June 28th, 2012

deelieboppers sharpened

badmagic, Court Analyst

badmagic reacts to today's big news:
The verdict on ACA coming out on the same day as the new endings for Mass Effect 3 means the news is a bit muddled, but as far as I can tell, SCOTUS' initial decision on health care was to eliminate all organic life, but then Roberts merged himself with the Catalyst to destroy the Reaper fleet.

context doesn't play a lot of computer games.
art, boris sirbey

Speaking with the Opposition

(Quoting arhyalon):

Basically, what this comes down to is: If you want to have a real discussion with the other guy, you have to find out what he thinks. Arguing in favor of what you think will only produce a knee jerk reaction from him -- because he's never going to hear what you are really saying.

If you want to convince the opposition, start by finding out what members of their group say on your side. Both sides have discussions among themselves, members who don’t agree with the majority. They often have arguments that are couched in the terms that apply to the convictions of their party.

If you argue along these lines, you will be able to hold a civil conversation, even if you do not convince anybody. And you will come closer to having sympathy for your fellow man, even if he does not convince you.

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