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Old 03-31-2017, 12:39 PM
Evil Economist Evil Economist is offline
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NYT publishes an article claiming that you "might" have committed that crime.
Are you claiming that not paying taxes is a crime?
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:45 PM
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It's a perfect analogy--I'm sorry you have no response to it, the discussion was getting interesting.
I have a better analogy:

Let's suppose there's proof that you molested 900 billion children in 1995. The NY Times prints an article saying that based on this trend you may have continued to molest children until 2005. Reasonable conclusion?
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:49 PM
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Rachel Maddow proved that it is not possible. Thanks to her, we know Donald Trump paid taxes in 2005. Please try to keep up.
You love analogies, so here's one for you.

Some animal species thought to be extinct for years have been found to be alive.

Should these findings:

a) be kept quiet as to not upset the previously reached conclusions?
b) be published to correct and inform previously incorrectly drawn conclusions?
c) be used to accuse those who didn't have newly discovered data of being liars?
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:03 PM
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I'm declaring the whole analogy about another poster thing off-limits. It's intentionally provocative and aids in discussion not at all.

All participants going forward will avoid such or incur sanctions.
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:03 PM
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negono - you specifically, drop the topic of Maddow in this thread. It's threadshitting. Feel free to discuss other relevant topics like the tax retirns, etc.

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...The added irony is that the documents were revealed by yet another loony conspirator theoretist, Rachel Maddow, after she made, in essence, grand announcement,
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Rachel Maddow proved that it is not possible.
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Just as New York Times might have claimed that it was possible for Czarcasm (after he spent a week in NYC), to commit a murder.
They wouldn't claim that he actually committed murder--no, sirree! They would just say that it was possible for him to do so.
I'm loathe to give you two warnings in one post, but this on its own I would typically also give a warning for, though I am passing at this time. Do not personalize arguments in this fashion - It's being a jerk.


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I have a better analogy:

Let's suppose there's proof that you molested 900 billion children in 1995. The NY Times prints an article saying that based on this trend you may have continued to molest children until 2005. Reasonable conclusion?
Along the same lines, let's steer clear of personalizing like this as well.

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Old 03-31-2017, 01:08 PM
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SimulMods. Cool.
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:11 PM
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:17 PM
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I'm declaring the whole analogy about another poster thing off-limits. It's intentionally provocative and aids in discussion not at all.

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Mods around here are like... <ducks & runs>
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:28 PM
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Well, this thread has sure turned super.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:10 PM
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We didn't have to wait long for this:

http://www.salon.com/2017/04/30/the-...addow_partner/

As little as there was, it was meaningful in a way that haters, breitboys and russian trolls knew they needed to tamp down as best they could. Good luck with that shit.
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