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location of the file at the appropriate time.
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email@example.com (mutrax) wrote in message
Am I missing something here, I copy the text into a file called
Rename my original licence then copy the new licence where my original
licence is installed. All I get is errors. Is this a wind-up.
Guys, enough already.
I mean, I enjoy a good laugh.
The first 3-4 posts were sure worth it.
Anybody who is dim enough to go to this group for illegal licenses or tips
on creating and/or obtaining them, had it coming.
But don't you think it's loosing its entertainment value with repetition?
Whell, OH! Well, OH!
Here's my story.
Wife's idea to return to her country for a "little while."
She wants me to complete my Bachlor's, did this spring.
This was 2000.
In the fall of 2001 I was laid off.
Good for the Q.P.A.
I have been looking in this "God-forsaken" dump for more than a year.
My wife in the meantime decides to persue a Master's in Japan.
We see each other for maybe a week about twice a year.
This has draged out for twice the intended length of time.
Her degree is finished next spring.
Oh, by the way, she has out two children with her: ages 5 1/2 for the
boy and almost 4 for the girl.
Add this on.
Our second son will be born:
1.) Between my daughter's and my 40th birthdays.
2.) Not considered an American citizen as our other children (Born in
Now hears the morals:
It's nice to poke fun at the pitiful on your own turf, but only for a
Despite the fact that I recently needed my roof replaced and was
turned down for a loan, I work at a grocery store, doesn't get me to
the breaking point.
So venting is "allowed ;)".
Most people do not have the general knowledge that the average reader
of this group possesses. And are unfortunately stuck in far lowlier
predicaments. I see this every day at work at present. Give thanks
you have what you have.
You know, this is as off-topic as it gets on this NG. Not to mention mostly
untrue. I had to build my life here in the US from nothing, having arrived
here at the age of 30 with $350 in my pocket, reasonably decent English, and
an engineering degree earned in the country that doesn't exist anymore. I've
had a chance (brief enough, happily) to be poor here and to associate with
poor people. Based on what I've seen I am fully convinced that more than 9
out of 10 poor people in the US are poor because of the choices they made in
their lives, not because they've been robbed blind by filthy rich. The
remaining less than 1 is usually in a desperate need of psychiatric
assistance. It feels good to sit on one's arse and complain about somebody
powerful holding one down. It also is a guaranteed way of staying (a very
In fact, a heavy burden carried by all modern civilized countries is a large
group of people who are making a conscious choice to do nothing or as little
as possible and live off the society's charity. Our cavemen ancestors were
smarter about such folks: they either slapped the lazy bums around till they
got back to useful work or threw them out of the tribe. We civilized people,
on the other hand, believe such methods to be inhumane and hope to convince
the worthless parasites to do something useful by more sharing.
The people with intellect and drive to make it are the glue that holds
civilized societies together. Try setting them limits, and you'll be
backsliding into stone age. I am all for the safety net for the poor, but it
needs to be set low enough to give people incentive to work. If you provide
an opportunity to live a modest but decent life without working, there will
be people who will seize it and make a career of it (as it happens in every
country with a welfare-type program), and there will be enough of these
people to strangle even the modern industrial society.
And lastlly, if you 'don't buy' the simple fact that sharing the world's
accumulated wealth will leave everybody poor, you have something wrong with
your math. It's fairly easy to estimate the combined wealth of the richest
1% of the world population. Every super-rich and the vast majority of plain
rich people will fall into this category. In fact, I have a feeling that ALL
rich and a lot of people normally considered well-to-do rather than rich in
the developed countries will fall into this 1%. Now, assuming hypothetically
that you can expropiate everything this 1% owns and turn it into cash
without plunging the world into total chaos, how much will this cash help
the world's poor? I'll be surprised if it'll be enough to feed and clothe
them for more than a couple years. And then what? What new group will you
need to convince to share (most probably under the gunpoint)? Luckily for
everybody it will, indeed, never happen.
