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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby shootist » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:18 pm

I do not think that the doubts about the honesty of politicians, both collectively and individually, and/or the failings of the electoral system, have been a closely guarded secret, unpublished until revealed on this forum.
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:22 pm

atticus wrote:Consider whether your assumptions have been mistaken.

Which assumptions are you referring to?
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:24 pm

The one you made when you said that you were "assuming" things.
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:35 pm

Do you mean a couple of posts back, where I'd said that assumptions had caused problems and assumed it was clearly implied that I was trying to avoid such assumptions?
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Step 1. Find my post (the one you quoted).

Step 2. Read the post immediately above it.
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
shootist wrote:The problems you highlight are most often ones that many others consider problems also, and have pointed them out here and there. There is very little purpose in being the last person in the crowd to point out that the King's new clothes do not exist.


I have run into problems so many times through assuming that somebody knows something that I have thought was bleedin' obvious.
Thus the purpose of pointing out the bleedin' obvious is to begin to establish what is known and agreed upon.


Are you wanting clarification?
The assumptions referred to therein are clearly in error, that is why they caused problems; hence the policy of pointing out the bleedin' obvious rather than assuming it was already known.
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:50 pm

Good. No clarification requested. End of that discussion
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:12 pm

If you needed no clarification, then why did you raise the discussion?
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby shootist » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:28 pm

I think there may be a good market for the latter parts of this thread to sell to John Cleese.
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Re: MPs and the Referendum

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:04 pm

Discussion with that interlocutor can take a surreal turn.
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