Is "Black Unicorn" a lawyer, or just a nym used by a lawyer?
attila at primenet.com
Fri Sep 27 00:53:29 PDT 1996
In <199609270017.RAA18940 at dfw-ix7.ix.netcom.com>, on 09/26/96
at 05:17 PM, Bill Stewart <stewarts at ix.netcom.com> said:
= .Tim May said, in a discussion on another topic
= . While BU is a lawyer, and I am not, I maintain
= . [........]
= .Is it correct to say that "Black Unicorn is a lawyer", or only that
= .the nym "Black Unicorn" is used by a person who's a lawyer under
= .another name? "Black Unicorn" at least doesn't appear to be a
= ._practicing lawyer_, though maybe [name used for legal work by
= .person who also uses nym "Black Unicorn"] is a practicing lawyer.
= .Tim's signature file no longer asserts that he's a Licensed
= .Ontologist, but this seems to be the kind of question you'd ask a
= .L.O. if you knew one.
we've gone around more than once on this topic in the past few
years. tim either knows exactly who NU is, or has it narrowed to
a very short list. Someone else actually met BU maybe a year ago.
there are other indications.
BU claims association with a given location of which I am
_very_ familiar. the crest belongs to a specific lineage, of
which I have a direct connection to about 300 years ago.
BU has a past "life," I have a past "life," and the two are
related --but you will not "hear" the "truth," calling it
BU is a lawyer. and he has done a _great_ deal more with his
degree than I, who refused to practice in the U.S. Is BU currently
a practicing lawyer? does it matter?
BU is extremely well researched, and current. I suspect BU
deals primarily with accounting, funding, and assets management,
the details of which are irrelevant. If I needed a solid opinion,
backed by existing law cites, and conflicting decisions, I would
trust BU --and, I am plenty fiesty, need I say more?
I do not have a "need to know" BU's "real name" any more
than BU or anyone else needs to know mine. I think we could
find each others with a few phone calls were it to be necessary,
or one party asked....
Reality is what you make of it... and, if curiosity says the
cat wishes to give up one life, ask tcm; I think he knows both
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