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Re: A slap on the hand [RANT]

as I said....keep your head buried in the sand that all academics are

Strange how when it comes to some poor little landowner who has a legitimate
grievance, and the very occasional academic who tresspasses and collects
illegally on his land, that all of a sudden there hasn't been any laws
broken...that it's just a misunderstanding, and the land owner should just
calm down and forget about it......

can't be suing schools now, can we????
----- Original Message -----
From: <Danvarner@aol.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Cc: <dmschmidt@sprint.ca>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: A slap on the hand [RANT]

> dmschmidt@sprint.ca (Michael Schmidt)states:
> << Read carefully everything I wrote, Mr. Williams.
>        <snip>
> What I DID say was that maybe the law should be enforced equally, and when
> an academic collects illegally (bury your head in the sand if you like,
> it DOES happen), then perhaps the law should be applied in EXACTLY the
> measure.
> It never ceases to amaze me how academics get into such a tizzy when it is
> even HINTED that there is the occasional one that is unethical.
> Criminals are criminals. Whether they have a degree or not, and whether
> their crime is tresspassing, poaching, theft, destruction- whatever.
> One set of laws for EVERYONE.
> Do you have a problem with that???? >>
>        If I read Tim Williams correctly, I believe he was asking why you
> not report these criminal "academics" to the proper authorities if you had
> authoritive knowledge of their criminal activities. I'm reminded here of
> late Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin and his fabled list of communist
> conspirators in government from the early 1950's that remains unseen to
> day. DV