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  •  see, this is why I can't take YOU seriously (1+ / 0-)
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    Where could such a strong emotional drive for absolute certainty be coming from?
    It is called "science".  It's basic tenet is that "evidence matters".  You have none.  Till you do, you have . . . well . . . nothing.  (shrug)

    We keep saying we are "reality-based".  Alas, as this entire comment section shows, too many of us are not. And yes, people who are not reality-based, are kooks. That is the definition of "kook". When the RWNJs argue that FEMA wants to put us into concentration camps, that is being a kook.  And when LWNJs argue that the fascist CIA killed Kennedy, that is being a kook. No difference.

    JFK was a Democrat and a liberal. This is a Democratic site. The John Birch Society hated JFK then and the same kind of people hate us now. We share a common enemy.
    That is an ideological agenda. It has stuff-all to do with anything. Whether the Birchers hated JFK doesn't have a bleeding thing to do with whether there was a conspiracy---EXCEPT to those with an ideological agenda.
    Why not at least respect the possibility that a reasonable person (such as a member of Congress in the 1970s — much closer to first-hand evidence than any of us can possibly be today) need not take the Warren Commission's Oswald-alone theory as gospel truth?
    Because (1) there's not a shred of evidence for that possibility, (2) there's not a shred of evidence for that possibility, and (3) there's not a shred of evidence for possibility.

    Coincidentally, that's why I also reject 9-11 Truthers. If you or anyone else would argue that I should "be open to the possibility that Dubya was behind 9-11 because we are Democrats and Dubya hated us and we hate him", I'd laugh at you just as hard. When anyone starts arguing at that level, then it is no longer an argument over evidence---it is an ideological argument, and those are not amenable to evidence.

    Evidence matters.  Evidence is the ONLY thing that matters.  And you have zero.  (shrug)

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:05:47 PM PST

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    •  You're fighting with the mirror. (0+ / 0-)

      Everyone can see how this thread unfolded.

      I simply said that I accept the conclusions of a report of Congress and you come out guns blazing.

      Sure I respect that report, that committee, and its members — not the least because that was an era where Congress had enough integrity, patience, and investigative acumen to expose Watergate and bring down Nixon.

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      by lotlizard on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:26:56 PM PST

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      •  and I (0+ / 0-)
        I simply said that I accept the conclusions of a report of Congress
        simply pointed out the irony of your accepting a report from the same government that is supposed to have carried out and covered up the assassination. I find that rather humorous.

        Particularly since the earlier report that you reject was ALSO a report of Congress.

        Watergate, btw, is a great example.  We know about Watergate because of EVIDENCE---mostly evidence presented by the very people who were involved in all the illegalities. (Ditto for COINTELPRO, and Iran/Contra.)

        Why is it I can't see anything similar in the JFK case?

        In the end, reality always wins.

        by Lenny Flank on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:34:03 PM PST

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