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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-04 07:27 AM
Response to Reply #48
67. no, no, no - false corollary
Whenever you deny you did something, that means it never happened.

No, no, no. Pay attention now. We've established this:

Whenever OpSomBlood says that something is so, it is so.
Now, we could deduce a corollary from that:

Whenever OpSomBlood says that something is not so, it is not so.
because something being "not so" is in fact something being "so".

However, we simply cannot deduce from it:

Whenever iverglas says that something is not so, that means it is not so.
That would be like -- and hold onto your hat, here comes an analogy -- saying that we could deduce

The moon is made of green cheese.
from

The sky is blue.
No, I'm sorry to have to tell you that what you have done is to make an entirely new claim of your own, one that calls for substantiation.

... oh ... except that we know

Whenever OpSomBlood says that something is so, it is so.
Oops. It seems that what we have here is a situation in which, while

Whenever iverglas says that something is not so, that means it is not so.
has not been proved, it does not require proof -- because OpSomBlood said that it was so.

So oh. Never mind, eh?

Hey, can I get you to say "iverglas has ten million dollars in the bank"??


My bad. You're not a Canadian who tries to tell Americans what their laws should be.

Tell me: when your teachers explained to you how tools were made in the Iron Age, were they telling you how USAmericans should make tools in the 20th century? When they explained to you how slavery worked in the US in the 19th century, were they telling you that the US should re-adopt the slavery system?

(I would have offered an analogy involving your teachers explaining to you how, oh, governments are elected in other countries, or anything else about the contemporary world outside the US -- to stave off any moronic claims that I was comparing Canadian laws to Iron Age tools or 19th century slavery -- but I doubt that your teachers did explain such things to you, so I would just have been confusing you, and there's no need to do that.)

And you definitely never post text from Canadian laws in order to reinforce your points.

Now here it might look like we have a problem, because it looks like OpSomBlood is saying something that is directly contradicted by the evidence. And since what he says is always so, we'd have a conundrum if that were the case. So is he?

Whew, nope. I do post text from Canadian laws to reinforce my points. The problem that might arise is that I am not making the point that USAmericans should enact the laws I advocate that they enact, but OpSomBlood didn't exactly say that this is the point I am making when I post text from Canadian laws, so it seems that the universe is unfolding as it should.

The way we know that I don't post text from Canadian laws to reinforce the point that USAmericans should enact the laws I advocate is that I have never advocated that they enact any particular laws, except when a US law (or lack thereof) has been demonstrated to have a direct serious negative effect on Canada. And no USAmerican would ever think of advocating such a thing if a non-US law were having a direct serious negative effecton the US. Nooooo.


If I annoy you so very much, then kindly ignore my posts.

Another statement I have a hard time finding meaning in. Unless *I* annoy *you*, why would you even bother offering suggestions about what *I* do?? And if I annoy you, why don't you ignore my posts?? I don't give a crap, I just wonder (for a nanosecond) why you'd waste your time typing something as pointless as that ...

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