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  1. Appeal to Authority

    by , 03-23-2017 at 06:25 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This is another in my occasional series of logical fallacies. Appeal to Authority (Latin argumentum ad verecundiam) is quite popular, and some people think that it operates as a trump card. If old So-and-So says so, then it must be true. Well, that's not how one wins an argument; the one with the best facts and the logic wins. Even if your authority is a recognized authority on the subject at hand you have to present the data and the logical argument, but it is more common for people to cite an ...
  2. Nullification

    by , 03-19-2017 at 04:15 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I had thought that the horrible 2016 election cycle was over, but three woman have filed a federal court action that could result in the 2016 presidential election being tossed out. I am sure that the text of their action is available online somewhere, but I donít know where. From what I managed to find out, this suit is in regard to Russian actions to affect the election, and their claim is under the Guarantee Clause of the Constitution.

    "Allegations are that the U.S. government ...
  3. It's the little things

    The little things we do each day.....They make a difference.

    Smiling at someone we do not know, is one of them....did you know your smile to a stranger could change their entire day?
    Saying "hello" so someone you do not know can also make a difference.

    Helping to shovel out your neighbor that is elderly after a snow storm. Making sure they have food for the next couple of days.

    Little things take nothing to some effort but ...
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  4. Better time

    by , 03-09-2017 at 08:58 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Itís getting near that time when the government dictates that the hour of the day change. Yes, they are doing that again, even though it is disadvantageous to everyone. If we have to change the clocks again, then it should be for a better system. Perhaps we should question the whole system of hours, minutes, and seconds. And we certainly should wonder why it is claimed that midnight is the beginning of the day; we, except for the Bureau of Standards which thinks that the day ends immediately after ...

    Updated 03-09-2017 at 09:16 PM by PeterL

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  5. As Bad As It Gets

    by , 02-26-2017 at 08:35 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have been following U.S. politics for a while, and the presidents have all had some peculiarities. The best that I can remember myself was Eisenhower, who didn't seem to do any more than necessary; apparently he read and understood the Constitution. JFK was big on appearances; he talked things up, but he didn't get very done before a bullet stopped him. Johnson actually got a lot done; although some people would have preferred that he did less. I find it interesting that he is sometimes given ...

    Updated 02-26-2017 at 08:48 PM by PeterL

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