Subject: Re: cost, value, price
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 23:18:35 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| If you think I am so deficient in thinking skills, mightn't you take a
| moment to inform the people who run my graduate program?

  Excellent!  Completely irrelevant self-defense.  I must have hit a nerve.
  Look, you unthinking brute, just because you can behave when you are fed
  your daily ration of bananas in a safe and friendly environment, does not
  mean that you are not a danger to people if you are exposed to stimuli
  you cannot handle, and for which _thinking_ is required.  This would have
  been glaringly obvious to you if you _had_ any thinking skills, so by
  doing the stupid trick of defending yourself by pointing to what you do
  _not_ do here, namely answer to an authority that controls your future,
  you show us only that you are quite unable to realize what you do but
  only behave if other people can pose a threat to you, and _that_ is
  unlikely to change between contexts.  Some people actually _only_ behave
  when they believe they can get hurt if they do not, and react with
  extreme hostility to anyone who tries to tell them to behave unless they
  _also_ offer a credible threat.  I think you have demonstrated very
  clearly that you (1) only think when you get hurt if you do not, and (2)
  revert to an extremely primitive mode of action when you fail to think.

| Oh, but I'm not posting "so many lies".  I'm just happily acting as the
| foil for your nastiness.

  And the purpose of this is what?  Character assassination like you had to
  engage in with Kent Pitman, who as far as I can see, has never hurt
  _anyone_ here?  Are you sure you are not completely insane who keep this
  going?  I mean, I only react and have no opinions of my own, in your very
  own words, so this is all you fault, right?  Why do you continue to post
  so much hatred and think that this forum is Thomas Bushnell's personal
  hate forum?  I mean, you seemed to be opposed to this idea as long as you
  did not engage in it yourself.  And yet you attack Kent Pitman for his
  supposed hypocrisy.

  Let me know that you can control yourself before you try to control or
  even play with others: Cease and desist.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.