Whatever happened to BIFFY?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
As far as I'm concerned, BIFFY served a real purpose, because as long as it was up, this forum saw a lot less of CPR and a couple of his worshipful followers than was the case after it folded.
Did they get so bad that even Paul Davis couldn't stand them anymore?
-- Peter Errington (email@example.com), September 23, 2000
Site was closed when its useful life was over.
There are copies of everything there and some have been sent to Academia for studies on the Y2k Temporary (some permanent) HYSTERIA by people who scared themselves to death.
Keep posting. I'm collecting material on everyone trying to "revise History" about the Doom Squads.
-- cpr (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 2000.
Keep posting Charlie. We're collecting material too.
-- (Doomzie@Doom.Squad), September 23, 2000.
"Site was closed when its useful life was over."
GN is reportedly still alive and well and publishing his newsletter. How can one think that Biffy's useful file is over?
Maybe someone could ressurect it or create another one like it.
-- Hacker2 (email@example.com), September 23, 2000.
Sorry for the dyslexia. make that "useful life"!
-- H2 (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 2000.
Doc Paulie closed Debunkers because it had outlived its purpose. Paul Davis closed Biffy because it had outlived its useful life. cpr easily accounted for 80% of the posts on both of those fora. The content and style of cpr's posts on this forum are identical to his posts on the other two fora which are now "closed because they've outlived their usefulness/purpose." No point really...except the cpr Doesn't Get It that his zealot's mission has outlived its useful purpose.
By the way, HP/Kamco = formerly John Hancock Properties now Korean Asset Management Company. Korean Asset Management Company has aggressively acquired American property and industry. Both Paul Davis (in a different division) and cpr work for Korea. Personally, I wouldn't do it. How about the rest of you? Could you, would you work for foreign masters trying to buy America? Oops...I guess cpr doesn't actually work, does he? What a slacker.
-- (Doomzie Misleader@FUD.Farm), September 23, 2000.
As I see this, CPR was correct (ie, right) about Y2k, and that rankles those of the "less than correct in assessment" crowd.
They (You) still smart from the stinging truth revealed to those you had so earnestly warned, those with whom you shared hopes for disaster ("then we'll shoot them when they come for our food," et al), those with whom you argued (and threatened to cook and consume, in at least one instance), and the entire civilised world as the year 2000 began. I don't know how that feels, so I will not presume to offer any advice - at least not now (though CPR, myself, and others tried to warn you prior to your embarassing escapades...to little avail), and so now, I suppose, we must contend with yet more blithering about how you hate to be reminded about how wrong you were...
In the hopes that it will do some good this time, I offer this advice: Get it right next time.
-- Andy Ray (email@example.com), September 24, 2000.
To Andy Ray:
When I spoke of a couple of CPR's worshipful followers, I had you specifically in mind, along with Louis.
The views you ascribe to me are the opposite of the views I actually hold or ever have held. Over and over I have stressed that my concern was that our bubble economy would be pricked and that we would have a severe recession Fearing a recession is not the same as fearing TEOTWAWKI, and apparently you don't realize this. People such as I did not stock up on dried foodstuffs, but rather got out of debt. And I could go on and on.
I never have had a real high opinion of you. I thought you gave whiney little fucks a bad name. But I hadn't realized you were stupid enough to write what you have just written.
-- Peter Errington (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 2000.
ErringBOY: What CHEESE or pasta with your usual Empty WHINE?? OR ARE YOU FINALLY GOING TO "SEE" SOMEBODY ABOUT YOUR PRE-DISPOSITIONS TO "PESSIMISM" THAT ............LEAD YOU DOWN THE WRONG PATH TIME AFTER TIME???
Live with this: YARDENI (of Deutsche Bank, Morgan Grenville) was ***WRONG** ABOUT Y2k economic impacts.
THE ECONOMY HAS FAR MORE SPRING AND BOUNCE TO IT THAN THE FOOLISH PREDICTIONS OF ********NARROW MINDED CONSTIPATED THINKERS LIKE YOU***.
YOU .......YES YOU........CLAIMED EXPERTISE IN OFF SHORE MATTERS AND FOR Y2K "NOTHING HAPPENED". ZIP......NADA.
-- cpr (email@example.com), September 25, 2000.
REPLACE "OIL" WITH "Y2K" AND TRY TO LEARN ABOUT THE REAL WORLD, erringBoy.
-- cpr (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 25, 2000.
Now I feel really terrible. Think I'll go eat some worms.
However, let me remark on one thing. The point about the economy having more spring and bounce, that's a Flint point, not one of your points. And let me say this about that:
I know Flint. And I know you. And you're no Flint.
(Flint, you owe me big time!)
-- Peter Errington (email@example.com), September 25, 2000.
It has been said (and once again proven) that those with no substantive arguments will resort to sandbox tactics and name- calling.
Again, I believe to be thought an idiot (I will not stoop to your vulgarity) by a someone with no more respectability than yourself is a compliment.
When I wrote "Get it right next time," I had you in mind. ;)
PS - You're no Flint, either.
-- Andy Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2000.