Just like in real life, I walk away from any conversation as soon as it becomes boring.
NEVAR!! If they answer, I MUST RESPOND!
75% v 25%, they'll be hearing from me
Meh. I can stay or go
25% v 75% I'll answer. If I feel like it, I'm bored, there's nothing to eat and I don't smell bacon.
Chances are excellent I'll forget I was in a conversation until I get the email notification
Totally depends on what mood I'm in
We have notifications?
I do my best to stop posting when there's no new information to be added.
Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible. Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
Yep, I can call it a night pretty easily. Now, when I get up, I may be ready to go again...
If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
It depends on what mood I'm in. If I'm feeling stubborn, I can go on for a long time. Most of the time though, I'll only continue replying as long as there's something new to say. If we've reached the point where we are just repeating the same arguments ad nauseum, then that means it's time to go.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I can go for hours or I can be finished in a minute, depends on my mood...What are we talking about again?
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.