Re: Weasels vs. transparancy / traffic cameras

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 19:06:19 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

>Depends. Property crime rates 5 times higher than the US? No right to
>privacy on email? Political dissidents (irish) getting assassinated by
>government SAS units? No free press (Official Secrets Act and various
>libel laws)? What are the tax rates now over there? What are the value
>added tax rates? Any country that taxes you on the number of closets you
>have and the number of televisions you have is NOT a free country.

To hear you tell it, though, there is not a free country on the face of the
globe, and there never has been. Seems your criteria for what constitutes a
"free" country is unsurmountably high.


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