plonking (was: Re: Singularity: can't happen here)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 22:18:53 MDT

At 04:02 PM 9/10/01 -0700, samantha wrote:

>I was surprised by a *plonk* over what amounted to a
>misunderstanding and more than a bit ticked off by such. There
>aren't enough of us to casually quit talking to each other.

Indeed, but you instantly *plonked*ed back anyway. Samantha, I guess you
don't appreciate how offensively your post came across.

Russell wrote:

>>I have no particular position one way or the
>> other about gun control, am quite happy that discussions about it are
>> relegated to some other list that Mike Lorrey runs, and don't want to have
>> an argument about the issue with anyone on any side of it.

samantha replied inter alia:

>Then I suggest you don't open up the subject here.

>...does not mean
>that any of us should muzzle ourselves about any other aspects
>of such freedom that concern us.

>We are going to limit the power of the state by granting that
>the state should have unreasonable power over our lives? Come

>I also don't plan on
>walking on eggshells about what my views on other subjects are
>in order to fight it.

I certainly read all this on my first pass as deep-coded thus: `Hey, if
you're not signed up 100 percent to the Charter, piss off out of here, and
who the hell are you anyway?' So I felt my own finger, too, drawn toward
the *plonk* key. That was probably an over-reaction, I decided, but still...

Damien Broderick

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