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Show Of Hands December 19th, 2012 12:00am

What's more important to you: community or privacy?

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/22/12 9:32 am

A measure of both is necessary. Too much of either is detrimental. A close-knit, helpful community that mostly minds their own business would be the ideal.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/22/12 9:27 am

I believe that the individual trumps the collective. Other than that, I don't see privacy and community as mutually exclusive. Just because I have a 21-foot tall concrete wall around my property, and a moat, doesn't mean that I can't visit with the neighbors over a barbecue.

Duke12
12/21/12 3:09 am

I don't see the trade off unless we are referring to community as the "public good"

nFavOfSecess Texas
12/20/12 10:29 pm

Privacy!

Keep outta my buisiness and I'll keep my foot outta your ass.

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chile safer than congress
12/20/12 6:53 pm

...and community? Is that not also a subjective concept?

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crashnet Michigan
12/20/12 4:53 pm

I pick community due to the fact that privacy is only a perceived notion and to think otherwise is just fooln' yourself.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
12/20/12 7:32 am

This house is the first we have owned with an attached garage. Could not agree more!

EarlyBird Portland
12/20/12 6:32 am

Nc - I posted that I do t want to get to know the neighbors. But, if they were as nonintrusive, yet watching out for you, as yours seem to be, I would change my vote.

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rockstar1980
12/20/12 6:23 am

If only we could see the results to the same question asked in October 2001

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ishady 86451132020
12/20/12 4:48 am

How else are they going to prevent one of 300 million guns from ending up on your plane? Not to mention explosives. This is the price you pay for " freedom" in America. Buck up bend over for the price of the 2nd amendment.

chile safer than congress
12/19/12 10:13 pm

Run for city/town council. The correlation will be hard to miss.

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ncbuc Get Over It
12/19/12 10:05 pm

Have been great neighbors. And even though we don't socialize more than small talk in the street now and then. We are, and always have been there for each other when needing a hand/tool/favor.

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ncbuc Get Over It
12/19/12 10:04 pm

N: so it's you and you're wife.
Me: yes
N: you have 3 vehicles right?
Me: yes...why?? (curious look on my face)
N: well if I see only one car home and the garage door is open I know something is wrong.
Me: you're absolutely right!

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ncbuc Get Over It
12/19/12 10:03 pm

I choose privacy. but have a story about community...first conversion with my neighbor went like this.

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SugarShaq
12/19/12 9:03 pm

Those scans ought to be illegal under the 4th amendment against search and seizure unless there is probable cause. Hopefully a case will make it to SCOTUS eventually.

SugarShaq
12/19/12 8:56 pm

There was a time in this country when privacy was a critical issue to the left. That has sadly changed.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/19/12 7:53 pm

Suppressed - I've never seen this insensitive side of you. Frankly, I hope I never see it again.

ilikepi Somewhere near Japan
12/19/12 7:41 pm

Or if you've got the time you could read atlas shrugged but it's rather long

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/19/12 7:09 pm

Have you lived through something like this? Have you had the media violate your home, garden and sacred moments? Try to understand the mixed feelings those people are experiencing.

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olive111
12/19/12 7:02 pm

I find it funny people said privacy but people post the most private things to the public!!! Not to mention the need for 300 of your closest friends to know you went to Target.....and no I don't use FB and I choose community.

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suppressedID Shut up man
12/19/12 7:00 pm

I agree. This parents have no right to go on TV and decry the outrageous violence inflicted upon them. Shame on the media for covering it. We shouldn't even know this happened and then nothing would upset us when we lift our heads out of the sand.

Bad media, bad!

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
12/19/12 6:44 pm

It does. It also sees the need for egoism as well.

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bkcrt California
12/19/12 6:03 pm

I value some aspects of both, but if forced to choose, I'll take privacy over community.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/19/12 5:52 pm

I have always lived in big cities, except once. We lived in a small mountain town of 4000 people. They all knew everything about you. I am ok with that. However, the gossip mongers and power struggles were another kettle of fish.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/19/12 5:47 pm

We all battle with it to some extent.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/19/12 5:23 pm

Hawkn - The media's actions are so insensitive, it's repulsing. I haven't been able to stomach any coverage after the first few hours of the initial report. I feel for you.

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
12/19/12 5:16 pm

If someone in my community needed help, I would certainly contribute. For the most part however, everyone back off and leave me alone. Nothing worse than living in a small community where everyone sticks their nose in your business and wants to know everything about everyone.

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form Winter Springs, FL
12/19/12 5:12 pm

As much as I love my privacy to check out and not have to deal with other people at times, I do appreciate a good community of good people. Even as frustrating as they are at times if you put your faith in others, they'll help you out when you need it.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/19/12 5:12 pm

Wed - exactly, I battle with that too :-(.

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truspec Texas
12/19/12 5:06 pm

As long as the community doesn't threaten my privacy and it's safe, I'm fine
I much prefer privacy

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Itabliss Hello
12/19/12 4:56 pm

I don't see how the two are even related.....

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jabinaise Oregon
12/19/12 4:36 pm

Humanity is in a sad state when it can't see the need for altruism.

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KudosToYou California
12/19/12 3:16 pm

Community...look for garages that aren't attached to the house, otherwise you may never see your neighbors, they may never see you, and you won't have each others' backs.

Bolide
12/19/12 2:44 pm

I like to have my privacy. In fact, I would love it if people just left me alone to do my own thing, that's how I roll. But, I feel in order for that to happen, I will need a good community around me. It makes me feel better with a functioning community around me, knowing other people are happy too.

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gonzoboy Arizona
12/19/12 2:32 pm

@wedaslaves, love the way you stated that. Thank you.

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Strength
12/19/12 2:25 pm

Ayn Rand's book Anthem is very short but it depicts why we shouldn't conform to the group at the cost of all our individuality and privacy. I recommend it.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/19/12 2:20 pm

This must be cowboys little sister. This is not the cowboy we know.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/19/12 2:18 pm

EB isolation is often a sign that depression is taking hold. Get out walk and be with people. It will stave off the depression that will set in if you isolate. We are social beings at our core.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
12/19/12 2:13 pm

Wow! I would not of thought it would if been this one sided.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
12/19/12 2:12 pm

I'll have to look those up. I am a huge community person. The results shocked me.

thatguy438
12/19/12 1:55 pm

I live in a pretty good community but some places near me have heavy drug and gang influence it's important to have a good community

gonzoboy Arizona
12/19/12 1:48 pm

Certainly seems a polarizing comment.

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
12/19/12 1:25 pm

Care to elaborate?

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polarized Tennessee
12/19/12 1:21 pm

One thing that is wrong with America is this right here.

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