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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: Bruce C. Baker <bcb_at_undisclosedlocation.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:53:38 -0500
Message-ID: <jw7oi.76545$LE1.36334@newsfe13.lga>

"Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:46a0fdab$0$8859$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net...
> Bruce C. Baker wrote:
>
>> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:46a0da67$0$8825$9a566e8b_at_news.aliant.net...
>>
>>>Bruce C. Baker wrote:

<snip>

>> Or maybe I could have said that recommending a book by Noam Chomsky is
>> inconsistent with linking to the post "Fatah Isn't the Answer - Israel
>> is." (http://www.israpundit.com/2006/?p=5068)
>
> I fail to see the inconsistency.

FWIW, here's Wikipedia on Chomsky's politics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky#Political_views

"Chomsky has stated that 'My personal visions are fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in The Enlightenment and classical liberalism'[26] and he has praised libertarian socialism.[27] He is a sympathizer of anarcho-syndicalism[28] and a member of the IWW union.[29]"

Espousing such views seems *to me* to be wholly incompatible with *knowledge* and *reason*, not to mention the lessons of history, but this is not the venue to discuss such matters, nor am I going to debate you one way or the other, Bob.

I'm sure that we can agree that FP's take on the current state of database knowledge (or lack thereof) is sorely missed.

Now that FP's retired, who'll be the next GOF/GOM (Grumpy Old Fart/Grand Old Man) of the database world? Any volunteers? How 'bout you, Bob? ;-)

<snip>

>> Not disputing the point, Bob, but an admittedly casual search on my part
>> doesn't turn up any posts signed by FP. Could you post a link to one from
>> the http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/ site? TIA.
>
> All of the posts are. Each post consists of a bunch of links to other
> articles on the web. Every post I found was signed 'fp' and had 0 comments
>

D'oh! "Posted by *fp* at ... ". I jokingly tell people that my epitaph is going to read "It was right under my nose the whole time!" ;-)

<snip> Received on Fri Jul 20 2007 - 13:53:38 CDT

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