Hi Matt, You have good thoughts. Keep it up! Syed Zeeshan Haider. http://syedzeeshanhaider.faithweb.com/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Plunkett, Matt" <MPlunkett at MSA.com> To: "'thechat at lists.evolt.org'" <thechat at lists.evolt.org> Subject: RE: [thechat] Syed Zeeshan Haider Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:50:02 -0400 Reply-To: thechat at lists.evolt.org My replies have been ugly lately...I need to figure out a way to format them in Outlook better. Hrm, anyway, my response to this is below. -----Original Message----- From: William Anderson [SMTP:neuro at well.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 9:21 AM To: thechat at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thechat] Syed Zeeshan Haider [snip] > I think it starts to boil down to relevancy. Indian military atrocities > against Pakistani soldiers, while horrid and completely pointless in this > modern age, are not as relevant to me directly than, say, the sectarian > divide between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, which > routinely spill over (although not as violently) into Central Scotland. We're on the internet. It's a global forum, and there are several people on thechat who are Easterners, not Westerners. When 9/11 hit, there were lots of folks in the US talking about it here, speculating about what was going on...and no eastern thechat member started yelling at us that they didn't care about something happening in our part of the world. I realize btw, that the person I chose to reply to here may not be the perpetrator of the crap against this SZH doOd. I just picked this email cause it was recent. IMHO, there's a reason that killfiles exist. You don't like this guy, add a filter...but let's stop talking about whether his world news is more or less relevant than the world cup games etc etc or whether he should be kicked off the mailing list. Last I read, anything is relevant on thechat besides web development.