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Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value

From: Jim Richardson
Subject: Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 23:04:19 -0800
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On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 21:44:32 +0100,
 Sandman <> wrote:
> In article <871383-cvb.ln1@fimbul.myth>, Jim Richardson <> 
> wrote:
>>>>>> Beside that, many Europeans seem to practice a blunt, abrupt style
>>>>>> of speech.
>>>>> Very true, and on the whole it's a good thing I think.
>>>> It might also party explain why there's been several thousands of
>>>> years of European wars.  ;-)
>>> Which is fun when it's coming from a guy whose nation is just over
>>> 500 years old, and was discovered, and populated, by Europeans.
>> Populated *after* said europeans wiped out some 90% of the existing
>> population, who somehow, despite being here for some 30,000 years,
>> hadn't "discovered" the place yet...
> If you say so. They lived there though. Or are you trying to claim
> that europeans are evil to slaughter the natives, and somehow their
> bloods is not on the hands of americans of today - but rather on
> europeans today?

I find it amusing to hear of europeans "discovering" a couple of
continents with millions of inhabitants. 

As for the rest, I made no claims re: "evilness" of euros or americans. 

>> > Heck, my home town is three times older than the entire united states.
>> > The only reason one could claim there was more wars in Europe is
>> > because it's been civilized, and thus has had a recorded history, for
>> > such a long time, as opposed to USA. :)
>> well, going from recent historical trends (the last 250-300 years) it's
>> about time for another euro dustup, probably the germans invading
>> someone. 
> You're making as much sense as always, Jim.

On the plus side, you didn't rewrite my post. Glad to see that. 

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Jim Richardson
A ruler must learn to be other than good. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince.

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