OT Now: Re: TI Professional Computer

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Tue Jun 13 23:01:54 2000

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Carlos Murillo wrote:

> At 12:03 PM 6/13/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Like my father-in-law (an attorney) has always said, we may live in a
> >rather litigious society here in the U.S., but it's the safest country in
> >the world as a result.
> >
> >Sellam
> Rather untrue by almost any metric of "safe". For starters,
> you are in the country where no one is safe from idiotic lawsuits :-(.
> Second, if you actually believe such a statement, what you are
> showing is that you now believe that it is the courts that
> keep you safe, rather than yourself. I submit to you that
> a country where such a belief is widespread is the most
> unsafe, since people expect others to worry about safety instead
> of taking the responsibility of worrying about safety themselves.
> The only safety in the US arising from its legal system is
> the job safety of lawyers.

Quite true. Job opportunities/security for lawyers is a self fulfilling
prophecy. The simple fact that one exists requires another (or
more) for 'self defense', ad infinitum!

                                                 - don
> Sorry for the VERY OT post, but this one I had to reply to.
> carlos.
Received on Tue Jun 13 2000 - 23:01:54 BST

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