French politicians want to tax tablets for not running Windows

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Wed Jan 5 01:13:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 10:44:37AM -0500, Doug Pollard wrote:


> >
> So we are to think that Communism, Socialism and Fascism are only
> labels applied by the right.  On the other hand Capitalism is a man
> eating monster that is the tool of conservatives.  Sorry guys that
> kind of thinking bears the mark of a lack of knowledge and political
> subversion. In the first place Capitalism is not a form of
> Government it is a form of freedom for any who wish to rise above
> the level of employee.

It's neither. It's an economic system.

> We consumers are all free to be
> capitalists and most of us are in a small sense. When you put money
> in the bank or buy a CD you are investing business. Even buying
> insurance is a kind of investment though a lousy one.
>     If you manage to save a little money in a socialist society
> what do you do with it. You can't earn interest because Governments
> do not earn money they only print it.  There is no capitaism to
> place your savings with.  You hide your money under the mattress
> where it earns no interst to cover Government created taxes by
> inflation of money.
>     Here in the US the first three Governemnts are against the law
> of the land. The law being our constitution. 

Are you seriously saying that Communism, Socialism and Fascism are
outlawed in the constitution?


>     What is drinking the cool aid?  Is invoking it it a way of
> making a political  statement without saying anything?

No, it's a way of saying you're swallowing the right wing propaganda

Bob Holtzman
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"If you think you're getting free lunch,
 check the price of the beer"
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