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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] This list has garnered quite a bit of respect for itself over the last years. This is largely due to the fact that quite a lot of well educated, careful academics, have come here to share and learn. CASI has also seen its share of politicians, journalists, human rights advocates, as well as apologists for both SH and the US/uk, and occasionally the monumentally belligerent. Many of us have waited patiently while the struggle ensued to create informed actors amongst those who care to take the time to learn or to teach, some of us have done so less patiently. Periodically we have had those who have absolutely no desire to learn plop down in the midst of what has historically been rather polite dialogue and simply begin braying like an ass. In the spirit of Democracy and academic integrity this list has simply waited out those who spew their vitriolic uninformed perspective and for the most part the spewers have lost interest and left. What I have often found interesting is how the most careful academics on the list simply wait out the belligerent in silence while those of us who are less careful rise to the bait and respond to the nonsense with escalating effort. In the current situation, some of those careful academics have actually taken the time to respond, apparently to no avail. With those ruminations in mind, I wonder, when an individual clearly has no interest in research, no interest in other's perspective, no interest in looking for truth that might interfere with their created narrative, but only an interest in forcing others to inhabit that narrative, why do we waste our time? Darin clearly has no interest in research, no interest in respectful discourse, no interest in learning. Why then would any of you/me waste your/our time in responding to his nonsense? I have, as I said in my last email, ceased to read anything he posts but have followed the posts of those who I have come to respect who have attempted to better inform his cosmology. For those of you who have had a belly full of his rantings which intentionally bypass the demonstrated historical facts, might I suggest the manipulation of your "delete" button, which is probably the surest way to say farewell to Darin. In time, when no one listens/responds to a child's tantrum, the child will surely loose interest and go elsewhere, Darin is no different. If he is ignored, he will look elsewhere for people to taunt. Hopefully they will do the same, ignore him, and he can spend his time looking but not selling. Sincerely, 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. ~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