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    Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Is it possible to be friends or like folks who have different political views, religion, or favorite beer? Seems like these days the hate is just scorching...






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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    It absolutely is. The problem really isn't your choice of beer.

    The trick is:

    A) to be able to discuss beer rationally;
    B) to be able to understand that many different kinds of beer make the world go round;
    C) to never be upset about other people's taste in beer; and finally
    D) don't ever overdo it when drinking your beer - Chances are you'll end up acting like a d!ck.
    -Pete




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    Quote Originally Posted by rePete View Post
    It absolutely is. The problem really isn't your choice of beer.

    The trick is:

    A) to be able to discuss beer rationally;
    B) to be able to understand that many different kinds of beer make the world go round;
    C) to never be upset about other people's taste in beer; and finally
    D) don't ever overdo it when drinking your beer - Chances are you'll end up acting like a d!ck.
    Pete, that is beery true. I would add, make sure your breathalyzer is turned on your phone and computer after 8:00 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rePete View Post
    It absolutely is. The problem really isn't your choice of beer.

    The trick is:

    A) to be able to discuss beer rationally;
    B) to be able to understand that many different kinds of beer make the world go round;
    C) to never be upset about other people's taste in beer; and finally
    D) don't ever overdo it when drinking your beer - Chances are you'll end up acting like a d!ck.


    E)... and to drink it... finally...

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by somissound View Post
    Is it possible to be friends or like folks who have different political views, religion, or favorite beer? Seems like these days the hate is just scorching...

    If we can be friends even when we like a different kind of Yes' everything else in life is easy

    Well, actually we are all already one here in the Remembering of that special Fish...

    And apart from that... I did and do have even friends here who brexited... ... so... already enough reasons and of course there are about 90125 more for a definite "yes" to your question...
    Last edited by PeterCologne; 1 Week Ago at 06:56 PM.

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Truthfully... I've been wondering samething myself. That's why I am looking forward to living alone again...
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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by somissound View Post
    Is it possible to be friends or like folks who have different political views, religion, or favorite beer? Seems like these days the hate is just scorching...

    Yes it's possible.... but things happen...



    I was recently jumped and kicked by 4 bearded millennials in ultra tight pants because I had a pabst blue ribbon in my hands...

    As they jumped back into there Prius i yelled... " 74 AMC Gremlin's rule"... then they jumped back out and kicked me again... then drove off while listening to there Dave Matthews/OK Go music mix.

    ooooofa... what a day..


    in all seriousness... with all these so called "professors" with pony tails teaching "hate" in there own way at these colleges it's no wonder the hate factor is high.
    Last edited by crotale2112; 1 Week Ago at 07:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crotale2112 View Post
    4 bearded millennials in ultra tight pants
    OMG those guys are THE WORST
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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by somissound View Post
    Is it possible to be friends or like folks who have different political views, religion, or favorite beer? Seems like these days the hate is just scorching...

    Absolutely. In fact I don't know anyone, nor do I think I've ever known anyone, who's views were 100% aligned with mine.
    There's no way that *everybody* was kung-fu fighting.
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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Yes it is.


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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    I think it totally depends on how wide the difference is, politically speaking. I'm more left leaning in my political believes and my brst friend is more right leaning. We both respect each others believes and can have some great insightful discussions at times.

    However if someone is an extremist, say white supremacist with Nazi sympathies, then I would think it very unlikely I would be able to look past that and become friends.
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    I'm an atheist, radical socialist, militant vegetarian, LGBT supporting, Brexit voting, wine disliking, beer drinkng, pro-choice, heavy metal fan.

    I differ with ALL of my friends, relatives and colleagues on at least one of these. Often rather more...
    Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RelayerI View Post
    I'm an atheist, radical socialist, militant vegetarian, LGBT supporting, Brexit voting, wine disliking, beer drinkng, pro-choice, heavy metal fan.

