On 21 Nov 2017 at 5:30pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Well done for highjacked the lost cat thread to basically tell the worried family it's all their fault and how bad they are. What an utterly insensitive post used to promote your own ideas.
You could have waited and started your own thread about that subject but you chose to wag your finger at these people's distress.
Well done you.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:08pm Pedro wrote:
I'm sure the worried family who you clearly have so much concern for, are equally as grateful for you pursuing your personal vendetta against me.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:18pm Curious wrote:
I am amazed at the amount of stick Pedro receives on a regular basis. One has to admire his calm response to the many negative remarks aimed in his direction. Bravo for that.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:23pm Really wrote:
One has to ask why he and he alone receives such "stick".
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:42pm Pedro wrote:
@ Curious - Thanks. I probably should just ignore them really, but I can't resist at times. Its a curse!
@ Really - because some people just want to make something of nothing and have drama. Its easier online as they have anonymity. Rarely do these types engage in evidence/fact based debates, but just cheap shots and personal attacks. Its like how Donald Trump operates. In the end, you have to call people out with this kind of behaviour, and some insults will fly both ways, but ultimately their world view is based on insecurities, fear and lies.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:48pm Hyena wrote:
Pedro, not more pop psychology please.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:56pm Tod wrote:
I saw a fella in Lewes today. 50s, long grey hair, beard, Guardian tucked under his arm, wearing cuban heeled boots and I thought to myself "I wonder if that is........."
On 21 Nov 2017 at 7:11pm Pedro wrote:
@ Hyena, reality hurts huh??
@ Tod. I'm painfully conventional when it comes to haircuts and attire. I'm also in my 30s. I won't appear anything like how you'd imagine in your sordid mind! Sorry to disappoint.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 7:26pm Hyena wrote:
Pedro, whose view of reality? I rest.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 8:14pm Daevid wrote:
I'm in my 60's and I tend to agree with most of Pedro's posts. He's a man half my age who seems to talk a lot of well argued sense but seems to be up against an awful lot of bigoted, unintelligent keyboard warriors without half an ounce of rationality. Good on you Pedro!
On 21 Nov 2017 at 8:20pm @daevid wrote:
Did you read the missing cat post? Also you seem a little deluded?
On 21 Nov 2017 at 8:23pm Daevid wrote:
@@daevid Yes I did and no, I'm not
On 21 Nov 2017 at 9:43pm Father Dougal wrote:
Oh wow. Pedro is intelligent and he has 4 arses
On 21 Nov 2017 at 10:54pm Huh? wrote:
Yes. The guy (or guys?) who follows Pedro around and constantly tries to demolish him really is in need of some sort of help. He's borderline psychotic obsessive, a very nasty person.
On 21 Nov 2017 at 11:07pm Jonny wrote:
I think Pedro is actually Maria Caulfield using a pseudonym.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 8:53am Mark wrote:
@Really. It's because Pedro advocates the legalisation of soft drugs and there are lots of grumpy and intolerant old men in Lewes who have too much time on their hands.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 10:05am Country Life wrote:
I think Pedro's a bit tight to hijack an honest thread from a person who is clearly very concerned about losing their pet steering the discussion negatively to talk about cats going missing and never returning.
All of you who are posting the 'leave Pedro alone' comments should realise he's being inflammatory and then inviting 'bring on the trolls' or somesuch. It's unnecessary. If you're also commenting that 'people have too much time on their hands' Pedro is clearly one of them to bother posting in this tone to someone who is simply asking that others keep an eye out for his pet.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 10:43am Hot Lips wrote:
Agree with country life. He seems to lack something, a sort of awareness that others have. He enjoy trolling it seems.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 12:22pm Pedro wrote:
@ country life & Hot Lips - you're just making cheap opportunistic digs and an issue out of very little.
@ Hot Lips - You seem to lack self awareness, do you not see the hypocrisy in your own post re trolling?
