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sdw
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 8:12pm
Subject: Re: Ground Rules for Political Discussions
 

expobar Said:

Debate team.  You're talking to two second alternates to nationals out our respective events.  

You've got an angry ethos, horrible logos, no pathos, and absolutely zero bathos.

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Look, I think it's cute. I am happy for you, doing well in high school debate
club. That still doesn't mean you have any information to add here. You love
throwing your answers from Forensics pop quizzes, but there's a dearth of
information.

You're still teenagers, though, and I'm sorry that makes you mad. It is
relevant, since you don't seem to know much about this topic. I'm twice
your age, and that doesn't automatically mean anything, except that in
this case, I've been acquiring information on politics for about as long
as you've been alive. That is relevant.

Now, again, it's cute that you're on your team and doing well at nationals
and you know some big words from ancient Greece. But as of yet, you haven't
taught me anything other than you don't like my style. I'm not in your debate
club, kids. You are very much in touch with that world, and it's cool and all.
What you fail to do, though, is show me that you know jack shit about the
topics being discussed. Since that is lacking, you and your friend have decided
to tag team me. It's kind of cute, and I hope you bond over it! ;-)
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 8:17pm
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pinkfalcon Said:

What you are eluding to is different.  Knowledge is gained through various means, however, you are trying to tell me that my age effects my knowledge.  Very minimially is this true.  My experiences my be fewer and different than yours, but my age has not hindred my ability to obtain knowledge.  I do not even begin claim to know more than you, but do not ever underestimate my knowledge.

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"elluding...effects...minimially...hindred"

Alluding, affects, minimally, hindered are the correct spellings.

Anyway, I'm sure you're very successful, but again, you have yet to
tell me anything other than you don't like me, and to show off with
your old Greek words that we all learned in high school. If you have
some information to share, do so. Till then, well, I don't have much
to say. You don't appear to have the wherewithal to bring some
facts to the table on the given discussion, so you and your boy
are doing your little tag team. Again, I do think it's cute, but rather
limited in its effect.
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 8:28pm
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Debate team.

And we don't know much about the topic of decorum?  Please explain.
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 8:32pm
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SDW-Honestly, I don't dislike you.  I disagree with you, but are interesting.  Nontheless, unless you want to continue this privately, drop it.
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 8:33pm
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Debate team.

What you have yet to do is engage in a debate with me. All you and
your girl have done is tell me that you don't like me and take issue
with the reality that your age is relevant.

It's all good, though. I think it's cute that in your young minds, being
on a debate team gives you license to pontificate against those whose
style you dislike, but whose information outweighs yours.
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 9:29pm
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(mod note: This topic has been locked down.)

 
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Posted Sun May 8, 2005, 10:04pm
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Further mod note from Mark.

Doug, even though I agree with many of your arguments and discussions on CG (not in this thread, but in some of the political debates), I'm going to ask you once to tune down the personal stuff. I do not want to see any more comments based on age, or condescending talk; both the under-twenty participants in this thread show a helluva lot more reason and calm discourse than other posts in the thread, and that's saying something. I'm going to treat condescending talk the same as any other personal attack, if I see it from now on.

I've reviewed the thread a few times, and there's too many times where the lines were crossed from attacking the idea to attacking the poster. In personal discussions, this simply isn't allowed. Why don't we all go over to the Versalab thread and bitch at them some more instead ;)

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