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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 09:03:33 PM »

Not until you get to definition #5 on dictionary.com. It usually has connotations of secrecy and ill intent.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2010, 09:10:36 PM »

Not until you get to definition #5 on dictionary.com. It usually has connotations of secrecy and ill intent.

So definition #5 isn't valid anymore ? Is this proof that there is a number based conspiracy against the definition of conspiracy? Or, is this a deeper conspiracy against the 5th definition of all words??? Where does it all end?
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2010, 09:38:50 PM »

The point is that when most people use the word, they mean it in the sense by which most other people understand it. That's sort of the purpose of language, and people who engage in conversation implicitly accept the responsibility to seek to understand what their fellow conversationalists are saying, so long as the latter are not committing errors in their use of language.

For example, when the average person says "conspiracy" they mean "ill-intentioned plans made in secret," not "people doing things together". The latter definition renders the term useless, because it is not distinct from the many other terms descriptive of human interaction.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2010, 09:39:04 PM »

Everything's a conspiracy.  :roll:

Fact : The Media has been saying that it is really easy to get a Blackmarket nuke for about 30 years now.

Fact: Nobody has gotten one.

Fact: The people who benefit from this are the same ones selling the lie.

Figure it out. Or not. If you are not smart enough to connect the dots about how we are being lied to, your opinion really doesn't matter.

Figure it out.  If you're not smart enough to know that evil people do evil things and it's not always a conspiracy, then you're a fucking idiot.  Just about every other post you leave implies there's a conspiracy about something or the other.

As far as I know, if "people" do anything it is a conspiracy. Who's the idiot?

You are.  If "people" do anything, it's not necessarily a conspiracy unless they...wait for it...wait for it...conspire.

Not until you get to definition #5 on dictionary.com. It usually has connotations of secrecy and ill intent.

So definition #5 isn't valid anymore ? Is this proof that there is a number based conspiracy against the definition of conspiracy? Or, is this a deeper conspiracy against the 5th definition of all words??? Where does it all end?

QED.  Everything's a "conspiracy" with you.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2010, 09:44:19 PM »

The point is that when most people use the word, they mean it in the sense by which most other people understand it. That's sort of the purpose of language, and people who engage in conversation implicitly accept the responsibility to seek to understand what their fellow conversationalists are saying, so long as the latter are not committing errors in their use of language.

For example, when the average person says "conspiracy" they mean "ill-intentioned plans made in secret," not "people doing things together". The latter definition renders the term useless, because it is not distinct from the many other terms descriptive of human interaction.

Where is your proof? This is obviously a conspiracy theory.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2010, 09:55:55 PM »

I interpret the question to mean if the USA wasn't big it would be invaded.  There are countries smaller than many of our states.  What keeps other countries from invading smaller countries?  Why would England invade Maine when Ireland is so much closer and about the same size?
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2010, 10:06:21 PM »

Good point sir

You are quite welcome old chap, anytime.

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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2010, 10:15:55 PM »

Why would England invade Maine when Ireland is so much closer and about the same size?

They tried that already.

And, even though they followed Genghis Khan's advice and pretty much genetically replaced the Irish with English, they still couldn't get the population to settle down and admit defeat.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2010, 11:01:38 PM »

Why would England invade Maine when Ireland is so much closer and about the same size?

They tried that already.

And, even though they followed Genghis Khan's advice and pretty much genetically replaced the Irish with English, they still couldn't get the population to settle down and admit defeat.

Are you saying the population of Maine would just roll over and play dead?
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2010, 04:13:39 PM »

Are you saying the population of Maine would just roll over and play dead?

No. I'm saying that, if the spirit of resistance is somehow preserved, a people cannot be conquered. Only killed.
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2010, 06:27:51 PM »

Are you saying the population of Maine would just roll over and play dead?

No. I'm saying that, if the spirit of resistance is somehow preserved, a people cannot be conquered. Only killed.

Wolverines!
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2010, 07:03:04 PM »

Are you saying the population of Maine would just roll over and play dead?

No. I'm saying that, if the spirit of resistance is somehow preserved, a people cannot be conquered. Only killed.

Wolverines!

Ha ha,  I don't know if it is sad I am old enough to know that reference. 
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2010, 01:36:37 PM »

Are you saying the population of Maine would just roll over and play dead?

No. I'm saying that, if the spirit of resistance is somehow preserved, a people cannot be conquered. Only killed.

Wolverines!

Ha ha,  I don't know if it is sad I am old enough to know that reference. 

Meh, your age doesnt show on a great movie like that one. Wolverines!
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Re: Would America be invaded with no Federal government?
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2010, 04:37:34 PM »

Meh, your age doesnt show on a great movie like that one. Wolverines!

Could someone cite the movie so I can look it up on NetFlix?
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