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Old November 18th 08, 01:32 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 16, 9:50*pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 15, 9:34 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

You wouldn't last a single year as a hermit
Irrelevant ... since, as previously stated SEVERAL TIMES, I have no


such inclination.

whereas I have lived the past 40 years pretty much as a hermit. That takes
Greatness!
Delusion is such a comfort. *As is often the case, our conclusion does


not strictly follow from your premise. *Do not misconstrue living a
voluntary cloistered, estranged life with fantasised greatness.

You need to give the hermit's life a chance.


I do???

Leave your wife and dogs. Then
go to Montana and live in a shack in the mountains for 5 years by yourself
with little or no contact with others. If you can do that, you will have
proven to me that you can be a hermit like me.


I never have and never will dance to your music. Your reading
comprehension skill are abominable. I said several times that the
life of a hermit does not in the least interest me. I could never be
that dysfunctional. Attempting to prove anything to you only proves
one thing ... that you matter and what you think matters, and well ...
you don't and it doesn't.

Then you can have a name like
mine too ... *Jim McNamara the Great!


I repeat ... Do not misconstrue living a voluntary cloistered,
estranged life with fantasised greatness.

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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  #42  
Old November 18th 08, 01:47 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 16, 9:41*pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 15, 9:23 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:

"JimmyMac" wrote in message


....
[...] This is precisely why you cannot and will not pull the plug ...


because, despite what you indicated, it is inconvenient for you to do
so. You asserted that computers were unimportant in your life and
could be lived without which is obviously untrue. Pulling the plug
would not be a convenience to me but rather an inconvenience for you
and a godsend to the members of the newsgroups that you infest.


I will stay here forever just to spite you.
Thanks for the frank admission and confirmation that cannot do without


your computer and the internet which, in reality, have become an
essential and *significant facet of your hermetic existence. *You
really need to work on this bad habit of contradicting yourself.

Unlike you, I move on from one subject to another depending on what gets
said.


And that would be when ... after you contradict yourself and someone
make and issue of it? Depending upon what gets said ... as in ...
oops he's got me ... better move onto another subject and hope he
doesn't notice the diversion. Is your position so indefensible that
you find it necessary to change the topic and move on? Either you can
live as a hermit without the use of you computer adn the internet as
you have asserted or you cannot. The latter is obviously the truth
that you are running from.

It must be horrible to be stuck forever on one just subject, i.e., Ed
Dolan the Great!


You always desperately play that card when you have no other card left
to play. Tell you what, admit that you cannot do without your
computer and the internet (your cybet-umbilical chord) and be done
with this subject. The fact is that you CANNOT do without your
computer and the internet and you WILL NOT admit it. At this
juncture, that much should be obvious to all.

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


  #43  
Old November 18th 08, 09:38 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
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On Nov 16, 9:41 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]
Unlike you, I move on from one subject to another depending on what gets
said.


And that would be when ... after you contradict yourself and someone

make and issue of it? Depending upon what gets said ... as in ...
oops he's got me ... better move onto another subject and hope he
doesn't notice the diversion. Is your position so indefensible that
you find it necessary to change the topic and move on? Either you can
live as a hermit without the use of you computer adn the internet as
you have asserted or you cannot. The latter is obviously the truth
that you are running from.

You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance.

It must be horrible to be stuck forever on one just subject, i.e., Ed
Dolan the Great!


You always desperately play that card when you have no other card left

to play. Tell you what, admit that you cannot do without your
computer and the internet (your cybet-umbilical chord) and be done
with this subject. The fact is that you CANNOT do without your
computer and the internet and you WILL NOT admit it. At this
juncture, that much should be obvious to all.

"You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance." - Ed Dolan

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



  #44  
Old November 18th 08, 09:42 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
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On Nov 16, 9:50 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]
Leave your wife and dogs. Then
go to Montana and live in a shack in the mountains for 5 years by yourself
with little or no contact with others. If you can do that, you will have
proven to me that you can be a hermit like me.


I never have and never will dance to your music. Your reading

comprehension skill are abominable. I said several times that the
life of a hermit does not in the least interest me. I could never be
that dysfunctional. Attempting to prove anything to you only proves
one thing ... that you matter and what you think matters, and well ...
you don't and it doesn't.

