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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-04 01:18 AM
Response to Reply #62
63. regurgitate--that's a figure of speech
Like when you repeat the phrases and arguments somebody else has presented, and there's no sign you gave any thought to them or even to repeating them. Like it was involuntary, you know.

I take as a sign that you were regurgitating Mr. Pilger's article the fact that you repeated his list of so-called questions--really, it's quite a ridiculuous assortment of charges to level at Senator Kerry, so ridiculuous I can't imagine any other explanation for your posting it than that you read Mr. Pilger's ignorant bullshit and repeated it without thinking or looking into it on your own, i.e., you regurgitated it.

Now, I do happen to have opinions on, for instance, landmines. Happy to share those, and to discuss the topic with people who seriously care about it. But if you were sincere about it, you wouldn't be here saying all this crap about what is it PPI and all that irrelevant crap, because there are real present day issues having to do with landmines, sides that have been taken, actions that need to be taken, and so forth.

I mention google for the sake of others who are reading this and aren't keeping up with the icbl or the vvaf campaign or the friends or others, well, then, they can google and learn for themselves. And it ought to be too obvious to mention, I'll admit, but it's the kind of confusion one might expect when one repeats bullshit propaganda and doesn't bother doing even the most rudimentary googling.

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  -What will President Kerry's foreign policy look like? 0rganism  Mar-06-04 05:13 PM   #0 
  - Well, if CNN is to be trusted, he has called  cornermouse   Mar-06-04 05:21 PM   #1 
  - They all sound pretty good.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 05:29 PM   #2 
  - Would John Kerry embrace any of them?  0rganism   Mar-06-04 05:32 PM   #4 
  - Sending 40,000 more people to die in Iraq sounds good?  Duck90MPH   Mar-06-04 06:01 PM   #20 
     - It's a false charge  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:03 PM   #22 
        - Oh ok I wondered when I read that earlier.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:10 PM   #25 
           - This is from his website  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:14 PM   #27 
           - Kerry wants to  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:17 PM   #28 
              - Right, until the reservists come home.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:21 PM   #29 
                 - I see the difference now.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:23 PM   #30 
                 - But then again.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:25 PM   #33 
                 - You either are deliberately distorting, or you've misunderstood.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:26 PM   #34 
                    - It was a misunderstanding as I posted afterwards.  TinaTyson   Mar-06-04 06:31 PM   #37 
  - This was an early speech of Kerry's. "...We do not seek an empire..."  blm   Mar-06-04 05:31 PM   #3 
  - That's probably the best overall look at his foreign policy. There's also  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:36 PM   #5 
  - Interesting material, thanks!  0rganism   Mar-06-04 05:37 PM   #6 
     - I'm not here to put words into Kerry's mouth.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:39 PM   #8 
     - I only asked questions  0rganism   Mar-06-04 05:41 PM   #9 
        - Actually you 'assumed' Kerry agreed with the position you posted  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:46 PM   #13 
           - So you "assume" that I don't like something  0rganism   Mar-06-04 05:54 PM   #15 
              - The crux of the matter is, you posted a PPI position paper and implied  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:58 PM   #18 
                 - Now I see the source of our misunderstanding  0rganism   Mar-06-04 06:24 PM   #31 
                 - It's not a misunderstanding - it's a misleading characterization  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:30 PM   #36 
                    - "PPI is not relevant to a discussion of Kerry's foreign policy"  0rganism   Mar-06-04 06:47 PM   #42 
                       - If you want to show in what way it is relevant, make your case.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 07:14 PM   #45 
                          - If you need to see why it's relevant, look at this thread  0rganism   Mar-06-04 11:00 PM   #57 
                             - I'm asking you politely and respectfully to present your argument.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 11:26 PM   #59 
                                - Have a look at the words they use  0rganism   Mar-07-04 01:39 AM   #64 
