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Peter da Silva

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The next stage begins. Where will it all end? In tears...

[Please follow up to the politics group]

--
This is The Reverend Peter da Silva's Boring Sig File - there are no references
to Wolves, Kibo, Discordianism, or The Church of the Subgenius in this document

"If you don't have 64 bits, you're not playing with a full DEC."

Matthew Milam

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Peter da Silva <pe...@taronga.com> wrote in message
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>The next stage begins. Where will it all end? In tears...

It could end if you would stop transfering posts to another group.

Matthew Milam
mmi...@interlync.com

>[Please follow up to the politics group]

P. S. I'm already on your ignore file, so I don't suppose there's any real
punishment to this.

Farlo

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"" fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in <79bkn0$cg$1...@nnrp1.dejanews.com>:

> This latest fiasco in Wired that mentions plushophiles in furry fandom
is
> the last straw for me. No plushophile did that. It was the Burned Furs
and
> their inability to stop shouting here at the top of their lungs about
the
> presence of these people in fandom who brought that attention on us.

Yes, it reminds me of certain religious leaders (Falwell, Oral Roberts,
Jimmy Bakker) who liked to shout about sin, but were secretly perverts or
worse, perverted hypocrites, in one way or another.

Now I'm wondering which of the Burned Furs have interesting things to
hide... Will there be photos? Tearful confessions?

I'll forgive most of them anyways ... it's not that important to me.
Somehow, it probably is to them, but that's all IMO.

- Farlo

Hangdog

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fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote:

> You know about the Six Shallow Graves - how it's said that all of fandom's
> problems could be solved if we found the right people to fill those 6
> graves? Seems to me we need about 26 now, so we could fill them with all
> of the Burned Furs.

GUFFAW!!!!

Hey, "fur_jihad"--you're the guy who said Charla Trotman couldn't draw, right?

Good to see you're batting 1.000.

> REMEMBER WIRED! UP WITH FANDOM! DOWN WITH THE BURNED FURS!

Up wi' the carls o' Dysart!...wait, sorry, wrong drunken rant...

--Hangdog, Burned Fur


Lancid

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> REMEMBER WIRED! UP WITH FANDOM! DOWN WITH THE BURNED FURS!
> JIHAD!

You forgot "Ein Volk Ein Reich Ein Fuhrer" and "Long Live Stalin".

Lancid.

P.S. You were Ded67, weren't you ?


Kyle Webb

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fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote:
>
> REMEMBER WIRED! UP WITH FANDOM! DOWN WITH THE BURNED FURS!
>
> JIHAD!

Look, Mommy... Another troll!

Kyle L. Webb
Hartree Fox on yiffnet

Scott Malcomson

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fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in message
<79bkn0$cg$1...@nnrp1.dejanews.com>...

>You know about the Six Shallow Graves - how it's said that all of fandom's
>problems could be solved if we found the right people to fill those 6
>graves? Seems to me we need about 26 now, so we could fill them with all
>of the Burned Furs.

Gotta love these free-speech/free-life enthusiasts who want to kill people
who disagree with them...

>This latest fiasco in Wired that mentions plushophiles in furry fandom is
the last straw for me.
>No plushophile did that.

Wired also mentions alt.lifestyles.furry, where plenty of plushophile stuff
shows up. Get real, get a grip, and get a sense of responsibility for your
life.

>It was the Burned Furs and their inability to stop shouting here at the top
of their lungs about the
>presence of these people in fandom who brought that attention on us.

Yeah, we went and sicced th' media on y'all. Sure, yepyep...hey, I seem to
recall that it's the lifestylers who don't mind talking to British mags
about how they have sex with a dog. It's the straights who're embarrassed
by media attention to this stuff, especially the Burned Furs, and the
lifestylers who've always said they don't care. Do yer homework, kid.

>If this doesn't make it crystal clear to everyone how damaging the BFs are
>to our fandom, well, you've got to be blind not to realize this now.

Blind leading the blind, and all that...

>These people are far and away the worst embarassment we've ever been faced
with.


Yeah, yeah, mm-hm...got any good bridges in Brooklyn you'd like to part
with, too?

>Me, I'll tolerate anyone if they just keep their mouth shut

Well, then, you must positively loathe lifestylers who tell Brit mags their
techniques for romance with a horse.

>I'm all for cleaning up fandom's image, but I am completely fed up with
>the misguided and self-destructive tactics of the Burned Furs.

And your solution for "cleaning up fandom's image" is...? Oh, right, for
the BFs to shut up, which will solve everything. Gotta love these utopian
idealists...

>Hmm, maybe we won't
>need 26 graves after all. We could just fill up the 6 shallow graves with
>their severed heads, and leave their bodies stacked on the ground to rot.


Well, kiLLRboY, since you don't have the stones to even sign off with your
real name, I doubt you've the mental competence to avoid cutting yourself
with your own guillotine. Whatta goob.


Scott Malcomson

Donald E. Sanders

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In article <V0ru2.227$45....@news.goodnet.com>, cal...@goodnet.com
says...

>
> fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in message
> <79bkn0$cg$1...@nnrp1.dejanews.com>...
> >You know about the Six Shallow Graves - how it's said that all of fandom's
> >problems could be solved if we found the right people to fill those 6
> >graves? Seems to me we need about 26 now, so we could fill them with all
> >of the Burned Furs.
>
> Gotta love these free-speech/free-life enthusiasts who want to kill people
> who disagree with them...
>

Hmm, funny, I did not see any death threats, I must have missed that one.

> >This latest fiasco in Wired that mentions plushophiles in furry fandom is
> the last straw for me.
> >No plushophile did that.
>
> Wired also mentions alt.lifestyles.furry, where plenty of plushophile stuff
> shows up. Get real, get a grip, and get a sense of responsibility for your
> life.

Ya know, I'm not a lifestyler, but the whole affair was the last straw
for me. I guess I need to get real, get a grip, and get a sense of
responsibility for my life, oh wait, I do have all of those, had them for
hmm, lets see, About 23 YEARS! (I don't count the first 17 years, growing
up and all that ya know.)

>
> >It was the Burned Furs and their inability to stop shouting here at the top
> of their lungs about the
> >presence of these people in fandom who brought that attention on us.
>
> Yeah, we went and sicced th' media on y'all. Sure, yepyep...hey, I seem to
> recall that it's the lifestylers who don't mind talking to British mags
> about how they have sex with a dog. It's the straights who're embarrassed
> by media attention to this stuff, especially the Burned Furs, and the
> lifestylers who've always said they don't care. Do yer homework, kid.

