From: Mark Fergerson
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Subject: Re: Austin Instruments to Close
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:36:16 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
John Fields wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:37:58 +1100, "Phil Allison"
>>"Jonathan Kirwan" wrote in message
>>>On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:39:57 +1100, "Phil Allison"
>>>>Autistics do have comprehension problems.
>>>I have two autistic children, one profound, one relatively mild,
>>>both of whom I love dearly. Would you mind not bandying it
>>>about as though it were always an insult?
>>** It ain't no compliment.
> That's uncalled for. You're a heartless little bastard with a mean
> streak and you just don't know when to stop, do you?
Seconded. I wasn't going to get my feet dirty with this
thread but Phil's arrogance and absolute lack of sensitivity
evidenced in this thread are just too much.
All of us have had our problems with each other at one
time or another but I can't recall this level of
name-calling, or this kind of dismissive attitude toward
people's kids. BTW Jonathan, kudos for not descending to
Even the guy who wanted to know why Steve Walz was such
an asshole didn't go this low. (Yes, Steve, you're an
asshole, but you're _our_ gloriously unrepentant asshole,
and I'll take you over Phil any day.)
>> The folk that hide it or do not know that they suffer from it cause LOTS
> If that's true, then I suggest you take a look at what's been
> happening around here since _you_ appeared. It's not a pretty
> picture, but perhaps you're inured to it since im sure it's the norm
> for you.
Also seconded. Taking sides on newsgroups is silly (and I
know I'm doing just that), but if I had to choose which of
you were to leave, I know who I'd miss, and who I wouldn't.
Mark L. Fergerson