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  •  Because you are inventing an emotion-charged ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... interaction to fill in what is and will likely remain blank.

    I think it vital for all adults to fully understand and act on their understanding of the difference between objective and subjective reality.  We have a few facts -- these facts are devoid of emotion.  You invented -- out of thin air -- an emotional story that fits the facts (and your individual method of processing them).  

    Stories provide a structure for understanding, and a mnemonic for remembering.  Many problems arise when people substitute stories for facts and ignore the distinction between the two.  It is vital, today, to separate story-telling from truth-telling.  On this day, on this subject, I think we owe each other strict vigilance to not tell stories.

    You are horrified.  Your horror does justifies making shit up about what passed between the bomber and the eye-witness, or what thoughts were in the bombers head.

    Vote rape. Vote torture. Vote War Crimes. Vote with the American top 1%.

    by Yellow Canary on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:16:33 PM PDT

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    •  I can see where you're coming from (0+ / 0-)

      but I still think you're being a little rough on me.  We know from the diary that while the bomber and the survivor looked at each other, no words were exchanged.  To me it seemed pretty obvious that I was not reporting the bomber's thoughts as fact.  If not, then that was an oversight on my part, and I do regret it if I confused anyone.  However, to characterize it as "making shit up" is harsh.

      If you're still of the opinion that I deserved this treatment, well then, we'll have to agree to disagree.  Have a nice day.

      Fox News is to the truth as a flaming bag of dog shit is to a packed lunch. --MinistryOfTruth

      by snazzzybird on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:49:29 PM PDT

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