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kevinm

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all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« on: October 16, 2011, 07:57:40 PM »

the forum member formerly known as yocephus is now kevinm.
please make all nec. changes to your email blocks and such.
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 08:14:11 PM »

Making cyberspace more transparent one step at a time!
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 09:06:52 PM »

Yes, I am rowdy  ;)
Welcome Kevinm  ;D  Yosephus, you will be missed  :'(
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 07:46:04 PM »

Making cyberspace more transparent one step at a time!

The government is the one that should be transparent.
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 08:50:46 PM »

The government is the one that should be transparent.
I have to agree with that.

Welcome to the forum, Anon (I guess you were a lurker . . .  ;) ). Is that a wooden Toycrafter top?
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 09:47:23 PM »

Sure looks like it!
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 09:53:31 PM »

Making cyberspace more transparent one step at a time!

The government is the one that should be transparent.

Yeah...but, given what Guy Fawkes was fighting for, I don't know that he is the best symbol for those striving for a transparent government. Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy a corrupt government, he was trying to get rid of James I so that the Catholics could regain power in England following the Protestant Revolution (in one way or another the Spanish and the Catholic church had been trying to do that since Henry VIII formed his own religion so he could get rid of Catherine of Aragon for Ann Boleyn). As you may know, The Church was not exactly known for its transparency.

I apologize, for some reason Guy Fawkes gets me all fired up.  >:D
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Re: all my rowdy friends are throwing tops
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 11:21:03 PM »

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Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy a corrupt government
I am not sure the use of the mask has to do much with the historic Fawkes but to the plot of the movie V for Vendetta.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but it seems it is about a revolution in 2020 against a totalitarian government in Britain. On a key scene thousands of people march using Fawkes masks.
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