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----- Original Message -----
From: "Meyer Robert K GS-9 99 CES/CECT" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: I suppose we're woefully OT now


> Well, we could discuss if "academic cats" are "practical" or if "practical
> cats" are "academic"... like:
>
> since Macavity equals Moriarty,
> and, since Moriarty is a professor;
>
> therefore, Macavity is both a "practical cat" and an "academic cat".
>
>
> Robert Meyer
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 1:28 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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
> >
>