Just as I thought. You could never do it!

Then you can have a name like
mine too ... Jim McNamara the Great!


I repeat ... Do not misconstrue living a voluntary cloistered,

estranged life with fantasised greatness.

You must live the life of a lone eagle in order to be Great. There is no
other way!

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



  #45  
Old November 18th 08, 02:51 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 18, 3:42*am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 16, 9:50 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

Leave your wife and dogs. Then
go to Montana and live in a shack in the mountains for 5 years by yourself
with little or no contact with others. If you can do that, you will have
proven to me that you can be a hermit like me.
I never have and never will dance to your music. Your reading


comprehension skills are abominable. *I said several times that the
life of a hermit does not in the least interest me. *I could never be
that dysfunctional. * Attempting to prove anything to you only proves
one thing ... that you matter and what you think matters, and well ...
you don't and it doesn't.

Just as I thought. You could never do it!


Just as I thought ... your reading comprehension skills are
abominable. I see you're playing stupid again and it looks like
you're winning.

Then you can have a name like
mine too ... Jim McNamara the Great!
I repeat ... Do not misconstrue living a voluntary cloistered,


estranged life with fantasised greatness.

You must live the life of a lone eagle in order to be Great. There is no
other way!


Opinion stated as fact ... nothing new there.. Don't sing it ...
prove that you are this mythological great lone eagle. Pull the
computer plug, abandon the internet, sever your cyber-umbilical chord.
and return to your books and cats. If you can't do that then is no
longer any need for you to continue to insult the readers intelligence
by pretending that you can. Insistence without action only serves to
undermine your credibility. You will only convince the readership of
your sincerity when you follow through. Until then, you can stop
blowing sunshine up our collective asses.

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


  #46  
Old November 18th 08, 03:15 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 18, 3:38*am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 16, 9:41 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

Unlike you, I move on from one subject to another depending on what gets
said.
And that would be when ... after you contradict yourself and someone


make and issue of it? *Depending upon what gets said ... as in ...
oops he's got me ... better move onto another subject and hope he
doesn't notice the diversion. *Is your position so indefensible that
you find it necessary to change the topic and move on? *Either you can
live as a hermit without the use of you computer and the internet as
you have asserted or you cannot. *The latter is obviously the truth
that you are running from.

You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance.


The past is the past and this is the here and now and in the here and
now is it apparent that you are incapable of severing your cyber-
umbilical chord. You have made that quite clear at this juncture.
You cannot consider yourself to be a true hermit until you have done
so. No hermit worthy of the label would have a computer and/or
internet connection.

It must be horrible to be stuck forever on one just subject, i.e., Ed
Dolan the Great!
You always desperately play that card when you have no other card left


to play. *Tell you what, admit that you cannot do without your
computer and the internet (your cybet-umbilical chord) and be done
with this subject. *The fact is that you CANNOT do without your
computer and the internet and you WILL NOT admit it. *At this
juncture, that much should be obvious to all.

"You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance." - Ed Dolan


Repeating an assertion does not make a statement anymore true than
when first presented. Regardless, thanks for the confirmation that
you can nether do without your computer and your internet connection
nor admit it. It is a given that your past is a lifestyle of the
"was" and your present is a lifestyle of the "is". I challenged you
to prove that you can adopt the lifestyle of your past (devoid of
computer and internet connection) as asserted and you failed to take
up the challenge. In the process, you effectively verified as
fallacious your contention that you can live without a computer and
internet connection. Real hermits don't own computers!

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old November 18th 08, 03:15 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 18, 3:38*am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 16, 9:41 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

Unlike you, I move on from one subject to another depending on what gets
said.
And that would be when ... after you contradict yourself and someone


make and issue of it? *Depending upon what gets said ... as in ...
oops he's got me ... better move onto another subject and hope he
doesn't notice the diversion. *Is your position so indefensible that
you find it necessary to change the topic and move on? *Either you can
live as a hermit without the use of you computer and the internet as
you have asserted or you cannot. *The latter is obviously the truth
that you are running from.

You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance.


