RE: NANFA-L-- topics for discussion

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- topics for discussion
From: Irate Mormon (
Date: Tue Aug 31 2004 - 21:58:29 CDT

Quoting Peter Unmack <peter.lists at>:

> These are indeed interesting things to discuss, but they are also highly
> divisive, and it is doubtful anyone arguing either side would ever change
> their mind, nor sway anyone else's opinion. In the end everyone gets
> pissed off, NANFA looses members, and we all suffer as a result. It is a
> real pity, as obviously these are very important topics to many of us, but
> their divisive nature makes things very difficult.

I don't think that "not losing members" is an achievable objective, nor should
it be an over-riding concern. If you try to be all things to all people, then
your position becomes so watered down as to be meaningless. Or else you just
don't HAVE a position, for fear of offending someone or losing a member.

I went collecting in the Black Creek system recently - netted a pickerel and a
lamprey (I. gagei) with my dipnet, both from the same hole! Made my day.

"my dadie raised the stuff we lived one he groed the corn to make our bread he
groed they cane to make our syrup allso groed they Beans and Peas to make soup
beans out of ... he Killed a beaf and a Sheep and two or three hogs for the
winter he diden have mutch money for anything when mother ran out of coffie
she parched chestnuts and ground them one her coffie mill to make coffie out of"
- Mrs. Marvin Watts
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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:24:27 CDT