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on 04-04-11 at 05:26 AM
Words have become so loaded from their use in the "framing" of "messages" that simply using the words themselves often results in a total cognitive shutdown by the hearer. This actually reinforces their beliefs, regardless of the content of the argument containing the loaded words.
Therefore, I feel it is appropriate to coin new terms where this phenomenon interferes with rational discussion.
This is the first of several such coinages.
on 04-04-11 at 04:51 AM
I have always felt the proper response to the 9/11 hijackings seemed pretty simple.
Armor and lock the cabin door so the cockpit can't be taken.
Add a layer or two of Kevlar fabric to the flotation seats, turning them into quite effective knife shields that should provide some protection from firearms.
Then let those who are apparently present in most random groups of Americans do the rest.
And if I'm not mistaken there are systems where
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