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John Smith
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The acronym above is my contribution to the next edition of the acronyms dictionary, stands for Extreme Political Correctness. Inspired by the following story: 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials say
Jason Menard
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:roll:
That's the left-coast for ya.
Paul McKenna
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I was listening to Rush Limbaugh talk about this today afternoon and he was saying that the guy who named the Black Widow spider was probably the most racist guy ever. Cos the Black Widow is poisonous, tries to hide under the skin of your food and get you when you aren't looking.. maybe someone should pass an ordinance against that name..
(All comments by Rush are to be viewed sarcastically ofcourse)


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Frank Silbermann
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That article is really funny! I guess next we can expect calls for legislation protecting the rights of disadvantaged machinery against unfair exploitation! I thought for sure this would wait until robotics and AI were advanced to the degree that we achieved artificial consciousness!
Paul McKenna
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Its official! England has been lost to the liberals.. don't believe me? Click the link below:
British Prison Officer "Sacked" for insulting Osama Bin Laden
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Paul McKenna:
Its official! England has been lost to the liberals.. don't believe me? Click the link below:
British Prison Officer "Sacked" for insulting Osama Bin Laden

The people involved in this case apparently suffer from advanced stupidity.
John Smith
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I watched on TV the scenes from the department stores on "Black Friday", and it was a pretty sad picture, -- looked like people were actually enjoying themselves knocking each other with their shopping carts stuffed with the $40 DVDs and the $30 fiber optic Christmass trees. Looked kinda surreal, as though nothing in the world mattered except for a 90% discount on a merchandise. Never understood how shopping could be "fun". Can anyone explain it to me?
Jim Yingst
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Better yet, can anyone explain it to Eugene in a way that makes it seem at least remotely connected to any other topic in this thread?


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John Smith
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Speaking of which (the diversity of topics in this thread, that is), who deleted Richard Hawkes' and my posts from the Miss World 2003 thread. You know, I used to become very pro-American and agitated when my posts were censored in the past, but nowdays I just snicker. The only thing that I am curious about is, which moderator was the censor? I betcha it was some minority guy promoted to the moderator from within JR. Like Jason Menard?
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I betcha it was some minority guy promoted to the moderator from within JR.
And rest of us were born as JR moderators?


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"I try my best to make *all* my posts nice, even when I feel upset" -- Philippe Maquet
Jim Yingst
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And rest of us were born as JR moderators?
Born, spawned, spontaneous fission, crawled out from under rocks -- something like that. In fact some of us were recruited as bartenders from outside JavaRanch, rather than promoted from within.
John Smith
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Oh, and speaking of Bush, I've heard the other day that he instituted the system of "pollution credits" to the industtry. That is, you can either modernize the polluting machinery to something more environmentally friendly, or buy a pollution quota and continue throwing your garbage in the air. So, I've got an idea. What if we implement a similar measure: for every 20 heplful posts in the Java forums, you can make 1 offensive post in MD, such as "fuck you all", "Software jobs in US to Brahmans only", "I love America", "God doesn't play dice with the Universe", and such.
I think this kind of arrangment will satisfy all the involved parties at the table. As the Russian proverb says, "The wolves are full and the sheep are safe" (or something like that).
Jim Yingst
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[EK]: who deleted Richard Hawkes' and my posts
Mm, no idea. I didn't even see these. And there seems to be no mention of them on Moderators Only. Which is very annoying, to be gone from the ranch just a couple of days - miss a few staff meetings and suddenly you're out of the loop for World Domination and Oppression of the Masses ™. No one tells me anything anymore...
Thomas Paul
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I deleted them. They were misogonyst and showed no repsect for women. Classes should be made into objects. Women should not be.
Joe Pluta
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you can make 1 offensive post in MD, such as (...) "I love America"
Or the one above...
Joe
John Smith
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TP: I deleted them. They were misogonyst and showed no repsect for women.
Thanks for stepping forward, Tom. The point that both Richard and I were making is that the women in question had no respect for themselves. Instead of misogony, I excersize a selective misanthropy, -- if a person deserves contempt, I'll pass my value judgement on that person, and it's irrelevant whether that person is a man, a woman, or a Martian. And if you really think about the deleted posts, it was more about misandry than about anything else, -- if all that men (Richard and I, that is) can think of is a black hole, that's a very good reason for men to hate themselves.
Richard Hawkes
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
The point that both Richard and I were making is that the women in question had no respect for themselves. Instead of misogony, I excersize a selective misanthropy, -- if a person deserves contempt, I'll pass my value judgement on that person, and it's irrelevant whether that person is a man, a woman, or a Martian. And if you really think about the deleted posts, it was more about misandry than about anything else, -- if all that men (Richard and I, that is) can think of is a black hole, that's a very good reason for men to hate themselves.
Hmm, missed this thread. I just assumed the posts disappeared because of a glitch in the system and it turns out I was right. Sorry Eugene but I was actually just refering to an old comedy sketch - that was the tag line - but I guess no one saw it. Just for the record I have the greatest respect for women as long as they're pretty, don't speak out of turn and don't get too hysterical.
David O'Meara
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I deleted them. They were misogonyst and showed no repsect for women. Classes should be made into objects. Women should not be.

It's mine now.
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Richard Hawkes: Just for the record I have the greatest respect for women...
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I for one would never suspect Eugene or Richard in misogyny, no matter what they had to say
But thanks Tom for deleting their posts anyway
 
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