Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> I'm so right I'm wrong, I guess?
> property crime high.... check
> did SAS kill dissidents? ... check (that they aren't killing them ANYMORE
> irrelevant, only because everyone is now playing nice nice. When the next
> dissident group shows up will prove if its a true change)
> Is there an Official Secrets Act? ... check (and how is the FOI Act any
> different? New name the same dog?)
> Do the libel laws enable anyone to keep the media from reporting the truth
> punish them for doing so?... check
> You say the income tax is lower? What are the brackets, the percentages?
> the deductions? What is the cost of living?
> Value added tax? ... check
> additionals: are you saying you don't have the right to refuse to
> the health care system and the social security system?
> > The whys and wherefores of this are sufficient to fill a book, but
> > basically boil down to "first-past-the-post electoral systems with
> > no constitutional safeguards suck". (Or rather, they only provide
> > representative government when there's a relatively homogeneous
> > population. And the UK has been becoming increasingly, radically,
> > diverse since the end of the 1950's.)
> Its still lily white compared to the US.
Just a short note: Michael, wanna come to Yugoslavia?
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