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[Poll #1191550]

Defend Your Position.

Date: 2008-05-21 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martinhesselius.livejournal.com

Perimeter (hu)manned!

Date: 2008-05-21 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Hey leave my hubby out of this! =^_^=

Date: 2008-05-21 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martinhesselius.livejournal.com

*Grin*
I thought he liked being in the middle?

Date: 2008-05-22 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Oh.....You!!!!!
=^_^=

Date: 2008-05-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theinnocence.livejournal.com
it won't let me select both :(

Date: 2008-05-21 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhino777.livejournal.com
i just did...

Date: 2008-05-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bedivere.livejournal.com
I am in an undisclosed location.

Date: 2008-05-21 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Can't answer without details.
One should never make decisions of that magnitude without information...
That said, I would prefer to advocate war from a defensive position.

Date: 2008-05-21 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaydedone.livejournal.com
The proposition is a Mistaken Reversal.

All wars are arguments. Not all arguments are wars.

Date: 2008-05-21 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skiadaimonos.livejournal.com
funny since i was going to say "not all wars require actual arguments."

Date: 2008-05-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaydedone.livejournal.com
*grin* Depends on what you call an actual argument. A spoken one, no. But if you go with argument being a dispute, pretty much all wars, by definition, are just that.

I love looking up etymologies on such things so...

"arguere" - to make clear.

Yeah, I'd say war clears up who owns what parcel of land or gets to set up the rules all right. Well, at least from the pov of the folks waging it. ;-)

Date: 2008-05-21 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skiadaimonos.livejournal.com
keke keke
the etymology of "war" is what had in mind too.

But say, theoretically and totally hypothetically for example, it is possible to have war to determine which commercial establishments get defense funds, but that would not necessarily entail a dispute.....

Date: 2008-05-21 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaydedone.livejournal.com
True, but regardless of the -true- motivations of the war, it, by definition, has to have a dispute or conflict that the action ultimately attempts to resolve, even if the dispute/conflict is largely a pretextual one.

Or, modeling further upon the hypothesis you've offered, the war "makes clear" which commercial establishments get funds and which ones don't. After all, unless every single one out there gets funding via the war, there's necessarily an uncertainty made clear by the action. ;-)

Date: 2008-05-21 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
Can you guess which book I'm reading right now? :P

Date: 2008-05-22 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Knowing you, the possibilities are endless.
Random stab at the bibliophile index....Red Badge Of Courage :)

Date: 2008-05-21 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassysmile.livejournal.com
ARGUMENT IS REALLY GOOD SEX!

Date: 2008-05-21 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I like where this thread is going.

Date: 2008-05-22 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Sex or argument?

Date: 2008-05-21 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cappadocius.livejournal.com
Ex Nihilo arguments are superb.

Date: 2008-05-21 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orangecone.livejournal.com
INFIDEL!

*stab*

Date: 2008-05-22 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okfineverygood.livejournal.com
Seems stretchy to me, and anyway it seems like a first rhetorical step toward legitimizing some other dubious metaphors -

* Business is War
* Love is a Battlefield
* "WWF Raw is War"
* etc.

Date: 2008-05-22 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morbid-o.livejournal.com
I've lost an argument, but I'll never lose a war.

Date: 2008-05-22 02:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-05-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adrienmundi
I respectfully sidestep your position, while pointing and laughing.

Date: 2008-05-30 03:43 pm (UTC)

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