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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Girls: Ever had a Guy that CRIED AFTER SEX?
« on: September 09, 2005, 12:13:21 PM »


What about mahhhhh-ing?

Don't forget the velcro gloves...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: how sins of bush 0 supposedly hushed up
« on: September 08, 2005, 07:29:38 PM »
of course one must be careful when dealing with anonymous sources.  but my point was that there are very legitimate reasons (e.g. job security) for a source to request anonymity.  while noble, i think it's preposterous to expect someone to have to sacrifice his livelihood in order to come forward with the truth.

I agree with you in general. If the person is a true whistle blower and is attempting to bring the truth to light, I can understand their unwillingness to expose themselves professionally.  However, I think that this is rarely the case.  I believe that most of the "anonymous sources" are political hacks trying to spin their side of the story, with the hope that the attitude in the general public swings their way.  I think that both sides are guilty of this, from Clinton to Bush, and it leaves the American citizen with the responsibility to critically think about the information he/she accepts as the truth.  Rather than parrot the party line, I think we all would be better served if everyone started thinking for themselves and be a little more suspicious of what we see, read, and hear.

But again, just my 2 cents.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: how sins of bush 0 supposedly hushed up
« on: September 08, 2005, 03:41:40 PM »
what about deep throat?  Can anyone argue his info wasn't accurate and real?

that's my point.  i don't think it's reasonable to summarily dismiss information just because it comes from anonymous sources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/15/AR2005051500605.html

...because we all know how well it worked for Newsweek...

read what they actually wrote, forrest.

I listed the article to show the problems that can come from relying on sources....unless of course you think Newsweek didn't have any problems as a result of that situation...

you setting up straw man.  that simply not issue under discussion.

try again.

Seems like there was several discussing the use of anonymous sources, with In Vino stating that he thought it was reasonable to accept some without question.  I was just pointing out what happens sometimes when one is willing to do just that. 

there's a difference between not summarily dismissing anonymous sources and accepting them without question.

My only point in the whole matter was that you had to be careful when dealing with any anonymous sources...that was all.  I just tend to question people that don't have the balls to attach their name to a piece of work, or a piece of information.  Makes me question their motivation behind it.  But, hey, do and think what ever you want.  After all, just ask Dan Rather about wanting to believe something so much that you fail to look at it objectively.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: how sins of bush 0 supposedly hushed up
« on: September 08, 2005, 03:09:58 PM »
what about deep throat?  Can anyone argue his info wasn't accurate and real?

that's my point.  i don't think it's reasonable to summarily dismiss information just because it comes from anonymous sources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/15/AR2005051500605.html

...because we all know how well it worked for Newsweek...

read what they actually wrote, forrest.

I listed the article to show the problems that can come from relying on sources....unless of course you think Newsweek didn't have any problems as a result of that situation...

you setting up straw man.  that simply not issue under discussion.

try again.

Seems like there was several discussing the use of anonymous sources, with In Vino stating that he thought it was reasonable to accept some without question.  I was just pointing out what happens sometimes when one is willing to do just that. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: how sins of bush 0 supposedly hushed up
« on: September 08, 2005, 12:44:07 PM »
what about deep throat?  Can anyone argue his info wasn't accurate and real?

that's my point.  i don't think it's reasonable to summarily dismiss information just because it comes from anonymous sources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/15/AR2005051500605.html

...because we all know how well it worked for Newsweek...

read what they actually wrote, forrest.

I listed the article to show the problems that can come from relying on sources....unless of course you think Newsweek didn't have any problems as a result of that situation...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Timeline of Incompetance
« on: September 08, 2005, 12:13:33 PM »
federal authority can be evil depending on who's running the show and which perspective you come from, but history attests to the fact that it's necessary (see civil rights struggle).

wasn't hurricane andrew also quite devastating?  and wasn't the federal response to that disaster quite acceptable?

Actually, many people in Florida thought Bush Sr. was too slow in response and didn't care about Andrew.  You would think that his son would learn from that mistake.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: how sins of bush 0 supposedly hushed up
« on: September 08, 2005, 11:53:10 AM »
what about deep throat?  Can anyone argue his info wasn't accurate and real?

that's my point.  i don't think it's reasonable to summarily dismiss information just because it comes from anonymous sources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/15/AR2005051500605.html

...because we all know how well it worked for Newsweek...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rehnquist was a thug! - Alan Dershowitz
« on: September 05, 2005, 08:09:31 PM »
That's when it came about. Thanks for the refresher, Dante.

Not a prob....BTW, how the culupas up north?

1. There are no Mexicans here.

2. Ergo, there is no Mexican food.

3. I can't even buy a decent package of tortillas.

I'm gonna have to make my own...


Don't forget the Bob's....It goes good when studying your ass off as a 1L

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rehnquist was a thug! - Alan Dershowitz
« on: September 05, 2005, 08:07:36 PM »
That's when it came about. Thanks for the refresher, Dante.

Not a prob....BTW, how the culupas up north?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Rehnquist was a thug! - Alan Dershowitz
« on: September 05, 2005, 08:05:10 PM »
well, he should be booted from office if he is in the KKK.  no debate there.

but WR was much more powerful and a bigot all the same.

I'll bet you weren't saying that when that controversy came about...in fact, sounds like you haven't even heard of it.
No i havent heard of it, but that doesnt change my opinion about it.  WHen did it come out?


He has only been in washington since, say 1953.  Not long at all.

point?

Point being some people have a great ability to overlook things in their party while yelling about others....thinking Trent Lott's comment about Strom Thurmond (http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/12/09/lott.comment/) when they won't do anything about their own.

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