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It does not matter where in the political spectrum one adheres. The same rules of right and wrong, good and evil applies to everyone. Our greatest danger of extinction comes from those that think the rules do not apply to them. www.timws.com

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One question they will always dance around and not answer is:

"Is it true?" Facts will have no bearing when they hear something not to their beliefs. It is the source that will be questioned, not the facts. Or if the source can't be easily discredited, the messenger will be gone after, as if discrediting the messenger would cause the problem to no longer exist in reality.
Who are they? Those that dance and distract, derailing the thread, without addressing the point. Is it true? Is it factual? Never mind, it is more important they hear their own echo.
To quiet dissent among the hoi polloi, to intimidate those who dare to present uncomfortable truths, facts, not of their liking.

The Alert/Jury system has given them the power to silence those that have the audacity of not echoing their echo. Thereby making DU suck a bit more each time they succeed.

Examples of words not to use because "tard" suffix

bastard
mustard
bustard
costard
custard
dastard
dotard
leotard
petard
retard
unitard

All of these words can be used in a derisive way to disparage someone, somewhere, somehow. Must we ban their use on DU?

However words such as 'idiot', stupid',
moron
nincompoop
nitwit
dimwit
simpleton
dullard
jackass
ninny
tomfool
twit
dope
goose
donkey
bonehead (informal)
ding-a-ling (informal)
dingbat (slang)
clod
boob (informal)
dummy
clodhopper
jerk (slang)
nit (British)
schmo
turkey
loon
mooncalf

2. (n.) A mentally deficient person:
half-wit
cretin
feeble-minded person
moron (moran?)
mental defective
dullard
imbecile
mentally retarded person
simpleton

moron
nincompoop
nitwit
dimwit
simpleton
dullard
jackass
ninny
tomfool
twit
dope
goose
donkey
bonehead (informal)
ding-a-ling (informal)
dingbat (slang)
clod
boob (informal)
dummy
clodhopper
jerk (slang)
nit (British)
schmo
turkey
loon
mooncalf

2. (n.) A mentally deficient person:
half-wit
cretin
feeble-minded person
moron
mental defective
dullard
imbecile
mentally retarded person
simpleton

are for the most part A-OK for use? Anyone else see a problem here?
Banning words is hurtful and an insult to educated people everywhere.
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