From: Mrs Irish Mike on
We have all seen someone explain their situation only to have Rod
Speed chime in and call him a fukwit are some such nonsense. RS has
dismissed observations and conclusions with short insults. I would
like some background on how someone was able to evolve into such a
know it all who is able to see the problems of the world so easily.

Questions for Rod Speed:

How old are you?

What is your education?

Could you please outline your work history?

How do you support yourelf today?

Have you ever been supported by government funded social programs?

What are your plans for your future?
From: Napoleon on
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:54:42 -0700 (PDT), Mrs Irish Mike
<wilma6116(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Questions for Rod Speed:

Don't waste your time with him. I killfiled him long ago. I have no
clue what he says since I never see his posts. Makes reading this
group more enjoyable.
From: Rod Speed on
Mrs Irish Mike wrote:

> We have all seen someone explain their situation only to have Rod
> Speed chime in and call him a fukwit are some such nonsense. RS has
> dismissed observations and conclusions with short insults. I would
> like some background on how someone was able to evolve into such a
> know it all who is able to see the problems of the world so easily.

> Questions for Rod Speed:

> How old are you?

Older than almost everyone here.

> What is your education?

University level, multiple degrees.

My parents didnt pay a cent towards that.

> Could you please outline your work history?

I worked in computing and scientific research and was very well paid to do that.

> How do you support yourelf today?

I'm retired and live off my investments/savings.

> Have you ever been supported by government funded social programs?

Nope, never ever had a cent from any of those.

Not even between jobs.

> What are your plans for your future?

Keep doing what I have always done.


From: Al on
On Oct 26, 11:54 am, Mrs Irish Mike <wilma6...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> We have all seen someone explain their situation only to have Rod
> Speed chime in and call him a fukwit are some such nonsense. RS has
> dismissed observations and conclusions with short insults. I would
> like some background on how someone was able to evolve into such a
> know it all who is able to see the problems of the world so easily.
>
> Questions for Rod Speed:
>
> How old are you?
>
> What is your education?
>
> Could you please outline your work history?
>
> How do you support yourelf today?
>
> Have you ever been supported by government funded social programs?
>
> What are your plans for your future?

Time for you to grow up.
From: Don Klipstein on
In <slrnhecd2e.15t4.nobody(a)my-286.myhome.westell.com>, Dan Birchall wrote:
>wilma6116(a)gmail.com (Mrs Irish Mike) wrote to Rod Speed:
>> I haven't seen this much of humanity from you in all the years
>> I've skimmed your replies.
>
>As one of the original crew here, I can attest to having seen Rod
>respond entirely politely and intellectually when someone gives
>him reason to.
>
>I wish more people would do that. ;)

I have seen Rod respond politely and reasonably in rare cases other than
being reasonable at first to engage someone that he later turns against as
part of his usual MO of apparently having a hobby of ticking people off,
especially those who work for a living.

He is infamous enough to have a FAQ on him. It appears to me a goodly
decade old, but assuming Rod makes good on his statement to not change,
his emotional maturity has advanced a mere couple years from that which
his FAQ is based on.

Rod's recent statements in this thread don't sound like the Rod in the
Rod Speed FAQ. However, most of what he has posted in the past decade
does.

- Don Klipstein (don(a)misty.com)