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Journal: I guess I can't get him to hold up his end 3

Journal by smitty_one_each
We had what I thought was a deal, but, after a month, he's blowing off his end of the deal. Serves to underscore what a crapflooder he is. News to none.
Meanwhile, we have a source for a series of JEs that could be of interest.

1. All forms of racial segregation and discrimination are wrong.

I hate this question at the first word. Using a universal quantifier blows away discussion.
In this case, people voluntarily segregate themselves all the time. What would you do, have forced randomization, for crying out loud? And discrimination: what is Affirmative Action, if not state-managed discriminatory behavior.
If if involves giving careers to Yet More Bureaucrats, my going-in position is against the idea.
To ATFQ, I'm against segregation and discrimination, but I think that attempting to regulate behavior via legislation is folly. Rather, we need to use the court of public opinion to promote positive behavior and chide negative behavior to minimize it.

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Journal: Conservative Dogs Won't Let Benghazi Bone Go! 9

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It was a lack of trust in the congressional investigation of Benghazi that prompted the formation of the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi in 2013. The founding members of the CCB were U.S Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Navy four-star Adm. James Lyons, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney (all retired) and Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff.
Vallely told WND that he believes Gowdy "has received much pressure not to get to the truth, and we are now coming to the conclusion that there is no longer any intention in Washington, by the leadership of both the Democratic and Republican Parties, to get to the truth."

It's blatantly obvious that after so many investigations, the facts of Benghazi are as settled as Global Warming. Will no one rid us of this turbulent brass?
Where have you gone, Jeremiah Cornelius, a website turns its lonely eyes to you.

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Journal: Shot, chaser 2

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Shot:

Please, sir, enlighten us
. . .

Chaser:

And don't pretend that you actually want to do that within the confines of the law. You've already demonstrated clearly the contrary.

a) Arrogant demand that I offer an answer.
b) Removal of the truth from the set of possible responses.
c) False claim about anything I've previously demonstrated.


Folks: THAT is how you troll. It's early in the year to talk about the Harry G. Frankfurt Award, but this one's sure to be a contender.

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Journal: When is judgement not judgement?

Journal by smitty_one_each
When it's some bogus, postmodern word soup!

Your attempt at 'semantic engineering' is almost as feeble as d_r's. You would be claiming that every measurement and observation is 'judgement' or subjective. That is not so. People in the fog of cultural habit and religious mysticism proclaim 'judgements', usually bad ones. Those without such hindrances evaluate the situation and determine an objective cost/benefit ratio. Those are the people you find in leadership positions, and they use things like culture and religion to motivate you to do whatever they say while under the illusion of 'freedom'.

Pardon me while I take a drag on this joint, |===============| and evaluate our new wisdom.

judge
transitive verb
1 : to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises
2 : to sit in judgment on : try
3 : to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation
4 : govern, rule â"used of a Hebrew tribal leader
5 : to form an estimate or evaluation of; especially : to form a negative opinion about
6: to hold as an opinion : guess, think <I judge she knew what she was doing>

Yeah, fustakrakich's argument makes about as much sense as cancelling the Vagina Monologues for. . .discriminating against women without vaginas. . .

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Journal: Heh 3

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That there's some funny:

5. A Harvard professor will find evidence proving evidence proves nothing
6. City of San Francisco will be leveled because steep hills made it handicap inaccessible
7. Nobel-winning economists will admit bafflement that deficit keeps growing despite increased government spending

Read all 10 for good belly laughs. 7 totally smacked of Krugman.

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Journal: Nota Bene 13

Journal by smitty_one_each
This is Slashdot, where pleas for reason are the ultimate in sardonic jests.
However, as conversation killers go, attacks on my integrity, and calling me an idolator, are real conversation killers.
If your task is to "win" by squelching the dialogue through false accusations, go right ahead, mike foxtrots.
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Journal: Predictions 17

Journal by smitty_one_each
Seven 2015 Predictions

1. Oil prices remain depressed, taking the world economy to the edge of instability. Russia, Iran, China, Venezuela--fertilizer decorates global air circulators. Baleful Barack brings bronze bollocks; Tsar Putin triumphantly treads titanium testicle territory.

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Journal: WTF, WI? 5

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The state Government Accountability Board's top officials proceeded with a secret probe into coordination between Gov. Scott Walkerâ(TM)s campaign and conservative political groups for months without authorization from the six retired judges who run the board, court records unsealed Friday allege.
The documents filed by a target of the investigation also allege that the board voted to end its involvement in the probe in July but that staff continued to work on it.
The records add ammunition to Republicans in the state Legislature seeking to overhaul or abolish Wisconsinâ(TM)s elections and ethics watchdog agency.

I can't fathom the disquiet about secret investigations.You know darn good and well that those Lefties felt justified when they did it. Isn't that what matters? As long as our moral superiors say it's important, I gotta figure it's important.

Do you suffer painful hallucination? -- Don Juan, cited by Carlos Casteneda

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