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23 minutes ago, ActualCornHusker said:

 

Just taking notes on what you're saying:

*BRB says he doesn't come on here calling people brainwashed

*BRB claims I'm the only one who calls people brainwashed

*BRB calls me brainwashed

:rolleyes:

Taking notes. 
 

ACH comes on here claiming others are brainwashed. 
Someone points out that ACH has obviously been consuming media that has affected his views. 
ACH would rather talk about others. 

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2 hours ago, knapplc said:

 

You know very well that's not what she's doing. 

 

Are we really pretending that "call to arms" is not a common phrase? 

I have no idea what she intended, but I did know that there were a few here that would defend her statement. 

 

A call to arms means prepare for confrontation. A compelling plea to fight. 

Arms refers to weaponry. I see on the intereebs that lots of people see this as inappropriate.

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2 hours ago, RedDenver said:

The phrase "a call to arms" is not by itself a call to violence although it can be. The phrase means to call to action to confront something together.

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/call-to-arms

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/call-to-arms

 

Whether it's a call for violence is based on the context around the phrase.

Two meanings according to the dictionary

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call to arms

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42 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

I have no idea what she intended, but I did know that there were a few here that would defend her statement. 

 

A call to arms means prepare for confrontation. A compelling plea to fight. 

Arms refers to weaponry. I see on the intereebs that lots of people see this as inappropriate.

 


No. Please. This is embarrassing.

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1 hour ago, DevoHusker said:

Two meanings according to the dictionary

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call to arms

Definition of call to arms  (from the link)

1 : a summons to engage in active hostilities
2 : a summons, invitation, or appeal to undertake a particular course of action

Edited by admo
Edited because the 1st definition was in bold, and the 2nd defintion was not. Now we can see that neither are bolded.
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1 hour ago, DevoHusker said:

Two meanings according to the dictionary

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call to arms

Yes, that's exactly my point.

 

17 minutes ago, admo said:

Definition of call to arms  (from the link)

1 : a summons to engage in active hostilities
2 : a summons, invitation, or appeal to undertake a particular course of action

Yeah, it's why I said you need to consider the context since the phrase can have multiple meanings. Notice that the second definition you didn't bold doesn't suggest violence.

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3 hours ago, ActualCornHusker said:

Then I guess you won't mind applying the benefit-of-the-doubt precedent to your favorite cheeto either when he says "We've gotta fight like hell", especially when he explicitly instructs people to remain peaceful...

 

K, cool.

It's not really about benefit of the doubt but rather the context of what else was said. I agree that "gotta fight like hell" by itself is pretty innocuous but taken in context with the other things Trump said helps to clarify the meaning and intent. It's certainly a gray area where not everyone is going to agree.

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10 minutes ago, RedDenver said:

Yes, that's exactly my point.

 

Yeah, it's why I said you need to consider the context since the phrase can have multiple meanings. Notice that the second definition you didn't bold doesn't suggest violence.

 

 

The first definition doesn't inherently imply violence either.

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3 minutes ago, RedDenver said:

Yes, that's exactly my point.

 

Yeah, it's why I said you need to consider the context since the phrase can have multiple meanings. Notice that the second definition you didn't bold doesn't suggest violence.

Thanks.  2 meanings for a phrase can confuse some people.  Wasn't sure why Devo was getting negative push back, so I checked definitions from the link and posted for all.  I will go back and un-highlight the 1st definition.

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1 hour ago, knapplc said:

 


No. Please. This is embarrassing.

Embarrassing?

You're right, in that I would be embarrassed to defend something like this being posted online by the Mayor of our 3rd largest city.

1 hour ago, funhusker said:

I'd be okay with Twitter suspending her account or taking the post down.  At best, the Tweet is "not helpful".

 

But Americans don't appear to want social media to silence calls to violence.  

 

I've just finally accepted I'm just along for the ride...

 

 

I am in your camp.

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31 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

Embarrassing?

You're right, in that I would be embarrassed to defend something like this being posted online by the Mayor of our 3rd largest city.

 

Yes. This is embarrassing for anyone thinking this is an act of aggression.

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:41 PM, DevoHusker said:

Embarrassing?

You're right, in that I would be embarrassed to defend something like this being posted online by the Mayor of our 3rd largest city.

I am in your camp.

C'mon folks. Cut her some slack. She was actually thinking about how bad the crime is in her city, and how underfunded the police are, that ordinary citizens should arm themselves. she has hard time keeping her topics staight, like Joe. :cowbell:

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