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Beware of the Ad Hominem Argument

Per wiki: An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an argument made personally against an opponent instead of against their argument. Ad hominem reasoning is normally described as an informal fallacy, more precisely an irrelevance.

Ad hominem arguments are one of the main tools of cointel (as well as the straw man argument). It's probably part of cointel 101 training. It's good to always look for personal attacks that appeal to emotion in any thread. Here is a list of ad hominem responses (and straw man arguments) just on this thread. I'm just quoting examples from this particular thread:

Straight Sativa (orignal poster):
"So please stop spreading that kind of false information. It reminds me of the childish "no one died on 9/11" crowd."

RonPaulWins:
"Kooks: “THERE WAS NO INJURIES! IT WAS FAKE! FALSE FLAG! ACTORS! DRILLS!”
I blame their retardation on the public school system in the United States.
It is completely made up, totally fabricated nonsense."

thelastbill :
"I think I saw nibiru in the replays...."

SecretGubmintAgent:
"Second, the actors / fake blood/ space alien theory is complete absurdity, in all of its different forms. There is no need to talk about it except to point out how stupid it is. In fact, it is so absurd that if it didn't have its brain-addled fans here posting about it, no one would think to discuss it, because it is absurd."

"Go way, they're baitin'. I find it really hard to believe that all of these people believe this crazy crisis actor bullshizzle. Are people really that stupid?"

"Maybe you just enjoy believing in the absurd."

silentboom:
"I don't even believe that the race happened. I think the crowd was a hologram projected from an alien spacecraft from the future.....and while I'm at it Rand Paul is just an alien shapeshifting reptileman inserted into the Paul family to fool us all."

Delysid:
"The buildings are hollow. The Soviets and Chinese made fake cities therefore my reasoning is sound. I looked at GPS and "satellite" images of Boston and it is clearly FAKE!
Nothing is off the table! No queations and no ideas are too stupid to talk about! Jon is a fascist for censoring us!!!!"
"They are paid to play hockey and lie about Boston being a real city! Duh! The DHS hires actors! It says so right on their web site! Also, hockey is fake! Pro wrestling is fake, that means hockey is, too! Everything is fake! The government lies!"
"Sadly I know for a fact that A LOT of people believe the lunacy
I added hundreds and hundreds of Ron Paul supporters on Facebook. A lot of them are intelligent and sophisticated, but Oh.My.God are there some Whackjobs. I have been systemically deleting them, yet there is always more. They are like clones of each other. They link to the same articles and conspiray sites. RELENTLESSLY. They blast their Facebook pages with as much shit as they can find(and it is all the same stuff). They feed on their numbers. It's a big subculture. And it is ACTIVE. They won't debate. They will just keep blasting you with links to alternative conspiracy sites and Youtube videos. The same ones. It seems as if there are a handful of people producing the paranoid garbage and thousands of people spreading it everywhere. They have attached themselves to Ron Paul."

godsfavson:
"I've just read that Lady Gaga is illuminati somewhere. Should make a new thread about this critical new information."
"Have you seen a movie called 'Idiocracy'? We are living it."

No.7 :
"Don't tell me you're one of those "nobody died during any terrorist attack"/"9/11 was filmed in the same studio where the filmed the moon landing" crap. Nevermind that two major towers disappeared, it's gotta be fake right????"

SuburbiaStopPushing:
They're like the "No Planes on 9/11" crowd. You can give them first-hand testimonials and all the home video footage they want, and they'll still keepblabbering away.

Just added:

wolfe:
If it can be found on Rense, it's retarded.
However, it is NOT an Ad Hom attack, to logically and factually prove your argument false and then call you out as an idiot for being so foolish as to hold your position.
We all rightfully point out that you are idiots, after we have proven you and your arguments to undeniably be idiotic.
That's not an Ad Hom attack... idiot.
Someone using an "Ad Hom Defense" would do so because they are unable to address the arguments which we have stated that lead us to believe you are in fact idiots..

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Beware of the ad hominem arguments... have a good day to all. Even to y'all in military intelligence...

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?
http://www.cluesforum.info/

http://www.septemberclues.info/

9-11 Actors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aPvJSQtmoE

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos