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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:32 AM

Dr Hill's testimony reminded me of an incident:

Many years ago I was an audience member at a panel discussion which included Margaret Mead who was renowned cultural anthropologist. Her “adversary” on the panel was this brash young man whose theories were counter to Dr Mead’s. At one point he was raising his voice to her and she put up her hand and said “You needn’t scream at me. Whatever you are going to say or have said is utter nonsense. I, however, am speaking from competence.”

He just froze, looked down, and was essentially silent after that.

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Reply Dr Hill's testimony reminded me of an incident: (Original post)
PCIntern Nov 2019 OP
Arkansas Granny Nov 2019 #1
PCIntern Nov 2019 #2
targetpractice Nov 2019 #3
Scarsdale Nov 2019 #4
2naSalit Nov 2019 #5
MyOwnPeace Nov 2019 #9
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #7
MartyTheGreek Nov 2019 #12
ramen Nov 2019 #6
TNNurse Nov 2019 #8
erronis Nov 2019 #10
Farmer-Rick Nov 2019 #11

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:51 AM

1. Dr. Hill conducted herself as a competent, non-partisan professional.

That can be intimidating to some people.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:10 AM

2. Yes especially to liars. Nt

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:11 AM

3. Indeed...

I was gobsmacked by her ability to speak extemporaneously, so eloquently, and authoritatively at length.

For my entire life, I've only been able to muster a sentence or two at a time... and then I lose my train of thought. She was very, very impressive.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:29 AM

4. She represented the type

of government official we used to have, when we had ADULTS in charge. The present cabal of ass-kissers and flunkies are a disgrace.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:43 AM

5. +1

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:31 AM

9. Indeed!

That was when we truly DID hire "only the best!"

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:51 AM

7. Me too.😔 She was articulate, eloquent and patient.

Impressive indeed.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:20 AM

12. At first I thought she was grandstanding with her accent and eloquence, but...

I waited to hear her through and found that she's brilliant. She may take a paragraph and a sentence or two, to get to her point but she ties it all together and even flipped some questions from the Trump defender's side of the bench and tied their tongues! They could not respond!

And, like she said during the hearing and CNN is reporting on this morning, she expertly spelled out that the Trump administration's theory that Ukraine attacked our elections in 2016 was in-fact a Putin initiated conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine and in doing so, republicans are only furthering Putin's alibi that it was not Russia that attacked our elections and preparing to do the same for the 2020 elections, ummm less than a year from now!

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:45 AM

6. She was excellent.

I was really impressed. She comes across as calmly self-assured and entirely confident in the truth and morality of her testimony.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:56 AM

8. My late father -in-law spoke in a very loud voice.

He was a short man who had been in the army, not sure if that was the cause or not. I called him on it very early in our relationship. I told him that I was raised in a family that spoke in calm normal tones except when there was danger or some other kind of emergency. I said if he was going to holler (I am from the south) every time he spoke, I would just walk away.

He stopped it cold in my presence. No one has ever called him on it from the family.

He really seemed to like me.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:54 AM

10. Most of us are afraid to confront family members about certain annoying behaviors

but frequently it does work well.

I have always been a bit up-front and not afraid to speak my mind when necessary. I think I have better relations with those confronted than do my other family members who have suffered in silence.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:04 AM

11. Good for You

As a retired Navy officer I would probably explain it as hearing loss. Just about anyone who has been in the military for any length of time, comes out with some amount of hearing damage.

But it doesn't mean he can't control it.

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