[2014-06-04] Efficient market

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:55 pm

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:03 pm

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:59 pm

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:32 pm

DonRetrasado wrote:blah blah whatever


"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:45 am

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Apocalyptus » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:41 am

:) wrote:
DonRetrasado wrote:blah blah whatever


"Bad men need nothing more to compass accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."

Given that a troll's end is usually to provoke an angry/upset reaction, I think that people looking on and doing nothing is the best course of action really.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:21 pm

He's* quoting John Stuart Mill, who also brought us such gems as

John Stuart Mill wrote:"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."

"The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error."

"To refuse a hearing to an opinion, because they are sure that it is false, is to assume that their certainty is the same thing as absolute certainty. All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility. Its condemnation may be allowed to rest on this common argument, not the worse for being common."


I'm just pulling these off the top of Wikiquote. There are like a million of 'em. The guy just goes on and on.

*or she's, et cetera
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Apocalyptus » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:54 am

Yeah I'm aware of the quote, I just thought it to be a bit absurd in applying it to this situation.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:36 pm

I completely agree, especially when there are much more pertinent JSM quotes available.

But in the original, it was 'compass'.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Apocalyptus wrote:Given that a troll's end is usually to provoke an angry/upset reaction, I think that people looking on and doing nothing is the best course of action really.


Inaction is fine for the individual reader, but moderators have a responsibility to promote a welcome and interesting environment in forums. The moderators here are not thinking of the people who will be put off from posting here by what passes as worthwhile posting.

And free speech? Really? Do you see a lively collision between truth and error here? :roll:

Clearly people who care about racism, etc. are not particularly wanted around here.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Sahan » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Wow, what an impassioned call for action. I think you've really put our moderators into a corner here, whoever you are who just started posting anonymously in this thread with a strange amount of concern for a troll no-one else cares about. It's great to see that you've taken the charge to speak on behalf of everyone else in the forum too.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:58 pm

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:02 pm

I'm tempted to go back on my word and give a shit.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:58 pm

Sahan wrote:Wow, what an impassioned call for action. I think you've really put our moderators into a corner here, whoever you are who just started posting anonymously in this thread with a strange amount of concern for a troll no-one else cares about. It's great to see that you've taken the charge to speak on behalf of everyone else in the forum too.


I'm posting anonymously because, judging by the general attitude around here, I don't think I'd want to get any more familiar with anyone here. I did sign up for an account but don't want to draw attention by asking for it to be deleted.

I happen to think it's important to confront people with nasty attitudes. Is that so wrong?

When did I speak on behalf of everyone else in the forum? I'm not seeing it.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Surely you guest » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:10 pm

:) wrote:I happen to think it's important to confront people with nasty attitudes. Is that so wrong?

You have a nasty attitude and should go soak your head.
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