Our verbally diarrhetic "flushman"; aka The Hydra - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 02.03.07 | 19:32 (IST)

    We are familiar with the obsessive Flushman, the shallow thinker, who keeps excreting and flushing into our forums. But did you know that the poor guy also makes up quotes? I normally don`t read his posts, but the other day he posted a series aimed at me, and this before I posted anything here. It was interesting to see what the complaints were about. Well, they were "responses" to the previous day`s posts. I will give just two examples that will illuminate the quality of thought we are dealing with; and one good advice to Flushman. Take two spoons of Peptalk-Bismol and go back to sleep: 1. "if lebanon falls under a severe recession then hizballah will attack israel." - Flushman ("quoting" me) "If Lebanon falls into a severe recession as a result of its economy having been destroyed, many disaffected non-Shiites will join the protests" - Tosefta (original statement) A non-quote, but what do you expect from somebody who does not understand what he reads? Flushman also thinks the present crisis is not the result of the war. It is. The article itself said the Lebanese economy was thriving before the war. 2. "but oil prices will go to 100 dollars" - Flushman ("quoting" me) "Oil prices will shoot up. Saudi Arabia cannot replace the Oil Iran will cut" - Tosefta (original statement) I didn`t offer an expected price. But worse still, here is Flushman`s analysis: "let prices go high and the ingenuity of the west will come into play.we would have massive research into alternatives." Flushman believes that credible research can produce results instantaneously, as fast as he excretes his posts. It takes years, enough time to have a severe global depression. Responding to this point, Flushman "relied" on the economist S. Brittan: "when oil was at 70 dollars [Brittan] wrote that it would be catastrophic were the price to come down sharply.the result would be the search for alternatives would be halted. sounds logical to me". This sounds logical to me too. But if the price should not go DOWN sharply, does it mean that it could go UP sharply? We are dealing with a shallow fool here.

    from the article: Some serious thoughts on Syria
    First published 00:00 02.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.03.07
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