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    In general the golden rule of hide rating is "rate the comment, not who makes it".  All of the "you and others" and "I've seen YOU do this" is unhelpful.  

    Also, while language isn't generally policed here, and you are allowed to use such words as "fuck" and "shit", it does matter how you use them.  To me, such phrases as 'your fucking "opinion"' and 'you just fucking "disaggreeing"', and 'we know how you fucking feel' are insulting, and insults always are HR-able.  The overall tone, and lack of substance, is why I thought the comment out of line.

    I'm not defending his opinion that Snowden "sold out to the Chinese", but if he's factually incorrect, I don't think it rises to the level of a well-know previously debunked conservative talking point, either.  If we hid every comment that had a single error of fact, we wouldn't have as much civil discussion as we have here.  If he is deliberately lying, I don't see the evidence of that.  

    If you had provided a reasoned explanation of what you thought was inappropriate, I would have left it alone.  But your explanatory comment seemed to me to be long on insults and short on explanation.

    Simple question, if I rather than duhban had made the above comment, would you have responded in the same way, or would you have enaged civilly and made an attempt to educate me where I was in error?  

    To me, this just read like a prior personal dispute being brought into a thread where the issue was tangential.  His opinion about Snowden really wasn't the main point here.  And if someone had responded in kind to your comment, I thought it could have been disruptive.  Nothing personal.  

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