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« on: August 24, 2013, 08:42:10 PM »

I got an e-mail from my mother that included the text of this lamentation of the roots of the U.S.

So, being the dutiful son that I am, I read the article in depth.  Imagine my shock and dismay when the information presented was not only incorrect in a number of easily provable facts, but some assertions relied on deliberately cherry-picked quotes, some of which were modified, and some assertions were downright unprovable due to vagueness.  Not to mention that some of the assertions were countered by other quotes from the very persons that the author was attempting to use to bolster her argument.

Doing what I do, I prepared a document where I went through the list and documented my research and refutations of the author's assertions in detail and sent it back to my mother.

 Bring your own!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 10:10:40 PM »

I can't remember the last time I got an email forward, but I do see a lot of garbage on the facebook. One friend in particular "likes" every pro-military, anti-cancer, or 'Murica-fuck-yeah page that comes his way...and a lot do. I explained "like farming" to no avail. Finally ended up blocking him because that's all he ever posts.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 07:00:35 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 24, 2013, 08:42:10 PM



Doing what I do, I prepared a document where I went through the list and documented my research and refutations of the author's assertions in detail and sent it back to my mother.


You, sir, are my hero.

Any response as of yet?
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 07:21:21 AM »

My research was 'appreciated' and she acknowledged errors 'in any history'. Even odds as whether or not she actually read it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 03:11:52 AM »

My father-in-law likes to call and say the same sorts of things....but here's where it gets fun - he's on dial-up.  Any reasoned well-researched response, complete with graphs, charts, and more, just won't load for him in his goldfish-esque attention span.   I love the guy, but man....some of the things that come out of his mouth make my brain itch. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 03:20:52 AM »

Perhaps you should snail mail it to him.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 05:02:56 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2013, 03:20:52 AM

Perhaps you should snail mail it to him.

So....like...print stuff....from the Internets?  How do I email to him then?!?
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 04:48:01 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 27, 2013, 05:02:56 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2013, 03:20:52 AM

Perhaps you should snail mail it to him.

So....like...print stuff....from the Internets?  How do I email to him then?!?

You should fax him your emails. That way it is still being digitized through the tubes.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 05:19:29 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 06:24:47 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on August 27, 2013, 04:48:01 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 27, 2013, 05:02:56 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2013, 03:20:52 AM

Perhaps you should snail mail it to him.

So....like...print stuff....from the Internets?  How do I email to him then?!?

You should fax him your emails. That way it is still being digitized through the tubes.

You could also try Hepcat's clothing optional delivery service, "Small Packages Incorporated".

That was a fantastic response, btw.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 06:33:36 PM »

Why in the hell is my delivery service getting dragged into this!?!?
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