The thread mysteriously closed while I was in the editing box…
tomndebb, what I wrote is a *paragraph *not just a bunch of sentences cobbled together with duct tape. You’re under the illusion that a paragraph is simply a list of disparate ideas or bullet points that one can pick and choose from will. This is not the case and, in case you (or anyone else) need a refresher, this is a definition of a paragraph.
In any case, we’re at an impasse. I’m left with my initial position that my post was mischaracterized, my posts were decontextualized, and you were more worried about me misspelling “You’re” than getting the thread on track or ensuring my post was quoted in context. To that, I am disappointed (but not surprised) that you did not address what my supposed anti-Semitism, my alleged belief in the arcane powers of Jew bankers to influence the world, and my supposed belief that there was a Zionist conspiracy to murder Mr. Arafat had anything to do with the thread’s topic. I am also disappointed (but, this time, quite surprised) that you did not point out how in my initial exchange with Dissonance I failed to “point out the way in which [Dissonance’s] response appears to have missed an important fact or idea.” To this, I’ll show my cards and tell you that I feel that I went out of my way to address Dissonance’s off-topic concerns about my supposed anti-Semitism and get the thread back on Mr. Arafat. It’s a pity you couldn’t see that.
Unless you’re going to address my specific questions or rebut the utility of a paragraph vs a sentence, I’ll let you have the last word.