Well, I have not done homework in years, but I did look into the matter.
There is a difference between discussing a matter in a civil matter to
the media, and shouting about how perverts are destroying the fandom.
Funny thing about the media, when you use the word 'Perverts' and
'Weirdos' in their presence, you know they have to dig deeper.

>
> >If this doesn't make it crystal clear to everyone how damaging the BFs are
> >to our fandom, well, you've got to be blind not to realize this now.
>
> Blind leading the blind, and all that...

More like the pot calling the kettle black.

>
> >These people are far and away the worst embarassment we've ever been faced
> with.
>
>
> Yeah, yeah, mm-hm...got any good bridges in Brooklyn you'd like to part
> with, too?

Sorry, I only take beach front property in Tenn.

>
> >Me, I'll tolerate anyone if they just keep their mouth shut
>
> Well, then, you must positively loathe lifestylers who tell Brit mags their
> techniques for romance with a horse.

Telling someone how they romance their horse is quite different than
saying they are on a quest to drive out all the undesirables. Which one
would you loathe, oh wait, I already know that, moot point.

>
> >I'm all for cleaning up fandom's image, but I am completely fed up with
> >the misguided and self-destructive tactics of the Burned Furs.
>
> And your solution for "cleaning up fandom's image" is...? Oh, right, for
> the BFs to shut up, which will solve everything. Gotta love these utopian
> idealists...

Oh my, should I say, "Way off base???", Nah, what the gent is trying to
say is that instead of shouting out about how the fandom is on a one way
trip to the crapper, they should try a less harsher approach. I'd rather
be asked to move out of a neighborhood than have somebody burn a icon of
religious importance on my lawn. (Oooh, I'm gonna get into trouble for
that remark.)

>
> >Hmm, maybe we won't
> >need 26 graves after all. We could just fill up the 6 shallow graves with
> >their severed heads, and leave their bodies stacked on the ground to rot.

>
> Well, kiLLRboY, since you don't have the stones to even sign off with your
> real name, I doubt you've the mental competence to avoid cutting yourself
> with your own guillotine. Whatta goob.
>

First of all, it was a figure of speech, sheesh! Second of all, yep, he
may be a troll, but he did make some sense, unlike some folks I know.
Oh yea, take a look at the bottom of this, yep, that's my real deal, it's
me, and I do have stones for sure.

--
Don Sanders

Dsan Tsan on #furry of Yiffnet
RoadKill Fur (Sun baked sorta but not burned!)
Artist at Roll Yer Own Graphics
http://www.dreamscape.com/dsand101/dsan.htm
(my furry page) Email dsan...@future.dreamscape.com

Scott Malcomson

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Farlo wrote in message <8D6345F...@news.fysh.org>...

>Yes, it reminds me of certain religious leaders (Falwell, Oral Roberts,
>Jimmy Bakker) who liked to shout about sin, but were secretly perverts or
>worse, perverted hypocrites, in one way or another.

Okay, I admit it. We Burned Furs have secretly managed to put together an
international cable network group with satellite feeds, and we hold
discourse on public television day in and day out, and only THIS brought the
attention of the press to the lifestylers. Mm-hm, yup, that's how it was,
officer. Not a single interview made by a lifestyler to any member of the
press had anything to do with it, nopenope! No responsibility *there*! -:>

>Now I'm wondering which of the Burned Furs have interesting things to
>hide... Will there be photos? Tearful confessions?


YO! Right here! I'm an inflataphile as well as a Burned Fur! And, and...oh
GOD! I post my erotica to a website already dedicated to inflataphilia,
without feeling a need to alert the press or link my stuff to Yahoo or tell
reporters that YEAH BY GOLLY *THIS* is what being furry is really all about!
How utterly wrong I've been not to trumpet my personal sex life from the
treetops for all these years, and to suggest that private sex kinks remain
private!
Oh, *Lord Almighty* how good it feels to get that off my chest! I'm out
of the helium tank at last! Hell, boy, I've been furfandom's *other*
inflatable unicorn for nearly as long as Xydexx has, and I've published a
helluva lot more inflatable art besides. You want holier-than-thou, go back
under your rock and look in a mirror.

Oh, and I'm also a conservative Christian who thinks that what people do
in the privacy of the bedroom is their own business as long as they keep it
there like everyone else. Suck it up and drive on, trooper.

Scott Malcomson

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Donald E. Sanders wrote in message ...
>cal...@goodnet.com

>> fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote:
>> >You know about the Six Shallow Graves - how it's said that all of
fandom's problems could be solved if we
>> >found the right people to fill those 6 graves? Seems to me we need about
26 now, so we could fill them
>> >with all of the Burned Furs.

>> Gotta love these free-speech/free-life enthusiasts who want to kill
people who disagree with them...

>Hmm, funny, I did not see any death threats, I must have missed that one.


I can understand your point of view, since in fact I *didn't* say he made
any death threats --- only that he wants to kill people who disagree with
him, which he states in his post. One can want to kill people, or even talk
about killing people, without making death threats, which is why so few
members of the KKK are in jail. Thought is not a crime, even though some
(like Mr. Jihad) seem to feel it should be punishable by death.

Of course, as I said before, I do not believe Mr. Jihad has the stones
to try it. He is merely someone whom it cannot be argued has an interest in
rational discourse, and whose sole value to this newsgroup is therefore to
provide comic relief. Ergo, I'm laughing at him. -:)

>Ya know, I'm not a lifestyler, but the whole affair was the last straw for
me. I guess I need to get real, get a
>grip, and get a sense of responsibility for my life, oh wait, I do have all
of those, had them for
>hmm, lets see, About 23 YEARS!

Then clearly, sir, I am not addressing you, as you could plainly see by a
clear-minded reading of my statement. Your consternation over my statement
that Burned Furs did not attract the press to lifestylers --- lifestylers
and media sensationalism did --- is therefore unfounded.

>Well, I have not done homework in years, but I did look into the matter.
There is a difference between
>discussing a matter in a civil matter to the media, and shouting about how
perverts are destroying the
>fandom.

None of which calls into question the accuracy of my statement.

>Funny thing about the media, when you use the word 'Perverts' and
>'Weirdos' in their presence, you know they have to dig deeper.


