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The Jackass Free Experiment
08-21-2012, 05:14 AM (This post was last modified: 08-21-2012 09:39 AM by nomoon.)
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The Jackass Free Experiment
Welcome to Jackass Free Politics! You are welcome to leave comments or suggestions in this thread.

This is an experimental forum to see if it’s possible to have polite, non-combative political discussions, while remaining productive and entertaining. Will the restrictions prove to be too stifling? We’ll see. I'd love to hear your feedback.
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08-21-2012, 01:41 PM
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RE: The Jackass Free Experiment
Wow. Human nature on display. Let's see what comes of it.
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08-21-2012, 11:23 PM
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I kind of like the jackass people. They are entertaining. And show ignorance along with their prejudices in sometimes very humorous humiliation. However there is a need to be apart from them. So I accept your effort and welcome.

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08-21-2012, 11:45 PM
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Thanks, I do understand and appreciate the entertainment value as well.

I also understand that often, the best method to understand something is to seek out more information from sources that already seem to make sense. If I want to understand more about earthquakes, I'd read up on mainstream science sources that I trust, rather than studying what I consider to be crackpot theories. With issues like economics and politics, I also think that it makes sense to seek out sources that I trust, but I risk confirmation bias if I don't try to understand some of the competing theories. Even if the competing theories REALLY are crackpot theories, it's really a good idea to fully understand them anyway, especially the ones that have a significant number of followers. There is an interesting divergence of very strong opinions among very intelligent people when it comes to politics. I think that more non-combative discussion about these topics would be a good thing for society.

The other concept thing that I'm hoping to promote here, is to have a place where ideas win on their own merits, and not on the skills of the debater.

We'll see. I'm hoping that we can get a critical mass of posting activity on the forum to keep this thing going.
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08-22-2012, 01:00 AM
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Everyone, please feel free to start your own topics!
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