[Vision2020] The Doug Stambler Experience
janestacarcich at yahoo.com
Wed May 4 06:31:44 PDT 2005
For shame! SHAME on you! I remember him quite well.
When I saw his posts, or anyone elses I don't care
for, I would "click" and he would be gone. *snapping
my fingers* Just like that.
I suggest if you don't like a particular person, you
ignore them, or put their mail on block, if you are
incapable of doing it mentally.
To make fun of someone with a real or what you
perceive to be mental illness is nothing short of
insensitive and rude.
--- Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> Oh, yes. The infamous rantings of Doug Stambler. I
> remember them well,
> I kinda felt sorry for him during the few times he
> wasn't on-line trashing
> his "target" of the day. He was (and assume still
> is) not financially
> wealthy by any stretch of the imagination.
> Remember when he once managed to accumulate enough
> funds to take himself
> back to the east coast (his home of origin, I
> imagine) by bus? He got as
> far as some podunk town in Minnesota. He managed to
> get on-line and onto
> Vision 2020 and provided the V2020 subscribers with
> an update of his
> incomplete travels back east. He explained that his
> funds had run out and
> that if he could manage to collect a few more
> dollars, he would be able to
> complete his voyage home. Some very kind soul wrote
> down Stambler's mailing
> address and mailed him the funds that should have
> taken him to the
> completion of his journey east. Wrong. A few days
> later, who do you think
> showed up in Moscow, Idaho one more time. That's
> right, Mr. Doug Stambler.
> The trip back east apparently did not work out for
> Mr. Stambler. Several
> months later he headed out to California. He
> managed to post a few times
> from the bay area, but that's been quite some time
> Has anybody heard from Mr. Stambler?
> Just curious.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> PS to Joan - I feel you are right about the two
> Vision 2020
> Stambler-wannabes. The names may be different, but
> the smell is
> unmistakably similar.
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the
> intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but
> rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, a drink in the
> other, body thoroughly used
> up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO. What a
> From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com
> [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
> On Behalf Of joanopyr at earthlink.net
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:14 PM
> To: Vision2020 Moscow
> Subject: [Vision2020] The Doug Stambler Experience
> Ladies and Gentlemen of Vision 2020,
> Those of us who have been on this list for a few
> years will remember poor
> Doug Stambler, who was once our resident
> schizophrenic. Mr. Stambler posted
> ten, twenty, or thirty times per day -- incoherent,
> rambling, paranoid
> conspiracy theories. He saw all; he knew all; he
> could predict all. (He
> was also heavy with the libel and the
> capitalization.) There was no
> reasoning with Doug Stambler, and no reasonable
> conversation was possible
> either with him or around him. LIke a drunk on a
> city bus, he spent all day
> every day vomiting on the regular commuters. In
> short, he was hopelessly
> disruptive. Those of us who got the wise idea of
> adding him to our "block
> sender" lists soon found that Mr. Stambler had
> bypassed them by changing his
> email addresses rapidly and at random. The question
> soon arose of what to
> do: should he barred from Vision 2020? And if so,
> by whom?
> In the end, we decided as one (though Mr. Stambler
> was frankly many) to
> ignore him.
> It is now clear that we have not one but two new
> Doug Stamblers on Vision
> 2020. I intend from here on out to ignore them.
> When they change their
> email addresses, I'll simply update my block sender
> list. I will not
> respond to their posts; I will not be provoked. I
> can only recommend that
> my fellow Visionaries do the same. Don't feed a
> stray dog if you want it to
> go away.
> 'Ere long we will again have productive
> conversations on this list. As soon
> as I regain my own equilibrium, I intend to be part
> of them. In the
> meantime, I'll reminisce about the time Crazy
> Charlie barfed into my Aunt
> Colleen's pocketbook on a Capital Area Transit Bus
> in Raleigh, North
> Carolina. Sic transit gloria.
> Joan Opyr/Auntie Establishment
> List services made available by First Step
> serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994.
> mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com
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