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Re: Mea Cuppa
I am not the most computer literate person. A few weeks ago I wrote in
traders shorthand a
message intended for an associate in North America. The letters whilst not
an acronym are an
abbreviation of a particular Derivate Instrument trade that is described in
the IMRO rules
volume 11. This trade that is done in the currency world is not a pleasant
one and often from
the days of telex as opposed to telephone, fax and now Internet, shorthand
was used to
describe certain operations. All Dollar-Sterling were called cable after
the trans Atlantic cable
that connected New York to London for communications the word lives today in
trading. The word “bloody” has come into common English usage. Originally
“bloody” was a
vile curse that referred to the wounds of Christ. No one thinks of “bloody”
in that way
anymore. An over the ramparts charge seemly led by two apparently related
something fifthly out of commonly used traders shorthand in the arcane world
in which I
operate. The message was not intended for this list an most assuredly was
not intended to be
fifthly, I had to ask my 23 year old male secretary what the problem was.
Since this inadvertent
posting my self and at least two of my e-corespondents have received
bombastic hate mail
from some one hiding behind the address an supposedly untraceable address.
illiteracy coupled with a mind intended evil wants to attempt to exacerbate
a situation caused
by my placing a private communication on this list.
In 1348 in defence of Joan of Kent Countess of Salisbury King Edward lll
said all aptly "Honi soit qui mal y pense".
----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 6:33 PM
Subject: purpose of this list
> It is sad that I have to say this, but it seems that I must remind
> all of you about the purpose of this list.
> The Sinclair Family Discussion List, firstname.lastname@example.org, is for
> discussions of history, genealogy, family matters, or anything else
> that is related to Sinclair family.
> However, it is *not* for ad hominem attacks, pursuing vendettas,
> or sending hate mail to other list members; not even off the list.
> Now I am merely the guy who maintains the mailing list. So you may
> be wondering what do I have to say about anything anyone sends off
> the list. Well, in my mind, it's like this. You're all chatting
> in my living room. If one of you then goes outside and is followed
> by another who makes threats, I don't like that. That's not what
> I am running this list for. My tolerance is very high, but it does
> not extend that far.
> Therefore, I am faced with two possibilities if this occurs.
> 1) I can stop running the list. This means either someone else takes
> it over (quite possible), or it simply stops (also possible).
> 2) I can remove from the list anyone for whom I have evidence of
> threats against anyone else on this list. I will not act on hearsay.
> But if anyone provides to me a message demonstrating a threat or ad
> attack by one list member against another, I will remove the threatener
> from the list immediately.
> Now it may be that (2) is not acceptable to the list members,
> or to the various clan organizations, or to the Chief.
> If so, speak now. I would be just as happy to take option (1)
> in that case.
> This list is, from my point of view, my personal hobby.
> I maintain it because I and others find personal enjoyment
> in it. I am not willing to spend my personal time on it
> if it is to become a vehicle for threats or attacks against
> its members.
> This is a sad day when I have to say these things.
> But that day has come.
> John S. Quarterman <email@example.com>
> [ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, firstname.lastname@example.org
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