Correct, especially when the terms "perverts" and "weirdos" are used by
their media colleagues. Such as those at Loaded and Wired, whose articles
predate the Burned Fur movement's existence by years.

You are clearly working from the unfounded claim that press attention to
lifestylers would not exist if lifestylers' critics had simply avoided
criticizing them in fannish forums (which is where such criticism has been
restricted to). You further denigrate your own argument by refusing to
acknowledge that outspoken lifestylers, who have been quoted in various
press articles, bear any responsibility for the tone or substance of press
coverage.

>Sorry, I only take beach front property in Tenn.


Try Arizona; at least we have sand. -:)

>> And your solution for "cleaning up fandom's image" is...? Oh, right, for
>> the BFs to shut up, which will solve everything. Gotta love these
utopian idealists...

>Oh my, should I say, "Way off base???", Nah, what the gent is trying to
>say is that instead of shouting out about how the fandom is on a one way
>trip to the crapper, they should try a less harsher approach.

Actually, he has said no such thing. What he has said is that Burned Fur is
responsible for the press noticing lifestylers.

But you're right --- you *are* "way off base". First, I've *seen* every
approach used on lifestylers since '92. Every single suggestion concerning
reform, regardless of tone, has been met with hard-core flaming by
lifestylers. I have, for instance, been told by lifestylers that I am a
fascist and worse for suggesting that conventions restrict the access of
minors to NC17/X material. Alt.fan.furry went absolutely ballistic when I
broached the notion that wearing full-torso bondage gear in a hotel lobby
during ConFurence (which actually happened) was not a good idea. The only
time I ever hear lifestylers talking about how "civil" everyone should be is
when *they* are on the receiving end of the abuse. Vocal lifestylers,
however, seem to hold no reservations about doling out abuse to the Nth
degree --- demanding honey in return for vinegar.
Frankly, the Burned Fur movement would not exist if lifestylers were
willing to compromise on making public spectacles of themselves, or at least
to discuss the matter in an honorable and rational fashion. Lifestylers gave
them a reason to be angry; they're angry; being angry about their anger
doesn't solve a damn thing.

>I'd rather be asked to move out of a neighborhood than have somebody burn a
icon of
>religious importance on my lawn.

When someone burns an icon of zoophilia (or whatever your personal kick is)
on your property, I will say you're not being "way off base" on this count.
For now, I *will* say that you denigrate the suffering of black and Jewish
people in this nation, past and present, by suggesting that the criticism
aimed by BFs at lifestylers even *remotely* approaches the horrors REAL
minorities have endured.

>(Oooh, I'm gonna get into trouble for that remark.)

Only if you try it on Louis Farrakhan or your local rabbi.

>> >Hmm, maybe we won't need 26 graves after all. We could just fill up the
6 shallow graves with
>> >their severed heads, and leave their bodies stacked on the ground to
rot.

>First of all, it was a figure of speech, sheesh!

"We could just fill up the 6 shallow graves with their severed heads" is NOT
a figure of speech. There is no way to make that a FIGURATIVE statement.
"Way off base" really applies to you quite well.

>Second of all, yep, he may be a troll, but he did make some sense

His entire article was about how the Burned Furs --- not the lifestylers ---
are responsible for press coverage of lifestylers, even though lifestylers
have repeatedly talked to the press with no reservations. This makes sense
to you?

>Oh yea, take a look at the bottom of this, yep, that's my real deal, it's
me, and I do have stones for sure.

Don --- reality check, hm? Since the context of your statement above cannot
be construed to mean anything other than that you have the stones to do what
Jihad was talking about --- mass murder --- it's a legally actionable death
threat. The fact that you had enough time to think about it to write it
down and post it --- making it a written death threat --- would also tend to
work against a "heat of the moment" defense. Copy this thread down, show
it to a real lawyer, and let him slap you a while if you think it'll help.

No, I am not going to drag you into court --- I have a life, and you're not
worth my time since I don't honestly think you're a killer. Our legal
system has enough work to do without putting people behind bars for shooting
their mouths off. I would, however, appreciate it if you would get your
brain into first before applying the mouth next time.

Scott Malcomson

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fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in message
>The problem is (and always has been) the people who do/say things in public
>that should properly be kept under wraps. I haven't seen anyone parading
>their fetishes in public for months.

And, of course, if you don't do anything for months then the press forgets
all about it. You're right; Wired could not *possibly* have gotten their
data on plushophiles from anyone but Burned Furs --- although the Wired
article clearly points the reader to alt.lifestyle.furry, no one at Wired
could *possibly* have scanned the newsgroup lists for "weird stuff", found
an interesting-sounding name like alt.lifestyle.furry, and skimmed the group
for salacious data --- which would include plushophilia material. No, ONLY
a Burned Fur could have pointed Wired --- which in fact pioneered salacious
stories about furfandom --- to plushophiles. Mm-hm. How much did you say
that bridge was again?


>The Burned Furs are now doing all the public parading for them. Pardon me,
but I don't think I'm the only one
>who believes this is a bad idea.


Au contraire; you're merely in denial over the fact that lifestylers got
themselves into the hot water you're decrying. Just like a little child,
caught with the hand in the cookie jar, insisting that space aliens made him
do it.


>It's so contradictory how we always hear the BFs say, "We have nothing to
do with this or that", then they
>shout in public about this or that so much that they end up *strengthening*
the connection to fandom.

Nice conspiracy theory, except that there's nothing to indicate that this
actually happens. If you give credence to this sort of rattletrap
pseudologic, it's a safe bet you also have a bookcase loaded with JFK
conspiracy videos.

Scott Malcomson

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Farlo wrote in message <8D63CCD...@news.fysh.org>...
>"Scott Malcomson" cal...@goodnet.com wrote in

>>YO! Right here! I'm an inflataphile as well as a Burned Fur!

>I *knew* it ... a closet Infaulteaphile secretly jealous of the
>*inflateaphiles*...

<extra pointless flamage clipped>

Hee, hee, hee! Boy, is that the best you can do? ROFLMAO! -:D All you've
proven is exactly what I had to say, that you're nothing but a whinyboy.
What a loser. -:)

D. J. Green

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In article <8D63CCD...@news.fysh.org>, Farlo <stan...@abac.com> wrote:
>I'm not Christian, just tolerant.

Yeah, you're so tolerant that you agree with someone wishing other people
dead. Wow, that speaks volumes about how tolerant you are.
--
"Life isn't fair" is a truism. It is *not* a license.

