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  •  You simply argued endlessly for the least (1+ / 0-)
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    probable and least plausible explanation in the face of something you know nothing about or maybe dangerously little, while right-wing talking points were flaying around. If you are in good faith, I hope you learned something by the fact that 2 days ago, you were used.

    The well-known phenomena of pshychological projection and confirmation bias account for 198% of conservative so-called 'ideas'

    by power2truth on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 11:17:43 PM PDT

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    •  Used how? (1+ / 0-)
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      By passing along what many Hondurans, by my account, were thinking? I don't think so. And passing it along doesn't legitimize it or infer support for it. It simply was a perspective from what is a fairly typical family down there.  I think it's important to know what people are thinking if you want to know how to approach a problem. So let's censor that perspective but say nothing about the inferences from many here that somehow this coup was extremely unpopular in Honduras even though there is no evidence to that effect, because it supports our agenda, while the former does not.

      "As Ghandi used to say, 'By any means necessary,'" - Fake Steve Jobs, RIP

      by nefrocatracho on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 11:34:35 PM PDT

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      •  I am rapidly losing any residual belief in your (0+ / 0-)

        good faith with your blah blah blah.

        The well-known phenomena of pshychological projection and confirmation bias account for 198% of conservative so-called 'ideas'

        by power2truth on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 11:36:29 PM PDT

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        •  Why bother leaving such a comment (0+ / 0-)

          when you could just say nothing. Because in the end that's what you did.

          "As Ghandi used to say, 'By any means necessary,'" - Fake Steve Jobs, RIP

          by nefrocatracho on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 11:44:07 PM PDT

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          •  Like you. But it took you 8 lines, and me 2. eom (0+ / 0-)

            The well-known phenomena of pshychological projection and confirmation bias account for 198% of conservative so-called 'ideas'

            by power2truth on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 12:03:42 AM PDT

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            •  No, actually your 'good faith' talk (1+ / 0-)
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              has consumed quite a bit more than 2 lines on this thread, and serves no real purpose. I am not even sure that we disagree on this issue. But you seem more interested in putting others down than having a constructive argument.

              On my most conservative days I'm a Democrat

              by nefrocatracho on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 12:36:01 AM PDT

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              •  For better or worse (0+ / 0-)

                I don't think the purpose of this discussion forum is to have constructive arguments.  It's to advance the causes that have majority consensus in the community.  Information isn't going to be very welcome when it supports a viewpoint that most people oppose.

        •  I don't see how this particular poster ... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...deserves your scorn. Others, yes, but s/he seems reasonable - that doesn't necessarily indicate agreement - to me.

          Some people would be better off not reading diaries they comment on, since they already have all the answers.

          by Meteor Blades on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 02:58:37 AM PDT

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          •  Good point, but the least one can say when (0+ / 0-)

            they see that they have been a conduit for pro-coup propaganda points (probably unwillingly, I grant, but without a doubt), a pretty good thing to say would be "we were duped, and we won't let it happen again."

            Using older TPs to justify one's embrace of the newer ones is to perpetuate the problem.

            The well-known phenomena of pshychological projection and confirmation bias account for 198% of conservative so-called 'ideas'

            by power2truth on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 07:25:06 AM PDT

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