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  •  The total lack of concern of many here (1+ / 0-)
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    even though this was shown to be false, is really frightening.

    It smacks of a "shut the gates before someone gets in" mentality.

    -6.5, -7.59. Annoy a Conservative: Think for yourself.

    by DrWolfy on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 10:23:48 AM PDT

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    •  Do you realize how spurious your (2+ / 0-)
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      contention is?

    •  Wolfy-- (5+ / 0-)

      Why in the world should we show concern if it has been shown to be false?  

      When that diary was first published, no one asking questions was initially disrespectful.  No one asked unreasonable questions.  When answers weren't forthcoming, then people started getting more skeptical.  After evidence started accumulating that the original diary was probably false, demands for more information became more persistent.  The original author never provided any specific info of substance about this alleged incident, although s/he has had a number of opportunities to do so.

      I know that some people under stress do buggy things, but here's the thing:  the diarist chose to publish this tale of woe here, while TDW had just been taken to the hospital.  Maybe s/he wanted to talk about how terrible the incident was, whatever.  But when asked about any concrete detail of this alleged attack, the diarist refused to provide any details.  S/he wasn't getting the third degree at the time, it was just "where did this happen so that we can find out more about it", and "what did the attackers say about the bumper sticker."  

      It's not unreasonable for us to ask questions of someone who brought the story to us.  Calling "bullshit" on the story if it doesn't add up is part of the price people pay for bringing their stories here.

    •  DrWolfy, I share your concern (0+ / 0-)

      for other human beings, but I do not see an ounce of sense in people trying to get emotional support from a blog.  This may be heartless, but it's pragmatic.

      I have an overflow of compassion in my meat-world life (or, at least, so I like to believe), but I do not believe my compassion will make a bit of difference to indyWhatever, or TDW, or you, or anybody reading this blog.  That's just my opinion about what the internet is good for.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are always cocksure and the intelligent are always filled with doubt. -- Bertrand Russell

      by gpm on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 01:29:22 PM PDT

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