The Last Straw (was: [sllug-members]: Boycott the Salt Lake Tribune)

Steve smorrey at
Thu Jan 31 10:19:17 MST 2008

Your freedoms hinge largely upon the whims of the next person who takes office.
The job of the next president, will in part be to navigate us away
from the dangerous waters the current president has set course for.
He will do this by either invoking or revoking certain executive
orders, as well as signing into law or vetoing the bills that come
across his desk.
Because of this, your rights to develop and/or utilize the next
generation of technology may be hampered or enabled in large part
because of who gets into office.  Additionally you and your children
will have to live with the long term repercussions of the laws being
debated now and in the future.
In this regard, political topics should be on-topic, even if not of
interest to you.


On Jan 31, 2008 10:11 AM, Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at> wrote:
> On 31 Jan 2008, at 10:04, Jason Edwards wrote:
> > Seriously?  When did the (SL|P)LUG-lists become forums for spewing
> > this kind of tripe?!?
> >
> > I am so sick and tired of hearing about Ron Paul.  There are a great
> > many reasons why he is (thankfully) at the bottom of all the polls.
> > (If you would like to know what those are, please, email me off list).
> >
> > Moreover, I find it more and more difficult to keep my personal
> > beliefs from coloring my perceptions of those on these lists.
> >
> > Can we get back to Linux stuff, or at least something remotely
> > technology-related?  Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way -- if
> > so, let me know, and I'll unsubscribe.
> >
> I personally like being able to have OTher conversations than just
> technical with the same technical people that I converse with about
> Unix/Linux stuff.  Belonging to a community like this is a valuable
> resource in more ways than just technical "On Topic" conversations.  I
> value the opinions of those on this and other lists I am on.  And when
> it comes to topics that are not Unix/Linux related I still value those
> same opinions, whether I agree with them or not.
> Sorry, count me as one of those that does not agree with you.
> You can choose to ignore whichever thread you do not want to read.
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