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    No Politics on the QuadList and Mobility List?

    I was interested in the following statement in a 1998 New Mobility article regarding Lubin's listgroups, including Quad List and Mobility List. Is it true that political discussion is not allowed on the Quad List? Wise.

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    The Personal Is Not Political
    There are rules on Lubin's listgroups, and on the Quad list there's one that may raise the ire of activists: No politics. "On the Mobility list," he says, "I got tired of all the political talk. That's one reason I started my own Quad list, so that people can talk about quad issues other than politics. Every time politics came up, I said, 'No, I don't want that on this list. It's for talking about bladder problems, attendant care and that sort of thing.'"
    Ironically, Lubin insists that people should be politically active. "I do follow politics. I do vote. I just don't understand these people who complain about things and then they don't vote. I feel that people that don't vote don't even have a right to an opinion."
    So, why so strict about mixing personal hygiene with political debate? There's a place for everything, Lubin says, and there's already a place to go for politics. His place is about practical life. Check out all of Lubin's Web sites for yourself: disABILITY Information and Resources: <http://www.makoa.org/>www.eskimo.com/~jlubin/disabled/ Quad List Discussion Group: <http://www.makoa.org/quadlist.htm>ww...d/quadlist.htm Vent User's Support Page: <http://www.makoa.org/vent>www.eskimo.../disabled/vent Transverse Myelitis Association: <http://www.myelitis.org/>www.myelitis.org Transverse Myelitis Internet Club: <http://www.myelitis.org/tmic>www.myelitis.org/tmic Jim Lubin's Home Page: <http://www.makoa.org/jlubin/>www.eskimo.com/~jlubin/ Morse Codes for Computer Access: <http://www.makoa.org/jlubin/morsecod.../morsecode.htm

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    Politics and Quad List

    I agree with Lubin. We all have different opinions & reasons for our politics: rare is the agreement from opposing camps. But skin care is still skin care and B/B is still B/B.

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    We discuss anything and everything on Mobility. When there are no mobility concerns being dealt with the field is wide open.

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    Politics on the Quad-list@eskimo.com

    Although it's not a strictly enforced rule, I would prefer if politics (and religion too for that matter) not be discussed on the Quad-list. There are already general discussion listgroups where people can debate political views. I think listgroups should have a specific, narrow topic to focus on so people can find the help or information they are looking for. People looking for a political discussion can join (or start their own) listgroup.

    Jim Lubin
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    [This message was edited by jlubin on July 24, 2001 at 06:23 PM.]

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    Jim Lubin

    I respect your view. While I do not post much on the quadlist, I have almost every quadlist digest for the past four years. It is a great list. Likewise, I am a fan of SCIPIN. For a long time, quadlist and scipin were the only places that people could get hard information about spinal cord injury from the people who really knew and understand what it was like to be spinal-injured. Both are true communities. Thank you very much. Wise.

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