Farlo

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"Scott Malcomson" cal...@goodnet.com wrote in
<litu2.282$45....@news.goodnet.com>:

>Farlo wrote in message <8D6345F...@news.fysh.org>...
>>Yes, it reminds me of certain religious leaders (Falwell, Oral Roberts,
>>Jimmy Bakker) who liked to shout about sin, but were secretly perverts
or
>>worse, perverted hypocrites, in one way or another.
>
>Okay, I admit it. We Burned Furs have secretly managed to put together an
>international cable network group with satellite feeds, and we hold
>discourse on public television day in and day out, and only THIS brought
the
>attention of the press to the lifestylers.

LOL. The biggest differences between Televangelists and the BF:
Televangelists have real money and attract many supporters.

>>Now I'm wondering which of the Burned Furs have interesting things to
>>hide... Will there be photos? Tearful confessions?
>

>YO! Right here! I'm an inflataphile as well as a Burned Fur!

I *knew* it ... a closet Infaulteaphile secretly jealous of the
*inflateaphiles*...

>And, and...oh
>GOD!

Yes? You said something? =;>

>How utterly wrong I've been not to trumpet my personal sex life from the
>treetops for all these years, and to suggest that private sex kinks
remain
>private!

Yeah, you BFs have been trumpeting against *EVERYONE ELSE'S* personal sex
life when you coulda been self-promoting your own agenda ... oh, wait - so
sorry - that *is* your agenda!

(Geez, does a barrel of fish come stocked any better than this? I think
not.)

> Oh, *Lord Almighty* how good it feels to get that off my chest! I'm
out
>of the helium tank at last!

Now isn't that better? or, wait ... say folks - you don't think that
Scotty is being sarcastic, do ya???

>You want holier-than-thou, go back
>under your rock and look in a mirror.

I'm not Christian, just tolerant. There was this funny man in an old book
who said, "Love your neighbor as yourself". Although I like this guy's
attitude muchly, the converse of what he says is that the people who shout
out their hate must not like themselves very much. Can any of our studio
audience point out a group that might have a self-esteem problem given
this little theory of mine?

> Oh, and I'm also a conservative Christian who thinks that what people
do
>in the privacy of the bedroom is their own business as long as they keep
it
>there like everyone else. Suck it up and drive on, trooper.

'Bought time, that. Live and let be!

Posts like Scotty's post are the whole reason that I have filters: It's
just too easy to offer up commentary ... G'bye Scotty ... you got the
stage but I can't promise any audience!!!

- Farlo

J.M.L.

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fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote:
: Heh, still more irony. The BFs say that their future employment prospects
: are threatened by association with fandom. After all the trouble they have
: caused (and especially after getting p-philes into Wired), these bigmouthed
: lunkheads don't even deserve a future *here* anymore!

: "If it's burned, THROW IT OUT!"

: JIHAD!

Who do you want to kill today?

Furry! Furry! Furry uber alles!

Whoops, damn that Godwin...

--
http://www.play.com -- Bride of the son of the curse of the Video Toaster.

J.M.L.

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Scott Malcomson (cal...@goodnet.com) wrote:

: Farlo wrote in message <8D63CCD...@news.fysh.org>...
: >"Scott Malcomson" cal...@goodnet.com wrote in
: >>YO! Right here! I'm an inflataphile as well as a Burned Fur!

: >I *knew* it ... a closet Infaulteaphile secretly jealous of the
: >*inflateaphiles*...

: <extra pointless flamage clipped>

: Hee, hee, hee! Boy, is that the best you can do? ROFLMAO! -:D All you've
: proven is exactly what I had to say, that you're nothing but a whinyboy.
: What a loser. -:)

You're blunt, you're opinions are clear and founded in reality, and
you're not afraid to tell people what you think.

What the hell are you doing in AFF?!?!

(note to the sarcastically challenged: this was a compliment, me boyo)

Brian O'connell

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Ya know, I ain't one to talk, but...
Some folks really need to get laid more often (if anything to give them
something *else* to do with their spare time)
The best thing about the net, is anyone can use it... The worst thing
about the net is, ANYONE can use it... Ya can quote me on that if you
dare...
J.M.L. wrote in message <79e8b8$b9e$1...@raccoon.fur.com>...

>fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote:
>: Heh, still more irony. The BFs say that their future employment prospects
>: are threatened by association with fandom. After all the trouble they
have
>: caused (and especially after getting p-philes into Wired), these
bigmouthed
>: lunkheads don't even deserve a future *here* anymore!
>
>: "If it's burned, THROW IT OUT!"
>
>: JIHAD!
>
> Who do you want to kill today?
>
> Furry! Furry! Furry uber alles!
>
> Whoops, damn that Godwin...
>

Scott Malcomson

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Brian O'connell wrote in message <79eao6$gam$1...@crucigera.fysh.org>...

>Ya know, I ain't one to talk, but...
> Some folks really need to get laid more often (if anything to give them
>something *else* to do with their spare time) The best thing about the
net, is anyone can use it...
>The worst thing about the net is, ANYONE can use it... Ya can quote me on
that if you
>dare...

"With great power comes great responsibility." Now, if we could only find
some responsible people...

Scott Malcomson

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J.M.L. wrote in message <79e8s2$b9e$2...@raccoon.fur.com>...

> You're blunt, you're opinions are clear and founded in reality, and
>you're not afraid to tell people what you think.
>
> What the hell are you doing in AFF?!?!

I used to be on here a lot about a year ago, but one day an APAzine editor
told me to shut up for the sake of
everyone's peace and quiet. Respecting him, I decided to go get a life.
Recently, however, I had to post something about ZonieCon (the furry
convention I run here in Arizona), and in the process I saw the
flamers I had left behind were still in business and more vicious than ever.
I decided to have a little fun and their expense. So much for my departure
healing AFF's wounds.

> (note to the sarcastically challenged: this was a compliment, me boyo)


And duly noted, me laddybuck. -:)

Brian O'connell

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*laughs!*
Don't look at me, I'm as irresponsible as they come! Best I can say is
stop taking yerselves so goddamned seriously... Ahwell, see my response to
the 'Yep... Still ignoring all trolls and flamebat' thread...
Mebbe stating the facts and truth for me is the best way to use my
responsibility... Ahwell...

Scott Malcomson wrote in message ...

