[Foundation-l] Jimbo's authority (on "global bans")
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 05:45:59 UTC 2010
It is important that there is a method to puncture boils. It has already
been remarked that Jimmy does not use his powers often. Given that there are
ALWAYS people who have the opposite view, it is hardly relevant that there
will be drama. There always is.
On 26 March 2010 02:00, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> George Herbert wrote:
> > Both the "yes he does" and "no he doesn't" sides are asserting and
> > assuming rather than reporting a known quantity.
> > There has been no organized or widespread attempt to either ask Jimmy
> > to give it up or to take it away. I can name a number of individuals
> > who assert that should happen, but there's no poll, no project, no
> > policy proposal to do so.
> > We simply don't know what the community actually feels about it, in
> > part because Jimmy uses the power so sparingly that very very few
> > people ever encounter it firsthand.
> Whether or not the use of the power is justified, it's use almost
> guarantees that drama will follow. That alone makes more diplomatic
> channels preferable.
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