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  •  I took away a completely different (2+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, Oh Mary Oh

    message from this whole diary and thread, which only serves to point out the problem I believe SD was trying to get at.

    In some discussions people give offense. In others people take offense when none is offered. It's a problem and a threat to the exchange of ideas and the concept of free speech. Whatever new system of regulation is designed it is likely to degenerate into a new version of the old HR wars unless people take a moment to understand what they say will land on people differently. And for others to understand that the medium sometimes means people will not express themselves as clearly as they would like.

    I do not see anything in all this as a defense of Israel or Jewish anything. It's an example that serves as a vehicle to have a constructive conversation about how screwed up things can get. And it has been very enlightening. Thanks, SD.

    Improvement is change. Not all change is improvement.

    by ricklewsive on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 12:30:57 PM PDT

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      I don't know what my "wildest" expectations were for this diary, but the quality of this comments section did exceed at least some of the friskier ones.

      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 03:22:44 PM PDT

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