Here are a couple reasons why Taylor is not getting my drone paper:
from Taylor ******** to email@example.com
date Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM subject Drones Paper
Hi, I'm a high school debater, and I'm trying to make a pack of evidence against the use of drones. I saw your blog about drones and the paper you wrote for your professor. If it's cool with you, I'd LOVE if you could email me your paper and I'll make sure to cite it correctly as a law student and not as if you had official knowledge or anything that could get you denied admission to the bar. Thanks so much!
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- Taylor, since when do fucking high schools have debates about drones under international law? I call shenanigans.
- You are going to cite me? Taylor, if you are indeed real and a high school debater, you make me worried for the state of your education. You cannot use some random lady blogger's paper as authoritative. You don't know anything about me or my agenda; and I doubt you have a Westlaw account in your high school library to check my sources. Law people are full of shit ALL THE TIME, ESPECIALLY when it comes down to an issue that is so novel and highly charged at the moment. Have you heard of John Yoo? How about Jay Bybee? Now, I happen to think my paper is a slam dunk, but how would you know that to be true? You wouldn't. You would have no way to verify this.
- How the fuck are you going to cite me? As "Gayle Force"? That's like citing Wikipedia. You were going to cite to Wikipedia, weren't you, Taylor? DON'T CITE TO WIKIPEDIA.
- I am not going to give you my real name, either, or where I go to school, and it's inappropriate for you to expect I would, unless you really were going to cite me as "Gayle Force," which, oh dear, see above. There is no reason from your definitely uncompelling email for me to trust you with my personal information. Haven't they taught you anything about internet safety in high school, Taylor? Jesus, do they teach kids anything these days?
- As a former teacher, I can tell you, learning how to do research is an important skill. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, TAYLOR. Emailing a strange internet lady does not count. I would bring shame upon my former profession if I emailed this paper to you, Taylor. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. This is a learning opportunity for you, and god forbid I rob you of that.