Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-19 Thread Share Long
Ann, emptybill has mentioned the death of his wife which is not uncommon. And 
in his telling, it did not sound like it left him with *mere disappointment.*





 From: Ann awoelfleba...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 8:45 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 


  


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, emptybill emptybill@... wrote:

 Anny Oakleaf gets her gun ...

Good name, I like it. Wolf Baiter is good too but the Anny (or Annie) is even 
better as I always liked being called that. I am not really an Annie though, 
it doesn't seem to suit me because only my niece seems to call me that.
 
 I, in the meantime, will continue to address what I feel needs 
 addressing, be it a knife in the neck or your characteristically dry and
 humourless configurations of words you call posts.
 
 Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
 
 Why you're so right Anny.

Maybe right maybe wrong, but stickin' to my guns.

 Unmoistened by sentimentality.

No sentimentalist me. No sentimentalist you. And it is also my good fortune not 
to have been made bitter by any spiritual dead ends I have encountered in my 
life, so far. But perhaps your dry sharpness is the result of something more 
interesting and uncommon than mere disappointment.
 
 
 
 
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ann  wrote:
 
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, emptybill emptybill@ wrote:
  
   Yep, exaggeration is the essence of your proclamations:
  
   I'm also free to ignore the friend who repeatedly beats her dog.
   I am free to ignore the woman who has fallen in the street and can't
 get
   up.
   I am free to ignore the fact that my house is on fire.
   I am free to ignore the fact that I am bleeding from a knife wound
 in my
   neck.
   I am free to ignore a baby bird who has just fallen out of a nest.
  
   Yep, it's limitless calamity, horror and destruction if you let
 Barry
   say whatever, as your examples so effortlessly demonstrate.
 
  You must live a very subdued life indeed if you think my examples
 above are characteristic of limitless calamity, horror and
 destruction. Baby birds, tripping women and a beaten dog are hardly
 calamitous as unpleasant as they may be. You need to get out more, oh
 empty one. I, in the meantime, will continue to address what I feel
 needs addressing, be it a knife in the neck or your characteristically
 dry and humourless configurations of words you call posts.
  
  
  
   --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ann  wrote:
   
   
   
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, emptybill emptybill@
 wrote:

 But are you free enough not to need
 to indulge in exaggerated claims?
   
What claims are you talking about? Are you talking about the
 fact
   that I have the freedom to ignore just about anything, including
 Barry?
   Is that exaggerated? Or was I saying that to ignore Barry is nearly
   impossible because he is about as benign as any of those things
 listed
   below which, is to say, not very.
 
 



 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Share Long
Judy, I guess salyavin meant that he jumped into a thread midstream and then 
wanted to see it from the beginning. Right before he temporarily left, he 
mentioned having to scroll back 3 pages to find something.


As for my other question...oh I see what you mean. Well with unlimited posting 
there might be way more short, snappy posts and way less longer post, which 
aren't by definition, IMHO, therefore more substantive. But that's another 
topic altogether! 



 From: authfriend authfri...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 7:29 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:

 Rick or anyone, just a question: is it really possible to
 clog up the works?

Metaphorical, Share. Why would me too posts cause
a technical problem but not substantive posts?

 I know salyavin mentioned having to scroll back too much

What do you think he meant by that? (I actually have
no idea.)

, but other than that inconvenience, does a lot of posts cause a technical 
problem?  thanks
 
__
  From: Rick Archer rick@...
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 11:00 AM
 Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 
 Is this just for this week? Is everyone cool with these post totals? Are the 
 posts substantive or are people clogging up the works with a lot of “me 
 too†posts?


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Share Long
jeez turq, it's just another yucky part of being human, liking to think we 
might be better than others. Maybe had survival value at one time and thus 
hardwired into the reptilian brain. And because that aspect is so very tricky, 
you got the ones who are unconsciously and or secretly proud of their 
humbleness! My guess is that a real saint doesn't bother about it very much at 
all. IMLE (in my limited experience) devotion and or gratitude are the best 
remedies. Enliven another part of the brain, save the psychology. 




 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 9:52 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Alex Stanley j_alexander_stanley@... 
wrote:
 
 You seem to be conveniently overlooking that most 
 reactivity toward you is in response your own 
 reactive/egoic, separation-creating behavior. For 
 example, a very common theme of your posts is to 
 describe something enjoyable in your life with a 
 zinger at the end how TM/FFLers/seekers are bad/wrong.

