Re: Legislation

From: Geoff Tillman (
Date: Sun Jun 11 2000 - 23:50:28 MDT

Isn't that called 7-11? or is it McDonalds?

--- Spike Jones <> wrote:
> James Rogers wrote:
> > The U.S. has had more than one civil war, but most
> people only remember
> > the Big One. We haven't had a civil war in this
> country in a long time,
> > but there are regional issues in this country that
> are serious enough that
> > they could go critical given the right conditions,
> IMO.
> Has not the interstate highway gone a long way in
> erasing regional
> issues, by mixing people from all over? The
> faceless shell stations
> and minimarts at every freeway exit all look alike
> and are manned
> by pretty much universal Ahpu-like employees.
> What we need is something analogous to the
> interstate highway
> system that covers the world instead of the U.S. or
> failing that,
> some international mercantile of some sort, where
> one can purchase
> any electronics, food, books, international news,
> etc. Then when
> travelling abroad, anywhere, if one should be
> overwelmed with
> the differentness of it all, one should have the
> option of retreating
> to one of these international minimarts, with its
> everywhere-identical
> layout and products, international language and so
> on. Each of
> these would serve as a modular embassy of sorts, to
> always remind
> people, regardless of which country they happen to
> live in, that
> they are citizens of earth.
> How about that? spike

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