Re: Give your partner more pleasure
Shawn McMahon <email@example.com> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 02:43:09PM +0200, Jesús Roncero Franco said:
> >You could also consider moving to a country more "social security"
> >and get all your medicines for free. Indeed, you could also undergo
>You'll pay twice as much in taxes, but your medicine will be "free".
..some (dare I say, many?) people in "those" countries feel it's a good
deal. Some people in less socialistic countries feel their deal is
better. The important thing is that one either appreciate one's
situation or gravitate to where it works the way one wants. (Or make
it work like one wants despite prevailing countertrend where one's at,
or join a group working to change the local consensus)
I wouldn't write off the co-operative ideals behind socialist thinking
just because some implementations have been more or less severely
flawed. (Linux is a less-flawed example of a co-operative ideal.) Just
as I wouldn't write off the dynamic ideals behind capitalism just
because some implementations of it have been severely flawed (robber
barons, for instance; war profiteers; sweatshops)
>Shawn McMahon | Let's set the record straight. There is no argument
>EIV Consulting | over the choice between peace and war, but there is
>UNIX and Linux | only one guaranteed way you can have peace - and you
>http://www.eiv.com | can have it in the next second - surrender. -
And surrender is what the Coalition of the Willing hopes the Iraqi
insurgents will do...(me too, I think they really could prosper if they
beat their swords into plowshares...but then, so could my and Reagan's
homeland profit from a greater concentration on peaceful methods...)
If any of this is controversial or irritating, I retract it (I
surrender - may I have my peace now?) (-:
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