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  •  I'd forgotten the delectable... (3+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, boriquasi, rubyr

    ...personalised nature of comments on Kos.  

    for the author to say to stop blaming the tragedy on mental illness is just as bad as those who are saying it was Aspergers or autism.
    This is ridiculous and unnecessary as the title of a Priceman diary - an attempt at petty spite at the expense of actually reading up or caring about the issue. I'm not going to engage with people here who are just looking to insult on such an important subject. Consider yourself ignored

    The Fall of the House of Murdoch -with Eric Lewis and all the latest Leveson evidence out now!

    by Brit on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:28:17 AM PST

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    •  frankly, i don't care who the author... (2+ / 0-)
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      priceman, LaEscapee

      happens to be, i have a problem with the gist of the diary.

      this doesn't have anything to do with personality conflicts here at Dkos; for me it has to do with an issue that is a very important one to me that i have lots and lots of experience with in my extended family as well as with a couple close friends.

      put another way, even if priceman had written this diary, i would have made the same comment. further proof of this not being about Dkos personalities is my agreement with MO, and we don't agree on much, but this is too important an issue to sully with personal personality conflicts.

      if you don't like my criticism of the diary, address that instead of dismissing it wholesale simply because you took it personally. the issue is too important for pettiness.

      A) "The administration should be worried about the level of despair here." ~Markos Moulitsas at NN12 B) "Stoking the base’s enthusiasm is part of a campaign’s job, whether or not it thinks it should have to do it." ~Michelle Goldberg

      by poligirl on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:12:36 AM PST

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    •  Didn't see that part of the comment (1+ / 0-)
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      Rushing -- no glasses -- everyone talking to me in this room. Sorry. That's not appropriate; I agree.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:43:25 AM PST

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      •  I think I'm just a bit shocked to see... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...how an essay which clearly argues against the stigmatisation of those who have mental health problems, could somehow be construed in the converse

        The Fall of the House of Murdoch -with Eric Lewis and all the latest Leveson evidence out now!

        by Brit on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:02:46 PM PST

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      •  so you guys took that personally? (2+ / 0-)
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        geez. no wonder nothing gets done on mental illness.

        it was a criticism of the diary. the author wrote the diary. and i do think it's just as bad, not because of who the author is, but because of a lot of the content.

        you guys have got to be able to separate personality conflicts from actual debate and discussion. apparently i was the only one here who could.

        sorry to disturb. hope no one ever has to go through the stuff my extended family as well as a couple friends have gone though. it's too important an issue. that's why i put personality conflict aside. why can't you guys?

        A) "The administration should be worried about the level of despair here." ~Markos Moulitsas at NN12 B) "Stoking the base’s enthusiasm is part of a campaign’s job, whether or not it thinks it should have to do it." ~Michelle Goldberg

        by poligirl on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:04:25 PM PST

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