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Propaganda media piece from the UK against China. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-2-24 23:42:10 |Display all floors

unhealthysms

If we met to agree a proposition, that would be a negotiation.

If we met, to mutually agree that would be a clique and hardly worthwhile.

If we met to argue our specific contrary points of view, that is a debate.

It is not always the point of winning a debate, but rather having participated.

Via a forum.


Monty Python:

An argument is a series of connected statements to establish a proposition.

No it isn't

Yes it is.

An argument is not just yes or no!

Yes it is.

No it isn't.

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Post time 2010-2-25 07:55:49 |Display all floors

I am an "informer"

Those people writing and posting subversive materials are under my watch.  I will inform.

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Post time 2010-2-25 09:55:22 |Display all floors

matthew5_3

Not a spy then !

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Post time 2010-2-25 11:08:59 |Display all floors

Reply #28 expatter's post

matthew is a PROPAGANDIST!

he writes!
A spook, is stealthy, he or her is that "ordinary person" who stands in a corner all the time....
just watching....
He does not know why he is doing that, but it could be cult indoctrination, vested party due to vice guilds....
The spooks also make friends with INFLUENTIAL people, and get them to make decisions to suit the "orders in hand"...

ha ha ha


Boy! It's really an adventure for me. (courtesy of Grandma!)

cheeerios!


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Post time 2010-2-25 13:17:13 |Display all floors

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A spy I suppose could mean:

To watch secretly, usually for hostile purposes.
Or to search intensively.

Whereas informer could mean:

One who imparts knowledge.
Or one who makes a practice of informing against others, especially for a financial reward.

So the newspaper article selectively uses the first as a means to intensify the admitted act of informing.

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Post time 2010-2-26 12:26:31 |Display all floors

Reply #31 seneca's post

I think a SPY would be under the pay of governments...

while INFORMERs is just gangs of people unified by underclass guilds, cult beliefs, guild, clan, tribal themes, and provide information....and is not really paid, but gets benefit by having their trades uninterupted!

hmmmmm

I think the British use this method of creating VESTED INTEREST with amazing success!


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Post time 2010-2-26 14:31:33 |Display all floors

GD

Yes.

Merrian Webster's definitions are quite clear and the same as I quoted previously.

The two words are used in completely different contexts.

If someone where vain enough to challenge that.

Then they should at least take the time to look in a dictionary.

Otherwise, they could look quite foolish.  

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