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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-05 06:32 PM
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123. There's a diplomatic or constructive way to say almost anything
Edited on Thu Aug-18-05 06:33 PM by Land Shark
so i don't agree with your "danger in putting the best construction on arguments that aren't correct". One is not proceeding blind when being constructive, and the failure to be that way leads to immediate negative consequences.

YOu could, for example, say "the issue of MoE needs substantially more exploration because ___________ will lead to potential vulnerabilities in presenting the best possible case." You've probably said similar things at some point, but it gets wrapped in the adversarial tone of battle around here and thereby lost.

Given TIA's out there (at some substantial personal cost) fighting for legitimate democracy, I question the tone. You can say almost anything, but laying intellectual landmines that are laborious to address or remove or tossing eggs is out of order.

Though i know you feel you've suffered abuse as well, if the train is heading at full speed in the wrong direction, land mines and brickbats are not the best strategy for a change of course, IMHO. It may however be somewhat more justifiable to clear the way of perceived debris....
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