[Novalug] Bullying example was Re: OT: Investing -- How to -- > precious metals
sarah.elkins at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 09:48:19 EST 2009
> Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 08:34:43 -0500
> From: jerry w <jerrywone at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Novalug] Bullying example was Re: OT: Investing -- How to --
> precious metals
> To: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net>
> Cc: Northern Virginia Linux User's Group <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
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> As a card carrying "mental defective",
> I'd take offense at the Aluminum Foil
I hadn't been following the precious metals thread, but reading below,
it looks like a riff on silver and other precious metals to me, i.e.,
aluminum might be unobtainable if other metals become more rare.
> So despite your possible enlightenment
> along the lisp and technical lines,
> this I've got to point out,
> as one of the thing I hope this group
> stops doing.
Jerry, I'm not sure what you're getting at here. By the subject you
put, you consider the post you responded to as bullying, correct?
Bullying can be a serious problem, and I think it can be verbal (it
doesn't have to be physical to call it bullying), but I'm not sure I'd
agree this was bullying. Is all snark/mockery bullying in your eyes?
If not, what's the distinction here that got you to call it out as
> One only needs to watch the news
> to see what happens as employees
> come back to see employers
> who treat people like this,
> mil psychiatrists / psychologists
> in Ft. Hood included.
And I really don't know what you're trying to say here. Ft. Hood is a
really hot-button topic right now, and I'm dubious about the
usefulness of throwing it around as an example without being very
clear and precise. Are you trying to make people afraid? Are you
claiming that no one should ever be flippant, snarky, sarcastic,
mocking, or anything other than nice, ever, out of *fear* of a
rampage? Are you claiming Paul is going to hurt people? Are you
warning us that you may do so? Or were you saying something else?
Please spell out what you're getting at here, to reduce the chances of
your being badly misread.
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 1:59 AM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
> <JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> But don't forget to buy enough Aluminum Foil to line your hat.
>> But Paul, the world doesn't come to an end until 2012.
>> And then again in 2038.
>> Paul D. Bain wrote:
>>> ? ? ? This may be my last email to the NoVA LUG.
>>> ? ? ? Next year or the year thereafter (2011), the USA will probably
>>> experience hyper-inflation as the US dollar becomes worthless.
>>> Accordingly, I suggest that everyone buy precious metals, with one
>>> caveat. In the USA, the market for silver is apparently being
>>> manipulated, so buy _physical_ silver, _not_ a silver ETF such as the
>>> ETF known as "SLV."
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