Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] snappy comebacks
From: "Bruce Cameron" <brucewcameron@yahoo.com>
Date: 5/11/2010, 10:42 pm
To: "Oilyshark" <oilyshark@optusnet.com.au>, "powderworks" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "RM" <rob10@liveonthe.net>

It was one of the more intersting reads from this list tho.   


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-----Original Message-----

From: "Oilyshark" <oilyshark@optusnet.com.au>

Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 17:41:34 

To: 'Powderworks@yahoo'<powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>; RM<rob10@liveonthe.net>

Cc: Bruce Cameron<brucewcameron@yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: [powderworks] snappy comebacks

Wow....I haven't been in this much trouble since high school.  So much for freedom of speech......and where I live it's hardly offensive to call someone an idiot. I guess I wasn't being very "politically correct".  



----- Original Message ----- 

  From: RM 

  To: 'Powderworks@yahoo' 

  Cc: Bruce Cameron 

  Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:05 AM

  Subject: Re: [powderworks] snappy comebacks


  Bruce et al ...

  On 3/11/2010 6:36 AM, Bruce Cameron wrote: 


    I thought Peter played within the rules… have their political say ONE TIME ONLY, then SILENCE

  Calling a powderworker an idiot as a first statement in a debating response is not in my boundaries of "have their political say", so that's a bit of a straw man.

  It was enough to incline me to look back on his past posts in response to various pw's to see if it was atypical (none of these are to me) ...

  On 6/03/2010 1:14 PM, Oilyshark wrote: 

    Wow.....  Maybe you need to crawl out from under the rock you're under.  It's a big world out there... 

  On 26/02/2010 10:35 AM, Oilyshark wrote:

  > Biggest load of crap I've ever read... Well part read....the only negligance is the useless labour party, both state and federal. What a shambles.

  On 10/03/2009 9:37 PM, Oilyshark wrote: 

    And you call yourself an avid Oils fan??   Do us all a favour and don't bother turning up...."we don't want you to be disappointed".  

  On 3/12/2007 4:21 PM, oilyshark wrote: 

So you had "fun" at the ANZ protest.  Sounds like you really know how to party. Did you wear a party hat and play pass the parcel? 

On 26/11/2007 10:15 PM, oilyshark wrote: 

     Well just aren't you a hero

  That track record was enough to incline me to put forward a polite request for mature respectful interactions on this list.

  As a long-standing member and a moderator of this list I'm not satisfied that this is a healthy community behaviour, and I want to impress the need for a deeper level of peer respect.


    From: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of RM

    Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 2:11 AM

    To: Oilyshark

    Cc: Powderworks@yahoo

    Subject: Re: [powderworks] snappy comebacks


    On 11/08/2010 9:47 AM, Oilyshark wrote: 

      You're not the same idiot who posted a couple of months ago that "I can't understand how anyone who votes liberal could like midnight oil? 


    No, it wasn't me as a matter of fact.  And I don't read my mail often enough apparently ...

    This is a fairly open-minded list and I'm rather fond of the wide range of minds on it. However I don't want to see anyone subjected to responses that reduce their sense of welcome here.  Let's keep a focus on the fact that the only certain common interest here is Midnight Oil, the people and their music.  Straying off that should be done in a polite way.  Mails responding to other members' views should be written as if the other person is worthy of public respect, even when you don't think that's so yourself.


     Rob M

    On 11/08/2010 9:47 AM, Oilyshark wrote: 

    You're not the same idiot who posted a couple of months ago that "I can't understand how anyone who votes liberal could like midnight oil? 

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 10/08/2010, at 10:08 PM, RM <rob10@liveonthe.net> wrote:


      Election on the horizon .... sigh ... anyone else want to prostitute 

      powderworks to spray about the party you happen to hate?

      I'm thinking along the Quakers rule of meetings here (so I'm told, never 

      been to one) : Once any election is called and until a week after it's 

      over - Everyone can have their political say ONE TIME ONLY, then SILENCE 

      and let others speak. The same person nagging on the same basic topic 

      will be ejected without notice from the forum until after the election, 

      at which time they can apply to the mods to re-join.

      All those in favour or against: vote here: 


      On 10/08/2010 6:21 PM, oilsrule77 wrote:

      > I still dont know how a deal was done to build a desalination plant on 

      > top of a wetlands park and reserve its underwater. Pete why did you 

      > give this the all clear its one big stuff up

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