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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No rule against it, but I didn't suggest it was an issue of the rule. It's an issue about credability and worth of ones argument.

    Sure, a clown can come on stage, throw a pie in someones face, and then start talking about socio-economic issues between China and Russia. There's no law against doing that (in relation to your random strawman regarding "rules"). But it's also a completely reasonable notion that there will be a significant dearth of trust in terms of the clowns credability and worth in terms of his argument based on the surrounding context.

    When one inserts blatant hyperbole into an argument without a clear and meaningful reason and thats not obviously connected directly and integrally to the point one is making then it clouds the entire argument in a context of bafoonery and cheap appeals to emotion and extremes for the sake of getting a reaction rather than making an argument. It's no one's fault but the individual presenting the hyperbole if people decide to focus on that portion, because they CHOSE to provide that oppertunity to their debate opponent by including it.

    If it was integral to the point they were making, then it shouldn't be an issue that they focused on the hyperbole because it should still connect to the other points. If it WASN'T integral and doesn't connect, well then it's that persons fault for adding it in there if they didn't want it address. Complaining about it isn't useful, it just further highlights the lack of an argument that they had to begin with.
    Gee, when you decide to get on your pompous high-horse, it might be wise to do a little bit of spell checking before you try to get all superior on someone.

    I wasn't complaining about anything. Since you seem to need to defend Kobie, perhaps you'd like to go back and review the discussion that I had with him - not you. He made a snide comment about one of the points I made and I made a snide comment about the point he made. Where's the complaining, except in your fantasy need to adjudicate a non-issue.
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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Gee, when you decide to get on your pompous high-horse, it might be wise to do a little bit of spell checking before you try to get all superior on someone.
    Do you not note the irony that you do what you were claiming about...taking a subset issue about my post (in this case my spelling) and complaining about that rather than focusing on the various points I made?

    Notice, I'm not complaining that you're focusing on my spelling as opposed to dealing with all the different points I made. I simply typed rather than worried about running a spell check, and that opens myself up to have my posts criticized on that level.

    I wasn't complaining about anything.
    It appeared otherwise to me.

    Since you seem to need to defend Kobie,
    Strawman. I have no need ot defend kobie. I disagreed with a statement you made. The target of it, or a desire to "defend" them, had nothing to do with my post.

    perhaps you'd like to go back and review the discussion that I had with him - not you.
    You're posting on an open discussion board, not a private message. Whether you were having a discussion with him or not is irrelevant. You made a comment, I disagreed with a portion of that comment, so I commented. If you didn't want other people to respond to your comment other than Kobie perhaps you should've engaged him in a less public venue on the issue.

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    Re: Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do you not note the irony that you do what you were claiming about...taking a subset issue about my post (in this case my spelling) and complaining about that rather than focusing on the various points I made?

    Notice, I'm not complaining that you're focusing on my spelling as opposed to dealing with all the different points I made. I simply typed rather than worried about running a spell check, and that opens myself up to have my posts criticized on that level.



    It appeared otherwise to me.



    Strawman. I have no need ot defend kobie. I disagreed with a statement you made. The target of it, or a desire to "defend" them, had nothing to do with my post.



    You're posting on an open discussion board, not a private message. Whether you were having a discussion with him or not is irrelevant. You made a comment, I disagreed with a portion of that comment, so I commented. If you didn't want other people to respond to your comment other than Kobie perhaps you should've engaged him in a less public venue on the issue.
    I have no interest in prolonging this discussion and being accused by a moderator of hijacking a thread. If you want irony, it would be a moderator hijacking a thread about a 9 yr old girl barred from school and trying to make it about the posting style of another member.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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