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  #61  
Old November 23rd 08, 05:56 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
Edward Dolan
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"marika" wrote in message


ALL TOP POSTERS ARE IDIOTS NOR DOES HE EVEN INCLUDE ANY OF THE MESSAGE TO
WHICH HE IS RESPONDING. WHAT AN IDIOT!

"JimmyMac" wrote in message
...

What is amusing is your inane incongruity. Your computer and internet
connection serve as your conduit of social contact of sorts, something
a real, true hermit would shun completely. If unimportant, then
abandon your computer and the internet and embark upon a journey into
the real domain of the hermit. I refer you to my reply in your next
post in this regard.


JimmyMac does not claim to be a hermit like me. Au contraire, he claims to
be the most sociable of men even though he can't ever seem to get along with
anybody. I suspect only his two poor old longsuffering hound dogs can stand
him. His wife is going to divorce him once she finds out what he is has been
up to on Usenet. Most normal women hate stalkers.

In the off chance your remark above was referring to Ed Dolan the Great, the
only salient point is your "of sorts", but that does not really cover it.
There is no social contact going on here at all. I am merely using others to
think aloud and in public to myself. Even Tom Sherman does not engage me on
a personal level. How much less so JimmyMac! Nope, sorry, but all I am doing
is talking to myself. That is what hermits do after all! You are welcome to
listen, but never think for a moment that this detracts from my solitary
hermitage. Yea, the dogs bark in the night, but the caravan moves on.

Regards,

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


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  #62  
Old November 23rd 08, 06:15 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
Edward Dolan
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"marika" wrote in message
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
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A hermit simply prefers his own company to that of others and
consequently

is alone a lot. Artifacts like computers and the Internet are irrelevant.


Not a very compelling argument

You don't prefer your own company to that of others. If you preferred
your own then you wouldn't be here arguing with other people. The
computer would be of no interest to you if it were not populated with
people whom you could deride and feel superior to. In order for you to
have a sense of self you need these others to compare yourself to.


Poor Marika does not understand anything. Does Tom Sherman exist? Does
JimmyMac exist? Does Marika exist? Not to me they don't. They are merely
printed words that I read on a Usenet newsgroup. The real danger for us
hermits is not the non-existence of others, but of our own non-existence. It
seems the sense of my own reality becomes more ephemeral with each passing
year. It cannot be healthy to be always talking to only oneself, so that is
why I burden the rest of you with my mutterings. How else will I know if I
exist?

Regards,

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


  #63  
Old November 23rd 08, 06:24 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike,alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley
marika
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
news:[email protected] com...
JimmyMac does not claim to be a hermit like me. Au contraire, he claims to
be the most sociable of men even though he can't ever seem to get along
with anybody. I suspect only his two poor old longsuffering hound dogs can
stand him. His wife is going to divorce him once she finds out what he is
has been up to on Usenet. Most normal women hate stalkers.

In the off chance your remark above was referring to Ed Dolan the Great,
the only salient point is your "of sorts", but that does not really cover
it. There is no social contact going on here at all. I am merely using
others to think aloud and in public to myself. Even Tom Sherman does not
engage me on a personal level. How much less so JimmyMac! Nope, sorry, but
all I am doing is talking to myself. That is what hermits do after all!
You are welcome to listen, but never think for a moment that this detracts
from my solitary hermitage. Yea, the dogs bark in the night, but the
caravan moves on.



Sure Ed when you stop feeling compelled to stop posting responses in usenet,
then I'll believe you

mk5000


"Religiously-motivated 'vir*tu*ous' be*hav*iour has likely played a vi*tal
so*cial role through*out his*to*ry. One rea*son we now have large,
co*op*er*a*tive so*ci*eties may be that some as*pects of re*li*gion - such
as out*sourc*ing costly so*cial polic*ing du*ties to all-pow*er*ful Gods -
made so*ci*eties work more co*op*er*a*tively in the past."--Azim Shar*iff

  #64  
Old November 23rd 08, 06:29 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike,alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley
Edward Dolan
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"marika" wrote in message
...