David Formosa (aka ? the Platypus)

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In article <v6vu2.369$45....@news.goodnet.com>, Scott Malcomson wrote:
>fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in message
>>The problem is (and always has been) the people who do/say things in public
>>that should properly be kept under wraps. I haven't seen anyone parading
>>their fetishes in public for months.
>
>And, of course, if you don't do anything for months then the press forgets
>all about it.

I'd hate to tell you this but for the most part todays media has the
attention of a hypercaffinated ferrit.


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Scott Malcomson wrote in message ...
>fur_...@my-dejanews.com wrote in message

>Gotta love these free-speech/free-life enthusiasts who want to kill people
>who disagree with them...

Another burned freak cries FOUL! Just hilarious. :D
They don't like it when their own behavior is turned against them.
Lest anyone forgets... http://vision.nais.com/~blumrich/plush.html.
Can we say double standards? Yes, burned freaks want to be free to
rant and threaten whomever they don't like but the way they whine
and squirm when they are the target is just embarrassing.
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D. J. Green wrote in message <79e843$qsg$1...@shell3.ba.best.com>...

>Yeah, you're so tolerant that you agree with someone wishing other people
>dead.


If that is the case, http://vision.nais.com/~blumrich/plush.html
speaks volumes for you and the rest of the burned freaks. ;)

Farlo

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"David Formosa (aka ? the Platypus" dfor...@zeta.org.au wrote in
<slrn7blkk8....@godzilla.zeta.org.au>:

>I'd hate to tell you this but for the most part todays media has the
>attention of a hypercaffinated ferrit.

Kiki the ferret?

=D

Mzigo Kobe

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"Scott Malcomson" <cal...@goodnet.com> spoke:

> You're right; Wired could not *possibly* have gotten their
> data on plushophiles from anyone but Burned Furs --- although the Wired
> article clearly points the reader to alt.lifestyle.furry, no one at Wired
> could *possibly* have scanned the newsgroup lists for "weird stuff", found
> an interesting-sounding name like alt.lifestyle.furry, and skimmed the group
> for salacious data --- which would include plushophilia material. No, ONLY
> a Burned Fur could have pointed Wired --- which in fact pioneered salacious
> stories about furfandom --- to plushophiles. Mm-hm. How much did you say
> that bridge was again?

Let's see. DejaNews search for "plushophilia" in alt.lifestyle.furry gives me:

----- 8< clip & save 8< -----
Messages 1-13 of exactly 13 matches for search plushophilia ~g (alt.lifestyle.furry):

Date Scr Subject Forum Author

1. 99/01/30 034 Re: NOT SO! #1/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Artax
2. 99/01/27 034 Survey results: Kurvey, Nurv alt.lifestyle.furry Locandez
3. 99/01/23 034 Re: My sole deliberate post alt.lifestyle.furry Kai Robinson
4. 99/01/23 033 Re: My sole deliberate p#1/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Robin91783
5. 99/01/23 033 Re: My sole deliberate p#1/4 alt.lifestyle.furry Tim Gadd
6. 99/01/22 033 Re: My sole deliberate post alt.lifestyle.furry Peter da Silva
7. 99/01/18 033 Re: Sympathy for Burned Furs alt.lifestyle.furry Kimba W. Lion
8. 99/01/17 033 Re: Sympathy for Burned #2/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Lucius
9. 99/01/22 032 Re: My sole deliberate p#2/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Lucius
10. 99/01/18 032 Re: Smoking Fur........... alt.lifestyle.furry GothTiger
11. 99/01/16 032 Sympathy for Burned Furs#2/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Kai Robinson
12. 99/01/22 031 My sole deliberate post to A alt.lifestyle.furry Cadfan ap Morga
13. 99/01/17 031 Re: Sympathy for Burned #1/2 alt.lifestyle.furry Lucius
----- 8< clip & save 8< -----

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Farlo

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I searched Dejanews for Forums pertaining to Plushophilia, and
Alt.fan.furry outranks alt.lifestyle.furry as the more appropriate
newsgroup (see the "confidence" rankings on Dejanews).

Here's the data from dejanews:
-------------------------------------
Interest Finder Results
All 2 forums matching search plushophilia:

Confidence: Forum:
+++++ alt.fan.furry
++++- alt.lifestyle.furry
-------------------------------------
Here's a link to the data:

http://www.dejanews.com/qs.xp?QRY=plushophilia&OP=query_profile.xp&ST=QS&D
BS=2

- farlo

T. Woolfe

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even funnier look at the count per poster
T.

Donald E. Sanders

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In article <sHuu2.320$45....@news.goodnet.com>, cal...@goodnet.com
says...

*** Ya know I had to reply to this. ***

Ok, time to play "Perry Masonite" here. Yes, I did look at my reply, in
fact, I got it up on the screen looking at it, and examining it, picking
it apart bit by bit!!! First of all, I only agreed about the freakin
finger pointing, not mass murder. Hmm, putting words in my mouth?? It
would be the same way as somebody agreeing with you being called a
racist. In that case, we would be even. I can agree to alot of things
but only by my written consent, With My Signature, would it be binding!!!

Sheeh! That is the problem when the common man deals with those who know
a little law, (Yes, I am assuming that anyone who runs for public office
of any way shape or form knows legal means) Good ole fashion baffling
and BS does confuse the common man, causing them to make possible
mistakes such as what you quoted. Although I do consider myself slightly
above the common man, I do know my roots. So if you said I actually made
a death threat, how can I argue that??? Now Jihad, He/she/it is a
different story!!! As for my statement about having stones, it was to
refer to the fact that I do use my real name in posts! I don't hide
behind nicknames when I want to write what I want to say! Yes, I do need
a swift slap of reality. But I rather have it done by myself than a
lawyer, why should I pay for nothing?

>
> No, I am not going to drag you into court --- I have a life, and you're not
> worth my time since I don't honestly think you're a killer. Our legal
> system has enough work to do without putting people behind bars for shooting
> their mouths off. I would, however, appreciate it if you would get your
> brain into first before applying the mouth next time.
>

Oh, should I respond to the quote above???? Should I be shaking in my
boots???? No, I'm going to think this out rationally as I type this.
Yes, it would be quite a bother dragging my behind into court, it seems
petty at best, but it seems it's the pastime of anyone who considers
themselves above all others. Me a Killer??? Only if you count my 14
years in the military serving my country, and all I ever killed was paper
targets and simulated enemies. I guess the way I am taking this, If
everyone had an opinion, then the jails would be overflowing.

