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  •  What nonsense (1+ / 0-)
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    Of course you resort to the false analogy comparing guns to this and that.

    As far as most people are concerned in my area, nobody wants your stinking guns.  

    Nor do we want a nuclear power plant on the corner.  But at least the nuke plant might give us cheaper power for the added risk.  Guns only bring added risk.  

    •  Try looking it up (4+ / 0-)

      "False analogy" (also called "false equivalence") has a specific meaning, and what I said does not match it in the least. I believe the relevant text for you would be:

      Incorrectly classifying an analogy false
      Very often people try to refute a correct analogy as a false analogy, often saying "Well, but that's different because", and refer to an existing property that the two things in the analogy indeed do not share. In cases like this, such a refutation is merely a "false charge of fallacy". But as analogies are comparing two different things there are always some properties that A and B do not share, so it is tempting to pull up one such difference to try to disqualify the analogy. For the purposes of the analogy, however, it is important to check if that difference is relevant for the analogy or not.
      If you do not want to own any "stinking guns", you are free to not own any. Sadly, you do not grant other people the freedom to make their own decisions on the matter based on what they believe. But you've already made it perfectly clear that tolerance is not one of your core beliefs.
    •  Do you or I have a constitutionally protected (1+ / 0-)
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      right to cheap power?

      If I recall correctly, electricity wasn't used when the constitution was written.

      First electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta. Volta proved that electricity could travel over wires.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 01:39:55 PM PST

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