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  •  Can't win on the facts? (0+ / 0-)

    Try a personal attack.

    The last refuge of the loser.

    If conservatives had had their way we'd still be an English colony.

    by baba durag on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 08:38:49 AM PDT

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    •  Win? Facts? (0+ / 0-)

      Is this a game?

      Have you provided a single "fact" in this entire discussion? Please, do tell.

      Where have I made a personal attack?

      I have not attacked Amory Lovins. I have merely commented that he favors a natural gas intensive solution, and I have backed it up with facts -- i.e., quotes from the man himself.

      I have not attacked you. On the contrary, I have complemented you on your sharply-honed speaking skills and have suggested that you have all the makings of a fine energy consultant. My comment was helpful career advice, but I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

    •  Oh ... sorry (0+ / 0-)

      I just realized that I misread your comment. "Try a personal attack" was meant as a recommendation, since that appears to be your favorite approach to dealing with a situation in which you can provide no facts.

      Sorry for the misunderstanding.

    •  Or ... you could just try ... (0+ / 0-)

      slapping on a troll rating. Apparently, that also works when you cannot effectively argue your point. Thanks for the example of effective debate on DailyKos.

      Nice job. ;-)

      •  As your tantrums escalate (0+ / 0-)

        You just show how weak your arguments are.

        If conservatives had had their way we'd still be an English colony.

        by baba durag on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 08:54:57 AM PDT

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        •  Well then (0+ / 0-)

          Slap on another trollrating, so that everyone can see exactly how strong your arguments are.

          Tantrums? Ha! I'm just having fun.

          •  What, no TU status? (0+ / 0-)

            I can see why.

            If conservatives had had their way we'd still be an English colony.

            by baba durag on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 09:01:28 AM PDT

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            •  I don't need to trollrate to make my point n/t (0+ / 0-)
            •  You are misusing your TU status (1+ / 0-)
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              Maybe you are new here.

              Perhaps you should review the DKos FAQ on troll-rating.

              It is not to be used if you disagree with the point of view of the commenter.

              The IPCC predicts average global temperatures to rise enough by 2050 to put 20-30% of all species at risk for extinction.

              by Plan9 on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 12:05:36 PM PDT

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              •  Well (0+ / 0-)

                I disagree with his ad hominem attacks, which are troll worthy.

                But thanks for your input.

                If conservatives had had their way we'd still be an English colony.

                by baba durag on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 12:13:23 PM PDT

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                •  Then you surely troll-rate Joy Busey (1+ / 0-)
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                  She makes racist ad hominem attacks when people point out the facts to her.  

                  So to be consistent, I would expect you to rate her according to your standard.

                  In fact a troll is actually considered someone who comes from, say Free Republic, to sow dissension and broadcast wingnut political statements and hatred at Kos.  

                  Appropriate use of troll ratings

                  An excellent discussion of when a troll-rate is appropriate, and some of the common types of trolls, can be found in the troll rating article, originally from this diary. Reading this article is highly recommended before issuing any troll-ratings.

                  Some posters create accounts at dkos strictly for the purpose of causing disruption. It is considered acceptable to troll rate all of the posts made by such people, even the ones that are not in and of themselves trollish. It should be emphasized, however, that this should not be done lightly. Before rating comments en-masse, you should be very very sure that the author is really a troll, and not just a regular poster who is having a bad day. If there is any shadow of a doubt as to whether a person is a dedicated troll, you should refrain from mass-troll-rating their comments.

                  Kos FAQ

                  The IPCC predicts average global temperatures to rise enough by 2050 to put 20-30% of all species at risk for extinction.

                  by Plan9 on Mon Aug 06, 2007 at 10:32:54 AM PDT

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