And? 

If part of my goal were to get TMers or other seekers
who consistently present themselves as better than 
others to *demonstrate* their own attachments, hatreds, 
and reactivity, and thus point out the difference between 
their PR and their reality, can you think of a more 
effective way to do so? 

WHAT in the post do they focus on? WHAT do they react
to? 

What you focus on, you become. 

Are you suggesting that they have no *choice* but to
react the way they do? That's not much of a commercial
for the spiritual path, is it?


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Bhairitu
On 08/17/2013 05:28 AM, Alex Stanley wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 Rick or anyone, just a question: is it really possible to clog up
 the works? I know salyavin mentioned having to scroll back too
 much, but other than that inconvenience, does a lot of posts cause
 a technical problem?  thanks

 No, from the POV of Yahoo's servers, FFL is merely one of thousands of 
 groups. For the most part, it's just a database with lots of small plain text 
 entries.

They would need to store the rich text (HTML).  The email comes to us 
with both HTML and plain text.  The system is probably a horrible hack 
that Yahoo engineers are afraid to mess with.

I just looked at the web site again and there ARE options such as 
Messages, Topics and Hot Topics at the top.  Are people not seeing these 
for some reason?  Explore, children!

And I love these messages:

Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server 
smtp.att.yahoo.com timed out. Try again or contact your network 
administrator.

Much discussed with fingers pointing elsewhere some blaming 
Thunderbird.  if it is Thunderbird then why do I only get it posting to 
Yahoo Groups.  Must take time to wake up the censor gerbils.



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Share Long
Enjoy our shared humanity:
http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4061





From: emptybill emptyb...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:22 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC




Now it can be told -

People who don't like Barry's posts
are always free to ignore them. 

This type of selective attention  is the refuge of 
anyone who realizes that human life is temporary.

When evaluated by that standard, a large number
of FFL denizens of must be heavenly immortals. 

How refreshing to find this out.


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb  wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Alex Stanley j_alexander_stanley@ 
 wrote:
 
  I'm referring to Barry being hugely in favor of posting 
  limits that are, at this point, all about Judy. Which 
  is not to say that others are not equally focused on Barry.
 
 206 posts' worth this past week, either replying
 to something I posted, or mentioning me, just from
 the four core members of the MGC alone. Overall, 
 subtracting the posts *I* made from the total, I'm 
 mentioned or cited in over a third of all posts. 
 
 I think one could make a case for focused on. :-)


   


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Share Long
noozguru, IMHO censor gerbils are not sleeping, they're off eating potato chips 
(-:





 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 


  
On 08/17/2013 05:28 AM, Alex Stanley wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 Rick or anyone, just a question: is it really possible to clog up
 the works? I know salyavin mentioned having to scroll back too
 much, but other than that inconvenience, does a lot of posts cause
 a technical problem?  thanks

 No, from the POV of Yahoo's servers, FFL is merely one of thousands of 
 groups. For the most part, it's just a database with lots of small plain text 
 entries.

They would need to store the rich text (HTML).  The email comes to us 
with both HTML and plain text.  The system is probably a horrible hack 
that Yahoo engineers are afraid to mess with.

I just looked at the web site again and there ARE options such as 
Messages, Topics and Hot Topics at the top.  Are people not seeing these 
for some reason?  Explore, children!

And I love these messages:

Sending of message failed.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server 
smtp.att.yahoo.com timed out. Try again or contact your network 
administrator.

Much discussed with fingers pointing elsewhere some blaming 
Thunderbird.  if it is Thunderbird then why do I only get it posting to 
Yahoo Groups.  Must take time to wake up the censor gerbils.


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-17 Thread Bhairitu
On 08/17/2013 11:27 AM, Alex Stanley wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu noozguru@... wrote:
 On 08/17/2013 05:28 AM, Alex Stanley wrote:
 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@ wrote:
 Rick or anyone, just a question: is it really possible to clog up
 the works? I know salyavin mentioned having to scroll back too
 much, but other than that inconvenience, does a lot of posts cause
 a technical problem?  thanks
 No, from the POV of Yahoo's servers, FFL is merely one of thousands of 
 groups. For the most part, it's just a database with lots of small plain 
 text entries.
 They would need to store the rich text (HTML).  The email comes
 to us with both HTML and plain text.  The system is probably a
 horrible hack that Yahoo engineers are afraid to mess with.
 Well, some years back, they did mess with it in a major way: they did away 
 with storing file attachments, including the removal of all previously stored 
 attachments in the archives. People had been using adult Yahoo Groups to 
 trade porn images and video clips, and the attachments must have been taking 
 up huge amounts of drive space on the servers.

