be an O.G. member of A.net.  Big grin

User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

You've been banned TWICE KROC? I never knew you were ever banned.

Hmmmm. I'm just wondering: Why do I get the feeling I'll be banned soon for little or no reason????

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 days ago) and read 2820 times:

It's true, I am a war torn battle scarred airliner.net veteran. As for your thinking you might get tossed fo little or no reason. I reserve comment on this, so I don't go for a hat trick.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Tremendous post L-188. Perhaps people can learn from what happened to you and what you wrote, and appreciate more what we have here on this website.

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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

what was the joke? does anyone know?

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Welcome back man, that was a superb post up there, easily one of the best Ive read in a long time....


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

I have never been able to find out either Lubcha132, Sorry.

It would be nice to know.

User currently offlineKaitakfan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

The chant of "HAT TRICK, HAT TRICK, HAT TRICK" is now heard throughout the forum. I swear, if anyone can drop to the depths of a third banishment from Airliners.net and be brought back to normal member status, it would have to be you KROC. I got a good laugh after learning of your two prior banishments from Airliners.net. Its good to know we havent lost two valued members to the deletion wave for good (L-188, KROC)!


User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Than venerable Lockheed sure is a workhorse that never lets you down!  Big grin Big grin Big grin Welcome home.

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