My AmazonReview of "The Reasonable Woman," allegedly by Wendy McElroy


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I posted the following this morning on Atlantis II. The "Jim" referred to in my post refers of course to J**** * O*********, attorney from Indiana.

Brant,

I no longer believe that Jim is a member of the Wendy Clan.

Here is my concern:

As an OL member who has followed the plagiarism thread, you

have seen Richard Martin's posts, so you know how nutty the

Wendy Clan can get, as Wendy becomes increasingly desperate.

Brad follows LL2, so at some point I wouldn't be at all

surprised if the following happens: Brad comes out with an

updated version of the "George beat Wendy" lie, and in the

process he cites or quotes an attorney from Indiana who, as

an objective bystander, has concluded that there is "direct

evidence" for Wendy's allegation; indeed, this attorney has

gone on record as stating that George is "a beater of

women."

Sound too fantastic for something that the Wendy Clan would

actually do? Not for anyone who is familiar with the

outlandish allegation that Richard Martin made on OL the day

before Jim made his.

The possibility that Wendy, via Brad, might quote or cite

Jim in her smear campaign -- the fact that Jim is an

attorney and is not personally involved might appear to some

to add to his credibility -- is why I have been so insistent

that Jim issue a straightforward retraction of his

allegation. I want a simple and clear retraction that I can

post should the scenario I describe above ever occur.

This is no frivolous matter, as some seem to think. It is

potentially very serious, and I have no intention of sitting

on my hands and chuckling when an immature poster like Jim

gets pissed off at me and decides to vent his anger with

malicious charges.

As you and others who have observed me on elists over the

years well know, when I clamp onto someone, I clamp on like

a Pit Bull. I never let go, especially when I regard the

issue as a serious one, and I am very good at what I do. Jim

has made a determined and serious enemy, until and

unless I get an explicit retraction.

Ghs

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George, I don't think an autobiography would work for you. It works for few people historically. Now a memoir is another thing entirely.

--Brant

I pulled this distinction between an autobiography and a memoir from the Internet:

An autobiography focuses on the chronology of the writer’s entire life while a memoir covers one specific aspect of the writer’s life.

By this standard, you are correct. I am writing a memoir, not an autobiography. Thanks for calling this distinction to my attention. Frankly, it had never occurred to me before.

Moreover, my book will not even be a conventional memoir, since it will discuss the philosophical implications of "rational hedonism," based on my personal experiences. My book, part memoir and part philosophy, will be highly unusual in this respect.

Ghs

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On average over the life of this thread each post is getting about 20 views.

--Brant

How can you tell how many posts a person reads on each visit? It is possible that many people check this thread, say, once each day and then reads all the posts for that day.

Ghs

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On average over the life of this thread each post is getting about 20 views.

--Brant

How can you tell how many posts a person reads on each visit? It is possible that many people check this thread, say, once each day and then reads all the posts for that day.

Ghs

I have no idea.

--Brant

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Idea:

Challenge J**** *. O*********, attorney from Indiana, to a best of 3 rounds traditional naked Greco Roman Wrestling match.

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George turned me into a newt.

J

Was that how it happened? Jeez, I've been a cuttlefish since 2005 and I've felt so alone! Thank god you shared this -- now I can go on, at least till spawning season which frankly I am getting fed up with.

What say we get together and write Ghs a real scary lawyer's letter?

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Jim, the attorney I have referred to in previous posts, just posted this statement on the Yahoo lists Left Libertarian II and Atlantis II. I told Jim that if he signed this statement that I would go back to the earlier posts on this thread that mention his full name and substitute asterisks for most of the letters of his name, thereby leaving only his initials.

I shall now proceed to do this. This may take a little time, but I promised to finish the necessary editing within the next 24 hours. In any future posts, I shall refer to this person simply as "Jim." Here is his statement:

----- Original Message -----

From: <jeo1@frontier.com>

To: "LeftLibertarian2_yahoogroups.com" <LeftLibertarian2@yahoogroups.com>

Cc: "atlantis II" <atlantis_II@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:31 PM

Subject: [atlantis_II] A recent remark

During a heated exchange with George H. Smith on the Yahoo list Left Libertarian II, I wrote, one time, that George is a "beater of women". I withdraw this allegation. I am not aware of any credible evidence that would substantiate this charge.

Jim

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George turned me into a newt.

J

Was that how it happened? Jeez, I've been a cuttlefish since 2005 and I've felt so alone! Thank god you shared this -- now I can go on, at least till spawning season which frankly I am getting fed up with.

What say we get together and write Ghs a real scary lawyer's letter?

I got better.

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----- Original Message -----

From: <jeo1@frontier.com>

To: "LeftLibertarian2_yahoogroups.com" <LeftLibertarian2@yahoogroups.com>

Cc: "atlantis II" <atlantis_II@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:31 PM

Subject: [atlantis_II] A recent remark

During a heated exchange with George H. Smith on the Yahoo list Left Libertarian II, I wrote, one time, that George is a "beater of women". I withdraw this allegation. I am not aware of any credible evidence that would substantiate this charge.

Jim

George turned me into a newt.

J

Was that how it happened? Jeez, I've been a cuttlefish since 2005 and I've felt so alone! Thank god you shared this -- now I can go on, at least till spawning season which frankly I am getting fed up with.

What say we get together and write Ghs a real scary lawyer's letter?

I got better.

BURN HER ANYWAY!!

