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  •  It didn't? (4+ / 0-)
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    mindara, Diane Gee, PinHole, Siri

    Shit, I set my DVR and everything.

    If only hyperbole was a marketable commodity--I/P would make everyone rich.

    Unapologetic Obama supporter.

    by Red Sox on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:57:22 AM PST

    •  Yes, if only the hyperbolic opposition to this (7+ / 0-)

      event was marketable. How to do so? Hmm...

      If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation. - Judith Butler, Brooklyn College BDS forum

      by David Harris Gershon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:01:16 AM PST

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      •  Hyperbole is already marketed (2+ / 0-)
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        Siri, isabelle hayes

        Hence the Military Industrial Complex running (or ruining) everything.... from every side in every nation...

        ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

        by Diane Gee on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:34:35 AM PST

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      •  Think Asymmetric Marketing (1+ / 0-)
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        One of the key tactics when non-power faces off with power is to provoke over-reaction.  Witness the spittle-flecked ravings from the NRA recently and the negative effect it has had on their position.

        "They" will tend to get more extreme when placed on thin ice. In this case, choosing the playing field (to mix metaphors) involves stressing the "tikkun olam" (repair the world) connection between Chosen People ("chosen" to provide moral example to humanity) --> moral authority/high road --> human rights.

        I know... preaching to the choir...

        Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

        by Jim Tietz on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:42:28 AM PST

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