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  •  It's called inference, not implication. (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, mjfgates

    It's there for you, because you believe in it.  So you see hate everywhere.  and you've got a crowd of folks who agree with you, because they see hate everywhere.

    That doesn't mean it actually exists, just that it exists for you.

    •  I infer from that comment that you don't think (0+ / 0-)

      the hate exists.  Your statement "so you see hate everywhere" implies that you have a very deep understanding of the poster's psyche.

      How did I do on the correct usage of the two terms?  :-)

      •  Hate does exist. (0+ / 0-)

        But unless you're only talking about yourself, you can only 'infer' that other people hate unless they actually tell you so.  The poster, and others like him, have continued to assign such emotions to other people for years now, despite being told by the people they accuse that they're wrong.  This says that they also believe that those people are lying to them about the 'hate' that they themselves claim to see from so many.

        I don't need to have a very deep understanding of the poster's pysche because I've simply seen him make such comments and such diaries over and over again.  All I have to do is read his own words, and I'm suggesting he'd be better off simply reading other people's words as well, and not read motivation and emotion into them, but simply take them at face value.

        •  Nothing like a breath of fresh logic. Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

          I have to give thank you notes now that someone decided I shouldn't be allowed to rate comments anymore.

          Barack Obama: From Nobel Laureate to excusing torture, to drone strikes, to violating the privacy of every person on earth. On the other hand, there's always Lily Ledbetter.

          by expatjourno on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 12:19:13 PM PDT

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        •  OK, or you could take Meteor Blades' approach (1+ / 0-)
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          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.
           And because speech is behavior, sometimes you really can tell how people feel by what they write and the way they write it.

          Or as multiple other people have said at various times, "sometimes they really are after you."

          I don't track folks around here, so rarely know/remember what their trail of posts look like (unless I foolishly follow one of those threads you mentioned awhile ago that keeps getting pushed to the right).  And in that context, I suggest we both move on.  I'm sure we have more productive ways to spend our evening.  :-)

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