A while back when I was experimenting with including an image in a post 
when I downloaded the post and looked at the source the image data was 
actually there but disassociated with the post so it wouldn't display.  
IOW, like when we use an email client to embed a picture and that works 
but Yahoo breaks the association.  Aren't nanny states and corporations 
great?

On a similar subject, AOL laid off about half their Patch staff (500 
people) yesterday and are supposedly going to shut down a lot of Patch 
sites across the country.  We have one for this town but it is rather 
lame so if they shut it down it would not be a great loss. Thing is, 
before a recent upgrade of the Patch software, people were very active 
on it.  When they upgraded the software people's logins got broken and 
autologins stopped working.  I suspect many of the local users couldn't 
remember their login.  In fact I think with the old software I only had 
to login once and it maintained it from then on.  Nowadays I have to 
login again too frequently.

It brings up a certain issue.  Small town papers have gone away along 
with small town radio stations.  That's where you could find the news.  
There is one big corporate run paper in this area and they are piss poor 
at local reporting.  So news blogs and web sites are the replacement.  
But many are run with this corporate sites like Patches which need to 
generate enough ad revenue to exist.  We have one local blog that is NOT 
a Patch but part of a Bay Area news service that is quite good about 
news.  The other problem with Patch sites is they are often run by tech 
semi-illiterates who might have been able to set up, using a static IP, 
their own server costing next to nothing to run.  People throw away old 
computers that are quite capable of running a small town blog.



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-16 Thread Bhairitu
Applause! :-D

On 08/16/2013 12:01 PM, Alex Stanley wrote:
 Final post count for the week will be tonight's post count. Personally, I'm 
 loving this vacation from the idiotic posting limits, and if you reinstate 
 them, you will need to seek out another moderator if you want the limit 
 enforced.



 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer rick@... wrote:
 Is this just for this week? Is everyone cool with these post totals? Are the
 posts substantive or are people clogging up the works with a lot of me too
 posts?



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Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC

2013-08-16 Thread Share Long
I volunteer. PS that's a little joke making fun of my own deluge. But I think 
and hope Judy is right about the trend:
Sat  34
Sun  30
Mon 48 (?!)
Tu    14
W    27
Th    7

Fri   15, including this one




 From: Alex Stanley j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 2:01 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Fri 16-Aug-13 00:15:06 UTC
 


  
Final post count for the week will be tonight's post count. Personally, I'm 
loving this vacation from the idiotic posting limits, and if you reinstate 
them, you will need to seek out another moderator if you want the limit 
enforced.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer rick@... wrote:

 Is this just for this week? Is everyone cool with these post totals? Are the
 posts substantive or are people clogging up the works with a lot of me too
 posts?
 
 
 
 Fairfield Life Post Counter
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 Start Date (UTC): 08/10/13 00:00:00
 End Date (UTC): 08/17/13 00:00:00
 1242 messages as of (UTC) 08/15/13 21:59:00
 
 153 Share Long 
 146 authfriend 
 136 doctordumbass
 102 obbajeeba 
 76 RoryGoff 
 72 Ravi Chivukula 
 70 Ann 
 59 turquoiseb 
 53 nablusoss1008 
 40 card 
 40 Bhairitu 
 39 Michael Jackson 
 34 salyavin808 
 31 Alex Stanley 
 24 seventhray27 
 24 raunchydog 
 17 Seraphita 
 16 emilymae.reyn 
 15 iranitea 
 15 Emily Reyn 
 14 sparaig 
 8 Mike Dixon 
 8 John 
 7 sharelong60 
 5 Duveyoung 
 4 curtisdeltablues 
 4 PaliGap 
 3 zarzari_786 
 3 wgm4u 
 3 merudanda 
 3 emptybill 
 3 Rick Archer 
 2 srijau
 2 mjackson74 
 2 Xenophaneros Anartaxius 
 2 Susan 
 1 wleed3 
 1 nemodomi 
 1 feste37 
 1 azgrey 
 1 Paulo Barbosa 
 1 Jason 
 1 Dick Mays 
 Posters: 43
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