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Re: Debian conference in the US?

On Sat, 24 May 2003 08:43:12 +1000 (EST), Matthew Palmer <mjp16@ieee.uow.edu.au> said: 

> On Thu, 22 May 2003, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 May 2003 22:39:02 +1000, Russell Coker
>> <russell@coker.com.au> said:
>> > On Thu, 22 May 2003 17:06, Miles Bader wrote:
>> >> You mean the iraq war?  What's the point?  How is avoiding the
>> >> U.S. going to help anything, regardless of how strongly you feel
>> >> about the U.S. governments acts or positions?
>> > When tourism goes down the hotel, entertainment, and airline
>> > industries suffer.  If enough people boycott the US because of
>> > this then it'll keep the American economy down.
>> I see. You all are personally taking action to make it harder for
>> my friends and relatives to find a job, or get decent health care
>> (my ex-boss has been looking for employment for 27 months now, and
>> my step daughter does not have a job with benefits), and you expect
>> me to have sympathy for your views?

> Do you have a better way of encougaging the U.S.A. to take an
> alternate stance?

	Try by not blackmailing us.

> Remember, the rest of the world does *not* owe you and yours a
> living.

	Quite. But if they take delibrate action to hurt _any_
 country, or its economy, they shall have to live with the consequences.

Knowledge without common sense is folly.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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