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Old 01-18-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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This is very true. I try to proofread my posts and I'm always surprised when I go back and see I missed a word. I read them over a few times, and my brain simply inserts the missing word. Common thing, too. You think it should be there and voila! It is.
Or double it, and and I don't see it.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Read post #50.
Again, I was talking in generalities. Glad you know what the Berenstain/Berenstein Bears are called, with proof.

And I really don't care about things like names being changed - I'm thinking of much larger issues, which is what I said in the post you responded to.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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Why does a discussion about a topic of interest to some of us degenerate into a name-calling session. It is an interesting phenomenon and people have clear memories that they share with others.

Why can't we discuss it in a nice way without the nasty comments about who has proof and who doesn't and who is obviously right and who is lame and riddled with false memories and delusions.

It is an interesting topic. I don't have an agenda about explaining it but I do know a simple fact about how the universe works and things are not always as they seem.

I have no experience with paving. I know nothing about it. I am not going to claim that I do. I am certainly not going to tell a paving contractor how to do their job.

I wouldn't even discuss it because it would be a topic of little interest.

Why do people who have little interest about a topic ruin it for everyone else. That is nothing but a big turn off. It is supposed to generate discussion that is thought provoking but it doesn't. It is annoying.

Someone who has experience and knowledge about possibilities is not likely to participate and the conversation degenerates into something that should be mandela'd.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Why does a discussion about a topic of interest to some of us degenerate into a name-calling session...
Straw man tactic. I don't see any "name-calling" taking place.

Some people like to state claims with no proof whatsoever, then get irked when those claims are refuted.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Why does a discussion about a topic of interest to some of us degenerate into a name-calling session. It is an interesting phenomenon and people have clear memories that they share with others.

Why can't we discuss it in a nice way without the nasty comments about who has proof and who doesn't and who is obviously right and who is lame and riddled with false memories and delusions.

It is an interesting topic. I don't have an agenda about explaining it but I do know a simple fact about how the universe works and things are not always as they seem.

I have no experience with paving. I know nothing about it. I am not going to claim that I do. I am certainly not going to tell a paving contractor how to do their job.

I wouldn't even discuss it because it would be a topic of little interest.

Why do people who have little interest about a topic ruin it for everyone else. That is nothing but a big turn off. It is supposed to generate discussion that is thought provoking but it doesn't. It is annoying.

Someone who has experience and knowledge about possibilities is not likely to participate and the conversation degenerates into something that should be mandela'd.
Great post, thanks!
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Straw man tactic. I don't see any "name-calling" taking place.

Some people like to state claims with no proof whatsoever, then get irked when those claims are refuted.

Straw man implies debate.

turning a discussion into a debate is no fun for Dorothy and little Toto.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The Mandela Effect is about far more than logos and names changing. Things like that are not really a big deal, as most people realize that logos and advertising changes all the time. I seem to be the only person who remembers that Teddy Grahams was originally marketed as a breakfast cereal.

There are much, much bigger things that - should you choose to investigate for yourself - you will see are not so easily explained away. Deaths of famous folks is one, speeches and historical events being different, anatomical changes, geographic changes.

I was thinking about this the other day, and will pose it as a question for all the naysayers: Why do you assume that your memory is the correct one, and not the other way around?
Ok...Teddy Grahams is NOT a breakfast cereal?. That's the only way I remember seeing it, but I never ate it or knew anyone who did.

Also, Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo. Was dark green. Disappeared for awhile and returned in different colors renamed Herbal EssenceS.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I remember Teddy Grahams cereal and then the cookies later. I even remember trying to pour milk on the cookies in a bowl to see if they would be an okay substitute and....no bueno.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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remember Teddy Grahams cereal and then the cookies later. I even remember trying to pour milk on the cookies in a bowl to see if they would be an okay substitute and....no bueno.
Thank you Jimbo302 and Tourian! I've never found anyone who remembered that.
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