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Old 04-29-2014, 01:41 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by Commissionpoint View Post
I know several other words that describe "alarmists" much better. I was trying to be polite.
They called O'Neil some of those words too. As it turned out, it best described them, not him. Had they listened, WTC would still be standing.

"Alarmist" is a word that is used to discredit people, especially when they have a strong argument on their side.

There was a time when "liberal" was not a "bad" word. Ronald Reagan hoodwinked millions of people by using it in a disrespectful matter. It was the only decent acting role he ever did.
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