Discussion in 'USMB Breaking News' started by Martin Eden Mercury, Apr 2, 2016.
Yeah, Jake. On a daily basis too.
Nope, never ever. You merely spout out and then pout.
But other than diming each other, I would really like to see an Op Ed that you have written.
Yeah, maybe posthumously.
It would be the easiest thing to find my real name and identity with even one of them
Is there a thread asking Frank, to stand up as a real writer of note?
He suggests that he writes elsewhere under his real name.
Perhaps, perhaps not.
CrusaderFrank's real name being Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, I've read some of his stuff. Fabulous stuff.
I believe CF should have signed up under the screen name of Baron von Frank.
The Complex Question: The fallacy of demanding a direct answer to a question that cannot be answered without first analyzing or challenging the basis of the question itself. E.g., "Just answer me 'yes' or 'no': Did you think you could get away with plagiarism and not suffer the consequences?" Or, "Why did you rob that bank?" Also applies to situations where one is forced to either accept or reject complex standpoints or propositions containing both acceptable and unacceptable parts. A corruption of the argument from logos. A counterpart of Either/Or Reasoning.
Master List of Logical Fallacies
A timely message written by one of our most prominent Founders is appropriate at the moment:
Every society has a right to fix the fundamental principles of its association, and to say to all individuals, that if they contemplate pursuits beyond the limits of these principles and involving dangers which the society chooses to avoid, they must go somewhere else for their exercise; that we want no citizens, and still less ephemeral and pseudo-citizens, on such terms. We may exclude them from our territory, as we do persons infected with disease.
Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 1816
.. followed by this dead on accurate observation of PC Nazism and the politics of mindless self-indulgence, be it left or right wing lunacy:
"NAMBLA" logic - an extreme absolutist position which demands that for logical consistencies sake that certain gross crimes be allowed, in order that no one might feel restrained.-Stirling S. Newberry
As for selectively citing history for propaganda and spin purposes, it is necessary to indulge in lying by omission in order to paint one side as somehow more evil than the other. This writer has an excellent point re revising history to suit a point of view over just accuracy and factual recording:
Pre-colonial era was no democratic paradise, our histories are records of brutal tyranny
the source of the Jefferson quote -- too bad it does not support what you think he is talking about
Separate names with a comma.