[conspire] Book Burning continues thanks to the Feds

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Mar 24 20:51:29 PDT 2011

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 08:45:11PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Er, maybe I shouldn't hang the proverbial lampshade on it, but I now
> find myself impelled to apologise for being inadvertently rude.  (Mom
> always says:  'A gentleman is never rude accidentally.')
> I wrote:
> > I hesitate to suggest promoting 'free culture' licensing ideas to the
> > dossim, as they're probably way ahead of me on that.  (You tell me.
> > I'm just the blond gentile agnostic guy with the Lutheran ancestors. ;->  )
> _As_ that blond gentile agnostic guy with the Lutheran ancestors, I
> suppose I could claim cluelessness, but honesty impels me to admit I
> knew in the back of my mind that 'dossim' is pejorative slang 
> (Yiddish-accented Hebrew for 'religious'), but forgot.[1]  Sorry.
> I should have said (or meant to say) 'Haredim'.

Well I'm tosing in the towel at this point.

> [1] Whereas, 'DOS sim' is something wholly different.  For the perplexed:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism 
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