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  •  I'll take that challenge, (5+ / 0-)

    employing satirical paraphrase:

    What exactly do you propose to keep these 70 languages "alive" if their speakers have been starved out, shot down, set up, and killed off?

    Don't believe everything you think.

    by geomoo on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 05:31:06 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think they'd get your point (5+ / 0-)
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      capelza, dharmafarmer, Nulwee, geomoo, kyril

      which is why they are such fun to make fun of.

      The talk about "individual choice" as if anybody would choose to be

      starved out, shot down, set up, and killed off

      My version of this is the old line popular with my ancestors back in the old country, that if G'd said the Jews were the Chosen People, would G'd maybe choose somebody else for a change?

      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 05:35:43 PM PDT

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