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(Email Removed) (Edward) wrote on 21 Nov 2003:
O but Cyber my dear old thing,

Don't use that sweet-talk *** on me, teddysnips. It makes me want to puke.
you did get involved with your morally superior "Yes, as clear as concrete and the smoke after a suicide bomber's terrorist attack."

Morally superior? You didn't even understand what I said. The concrete refers to Israel's West Bank concrete wall not translucent, I think even you will agree and the smoke to the aftermath of the terrorist suicide-bombings. That was an even-handed description. But you had to go and ask about the color of concrete and smoke "after an Israeli gunship's attack on an apratment building". That demonstrates that the cellular construction between your ears is denser than concrete.
Rather chickenshit to drop that in and then run away saying "I don't want to play with the morally superior", non?

Another bit of proof that you failed to understand what I said.
BTW, in no way do I think of myself as morally superior to you,

That's why I said what I said, Mr Self-Rigtheous. It's evident that you think you're morally superior to everyone, even Vanessa Redgrave.
notwithstanding what I take to be your position on this matter.

I haven't stated my position on this matter since well before your appearance here, and the last time I discussed it, it just became too boring to talk about.
Our views differ on an extremely complex political and emotional problem.

You don't have any views on this problem, as far as I can see, only a halo.
As someone said of the Northern Ireland situation a few years ago, "if you're not confused, you don't understand the problem."

This is the level of discussion I expect from idiots. Rey just said that you weren't one. I think he must have been hallucinating. Now, go back to your pedestal and reap the benfits of your moral perfection. Just because I posted two helpful URLs for you to look at does not mean that I am interested in discussing anything of import with you.
O but Cyber my dear old thing,

Don't use that sweet-talk *** on me, teddysnips. It makes me want to puke.

O don't puke, Cyber old thing. You can't afford the lossage.
you did get involved with your morally superior "Yes, as clear as concrete and the smoke after a suicide bomber's terrorist attack."

Morally superior? You didn't even understand what I said. The concrete refers to Israel's West Bank concrete wall

O really? And I'm supposed to be able to deduce that "The concrete refers to Israel's West Bank concrete wall" from what, precisely? If you mean to say something, especially something central to what passes for your argument, then for God's sake state it clearly. It's not like there's any shortage of concrete in Israel or Palestine, though rather a lot of it is mostly rubble now.
not translucent, I think even you will agree

That's the problem. Opaque rather, like your "argument".
and the smoke to the aftermath of the terrorist suicide-bombings.

Yes, I sort-of managed to get that. But thanks for the pointer.
That was an even-handed description.

Well, it would have been, if the reference to "concrete" had been a little more, er, concrete.
But you had to go and ask about the color of concrete and smoke "after an Israeli gunship's attack on an apratment building". That demonstrates that the cellular construction between your ears is denser than concrete.

Not exactly Q.E.D. However, if you aver that my brain matter is comprised of closely packed neurons and synapses (presuming those are the correct medical terms) as opposed to yours, which is mainly air and ant guano, then I am, of course, delighted.
Rather chickenshit to drop that in and then run away saying "I don't want to play with the morally superior", non?

Another bit of proof that you failed to understand what I said.

Well, it's hardly surprising that I failed to understand it, since it was so ill expressed. It doesn't alter the fact that you dropped your "word-bomb" and then ran away.
BTW, in no way do I think of myself as morally superior to you,

That's why I said what I said, Mr Self-Rigtheous. It's evident that you think you're morally superior to everyone, even Vanessa Redgrave.

Evident to you maybe, true not.
notwithstanding what I take to be your position on this matter.

I haven't stated my position on this matter since well before your appearance here, and the last time I discussed it, it just became too boring to talk about.

Look, I don't really give a flying *** what your position is on this matter, or whether you expounded it at length last night or last week. You responded to my post. I responded to your post. Get over it. If it's so "boring", then why are you still here, being bored?
Our views differ on an extremely complex political and emotional problem.

You don't have any views on this problem, as far as I can see, only a halo.

Then the comprehension problem is yours, you silly old tosser.
As someone said of the Northern Ireland situation a few years ago, "if you're not confused, you don't understand the problem."

This is the level of discussion I expect from idiots. Rey just said that you weren't one. I think he ... URLs for you to look at does not mean that I am interested in discussing anything of import with you.

What makes you think I am interested in discussing anything of import with you, you intellectual makeweight? I already thanked you (in the other thread) for the URLs (but I'm *** if I know now why I bothered. Must be my innate courtesy.) Be gracious enough to do as you say, and desist from "get(ting) involved in any political discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Not that I would characterise this pathetic little catfight as a discussion.

Edward

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(Email Removed) (Edward) wrote on 22 Nov 2003:

Bye-bye, teddysnips.
On 22 Nov 2003 03:27:04 GMT, CyberCypher

You know when you've scored on Cyber. He killfiles you.
You know when you've scored on Cyber. He killfiles you.

Ah, killfiling. The last resort of the loser.
Edward

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Ah, killfiling. The last resort of the loser.

Would you like to expound on that, or merely let it go as Cosmic Wisdom?

Cordially,
Eric Walker
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Ah, killfiling. The last resort of the loser.

That depends on the way it's done. I'd agree that announcing a "plonk" to the plonkee is a lame thing to do, but unproclaimed kill-filing is just a useful administrative tool in Usenet.

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
Southern England for the past 21 years.
(for e-mail, change harvey to whhvs)
Ah, killfiling. The last resort of the loser.

And the first resort of the discriminating.
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On 24 Nov 2003, Edward wrote snip

Ah, killfiling. The last resort of the loser.

That depends on the way it's done. I'd agree that announcing a "plonk" to the plonkee is a lame thing to do, but unproclaimed kill-filing is just a useful administrative tool in Usenet.

How does making such an announcement differ from demonstrably walking away from a person who often tries to engage you in unpleasant conversations? I say it gets the message across more effectively than walking way in a subtle manner, making it less likely the objectionable person will hassle you in the future.

Charles Riggs
Email address: chriggs>at>eircom>dot>net
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