[QUOTE=Uncephalized;1051983]I sure did. It was pretty obvious.
anna5, English is not your first language, and it is extremely arrogant of you to lecture native speakers on grammar or word usage. You are incorrect. Also, your obsession with Jews and Nazis is just plain annoying. Ron Paul may be wacko about some things but he is not a Neo-Nazi.[/QUOTE]
Haha, thanks for backing me up! I'm gonna stay away from this Nazi thing though...
Let me guess... Ron Paul is a "sicko" because he doesn't believe in taking money from poor people in the US to give to rich people in other countries, such as Israel, to keep the warfare state going? Yeah, not wanting to live in a constant state of war, violence, coercion, theft, and tyranny is really sick, man!
Is Obama and all the other politicians neo-nazis who give funding to Palestine and all the enemies of our "friends"?
dammit jakey, i wanted to call it!
I liked my thread before Anna ruined it.
[QUOTE=anna5;1052021]Well... I am not surprised to see old friends here.
And predictably, you are wrong, Uncephalized, which of course doesn't matter, since you are here not in search of truth. Predictably and obviously.[/quote]Hmm, OK.. let's see what you have to say then...
[quote]- English is my 7th language[/quote]So we agree that, as I said and as you quoted, "English is not your first language". So far so good.
[quote]- I didn't mention grammar (check my comments and your imagination)[/quote]See, in the sentence where I called you extremely arrogant, I used the word "or" to express the idea that [I]if[/I] you had indeed attacked a native English speaker on grammar, that would have been similarly stupid of you. In no way did I express or imply the notion that you did both of those things. See, here's yet another example of why debating people in a language in which you lack fluency is a bad idea. It makes you look stupid, and even stupider when you double down on your mistakes instead of simply acknowledging your error, apologizing if necessary, and moving on.
[quote]- certain concepts are universal and have the same or similar usage in many languages[/quote]And in many of those cases, there are secondary meanings or implications of words that are grasped immediately and transparently by native speakers but which are opaque to non-fluents, until they are explained. Congratulations--you just learned something. Or at least you would have, if you weren't too busy trying to "teach" everyone a subject you don't understand yourself.
[quote]- it's highly probable that I know more about languages more than Kata (whom I teased more than fought)[/quote]I don't care how much you know about languages in general, or how many languages you know. Your English is passable, but far from fluent. Any native English speaker could tell you this. And yet you deign to lecture us on the subject--but you have it backwards. You should be deferring to Kata (and anyone else who writes above a high school level) on matters concerning English usage, because they are more expert than you are. Get over it.
[quote]- "Jews and Nazis" are not my obsession, but Jewish history and antisemitism are some of the areas of my expertise and it means that I have all the qualifications and tools to decide who is or isn't an antisemite. I apologized for not asking your permission when I chose the subjects. And yes, Ron Paul is a sicko.[/QUOTE]Ron Paul may be an antisemite, although I am inclined to doubt it based on what I've read. I know he is anti-Israel, which of course is not the same thing, as it is possible to hold an opinion regarding a [I]country[/I], its origins, existence and actions, without any particular opinion on the religion or ethnic background of its [I]people[/I]. I understand that it's fashionable to conflate the two, especially in the case of Israel, where even mild criticism is typically shouted down by various groups as "virulent antisemitic rhetoric", but this is grandstanding ideology, not reasoned debate. I can also see how his comments regarding US involvement in World War II might lead one to the same charge--but of course this is consistent with his general non-interventionist views on foreign policy, which have nothing to do with race or religion. So it is nonsensical to claim this is evidence of antisemitism, even if the idea that the US should have stayed out of WWII is a monumentally idiotic one.
Finally, even if Ron Paul [I]is[/I] an antisemite, that [I]still[/I] doesn't make him a Neo-Nazi, which is what you originally called him, and the term I objected to in the first place. That you won't defend a consistent position is your failure, not mine.
[QUOTE=Timthetaco;1052049]I liked my thread before Anna ruined it.[/QUOTE]Sorry, I'm contributing, I'll try and stop. She's a very tempting troll though...
Thank you for confirming my main point that there is a serious problem. Now, excuse me.
And leaders will have to address it.
[QUOTE=j3nn;1052047]Let me guess... Ron Paul is a "sicko" because he doesn't believe in taking money from poor people in the US to give to rich people in other countries, such as Israel, to keep the warfare state going? Yeah, not wanting to live in a constant state of war, violence, coercion, theft, and tyranny is really sick, man!
Is Obama and all the other politicians neo-nazis who give funding to Palestine and all the enemies of our "friends"?[/QUOTE]
Illiterate primitive bigoted demagoguery.
7th language = 7 chances to say something truthful: Failure x7
[QUOTE=Timthetaco;1052049]I liked my thread before Anna ruined it.[/QUOTE]
I agree but wasn't the original title of the thread ".....Because We're Crazy?"
Just sayin' this kind of proves your point.