>Witt's newsserver is newsscene and ISP is Demon UK.
Or appear to be: you forget I have a degree in Computer Science, and FWIW,
can, if I so wish, appear to come from anywhere. But that's not important.
What IS important is that I put forth an argument which, as of this date,
has not been
addressed. *I* have been addressed, rather than what I said. Who and what I
not be important. What I say should be, even if it's wrong. My experience in
Usenet over the
last two years or so has been that very few people have been prepared to
deal with issues
I discuss, in their own right, preferring to attack me for stating something
with which they disagree.
At base, Freedom of Speech, however couched, gives me the right to be wrong,
and to be so in a public forum such as this - but if I am wrong, I expect to
be challenged by those who know whereof they are talking. I'm still waiting.
I don't believe what I say constitutes "clear and imminent/present danger"
within Schenk -v- US or Abrams -v- US.
OTOH, Freedom of Speech gives those who disagree with me and my POVs the
right to say so;
however, I don't believe it gives them gratuitous licence to insult me and
call my qualifications into
question WITHOUT even beginning to deal with what I say, be they the
considered results of the research I have done, or mere opinions, but at
least they will be *informed* opinions, I like to think.
I have spent much time considering whether to do this. On balance, I already
have enough shit to deal with so I make no apology for not so much giving my
full CV here, but I'll flesh out the details
for StanTheMan, who wouldn't believe anything unless it was killed, cooked
and served up to him
on a bed of rice. Short of scanning and posting here everything I have ever
written on topics relevant to that under discussion, and my various
certificates, and I'm not sure even that would satisfy him, I can do no more
than what follows. FWIW, it doesn't matter, I don't have long to live
anyway, but I'm certainly not going to lose one moment's sleep over Stan's
obduracy. I've long since learnt that you can't deal rationally with people
like him, and I, for one, can't be bothered. Not that I consider I've lost
the debate - simply because there hasn't been one.
Real name : Philip Howard Nash
Date of Birth: 9th April 1953, Salford, Lancs, UK.
School : 8 'O' Levels, 4 'A' Levels : General Studies(A), Physics(B),
1970-1973: University of Liverpool, UK : Studied for B. Eng. Electronics &
(withdrew for family reasons)
1974: Court Clerk, Liverpool City Magistrates' Court, UK. Qualified
in-service, 1978, Diploma in
Law, Manchester Polytechnic. Rose to Senior Court Clerk, competent in all
relevant areas of law.
1979-80: Studied for CPE but withdrew when indicated that funding for full
year's leave of absence for Part II of Bar Exams would not be available.
1980: University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall : Certificate of Qualification
in Juvenile Law.
1982 - 1985: Studied for B. Sc. (Computer Science), University of York.
Graduated, class 2.
1985 - 1986: Studied for Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Work,
University of York, UK.
1986 - 1988: Research Fellow, same Department. Wrote and delivered courses
on computing and
statistics for PostGraduate students. Research into Distribution of Work
between the Crown Courts and Magistrates' Courts for the Lord Chancellor's
Department. Member of British Society for Criminology by Qualification;
presented paper at Annual Conference, Sheffield, 1987.
1987: Awarded Degree of Master of Arts in Social Policy/Criminology.
Submitted proposal for
research for Ph. D. in the politicisation of the work of coroners. Funding
1988: Made a crust by being a District Councillor (elected 1987 to Selby
District Council, North
Yorkshire, UK (FWIW, with 64% of the vote)): Committees: Planning,
Environmental Health, Personnel, etc. Various research for the University of
York, UK, into Problems of Mature Students, Catering Services; and for the
York Drugs Project (report co-authored with Steve Watson, B.A., M. Phil).
1989: First few weeks spent in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Unable to say what
I was doing.
From March - July, Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University
UK, working on Bayesian Stats Project as already described.
But all that is somewhat irrelevant compared with what I actually say.
Meanwhile, I am not happy to deal with morons. Apart from yourself and one
two others here, I do appear to be in the minority. So be it. I care for
children as much
as anyone else, but it seems that my views are not popular. So what? Neither
Galileo's in 1625, but we now know he was correct. Me, I reserve the right
to see the wider picture.
Mike, your email has not reached me yet. Try wit...@hotmail.com.remove
>My ISP narrows down my location to the NE USA, with one exception: I
>don't use my assigned newsserver for a bunch of reasons. My stuff is
>verifiable which someone could do if they had the inclination. Some
>things might take time to verify.
>Despite what has been said, my legal background is quite solid.
>Now, what the hell is this all about?