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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-21-10 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. What if it doesn't conform to your "take?"
I suppose I should just remind you how very important the context is when you challenge its "usefulness" or "relevance."
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  - Stories like this make me wish there was a hell..  hlthe2b   Aug-20-10 02:05 PM   #1 
  - There is  Dorian Gray   Aug-20-10 07:17 PM   #11 
  - It's all sick  EC   Aug-20-10 02:05 PM   #2 
  - It doesn't matter if you're Xian, Muslim, Hindu, or animist  Cirque du So-What   Aug-20-10 02:10 PM   #3 
  - Yes, actually, it does.  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-23-10 02:58 PM   #41 
  - Sick people...  CoffeeCat   Aug-20-10 02:21 PM   #4 
  - Healthy people are motivated by religion  Twillig   Aug-24-10 10:55 PM   #47 
  - It reminds me much of the anthropological  burnsei sensei   Aug-20-10 02:45 PM   #5 
  - Oh fucking hell  phantom power   Aug-20-10 03:42 PM   #6 
  - Well, don't forget  skepticscott   Aug-20-10 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Well, of course not. And we must respect all beliefs...  onager   Aug-20-10 05:28 PM   #8 
     - Whilst I agree with the body of your post (and think it an excellent quote) ...  Nihil   Aug-24-10 09:06 AM   #45 
  - "The parents had stuffed a piece of cloth in the mouth of the little girl so that her cries could  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 06:16 PM   #9 
  - Let's note several other oddities: "Kanni" simply means "unmarried girl" and "mantra" is a  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 07:15 PM   #10 
     - Jebus Fucking Koresh  trotsky   Aug-20-10 08:07 PM   #12 
        - I'm fascinated by media issues. This part of India was traditionally an important Sufi region, and  struggle4progress   Aug-20-10 08:38 PM   #13 
        - +1  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 12:14 AM   #15 
           - "Facts first, analysis second." Stories like are often quite unreliable, and they serve  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 12:44 AM   #17 
              - Clearly you're well practiced.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 01:35 AM   #21 
                 - Well, I think you're calling me out on a now-archived three-year-old thread, but  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 02:00 AM   #22 
                    - Your response there was quite the boast.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 05:50 PM   #26 
                       - Do let us know if you find any more information on this "five-year-old .. allegedly murdered" story  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 06:50 PM   #27 
                          - What if it doesn't conform to your "take?"  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 08:10 PM   #30 
                             - "Facts first, analysis second"  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 08:12 PM   #31 
                                - Keep that in mind when you post.  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 08:17 PM   #32 
                                   - I suppose I really should thank you for all of the insights you have brought to this thread:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 09:08 PM   #33 
                                      - You're welcome. n/t  laconicsax   Aug-21-10 09:25 PM   #34 
  - Good God!  Odin2005   Aug-20-10 10:55 PM   #14 
  - Infanticide is a regular though uncommon event: records of infanticides  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 12:18 AM   #16 
  - In short, your contribution to this thread  darkstar3   Aug-21-10 12:56 AM   #18 
     - My view is that the media very often carry sensational and unreliable stories:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 01:32 AM   #20 
  - Hmm. It's monsoon season. In the last week, Sidapur in Uttar Pradesh has gotten  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 01:05 AM   #19 
  - Flood alert in many districs (Times of India)  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 11:24 AM   #24 
  - Still can't find any updates on the alleged manhunt, but "Shiv Kumar" seems to be a common name:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 11:21 AM   #23 
  - Hmm. No Shri Krishna, Rama Devi, Shiv Kumar on the Uttar Pradesh "Most Wanted" list  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 07:22 PM   #29 
  - The name of the cited police inspector "Rajveer Singh" is interesting:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 03:15 PM   #25 
  - Hmm. Couldn't find a police station chief named Rajveer Singh on the Uttar Pradesh police website:  struggle4progress   Aug-21-10 07:08 PM   #28 
  - It's now five days after this alleged event, and the conflicting stories  struggle4progress   Aug-22-10 08:22 PM   #35 
  - Really?  darkstar3   Aug-22-10 08:53 PM   #36 
     - Remind me: which religion exactly was purported to be involved in the story in the OP?  struggle4progress   Aug-22-10 10:19 PM   #37 
     - Does it matter?  darkstar3   Aug-22-10 10:28 PM   #38 
        - If the story is potentially important, then the details of the story are potentially important,  struggle4progress   Aug-23-10 12:17 AM   #39 
           - That doesn't remotely qualify as an answer.  darkstar3   Aug-23-10 12:23 AM   #40 
           - And yet you take parts of Bible seriously.  laconicsax   Aug-24-10 06:39 PM   #46 
              - ...crickets...  LAGC   Aug-25-10 02:56 AM   #50 
              - Some do.  laconicsax   Aug-25-10 01:00 PM   #54 
              - ZING  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:14 AM   #52 
     - See post #21  laconicsax   Aug-23-10 10:48 PM   #42 
        - See post #22  struggle4progress   Aug-24-10 02:13 AM   #43 
           - Bwah ha ha  trotsky   Aug-24-10 06:46 AM   #44 
              - Dunno. I somehow got in the habit of reflexively checking news stories  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 12:47 AM   #48 
              - *yawn*  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:13 AM   #51 
              - By the way, one can often track the evolution of such fables, with enough diligence. In this case,  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 01:13 AM   #49 
                 - And yet you don't apply the same critical eye to all stories.  trotsky   Aug-25-10 06:15 AM   #53 
  - What we know so far:  struggle4progress   Aug-25-10 01:21 PM   #55 
  - Sad. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-25-10 03:51 PM   #56 
  - Here is an interesting timeline, showing the recent evolution of the story:  struggle4progress   Aug-26-10 04:22 PM   #57 
 

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