On 19-Apr-2005, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Rec.woodworking is a tame little country village in the wide world of
usenet newsgroups. Every once in a while some undesirable is going to
drive through. In this instance the problem child probably posted
from rec.games.pinball. Gandalf Parker and myself are posting from
alt.support.diet.low-carb. The original person to blame is the "Ron
Grossi" cretin who keeps posting the same diatribe to bunches of
newsgroups at a time.
These groups (the alt and rec hierarchy) are not moderated. Most ISPs
do not yank accounts for language. If they did the internet would
have died long ago. If language is really that upsetting to you and
your wife, you may be more comfortable in a moderated setting:
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Thank-you for your kind words.....but I want to share a story with you.
Years ago I lived in downtown Indianapolis in a "turn-around"
neighborhood. As you drove down our street you would drive past 15-20
nice well-kept homes and then there was the burnt out vacant eye-sore.
A drug house and gang moved into our neighborhood. Some familys just
left, the easy thing to do. The rest of us decided to stay,( some
familys had to stay), they had no econmic chooses. We were able to get
the police,the city, the churches,and even the Govenor involved. We
also started a block club and a crime watch program. We closed the
drug house, the city bulldozed it, and now there is a beautiful flower
garden on that lot. Today this is a nice neighborhood. The value of
homes are now doubled from the old days. My POINT is: I should not
have to leave this neighborhood because I find nasty language
offensive. I beliueve that it is all of our jobs to clean it up and
make it safe for our familys. Good luck and let us all keep trying.
One guy I know solved such a problem differently. He called Ford fleet
delivery and ordered a dark blue Crown Vic with the police package. Then
he parked it in front of his house. Nobody wanted to buy drugs when there
was a cop watching. This damaged the drug trade sufficiently that they
Town of Centinnial, Wyoming took an old junker, painted it like a police
car, a couple of red painted coffee cans on top. Dummy inside car, in
Tourists going through town SLOW way down when they see the car.
I make it my rule to not waste my time talking to those that don't respect
my opinion enough to show me respect. When someone calls me names, or
curses in conversation with me, I warn them. If they continue, they go
into my killfile.
If we all start doing that, the offensive behavior will stop having any
effect on us, even if it continues.
please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
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