<whining, sheeplike, anti-corporate bs snipped>
Alex, thanks for writing that out. I was so very fortunate to grow up as a
middle-class American (aka within the top 5% of the world but don't have any
idea) and if I said the same thing I wouldn't have any credibility. The US
isn't perfect, but it is structured that a motivated individual will have
what they need to be happy IF THEY HAVE THE SELF-WORTH AND FOCUS to make it
happen. There are a million excuses used by the ones who have wasted half a
lifetime without ever applying themselves, and their collective numbers have
distorted the American image.
This American welcomes you. You're as pure-blooded as they come.
As often happens this ng has adopted America as both the centre and boundary
of the universe. Sure there are spongers in every civilised nation. But
that's not what I was referring to, for these people have normally had
opportunities which they have turned down. Can't you see the poverty in
other nations, drained by the 'western' corporate machines to provide this
comfortable middle-class lifestyle of yours? This at the expense of
modern-day slave labour in undeveloped countries, where people are working
ridiculous hours for a pittance so you can have your bagels and espresso
every morning before you get into your air conditioned luxury car to drive
in congested traffic to the metropolis where you camp out all day making
more money for the corporate megalomaniacs. You think that's work? Jeesh,
you are but fortunate to have been born or live where you are, to have had
the benefit of an education. You were lucky to be gifted with sufficient
intellect to survive in the modern world. It's no more than a lucky throw
of the dice at the level of the individual.
So you say we can't share out the wealth? Sure if you're talking cash. In
America everything boils down to cash. But what good is cash to people with
nothing to spend it on? You can't eat dollar bills. Cash is intrinsically
worthless. What about investing these obscene millions in development of
underprivileged countries? Helping to set up an infrastructure so that in
future they can help themselves? You have to teach the man to fish, not feed
him. And you need to give him the tools.
And on a local level, if these intellectuals are so clever why can't they
take their mind off making obscene amounts of money, and devote some of
their attributes to solve the social ills of your cities.
You thought you were poor with $350 in your pocket. You don't know what poor
is. Some people don't earn that in one year. You at that time had lots of
other wealth. You had an education the prospect of a 'wonderful' future
ahead of you. Your hardship was temporary.
Now, I'm not anti-American, for all civilised nations are equally to blame.
I just think it's digusting that one individual has billions of dollars when
a million would be enough to live in comfort for life, and that we could do
more to repay those who we have traditionally downtrodden, instead of
allowing the corporate 'black hole' to suck the life out of the world until
most of it is strangled.
But luckily for 'everyone' (the privileged) it will never happen right?
anti-American, for all civilised nations are equally to blame.
Your utopic griping has shown its fundamental misconception yet again:
that the super-rich have enough money to be blamed for the global
misappropriation of resources. If you run the numbers for how much money
all billionaires in the world total, and distribute those resources in the
most developmental and efficient manner possible, it still wouldn't do
squat. You're picking an easy target.
In other words, instead of having your focus set on the biggest part of
the big picture, you're fixated on the easy target - the ultra-rich. The
ultra rich have little or no bearing on our lives unless you watch the news
and suck up what the ultra-rich liberal media bloodsuckers are feeding you.
Did you ever stop to think about where many of your ideas come from? An
ultra-rich media mogul who is profiting off of your anger. It's a beautiful
Face it, your goal is that all people have adequate resources to live
and be happy. Everyone in the world wants that. Instead of aiming toward
diverting the massive resources of the rich western middle class, you sit
in a chair and type about it irrelevantly in an Internet forum and cast
blame on a handful of people you've never met and already hate. Truly
I'm not saying this because I have an answer. In fact I have serious
concerns whether the earth has enough renewable resources to sustain the
tremendous numbers of people on it today. Worse, I fear the incredible
growth rates and cultures which encourage growth to gain power and
stability. But I'm balanced enough to realize that comp.cad.pro-engineer
has as much to do with it as the handle on my toilet.
It's fun to look under the bridge now and then, but all trolls must be
left behind eventually.
If you can name other country that is more democratic, gives its people more
opportunities, and is more successful economically, by all means let's use
it as a yardstick. It certainly cannot be Britain with its lingering
carryovers of the medieval caste system. It can't be France or Germany, both
governed by socialists and environmental fanatics who are busily destroying
these countries' future. I hope you are not proposing Japan with its
perpetual economic crisis caused by a society that is probably the most
rigid and caste-based among all industrialized nations. When was the last
time a major European country had unemployment rate below double-digit
Little wonder I prefer to use USA as basis for comparison.