                                   - So they use some of the same words in different contexts?  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-07-04 11:42 AM   #72 
                 - A bold progressive internationalism  WitchWay   Mar-07-04 01:53 AM   #65 
     - Access to a freer, fairer, healthier world environmentally & economically  blm   Mar-06-04 05:42 PM   #10 
     - n/t  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:44 PM   #11 
     - Thanks. That's what I'm trying to find out.  0rganism   Mar-06-04 06:04 PM   #23 
     - Well stated....in only 24 words, too.  Old and In the Way   Mar-06-04 06:44 PM   #41 
     - I can describe it in 9 words  AntiCoup2k   Mar-06-04 06:55 PM   #43 
        - So you want everyone to KNOW you didn't read the actual speech?  blm   Mar-06-04 07:01 PM   #44 
           - I read the goddamn speech  AntiCoup2k   Mar-07-04 12:07 PM   #73 
  - Let's assume you agree with that worldview, and judge you accordingly.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:38 PM   #7 
  - Surely, if I were running for president, I'd hope you'd want to know  0rganism   Mar-06-04 05:45 PM   #12 
     - Let's assume you agree with it.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 05:52 PM   #14 
        - So let's assume you go with what Kerry has on his site  0rganism   Mar-06-04 06:03 PM   #21 
           - Yes I would expect that  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:06 PM   #24 
  - I don't know what Kerry's foreign policy is going to "look like," but...  IndianaGreen   Mar-06-04 05:55 PM   #16 
  - The PPI documents are much better written than PNAC, and say things in  DuctapeFatwa   Mar-06-04 06:13 PM   #26 
     - Just bash both organizations & support the candidate you believe in.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:25 PM   #32 
     - DF wants everyone to believe Kerry and Bush are the same.  blm   Mar-06-04 06:44 PM   #40 
        - see post 17 here, post 85 in link below  DuctapeFatwa   Mar-06-04 07:15 PM   #46 
           - That doesn't tell us what you are advocating. We know you hate Kerry.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 07:28 PM   #51 
     - COINTELPRO?  blm   Mar-06-04 06:41 PM   #38 
        - Awww, I was hoping you would accuse me of being Al Qaeda  DuctapeFatwa   Mar-06-04 07:17 PM   #47 
           - What are you advocating? What are you in favor of?  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 07:24 PM   #49 
           - Well, Al Qaeda are rightists and your style is that of a leftist  blm   Mar-06-04 07:28 PM   #50 
              - For the tenth time, if by "left" you mean the small minority of voters  DuctapeFatwa   Mar-06-04 07:40 PM   #52 
                 - HAHAHA...such technique. Too bad. Bush will lose and the status quo  blm   Mar-06-04 07:55 PM   #53 
                    - There are some very important differences between bush and Kerry  DuctapeFatwa   Mar-06-04 08:10 PM   #54 
                       - Why won't you tell us what you are in favor of?  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 09:23 PM   #55 
  - A friendlier, gentler, more lovable militarism  RichM   Mar-06-04 05:57 PM   #17 
  - You've got Kerry mixed up with some cartoon character.  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 06:00 PM   #19 
  - This is a satire of the socialists who publish the Newstatesman, right?  gottaB   Mar-06-04 06:28 PM   #35 
     - Not exactly. I did read their article, and it got me thinking  0rganism   Mar-06-04 06:42 PM   #39 
        - So you do or don't already know what Kerry's positions are?  gottaB   Mar-06-04 07:17 PM   #48 
           - Not as well as you do, obviously  0rganism   Mar-06-04 10:48 PM   #56 
              - Why would Kerry supporters speculate he is going to do something other  Feanorcurufinwe   Mar-06-04 11:15 PM   #58 
              - Because they know he's a politician? Because some things are implicit?  0rganism   Mar-07-04 12:24 AM   #60 
              - I don't have any special knowledge--just the bullshit detector  gottaB   Mar-07-04 12:26 AM   #61 
                 - but you are special! really!  0rganism   Mar-07-04 12:38 AM   #62 
                    - regurgitate--that's a figure of speech  gottaB   Mar-07-04 01:18 AM   #63 
                       - Is "question" also a figure of speech to you?  0rganism   Mar-07-04 02:01 AM   #66 
                       - there are such things as rhetorical questions....  gottaB   Mar-07-04 02:38 AM   #68 
                       - About rudimentary googling  WitchWay   Mar-07-04 02:02 AM   #67 
                          - you forgot to mention skull and bones  gottaB   Mar-07-04 02:47 AM   #69 
                             - So you think Rand Beers is a "conspiracy"?  WitchWay   Mar-07-04 03:00 AM   #70 
                                - Rand Beers turned on BushInc., refusing to continue doing it their way.  blm   Mar-07-04 10:57 AM   #71 
 

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