[BLML] Logic (was Klaatu) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Jeff Easterson JffEstrsn at aol.com
Tue Jun 12 09:06:10 CEST 2012

I enjoy Richard's "relentless insults and garbage".  I suspect I am not 
the only one in blml.  I enjoy his humour as well. I do not particularly 
enjoy  the "relentless insults and garbage" (personal opinion) of Bob 
but have no intention of suggesting he stop posting.  Every blmler can 
choose to read or delete sight unseen what he wants.  I appreciate 
humour.  I don't appreciate long, tedious and humourless postings.  
(Naturally personal opinions- anyone is free to disagree.)
Incidentally, I can't recall Richard stating that Bob's (or anyone's) 
postings were insults and garbage (but I don't check the archives and 
don't trust my memory); his criticism is generally expressed more 
subtly.  I don't approve of anyone saying that the postings of an 
opponent in blml are "relentless insults and garbage".  Feel free to 
think so but try to express your disagreement less abrasively.  (Again a 
personal opinion - I don't feel entitled to consider my subjective 
reactions and opinion hard and fast rules for all of society. Apparently 
there are others who don't share this feeling.)

Ciao, JE

Am 12.06.2012 02:46, schrieb Robert Frick:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:06:59 -0400,<richard.hills at immi.gov.au>  wrote:
>> Edmund Burke (1729-1797):
>> Because half-a-dozen grasshoppers under
>> a fern make the field ring with their
>> importunate chink, whilst thousands of great
>> cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the
>> British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray
>> do not imagine that those who make the
>> noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that
>> of course they are many in number; or that,
>> after all, they are other than the little shrivelled,
>> meagre, hopping, though loud and
>> troublesome insects of the hour.
>> Gordon Rainsford:
>>>> Indeed. Certainly, don't do anything like
>>>> this [RH partially leave blml] on my behalf.
>>>> I suppose my post was intended more as
>>>> an explanation of how things are
>> [snip]
>> Ed Reppert:
>>> I have to agree with the others. Speaking as
>>> someone who left blml some time ago and
>>> who recently came back to see if it had got
>>> better, it seems to me that no, it hasn't really
>>> got better, but it would be much worse
>>> without Richard here. So I ask you, Richard,
>>> please reconsider and return to posting here.
>>> Regards,
>>> Ed
>> Richard Hills:
>> I am extremely gratified that cud-chewing
>> blml activists and lurkers who enjoy my posts
>> greatly outnumber "the little shrivelled,
>> meagre, hopping, though loud and
>> troublesome insects of the hour" who detest
>> my posts.
> Gordon did not say he detests your posts. He just suggested you post less
> often, to try to encourage more people to participate.
> No one said they enjoyed your relentless insults and garbage, like the
> above.
> I enjoy your willingness to take a stand on issues. I enjoy your thorough
> knowledge of the laws. I enjoy your relentless energy when it is put to
> good use, for example detailing the differences between the ACBL lawbook
> and the WBF lawbook. You have worthwhile things to contribute, Richard.
> Bob
> On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:30:59 -0400,<richard.hills at immi.gov.au>  wrote:
>> On the other hand a non-spoilsport, the
>> respected senior EBU Director Gordon
>> Rainsford, is bored with the excessive
>> frequency of my blml posts.
>> So here is the (shuffle and) deal. As a
>> compromise I will remain subscribed to
>> blml, and I will continue to respond to
>> blml posts with my usual excessive
>> frequency.
>> BUT...
>> My responses to blml posts will not appear
>> on blml itself, instead appearing at:
>> http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/812456/the-2007-2008-laws-of-duplicate-bridge
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