<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>So in essence, it's a government underfunding problem, that's always been there. Not so much symptomatic of the Bush admin, but something the Bush admin has managed to perpetuate as former admins have done so.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Really, I don't think so. There will never be a time that interested parties will say, "goverment funding is splendid and covers all our needs." It is the nature of the beast. I was actually trying to simplify when I said it went back to the Civil War. The soldiers of the American Revolution were petitioning the government until they died for payback. I have records of my relatives trying to get some recompense. (Had a DAR grandmother who tracked all this stuff and I ended up wit all the pension papers.)<br><br>But, the complaints reach a crescendo when things are out of whack. Right now they are out of whack. <br>1) Taxes are cut.<br>2) Spending is out of control.<br>3) We have a very long war burning taxes.<br>4) We have an admin that does not watn to admit to 2 and 3.<br><br>That means crucial services are being cut. I deal with government funded research. They are being cut. The VA is another crucial service being cut. since the administration doesn't want to even admit there are wounded soldiers they are really getting the brown end of the stick.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>(also trying to edit the sig without losing meaning - it was 255 chars (without markup) afterall).<p><hr></blockquote><p> Looks great. Italics is all I needed. Sorry about the shi[i][/i]tstorm the comment started.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
No, I didn't start it. The three of you killed a good thread. Could you start another thread over in the other end of the playground to discuss who did start it next time?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Should we also stand in the corner for 10 minutes? There was no need for rude comments over such a trivial issue. But there are those who just won't be called for it, and there goes the neighborhood.<br><br>The thread may have gotten off-track, but it's only dead if you take that position yourself. It's easy enough to skip the obvious distraction because the pattern is clear after the second post. <br><br>No mia culpas from me this time.<br><br>
I'm sorry the thread got messed up<br><br>My comment was that <br>"using the same tired excuses to justify ones (IN)actions is lame."<br><br>"...it's not all our fault..." "...we're not the only ones..."<br><br><br><br>
actually it was the first time I'd seen a request.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
Oh, OK...<br><br>...and in case you missed it...<br><br>I even thanked you for giving us some indication of where to leave off reading.<br><br>It's an interesting quote...<br>but due to the length of it, one tends to assume that it's just the next paragraph<br>of whatever argument (proposition) that you're putting forward in the discussion.<br><br>Blundering into the same sentence that has no relevance to the text was giving me the <br>same sensation one experiences when stepping down that non-existent "EXTRA STEP" at the <br>bottom of a flight of stairs. Doing so repeatedly was starting to throw my back outta' whack. <br>(...and, subsequently, my nose out-of-joint...)<br><br>Thank you again for altering it.<br><br>
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