[FoRK] Is Political Fragmentation really a problem?

Joe Barrera <joe-fork at barrera.org> on Mon May 28 19:58:19 PDT 2007

Are you actually replying to your own messages?

Albert S. wrote:
> And from the dude who positions himself as the voice
> of reason. Shame on you.
>
> Albert
>
> --- "Albert S." <albert.scherbinsky at rogers.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Now that you have resorted to name calling, we all
>> know what you are all about.
>>
>> Albert
>>
>> --- Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> On May 28, 2007, at 8:30 PM, Albert S. wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Looks like I'm not the only one who doesn't know
>>>>         
>>> what
>>>       
>>>> you are talking about.
>>>>         
>>> I doubt seriously that James has any
>>> misunderstanding at this point,  
>>> but I could be wrong about that.  (He's usually
>>>       
>> not
>>     
>>> as obtuse as  
>>> you're insisting on being with this, except
>>> occasionally for sport  
>>> --- which I appreciate.)
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Maybe you should try and
>>>> explain what you are talking about without
>>>>         
>> making
>>     
>>> us
>>>       
>>>> guess how far to extend your
>>>>         
>>> metaphors(balkanization).
>>>
>>> For the life of me I can't figure out why anyone
>>> would think  
>>> "balkanization" means anything other than *exactly
>>> that.*  Or how  
>>> using a word very precisely and literally is
>>>       
>> somehow
>>     
>>> "metaphorical."
>>>
>>> Really, we've pushed the Cone-of-Silence bit about
>>> as far as  
>>> amusement will allow, so at this point if you're
>>> actually still lost,  
>>> well, sorry about that.
>>>
>>> jb
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>     
>
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