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1 posted on 10/01/2011 9:33:51 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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Russians are freaky.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 9:42:02 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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The human mind tends to organize the world around them into groupings to simplify processing the world around us. While generalizations often do miss individual differences they are a useful survival tool. To go with the premise that tigers eat people is a safe generalization, even though that particular tiger might not be hungry.
4 posted on 10/01/2011 9:59:38 PM PDT by dog breath
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If all people were identical in every respect, the only way we would be able to know they are different beings is that they are unable to occupy the same space at the same time.

Made me think of Mao suits:


5 posted on 10/01/2011 10:04:13 PM PDT by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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6 posted on 10/01/2011 11:12:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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So wrong. Don’t put me in a box. The exception disproves the rule.


7 posted on 10/02/2011 12:05:22 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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Yeah, it’s the argumentum ad argumentum! You too can be Socrates, attack your opponent’s logic. Start with the generalization and don’t stop (argumentum ad nauseam) until he admits we can never know anything. Then after you’ve rendered him into a Harry Krishnut, attack his punctuation and spelling (argumentum ad apostrophe’um).
Go git em! (Argumentum ad sic ‘um.)


8 posted on 10/02/2011 12:17:31 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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All generalizations are false or true. Including this one.


9 posted on 10/02/2011 1:09:09 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org Have mustard seed: will use it. To control the border, Patrol the border!)
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We need laws to protect the women, children and minorities from generalizations because “all white men are bad”.
10 posted on 10/02/2011 2:58:44 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ReformationFan; little jeremiah
"It drives me crazy when guys flip from one TV channel to another rapid-fire!"

That was explained 14 years ago by a Ladies Home Journal executive editor who gave a talk carried by C-SPAN2 one afternoon.

She took questions after her address, and a young woman of the Serious GenderFem Persuasion rose and asked her, locating her concern in the executive editor's comments, "Why do you think there isn't more women's programming on commercial television?"

The executive editor, stunned, groped for a second, and then asked her questioner if she'd been paying attention -- something along the lines of "what planet do you live on? -- It's all about women on TV. Why do you think men channel-surf? There's nothing on that remotely engages their interests outside the tiny ghetto of sports programming." </paraphrase>

Her expanded argument was that content was determined by advertisers, and women determine what advertisers want to emphasize, to attract "eyeballs". Men are not in the picture, usually, because women make almost all the family purchases.

Including cars. At this point, you many insert your favorite "she chose" story here -- my favorite is the guy (personal acquaintance) who warned his wife, when she went to look at the Mitsu Montero he'd test-driven, not to fall for the salesman's trick of getting her to drive it home, which often turns a casual interest into a lead-pipe cinch sale with women. She ignored her husband, brought the Montero home, and boom, she made the decision for them both without taking his reservations into account. Very common tale, unfortunately -- and a good argument for why men should, as they did in the 17th century, legally own their wives.

11 posted on 10/02/2011 3:01:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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Yes, all men do flip the remote at great, haphazard speed.

But all women are not ‘statists’.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 3:04:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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[Article] Sometimes it's just an emotional reaction to an unpleasant truth.....

Argumentum ad ESAD ....

15 posted on 10/02/2011 3:09:15 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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Why Do Women Always look great with red hair?


16 posted on 10/02/2011 4:19:35 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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This is all very cutesy, but how does it get rid of Obama?


17 posted on 10/02/2011 4:26:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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Other people generalize; I use inductive reasoning.


27 posted on 10/02/2011 7:45:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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