joe dees (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 19:42:12 -0500

At 01 Apr 1999 01:22:03 +0200, you wrote:
>Michael Lorrey <> writes:
>> Listen, when you subscribe to the list, you should become familiar
>> with the ideas and terms used here from the many FAQ lists, other
>> web pages, and list archives at the extropy website. Asking such
>> basic questions that have been asked time and time again does
>> nothing but waste bandwidth and other people's time. If you wish
>> people to respect you, you should respect the value of their time
>> and try to use the resources that are available to answer your
>> questions.
>Checked your serotonin levels recently, Michael? :-)
>Seriously, I think this is a bit rude. You have a point - when joining
>a new forum it is a good idea to read up on what has gone before - but
>it is clearly impractical to read everything (especially with a forum
>with this list's long history) and also likely that you will miss one
>thing or another. The best way of learning things is often to ask. And
>we oldtimers should remember that many of the discussions we have seen
>again and again and again are new to many participants - they form an
>important part of learning about our meme-complex, and we should
>really try to participate (even if it might feel tiresome to deal with
>the identity question, the singularity argument, the libertarian
>general quarrel and all the others again).
>Towards a nicer transhumanism!
>Anders Sandberg

The best definition of a redneck I have ever heard is someone who is belligerently ignorant. While Michael Lorrey is far from ignorant, he continues to revel in the redneckian belligerence which is only to be expected from someone who knowingly and gleefully includes the slogan from Tim McVeigh's post-OkCity truckbombing T-shirt in his sig, and "justifies" this mass homicide-approving stance by referring to a Waco video which is rivalled only by the antiabortion "Silent Scream" in its abject lack of objectivity, while daring anyone who might demonstrate the temerity to disagree with his skewed politics to "take him on" in a travestric mimicry of Suthrn Honor. He is one individual who should be forbidden from buying fertilizer and kerosene, especially as he spouts so much of the former while pouring the latter on every fire he can find. Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher

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