Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun May 07 2000 - 09:30:58 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

>Spike Jones wrote:

> > Mike I think you were too hard on Zero, tho. I know that
> > he did publish his first and last name on the list last time
> > we went thru this particular memefest, actually I think he
> > did so at least twice before. {8-] spike
>The last time we went at this, I gave my full name and info as above. He
>said his first name was Michael, but did not indicate that Powers was
>his real last name, nor did he, or has he now, matched my openness with
>a similar level of information. That reluctance to reciprocate indicates
>that he does not pratice what he preaches. He IS a hypocrite. I am
>calling him on this. Hypocrisy IS a cardinal sin of the rules of debate.
>Walk the walk if you are gonna talk the talk.

If I had said "hey, everybody on this list, I think we should all post our
names, addresses and phone numbers. You all go first, then I'll do so
also." And then if I refused to do so, *that* would be hypocritical. But
that is not even close to what I have said.

What I *have* said is that I think a transparent society will eventually
become necessary, and moreover, I think it will be a good thing. My refusal
to give *you* my personal information does not contradict anything I have
said. You and I exchanging personal information over the internet does
*not* a transparent society make. It is simply a couple of idiots exposing
themselves in public. Your "walk the walk, talk the talk" nonsense is
clearly just a "dummy's dare" to expose myself as you have done, and I
simply decline that invitation. That does not make me a hypocrite, a coward
or a fascist.


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--Thomas Jefferson

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