French politicians want to tax tablets for not running Windows

Goh Lip g.lip at
Fri Jan 7 05:10:57 UTC 2011

On Fri, 07 Jan 2011 05:14:13 +0800, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at>  

> On 01/04/2011 02:43 AM, 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.
> Yes, liberals use this to make matters even worse. Fortunately, MANY
> here in the US
> understand their tactics.

Fred, I've mentioned before the 'sneakiness' of using labels for your  
'opponents'. To call someone a 'liberal' do you mean they're "free from  
prejudice or bigotry; tolerant" or something else? If someone call you a  
conservative, do you take it as calling you 'something else'? Labelling  
often saves us the trouble of thinking and that's the trouble; people who  
are out to manipulate you will use that "us versus them" tactic to  
prejudge, insinuate and make you angry and not think about the real issues  
and solutions.

Regards - Goh Lip
Are ye not partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
                                          - James 2-4

If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.  
The struggle between 'for and 'against' is the mind's worst disease.

                                           - Sen Ts'an

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