OT: Re: Going OT Re: (no subject)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Feb 18 03:38:00 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Eric Dittman wrote:

> They are more to do with locking down the country so no more terrorist
> attacks can occur. The problem is when the country gets that locked down
> the freedoms we cherish disappear. When we lose all our freedoms, what
> do we have worth keeping?

If we lock down our country and hold everyone suspect, did not The
Terrorists win?

> As for ignoring illegal immigration from Mexico, I find that extremely
> hypocritical. We want to tighten the borders so we are protected from
> terrorism, but we'll leave that huge sieve between Mexico and the US
> completely open?

Who, then, will pick your lettuce? I mean no disrespect whatsoever to
Mexican folks who brave through torrid deserts to make their way to
California so they can spend 8+ hours a day stooped over in the hot
sun picking vegetables so that you can have a salad on your table. I am
quite serious. What white person, in this day and age, would ever take a
job picking lettuce for minimum wage?

These issues are not always as simple as people want to make them.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Tue Feb 18 2003 - 03:38:00 GMT

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