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  •  It does seem like an obvious personal solution (3+ / 0-)
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    Clem Yeobright, Jane Lew, CaliSista

    to the problem, doesn't it?  In lots of neighborhoods, people don't call the cops for similar reasons: no good comes of it and it can blow up in one's face.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 07:53:59 AM PDT

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    •  Some rules are bad rules, and I think this is one. (2+ / 0-)
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      CaliSista, Seneca Doane

      To put the whistle blower in the same dock as a potential violator is just not right.

      This rule is designed to decrease the number of complaints.
      That is why it is set up the way it is. When people do not flag,  it is a deliberate function of the rule.

      If people do not report, change the rule.

      One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato

      by Jane Lew on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 11:51:40 AM PDT

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      •  I T-h-i-n-k I Like the Rule (1+ / 0-)
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        Seneca Doane

        Censoring another member's speech is a pretty extreme step, I'd like to see that it isn't done flippantly or for simple disagreement on policy or tone as is very commonly done presently.  People who routinely do so should lose the ability to continue doing so.  But of course it's all down to how it's implemented.

        Advisors for President-Elect Barack Obama feared the new administration would face a coup if it prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a new report out this morning.

        by Kurt Sperry on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 12:23:55 PM PDT

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        •  "Good-faith exceptions" (3+ / 0-)
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          That's most of what's missing.  A good faith challenge that fails should mean no punishment.  If someone keeps on challenging the same things and failing, then the presumption becomes that they lack good faith -- or else they'd be adapting.

          In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

          by Seneca Doane on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 03:16:43 PM PDT

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