... This is where I loose my temper. A leftie/greenie friend recently travelled one of the poorest countries in the world, Congo, GDP in the couple ofMessage 1 of 199 , Mar 1View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "roy_langston" <roy_langston@...> wrote:
> > Anyway, I've lived homeless in treehouses as a hippie in the rainforest or with little cash, outThis is where I loose my temper. A leftie/greenie friend recently travelled one of the poorest countries in the world, Congo, GDP in the couple of hundreds. War-torn, corrupt government, checkpoints everywhere, little possibility of bringing anything to the market. He felt bad they didn't have health-care, welfare etc., but he did remarked how free they seemed, they could pick vegetables down from the trees, and build their houses in a day collectively! I've not wanted to punch a person in the face as much, at least not this side of the new year.
> > of an old car, eating from wild fruit trees, showering or swimming in public amenities and
> > spending my days pottering in libraries & museums, playing the pipes with chicks down at the creek
> > ... no probs ... better than being a barrister
> So, because you chose that lifestyle and found it congenial, no one who has been forced into it against their will has any legitimate grievance?
... Right. Both almost surely true. ... And the truths find there way in there too! WMessage 199 of 199 , Mar 5View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "roy_langston" <roy_langston@...> wrote:
>Right. Both almost surely true.
> --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "walto" <calhorn@> wrote:
> > --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "roy_langston" <roy_langston@> wrote:
> > >
> > > So you are saying that the existence of the Flat Earth Society DOES make the spheroidal shape of the earth disputable?
> > My degree of confidence is roughly the same as that in my above judgment regarding your personality. Put it this way: is it possible I'm wrong about either the shape of the earth or your arrogance? Sure, I could be wrong about pretty much every proposition that seems obvious to me--that is the nature of human fallibility. But it's really, really doubtful in both cases.
> So you claim the earth's spheroidal shape is not only disputable, but about as disputable as your opinion of my personality?
> "A sick man dreams nothing so dreadful that some philosopher isn't saying it." -- Marcus Terentius VarroAnd the truths find there way in there too!
> -- Roy Langston