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I am always surprised by the differences between the US and the rest of the first world. Having followed the argument I do not understand where the difference lies. I would probably end up repeating various explanation comments to no avail.

The excellent Glenn Greenwald also does the same things as poemless has done - ended up in a situation where from his perspective - the rest of the first world looks mighty immoral and the rest of us are sputtering - but, you're not seeing this and this and this... to no avail. (Germany's claim to "universal" power over other countries' citizens)

I can understand the frustrations that people have with poemless' lack of comprehension about multi-party leadership conventions - it seems transparently obvious to me. It brings up something that I think is quite important. That is what is this disconnect between the US and the rest of the first world? This disconnect travels all the way through US politics - from right to left. The only place I haven't yet seen it is in the radical left - wait that's not true. I remember an anarchist feeling that the system of checks and balances was superior to other systems. (Wait a second -your an anarchist!)

Something that poemless (and Glenn Greenwald) see as obvious that all their repeating over and over leaves us scratching our heads in frustration. Hell - I was born and lived in the US for 11 years, and I can't figure it out.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 10:51:00 AM EST
Something that poemless (and Glenn Greenwald) see as obvious that all their repeating over and over leaves us scratching our heads in frustration.

I actually feel EXACTLY the same way about the responses to my questions.  It's not that I am unable to understand your system, I just can't fathom why you'd prefer it.  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 11:43:59 AM EST
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:-)

Fair enough!

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 11:45:26 AM EST
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Explaining how it functions does not imply prefering it.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 07:24:36 PM EST
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