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Re: Another Non-Free Proposal

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 05:18:30PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 10:08:23PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > > Well, e.g., Raul Miller complained about the lack of a rationale. So I 
> > > provided one. Feel free to only include the part after "it is resolved 
> > > that."
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 04:54:39PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > I think you are permitting yourself to be distracted by people who
> > appear to be opposed to the very idea of voting on this.
> That's bogus -- I'm not at all opposed to the idea of voting on this.

Then I must not be talking about you.  There have been other
contributions to this discussion that ridiculed the very concept of
voting on this.

> I'm opposed to doing something which doesn't make sense, but I don't
> think that's equivalent.  [Do you?]

No, but if your opposition is intractable, perhaps a better use of your
time would be to persuade the fence-sitters to come to your side of the

> > The filibuster is not a parliamentary technique countenanced by our
> > Constitution, and I confess I am not sure why advocates of the GR, and
> > people who simply want to see the issue voted on are tolerating it.
> Hogwash.
> The discussion period hasn't even started.

Why are you rebutting a position I do not hold, and did not even put

> There is no filibuster, except in your imagination.

You're free to draw your own conclusions from the average length of the
threads on this subject over the past four years.

G. Branden Robinson                |     That's the saving grace of humor:
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     if you fail, no one is laughing at
branden@debian.org                 |     you.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- A. Whitney Brown

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