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Old June 21st 06, 06:42 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman. I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to do
about it?

I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will stay on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than I am
and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I make it a point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both ARBR and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for others not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large newsgroup and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any one
person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is large or small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I repeat, I do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither does
Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's content on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up for it in
quality.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old June 21st 06, 03:28 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman. I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to do
about it?


Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!

I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will stay on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than I am
and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I make it a point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both ARBR and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for others not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large newsgroup and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any one
person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is large or small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I repeat, I do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither does
Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's content on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up for it in
quality.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old June 21st 06, 08:43 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was
not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on
other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman. I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few
others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and finally
we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not
my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to
do
about it?


Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group. It
would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will stay
on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with
other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than I am
and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I make it a
point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both ARBR
and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for others
not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large newsgroup
and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any one
person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is large or
small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I repeat, I
do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither does
Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's content
on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up for it
in
quality.



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Old June 22nd 06, 12:45 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in
news:QaCdncFXmoL6PATZnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@prairiewave. com:


"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it
was not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and
Vandeman does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do
not step on other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away
and before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and
Vandeman. I think both of us in our separate ways serve as a
catalyst for a few others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and
finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly
not my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what
to do
about it?


Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group.
It would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.


Ahhhhhhhh Blow Me.








Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will
stay on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with
other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than
I am and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I
make it a point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both
ARBR and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for
others not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large
newsgroup and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any
one person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is
large or small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I
repeat, I do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither
does Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's
content on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up
for it in
quality.






--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com

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Old June 22nd 06, 07:38 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"Chris Foster" wrote in message
05.47...
"Edward Dolan" wrote in
news:QaCdncFXmoL6PATZnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@prairiewave. com:


"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it
was not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and
Vandeman does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do
not step on other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away
and before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and
Vandeman. I think both of us in our separate ways serve as a
catalyst for a few others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and
finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly
not my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what
to do
about it?

Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group.
It would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.


Ahhhhhhhh Blow Me.


This guy supposedly has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in
electrical engineering. Now you know why I do not reserve unqualified
respect for those with higher degrees. Jerks are jerks no matter what!

He was also a former Marine and that now is apparently the kind of person he
has chosen to revert to for purposes of these newsgroups. Once a grunt,
always a grunt! "Semper Fi" you jar head!

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will
stay on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with
other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than
I am and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I
make it a point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both
ARBR and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for
others not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large
newsgroup and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any
one person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is
large or small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I
repeat, I do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither
does Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's
content on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up
for it in
quality.



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Old June 22nd 06, 07:10 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in
news:WbmdnaKzb8RdfgfZnZ2dnUVZ_qudnZ2d@prairiewave. com:


"Chris Foster" wrote in message
05.47...
"Edward Dolan" wrote in
news:QaCdncFXmoL6PATZnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@prairiewave. com:


"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it
was not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and
Vandeman does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do
not step on other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go
away and before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan
and Vandeman. I think both of us in our separate ways serve as a
catalyst for a few others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and
finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is
certainly not my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But
what to do
about it?

Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!

Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to
do. Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull
group. It would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS
expecting some entertainment.


Ahhhhhhhh Blow Me.


This guy supposedly has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois
in electrical engineering. Now you know why I do not reserve
unqualified respect for those with higher degrees. Jerks are jerks no
matter what!

He was also a former Marine and that now is apparently the kind of
person he has chosen to revert to for purposes of these newsgroups.
Once a grunt, always a grunt! "Semper Fi" you jar head!



I was just wondering how easy it was to under your skin.

Hardly a challenge, it was easier that I thought




Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I
will stay on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere
with other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused
than I am and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging
but I make it a point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both
ARBR and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for
others not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large
newsgroup and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for
any one person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup
is large or small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I
repeat, I do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and
neither does Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to
their heart's content on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up
for it in
quality.






--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com

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Old June 22nd 06, 06:33 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
news:QaCdncFXmoL6PATZnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@prairiewave. com...

"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was
not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and
Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on
other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman.
I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few
others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and finally
we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not
my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to
do
about it?


Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group. It
would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.

Perhaps discussions of gearing, frame types, cycling routes and such is
EXACTLY what people post for. There a million sites for "entertainment". Why
read about the non-sexual proclamations of a self-absorbed individual when I
want to know what gearing I should have when visiting the Blue Ridge
Parkway?


