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Dear list members, I agree with Roger Stroope's objection to the use of bad language, though not necessarily his views. But it is one thing preaching to others and quite another to practise it oneself. Are not you the same person, an academic from a place of learning, who responded to my e-mail of 6th June 2003 as follows: [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 06/06/2003 11:07:36 AM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > I urge you to read this article, especially the last two paragraphs. I > feel > "I would imagine that I can count the individuals who would agree with this article (casi members) on one hand, perhaps on two fingers. As to your pre-war prognosis being vindicated, perhaps you should go to a hospital in Iraq, any hospital in Iraq, and see how vindicated you are. Yours in idiocy, Roger Stroope Austin College Sherman Texas, USA www.austincollege.edu" I did understand the cultural connotation of "two fingers" in western culture but I declined to be dragged down to such level of "honest dialogue". I left it to others on the list, some of whom must have read it and understood it. I can not think of an appropriate saying in English, but there is a famous verse in Arabic. I even agree with Roger's last paragraph with the proviso of substituting VnStroope@aol.com for firstname.lastname@example.org. Yours in politeness, Muhamad -----Original Message----- From: VnStroope@aol.com [mailto:VnStroope@aol.com] Sent: 15 August 2003 14:34 To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [casi] Regarding 'Testimony of the Iraqi Doctor' ---- Give me a break! [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 8/15/03 5:21:15 AM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Especially the ones that boast this 'holier > than thou, peace & love' bullshit. Clearly you are "here" on CASI for one purpose, to stir up trouble. You hurl insults at human beings who have sincere concerns, mischaracterize their words and certainly their thoughts, oversimplify the issues, and use foul language when you run out of other things to write. If you had any sincere intention to engage the individuals on this list in honest dialogue you perhaps would understand how we have arrived at our conclusions. We have of course heard the premises from which you proceed for a very long time and I for one find your rhetoric tired and dated. For me, all emails that originate from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' will receive their due respect, which is to say none at all, I am thankful that my delete key works. Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA ~Just 10% of our military budget spent yearly on the United States could give every high school graduate a college education for four years. ~Fact:the proposed $48 billion increase in military spending for next year (2004) is bigger than the total military budget of any other country on earth. _______________________________________________ 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 London Borough of Hackney may exercise its right to intercept any communication on its networks - for more information see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/council/data/email_disclaimer.htm _______________________________________________ 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