Re: Justice's Return (Was: Re: The End of Privacy ?)

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 12:24:00 +0000

At 03:34 PM 7/5/98 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:

>Yes, we have a saying here: A Republican is merely a Democrat who has been
>mugged. Come back and say that after you have been vicitmized thus.

Dwayne's chances of meeting this fate are far higher, apparently, in the land of the free, than in tyrannised Australia. Luckily we don't have to put the cork back in the hand-gun bottle; it was never released. I don't think there's any easy answer to the firearms problem in the USA, at this point (other than a neat nano bug that eats gunpowder, say).

>I seem to recall that Autralia has a higher level of domestic violence
>than the US does....

Hard to test. Who keeps the statistics? What are the parameters? I can't say I've seen much evidence of widespread spouse-battering (but I gather it's a working class/workless class remedy in many countries).

>While this might be true in a country where the national sport is to get
>and beat your wife, it is not so here...

Calm down, Michael. This doesn't help.

Damien Broderick