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Topic: politics (16 msgs / 325 lines)
1) From: ginny powell
Susan:
I think the point here is that we need to keep politics off of this list,
it's a coffee list not a political list and we would simply end up in chaos
as evidenced by yesterday.
We should be able to enjoy out coffee here without political agenda, that's
all.
ginny
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2) From: Prabhakar Ragde
Susan wrote:
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I understand there is some talk of boycotting French roast, along with
French toast, French fries, and French kissing.
Seriously, we have seen disruptions in the past as a result of war --
most recently with coffee from East Timor. There is not much that can
be done, and I suspect stocking up is only going to aggravate the
situation.  As for "politically incorrect", if people thought enough
about who was benefitting and who was suffering from this habit they
might give up coffee altogether. I know Tom is quite concerned with
the situation of growers, and the fair trade movement is having some
impact. I think that in encouraging quality and properly compensating
the grower for it, we are doing what we can. 
--PR, a hundred kilometres west of Susan -- that's 70 miles to most of you
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3) From: Rick Farris
Susan,
No one here is saying that we don't value freedom of expression.  We're just
saying do it in an appropriate venue.
As to your question about politically incorrect or difficult to obtain
coffees, I stocked up an Yemenis a few weeks ago on the off-chance that they
might become hard to find.  Then I found out that I don't really care that
much for Yemeni coffee...  c'est la guerre...
-- Rick
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4) From: susan oppenheim
I can't understand why people must feel so bothered about  individual
politics
we live in a democracy folks-remember
everyone has the right to express
that is primarily what we all want
rights
I have a question though
are there coffees becoming either politically incorrect or difficult or
soon to be impossible to attain?
I know there has been much talk about the Yemen...........
where is this going?
best
Susan Oppenheim
Toronto
very happy to be living in North America
very sorry the world is so angry
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Can't our list stick to coffee, and do without mindless twaddle like =
this?

6) From: Brett Mason
Nope - but thanks for asking.
Speaking of contributions - what are you roasting?  And what are you
drinking?  I just finished a cup of Java Government Estate, roasted to
Full City, and drip brewed in my Clarity (knock-off Technivorm)...
So, tell you what - how about contributing something other than whine?
Cheers, in your cup....
Brett
On Jan 7, 2008 6:31 PM,   wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: Lynne
Actually, since you put it that way, you've made this more on topic:http://books.google.com/books?id=F_IB0acXxDsC&dq=twaddleYou did, however, omit the needed OT label.
On Jan 7, 2008 7:31 PM,  wrote:
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8) From: Steven Van Dyke
At 06:31 PM 1/7/2008, you wrote:
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Quite frankly, no, we can't. 
That's just the way it is in a social setting like this.
But hopefully we *can* keep the side chatter down low enough it 
doesn't get in the way of the more important issues.
I, for one, will do my absolute best to make this my only reply to 
this thread and the ones that 'inspired' it. :)

9) From: gin
WHO started this thread? look into the mirror of your keyboard!!
ginny
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10) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
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Can't our list stick to coffee, and do without mindless twaddle like
this?

11) From: Floyd Lozano
Most people don't like off topic stuff, everyone wants to get their 2c
in, and the only thing people on this list seem to hate more than
stuff unrelated to coffee is being told to stop posting stuff
unrelated to coffee.
Welcome!
-F
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12) From: Sandra Andina
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Ah, if only I had the time to moderate a side list, sort of a  
"cawfeetawk."  For awhile the Zoss pens list had an unmoderated "pens- 
plus" for off-topic posts and tangents, and it worked well until  
someone abused it to make personal attacks and even threats of harm;  
the listowner began to moderate it to prevent that sort of thing but  
killed it because it was too much aggravation to moderate.
We could do an unmoderated one, but it would be vulnerable to  
spammers, especially those who might try to compete with SM's.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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Ah, if only I had the time to =
moderate a side list, sort of a "cawfeetawk."  For awhile the Zoss =
pens list had an unmoderated "pens-plus" for off-topic posts and =
tangents, and it worked well until someone abused it to make personal =
attacks and even threats of harm; the listowner began to moderate it to =
prevent that sort of thing but killed it because it was too much =
aggravation to moderate.We could do an unmoderated one, but it =
would be vulnerable to spammers, especially those who might try to =
compete with SM's. Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina 
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at 8:09 AM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
Most = people don't like off topic stuff, everyone wants to get their 2c in, = and the only thing people on this list seem to hate more than stuff = unrelated to coffee is being told to stop posting stuff unrelated to = coffee. Welcome! -F On Jan 7, 2008 7:31 PM, =  <
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13) From: Brett Mason
Tom could sell only decaf.
    - o r -
People could just get a grip.
Life may come to you in a fashion other than you have planned.
Try oxygen.  You can overcome this....
Brett.
On 1/8/08, Sandra Andina  wrote:
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14) From: zane
Seems like its time for some Obama blend.
1/2 Kenyan Nyeri
1/4 Indonesian *Blue* Batak
1/4 any Central American  - central america, like Chicago.
roasted full city of course.
Or you could have some roasted huckabee:http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.thumbs-down.html#sulawesiGooGooMucki guess you know where i stand now.
~zane

15) From: Brett Mason
Hey Zane - hav eno idea where you stand...
What coffees do you like?  I've still been working on my Java and most
recently the Bali...  Both are good...
How about you?
  Brett
On Jan 8, 2008 5:03 PM, zane  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

16) From: zane
it was a lame joke about coffee/politics...
obama is half kenyan, a democrat (blue batak), etc...I was trying to use the
coffees to describe the candidate.
anyways.  this mornign was a great kenyan that is unfortunately out of
stock.
and one i can't remember the name of off the top of my head.  I've got some
carmen 1800+ thats resting now though.  can hardly wait for that one.
~happy roasting.
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