Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 14:16:44 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

>>>Certainly, there are poor. It is also an undeniable fact that
>>>the freest economies in the world have the fewest poor and the
>>>richest poor. There is so much surplus food here that the poor
>>>in America are more likely to suffer from obesity than starvation;
>>>housing and health care are the biggest problems. It's no
>>>accident that food is almost a free market but housing and
>>>health care are heavily regulated.
>>So are you agreeing or denying than even in the free-market
>>(relatively) of food that there are shortfalls suffered by even
>>some American citizens including children?
> You're getting very tiresome and evasive, Samantha. I have /never/
> denied that, I never will, and your continued insinuation that I do
> is annoying, and your insistence that it is somehow the relevant
> point is as well. /Of course/ our system isn't perfect now--only

I am sorry you are annoyed but I have found you evasive on this
point or at least not very direct on it so I needed to ask.

> an idiot would think that. The question is /what direction/ to
> move toward to improve it. I advocate moving toward a /freer/
> market because history has shown that freer countries feed more
> people. You advocate--well, I still don't know what you advocate
> because you haven't said anything meaningful on this thread about
> what /you/ think the solutions are. Until you do--until you can
> show me some evidence that you have a solution /better/ than mine,
> all your whining that my solution isn't perfect is empty rhetoric.

I am not whining and I refuse to continue a discussion where you
will use such tactics as claiming that I am.

- samantha

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