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  1. Subscriberrookie54
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    16 Apr '20 21:361 edit
    copied verbatim from wiki
    i have only brought this forward/up so that the use of this technique can be easily observed and refuted
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    A straw man (or strawman) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent. [1] One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man".

    The typical straw man argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent's proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition ( i.e., "stand up a straw man" ) and the subsequent refutation of that false argument ( "knock down a straw man" ) instead of the opponent's proposition. [2] [3] Straw man arguments have been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly regarding highly charged emotional subjects.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

    edited for clarity
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    I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key...
  3. Standard memberFMF
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    16 Apr '20 23:16
    @divegeester said
    I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key...
    divegeester's suggestion that combine harvesters are the solution to the problem of strawman arguments rules him out as a serious commentator.
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    @FMF

    I think it's a reference to the shortage of Wheat (flour, globally) by June.
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    @divegeester said
    I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key...
    Furthermore, ooo arr ooo arr.
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    @divegeester said
    I’ve got a brand new combine harvester and I’ll give you the key...
    I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key ...
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    @kewpie said
    I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key ...
    I think we can get together...for a beer at a meet up somewhere over the rainbow.
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    17 Apr '20 13:35
    @rookie54 said
    copied verbatim from wiki
    i have only brought this forward/up so that the use of this technique can be easily observed and refuted
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    A straw man (or strawman) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent. [ ...[text shortened]... highly charged emotional subjects.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

    edited for clarity
    So you say that we all use strawmen arguments? Well that's just absurd, why do you insist on making such broad stereotypical accusations like this? Are you a bigot or something?
  9. Standard memberbadradger
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    @great-big-stees said
    I think we can get together...for a beer at a meet up somewhere over the rainbow.
    I am out a beer
  10. Subscriberrookie54
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    @whodey said
    So you say that we all use strawmen arguments? Well that's just absurd, why do you insist on making such broad stereotypical accusations like this? Are you a bigot or something?
    well done!
    should anyone desire a "found in the wild" example of how this type of fatuous argument looks,

    here ya go
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @great-big-stees said
    I think we can get together...for a beer at a meet up somewhere over the rainbow.
    So long as you maintain a 2 meter 6 foot distance............Oh never mind your not even in the same country. You probably will not meet anytime soon.

    -VR
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    @rookie54 said
    well done!
    should anyone desire a "found in the wild" example of how this type of fatuous argument looks,

    here ya go
    Fatuous? Who you calling "fatuous'? Hmm?

    Sure, I eat little too much at times but I'm by no means obese.
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @badradger said
    I am out a beer
    That is a good thing! Better than being out of food.

    -VR
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    @badradger said
    I am out a beer
    Like George Washington, "I cannot tell a lie"...it was me. 😲
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    @great-big-stees said
    Like George Washington, "I cannot tell a lie"...it was me. 😲
    Ahh, I see they teach you canidjians American history, eh?

    Well, ya know, Stees, if y'all had your own darn revolution, you would not be so jelly!
    Why don't y'all become part of the US and help Trump make America Great again!






    [laughing like hell] 😆
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