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Jul 9, 2010 5:36 pm


A Word About Comments Threads



Here at Liberty and Power, we're happy to have discussion, disagreement, and debate in comments. But we do insist on a certain level of professionalism and civility. Reasonable people can disagree civilly, and this is conducive to enhanced understanding on everyone's part; incivility is not.

We ask that participants in comments behave collegially, which includes but is not limited to: refrain from name-calling and ad hominem, do not attribute views to others without citation, exercise charity in interpretation, avoid high levels of sarcasm which might come off as hostility.

If commenters show an unwillingness to behave collegially, they will have commenting privileges revoked.



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Jeff Riggenbach - 7/13/2010

The unnameable, of course.

JR


Aeon J. Skoble - 7/13/2010

"calling a spade a spade" - what are you talking about?


Jeff Riggenbach - 7/12/2010

"Just making sure we're on the same page; that no L&P blogger posts 'apologetics for state-sponsored mass murder.'"

I certainly wouldn't go that far.

"As to your none-too-subtle innuendo, guess again: if I wanted you silenced, you'd be banned already."

Oh, you want me silenced. That's quite evident. You're making a big show of your "forebearance" in the face of someone who obnoxiously calls a spade a spade. But that's all for use afterward - once the deed is done - to stave off those who might name the obvious.

"What I want, and what every member of L&P wants, is civility and professionalism in arguments."

Civility, n. pussyfooting, refusing to name the steaming pile of shit in the middle of the room.

Professionalism, n. See "civility."

JR


Aeon J. Skoble - 7/12/2010

Just making sure we're on the same page; that no L&P blogger posts "apologetics for state-sponsored mass murder." As to your none-too-subtle innuendo, guess again: if I wanted you silenced, you'd be banned already. What I want, and what every member of L&P wants, is civility and professionalism in arguments.


Jeff Riggenbach - 7/12/2010

Did I say I was referring to someone specific? If I had been, I'd have provided a "citation to a clear example" (just as though one were needed).

Not being in a position to prevail upon my friends to help me silence anyone who challenges my mealy-mouthed war mongering, you see, I'd have no other choice.

JR


Aeon J. Skoble - 7/12/2010

To whom are you referring? Do not mention a name without a citation to a clear example.


Jeff Riggenbach - 7/10/2010

People who provide apologetics for State-run campaigns of mass murder are not "reasonable people."

JR

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