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Good catch.

It's exciting stuff, isn't it?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 08:44:03 AM EST
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ThatBritGuy:
It's exciting stuff, isn't it?
You have a point, but this is like complaints that a math curriculum is not "motivating" to students.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buiter
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 09:08:08 AM EST
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Apples and oranges.

The point of political messaging -- propaganda, to be blunt about it -- is persuasion, not thinking.  Having an emotional content to a message really does help persuade.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 10:56:19 AM EST
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Was just reading that the head of deception for the Middle east in the Second world war (Who coincidentally invented the names for the Commandos, the Special Air Service and the US Rangers) after the war went off to work for the Conservative Party as head of Public Opinion research for several years.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 11:02:11 AM EST
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The Right Wing is especially prone to move from military "service" - defined broadly - to a position within their political organizations.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 11:28:52 AM EST
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I do have a good friend that is convinced thet the rise of Thatcher was plotted by people who all knew eaqch other from Colditz POW camp.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 11:31:21 AM EST
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LOL

That evokes snarkifolous speculation about "bonding" (psychological or physical) and it's role in later life in social and political ... er ... "affairs."

(again, LOL)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 11:44:44 AM EST
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