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  •  POV is almost everything in discussing politics (3+ / 0-)

    In all but the most clear cut cases, in stories like this a persons POV and political inclinations will yield a more accurate prediction of their attitude towards it than the facts themselves will. That's one reason why political discourse in this country is so poisonous...most of us aren't arguing an agreed set of facts, we  are really arguing ideology, and applying our ideology to the facts...or using the facts as an outlet for our ideology.  And while facts can usually be reconciled, ideologies almost never can.

    Black Holes Suck.

    by Pi Li on Fri May 31, 2013 at 09:49:17 AM PDT

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    •  At least we are having a civil discussion and that (1+ / 0-)
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      is an achievement on this sensitive topic.

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Fri May 31, 2013 at 11:07:50 AM PDT

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    •  Sometimes the particulars I am generalizing as (0+ / 0-)

      in the first:

      Sometimes my POV matches the conversation so badly I have to give up and go away.
      are so esoteric, I just have to realize that no one will be able or will want to share my POV. This can happen because at times I have expression problems. Sometimes people ask, what the heck are you trying to say. I explain and all is well. Sometimes there is such a chasm they can't ask, I can't explain, but our differences are so minimal, I just have to leave and know all is well.

      Then, as expressed in my sig. line, there are times when I can dig in my heels and get quite stubborn.

      Get the 'oopsie' out of 'keep and bear arms' see GunFAIL and Gun Crazy diaries weekly.

      by 88kathy on Fri May 31, 2013 at 11:34:11 AM PDT

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