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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: got a puzzle

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:27:49 -0400
On Monday 11 June 2018 09:09:30 William Morder wrote:

> On Monday 11 June 2018 04:16:39 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Monday 11 June 2018 04:54:57 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > This directly leads to the question: are polititians realy humans
> > > or are in realty some kind of highly evolved parasite?
> >
> > I tend to think of most of them as parasites.  They con us into
> > electing them, then fatten up at the public trough, and usually
> > stuff their pockets with lifetime pensions before we vote them out.
> > By that performance, I'd call them a parasite. Most have never done
> > a good days work in their lives. I can think of one or 2 exceptions,
> > but that gets into personalities and is a heck of a good way to
> > start a fight. This list is contentious enough w/o that.
> I believe that we all know what's really going on, 'nuff sed. We just
> differ on interpretation, and on how to solve what's wrong. This world
> is a lot weirder than the one that I grew up in, that's for sure.
That I can agree on with quite a few + votes. But then I was born in '34, 
and I can still call up the vision of my grandfather crying as he turned 
off the battery powered radio after listening to the 6 o-clock news the 
evening of Dec 7th 1941. Born in 1898 He'd lived thru one world war, and 
he knew this was day 1 of another, and many would die. Sitting down at 
the dinner table a few minutes later, it took him at least 5 minutes to 
say grace as he prayed for all those who would give the ultimate gift to 
our country.

> Free software is a good way to go. I don't know if it really can make
> the world a better place, but at least it seems inherently less
> harmful. And if nothing else, it's a good diversion, and can open up
> new opportunities for our pursuits and research and other work.
> So even if I might not agree with everything everybody says on the
> mailing list, I still need to pick your brains. And mostly we're all
> just trying to help one another.

> I think we can all agree on some kind of amorphous THAT. That's why
> we're here, not politics or religion or anything dogmatic. None of us
> wants to mess up a good thing.
> Bill

Well said, Bill.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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