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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2017, 02:19:25 PM »
So I will have backup?  :)
You already have plenty from Pelosi etc.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »
To sum it all up in one sentence: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Why do you keep using that expression? Is that like the new "no true Scotsman"?

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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2017, 02:23:52 PM »
You already have plenty from Pelosi etc.
Are you really going to bring that here?  ::)
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2017, 02:24:37 PM »
Are you really going to bring that here?  ::)
He said every thread.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2017, 02:25:22 PM »
Why do you keep using that expression? Is that like the new "no true Scotsman"?
What else would I use when someone comes up with such lame "predictions".

I don't know of an earlier version of "no true Scotsman" which is a simple type of logical fallacy. The expression I used could be interpreted as a rephrasing of Shlomo Hamelech's: אין חדש תחת השמש, and is more readily accessible without switching input language.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »
What else would I use when someone comes up with such lame "predictions".

I don't know of an earlier version of "no true Scotsman" which is a simple type of logical fallacy. The expression I used could be interpreted as a rephrasing of Shlomo Hamelech's: אין חדש תחת השמש, and is more readily accessible without switching input language.

You missed my point. I was not referring to the actual logical fallacy known as no true Scotsman. I was referring to the fact that a certain forum member uses that expression every single chance he gets, and that's what it seems like you're doing with this new French phrase that you have decided to like.

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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2017, 02:33:42 PM »
You missed my point. I was not referring to the actual logical fallacy known as no true Scotsman. I was referring to the fact that a certain forum member uses that expression every single chance he gets, and that's what it seems like you're doing with this new French phrase that you have decided to like.
It all depends on what it is responding to. WHen people use the no true scotsman fallacy often then that can get replied to them often when people make these lame predictions they will get this.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2017, 02:36:06 PM »
Can OP of the thread ban a member from the thread?  :)
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2017, 02:43:34 PM »
You missed my point. I was not referring to the actual logical fallacy known as no true Scotsman. I was referring to the fact that a certain forum member uses that expression every single chance he gets, and that's what it seems like you're doing with this new French phrase that you have decided to like.

No true forum member would do a thing like that.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2017, 02:44:20 PM »
OP: Great topic idea!
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2017, 02:50:39 PM »
To sum it all up in one sentence: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

At least 3 of those are quite bold. Perhaps you're just upset I didn't predict something exciting for you, but that's more on your parev cholentness than my boldness. If you want something exciting, allez-y et découvrez la richesse de la vie par vous-même

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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
See edit.  :)

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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2017, 02:58:43 PM »
What are we betting on the first 2?
Since it will be a massive amount maybe best to talk offline at the DO.  :)
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2017, 02:59:52 PM »
That @ChaimMoskowitz or
a new member with remarkably similar positions to @ChaimMoskowitz
and myself surprise everyone by how many things we end up agreeing about.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
You missed my point. I was not referring to the actual logical fallacy known as no true Scotsman. I was referring to the fact that a certain forum member uses that expression every single chance he gets, and that's what it seems like you're doing with this new timeless French phrase that you have decided to like is to the truth what inflation is to a monetary phenomenon (as per Milton Friedman).

Didn't miss that, figured that was what you meant.
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2017, 03:08:11 PM »
At least 3 of those are quite bold. Perhaps you're just upset I didn't predict something exciting for you, but that's more on your parev cholentness than my boldness. If you want something exciting, allez-y et découvrez la richesse de la vie par vous-même
You mean as in delving into a blatt gemara or a maamar?
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2017, 03:14:15 PM »
You mean as in delving into a blatt gemara or a maamar?
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2017, 03:56:49 PM »
If you want something exciting, allez-y et découvrez la richesse de la vie par vous-même

Would've expected a nice clicking Xhosa expression as a retort, or at least something in Afrikaans, coming from you. (Though I'd probably need Google translate to decipher that).
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Re: What's your predictions for 2018?
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2017, 03:57:57 PM »
נאר וואס דען?
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