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#781 User is offline   1eyedjack 

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Posted 2016-January-01, 16:40

View PostAl_U_Card, on 2016-January-01, 15:51, said:

As for those that have such strong personal feelings, it might be best that they avoid the topic.

Would you not count yourself among that number?
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Posted 2016-January-01, 17:44

My position is one of questioning orthodoxy and exposing information that is relevant to the issue at hand. Personally, my feelings towards and about other posters have no relation to the nature of the posts. I do not respond to those that debase the debate (only a select few) but that is not a reason to avoid the topic. I am only invested in this subject because of its importance and relevance to our current affairs, and that is what I find interesting.
That some individuals find my position or approach unacceptable, that is unfortunate but unavoidable...apparently.
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Posted 2016-January-03, 15:35

View PostVampyr, on 2016-January-01, 16:37, said:

What controversy?

Within the scientific establishment, there's little. Within the public and political sphere, there's a great deal.

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Posted 2016-January-03, 18:11

View Postbarmar, on 2016-January-03, 15:35, said:

Within the scientific establishment, there's little. Within the public and political sphere, there's a great deal.


Quite, but intelligent people should not concede that there is a "controversy". This makes it seem as if the facts or their interpretation are open to question, and that people's opinions somehow have some bearing on the matter.
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Posted 2016-January-04, 10:03

View PostVampyr, on 2016-January-03, 18:11, said:

Quite, but intelligent people should not concede that there is a "controversy". This makes it seem as if the facts or their interpretation are open to question, and that people's opinions somehow have some bearing on the matter.

Controversy: "disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated". Important, influential people have been arguing over it for decades. If that's not a controversy, what is it?

One side of the argument is wrong, but that doesn't negate the existence of the controversy.

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Posted 2016-January-04, 10:13

We should have a thread about the vaccination controversy. Also the moon landing and holocaust controversies.
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Posted 2016-January-04, 10:20

View PostPhantomSac, on 2016-January-04, 10:13, said:

We should have a thread about the vaccination controversy. Also the moon landing and holocaust controversies.

There's definitely a vaccination controversy -- there are enough people arguing against vaccination that it's a serious public health issue. I wouldn't call moon landing and holocaust denial a controversy -- there's no public disagreement about them, just a few fringe kooks denying them.

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Posted 2016-January-04, 10:37

AND none of those 3 involve trillions of tax dollars being thrown down a wishing well. Just look at the IPCC WGs to see how they are twisted in the SPMs and how those politicised views are then torqued up to fit the agenda of the warmunists. NO evidence of ocean acidification at present, the "evidence" of the climate models diverging further from reality by the day, no measurable (negative) evidence of more severe weather and on and on. No wonder that people who actually delve into the science refuse to accept the meme.
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Posted 2016-January-05, 04:02

View PostPhantomSac, on 2016-January-04, 10:13, said:

We should have a thread about the vaccination controversy. Also the moon landing and holocaust controversies.

We already have a negative double controversy thread ("voice of thunder") so we are on the way.
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Posted 2016-January-05, 11:21

Let's not turn this thread into another discussion of climate change itself, or the politics related to it. Any further posts here regarding the facts of CC will be deleted, they belong in the WC (no pun intended).

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Posted 2016-January-18, 12:21

I removed a discussion from the General Bridge Discussions bringing up a disaster from the most recent BBF Indy. There was enough trouble at the table when the deal was originally played, I don't think it's appropriate to continue the trashing here.

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Posted 2016-January-30, 05:57

Moved a topic from General Bridge Discussion to the Water Cooler. Since the discussion was about proper use of English grammar, rather than bridge, it would have led lead leded to caused confusion in the Bridge Discussions.

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Posted 2016-January-30, 06:22

View Postdiana_eva, on 2016-January-30, 05:57, said:

Moved a topic from General Bridge Discussion to the Water Cooler. Since the discussion was about proper use of English grammar, rather than bridge, it would have led lead leded to caused confusion in the Bridge Discussions.

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Posted 2016-February-09, 11:24

Removed a thread from the Expert Forums discussing behaviour of players who aren't here to defend themselves. Abuse issues should be sent to abuse@bridgebase.com.

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Posted 2016-February-09, 11:50

View Postdiana_eva, on 2016-February-09, 11:24, said:

Removed a thread from the Expert Forums discussing behaviour of players who aren't here to defend themselves. Abuse issues should be sent to abuse@bridgebase.com.


Bother, I was looking forward to the negative double lecture
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Posted 2016-March-18, 11:09

Removed all but one of the several threads about the Bridge The Gap simultaneous tournament. I left the one in Offline Bridge.

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Posted 2016-March-24, 17:46

Removed a thread in General Bridge Discussions at the request of one of the players mentioned there.

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Posted 2016-April-03, 11:05

Moved a couple threads to the appropriate forums. Left link to OP so posters can still locate their threads easily.

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Posted 2016-April-18, 13:46

Removed a topic from General Bridge Discussions asking for a BBO TD ban.

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Posted 2016-April-18, 13:49

View Postdiana_eva, on 2016-April-18, 13:46, said:

Removed a topic from General Bridge Discussions asking for a BBO TD ban.

Abuse issues should be sent to abuse@bridgebase.com


Kinda funny, actually...
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