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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    This thing fails to grasp the point of worrying about racism and sexism, and perhaps even what the concepts mean.
    Although the explanation was simplistic, ime it applies to most accusations made based merely on words spoken at a given time to a given person, so I think it's a pretty decent baseline for people to hold.

    Specially people who are too biased to make the call (though those are the ones least likely to give it due consideration).

    I'm not in the mood to discuss sexism/racism, but feel free to have the last word if so desired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    [Bla bla bla], but feel free to have the last word if so desired.
    Thanks.

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    I'm going to try to buy Wonder Woman wrist bands today, but where shall I find such a thing?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    I'm going to try to buy Wonder Woman wrist bands today, but where shall I find such a thing?...
    My Wonder Woman Underoos came with them.

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    Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost regarding teachers contracts in Chicago...

    From The New York Times: Chicago Sees Pension Crisis Drawing Near

    For those of you who haven't been paying attention, unsustainable pension liabilities are what made Detroit file for bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    This thing fails to grasp the point of worrying about racism and sexism, and perhaps even what the concepts mean.
    By the same measure, you failed to grasp the point it was making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    By the same measure, you failed to grasp the point it was making.
    That's simply wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    That's simply wrong.
    By the same measure, only as wrong as your original claim about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    By the same measure, only as wrong as your original claim about it.
    That's simply wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    That's simply wrong.
    You presumed that because it did not put an emphasis on worrying about racism and sexism that it fails to grasp the point of worrying about racism and sexism, and perhaps even what the concepts mean; absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence; just because it didn't make mention of the point of worrying about racism and sexism, doesn't mean it fails to grasp the point of worrying about racism and sexism; it had a point it was making, and a legitimate one, and that is what it chose to focus on; often times one does that simply for efficacy's sake; I will admit I was likewise a bit struck by the same quality you have pointed to, but have not made the error of assuming that absence of evidence is necessarily evidence of absence. Considering, in your post, there is an absence of evidence that you grasp the point the piece was making, by the same measure you have used to judge it -- that an absence of evidence is evidence of absence -- you could be said to fail to understand it. Not that I necessarily believe that's the case, at least not in full, but if that's the measure by which you're going to judge it, then you should be wary of how that same measure can be applied when it comes to judging you.
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