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Old 11-21-2016, 10:55 AM
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Are you suggesting that being insulting is normal behavior?
No, but forced manners is unnatural and boring.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:09 AM
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No, but forced manners is unnatural and boring.
It's what comes after the 'but' that counts. You are arguing against civility.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:11 AM
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No, but forced manners is unnatural and boring.
It is boring isn't it?

But we're into the Holiday season now.

As a retired government worker I can tell you that not a helluva lot happens or gets done in government between now and after New Years. So there won't be much to discuss as far as political stuff except to rehash old shit. So it was going to be boring anyway for the at least the next 6 weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8KuH_RxUNE
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:26 AM
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It's what comes after the 'but' that counts. You are arguing against civility.
A 24 hour exercise in civility is just that, an exercise. What happens afterward when the exercise is over? The lid comes off and it's business as usual and more. Behavior moderation is done over a period of time and when people truly want and wish to change.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:50 AM
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The point of the exercise, IMHO, was not to wave a magic wand and everyone becomes nice. The point was to nonetheless do an attitude check and try to be more nice, going forward, affirming the value of civility.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:22 PM
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I do not agree with the title of this thread, having visited very many other political sites. Here we have a very small group of people speaking our minds and now for us to practice 'civility', one has to admit that we have been uncivil. I cannot do that.
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No public confession is called-for, you don't have to admit anything to take on civility as a goal going forward.

I get the definite impression that you just don't like civility as a goal. Is that the case?
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:35 PM
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No public confession is called-for, you don't have to admit anything to take on civility as a goal going forward.

I get the definite impression that you just don't like civility as a goal. Is that the case?
You have a way of reading into others posts to fit your own agenda and/or belief system. The point I made was that a bi-annual exercise is civility is meaningless.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:01 PM
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You have a way of reading into others posts to fit your own agenda and/or belief system. The point I made was that a bi-annual exercise is civility is meaningless.
I reported my impression as my impression, and invited you to confirm or not as you wished. Which contrasts with the way you have offered your assessment of me.

But thank-you for your opinions.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:45 PM
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'Definite impression' is not reporting, its an assessment.
It's like "my mind is made up, go ahead and prove otherwise".
In fact, why are we even having this argument?
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