Art_Deco said...Questioning political affiliations is one thing, but claiming one is "certified" as mentality unbalanced is quite another.
He did not say "mentally unbalanced", he said "looney". Neither term though is a clinical term. Recall another member said you demonstrated paranoia. You reacted the same way specifically because that term had a clinical meaning. You might recall, I pointed out several dictionaries which provided a non-clinical meaning to the term paranoia, rendering your TOS claims as far-fetched. You responded that it was not clear whether the clinical or non-clinical term was intended. I responded that common sense would dictate the non-clinical term was the intent given is was used by a non-medical person in a non-clinical environment.
Now, you might claim that "certifiable" implies a clinical connotation, but as an adjective to a term that is clearly non-clinical term, it is also most reasonably considered non-clinical as well.
There, aren't you glad I clarified?
Did you actually? Now I hope you are so generous (dare I say "liberal") in your interpretation, should such terms ever be used against southbeach or yourself?
Somehow I doubt you'll be so accommodating, and spend so much time with a similar exposition & rationalization, should identical words be used against you. But it was entertaining in its own right. As a former soldier I do admire your attempt to save your fellow troops.
I wouldn't be concerned if such words were used against me, but then again, I am not defensive about it.
Don't know about fellow troops of mine, but I did read an article and believe your concerns have some basis. Seems there is an organization that calls itself "Media Doesn't Matter" that has a program to infiltrate online sites. One group of agents comprise "Team Obvious", who openly promote a fiscal conservative position. But you really need to be concerned about the other group of agents called "Sleepers". Their mission is to purport to be liberals, sometimes rabid liberals, when they are, in fact, conservatives. Upon direction from the Media Doesn't Matter Directorate, on an individual basis, the Sleepers are to have an epiphany, suddenly seeing the light and proclaiming their new conservative position and explain all the reasons for their conversions. These reasons have been carefully crafted. Art_Deco, you'll like this - Media Doesn't Matter spokesman said these campaigns are planned with military precision, and they look at the Sleepers, supported by Team Obvious, as drawing an enemy into a vulnerable position, while extending and weakening their supply lines, then cutting the liberals off at the knees.
They were able to interview a Sleeper agent who would only identify himself as SteveSteve46 (SS46). SS46 said:
"It's a riot, but sometimes hard to keep the online version of a straight face. I often type BS at another site member, sometimes even at a Team Obvious Comrade. Funny thing is I know the BS is what I'm typing. Can't believe anyone with an IQ over 50 would even believe the shit I write, but the liberals buy it hook, line, and sinker. While it's discouraged, sometimes after I type a particularly rabid response against a Comrade, one of us will call the other and we'll laugh our heads off. One time a fellow Comrade and I were at a bar, both logged on, sitting together over a few beers and having a very nasty online fight. It was hilarious how we got the liberals worked up into a frenzy. They were foaming at the mouth. Can't wait until my conversion is ordered. That will really be funny."
That was the gist of the article. Oops gotta run; I'm hearing footsteps and they're getting louder.....