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                                        ...Jim Thompson
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Re: OT: Here's the answer...
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:32:02 AM UTC+2, Jim Thompson wrote:
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When Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense" what he had to say made sense.

More recent users of the phrase have been less convincing.

Sadly, America defines it's elite in terms of the advantages they've had from their parents, and that elite seems primarily busy making sure that it's kids will have the same advantages.

Wealth in the US is more heritable than height, and intergenerational social mobility is a lot lower than in Scandinavia and Germany.

America might have been "great" once - in that life there didn't suck as badly as it did in other countries - but it's not great now.

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Bill Sloman, Sydney

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On Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:03:17 -0000 (UTC), John Doe

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Slowman is a chronic dirt bag.  Maybe we can convince someone in his
neighborhood to put him out of his misery ?>:-}

(John Doe, your message quoting method sucks ;-)
        
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On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:43:52 AM UTC-4, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Sometimes top posting works better than bottom posting.  Sometimes it doesn't.

But anyone with a bit of intelligence should be able  to cope with both methods.

                                                Dan

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On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:43:52 PM UTC+2, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Jim Thompson has quite a few silly ideas, all based on his imperfect greasp
 of reality.

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isery ?>:-}

Probably not. The number of psychopathic gun nuts in my suburb of Sydney is
 remarkably low. We used to lose a few people to aggressive drunks, who kno
cked people down with sucker punches so that they banged their heads on the
 kerb hard enough inflict brain damage, but the regulations on places that  
sell alcohol got tightened up - not much but enough to move the violent dru
nks elsewhere - and that pretty much went away.  
  
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His logic isn't great either, but Jim wouldn't be aware of that.

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Bill Sloman, Sydney

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