Re: [LandCafe] References to pigs, piggies, tits, bearded tits, and pseudo-pigs set off the spameater
- Dear Eric, Mr. Britton, Doctor Britton, Professor Britton, or Sweating Barman,
nice punishment. thanks. keep the good work up,
b.On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 7:55 PM, eric britton <eric.britton@...> wrote:
Dear Feisty and Honorable Group,
I received the following email from David Reed this afternoon which I share with the group because the tone of the exchanges does not please me. May I ask you all to be more careful in the future in the way you address each other. I recognize your sincerity and the value of what you have to add, but If you really must pull hair please find another place to do it.
Your barman, on the job 24/7
Here is the note that I addressed to David Reed just now upon reading his energetic claim.
From: eric britton [mailto:eric.britton@...]
Sent: Thursday, 23 August, 2012 18:38
To: 'David Reed'
Subject: The text revolver
First of all if you write me please call me by my name: Eric, Mr. Britton, Doctor Britton, Professor Britton, or Sweating Barman as you prefer.
Second, you have not in fact been "censored", so may I suggest that instead of getting out your text revolver and firing away at me you first check into what may have happened.
In this case your message to the group was not picked out by me as possible spam (I have no time for that). Your colorful language in which you refer energetically to pigs, piggies, tits, bearded tits, and pseudo-pigs set off the spameater, and I would have been disappointed if it did not.
In reading some of the other exchanges on this topic, I have to say that I see some sly, snide, too clever by half phrases and goading, to which you have (too) energetically responded. That was a mistake. Whenever you get irritated like that please follow the excellent practice of (a) writing out your wrath to your full heady satisfaction, (b) listen to some Brahms, (c) getting a good night's sleep, and (d) in the cool light of the morning print you letter and read it to yourself. Then (e) redraft it so that is shows the same level of respect that you would have others show to you (and me while I'm at it).
Stay with us David, cool down, and cool down the rest of you too please. Otherwise it will be time for a bit of Fall Housekeeping and that I really would like to avoid.
Now the punishment for all. Al of you who read this are now honor bound to click now to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=player_embedded and reflect on it.
Gràcies per ser un bon ciutadà
Sweating Barman, 24/7 and 365
I notice you have removed my latest e-mail from land cafe.I don't know how you can justify this on free speech grounds.
Most of it was giving the quotations that Horn and Langston demanded that I give,their habit being to declare that I am making up quotes that show them in an unflattering light.(In fact it is their original pronouncements that are ridiculous: I am only re-presenting them)
The rest was statements of the obvious like there are not "lots of ways of making a living in Detroit".
You are making a big mistake letting these two take over land cafe.They make continual ad hominem criticisms which have seen off some good contributors like Mark Monson and Dan Sullivan,while they regularly impugn Harry Pollard's professional reputation.Roy Langston always fisks replies meaning he quotes people's painstaking contributions at length before glibly pronoucing " No it is n't" and moving on to disparage something else they've said . The version of LVT they push does not seem very plausible but they see no good whatsover in other ideas for LVT like the Henry George version or the JS Mill version and give proponents of either a nasty going -over.I try to see some good in all versions.
This censorship is especially annoying because this last e-mail was my sign-off on the subject.I think you should allow all three parties (notice the outnumbering I have to deal with) one sign-off e-mail on the subject and we should all then agree to drop it.You've got my sign-off on Detroit.
Royal/Regal Land Economics
Philadelphia, Hanoi, Les Prés-d'Orvin, East Africa
2 thoughts 2 remember:
"A man can't ride on your back unless it's bent." -- Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
"Wer die Wahrheit nicht kennt, ist nur ein Dummkopf. Wer sie aber kennt, und sie eine Lüge nennt, ist ein Verbrecher." -- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)