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Author Topic: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence  (Read 2838 times)

Frank

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #120 on: 12 June, 2019, 10:44:58 am »
Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia.

I've seen a lot of passive aggressive behaviour on the internet, but posting that here represents a new low

I thought we might have a discussion about an interesting topic. That's all.

.. and I genuinely thought you'd posted on the wrong thread. I assumed that link was intended for the YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH* thread and was making what I hoped was a hilarious joke about your (assumed) error.

To be honest, now I know different, I still can't join the dots and follow you through the Looking Glass, but in the spirit of TordelBack's restorative practice, I'll apologise and vow to reflect further on my role in the misunderstanding.

Sorry, Shark.


* I was going to point out that The State has had several chances to let you be taken off its hands by entirely natural causes, but I've lost confidence in my abilities as a Shark whisperer

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #121 on: 12 June, 2019, 11:38:12 am »
Sweet feckin Jesus, would ye ever just turn off your computers and go outside?

"I only said I dun gone outside so they wouldn't give me another jalfrezi enema!"



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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #122 on: 12 June, 2019, 12:33:00 pm »
Your apology is accepted, Frank. I'll have it dry-cleaned and returned to you presently because it's just not necessary.

I have expressed, on this very thread and no doubt very irritatingly, my yearning for a safe space for discussion and debate without the more caustic parts. Wouldn't it be great, the idealist on my shoulder whispered, if we could turn this very thread to that purpose - a place of debate where offence is not given, not taken and not tolerated. And whether this notion can manifest or not remained, buzzing about aimlessly in the weed-riddled garden of my mind.

When I read the article I linked to, I thought it raised some interesting questions and might do as a springboard for a discussion in the way I'd hoped.

I can see where I went wrong, though. Wrong article. Back-fire. Blinks stupidly. WOMP-womp.

The dots hereby joined, I return your apology unused as it's not required and offer you an apology of my own. It's worn a bit thin in places and some of the edges are a bit tatty but it's one of my oldest and best, "sorry for being such a knucklehead" apologies. Good throughout the Commonwealth, that is. Except the UK, obviously - Mrs Windsor and I are at loggerheads for the moment.


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #124 on: 12 June, 2019, 12:53:47 pm »

So? If we look at only one side, how can we understand either?


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #125 on: 12 June, 2019, 01:00:42 pm »
Never accommodate neo-nazis. Never.

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #126 on: 12 June, 2019, 02:01:01 pm »

So? If we look at only one side, how can we understand either?

Because I already know how racism works.

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #127 on: 12 June, 2019, 02:50:27 pm »

This conversation is not progressing in anywhere near the direction I'd hoped for.


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #128 on: 12 June, 2019, 03:35:31 pm »

So? If we look at only one side, how can we understand either?

Because I already know how racism works.

Also, lie down with dogs...
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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #129 on: 12 June, 2019, 04:18:55 pm »

Does this mean that knowledge can only come from pure sources? And who decides what is a pure source and which are impure?


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #130 on: 12 June, 2019, 04:26:51 pm »
Does this mean that knowledge can only come from pure sources? And who decides what is a pure source and which are impure?

This might prove a more productive strategy, mate:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/18/death-on-demand-has-euthanasia-gone-too-far-netherlands-assisted-dying



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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #131 on: 12 June, 2019, 04:30:50 pm »

This conversation is not progressing in anywhere near the direction I'd hoped for.

I know that feeling. ;-)
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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #132 on: 12 June, 2019, 04:37:44 pm »

This conversation is not progressing in anywhere near the direction I'd hoped for.

I know that feeling. ;-)

 :lol:

Best post of the whole thread (but then the bar was not set very high tbh)

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #133 on: 12 June, 2019, 05:02:05 pm »

Does this mean that knowledge can only come from pure sources? And who decides what is a pure source and which are impure?

Preferably one that doesn't push Anti-Trans Right Rhetoric.

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #134 on: 12 June, 2019, 05:13:48 pm »

... who decides what is a pure source and which are impure?

That's easy.  Torquemada and his Thought Police.

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