"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
news:[email protected] com...
JimmyMac does not claim to be a hermit like me. Au contraire, he claims
to be the most sociable of men even though he can't ever seem to get
along with anybody. I suspect only his two poor old longsuffering hound
dogs can stand him. His wife is going to divorce him once she finds out
what he is has been up to on Usenet. Most normal women hate stalkers.

In the off chance your remark above was referring to Ed Dolan the Great,
the only salient point is your "of sorts", but that does not really cover
it. There is no social contact going on here at all. I am merely using
others to think aloud and in public to myself. Even Tom Sherman does not
engage me on a personal level. How much less so JimmyMac! Nope, sorry,
but all I am doing is talking to myself. That is what hermits do after
all! You are welcome to listen, but never think for a moment that this
detracts from my solitary hermitage. Yea, the dogs bark in the night, but
the caravan moves on.


Sure Ed when you stop feeling compelled to stop posting responses in
usenet, then I'll believe you

"Religiously-motivated 'vir*tu*ous' be*hav*iour has likely played a vi*tal
so*cial role through*out his*to*ry. One rea*son we now have large,
co*op*er*a*tive so*ci*eties may be that some as*pects of re*li*gion - such
as out*sourc*ing costly so*cial polic*ing du*ties to all-pow*er*ful Gods -
made so*ci*eties work more co*op*er*a*tively in the past."--Azim Shar*iff


God is dead, or hadn't you heard? He died in the 20th century.

Regards,

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


  #65  
Old November 25th 08, 01:27 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike,alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley
JimmyMac
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On Nov 23, 11:01*am, "marika" wrote:
"Edward Dolan" wrote in message

...

A hermit simply prefers his own company to that of others and
consequently

is alone a lot. Artifacts like computers and the Internet are irrelevant.

  #66  
Old November 25th 08, 01:44 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
JimmyMac
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On Nov 23, 11:56*am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"marika" wrote in message



ALL TOP POSTERS ARE IDIOTS NOR DOES HE EVEN INCLUDE ANY OF THE MESSAGE TO
WHICH HE IS RESPONDING. WHAT AN IDIOT!

"JimmyMac" wrote in message
....


What is amusing is your inane incongruity. *Your computer and internet
connection serve as your conduit of social contact of sorts, something
a real, true hermit would shun completely. *If unimportant, then
abandon your computer and the internet and embark upon a journey into
the real domain of the hermit. *I refer you to my reply in your next
post in this regard.


JimmyMac does not claim to be a hermit like me. Au contraire, he claims to
be the most sociable of men even though he can't ever seem to get along with
anybody. I suspect only his two poor old longsuffering hound dogs can stand
him. His wife is going to divorce him once she finds out what he is has been
up to on Usenet. Most normal women hate stalkers.


Same old masticated and regurgitated errant opinion state as fact.

In the off chance your remark above was referring to Ed Dolan the Great, the
only salient point is your "of sorts", but that does not really cover it.
There is no social contact going on here at all. I am merely using others to
think aloud and in public to myself. Even Tom Sherman does not engage me on
a personal level. How much less so JimmyMac! Nope, sorry, but all I am doing
is talking to myself. That is what hermits do after all! You are welcome to
listen, but never think for a moment that this detracts from my solitary
hermitage. Yea, the dogs bark in the night, but the caravan moves on.


Why don't you hop on that caravan and move on ? Dolan mistakenly
confuses physical with social. Social contact does not presuppose the
physical. In other words physical contact is not a prerequisite for
social contact. That much should be obvious to one who asserts that
he is a genius. Readers note the operative word "using" and draw
your own conclusions regarding how Dolan regards the readership. Also
take note of the blatant fallacy that Dolan is merely thinking aloud
publicly, but to himself. If that sounds incongruous, it should.
Since when does thinking to oneself requrie a public audience and why
should a computer and internet connection be required? The conundrum
continues.

