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Re: Hallam-Baker demands more repudiations or he'll write!

>Mr. May wrote:
>> At 2:10 AM 9/24/96, [email protected] wrote:
>> >like Markof are somewhat more responsible. This is not going to stop me
>> >from producing an op-ed piece linkiing the net libertarians to assasination
>> >politics unless I hear a few more repudiations of Bell's ideas. If you
>> >don't very clearly reject his murderous ideas you are going to regret it
>> >just as the left regreted having the USSR or the RAF associated with them.
>> I for one don't respond well to extortion threats, so write your damned
>    I agree with Mr. May, and I will go so far as you call you a coward and
>a thoroughly lousy human being.

Now, now, let's not overreact. I named this thread, and yet I think even I
was going too far. That is, I was just making the point that Phill's call
for us to write denunciations or he would write an essay linking
libertarians and cypherpunks to AP smacked to me of a kind of extortion.

Any, I had several e-mail exchanges (in private) with Phill on this
subject, and I hardly think he's a "thoroughly lousy human being."

I disagree with many of his political beliefs, he no doubt disagrees with
many of mine (and even "ours," collectively), and in this particular case,
his "extortion" was a mistake.

I say we move on.

--Tim May

We got computers, we're tapping phone lines, I know that that ain't allowed.
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