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CHAT: race matters, etc.(wasRe: OT Academia (was Re: Dr. Gunn)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 18:17
In a message dated 07/10/2002 01.01.54 AM, Wes Parish wryly writes:

>Of course, I would be delighted if you could explain to your fellow Americans >why we need genetically modified organisms in the environment, and why >genuinely white-skinned men with purple stripes and orange polka dots are >an urgent necessity. <;^)
Hmmm, how about that the human gene pool is getting rather banal and boring ;) and that variety is the spice of life *mad-scientist-gigglefit* BTW though I am a naturalized American citizen - of which I, being a minor under the age of consent ;) _automatically_ became when my parents became citizens in 1976, I prefer to be identified as: BBC - British Born Chinese [to me, IMHO, being called an ABC is a mistake bordering on rather grievious insult - better to be mistaken for a FOB - Fresh Off the Boat ... or even a WOG - Wiley Oriental Gentleperson], SinoBritish/SinoEnglish, Sinogen... My father believes I still have rights to British citizenship because of being born in London, England before the Commonwealth laws about "dual citizenships" were conveniently altered to placate the American government. If that is the case, I need to apply for my British passport. Anybody know otherwise? Any advice in this regard from the Commonwealth Conlangers? _At times_, my father regrets becoming an American citizen and insists that I keep "several options open at all times" and - if necessary - prepared to commit to a personal "Scorched Earth Policy"... ever-ready* to pull a fast geographic move... * the Chinese character for Zhang/Chang has connotations of "ever-ready" Hanuman Zhang -------------- --- -- -- - - - - - - - - - - "There is no total revolution, there is only _perpetual_ Revolution, real life, like love, dazzling at every moment." --- Paul Eluard "Beauty shall be convulsive or it will not be...Convulsive beauty shall be erotic-veiled, explosive-fixed, magical-circumstantial, or not be." --- André Breton :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=: THE HACKER ETHIC: Access to computers--and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works--should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative! All information should be free. Mistrust Authority--Promote Decentralization. Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position. You can create art and beauty on a computer. Computers can change your life for the better. --from HACKERS by Steven Levy


John Cowan <jcowan@...>dual nationality (was: race matters, etc.)