Do you remember Gareth, the radio ham who used to make a pain of
himself here a few years ago? He popped up on a yahoo group I'm on
this week. Made a couple of on topic posts, but soon reverted to his
usual offensive drivel. Because yahoo groups are moderated he got
booted straight off. It was a bit of a "blast from the past", and he
doesn't seem to have changed much -I thought he might have mellowed
The 16mmngm group is for those interested in 16mm scale narrow gauge
A couple of people posted offensive material supporting the illegal
invasion of Afghanistan.
I suggested that such material should not be discussed in an international
discussion group that might well include members from the invaded
I was met with widespread disagreement.
Having now been told that a discussion of the war was acceptable to
the long-standing members of the group, I added my two penniworth
which was to criticise the illegal war and those who went along with it.
I did not originate the off topic discussion, and actually sought that
it should not continue.
Do you seriously suspect that those of us who held deeply-held
concerns about war-mongering should mellow with age? Why isn't
it you who should mellow with age rather than blurting out silly
infantile insulting remarks against those with whom you disagree, as
The offensive is by those who participate in an illegal war,
setting out to travel half way around the World and being
fully prepared to kill their fellow man and blow up his property..
Ongoing discussion of those actions, either for or against those actions,
in an exchange originated by others is fair comment and not
in any way offensive.
(Similar to this off-topic thread, which I did not originate, but am merely
asserting the right of reply in continuing)
I have sent the following to the group moderators ...
It seems from a post made to the Usenet group,
"uk.rec.models.engineering" that I have, indeed,
This raises a number of questions.
1. Have those who originated the off-topic
discussion about the war in Afghanistan also
If not, why not?
2. Has there been further discussion about the
war since I was banned, and have those making
those subsequent posts also been banned?
If not, why not?
3. Has there been further discussion about the points
that I raised, either for or against, and if so, have those
making those subsequent posts also been banned?
If not, why not?
Oh, isn't this fun :>)
I think the politicians involved with the policing action should be
put against the wall and shot, not because of the policing action but
because they are politicians. (egotisical self serving gravy training
scum of the earth)
Only partly in jest
Have a nice day, y'all
Gandalf for PM, oh but no, he can't he started a war, silly me
Much as it pains me to abuse usenet in this way; you're an arse. Live
with it. Try not to inflict yourself on others more than is necessary.
I don't care what your views on Afghanistan are; I come here to learn
and chat about model engineering and related stuff. It's bad enough
having whoever the idiot with a grudge against someone by the name of
bunt is, (You can fcuk off as well) without another blowhard clogging
up the bandwidth. Go forth and bore someone else; no-one here wishes
to have your opinions inflicted upon them. I'm fairly sure no-one
wants to hear my opinions on the subject either; there are more than
enough existing fora to discuss geopolitics in without it lousing up
this place. If you think I'm typing this after a session in the pub,
you'd be right. So take your chip and your shoulder and poke them up
your fundament, ta.
Setting aside *** for the moment the infantile way in which you burst in
on this thread; although it is apparent that your anonymous pseudonym
is appropriate to include, "hidethe" for you are an undoubted yellow-bellied
by hiding your silliness behind a veil of anonymity.
Your complaint is not with me for I only responded in self-defence by
the right of reply.Your complaint is with your fellow denizen of the
playground, Kevin, who originated this thread in the first place.
You say that you are interested in matters of model engineering. Strnage,
you raise no objection to 95% of the threads in this NG which bear no
model engineering. Are you a hypocrite in addition to being an infantile
You say that you are interested in matters of model engineering. I suggest
to you that
discussion of 16mm scale railways and matters arising is very much the
that you do want to discuss. Are you a hypocrite in addition to being an
*** Returning now to your childishness ...
GE wrote > that you do want to discuss. Are you a hypocrite in
addition to being an
Touche. I was drunk when I wrote my diatribe; what's your excuse?
Post prandial rudeness aside, what I wrote still stands; this is not
Geopolitics discussion group. Please take it elsewhere.