Yes, my earlier reply was knee-jerk, considering this whole subject has
been grinding on everyone's nerves since the truce broke after christmas.
As for engaging brain before shooting off mouth, Good advice, I would
follow it, but considering the current environment of A.F.F, sometimes
shouting gets more attention than subtle debating.

As far as I am concern, I will butt out of any affairs concerning Burned
Furs and Lifestylers. Unless my path is crossed again, then I will speak
my mind, I will say what I think, and of course I will respond when I am
intimidated. For all others, what you see here is a fine example of what
happens when a burning subject tears at a person's soul who felt at ease
with the fandom up until two years ago when this mess all started!
Watch and wonder, this could happen to you!

--
Don Sanders

Dsan Tsan on #furry of Yiffnet
RoadKill Fur (Sun baked sorta but not burned!)

(A person too poor to be sued!)

Paul R. Bennett

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One big question here in your deja-news search which may or may not skew the
results. As I recall, X-no-archive is(or was) quite popular. Does that affect
what postings may or may not be archived there? How about people writing and
requesting their postings be removed?

Paul

Richard Chandler - WA Resident

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In article <8D64CBB...@news.fysh.org>, Farlo <stan...@abac.com> writes:
> One can infer that those individuals using X-No-Archive do not want
> their posts kept on file. Therefore, the data stands as is - the
> group with the greatest amount of posts on file and the greatest
> apparent (vs total) amount of interested posters is AFF.

Word count does not Content make.

And it is a valid point that x-no-archive would skew the results (I imagine
it's mostly done by those who would speak favorably of such practices and
don't wish to lose their jobs after someone does a search.), as well as the
commonly seen practice on a.l.f of deliberately mis-spelling certain key words
so that they don't get caught in word counts.


--
The greatest tragedy is that the same species that achieved space flight,
a cure for polio, and the transistor, is also featured nightly on COPS.
-- Richard Chandler
Spammer Warning: Washington State Law now provides civil penalties for UCE.


StukaFox

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Farlo <stan...@abac.com> wrote:

: I'm not Christian, just tolerant.

Survey says --

_BZZZZZZZZZZT_

So sorry, but thanks for playing.

StukaFox

Farlo

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"Paul R. Bennett" rf...@alltel.net wrote in
<36BB8CE6...@alltel.net>:

>One big question here in your deja-news search which may or may not skew
the
>results. As I recall, X-no-archive is(or was) quite popular. Does that
affect
>what postings may or may not be archived there? How about people writing
and
>requesting their postings be removed?

One can infer that those individuals using X-No-Archive do not want their

posts kept on file. Therefore, the data stands as is - the group with the
greatest amount of posts on file and the greatest apparent (vs total)
amount of interested posters is AFF.

- Farlo

Dr. Cat

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Farlo (stan...@abac.com) wrote:
: All 2 forums matching search plushophilia:

: Confidence: Forum:
: +++++ alt.fan.furry
: ++++- alt.lifestyle.furry
: -------------------------------------

Hmmmm. Hmm hmm hmmmmm.

*think think think*

Hmmmmm.


I've got it! You know what this thread is? It's the first time that the
Burned Furs and their opponents are in TOTAL agreement about ANYTHING!

What's this, you say? Dr. Cat, have you lost your marbles? AGAIN?!
But wait, hear me out on this one.

The Burned Fur position: "Although both we and they have talked
publically about plushophiles, it is 100% certain in this case that
THEY are the ones WIRED picked up on it from for their short blurb."

Their opponentses position: "Although both we and they have talked
publically about plushophiles, it is 100% certain in this case that
THEY are the ones WIRED picked up on it from for their short blurb."


Now that the two groups are in TOTAL accord on a contentious issue, I
expect rapid consensus to break out on all other subjects, and lots of
spontaneous hugging to occur between BFs and their former enemies
(lifestyler and non-lifestyler enemies alike).

It's too bad that both the groups agree on something that is wrong
because of, like, flawed logic and stuff. But hey, at least they
agree on it and now maybe that they see they're so alike all the
arguing will stop, which is all I'm really looking fur.

(Of course, I don't expect to SEE it, I'm just looking for it. I mean,
if people were SMART then all the christians and jews and muslims killing
each other over who gets Jerusalem over the centuries woulda stopped and
wondered "Gee, why do we all have the SAME holy city in these TOTALLY
different religions? 'Cause you would think we would have different ones
and not have to fight over it!" And then they would READ a bit and go
"Well holy shit, this Old Testament is about the same as their Torah and
the that Koran has a buncha the same parts in it too! We're fighting
over this city because we're all the SAME FUCKING RELIGION with just a
few details changed over the last few centuries or millenia. Hell, let's
stop killing each other now and go get a beer together.)

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(Disclaimer: I think Brian's right, and I should just go have sex instead
of reading this junk. If it's anywhere near as much fun as it looks in
those lovely drawings of his I bet I would enjoy it more than this. But
then heck, that's not much of a compliment, I bet smoothing the bumps off
my tongue with a power sander is more fun than this too!)

(Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!)

Chris Johnson

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In article <sHuu2.320$45....@news.goodnet.com>, "Scott Malcomson"
<cal...@goodnet.com> wrote:

> Donald E. Sanders wrote in message ...

>>I'd rather be asked to move out of a neighborhood than have somebody burn a
>>icon of religious importance on my lawn.

> When someone burns an icon of zoophilia (or whatever your personal kick is)
> on your property, I will say you're not being "way off base" on this count.
> For now, I *will* say that you denigrate the suffering of black and Jewish
> people in this nation, past and present, by suggesting that the criticism
> aimed by BFs at lifestylers even *remotely* approaches the horrors REAL
> minorities have endured.

Dsan _is_ a black man, and you are a damned fool, Scott, for thinking
he uses this cautious metaphor unthinkingly. He is fully aware of the
implications. Maybe _you_ don't really understand what it's like to be
discriminated against? I'm glad large parts of the world no longer give a
damn about skin color- some more officially, and some genuinely no longer
care about that sort of thing. However, Don's not a kid- and he's wise in
a quiet way- and maybe, just _maybe_ he has a better idea what intolerance
is about than you do.

I'm sorry. I just had to say that, largely because it just irritates me
to see you trying to tell Dsan what not to suggest. You don't know what
you're doing, at all, do you? You've no idea what you're trying to stir
up. I think Dsan is quite correct in his perception.


