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Toxic Hairball thanked Didge Doo's answer

There's a truism that you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

But you can fool enough people enough of the time!

Consider the demagogues who have persuaded populations to vote for them; … Read more

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Toxic Hairball thanked The Z.'s answer

The power of persuasion is more about charisma than intelligence. Persistently repeat the most fanciful lie, do it with conviction; engage others to corroborate it, present elaborate symbology and throw shade on (or --Gasp!-- invent a crime for) opposing views, and you can control masses of people. 

Facts are not necessary, in fact, they often are … Read more

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Toxic Hairball thanked Danae Hitch's answer

If you're 15, you should already start to be learning how to resolve conflicts with people without resorting to pouting, whining and complaining in order to get your way.

It's fine to acknowledge that you're being childish, but the real problem lies in what you're actually going to do from now on that shows your … Read more

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Toxic Hairball answered Emma Austin's question

I can't imagine what an "essay writing service provider" is, but getting someone else to do the work for you won't make you better at it.

The best way to become a good essayist is to gain a full understanding of your subject, and express your points in intelligent ways. A thesaurus can be invaluable. … Read more

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Toxic Hairball answered Anonymous' question

How is this not painfully obvious? You're 15, of course you're confused. She's 13, and a girl, who's to say what she meant.  Perhaps asking HER might ease your mind.

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Toxic Hairball thanked The Z.'s answer

In a truly free society, such as we aspire to be, there is no conscionable reason to repress free thought, to deny the opportunity to discover truth in one's own way, unencumbered by the moribund thinking of the past. 

Encouraging the Freedom of Mind is absolutely positive, IMO it is imperative and, on this example, long … Read more

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Toxic Hairball answered Anonymous' question

Very dangerous in Pakistan, that entire region in fact, for Americans. Give this a lot of thought.

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Toxic Hairball thanked Gator Blu's answer

My husband used to sell cars and he worked with someone who wore a cross pin on his lapel or collar. Even though he was Christian, he wasn't a "pushy" one. He wore the pin because it lead some people to trust him more. He was one of the good guys who sells cars. Most … Read more