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Colleagues, With the death of Dr. Kelly and the "Bill of Rights" and even the BBC on the ropes, and most to scared to offer even an opinion (except perhaps on sports), I think the question should be how do we get and retain people who will work actively. Framed this way, it's hard to see hardliners if they care about Iraqi chidren (and I certainly hope and believe they do), object. Or is even the matter of effectiveness and purpose to end the abomination against the people of Iraq (in what everform, sanctions, bombs, or occupation) taboo? Are we to induge in the lethal fantasy that all that's necessary in our perfect US/UK "democracies" is to lay the facts on the table? If this nonsensical view had merit, then the crisis would have ended more than a decade ago. Is it possible that there is a lack of empathy and perhaps sneering at those of us who have had our careers ruined if not severely compromised by our work on Iraq? Must we die (or me made dead) before, it becomes legitimate to raise these issues? tom p.s. My chapter in the book featuring chapters by Profs. Falk and Herring is at home.gwu.edu/~nagy just scroll down to the last item on the page if you are interested. I have 50 pages with about that number of footnotes, but it's not academic only. In fact it's on transforming the genocidal DIA papers into their oppossite -- with practical tips. The next version will have a section on maintaining you health while continuing the struggle for universal rights. >===== Original Message From email@example.com ===== >At last a sensible idea :) > >The posts on this have generated far more volume than the posts themselves and that volume seems to be defending one idea of relevancy. I have a delete key I have filters I'm far happier to see a few posts like the "prayer post" than all this drivel about who's idea of relevancy counts. This is seriously irritating for me how anyone can complain so loudly about such an insignificant thing is beyond me - I'm sure many people around the world today would like to be in a position where having to use a delete key more often than they would like was their worst problem! > >Your idea is a good one imho thanks RT > >-----Original Message----- >From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] >Sent: 21 July 2003 09:36 >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: [casi] !OT (off topic) Re: non-Iraq related posts > >Suggestion. Note the header is marked !OT -- off-topic. > >Since this message might be helpful to the list, it is nonetheless not >about Iraq, per se. If we all include the !OT at the beginning of the >header of a message which may be related but not strictly on topic this >might be a partial solution -- at least for now -- since such posts can >be very quickly ignored or deleted. > >_______________________________________________ >Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. >To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss >To contact the list manager, email email@example.com >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk Tom Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems George Washington Univeristy Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. Washington, D.C. 20052 home.gwu.edu/~nagy _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk