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  1. Forum Circa 2020, The Absence of Reason, and the Prevalence of Emotionalism and Political Bigotry.

    IMO there is a very real and rapidly growing problem in the world of political discourse. That being the absence of reason, and the substitution of emotionalism and political bigotry.

    First, let’s define those terms as I use them in this post:

    1. Emotionalism: An inclination to rely on or place too much value on emotion when dealing with issues or confrontations, as opposed to resorting to reason when dealing with reality.

    2. Political Bigotry: Obstinate ...

    Updated 06-24-20 at 01:06 PM by Captain Adverse

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  2. Witch Hunts, Court of Public Opinion, and Defending the Indefensible.

    I often get the question “How can you defend the indefensible,” or in other words “How can you defend an ‘obviously’ guilty person?” But that question assumes that allegations of guilt are automatically true, and a Defense Attorney is always trying to prove someone is innocent.

    In our society we have a legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty in criminal cases, and it is the job of the State through a Prosecutor to prove guilt. The burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable ...

    Updated 01-23-20 at 02:33 PM by Captain Adverse

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  3. Sadly, My Ignore List is Growing.

    As of this blog entry I am coming up on six years of membership (06/22/19) in this Forum.

    In the past I was happy with the fact that aside from two short-term additions (literally weeks between adding two people before removing them) during my first six months of membership, my ignore list was empty...right up until about 9 months ago when I added the first of a growing list of members I no longer care to hear from.

    I removed those first two back in 2013 simultaneously ...

    Updated 06-12-20 at 10:40 PM by Captain Adverse

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  4. Time To Re-Introduce Myself.

    I've been a member of this Forum now for a little over 4 years. Back in 2013 I posted the following in a "Hi, I'm New" statement.

    I repost this to help both old and new members who question my motives based on my recent responses both in support of the current administration, and other political issue threads.

    Below are some of my positions on Major Issues. The list is not exhaustive.

    If you feel in agreement on enough and can accept that
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    Updated 06-27-19 at 07:30 AM by Captain Adverse

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