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  •  i really don't know what i'm supposed to do (0+ / 0-)

    when someone reads my diary and thinks it's about a repeal of a law, when I never once wrote even the word "repeal"

    not all critics should be listened to with equal weight, I discount the ones who need to be discounted.

    Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

    by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:36:51 AM PDT

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    •  The credibility factor (0+ / 0-)

      You've had things pointed out to you, but you're not interested in addressing them.  


      by otto on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:54:06 AM PDT

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      •  correct (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm not interested in addressing them.

        if you're really interested in exploring every single exotic interest group's objection to every single legislative action, go ahead.

        the false national security issues concerns are addressed.

        the privacy issues were discussed.

        and the NAPA's report has been put in context with its other recommendations that the report made that Congress ignored. The main point in my diary has been made: this shouldn't have happened, Obama shouldn't have signed it, these secretive closed-door deals shouldn't be made without public input -- the bill wasn't even on LOC because the bill's process was literally done from Friday-Monday and it has gutted provisions that numerous consumer advocacy groups and transparency proponents have been cheering for. THAT IS NEWS, okay?

        And your comment is just another brilliant extension of this.

        "You've had "things" pointed out to you" --

        if you really were interested in a discussion you wouldn't make such a vague claim and then force me to play a guessing game of what "things" you're even referring to.,

        Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

        by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:01:44 AM PDT

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        •  The credibility factor (3+ / 0-)
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          One thing I know to be true about writing on blogs- it's easy to get people to agree with you if they already agree with you.


          by otto on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:06:29 AM PDT

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          •  heres the thing (1+ / 0-)
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            the minute you came out and showed you didn't read the whole diary properly and jumped right to the comments to check for drama, you lost your objectivity.

            you became too vested in proving that I did something wrong to make you misunderstand, rather than actually realizing this is a legitimate problem that I'm raising the issue of from MY ANGLE. which means i don't cover the interests of corporations or whatever the hell other random interest groups have some opposition to this.

            NOTHING justifies the kind of secretive passage of a repeal of significant provisions in a bill like this.

            I'm just the messenger putting out the work done by solid think-tanks and journalists to raise awareness of this issue.

            At the time I wrote about this news it wasn't even covered in NYtimes,Wapo, etc.

            These are the kinds of things I like to bring up in my diary posts.

            Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

            by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:13:30 AM PDT

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