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Re: Debian conference in the US?

On Sun, 25 May 2003, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> >> > 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.

Wish to elaborate on that one a little?  I'm finding it hard to work out how
"not blackmailing" you is going to encourage the U.S.A. to rethink it's

> > 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.

Boycott us back.  Considering the US government screws .au at every
opportunity, I doubt we'd even notice.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer, Geek In Residence

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