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  •  I expected you to cite someone like (5+ / 0-)

    Locke, Marx. You don't have one, do you? Won't feed you anymore. All you do is accuse others of making ad hominems after being given the opportunity to clearly express the basis for your views. But a lot of musicians today don't know the history of music, either.

    She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Big Thunder

    by Winter Rabbit on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 05:23:53 PM PDT

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    •  Arguments from authority are a logical fallacy (0+ / 0-)

      "the basis for my views" - what views exactly would those be?

      I asked some questions. I was met with prejudice and personal insults, condescension and an utter lack of substantive response to my questions.

      I am told I support a "Final Solution", "forced assimilation", "individualism for the sake of individualism", and that my kind can "never understand" the superior ways of indigenous people.

      I have asked the questions again.

      I still await a respectful engagement with my questions.

      Questions are what learning is all about. Why the fear and hostility to engage respectfully in discussing questions?

      Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

      by RandomActsOfReason on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 07:26:01 PM PDT

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      •  While repeating nonsense endlessly (1+ / 0-)
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        and taking yourself massively seriously, is, I suppose, better than arguing from authority.  If WR was.  Or if you had a clue what those words meant, I suppose.

        But by now, we know how the Obama administration deals with those who would destroy it: it goes straight for the capillaries. --Krugman

        by mbayrob on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 07:53:07 PM PDT

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        •  Still no substantive comments? (0+ / 0-)

          Just more ad hominems?

          Why such reluctance to address any substance? Is your position so weak you can't even handle a mildly thoughtful set of questions from someone who, despite assumptions to the contrary, fundamentally in support of policies designed to effectively address the concerns articulated in this diary?

          Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

          by RandomActsOfReason on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 08:42:32 PM PDT

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