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  #2550834 27-Aug-2020 18:28
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Rikkitic:

 

We could take a vote. I'm pretty sure a majority would be happy to wave him on.

 

 

Shutting down people because they don't agree with you? Sounds like a good way to reinforce an echo-chamber. 





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  #2550844 27-Aug-2020 18:34
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To paraphrase Voltaire:

 





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  #2550850 27-Aug-2020 18:41
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Gurezaemon:

 

Shutting down people because they don't agree with you? Sounds like a good way to reinforce an echo-chamber. 

 

 

Read my posts before you comment on them. I am not advocating shutting anyone down, just remarking on the pointlessness of the poster's contributions. This has a very long history.

 

 





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  #2550887 27-Aug-2020 19:05
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Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Link To Trump Is Far More Troubling Than His Sex Scandal

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The current scandal surrounding Jerry Falwell Jr. would be a minor case of religious and sexual hypocrisy if it weren't for the very serious allegation that Trump fixer Michael Cohen helped bury embarrassing photos of Falwell before the faith leader backed the President in the 2016 election.


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  #2550920 27-Aug-2020 19:36
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A bit scary, but your go onto Etsy or Displate, and search for Trump, most of what you get from the artists in pro-Trump.

It's not an offical poll, but it scares the bejesus out of me.

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  #2550921 27-Aug-2020 19:37
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Gurezaemon:

 

Shutting down people because they don't agree with you? Sounds like a good way to reinforce an echo-chamber. 

 

 

Let's be fair - it's pretty transparently not the OP's intent. My issue with Nathan's style of posting (and other repetitive one/few lines posts where the posters just make bland assertions over and over without introducing any evidence) is that it's arrogant and obnoxious in the context of a discussion forum. To have any kind of effective discussion requires people to bring forth evidence and be prepared to answer points of challenge by other posters. Instead, these "blogger" style posters effectively just repeatedly shout their feelings and attitudes towards certain matters. On some levels, I don't deeply care one way or another as I tend to think people who write/post like that are just confirming a paucity of ideas and intelligence. But as someone who's a regular contributor and moderator on another forum, these types of posters start a lot of grief and drive away people who want to engage in more meaningful discussions.

 

 


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  #2550950 27-Aug-2020 20:23
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In lighter news.

Click Orlando: Florida man involved in DUI golf cart crash claims President Trump drove him to drink, deputies say

No injuries reported

A man who crashed his golf cart while driving it drunk through The Villages said he was driven to drink after watching President Donald Trump on TV, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they were called to a single-vehicle golf cart crash the evening of July 30 on Rainey Trail and Buena Vista Boulevard and when they questioned the driver, 82-year-old Cary De Van, he said he hit a wall inside the golf cart tunnel while driving home....


 
 
 
 


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  #2550994 27-Aug-2020 22:15
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Pompeo's dangerous foreign policy messages

 

There are just so many editorial bites from this article in parallel to my above post #2550752 it is almost Déjà vu and yet it was published several hours post my article so I will let you decide.





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  #2551016 27-Aug-2020 22:57
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Is the RNC thingo all done now, or has it got more nights to go?


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  #2551019 27-Aug-2020 23:04
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dejadeadnz:

 

Gurezaemon:

 

Shutting down people because they don't agree with you? Sounds like a good way to reinforce an echo-chamber. 

 

 

Let's be fair - it's pretty transparently not the OP's intent. My issue with Nathan's style of posting (and other repetitive one/few lines posts where the posters just make bland assertions over and over without introducing any evidence) is that it's arrogant and obnoxious in the context of a discussion forum. To have any kind of effective discussion requires people to bring forth evidence and be prepared to answer points of challenge by other posters. Instead, these "blogger" style posters effectively just repeatedly shout their feelings and attitudes towards certain matters. On some levels, I don't deeply care one way or another as I tend to think people who write/post like that are just confirming a paucity of ideas and intelligence. But as someone who's a regular contributor and moderator on another forum, these types of posters start a lot of grief and drive away people who want to engage in more meaningful discussions.

 

 

Valid point. The constant bumper-sticker length pronouncements are pretty trite, but like it or not, they are representative of what Trump supporters think, and while maybe obnoxious, they are mainstream.
Shutting yourself off from points of view that don't match your own is a quick road to extremism. I try to spend a few minutes every day checking out Fox, OAN, etc., just to keep aware of what is being said in that universe. It can be painful at times.
The problem with what a lot of Nathan says, whether it be trolling or not, is that these talking points actually hold a lot of currency with a good chunk of the people that matter - i.e. the American electorate.
Ignoring ideas that you don't like means that you're not able to address those ideas in a civilized, constructive way, and can only shout bumper-sticker length slogans back. That doesn't benefit anyone.





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  #2551035 28-Aug-2020 00:04
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quickymart:

Is the RNC thingo all done now, or has it got more nights to go?

 

 

Just about finished, here's video of the closing speaker:

 

 

 

 

They really seem to be into people shouting into microphones.

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  #2551036 28-Aug-2020 00:09
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Gurezaemon: I try to spend a few minutes every day checking out Fox, OAN, etc., just to keep aware of what is being said in that universe. It can be painful at times.

 

 

Try doing it via Trevor Noah, via his Daily Show Channel, you get the necessary clipping service from the far-right media followed by Noah methodically pulling them to pieces, it's much more palatable than going direct to the source.

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  #2551040 28-Aug-2020 04:54
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neb:

 

They really seem to be into people shouting into microphones.

 

who knew they wanted to hear from the Presidents sons girlfriend anyway?

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2551062 28-Aug-2020 07:38
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This thread, what can I say. What is apparent is some of the anti Trump folk here display the same tribalism the say the pro Trump gang participate in. The suggestions that a member who has displayed neither pro or anti Trump sentiments should go elsewhere because he does not adhere to the anti Trump tribalism displays an irony of like thinking.

 

Some need to do some reflection but I doubt that will occur. Enjoy your blogs folks I wont be posting here again.


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  #2551065 28-Aug-2020 07:52
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Personally, I can't get my head around a reasonable person still supporting Donald Trump (specifically) or the political machine that is supporting him. I can understand having a conservative political point of view even if I don't necessarily agree with all of it, or all of the time. In like manner, I think Judith Collins & Gerry Brownlee are currently pushing as hard as they can to be NZ's Trump and I would not vote for them in a million years ... but there are/were some very talented National MPs who I absolutely would.

 

I'm perfectly happy for opposing views here.





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