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post #19 of Old 11-08-2012
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Re: The Emotions Over The Bounty Tragedy

When reasonable people discuss/argue things face to face, they may have passionate differences of opinion but there is a better sense of when a discussion has reached a dead end. They move on to the next topic or the next beer. Spewing vitriol and making personal attacks over an issue that is largely speculation would not happen in an actual discussion. The conversation would just end or the puffed up, drunken combatants would take it outside and end it that way.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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