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Old 12-26-2006, 07:27 AM   #51
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Default Jesus turned water into wine.

>Jesus didn't drink wine, silly. He drank grape

>juice. The Bible's mistranslated.



Yeah sure. So everybody in the party drank grape juice. Then they wondered why the best grape juice is served last, as it is customary to serve best grape juice first. Come on, nobody had parties with grape juice. Didn´t have then and don´t have now (now when we actually have technology to store grape juice).



The habits of people in that time were pre-christian by default. How could have they followed a wine banning moral code that was invented in America some 2000 years later?



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Old 12-26-2006, 08:22 AM   #52
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The problem with military spending is that military does not protect against anything. Apart from a threat caused by another military, which threat we in Europe don´t luckily have (BTW neither does the US). Could or would any of the muslim countries muster large enough military strike force to seriously attack Europe? Russia? Kazakhstan? Didn´t think so either.



The real threats that we have i.e. terrorists, birdflu, Y2K (oops that went already), global warming, China stealing our manufacturing jobs, Italy´s economic meltdown, hot prosititutes from Balkan countries, young generation not getting married, polonium contaminated vodka martinis – military does not help against any of these. So why to spend on something that is useless.



Pure socialism is dead. But certain "socialism" mixed with market economy makes a pretty competitive mixture.



http://www.weforum.org/en/fp/gcr_200...ghts/index.htm



While (as you rightly noted) the social support has a lazying effect on people and organizations, it balances out in other matters. For example it is more efficient in harnessing the human resources. Teachers are relatively well paid and thus they are of very good quality. Everybody goes to school, everybody is encouraged to go to university (which is practically charge free) and the most talented go to best scools based on merit only. Pure meritocracy. Dad´s money does not help.



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Old 12-27-2006, 08:46 AM   #53
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Default Re: Jesus turned water into wine.

Don't look at me, man. I don't buy into it. I'm just rehashing what they try to sell to me when they come bother me while im shoveling snow!
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I used to really care about the children, but then there was that nasty court case...
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #55
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Default Re: Proposed Salt Lake City Helmet Law Not Just For Bicyclists?

Well, I'll have to disagree that defense does not solve anything. Much of our anti-terrorism and intel methods and technology have sprung from the defense sector. There is also a not-so-indirect effect on the development of civilian technology, the Internet and aerospace being just two prime examples in a myriad.



And the fact that there is no current threat from any world military power does not mean defense is obsolete. Remember that WW I was supposed to be the war to end all wars. It's always a safe bet that another threat will emerge eventually. When it does, will Europe be in the same sad shape as it was in the years leading up to WWII (as was the U.S., too).



As far as Europe developing a pure meritocracy, I'll have to disagree again. From what I've seen, there is just as much corruption, if not more, and class preference as anywhere.



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