    I differ with ALL of my friends, relatives and colleagues on at least one of these. Often rather more...
    You actually have friends with all these trades?
    ReAwaken (after the Bethlehem Sands concert 2016):
    Sometimes in music, the songs can transcend the band members themselves - I think Yes is such a band.

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RelayerI View Post
    I'm an atheist, radical socialist, militant vegetarian, LGBT supporting, Brexit voting, wine disliking, beer drinkng, pro-choice, heavy metal fan.

    I differ with ALL of my friends, relatives and colleagues on at least one of these. Often rather more...
    And a Yes fan.....
    Getting over all the time I had to worry.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCologne View Post
    If we can be friends even when we like a different kind of Yes' everything else in life is easy

    Well, actually we are all already one here in the Remembering of that special Fish...

    And apart from that... I did and do have even friends here who brexited... ... so... already enough reasons and of course there are about 90125 more for a definite "yes" to your question...
    Great post Peter :)

    Quote Originally Posted by crotale2112 View Post
    Yes it's possible.... but things happen...



    I was recently jumped and kicked by 4 bearded millennials in ultra tight pants because I had a pabst blue ribbon in my hands...

    As they jumped back into there Prius i yelled... " 74 AMC Gremlin's rule"... then they jumped back out and kicked me again... then drove off while listening to there Dave Matthews/OK Go music mix.

    ooooofa... what a day..


    in all seriousness... with all these so called "professors" with pony tails teaching "hate" in there own way at these colleges it's no wonder the hate factor is high.
    Yea that IPA mafia is brutal. Don't let the sensitive man-buns and beards fool you my friend!!

    I do agree with your last bit. Professors need to sign something protecting young folks from their biased brainwashing... It's like the news, can they just report and teach the facts without a personal commentary on what they think? Pretty weird when you experience it, it can be very convincing too. Then you stop and say wait a minute, I'm being manipulated to love this guys pony tail!

    Quote Originally Posted by relayerone View Post
    Absolutely. In fact I don't know anyone, nor do I think I've ever known anyone, who's views were 100% aligned with mine.
    Some of my best friends and family I love have super different ideas and beliefs. I enjoy hearing the other side of things in a decent discussion. But there are a few that can't handle that and it ends up going sideways... But we still love each other :)
    I just trip out when one of my friends who is always preaching tolerance of all things, forgets, when it doesn't fit his narrative...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holland View Post
    I think it totally depends on how wide the difference is, politically speaking. I'm more left leaning in my political believes and my brst friend is more right leaning. We both respect each others believes and can have some great insightful discussions at times.

    However if someone is an extremist, say white supremacist with Nazi sympathies, then I would think it very unlikely I would be able to look past that and become friends.
    I agree those extremes, on both sides, can ruin a friendship. I don't get that stuff... Friendship and love has no color, political party, or ethnicity.

    Same with music. We ALL love something about Yes.

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Sure it is. Why the extreme nastiness now? The internet and cable news for sure but the primary reason is the American people are broke and in deep debt. When you are broke and deep in debt you are not a happy person

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    Re: Is it possible to be friends with.....

    Quote Originally Posted by RelayerI View Post
    I'm an atheist, radical socialist, militant vegetarian, LGBT supporting, Brexit voting, wine disliking, beer drinkng, pro-choice, heavy metal fan.

    I differ with ALL of my friends, relatives and colleagues on at least one of these. Often rather more...
    Quote Originally Posted by Don the Cap View Post
    And a Yes fan.....
    So THAT'S why I've got no friends...
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    I can just about put up with people who have crap taste in beer.

    As long as they can spell 'favourite'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2210 View Post
    I can just about put up with people who have crap taste in beer.

    As long as they can spell 'favourite'.
    My most recently sampled list :

    Marstons Pedigree
    Eclipse Black IPA
    Wychwood Hobgoblin
    Black Country Ales Pig On The Wall
    Hatherwood Ruby Rooster

    The Eclipse was my 'favourite' !

    Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...

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    Rather partial to a Speckled Hen......
    Or an Abbot.
    Getting over all the time I had to worry.....

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