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Jonathan Townsend
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Persuasive or compelling?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Effective compulsion can be quite persuasive.
I recommend a "Louisvile Persuader."
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Effective compulsion can be quite persuasive.
I recommend a "Louisvile Persuader."
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
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Seems there have been a lot of "post only according to my specified rules, or I will report to the mods that you are off topic, blah-blah-blah" threads lately, haven't there? Why are folks suddenly so afraid of open discussion?
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What the hell! did everybody just take a Drag pill around here? I was coming over here and posting because I was having fun! Lately it just seems to be a drag. Don't make me go looking for old retarded threads people, come on lets fun it up!
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I'm Devil's Advocate. Smile
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I'm Devil's Advocate. Smile
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Quote:
On 2013-08-27 04:00, Michael Baker wrote:
Quote:
On 2013-08-27 02:09, Pakar Ilusi wrote:


... throw in quotes from 'authorities' of really important things and/or just generally respected people, them 'celebs' we all love... Smile

Because it gives weight to your point of view and...

It always looks good when famous people agree with you.




Such as...

“If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bulls***.”― W.C. Fields

:rotf:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqVrxGFNww0
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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The best way to bring someone around to your POV, IMO, is one of the oldest - the Socratic method. Ask reasonable questions that result in responses from your "opponent" which, little by little, build your argument for you - in essence, set little logic traps that seem innocuous until they cause your opponent to essentially agree with your larger point. Doesn't work particularly well on the Internet, but face to face it's still the way to go. That's why it remains the favored method used to teach law school classes.
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Of course, you have to be Socratese to be able to pull that one off.
(For that matter, in the end it didn't work out to well for him either, did it?)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Ha! Right on both points, Ed.
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