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  •  I was in the A.F. and do write stories (0+ / 0-)

    Because of the writing I do understand metaphore.  Possibly if you read a few books you will pick up on that technique.  And, while I don't know what they teach at West Point, I did guard nuclear weapons and have to train for combat.
    You think your reply was more intelligent or better informed?  I think you're wrong.

    "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

    by rainmanjr on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:21:48 PM PDT

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    •  That explains a lot. (1+ / 0-)
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      Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

      by goinsouth on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:24:11 PM PDT

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      •  Explains what? How? (0+ / 0-)

        Let's try a full retort.  One that contains an interesting set of observations and facts.  Simply saying, "Well, that's that for you" isn't really helpful in understanding why "that" is "that".
        Are you saying writers are just full of shit and metaphore isn't relatable?  Are you saying that writers don't understand the real world because we live in fictional ones?  Are you saying that you're too stupid to read a book?  What?
        Or is the remark about being trained for combat and serving our country?
        Go on, say something intelligent now.

        "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

        by rainmanjr on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:36:59 PM PDT

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        •  Ah (3+ / 0-)
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          Raphael Metaphore

          Famous Novelist

          Possibly French

          This is what chump Change looks like.

          by Wamsutta on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:48:32 PM PDT

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        •  Not every metaphor is a good one. (1+ / 0-)
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          You can't stand back and see what that reveals about your thought process when you use a Saturday night party as a metaphor for war?

          Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - JM Keynes

          by goinsouth on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:51:07 PM PDT

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          •  R U thinking that I'm saying 1 is the same... (0+ / 0-)

            as the other?  That a party is as serious as war?  Of course I'm not saying a saturday night party is as serious as war...only metaphorical in its mess and clean up effort.
            In effect, we went into their house (provoked, I might add) and threw-up.  Now, your saying that accepting the vomiters apology, without them cleaning up the vomit, should make things better.  After all, their gone and won't do anymore vomitting.  Does it make you feel better that all their vomit is still on the floor but they're gone?  Would you have felt better about them if they had done their best to clean it up before leaving your home?  Would it make you feel still better if they then paid to have your carpet professionally cleaned?
            If they just left would you want to go to their house and vomit?  If they cleaned it up would you leave them alone?  Would you even consider being their friend?
            Is that metaphore, though lacking the degree of life or death seriousness, clearer for you?
             

            "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

            by rainmanjr on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 05:28:11 PM PDT

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    •  Metaphor (0+ / 0-)

      Your party has been going on for eight years.

      The old house occupant has been evicted. The party just kept going on. In fact, the party has gotten more out of hand. Vomiting statistics are listed in the original post, backing this up.

      Under your metaphor, now what?

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