French politicians want to tax tablets for not running Windows

Goh Lip g.lip at
Tue Jan 4 13:02:37 UTC 2011

On 01/04/2011 03:43 PM, Samuel Thurston wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Goh Lip<g.lip at>  wrote:
>> I would not disparage their anger or lack of understanding, for they have
>> contributed much and received far less.
> Anger, I don't disparage.  The lack of understanding I still have trouble with.

When you have a job (sometimes 2) to hold, trying to put food on the 
table, kids to send to baseball, groceries/chores to run and watch a 
game or 2 to relax, maybe a cursory look at the newspapers - which are 
parochial, local and skewed, I think we should at least be graceful.

To take a simple example, how many here knows that on the Rachel Corrie 
humanitarian ship, forensic evidence shows a young American named Fulk 
Dogan, 19 was shot dead lying face down on deck, and not resisting or 
attacking the soldiers? Or Rachel Corrie herself, a young American girl 
bulldozed while kneeling down in bright orange vest and they claim they 
did not see her? Would american newspapers dare highlight these 
atrocities done to their citizens where higher vested interests are 
involved? I don't think so. So I am sympathetic to Joe.

People are the same all over, exemplified by Corrie, where decency, 
morals and ethics are concerned. If they knew better, if they truly had 
freedom, if they not manipulated by politicians, if they are not 
shackled by ideologies or made to 'drink kool-aid' by religion.

May the Joes of the world turn into Corries.

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