From: MNMikeW on

"Alan Baker" <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote in message
news:alangbaker-E089A3.08004111122009(a)news.shawcable.com...
> In article <7of4h0F3nrbemU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
> "MNMikeW" <MNMiikkew(a)aol.com> wrote:
>
>> "Alan Baker" <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote in message
>> news:alangbaker-B57F39.23332910122009(a)news.shawcable.com...
>> > In article <4b21d52e$0$17352$882e0bbb(a)news.ThunderNews.com>,
>> > assimilate(a)borg.org wrote:
>> >
>> >> On 10-Dec-2009, Alan Baker <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > > It seems to me that there is very little that could make up for
>> >> > > what
>> >> > > he's
>> >> > > done to his family.
>> >> >
>> >> > You don't even know precisely *what* he has done and you certainly
>> >> > don't
>> >> > know how his family feels about it.
>> >>
>> >> this is quite possibly the silliest thing you've ever posted.
>> >
>> > How so?
>> >
>> > The following are all yes or no questions, Bill:
>> >
>> > Do you know what actually happened (versus what a lot of people with
>> > their own agendas have said happened)?
>> >
>> > Do you know what his family actually feels about all of this?
>> >
>> > I dare you to answer those questions.
>> >
>> I dare you, LOL!
>
> Yup. Does English confuse you so much?
>
No, just your arrogance.


From: Alan Baker on
In article <7ofabcF3ptegjU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
"MNMikeW" <MNMiikkew(a)aol.com> wrote:

> "Alan Baker" <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote in message
> news:alangbaker-E089A3.08004111122009(a)news.shawcable.com...
> > In article <7of4h0F3nrbemU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
> > "MNMikeW" <MNMiikkew(a)aol.com> wrote:
> >
> >> "Alan Baker" <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote in message
> >> news:alangbaker-B57F39.23332910122009(a)news.shawcable.com...
> >> > In article <4b21d52e$0$17352$882e0bbb(a)news.ThunderNews.com>,
> >> > assimilate(a)borg.org wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On 10-Dec-2009, Alan Baker <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > > It seems to me that there is very little that could make up for
> >> >> > > what
> >> >> > > he's
> >> >> > > done to his family.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > You don't even know precisely *what* he has done and you certainly
> >> >> > don't
> >> >> > know how his family feels about it.
> >> >>
> >> >> this is quite possibly the silliest thing you've ever posted.
> >> >
> >> > How so?
> >> >
> >> > The following are all yes or no questions, Bill:
> >> >
> >> > Do you know what actually happened (versus what a lot of people with
> >> > their own agendas have said happened)?
> >> >
> >> > Do you know what his family actually feels about all of this?
> >> >
> >> > I dare you to answer those questions.
> >> >
> >> I dare you, LOL!
> >
> > Yup. Does English confuse you so much?
> >
> No, just your arrogance.

LOL

What is arrogant about asking someone to answer a couple of questions?

Arrogant -- to me, at least -- would seem to be imagining that you know
the true character of a person because you've had a few distorted
glimpses of his life on television.

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
<http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>
From: Dene on
On Dec 11, 11:10 am, Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
> In article <7ofabcF3pteg...(a)mid.individual.net>,

>
> > No, just your arrogance.
>
> LOL
>
> What is arrogant about asking someone to answer a couple of questions?
>
> Arrogant -- to me, at least -- would seem to be imagining that you know
> the true character of a person because you've had a few distorted
> glimpses of his life on television.

So in your world, multiple affairs are not an indication of true
character?

Just asking.

-Greg

From: Dene on
On Dec 10, 5:52 pm, Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
> In article
> <8a3b9544-2084-40a9-86d2-14711b77e...(a)u18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>
>
>
>  Dene <gdst...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 9, 6:00 pm, Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
> > > In article <lrj0i5t0186ar6hvo2e97n6j1tgndcu...(a)4ax.com>,
> > >  Loudon Briggs <lar...(a)bbz.net> wrote:
>
> > > > Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
>
> > > > >In article <4820i5lr0g5obn3gashlg15pq7antgc...(a)4ax.com>,
> > > > > Loudon Briggs <lar...(a)bbz.net> wrote:
>
> > > > >> Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
>
> > > > >> >> > > > > BTW - Ken was right all along.
>
> > > > >> >> > > > Sorry, but since none of us actually know the man, you can't
> > > > >> >> > > > actually
> > > > >> >> > > > say that.
>
> > > > >> >> > > I though I just did...
>
> > > > >> *******
> > > > >> >You think that it's OK, because Tiger Woods is a celebrity and who is
> > > > >> >it
> > > > >> >really hurting, but the fact remains that you don't know the man.
> > > > >> *******
>
> > > > >> I think we're getting to know him better every day!
>
> > > > >That you think that is the problem.
>
> > > > Alan... at the top of your message, it indicates you're partially
> > > > responding to something I posted. There is nothing else in your
> > > > message even closely associated with anything I said.
>
> > > > Careless editing like that has often set off some of those arguments
> > > > on this Group that NOBODY ever wins. Unfortunately, "no editing" is
> > > > even more prevalent.
>
> > > I'm sorry, but I don't understand your objection.
>
> > > The fact that you really think you're gaining much insight into Tiger
> > > Woods' character is the problem. You're getting a tiny, much distorted
> > > (through the glass of a scandal-hungry media) slice and you think that
> > > you know something about Tiger Woods.
>
> > > --
> > > Alan Baker
> > > Vancouver, British Columbia
> > > <http://gallery.me.com/alangbaker/100008/DSCF0162/web.jpg>- Hide quoted
> > > text -
>
> > > - Show quoted text -
>
> > More of the same.  Baker disputes but doesn't offer a cite or specific
> > opinion in return.
>
> > -Greg
>
> More of the same, Greg declares it cowardly to talk about people he has
> killfiled, and then talks about me, whom he has in his killfile.
>


You're not KF'd on Google Groups. Look at the post. Big D means GG.
Little d means OE, which gives me the ability to plonk.

-Greg
From: Chris Bellomy on
Dene wrote, On 12/11/09 2:21 PM:
> On Dec 11, 11:10 am, Alan Baker <alangba...(a)telus.net> wrote:
>> In article <7ofabcF3pteg...(a)mid.individual.net>,
>
>>> No, just your arrogance.
>> LOL
>>
>> What is arrogant about asking someone to answer a couple of questions?
>>
>> Arrogant -- to me, at least -- would seem to be imagining that you know
>> the true character of a person because you've had a few distorted
>> glimpses of his life on television.
>
> So in your world, multiple affairs are not an indication of true
> character?

As long as we differentiate between "an indication" and "all
you need to know," I have no problem with that point of view.
People are complex and always weak in places. Child prodigies
especially so. Overall, I think everyone would do better to
tend to their own failings than to harp on those of a celebrity.

In my brief perusals of this group lately, I've been
especially entertained by the sight of unrepentant
bigots acting as though they can claim moral superiority
over somebody. The very people who are the very worst
that humanity has to offer think that they are better
than Tiger Woods because (a) their skin is pink, and
(b) Tiger has trouble keeping it in his pants. These
are EXACTLY the folks who most need to look in the
mirror before they start pointing at anyone else's
failings -- and the last ones who will ever do it.

Sorry for the tangent. I just needed to vent.