RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?

Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
From: "Jon Leer" <jleer -at- leertech -dot- net>
To: "'Keith Hood'" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:42:01 -0500

Amen Brother

Jon Leer
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> From: techwr-l-bounces+jleer=leertech -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jleer=leertech -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
] On Behalf Of Keith Hood
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:28 PM
> To: Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
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> My reaction to your first sentence was to think that you were
> perhaps attempting to mock either me or my grandfather's
> thought by restating my words in such a grotesque manner.
> Since you have apparently never before been introduced to the
> concept, I will do you the favor of telling you that most
> people, when their words are parodied back to them in an
> overtly twisted manner, will react negatively because they
> will perceive it as a mockery.
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> I did not disparage education. I disparaged the erroneous
> idea which too many people hold that education and
> intelligence are the same thing. Your categorization of the
> meaning of my words is totally erroneous. You projected what
> you wanted to think onto my words and then replied to your
> internal version of my words instead of responding to what I
> actually wrote.
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> To top it off, you now have the gall to try to tell me what I
> was thinking. What is this "only grounds" garbage? I will
> thank you in the future to refrain from these ludicrous
> attempts at amateur mind reading. Try replying to my words,
> not to what you think you have magically divined to be my
> inner thoughts.
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> --- On Wed, 2/18/09, Leonard C. Porrello
> <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com> wrote:
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> From: Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
> To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L"
> <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 11:24 AM
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> While the first sentence was tongue in
> cheek, I ultimately intended neither a joke nor an insult.
> Knowledge of grammar and usage comes only through education
> (formal or informal). And as you illustrate by the umbrage
> you took to what I wrote,  you yourself believe that someone
> who uses ?poor? grammar and usage is less than intelligent.
> Consequently, as in your first message, I see a
> contradiction. In your first message, you disparage
> education, but you do so using perfect grammar and
> usage?which comes only from education. In your second
> message, you indicate (by tone) that you were offended by
> what I wrote?and the only grounds for that is that what I
> wrote sounded uneducated.
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> Where education is defined as, "the
> act or process of ... acquiring general knowledge, developing
> the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of
> preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life,"
> education does make people smarter.
> Education is to the mind what good diet, aerobics, and weight
> training are to the body. This, at least, is the classical
> view. In contrast, the Romantic view lauds man in a ?state of
> nature,? uncorrupted by the influences of culture and ?edumacation.?
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> From: Keith Hood
> [mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
> 7:25 PM
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> To: TECHWR-L; jleer -at- leertech -dot- net;
> Leonard C. Porrello
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> Subject: RE: Qualifications for an
> off shore writer?
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> I require a clarification from you. If you meant
> your words as a joke of some kind and not as an insult to
> my grandfather or
> myself, it would be a very good idea for you to make that clear now.
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> --- On Tue, 2/17/09, Leonard C. Porrello
> <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
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> From: Leonard C. Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
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> Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
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> To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L"
> <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, jleer -at- leertech -dot- net
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> Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:42 PM
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> Didn't you mean,
> "Edumacation ain't make you none smarter"?  Even so, where
> "education" is, "the act or process of ... acquiring general
> knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment,
> and generally of
> preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature
> life," isn't the
> statement a bit of an oxymoron?
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> Leonard
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> -----Original Message-----
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> From:
> techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot-
techwr-l.com]
> On Behalf Of Keith Hood
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:36 PM
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> To: TECHWR-L; jleer -at- leertech -dot- net
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> Subject: RE: Qualifications for an off shore writer?
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> Yes, having a degree has never been proof of anything
> except the ability to
> know how to get by on tests. As my grandfather used to say
> and he's never been
> proven wrong, more education does not make you smarter.
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