If you think that the source of First World's wealth is exploitation of the
Third World, you need to study the history of your own country a bit harder
than you've done so far (from your email address I am assuming you are
British). A basic course in accounting might be of help as well. When all is
tallied up properly you find out that there has never been a colonial empire
on Earth that in long term received more from its colonies than it gave to
them. British Empire is a textbook-perfect example of that. That, by the
way, is why there are no more colonial empires in existence: pure economic
unfeasibility. Everything else - liberation movements, uprisings, etc. - is
just a footnote. Had empire-building been profitable, the Earth would have
long been united, most probably - under the British Crown.
Too bad your righteous indignation is blinding you to the obvious fact: the
much-despised mega-corporations have done more to increase the standards of
living in the 'exploited' countries than all the humanitarian aid combined.
In less than 50 years the first tier of 'exploited' and 'downtrodden'
(Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore) rose to a point where they are much closer
to the First World than the Third and getting closer every year. Nobody in
their right mind can call these countries 'exploited' anymore. And all
because the despicable mega-corporations in their rush to make a quick buck
out of these countries started competing between themselves for the
better-skilled, harder-working workforce and in the process pushed the cost
of labor in these countries to the point ahere these countries themselves
are now exporting lower-skilled, lower-paying jobs. The next tier of
'exploited': Malaysia, Indonesia, etc., is moving fairly fast in the same
direction. I am now 41. Before I retire I expect to see the
mega-corporations exhaust quick-buck opportunities in the Far East and turn
their attention to Africa (which is in such a big economic toilet right now
precisely because it is NOT being 'exploited' enough by the
If 50 years from Middle Ages to modern industrialized lifestyle sounds like
too long to you, remember the history of Europe. It took the European
countries at least 300 years to get where they are now from conditions
pretty much equal to what you now can find in the Third World.
So once again, you have it entirely wrong. The western societies and their
mega-corporations are not the lead weight on the Third World's neck; they
are a locomotive that is pulling the Third World into modern civilization at
about 6 times the rate of speed the western societies themselves managed not
too long ago without the benefit of such 'exploitation'.
The only faster way would be to embark on a nation-building project that
will dwarf the current US undertaking in Iraq. I wonder what the European
reaction would be if somebody proposed that all First World nations make an
announcement like this: From this day we will not tolerate any oppression of
civil liberties, genocide, corruption, etc. in the Third World. To this end,
we are taking over. We'll drag you to civilization whether you like it or
And have no doubt: taking over is the only way you can do it fast.
Otherwise, all your help will be wasted, or, more likely, stolen by the
I just love those preconceptions people have about America without really
knowing anything about this country. Give these dollars in development to
whom? The local governments? I have a better idea: let's collect this money
and burn it. Or build something really expensive with it (in one of the
Western countries, where there is a good chance at least most of the money
and materials won't be stolen) and dedicate the building as a monument to
stupidity. Again: there is NOBODY there who you can give money or resources
to: the ones that have power will steal it outright, and the decent ones
have no power and thus will have the money and resources stolen from them in
no time. There are, again, just two ways: a) allow mega-corporations to
continue their 'exploitation' (they are powerful enough to protect their
resources from the local thiefs), or b) take over.
Because not all social ills can be cured with money? Now you are talking
like one of your imaginary Americans: let's throw enough cash at the
problem, and it will go away. Unfortunately, money can't buy everything. Too
bad some Europeans don't seem to realize that.
Oh, yes, I know what 'poor' is. And I was the one that made my hardship
temporary. By the way, I am willing to make a bet: drop me off in any
American city with just clothes on my back and not a penny, and within a
month I will have a regular source of income and a place to live. That's the
beauty of this country: you mostly get what you want. You just have to want
Actually, the fact that this redistribution will never happen is more your
luck than any rich person's. Most self-made people are survivors by nature;
they will find a way to carve out a relatively comfortable living out of
pretty much any system. It is regular people like you and me that usually
get steamrollered by all these beautiful social engineering projects.
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