“The reason so many people misunderstand so many issues is not that these issues are so complex, but that people do not want a factual or analytical explanation that leaves them emotionally unsatisfied. They want villains to hate and heroes to cheer— and they don’t want explanations that do not give them that.”—Thomas Sowell :: Townhall.com :: Random Thoughts
My wish is simple (and, unfortunately, rife with cliche): disagree without being disagreeable, argue passionately for your view but always remember that it is possible to see a different solution to the same problem…
If I, as a Republican, turn a deaf ear to your thoughtful concerns and dismiss them as the errant and biased ramblings of a naive, unpatriotic, liberty despising communist I do us both a disservice - myself because I have lost the opportunity to learn and you because I have ignorantly forced you into a ideological corner inwhich you probably do not belong.
“is it worse that about 180 of those people bought products from spam, or that media outlets are willing to jump all over a statistic that comes from a sampling of less than .0001% of the roughly 360 million people currently using the internet?” I’d go with the latter.”—Lies, Damn Lies, and Anti-Spam Vendor Press Releases
“The team also discovered that many iPhone users were getting “owned” as soon as they walked onto the convention floor because most users unknowingly have their phones set to automatically connect to available wireless networks. Of course this is a horrible feature to leave enabled at Defcon because the wireless network is considered to be the most hostile in the world. By the second day of the convention, the Wall of Sheep screen displayed a helpful reminder to iPhone users – “You don’t want your phone auto-connecting to *anything*”—TG Daily - Defcon’s Wall of Sheep eats iPhones for breakfast, lunch and dinner