Re: @ Scorchio
"Scorchio please stop trying to pretend to be smart, it doesn't work because you're not.
Using terms such as "ad hominem" when you often don't actually even use it correctly, whilst failing to address any other logical fallacies paints you as one of those muppets that's seen ad hominem used and merely decides to parrot it every 5 minutes because you think you understand it but do not."
That is as far as you get. I need go no further. Ad hominem; attacking an opponent's character to avoid discussing the issues, which is exactly what I have been highlighting. My use has been meticulous and to the point, whereas in the current instance (that is to say, the argumentum ad hominem) you have shown yourself signally incapable of arguing your way out of a wet paper bag.
As to whether or not I am trying to pretend that I am smart (and I am not sure how one does such a thing), your post presupposes an ability to look into the black box of another individual's consciousness - and do note this has to be done via modem - and to determine not merely what is going on, but the relative state of intelligence that your opponent has. You failed because such a thing is not possible, any more than there are fairies at the bottom of the Pope's garden.
In addition I have pointed out other logical fallacies, including the argumentum ad populum, the ad ignorantiam, and most especially the argumentum ad verecundiam. At first blush your response is of exactly the nature with which you try tar me. It seems to be childish, glib, and it contains no references to the actual data themselves
Clue stick; an instance where an ad hominem argument is valid; Assange, his personality, his profile of offending and so on.
As far as IMG is concerned, whilst you may not like it he refers efficiently and accurately to court proceedings, to statutes and to other source material. You may indeed believe that he is "an annoying cock", but that is merely an opinion and, as American folk are wont to point out, opinions are like arseholes; everyone has one. What counts are the data, and IMG does a good job of serving them up.
Now you may have difficulty with that, and you are evidently trying very hard to argue your way out of it, but you have failed miserably.
One last observation on this little passage:
"Still, keep telling yourself you're right if you want, we'll keep laughing at your idiocy I guess."
The Royal we perhaps? Is this a form of the argumentum ad verecundiam, or perhaps the argumentum ad populum, or is this the invisible 'we' so adeptly parodied here:
Your attempt is transparent and I give you 1/100 for trying.