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  •  Maybe my Dkos experience differs from yours, but (5+ / 0-)
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    mine has been Kossack are expected to refrain from using ad homs, and mental health ad homs in particular, against other Kossacks. In my experience, calling a Kossack's mental health into question is considered ad hom and I have seen it HRd when it happens on a pretty consistent basis.

    Notice, however, that I did not HR mollyd. I was only letting her know.

    There are more than just a few Kossacks who have variious mental health issues, depression and aspbergers just to name a couple, and when we throw around mental health ad homs it's like ww're saying to those Kossacks that if their opnions differ from ours they should be prepared to be told their opinions are invalid becasue they have mental health issues.

    That's why it's especially not cool to use those kinds of ad homs on fellow Kossacks. Having a mental health issue does not preclude one from forming rational thoughts and drawing rational conclutions.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 06:20:03 AM PDT

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