Regards,

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


  #67  
Old November 25th 08, 01:51 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
JimmyMac
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On Nov 23, 12:15*pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"marika" wrote in message

...



"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
...
A hermit simply prefers his own company to that of others and
consequently
is alone a lot. Artifacts like computers and the Internet are irrelevant.

  #68  
Old November 25th 08, 01:58 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
Edward Dolan
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
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On Nov 23, 11:56 am, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
[...]

In the off chance your remark above was referring to Ed Dolan the Great,
the
only salient point is your "of sorts", but that does not really cover it.
There is no social contact going on here at all. I am merely using others
to
think aloud and in public to myself. Even Tom Sherman does not engage me
on
a personal level. How much less so JimmyMac! Nope, sorry, but all I am
doing
is talking to myself. That is what hermits do after all! You are welcome
to
listen, but never think for a moment that this detracts from my solitary
hermitage. Yea, the dogs bark in the night, but the caravan moves on.


Why don't you hop on that caravan and move on ? Dolan mistakenly

confuses physical with social. Social contact does not presuppose the
physical. In other words physical contact is not a prerequisite for
social contact. That much should be obvious to one who asserts that
he is a genius. Readers note the operative word "using" and draw
your own conclusions regarding how Dolan regards the readership. Also
take note of the blatant fallacy that Dolan is merely thinking aloud
publicly, but to himself. If that sounds incongruous, it should.
Since when does thinking to oneself requrie a public audience and why
should a computer and internet connection be required? The conundrum
continues.

JimmyMac does not understand what it is to be a hermit. Apparently, it is
too simple a word for him. Anyone who lives in solitude is a hermit. Ed
Dolan lives in solitude. Therefore, Ed Dolan is a hermit.

Regards,

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



  #69  
Old November 25th 08, 02:06 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike
Edward Dolan
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
...
On Nov 23, 12:15 pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"marika" wrote in message

...



"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
...
A hermit simply prefers his own company to that of others and
consequently
is alone a lot. Artifacts like computers and the Internet are
irrelevant.


Not a very compelling argument


You don't prefer your own company to that of others. If you preferred
your own then you wouldn't be here arguing with other people. The
computer would be of no interest to you if it were not populated with
people whom you could deride and feel superior to. In order for you to
have a sense of self you need these others to compare yourself to.


Poor Marika does not understand anything. Does Tom Sherman exist? Does
JimmyMac exist? Does Marika exist? Not to me they don't. They are merely
printed words that I read on a Usenet newsgroup. The real danger for us
hermits is not the non-existence of others, but of our own non-existence.
It
seems the sense of my own reality becomes more ephemeral with each passing
year. It cannot be healthy to be always talking to only oneself, so that
is
why I burden the rest of you with my mutterings. How else will I know if I
exist?


The operational word here is BURDEN!!! How else will you know if you

exist. Take leave of here and with the each passing yer we can take
turns sending you Thank You cards on your birthday. DEAL???

JimmyMac as a graduate of a Jesuit institution (Loyola College) should know
that psychology without philosophy is a waste of time. I am here to give all
of you dumbbells a little philosophy so you won't go out of the world as
ignorant as you came into it.

Regards,

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



  #70  
Old November 25th 08, 03:40 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,alt.mountain-bike,alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
...
On Nov 23, 11:01 am, "marika" wrote:
[...]
The hammer and sickle are communist not socialist,


I think the Usian socialists use a zig zag kind of a bolt of lightning


What difference did it make whether international or national socialism?
Hitler and Stalin both represented the culmination of far left (progressive)
European political movements. For some reason, American leftist idiots
(progressives) did not like Hitlerism, but they loved Stalinism. Go figure!
[...]

Right on ... you go girl ;^)


Marika ... a girl? Well, you may be right about that. She is certainly dumb
enough to be a female.

Regards,

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



 




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