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Fri May 27 17:56:41 UTC 2011

You appear to have a different definition of "kind or nice word" than I'm
used to.

The words have been posted to help you. That is both kind (because it helps)
and nice (because it was volunteered, taking up time from my life, for your
potential benefit alone).  I cannot control if you find them helpful, if you
are predisposed to a way of thinking that forces you to ignore or dismiss
them, or anything else. None the less they are my understanding of the
factual information you probably need to consider to obtain what you are

What is not "kind" or "nice" is to say things that provide unlikely
expectations that will eventually be dashed. For example, agreeing with a
perception that I didn't find accurate because it would please you.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt>wrote:

> Thank you guys. I knew you wouldn't let me down.
> You outdid yourselves. On this illustrious
> mailing list where from «you know who» all the
> way to the neighborhood young kid posts, I made
> an apparent innocuous statement that included:
> "if someone, under the false pretenses of helping
> you can turn things from bad to worse for you,
> they will. That's the name of the game here,"
> Now, check the archives. Do you find there a kind
> and/or nice word? NO. Do you find posts by four
> volunteers who made a point of proving me right?
> YES. I'm absolutely sure they were doing their
> best to help, weren't you? Of course you were.
> It's not nice to make personal attacks, right? Right.
> Y'all have a nice day.
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