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  •  When in doubt, turn to ad hominem. (2+ / 0-)
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    Agathena, Seamus D

    This part strikes me as funny.

    I'm more than happy to discuss the many issues that you raise

    You can go on to working the rest of the room, Brit.  You and I won't be "discussing" anything further at this time.

    Wouldn't it be great if you could make something be true just by saying it? Wouldn't that be a magical marshmallow world?

    by geomoo on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 02:44:01 PM PDT

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    •  Really. I've dealt with every comment here (1+ / 0-)
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      Onomastic

      ...with respect and civility. It's hardly an ad hominem to point out that your comment, which suggests Western Civilisation and Enlightenment values will collapse as a result of my diary, is unanswerable and profoundly off topic.

      But write a diary about it, and I shall be there, answering your points in substance.

      "It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us." Walter Benjamin. More sane debate on the Moose

      by Brit on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 03:02:28 PM PDT

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      •  If I thought you were serious, (2+ / 0-)
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        Seamus D, 4kedtongue

        I would ask you to read my comment again.  I talk about behavior of a very small group of people.  I did not say how important or effectual they might be.  No mention of collapse of anything.  One thing I'll grant you, you are consistent in your word twisting, even in a thread whose point is that you twist words.

        As to respect and civility, we could debate whether twisting people's words counts as disrespectful.  But I do appreciate that you are almost always careful to protect your image as a thoughtful, reasonable person.  The devil is in the details.

        No, there'll be no diary.  I responded to the good Dr. Bloodaxe because I appreciated his accurate naming of what happened in this very thread.  I enjoy clarity of thought even when I expect such clarity to have no appreciable on the person to whom it is addressed.

        Wouldn't it be great if you could make something be true just by saying it? Wouldn't that be a magical marshmallow world?

        by geomoo on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 04:24:04 PM PDT

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