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----- Original Message -----

From: <jeo1@frontier.com>

To: "LeftLibertarian2_yahoogroups.com" <LeftLibertarian2@yahoogroups.com>

Cc: "atlantis II" <atlantis_II@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:31 PM

Subject: [atlantis_II] A recent remark

During a heated exchange with George H. Smith on the Yahoo list Left Libertarian II, I wrote, one time, that George is a "beater of women". I withdraw this allegation. I am not aware of any credible evidence that would substantiate this charge.

Jim

I can assure you that I did not dangle Jim out of a window and threaten to drop him-- at least not in any literal sense. :rolleyes:

Ghs

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Jonathan,

I am glad for you that you have recovered from your newtiness, but now I am alone again slithering around in the damn shallows with nobody to blame, and the whole freaking McGillless School flapping and leering around like they always do until August.

Oh wait - I may be currently a cuttlefish,but by God I'm a Canadian cuttlefish!

I'll get the government to fix it for me!

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On average over the life of this thread each post is getting about 20 views.

--Brant

How can you tell how many posts a person reads on each visit? It is possible that many people check this thread, say, once each day and then reads all the posts for that day.

Ghs

I have no idea.

--Brant

I don't understand this either, but I have been looking at the online list lately and I notice that there are always 4 Guests, at least, reading the thread, as well as the usual members and Anon Users.

Also, it seems to me that the latest Best of Week where George got a long-overdue award, has got more readers than it usually does.

I think a lot of, or at least some, people read every post where Ghs is mentioned, if it's possible to find them when his name isn't in the topic title.

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If it turns out editing can't be done ask Michael for help.

Be glad to.

:)

Wendy's allegation that I physically assaulted her, which I reposted here , has again reared its ugly head -- this time on the Yahoo list Left Libertarian II. In a flurry of exchanges yesterday, one J**** *. O*********, an attorney in Indiana, wrote the following in four separate posts:
"Your a liar, beater of women, a pathetic failure and a fool."

" I do think he [Ghs] is a beater of women, but I don't have proof."

"I stand by all my comments. They were appropriate and deserved."

"I stand by all my comments, as stated earlier."

I initially believed that Jim (as he calls himself online) was working in collusion with Brendy, but he adamantly denied that he knows either of them. I am inclined to believe him, but I remain skeptical. Why would an attorney post a public charge like this when he claims to know none of the parties involved and absolutely nothing about the plagiarism scandal? Indeed, Jim claimed that he has not even read Wendy's allegation first hand, and that all he knows is what I related second-hand.

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And ask Michael to edit his post 893.

Done.

:)

Michael

Michael,

Your edit in #893 would have been my preferred method had I not reached an agreement with Jim. But please change it before, say, 4 p.m. today. Simply substitute J**** * O********* for instances where his full name appears. Thanks.

I believe this leaves only #865, posted by Rich.

Rich,

As a personal favor, please edit #865 per above. I promised Jim that I would edit my own posts, and I am not about to demand that others follow suit. But I would like to show good faith here, so I would appreciate it if you would edit your post as well. Thanks.

It had gotten to the point where my posts had broken into the first 10 hits when you googled Jim's full name with "attorney" and "Indiana," and one of my posts showed up at #17 when googling his name alone. This came as a complete surprise to me, of course. :rolleyes: But it did come in handy during negotiations on A2, which got very nasty at times.

Ghs

Addendum: In #851, my original post on this topic, I included a note that links to the post in which I explain the reason for my edits.

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He went down in the 90s in a deadly druggie hell,

His dealer, he was stalking and the in-laws were as well,

Too close to Point of No Return, he stowed his words away,

To use them if he lived another day.

There were just a few believed him when the fatal book appeared,

The wide world was indifferent and the narrow world just jeered,

But the blow he bore when on the ground, it caused him to proclaim

That a Moral Vindication rise again.

So he talked of her all decade, in person and in post.

He brought to light the darkest days and laid the mortal ghost.

From the Valley of the Shadow he has made the story plain,

that a Moral Vindication rise again.

He's documented all their deeds, refuted all their lies,

He's spurned with scorn the prince of porn who slandered in disguise,

Tomorrow and tomorrow he'll resume his own refrain,

And Moral Vindication - rise again!

-----------------------------------------

And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow,

With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go,

Turn to, and put forth all your strength of arm and heart and brain,

And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

Rise again, rise again

Though your heart it be broken and your life about to end,

No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend,

Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again!

--with apologies and hommage to the immortal Stan Rogers

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He went down in the 90s in a deadly druggie hell,

His dealer, he was stalking and the in-laws were as well,

Too close to Point of No Return, he stowed his words away,

To use them if he lived another day.

There were just a few believed him when the fatal book appeared,

The wide world was indifferent and the narrow world just jeered,

But the blow he bore when on the ground, it caused him to proclaim

That a Moral Vindication rise again.

So he talked of her all decade, in person and in post.

He brought to light the darkest days and laid the mortal ghost.

From the Valley of the Shadow he has made the story plain,

that a Moral Vindication rise again.

He's documented all their deeds, refuted all their lies,

He's spurned with scorn the prince of porn who slandered in disguise,

Tomorrow and tomorrow he'll resume his own refrain,

And Moral Vindication - rise again!

-----------------------------------------

And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow,

With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go,

Turn to, and put forth all your strength of arm and heart and brain,

And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

Rise again, rise again

Though your heart it be broken and your life about to end,

No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend,

Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again!

--with apologies and hommage to the immortal Stan Rogers

Addendum: This is nothing without Stanny's music, of course.

The original song has been attested by at least one man, that it helped save his life.

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