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Re: Help me understand...
« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2017, 09:53:45 AM »
...though some seem to enjoy tilting at your windmills.

Tank made a good point somewhere else that if not for the creationist, then for some indecisive lurker who might be reading. I don't see it as a vain attempt as I don't engage Dredge for Dredge, I couldn't care less if he gets it or not.
A goodly point - wonder how many lurkers are lurking?
I like reading people tearing Dredge's bullshit apart. Even though it looks like Dredge is just trolling.
Perhaps I am just jaded by seeing so many Dredge type theist clones, Pahu, Randy Ruggles,TheBorg etc etc have the same facts and rational arguments bounce off their armour. Trolls flourish best when given attention.
It's a double edged sword. Trolls do usually like attention, and they like to make people put in more effort than they do, but then what happens when they go around spouting their bullshit and no one says anything?

Trolling is a sad and pathetic thing, and trolls are pathetic people who also tend to be assholes. One might feel sorry for them if their intentions were more honest. We've heard that trolls thrive on attention, but lies thrive on being left unchallenged.

So address the lies without much regard to the troll, call the troll a troll, and have a useful conversation in spite of the troll. I think that's a better solution.

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Re: Help me understand...
« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2017, 11:05:59 AM »
. . . We've heard that trolls thrive on attention, but lies thrive on being left unchallenged.

So address the lies without much regard to the troll, call the troll a troll, and have a useful conversation in spite of the troll. I think that's a better solution.

Well said, Davin:thumbsup: 
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Re: Help me understand...
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2017, 12:00:03 PM »
Now the following is just speculation on my part but it may explain why Trump got elected. First let me cite my source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

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GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 68.6%
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GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 1.1%
industry: 19.4%
services: 79.5%

Now if our GDP is mostly Sevices, and most of the GDP is consumed by Households, it may explain why President Orange's rhetoric worked so well. Because he is always talking about making deals, and Americans are always buying things so they were primed into "deal-making mode" if that makes sense. So the two just went well together.

But like I said, it's 100% speculation on my part.
But, uh...well there it is.