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  •  It will be, I promise. (5+ / 0-)

    Some people insist that "ODS" consitutes a literal accusation of derangement aka insanity, rather than a shorthand for irrational negative focus on the Preisident. Accusations of mental illness are of course HRable, which is why they pretend to believe you intend it to be literal.

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

    by raptavio on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:49:49 PM PDT

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    •  Which raises an interesting topic: (2+ / 0-)
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      Is bigotry a mental illness or just a character flaw?

      "She's terse - I can be terse. Once, in flight school, I was laconic." -Wash

      by Troubadour on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:22:24 PM PDT

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      •  Both have been argued legally (0+ / 0-)

        but I suggest it's the latter.

        I think we are biologically "wired" to be predisposed to xenophobia, we just embrace or reject that innate tendency based on our choices.

        We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

        by raptavio on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 12:52:39 PM PDT

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