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Old June 22nd 06, 07:29 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"S Curtiss" wrote in message
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
news:QaCdncFXmoL6PATZnZ2dnUVZ_qednZ2d@prairiewave. com...

"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was
not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and
Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on
other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman.
I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few
others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and
finally we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not
my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to
do
about it?

Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group. It
would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.

Perhaps discussions of gearing, frame types, cycling routes and such is
EXACTLY what people post for. There a million sites for "entertainment".
Why read about the non-sexual proclamations of a self-absorbed individual
when I want to know what gearing I should have when visiting the Blue
Ridge Parkway?


Nope, I cannot believe there are any humans who are so dead that they would
limit themselves to what you propose. Either be a complete human being or be
gone! I know better than you what is good for you!

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old June 23rd 06, 07:40 PM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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"Edward Dolan" wrote in message
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Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group. It
would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.

Perhaps discussions of gearing, frame types, cycling routes and such is
EXACTLY what people post for. There a million sites for "entertainment".
Why read about the non-sexual proclamations of a self-absorbed individual
when I want to know what gearing I should have when visiting the Blue
Ridge Parkway?


Nope, I cannot believe there are any humans who are so dead that they
would limit themselves to what you propose. Either be a complete human
being or be gone! I know better than you what is good for you!

Who is being limited? With a million websites (and other NGs) dedicated to
entertainment, who needs you to post junk? We're smart enough to find
entertainment on our own. Here is a place for information we can use and
share to enhance our cycling experience. Reading the ramblings of a
psychiatric throwaway does'nt cut it.


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Old June 26th 06, 02:42 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.soc
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Edward Dolan wrote:
"JimmyMac" wrote in message
ps.com...

Edward Dolan wrote:
It was never my intention to dominate a newsgroup and I am sure it was
not
Mike Vandeman's intention either, but yet I do dominate ARBR and Vandeman
does dominate RBS. We both stay on our own threads and do not step on
other
threads, but it seems that it doesn't matter. Others simply go away and
before you know it all there is on these groups is Dolan and Vandeman. I
think both of us in our separate ways serve as a catalyst for a few
others
who take us on. Our messages become increasingly contentious and finally
we
are preventing others from coming onto the group. That is certainly not
my
intention and I know it is not Vandeman's intention either. But what to
do
about it?


Tis a simple problem with a simpl solution ... L E A V E !!!!!


Well, that is ONE possible solution, but then what would I have to do.
Besides, I add interest to what would otherwise be a very dull group. It
would not be fair to those who come to ARBR and RBS expecting some
entertainment.


Thanks for validating what I said of you in the past ... Ed Dolan has
little more than ARBR from which to derive meaning in his life. The
Usenet newsgroup (particularly ARBR) has assumed an exaggerated
prominence in his hierarchical order of relevance. The Usenet
newsgroup (particularly ARBR) has emerged as the source from which he
garners his sense of accomplishment and self-esteem. Regardless of his
opinion of the readership, without the lifeblood of the Usenet
newsgroup audience to sustain him, Ed Dolan has nothing and is nothing.
What a pathetic shallow existence. Pity the cantankerous, misguided,
quintessential fool. It must really suck to be head swollen ... HEAD
Dolan.

Jim McNamara


Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota



I encourage others to post to these newsgroups. Vandeman and I will stay
on
our own threads as we have always done. Neither of us interfere with
other
threads that are not up our alley. Vandeman is far more focused than I am
and is almost a one-note Johnny. I am more far ranging but I make it a
point
not to interfere with on topic messages. I would like to see both ARBR
and
RBS realize their full potential. There is simply no reason for others
not
to be posting to these two newsgroups.

RBM is the standard we should be going by. It is a very large newsgroup
and
every idiot in the world is posting to it. It is impossible for any one
person to dominate that newsgroup. But whether a newsgroup is large or
small
should not matter as long as everyone respects the threads. I repeat, I
do
not step on other's threads unless they are up my alley and neither does
Vandeman. Others should feel free to post away to their heart's content
on
ARBR and RBS. We can never be like RBM in size, but we can make up for it
in
quality.


 




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