Re: Guys, take it easy on Sam. She IS an Extropian.

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 18:38:42 MST

On Saturday, October 27, 2001 11:48 PM John Clark
> Alex I respect you so when you say Samantha has some good qualities I
> it must be true. I also think politeness is a worthwhile virtue but to say
I disagree
> with her is putting it so mildly, so apathetically, as to be completely
> Some people are trying to kill me, an effort is being made to stop them
> Samantha says that effort should stop immediately. That just makes my
blood boil.
> She may be a technologically savvy person but on this issue I repeat what
I said,
> she is a blithering idiot. I would never get this angry if we were arguing
over a
> technical question or even over politics, but this issue is not something
> it involves my survival and I take it personally.

Not only are Spikes points relevant here -- you're not going to win over
Samantha or anyone else for that matter by name calling -- but I seriously
doubt that Samantha or anyone else in this forum has the President's ear. I
don't think our debates on policy are uninfluential, but I doubt that even
if everyone on the list agreed on some specific policy that suddenly the
Congress, the White House, the Pentagon, and whoever is behind the WTC
attacks would say, "Oh my God, those Extropian geeks think X should be

Be calm! I'm very calm, despite the fact that I have seven of the missing
tactical nukes...:)

Daniel Ust

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