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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 28 2012,09:47   

Quote (Zachriel @ Sep. 28 2012,14:39)

sign-is-a-default-inference/#comment-434848]Mung[/URL]: Yet another lie emanating from TSZ.

kf has not banned anyone. I question whether kf even has the power to ban someone, even from threads hosted or authored by kf.

Mung will now be educated on the entanglement of banned-notbanned states, and of virtual commenters that pop in and out of existence.

For cause of persistently belligerent and disruptive side-tracking and atmosphere poisoning behaviour, I applied “living room rules” to O/L; inviting him to leave, and when he then tried to ignore this I removed further posts. He popped back up without apology and even went on to suggest that he could do the equivalent of coming into my living room to talk with someone else while ignoring a serious matter with his “host,” I again removed further posts by him until he got the message. He can easily enough come back to threads I own, by simply apologising for his behaviour and making amends. That this is interpreted as “banning,” tells us that the plain intent is to continue to be disruptive. Civility and focus on issues instead of poisoning and polarising the atmosphere is the price of dialogue. Why is that so hard for objectors to design to accept? Do they understand that this strongly suggests that all they have is hostility/prejudice rather than substance? At any rate the thread has gone on hundreds of comments beyond that point, and it has obviously been a fairly positive and on-focus thread. KF

KF, you are more than welcome to comment here or at The Skeptical Zone. You don't even have to apologize.

Meanwhile ...


sign-is-a-default-inference/#comment-434853]Mung[/URL]: Perhaps because you are full of {vulgarity deleted, KF}.

They are disappearing up their own South of Dixie fundament.

Teh oozlum bird
The oozlum bird, also spelled ouzelum, is a legendary creature found in Australian and British folk tales and legends. Some versions have it that, when startled, the bird will take off and fly around in ever-decreasing circles until it manages to fly up itself, disappearing completely, which adds to its rarity.[1] Other sources state that the bird flies backwards so that it can admire its own beautiful tail feathers, or because while it does not know where it is going, it likes to know where it has been.[2]

The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "A mythical bird displaying ridiculous behaviour" and speculates that the word could have been suggested by the word ouzel, meaning a blackbird (turdus merula). The earliest citation recorded by the dictionary dates from 1858.[3]

A variant of the oozlum, possibly a mutation, is the weejy weejy bird, which has only one wing which causes it to fly in tighter, faster, smaller circles until it disappears up its own fundament. The oozlefinch is an American relative without feathers that flies backwards ("to keep dust, trivia, and other inconsequentia out of his eyes") at supersonic speeds, and preys on enemy bombers, which it rips from the sky.[4][5] The oozlefinch has been adopted as the unofficial mascot of the United States Air Defense Artillery.

The oozlum bird was the subject of the British 1970 film, Carry On Up the Jungle. There was also a recurring joke in an episode of the BBC radio comedy, The Navy Lark[7] that Lt Commander Murray (Stephen Murray) did not know what the oozlum bird was. Sub Lieutenant Phillips (Leslie Phillips) suggested that when young, oozlum birds fly straight, and it is only when they turn left that the trouble starts.

The fabulous qualities of the oozlum bird is the subject of a poem by W.T. Goodge (1862 – 1909). In the poem the oozlum bird - like the oozlefinch - is said to fly backwards, and has the singular quality of being able to fly up in the air while letting the earth turn under it. The bird is said to be large enough to bear the weight of a man

"I get a strong breeze from my monitor every time k.e. puts on his clown DaveTard suit" dogdidit
"ID is deader than Lenny Flanks granmaws dildo batteries" Erasmus
"I'm busy studying scientist level science papers" Galloping Gary Gaulin

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