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Recent content by David G

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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Saaayyyy... aren't you the fella that accused me of dishonest debate, thru the use of a No True Scotsman fallacy? And when I challenged that assertion you responded with a link that defines that fallacy... but did not support your allegation? And so I asked you again (see my #60) to support...
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Nothing I've seen... but I haven't dug into it, either. Of course, one of the aims of such actions is invisibility. The next choice is plausible deniability. So... odds are... we'd never know. Keeps those conspiracy theorists busy. And keeps the citizenry blissfully ignorant.
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    Will Overtime Win Lead to Worker Loss[W:508:549]

    Re: Will Overtime Win Lead to Worker Loss After reading the whole thread, I have to say that the Sturm und Drang from the right is all too familiar to take seriously --
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    There's truth in there. It's badly stated, but some truth abides. We have yet to see a case where a government could successfully 'run' an economy. Central Planning has been a failure everywhere I can think of that it's been tried. OTOH... government has an absolutely crucial role in running...
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Once again I find myself suggesting some reading. The book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" is a quite good intro to the topic of how developed countries, esp. the U.S. have 're-colonialized' developing countries.
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    West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo[W:301]

    Re: West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo Guilty as charged. I should have added a smiley.
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Lovely. Let's use your citation -- No true Scotsman is an informal fallacy, an ad hoc attempt to retain an unreasoned assertion.[1] When faced with a counterexample to a universal claim ("no Scotsman would do such a thing"), rather than denying the counterexample or rejecting the original...
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    West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo[W:301]

    Re: West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo Yes... so you have suggested. And I take you at your word. I simply note the discrepancy between your own experience/perception and that of another squid, whom I trust. If you'd like to explore the possible explanations for the...
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Responses interleaved --
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    West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo[W:301]

    Re: West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo When he first joined the Navy - my eldest served as an OS on DDG-82, based in Tokyo. I enjoyed listening to the stories of his first boat. All I can say is - his experience with racism from young officers was vastly different than yours...
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    West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo[W:301]

    Re: West Point won’t punish cadets in raised-fist photo Impressive. Do you do yoga as a warmup??
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    Will Overtime Win Lead to Worker Loss[W:508:549]

    Re: Will Overtime Win Lead to Worker Loss Kudos on your willingness to hear new information, and consider other viewpoints.
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    Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records[W:34]

    Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records So... when I said that knowing who was paying him (if anyone) it'd: '... help us evaluate the likely veracity of his work' You equated that with: '... determine' Do you honestly not see the difference between saying...
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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    What a lovely summary! Now... would you like to make a side-by-side comparison with the recent policies of Venezuela to support your allegations? Nothing more on the No True Scotsman charge, eh? Well... your failure to correctly apply the term tells me something. Your unwillingness to address...
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    Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records[W:34]

    Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records Unsettled? Yup. That's what a said in #12 (quoted above). And - as I also said - it'd help us evaluate the likely veracity of his work if we knew where the funding came from. And, hey.... you're passing up a hulluva...
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