Jinx_tigr
(aka Chris Johnson)

Brian O'connell

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Dr. Cat wrote in message <36bbd...@feed1.realtime.net>...
*links paws with ghosts of his fragmented ego*
"All we are assssyyyyingg, is give fur a channnncce...."
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>(Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!)

D. J. Green

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In article <79euoq$qh9$1...@cheddar.netmonger.net>,

Victry \"Vixy\" Hyzenthlay <n...@na.na> wrote:
>D. J. Green wrote in message <79e843$qsg$1...@shell3.ba.best.com>...
>>Yeah, you're so tolerant that you agree with someone wishing other people
>>dead.
>
> If that is the case, http://vision.nais.com/~blumrich/plush.html
>speaks volumes for you and the rest of the burned freaks. ;)

'For you and...'? Would you mind telling me precisely when I joined the
'Burned Fur' movement? I seem to have missed the moment.

Oh, and, incidentally, punctuating everything with a winking smilie does not
make you cute, despite whatever you seem to believe.

Scott Malcomson

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David Formosa (aka ? the Platypus) wrote in message ...

>In article <v6vu2.369$45....@news.goodnet.com>, Scott Malcomson wrote:
>>And, of course, if you don't do anything for months then the press forgets
all about it.

>I'd hate to tell you this but for the most part todays media has the


>attention of a hypercaffinated ferrit.


For the most part, media has not yet *heard* of furfandom. Less than a
dozen articles pertaining to the fandom are in general circulation.
However, anyone who knows anything about media knows that hypercaffienated
ferret reporters love to jump on salacious stories once they hear one. We
are witnessing a slow snowballing effect, where once there was no interest
in furfandom --- then the Wired article on FurryMuck --- which prompted the
Loaded reporters to go to CF to look for smut --- and so on.

More and more reporters for more and more news organizations are hearing
about a group of people who fetishize animals. Expect more reporters than
ever to be at CF10 on basis of what they've heard from their colleagues.
All it's going to take is one tactless goober doing an impromptu striptease
or bondage display of any sort for furries to be in more magazines than ever
before. Of course, with the history lifestylers have of not being
responsible for anything, clearly all this will be the fault of the Burned
Fur movement, who should of course all be killed in the name of tolerance
according to certain lifestylers.

Scott Malcomson

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Victry "Vixy" Hyzenthlay wrote in message
<79etb6$olq$1...@cheddar.netmonger.net>...

>Scott Malcomson wrote in message ...
>>Gotta love these free-speech/free-life enthusiasts who want to kill people
>>who disagree with them...

> Another burned freak cries FOUL! Just hilarious. :D

Hee, hee! You're right! Talking about murder and mutilation of fellow furs
is so humorous! -:D

>They don't like it when their own behavior is turned against them.
>Lest anyone forgets... http://vision.nais.com/~blumrich/plush.html.

BWAHAHAHAHHAAA! Eric BLUMRICH, Mr. "Give Me Drano Or Give Me Death"?
HAHAHAHAHAHA!
That guy doesn't need BF or plushophiles to hate lifestylers, and if you'd
bothered to check the website you've cited you'd know that. His loathing of
lifestylers predates the BFs by oh, about *TEN YEARS*!

Of course, since you choose to pick the worst possible case out of any BF to
represent the whole, you won't mind if I cite Jihad as representing all
lifestylers. For that matter, plenty of lifestylers have defended Jihad to
the hilt, and none have opposed him, while numerous BFers opposed Blumrich's
ranting. Clearly, that makes *us* more rational and openminded than
*you*! -:>

>Can we say double standards?

I knew you could. Must be lovely being the hypocrite decrying hypocrisy that
you are. -:)

Scott Malcomson

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Victry "Vixy" Hyzenthlay wrote in message
<79euoq$qh9$1...@cheddar.netmonger.net>...

>D. J. Green wrote in message <79e843$qsg$1...@shell3.ba.best.com>...
>>Yeah, you're so tolerant that you agree with someone wishing other people
dead.


> If that is the case, http://vision.nais.com/~blumrich/plush.html
>speaks volumes for you and the rest of the burned freaks. ;)


Of course, it also speaks volumes that you feel murderous slander against an
entire group is justified on
basis of the actions of a single member of that group. Oh, does the
openmindedness ever START? -:D

Scott Malcomson

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Mzigo Kobe wrote in message <1zk4ok...@Talge-C11-A.southern.edu>...
>"Scott Malcomson" <cal...@goodnet.com> spoke:

>> no one at Wired could *possibly* have scanned the newsgroup lists for
"weird stuff", found
>> an interesting-sounding name like alt.lifestyle.furry, and skimmed the
group for salacious data

>Let's see. DejaNews search for "plushophilia" in alt.lifestyle.furry gives
me:

Yes, of course: Wired would know the term "plushophilia" BEFORE skimming the
newsgroup for anything interesting. They're psychic, you know, and would
not just call up the entire newsgroup and actually read it to obtain
keywords in the first place.

Do you also bury landmines before setting the fuse, or jump on them to
ensure they're active?

Scott Malcomson

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Farlo wrote in message <8D64672...@news.fysh.org>...

>I searched Dejanews for Forums pertaining to Plushophilia, and


Yeah, yeah, someone already claimed that Wired knew the term "plushophilia"
before scanning the newsgroup itself. You're too slow to suggest Wired
staffers have psychic powers.

Scott Malcomson

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Dr. Cat wrote in message <36bbd...@feed1.realtime.net>...
>Now that the two groups are in TOTAL accord on a contentious issue, I
>expect rapid consensus to break out on all other subjects, and lots of
>spontaneous hugging to occur between BFs and their former enemies
>(lifestyler and non-lifestyler enemies alike).

Nice try, but while many BFers MIGHT be able to concur that their own
statements on AFF and elsewhere *may* have helped Wired find the stuff ---
fact is, no one knows for sure HOW it happened, this is all conjecture ---
lifestylers have been and are adamant in claiming the fault is entirely that
of BFers.

Throughout these flamewars, it has been Burned Fur members who have
reconsidered and adjusted their views, admitted to being needlessly
vitriolic on various occasions, and have owned up at least in part to
responsibility for their actions. Yet today, lifestylers continue to
encourage flamewars by defending vitriol of the worst kind --- suggested
murder and slander.

While I applaud your suggestion that peace is at hand, even though
tongue-in-cheek, responsibility for actions is the core issue and
lifestylers don't demonstrate that they have any.

