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#73 google larry davis

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

The idea is alluring for yet one more reason and this is most likely the most important reason of all: If you can place yourself between Barack Obama and John McCain as the more rational, emotionally stable, and more likely to be correct person, then,you're smarter than the president. And if you can pull this all off with a mere cognitive shortcut - without even having to put one neuron to work on actually grasping the particulars of the debate, then so much the better.

Partisans in a debate can be seen as fans of a team: facts matter, but how they are interpreted is highly influenced by the colors of one's jersey. Even when a team changes members, or the methods for obtaining victory, the fans still root. To an outsider, it appears hypocritical - what one cheers for today, is criticized tomorrow, when utilized by one's opponents. But the holders of the Golden Mean fallacy are in no different than the partisans... their desire to 'stand above the fray' be 'more mature, more rational, more even handed, etc." is simply membership on another 'team'. It still grants the same emotional satisfactions granted to the partisans.

To be above the fray is to take no notice of it, not to instead rely upon it as one's means for attaining a sense of superiority.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

lol I remember my free thinking moderate phase in highschool and this describes it absolutely perfectly

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

We go from guns to 50 shades of grey? Only in the tinderbox. Lol

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Maybe Zod should require all felons and sexual predators identify themselves in the event minors are getting on this forum. Flag all felons and sex offendors with a big glaring symbol for all to see

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

"assault rifles" aka sporting rifles, for the less brain dead will be only the first step. "well what about those evil shotguns, you know they shoot 9 projectiles with one pull of the trigger, some are even semi automatic". They will be next followed by handguns.

I bet the jews wish they didn't give into hitlers gun contol...

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Like not having a culture of guns

ha ha

More like a culture that has fewer ghettos, is only a generation or two removed from monarchies, tends to be less independent minded than many americans, and up until the last 70 years, had to deal with many of its nations under the sway of a succession of dictators.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

"assault rifles" aka sporting rifles, for the less brain dead will be only the first step. "well what about those evil shotguns, you know they shoot 9 projectiles with one pull of the trigger, some are even semi automatic". They will be next followed by handguns.


slippery slope, really? come on. let me guess, the government seized your handguns and shotguns in 1994 and you just got them back in 2004, right?


I bet the jews wish they didn't give into hitlers gun contol...


So what minority group is banned from firearms in this country that you are so concerned could be about to face a genocide?

Hitler relaxed gun control legislation upon taking power for pretty much everyone BUT the Jews. The Jews didn't exactly GIVE Hitler anything... the Nazis disarmed them completely, and I'm pretty sure they didn't just take their guns.