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  •  Boy, ain't that the truth? (8+ / 0-)
    This usage of "conversation" is shorthand for "let's wait until people are distracted about something else that we can encourage a conversation about so that people are distracted until the next problem..."
    It's called Lip Service, and our government has been utilizing it for at least fifty years that I'm aware of ;)

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:59:13 AM PDT

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      lunachickie, CroneWit, greengemini

      the last 50 yrs. In the UK in the 19th century as the franchise was being expanded they would form committees to address problems and then many months or years later they'd issue a toothless report.

      You can wake someone who is sleeping, but you cannot wake someone who is pretending to sleep.

      by gnothis on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:17:28 AM PDT

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