• Israel

    From JOHN TUTTLE@VERT/CAPCITY2/CAPCITY to PENGO on Friday, February 09, 2024 10:07:00
    It's not beliefs, but thanx. Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstandin


    Maybe "beliefs" is not the right word to use, but I do think you might
    find some like-minded folks in the FIDO POLITICS or CONSPRCY echoes.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to JOHN TUTTLE on Saturday, February 10, 2024 07:25:00
    JOHN TUTTLE wrote to PENGO <=-

    Maybe "beliefs" is not the right word to use, but I do think you might find some like-minded folks in the FIDO POLITICS or CONSPRCY echoes.

    There used to be a lively skeptics community on Fidonet, people who disassembled attempts at manipulation and fallacies. They'd have a field
    day now.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Sunday, February 11, 2024 17:25:07
    Re: Re: Israel
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to JOHN TUTTLE on Sat Feb 10 2024 07:25 am

    JOHN TUTTLE wrote to PENGO <=-

    Maybe "beliefs" is not the right word to use, but I do think you might find some like-minded folks in the FIDO POLITICS or CONSPRCY echoes.

    There used to be a lively skeptics community on Fidonet, people who disassembled attempts at manipulation and fallacies. They'd have a field
    day now.



    i wonder what happened to mi5 victim from newsgroups.
    that guy had an interesting outlook on life.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Monday, February 12, 2024 08:31:00
    Maybe "beliefs" is not the right word to use, but I do think you might find some like-minded folks in the FIDO POLITICS or CONSPRCY echoes.

    There used to be a lively skeptics community on Fidonet, people who disassembled attempts at manipulation and fallacies. They'd have a field
    day now.

    I cannot speak for John, but my opinion is the POLITICS echo has taken a
    real backslide since Dale retired from FIDO. He was about the last person
    who could question things from a logical perspective. I didn't always
    agree with him but, unlike others, his arguments were sound and didn't boil down to "orange man bad!"

    It has been overrun by folks who believe that 9/11 was some conspiracy,
    that 1/6 maybe didn't even happen (and, if it did, there were no Trump supporters there), viruses don't exist, etc.

    I cannot speak about the CONSPRCY echo because I don't read it but, based
    on the name, I am guessing covert chiping of people would fit right in.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Monday, February 12, 2024 10:45:00
    Maybe "beliefs" is not the right word to use, but I do think you might
    find some like-minded folks in the FIDO POLITICS or CONSPRCY echoes.

    There used to be a lively skeptics community on Fidonet, people who disassembled attempts at manipulation and fallacies. They'd have a field day now.

    i wonder what happened to mi5 victim from newsgroups.
    that guy had an interesting outlook on life.

    There was one guy I remember, but not his name, who was on FIDO. There
    used to be an echo that originally seemed to be mostly about "weird news"
    and darwin award-worthy stuff.

    Either the moderation changed hands, or the moderator had some sort of "experience," but it eventually devolved into a place where this guy posted nothing but extremely Christian conservative end times prophecy. I wish I had kept an archive of that echo. IIRC, the moderator BBS was not in Z1 but the guy was an native-english speaker. I got the impression he maybe lived somewhere in the S Pacific.


    * SLMR 2.1a * Hmmm, fence must still be down over at the funny farm....

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