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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 02:20 PM
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4. Are you disingenuous on purpose or is it an accident?
In your statement of being "an agnostic on the thing." you also state....

"It is an ingenious rip-off"

"The purpose of the plan is to fund a trillion dollar give-away to the banks"

"it is a grand robbery"

"a big accounting scam "

"the plan has been presented dishonestly"

"it is a grab-ass end-run around"

Your entire post is simply your opinions wrapped in a cloak of absolute statements stated as facts without any solid evidence whatsoever, which contradicts your disclaimer.

Agnostic: noun
1. a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience.

2. a person who denies or doubts the possibility of ultimate knowledge in some area of study.

adjective 3. of or pertaining to agnostics or agnosticism.
4. asserting the uncertainty of all claims to knowledge.


< Gk gnōst(os), var. of gnōtos not known, incapable of being known (a- a- 6 + gnōts known, adj. deriv. from base of gignskein to know) + -ic, after gnostic; said to have been coined by T.H. Huxley in 1869
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  -You are wrong about the Geithner plan. (You are also right about it) Kurt_and_Hunter  Apr-08-09 02:09 PM   #0 
  - "Both! It is an ingenious rip-off that may play a role in solving a problem."  ProSense   Apr-08-09 02:10 PM   #1 
  - Sadly that's about the truest statement I think I've heard.  Political Heretic   Apr-08-09 02:22 PM   #5 
     - Maybe your anger is misplaced  ProSense   Apr-08-09 02:27 PM   #6 
        - Which is why, in my opinion, the plan sucks.  Political Heretic   Apr-08-09 02:45 PM   #8 
           - The plan was never intended to do that.  ProSense   Apr-08-09 02:49 PM   #9 
              - They most certainly are related, and its not impossible at all, in fact its essnetial.  Political Heretic   Apr-08-09 02:56 PM   #10 
                 - They are not related in terms of  ProSense   Apr-08-09 03:01 PM   #11 
                    - I understand what you're saying. But let me start over and see if this make sense:  Political Heretic   Apr-08-09 03:29 PM   #14 
  - I don't understand how subsidizing risk with taxpayer $$$ will result in less risky behavior  Romulox   Apr-08-09 02:13 PM   #2 
  - The risk is a red herring  Kurt_and_Hunter   Apr-08-09 02:16 PM   #3 
  - Are you disingenuous on purpose or is it an accident?  FrenchieCat   Apr-08-09 02:20 PM   #4 
  - while agreeing with your basic take I don't understand why  grantcart   Apr-08-09 02:29 PM   #7 
  - I don't think the investors matter at all.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Apr-08-09 03:06 PM   #13 
  - I despise the Geithner rip-off. It gives away trillions and it won't solve our problems. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-08-09 03:03 PM   #12 

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