Our common welfare

By: LakeWorthFinn , 7:57 PM GMT on December 09, 2006

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Our common welfare should come first, for our personal safety during danger depends upon our unity.

The unity of Wunderground bloggers - for me personally - is the most cherished quality of this website. And it really is OUR website as Aaron wisely points out. We make it or break it. Without unity, the heart of Wunderground could cease to beat and no longer offer us information and comfort in times of trouble, nor a rainbow of blog topics, breathtaking nature pics, or laughter and fun during the great parties we have here.

Does “unity” mean that the individual here doesn't count for much? Is he/she to be dominated by the group and swallowed up or spit out? I do not think so. I believe there are very few websites, which lavish more devoted care upon its individual members than Wunderground. Many newbies who come here for the first time are often puzzled. They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize that Wunderground has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.

How can we possibly place our common welfare first? What is it that holds us together? Those who look closely soon have the key to this; WU is about unparallel information for staying safe during uncontrollable circumstances produced by Mother Nature. But that is not all. Many of us dedicate their time and efforts to SERVE OTHERS. Realization dawns that we are but a small part of a great whole; that a personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary for preservation of our site. The clamor of desires and ambitions can be dealt in private when these may damage the group. The group must survive or we will have to find what we need elsewhere, and for me that is impossible. We have the best of the best.

So at the outset, how to live and work together as a group?

We as bloggers have the right to think, post, and act as we wish. If an offensive blog or a comment is posted, which might harm a blogger or our community, we not only have the right, but the responsibility to flag it. The penalty is sure and swift; Admin will remove it. I think so far its been working quite well. I have backed off from the keyboard many times to cool off when my 'blood runeth hot' at someone lol! There are not many rules here, our guideline is very simple:

TRY TO TREAT OTHER BLOGGERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED.

A WISE GROUP SURVIVES
Text based on the 1st tradition © Copyright 2006 of AA

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23. Lovethetropics
12:13 PM GMT on December 12, 2006
Good morning Liisa!! Wake up, it's Tuesday!!
Make it a wonderful day!!!


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22. Raysfan70
10:22 AM GMT on December 12, 2006
Good Morning {{Finn}}!
Have a Teriffic Tuesday. :-)

Thank You for your words of support.

Member Since: July 28, 2005 Posts: 138 Comments: 57354
21. Patrap
3:03 PM GMT on December 11, 2006
In a Movie once it was said.."The needs of the Many..outweigh the needs of a few..Or the One".
Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 421 Comments: 127601
20. Patrap
2:48 PM GMT on December 11, 2006
Fine Words that should be heeded by all.Wisdom is found in Finns words.WE will remember them.
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18. LakeWorthFinn
2:45 PM GMT on December 11, 2006
Morning extrawarm, BT and Crab, nice to see you here! Hope you'll have a great week and enjoy all it gives!
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
17. hurricanecrab
12:02 PM GMT on December 11, 2006
Morning Finn!

Welcome home and thanks for the well-written blog. I think most of us feel or sense a special kinship with dolphins also... that picture just feels caring, peaceful and happy to me. Happy Monday!
Member Since: January 20, 2005 Posts: 64 Comments: 9236
16. extrawarm78
8:09 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
hi Finn; just stopping by. hope your day is going well. its chilly here.
15. bigtrucker
8:04 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
hi {{{Finn}}} thanks for the stop at my blog!!
yes, that was a big striper, there. Also ,you can walk out along a sandbar, at gulf beach in nearby Milford,CT and catch some big bluefish. I havent salt water fished too much as i usually go hiking in the hills and trout fishing.
Hope all is well with you and your family
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14. LakeWorthFinn
1:51 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
Hi LTT, thanks, same to you. You're always so wonderfully colorful, love the pics you post!
Puppies ok?
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13. Lovethetropics
1:47 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
Season's Greetings and a happy Sunday for you and yours, Liisa!!


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12. LakeWorthFinn
1:45 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
Hey Scarlett and C0de, good morning. I'm still half asleep, just going to get a juice and then my morning Coke!
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11. LakeWorthFinn
1:44 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
{{{Skye}}} I have missed you!
{{{Pat}}}, thanks! How was the day you were publicly regognized for your heroic actions when Katrina hit? I'd love to know how it all went, who was there etc. Any pics? Go check his blog dummy... lol
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10. code1
1:43 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
G00d m0rning t0 y0u!
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9. ScarlettOHara
1:40 PM GMT on December 10, 2006
Morning Finn. Well said, more to ponder.
Love the dolphin!! Have a great day!
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8. Patrap
10:55 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Welcome Back Finn.Congrats to your daughter too.Heres a Sunset on me!...Link
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7. Skyepony (Mod)
10:37 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Nicely said Finn:)
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6. code1
8:44 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
0h well. At least the g00d thing is, it is the w0rst pic ever :-) We were cracking up, and my face was sideways. It's n0t always like that ya kn0w. L0L I d0n't think many w0uld rec0gnize me fr0m that 0ne! 0r at least, I h0pe n0t. Time will tell in my travels....
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5. LakeWorthFinn
8:38 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
I know code, anonymity is a basic right here. BTW, I'm cracking with your "0"s. What did you spill on that keyboard this time? j/k & lmao

Hugs to you Mermaid, Rays and Mark, have a great weekend!
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
4. code1
8:06 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Thank y0u {{{Lissu}}} Pers0nal safety was the issue here. L0west tr0ll attack ever. Thank G0d f0r admin!!!
Member Since: September 18, 2005 Posts: 66 Comments: 13872
3. Raysfan70
8:06 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Always Great words of Wisdon.
Thank You {{Finn}}.
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2. DenverMark
8:05 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Hi Finn!
Thanks for stating what I feel. I always seek to treat everyone on our site with respect, even if I don't agree with them on something. I hope this problem is resolved.
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1. mermaidlaw
8:03 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Very well said Finn! I hope you are having a Wonderful afternoon!:)
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