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An Immediate request of all Sam Harris.org members
Posted: 03 December 2008 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]  
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little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 07:07 PM

I await with baited? breath IS’s explanation (on topic I might add Dennis) of why and how s/he is tolerant, respectful, courteous and civil towards the outrageous treatment of women by religious fundamentalists.

What is the topic of this thread, other than demanding everyone be nice?

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Posted: 03 December 2008 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]  
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The Idiotic Suppression, and thread starter, asks all to be nice on the erroneous assumption that being nice is always the more effective way of getting one’s views across.  So in my desire to show the IS that Salt Creek also has a valid point about shit for brains logic, and dispel the universality of the IS claim, I’ve asked him to explain how a civil discussion would be effective with religious fundamentalists about to commit yet another ‘honour killing’.

Civility, as narrowly defined by IS, sometimes needs a circuit breaker less we go on being eternally nice and get nowhere.

Also needed to demonstrated to the IS that civility does not always mean what he thinks it means - hence the civil war comments.

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Posted: 03 December 2008 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]  
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little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

The Idiotic Suppression, and thread starter, asks all to be nice on the erroneous assumption that being nice is always the more effective way of getting one’s views across.  So in my desire to show the IS that Salt Creek also has a valid point about shit for brains logic, and dispel the universality of the IS claim, I’ve asked him to explain how a civil discussion would be effective with religious fundamentalists about to commit yet another ‘honour killing’.

It wouldn’t be.  But last time I checked, no one in this forum has threatened to commit an ‘honor killing’(Did you mean honor killing?). 

little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

Civility, as narrowly defined by IS, sometimes needs a circuit breaker less we go on being eternally nice and get nowhere.

I’m not requesting everyone be eternally nice.  Simply civil and respectful.

little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

Also needed to demonstrated to the IS that civility does not always mean what he thinks it means - hence the civil war comments.

What are you talking about here?  “Also needed to demonstrated?”

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Posted: 04 December 2008 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]  
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Immediate Suppression - 04 December 2008 04:39 AM
little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

The Idiotic Suppression, and thread starter, asks all to be nice on the erroneous assumption that being nice is always the more effective way of getting one’s views across.  So in my desire to show the IS that Salt Creek also has a valid point about shit for brains logic, and dispel the universality of the IS claim, I’ve asked him to explain how a civil discussion would be effective with religious fundamentalists about to commit yet another ‘honour killing’.

It wouldn’t be.  But last time I checked, no one in this forum has threatened to commit an ‘honor killing’(Did you mean honor killing?).

 

Immediate. In case you haven’t heard, it is us Yanks who changed the proper English spelling of words like ‘honour’ and ‘colour.’ The remainder of the English speaking world just ignores our spelling errors.

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little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

Civility, as narrowly defined by IS, sometimes needs a circuit breaker less we go on being eternally nice and get nowhere.

I’m not requesting everyone be eternally nice.  Simply civil and respectful.

Did civility help the European Jews when the SS came to visit? Would you like me to note some other examples where civility and respect were useless? 

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little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

Also needed to demonstrated to the IS that civility does not always mean what he thinks it means - hence the civil war comments.

What are you talking about here?

Would somebody please pass the ‘Clue Hammer’?

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Posted: 04 December 2008 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]  
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OK, I am a slow learner, IS is a chatbot.

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Posted: 04 December 2008 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]  
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This thread is proof of where civility doesn’t work.  When you combine civility and stupidity you get Immediate Suppression.

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Posted: 04 December 2008 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]  
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LOL

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]  
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Beam - 04 December 2008 12:35 PM
Immediate Suppression - 04 December 2008 04:39 AM
little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

The Idiotic Suppression, and thread starter, asks all to be nice on the erroneous assumption that being nice is always the more effective way of getting one’s views across.  So in my desire to show the IS that Salt Creek also has a valid point about shit for brains logic, and dispel the universality of the IS claim, I’ve asked him to explain how a civil discussion would be effective with religious fundamentalists about to commit yet another ‘honour killing’.

It wouldn’t be.  But last time I checked, no one in this forum has threatened to commit an ‘honor killing’

 

Immediate. In case you haven’t heard, it is us Yanks who changed the proper English spelling of words like ‘honour’ and ‘colour.’ The remainder of the English speaking world just ignores our spelling errors.

Instead of actually defending the irrelevant comparison little baby cheeses made, you instead choose to comment on the spelling issues I addressed, essentially making it obvious you don’t have any real defense of little baby cheeses comments.

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Immediate Suppression - 04 December 2008 04:39 AM
little baby cheeses - 03 December 2008 10:06 PM

Civility, as narrowly defined by IS, sometimes needs a circuit breaker less we go on being eternally nice and get nowhere.

I’m not requesting everyone be eternally nice.  Simply civil and respectful.

Did civility help the European Jews when the SS came to visit? Would you like me to note some other examples where civility and respect were useless?

No, it is not necessary.  The comparison is completely irrelevant.  You, like little baby cheeses, are only making it obvious that you are desperate by relying on such an irrelevant comparison for justifying rude behavior in this forum.

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]  
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Immediate, how are you doing? How is your crusade working out? The leaves are spectacular this year. Lovely weather, don’t ya think? Have a nice day.

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]  
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IS,

I do not give a Rat’s Ass if any post is considered “rude” or not, that’s entirely up to the sender and the perception of any reader.  It is not up to this forum to somehow regulate the style and content of any posts, absent clear threats to physically injure someone, and that is up to the system administrators to handle, as well as any applicable law enforcement agency.

Why are we spending all this time and effort on essentially a stylistic issue?  Have too many of us no better issues of some substance to advance? 

Dennis

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]  
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Beam,

Do you think IS can see Russia from his house?

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]  
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I have learnt more from the few rude people who have challenged my intellectual complacency than all of my immensely civil teachers combined.  I think I’ll commission a new T-shirt to commemorate

Rude and Proud!

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Posted: 04 December 2008 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]  
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T.,

Now that indeed was a low blow!  Did get a giggle from me, nevertheless.

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Posted: 04 December 2008 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]  
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teuchter - 04 December 2008 06:25 PM

Beam,

Do you think IS can see Russia from his house?

Your clarity is amazing! It all makes sense now! Hi Sarah! How’s Wasilla?

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Posted: 04 December 2008 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]  
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Amazing! I typed in Trig Piper Willow into the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator and it spat out Imodium Suppository Palin.  Coincidence? I don’t think so!

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