My post was perfectly legitimate and I made it clear it could be deemed as insensitive, but important and worth saying. I feel sorry for the fact they've lost a cat, but at the same time, I'm also compassionate about the welfare of animals. Time and time again we see cats tragically lost, hit by cars and leading hugely shortened lives because of the way our society overwhelmingly permits cats to roam outside. This doesn't occur in every country (the US are far better in this regard), and many animal welfare charities and vets concur that its safer in most cases to keep cats indoors unless supervised. It may seem "unfair" as its not something we are used to hearing in this country, but the facts remain that permitting cats to roam free is nice in principle, but highly risky.
Please can we focus on the arguments and discussion at hand, not the posters.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 12:30pm Hot Lips wrote:
It's cruel to keeps cats inside. They are genetically programmed to roam and hunt. Perhaps not having cats as pets would be a better solution. I mean if I let my dog crap in other peoples gardens there would be uproar but I am supposed to not complain about the piles of cat crap all over my garden
On 22 Nov 2017 at 1:20pm Country Life wrote:
I'm not digging at you Pedro, you seem to have taken that personally. I know you get a lot of flack on this forum but quite frankly you invite it, otherwise you wouldn't say things like *rubs hands* 'bring on the trolling'. By my responding to you I am unfortunately doing exactly what you are wanting.
The point here is that you invaded a legitimate thread from a person wanting to inform their community about a missing pet and your response is to begin discussing mortalities from owners letting their cats outside.
I don't think a career in the Diplomatic Corps is for you Sir!
On 22 Nov 2017 at 3:11pm Pedro wrote:
@ country life - I'm defiant and won't let the usual suspects bully me just because they don't share my outlook, and I will also defend other people who are also on the receiving end of this childish nonsense. I sometimes pre-empt trolling as with my previous post, as I know how some people (usual suspects) operate and might take it and use it against me. What I wrote though was certainly not highly controversial or provocative, and on balance I felt it needed to be said. I made it painfully clear it could be considered insensitive timing, but I wasn't pointing fingers at anyone specifically and I totally understand how it feels to lose a cat.
As for inviting "flack" - do I really deserve it? Having anonymous weirdos essentially following me about with ever-changing usernames, and making baseless claims about me because I hold different political positions? Looking at the latest thread about my identity - even though thankfully its way off, is that fair? Sounds a bit personal to me and totally unnecessary. Perhaps the individual/s behind this should really question why they are doing this and their own mental well-being. Counter my arguments with facts/evidence by all means, but cease with the petty ad-hominem attacks.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 4:07pm Less is more wrote:
On 22 Nov 2017 at 4:56pm Apollo wrote:
Leave people’s mental well being out of this. You are not qualified to comment on it, and certainlyvshould not imply that it might be the reason for them having an opinion that differs from your own.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 5:43pm 13 wrote:
we have a problem
On 22 Nov 2017 at 5:56pm Pedro wrote:
@ Apollo - I think anyone (and their friends, family, colleagues that are around them) should as a bare minimum question their mental well-being if they are constantly harassing another person via personal insults. You need a qualified medical professional to fully diagnose it, but it doesn't take one to see something is a bit "off" or questionable behaviour.
If you think this is just about people having different opinions, then you are missing the point entirely. I have argued with people on various topics, and many of them have been respectful and smart enough to argue about the subject in hand, without resorting to hounding and insulting me. C'mon, you must see the difference, its stark.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 6:08pm Podre wrote:
Listen folks I know best and I will tell you so at every opportunity in many self indulgent paragraphs.
Pass the vape darling and the mung bean fritters, the oiks are stressing me out.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 6:30pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Unberflippinleavable some of the twaddle from and in support of pedro.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 8:06pm @pedro wrote:
@ pedro, after a happy ending with the cat you would do well to apologise.
On 22 Nov 2017 at 8:16pm Keep going, Pedro! wrote:
The trolls and grinders chased Southover Queen off of here, she/he made similar well-reasoned arguments and was an intelligent—if somewhat effusive—writer. SQ just got sick of all the haters and nastiness. You appear made of sterner stuff—long may you continue posting!
On 22 Nov 2017 at 9:45pm Larry Grayson wrote:
What a gay day
On 23 Nov 2017 at 8:18am Gary Layson wrote:
Open that door.
On 23 Nov 2017 at 8:36am Hairy Basin wrote:
What a nice boy