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  •  The only way I've ever found to influence others (6+ / 0-)

    with my views is to first open up enough to being influenced by theirs.

    Is there any part of their argument that you might be willing to consider as having merit? If not it's probably not productive to have discussions with them.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 06:03:32 AM PST

    •  That's exactly the problem. (19+ / 0-)

      It's not that some of what conservatives say doesn't have merit, it's the fact that anything even considered left-wing is utterly dismissed and not even discussed.

      These people expect us to bend over backwards for them, but are as flexible as an uncooked noodle when it comes to our side of the story.

      I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

      by Homer177 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:27:08 AM PST

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      •  Yes, exactly (0+ / 0-)

        Heaven forbid anyone takes a reasonable position on something, and you'll get these morons screaming "LIBRUL BIAS! MAH GUNS! MAH GUNS!"

        It's always us Liberals who have to be the nice ones. The mature ones. The patient ones. The ones who give ground and defer to them.

        Well, I'm sick of having to be tactful with a bunch of trigger happy whackaloons. Fuck that noise.

        Sandy Hook is the straw that broke the camel's back for a lot of us, I know.

        "Freedom comes at the price of eternal vigilance."

        by Liberal Heretic on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:53:00 AM PST

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    •  Since their position here on dKos that "I would (3+ / 0-)

      never do such a thing, so shut up," is quite possibly true they see NO reason for any changes.

      Just let the blood flow. I in no way want to suggest they are glad these things happen as proof of "FREEDOM", but they don't care enough to even consider any changes, i.e. limiting magazine sizes or requiring registration for private sales.

      They'd rather argue terminology rather than prevent killing.

      And NOT having discussions with them is useless, and will allow more innocents to die.

      **Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does** h/t Clytemnestra/Victoria Jackson

      by glorificus on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 02:35:28 PM PST

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    •  Sometimes there really is no part of an argument (0+ / 0-)

      that has merit. Being willing to consider the possibility is one thing, but that's different from credulously falling for some ridiculous equivalence arguments.

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