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smitty_one_each's Journal: Think of a discussion as a market 6

Journal by smitty_one_each
It's a two-way street, with the participants taking turns being the producer and consumer.
When one end of the conversation overshoots the halfway point, controlling the definitions, admitted facts, scope, and conclusions, it's no longer a discussion. It's not even the Monty Python "Argument Clinic" sketch. It's not even tyranny.
It's a colossal bore.
As both an honest man, and a student history and current events, I do flatter myself that I'm tolerant, can take a joke, and don't get upset quickly. I'm not even angry now.
But, given a 24-hour day as a hard limit for Presidents and peasants, one's good nature accepts a finite amount of abuse.
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  • I presented you with an argument based on facts, which you rejected because the conclusions based on those facts challenge your assumptions of the world. If that is how you opt to approach the world, then so be it.
    • repetition != fact
      • So when you see the demonstration of many different points of fact that support an argument you just brush them off as the repetition of one fact?
        • The overarching 'fact' at work here is that you've offered a worked example of how a Jerk Store [wikipedia.org] approach to dialogue is tiresome.
          One hopes that your off-line persona is less a straight up boor than your /. version.
          • Do you deny that you have made numerous calls on slsahdot for Obama's impeachment?

            Do you deny that you have never on slashdot made a call for a republican president?

            One hopes that your off-line persona is less a straight up boor than your /. version.

            I have decided that since slashdot conservatives will not return kindness to me, regardless of what I offer them, that the reasonable thing to do is approach slashdot conservatives in essentially the same way that they approach me - with the difference being that I present facts while they present snide remarks.

            • Do you understand that the All Attack, All The Time schtick has the effect of making you look an ass?

              that the reasonable thing to do is approach slashdot conservatives in essentially the same way that they approach me

              I suppose that, so long as you control the definition of 'essentially', you can advance this theory. My contention is that a random selection of Slashdot readers would likely find you illiberal in your approach.
              But the mantra of our times covers this: What difference does it make?

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