The past is the past and this is the here and now and in the here and
now is it apparent that you are incapable of severing your cyber-
umbilical chord. You have made that quite clear at this juncture.
You cannot consider yourself to be a true hermit until you have done
so. No hermit worthy of the label would have a computer and/or
internet connection.

It must be horrible to be stuck forever on one just subject, i.e., Ed
Dolan the Great!
You always desperately play that card when you have no other card left


to play. *Tell you what, admit that you cannot do without your
computer and the internet (your cybet-umbilical chord) and be done
with this subject. *The fact is that you CANNOT do without your
computer and the internet and you WILL NOT admit it. *At this
juncture, that much should be obvious to all.

"You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance." - Ed Dolan


Repeating an assertion does not make a statement anymore true than
when first presented. Regardless, thanks for the confirmation that
you can nether do without your computer and your internet connection
nor admit it. It is a given that your past is a lifestyle of the
"was" and your present is a lifestyle of the "is". I challenged you
to prove that you can adopt the lifestyle of your past (devoid of
computer and internet connection) as asserted and you failed to take
up the challenge. In the process, you effectively verified as
fallacious your contention that you can live without a computer and
internet connection. Real hermits don't own computers!

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old November 18th 08, 04:07 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
...
On Nov 18, 3:38 am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]
You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance.


The past is the past and this is the here and now and in the here and

now is it apparent that you are incapable of severing your cyber-
umbilical chord. You have made that quite clear at this juncture.
You cannot consider yourself to be a true hermit until you have done
so. No hermit worthy of the label would have a computer and/or
internet connection.

Being a hermit has nothing to do with cutting yourself off from a culture,
which in part is what a computer and the Internet provides. It simply means
that you do not see many people and prefer to be alone.
[...]

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



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Old November 18th 08, 04:12 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
...
On Nov 18, 3:42 am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]
You must live the life of a lone eagle in order to be Great. There is no
other way!


Opinion stated as fact ... nothing new there.. Don't sing it ...

prove that you are this mythological great lone eagle. Pull the
computer plug, abandon the internet, sever your cyber-umbilical chord.
and return to your books and cats. If you can't do that then is no
longer any need for you to continue to insult the readers intelligence
by pretending that you can. Insistence without action only serves to
undermine your credibility. You will only convince the readership of
your sincerity when you follow through. Until then, you can stop
blowing sunshine up our collective asses.

This lone eagle of which I speak must also reside on a mountain top isolated
from all the rest of the world. The lone eagle does only one thing ... it
stares into the ether. If you would be Great, that is what you must do.

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



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Old November 18th 08, 06:03 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
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On Nov 18, 10:07*am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message

...
On Nov 18, 3:38 am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

You must be an idiot. I have lived most of my life as a hermit without a
computer. I could easily live the rest of my life without a computer, but
why should I. I can find lots to amuse me on it, like these ****ing stupid
newsgroups for instance.
The past is the past and this is the here and now and in the here and


now is it apparent that you are incapable of severing *your cyber-
umbilical chord. *You have made that quite clear at this juncture.
You cannot consider yourself to be a true hermit until you have done
so. * *No hermit worthy of the label would have a computer and/or
internet connection.

Being a hermit has nothing to do with cutting yourself off from a culture,
which in part is what a computer and the Internet provides. It simply means
that you do not see many people and prefer to be alone.
[...


Contradicting yourself again??? Am I to assume that you are now
recanting your previous statement when you wrote ... Unlike
JimmyMac, I was never stupid enough to think computers were
important. Well are they or are they not stupid? That is the
question and which Ed really believes is yet another. If I am to
accept the preposterous premise that a computer and the internet
comprise a conduit to culture, than that begs the question as to what
was the conduit in the past prior to the invention of the computer and
the internet. A hermit shuns all form of social contact and
interaction with others, so then you must not be a true hermit, sort
of like being a lacto-ov-vegetarian or a pescatarian. No matter
though. You are what you are, but the bottom line is that you will
not discard the computer and internet connection and will not admit
that you are unwilling and unable to do so. You have made is
abundantly clear that regardless of what you have said to the
contrary, the computer and the internet are an integral part of your
compromised semi- hermetic lifestyle.

Regards,


Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


 




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