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The whole lot of you would really profit from spending a very samll portion
of your tenure-endowed salary on a visit to see "The Pianist"--a film by
Roman Polanski that may soon turn up in your trauma-protected
neighbourhood--

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacek Niecko" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: I suppose we're woefully OT now


> It must be extremely comforting, I am sure, to know that I/we never lived
in
> a brutally occupied country, that at the age of five or six, when I/we
> was/were quite small, nothing made me/us smell the leather of the boots of
> the Gestapo gentlemen (Anglo-Saxon beauties to boot) that  happened to
walk
> by--these must, indeed, be truly comforting thoughts--
>
> Jacek
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "INGELBIEN RAPHAEL" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:27 PM
> Subject: Re: I suppose we're woefully OT now
>
>
> > Yes, folks, we are OT. We are OT big time. No wonder we are, since the
> > trolls and nutcases on the list have been hyperactive over the last 24
> > hours, and some of us have been foolish enough to try and answer their
> > inanities.
> > Believe me, folks, the vast majority of posters and lurkers out there
know
> > what to think about the sorry lot who are trying to wreak havoc on this
> > list. We know who they are, and how they think (when they actually
think,
> > that is).
> >
> > IGNORING A TROLL IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE RESPONSE.
> > You may think that if you don't react, they will be able to corrupt some
> > innocent newcomer or give him/her the impression that their opinions are
> > accepted by everyone. But anybody with a bit of sense or experience will
> > realize that that is not the case. We've just seen what answering leads
> to:
> > forty-odd messages full of nonsense, insults, hurt feelings, voices
crying
> > in the desert, and no Eliot content whatsoever. In other words, a
troll's
> > dream come true.
> >
> > Now, if you can't ignore them, PLEASE remember the OT LABEL in the
subject
> > line. It saves the rest of us a lot of time.
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > RaphaŽl
> > [log in to unmask]
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 5:06 PM
> > Subject: Re: the War (I suppose we're woefully OT now)
> >
> >
> > > In a message dated 2/21/2003 9:26:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > [log in to unmask] writes:
> > >
> > > <<Israel will respond if Iraq attacks Israel and Iraq then will be
gone
> in
> > the blink of an eye, even before Saddam has the chance to destroy his
own
> > capital.  Israel will respond and we will respond.  But, still, this is
a
> > dark scenario, as well, as we are talking about the use of  nuclear
> > weapons.>>
> > >
> > > I'm pleasantly surprised, Kate, to hear that you consider this a "dark
> > scenario."  From what you'd written in the past, I half-expected that
this
> > was the result you were hoping for, rather than a regrettable (but
> evidently
> > acceptable) possibility.
> > >
> > > Tom K
> > >
> >