>"Well holy shit, this Old Testament is about the same as their Torah and
>the that Koran has a buncha the same parts in it too! We're fighting
>over this city because we're all the SAME FUCKING RELIGION with just a
>few details changed over the last few centuries or millenia. Hell, let's
>stop killing each other now and go get a beer together.)

Would be nice, wouldn't it?

Scott Malcomson

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Donald E. Sanders wrote in message ...
>So if you said I actually made a death threat, how can I argue that???

Try learning something about law. It's called a library. They have books
on law there. How do you think *I* know this stuff, *osmosis*? Like I
said, I don't really think you're a latent mass murderer; only that shooting
your mouth off without understanding potential consequences CAN get you in
hot water. I understand what it is to get overheated, and I therefore try
to make concessions for people --- this is due to over a decade of net
experience. Someone with less ability --- or desire --- to see where you're
coming from could easily have had the cops on your doorstep within a few
hours of your post hitting the net. I'm not that dumb or spiteful. Someone
else might be someday.

>Now Jihad, He/she/it is a different story!!! As for my statement about
having stones, it was to
>refer to the fact that I do use my real name in posts!

I understand that. Your wording, however, did not *indicate* that. Any
good lawyer could draw a line between Jihad's statement (and its apparent
semiseriousness), my statement that he didn't "have the stones", and your
statement that you DID "have the stones", and conclude that a death threat
was a reasonable way to interpret your message. Be CAREFUL out there,
man...it's a big and sometimes nasty net. Knowledge saves, lack of
knowledge can harm.

>> No, I am not going to drag you into court --- I have a life, and you're
not
>> worth my time since I don't honestly think you're a killer.

>Oh, should I respond to the quote above???? Should I be shaking in my
boots????

Do you think I said that to make you shake in your boots or to make you
think about your actions? Hm? Machismo is worth exactly as much as the
electrons it takes to convey it to someone else on the net. I don't know,
or need to know, whether you're quaking in your boots or not. I don't get
off on that crap; it's pointless.

>Me a Killer??? Only if you count my 14
>years in the military serving my country, and all I ever killed was paper
>targets and simulated enemies.

Four in the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, here. AY-EE-AH, trooper! -:)

>Yes, my earlier reply was knee-jerk, considering this whole subject has
>been grinding on everyone's nerves since the truce broke after christmas.
>As for engaging brain before shooting off mouth, Good advice, I would
>follow it, but considering the current environment of A.F.F, sometimes
>shouting gets more attention than subtle debating.

I thank you for your open and rational discourse, and I understand where
you're coming from. Mind you, I *haven't* been here in about a year, but I
will say that this kind of thing has been going on for much longer than most
people have been on AFF. It's a vicious, recurring cycle.

>As far as I am concern, I will butt out of any affairs concerning Burned
>Furs and Lifestylers. Unless my path is crossed again, then I will speak
>my mind, I will say what I think, and of course I will respond when I am
>intimidated.

Understood and respected.

Victry "Vixy" Hyzenthlay

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Scott Malcomson wrote in message ...
>Of course, since you choose to pick the worst possible case out of any BF to
>represent the whole, you won't mind if I cite Jihad as representing all
>lifestylers...

Cite away. And in the morrow, Furry Fandom will be happily the same in
spite of anything you and the burned freaks do. ;)

Scott Malcomson

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Chris Johnson wrote in message ...

>"Scott Malcomson"<cal...@goodnet.com> wrote:
>> Donald E. Sanders wrote in message ...
>>>I'd rather be asked to move out of a neighborhood than have somebody burn
a
>>>icon of religious importance on my lawn.
>
>> When someone burns an icon of zoophilia (or whatever your personal kick
is)
>> on your property, I will say you're not being "way off base" on this
count.

> Dsan _is_ a black man, and you are a damned fool, Scott, for thinking


>he uses this cautious metaphor unthinkingly.

Then YOU know that HE should know better. He and I have come to terms, and
he has admitted to acting in a kneejerk fashion. I understand and
appreciate why, and we have parted on good terms. Being black is not a
"cure" for insensitivity, even to one's own minority, as the NAACP has been
quick to point out on numerous occasions.

>He is fully aware of the implications. Maybe _you_ don't really understand
what it's like to be
>discriminated against?

Yeah, I WASN'T nearly fired from Microsoft for posting a flyer for
ZonieCon --- in the proper areas for such things --- that featured a
fully-clothed furry feline femme in a non-sexual pose. The charge? "Sexual
harassment". Why was this sexual harassment? Because "we know what you
furries are *really* about", was the answer. I fought it and hit a wall of
deaf ears that nearly cost me my job. I FOUGHT to defend furfandom; to show
them that spooge wasn't what we were all about, that my flyer didn't even
meet the company's actual harassment criteria.
WHY does a Microsoft subcontractor (who will not be named for legal
reasons) think furries equate to sexual harassment? Because THAT's what an
employee found on the Internet while surfing; spooge galore, much of it
linked to major search engines by very common keywords. Word got around the
office about "these perverts", virtually every woman on site was thoroughly
disgusted, and that's all you need these days to get something declared
"sexual harassment". When I put up my flyer, one of those women lodged a
complaint, and I hit an absolute stone wall trying to explain that my flyer
clearly didn't meet any of the criteria that got furfandom as a whole
branded.

Do *I* know what it is to be discriminated against? Oh, no, I'm not
black or Jewish or Hispanic or a woman. I couldn't POSSIBLY have been
DISCRIMINATED against for any reason at all. They were RIGHT to universally
declare furry material as "sexual harassment". You betcha.

BTW --- I hardcopied and saved the email between myself and Human
Resources, in case I had to go to court over it. I am willing to send you
copies of the flyer in question, the letters from HR, and my responses, in
return for expenses in copying and shipping; I will, however, have to mark
out any reference to the subcontractor I worked for, or they would sue me
for "defamation" if any of it reached the net. *I* put my facts where my
mouth is, my good man.

Victry "Vixy" Hyzenthlay

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Scott Malcomson wrote in message ...
>Of course, it also speaks volumes that you feel murderous slander
>against an entire group is justified on basis of the actions of a
>single member of that group. Oh, does the openmindedness ever
>START? -:D

Well let me put it to you like I did the other burned freaks...
*prove* that Jihad whosawhatever is a Furry Lifestyler or be the
a burned liar with the rest (like you aren't already ;). My thought