|Nov-02-10|| ||Benzol: Happy Birthday Tony.
|Apr-29-11|| ||SvetlanaBabe: A slightly bigger fish in a tiny pond (Tasmania population 500,000).|
Well done, I guess.
|Sep-20-11|| ||technical draw: Cool, another TD. And a doctor too....|
|Apr-08-15|| ||SvetlanaBabe: A Ph.D in Tasmania is like B.A. from any Victorian university prior to 1990! A complete joke!|
|Feb-01-18|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <SvetlanaBabe:> What nonsense. Dr Dowden's qualifications were mostly earned from proper accredited New Zealand universities: DipT Christchurch TC, BSc Otago, BA Massey, GCertUL&T Tas, MEd Otago, EdD Massey. The one exception was the GCertUL&T Tas from
Australia, but again a reputable institution.
And the University of Queensland doesn't hire senior lecturers (who would be full professors in American universities) with bogus qualifications. His profile is not hard to find on a web search: http://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/Prof...
|Jan-21-20|| ||Richard Taylor: Svetlana is probably a Russian. In Russia they still do bloodletting...|
|Jan-21-20|| ||Richard Taylor: The Russians, who are mostly rather challenged peasants (the women get very ugly early and most of the men go mad as in, or a la, Gogol etc)...have "a very simple philosophy"...|
Tony is a very nice fellow. I didn't know he was associated with medical things or what he did.
I used to see him around in NZ Tournaments in the good old days.
|Feb-13-20|| ||areknames: <The Russians, who are mostly rather challenged peasants (the women get very ugly early and most of the men go mad as in, or a la, Gogol etc)...have "a very simple philosophy"...>|
What a nasty, ignorant and racist comment. <Richard Taylor>, you should be ashamed of yourself.
|Feb-13-20|| ||keypusher: <areknames> Richard can speak for himself, but I think he was responding to <SvetlanaBabe>'s trolling. I am sure he doesn't believe any of those things.|
|Feb-13-20|| ||areknames: <keypusher> I realize he was responding to trolling but that's no excuse whatsoever for posting what he did. One just ignores trolls and they go away, or one responds like the always respectful and classy <Jonathan Sarfati> did.|
|Feb-13-20|| ||perfidious: The posts of <SvetlanaBabe> are, almost without exception, beneath contempt.|
|Feb-13-20|| ||keypusher: <areknames: <keypusher> I realize he was responding to trolling but that's no excuse whatsoever for posting what he did. One just ignores trolls and they go away, or one responds like the always respectful and classy <Jonathan Sarfati> did.>|
I would agree with you, but I've fallen short of Jonathan Sarfati's standards many times in this area.
|Feb-15-20|| ||Richard Taylor: Come on, it was a joke. I was thinking of all those pictures of Stalin's mother we all see so much and so on. |
Mind you I've got a soft spot for the man of steel...
Georgia, that's where I was thinking of, lots of Svetlanas in Georgia...US and Russia etc...
In any case the only time anyone notices me on here is if I say something outrageous or crazy or whatever: maybe that's why Trolls do what they do.
Some of my best friends are Russians.
But if you cant take a joke you can stuff off. I don't care.
|Feb-15-20|| ||Cibator: <Richard Taylor:> [JOKE ALERT!!] You're not a well-known financier and occasional newspaper columnist, by any chance?|
|Feb-16-20|| ||Richard Taylor: Do you mean the avatar I have? Who is it meant to be? I was Groucho Marx but changed, although I admire Groucho as a commedian, and by coinci. I was watching him on a radio program yesterday...|
So I would be interested to know. But otherwise, I wish I was a financier. If you mean the pension money I get or the general debts I have...as a financier. Now here is some sound advice:
don't take ANY advice by me about how to manage money as I have never saved any. Nor did I ever earn much per annum esp. since 1987 when I left my longest employer, that is, the NZ Government...
There is ONE idea that interests me that I got from a maths book (not advanced just about maths and so on). In it the author came to statistics and showed how insurance is almost always a con. Or, we should all maybe think about how much cash we save not paying insurance as against the small odds that a catastrophe will happen.
That is, advertisers work by using "the twin emotions of fear and greed..." which to bring me back to chess, was the phrase the late NZ Master Richard Sutton used once when showing a game he had played once. His opponent was overcome by those twin emotions and lost.
In all this there is probably a message and a meaning but what it is I know not...
If the financier is a Richard Taylor he shares his name with millions of people of the same name!
|Feb-16-20|| ||Richard Taylor: That should have been YouTube....("I was watching him on a radio program yesterday..."?!)|
|Feb-16-20|| ||Richard Taylor: <Cibator> The penny dropped! Realise what you were saying. |
Interesting that gentleman...He's not a racist either. I used to sell books and the chap in question used to write quite amusing books about his life, boxing, and he even wrote a novella which I read re his right to go fishing...'The Permit'. I on-sold most of those books.
He likes to be in the limelight from time to time, and throw the odd right at cheeky journos, but he just wanted to be able to say to the press: "Get out of the way!" but he is harmless.
For a milionnaire, or whatever he is, he is just someone who likes to be seen now and then. In the recent case, he realized he had hurt the young woman's feelings so he dropped the defamation case.
His brother is a very talented novelist as you probably know. I wonder how the two get on together?
I thought that the gentleman in question's idea of a Thanksgiving for Pakeha Day by Maori instead of Waitangi Day was very funny...
...Of course it was a joke. Bloody stupid reaction to the old codger from the politically correct fascists. Of course he was just rambling on as he always does. Harmless old curmudgeon is the man in question. Completely harmless. There are worse than him.
He's not a Trump or anything bizarre like that.