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Old 08-25-2010, 04:19 PM
popcorn_karate popcorn_karate is offline
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Default Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

Originally Posted by Brenda View Post
In this case, I'd say "stupid" is the flamey word. And then Whatfur comes back with "intellectually limited." That's how the spiral starts, often ending up in the toilet. (It's impossible to predict which exchanges will get out of control, which is why we've been trying to nip them early.)
i concur with Zeko. This is the first nannying you've done that i've thought was inappropriate. Your new standard is that nothing anybody does can possibly be described as "stupid"? I did support arbitrary and firm enforcement as a good disincentive for pushing the limits, but I think this is less a useful disincentive and moving into the territory of just weird.

I'm sure making all those judgment calls you can't help but make questionable decisions on occasion, and you generally do a fine job. just consider whether this may not have been an instance of being a touch heavy handed and proceed accordingly.
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