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He's not the worst conservative in the world, amiright ?  

Yes, actually he is
0 (0%)
No, but I would still like to give him a liberal pinch
1 (12.5%)
No, but we should tax him more
4 (50%)
No, but he still annoys me
2 (25%)
No, but I still dislike his views despite speaking with him over 10+ years
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Author Topic: Ode to Argus  (Read 240 times)

Offline waldo

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2017, 09:45:38 am »
Bigger board, just saying.

again, what held you back? - just saying. What's your bigger criteria? - just saying. C'mon, really... how many regular posters are there on that "bigger" board? When does a board need a bigger boat?

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2017, 10:35:43 am »
How is a board more than a boat ?

I think it's pretty obvious that there are more posts there and more users.  Why the quibble ?  Who care anyway ?

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 11:31:45 am »
ya ya, that's the guy! That Argus guy was always a strong proponent for an unfettered, unrestricted, open-borders immigration policy... well, "somewhat" so, right? It was always heartening to read another Argus gem (ala the Fraser Institute, et al) assuredly making the case against immigration being needed to counter aging and low fertility rates while supporting future social program requirements. Notwithstanding the guys penchant for taking non-Canadian/non-American figures/conditions/events and liberally attaching them to North America. But ya, as you say, "generally on the same page"!  ;D

You think immigration is the central cultural touchstone for Canadians? Most don't even give it a second thought. Disagreeing on immigration doesn't mean disagreeing on the core values of Canada. I think your issue is you think anyone who disagrees with you on anything is a terrible person.

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 11:47:52 am »
You think immigration is the central cultural touchstone for Canadians? Most don't even give it a second thought. Disagreeing on immigration doesn't mean disagreeing on the core values of Canada. I think your issue is you think anyone who disagrees with you on anything is a terrible person.

buddy Argus, I simply replied to a, as quoted, post that emphasized immigration - no need for you to personalize this... in a thread about you!  ;D By the by, you sure seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on immigration related topics given your claim that, "Most {Canadians} don't even give it a second thought." Are you making up the slack, hey?

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 04:22:00 pm »
buddy Argus, I simply replied to a, as quoted, post that emphasized immigration - no need for you to personalize this...

I don't believe you have ever written a post which did not seek to personalize a discussion. It's your schtick to insult and attack those whose opinions you dislike.

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2017, 08:58:59 pm »
I don't believe you have ever written a post which did not seek to personalize a discussion. It's your schtick to insult and attack those whose opinions you dislike.

I didn't insult you in the prior posts...
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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2017, 08:11:16 am »
Okay, now I'm getting rid of some stuff....

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2017, 08:18:50 am »
Okay, now I'm getting rid of some stuff....

How about all the posts criticizing a poster here for his role at a different forum?
“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2017, 08:52:18 am »
How about all the posts criticizing a poster here for his role at a different forum?

I'll be straight - I thought about that, but, since Argus doesn't exist here, I've let it go.  It's very (very) on the line. 

For the record, I happen to like Argus, and I tend to agree with him more than I'm willing to admit.

Offline MH

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2017, 08:58:22 am »
And with that, I have accomplished my goal of this thread:

We comprise a public of interested individuals, conservative and liberal, who seek to discuss issues and acknowledge that the viewpoints, though disagreeable, are necessary to the process overall.  It seems elementary but much of society doesn't seem to understand this basic building block of our society.

Go forward, citizens, and evangelize this among your like-minded compatriots especially.  Point-to-point social media has reshuffled the deck and a new pattern of edifying discussion needs to be re-built... by US.

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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 05:48:27 pm »
I'll be straight - I thought about that, but, since Argus doesn't exist here, I've let it go.  It's very (very) on the line. 

For the record, I happen to like Argus, and I tend to agree with him more than I'm willing to admit.

Wasn't referring to Argus.
“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2017, 11:28:28 am »
I like Argus.  I'd like to share a cigar and a bottle of scotch around a firepit with him one evening.

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2017, 11:34:06 am »
I like Argus.  I'd like to share a cigar and a bottle of scotch around a firepit with him one evening.

A lady smoking a cigar.  Provocative. 

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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2017, 12:11:53 pm »
A lady smoking a cigar.  Provocative.

Common amongst flamencas.  Scotch and cigars is how the best singers get their raspy, gravelly voices.  (I do not sing, only the baile and palmas.)

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Re: Ode to Argus
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2017, 10:49:47 pm »
A lady smoking a cigar.  Provocative.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, Michael.

 -k