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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Lack of trolls, kooks etc. in SED --- Theories?
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Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:05:33 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:05:33 PDT
Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 00:18:12 +0200,
> "Bill sloman" ,
> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
> Article: ,
> Entitled: "Re: Lack of trolls, kooks etc. in SED --- Theories?",
> Wrote the following:
> |"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> |> Author R.S.W. and all its variations, and any mention of R.S.W. in a
> |> Subject are auto-killed; so I'm never annoyed by him anymore.
> |Your loss. He does *much* better abuse than Robert ever did (though Robert
> |was improving).
> |Bill Sloman, Nijmegen - nowhere near Irak and not all that close to the
> |International Court in den Hague (for the benefit of the CIA, whom seem to
> |need that sort of information)
> Nope, not my "loss". With 6 grandchildren, I find his
> sex-with-children viewpoints just totally repulsive.
> Of course I remain friendly and suggest that he visit Arizona and make
> his case in a public forum... it'll be fun to count his bullet holes
> in the next instant ;-)
Harumph! Arizona indeed. Your remark was not in the slightest PC
(Politically Correct). It is not clear to me why there is a view of
people from Arizona as being cowboys. Indeed, I was born in Saint
Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ back before the end of WWII. Phoenix
was struggling to convert from a small town to a city. It might have had
a population of 60,000. My family loved the desert and many weekends
found us out having a nice day there. Sure my father always carried a
gun in the desert. So what? A lot of other people did also in those
days. Even today. If I moved back to Arizona, I would likely pack heat
in the desert. Just because you carry a gun does not mean you are
looking for some kind of trouble.
A coworker told an amusing story of taking his uncle to the top of a
14er here a few weeks ago. The uncle got lost on the way down and fired
two shots. My coworker did not have a gun so he could not answer. So he
went down to the parking lot at the trailhead and called search and
rescue. There followed a comedy that ended with search and rescue
driving to various access points and shouting about. Some deputy
sheriffs decided to ground search from the opposite side of the ridge
where it was thought the uncle got lost. They fired shots and soon the
uncle answered with his .357. The uncle was found. A family reunion
courtesy of gunfire.
The western movies of the 1950s, however much we loved them, were pure
hogwash. The really famous incident in Arizona was the OK Coral. There
was a lot of bad blood in that. Wyatt Earp had to leave Arizona because
he was wanted for murder. He settled in the Los Angeles area and had
little success getting into films. he died peacefully in bed in 1929.
Doc Holliday's tuberculosis continued to get worse and he died in
Glenwood Springs, CO. One biographer says he lost his biggest bet when
he died peacefully in bed after a glass of whiskey in 1887. In some real
sense, Wyatt Earp and John Henry Holliday created a legend that will not
I am a little surprised at you falling into the legend. You do live in
Phoenix do you not?
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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