From: "Phil Allison"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <_19X9.29439$jM5.email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Google lag is no good for insults
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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:49:26 +1100
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
> wrote (in <_19X9.29439$jM5.firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'Google
> lag is no good for insults', on Tue, 21 Jan 2003:
> > ** I wish that were true - the lunatic has chased me to other NGs and is
> >not about to give up.
> Oh, well, that's naughty. It's more than enough to pollute one NG with
> OT rubbish.
> >> The point is that slanging people off on Usenet is so widespread that
> >> nobody *ever* believes the slanging, so you DON'T have to defend
> >> yourself against it interminably.
> > ** It is however illegal behaviour.
> No-one knows what's legal or illegal on Usenet.
And, if anything is,> surely calling people 'autistic f***wits' qualifies?
** Why ? Fair comment is allowed.
> >> Or do you imagine that everyone believes that Win Hill (for example) is
> >> autistic, just because you said so?
> > ** No, but that is not a reason *not* to point it out as the cause
> >the misunderstandings.
> But Phil, **since they don't believe you** they will regard your 'point'
> as an insult, and a pretty big one at that.
** So I must not speak the truth in my own defence because it might
upset people ?
> What IS that condition that makes it difficult for a person to see
> things from others' points of view?
** Autism. The one you suffer from.